10 Sumptuous NYC Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Ideas

10 Sumptuous NYC Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Ideas

Enjoy great steak at the newly opened Benjamin Prime (Courtesy Benjamin Prime)

Valentine’s Day is next week! Make your reservations now for your Valentine’s Day dinner date. (Please note that beverage, tax and gratuity are often not included in the prices listed, unless otherwise stated.)

Benjamin Prime (Midtown East): Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the newly opened Benjamin Prime! Enjoy a champagne toast and your choice of appetizer, entrée, side and dessert from a generous menu that includes Blue Point oysters, NY strip loin, filet of Chilean sea bass, prime roasted potatoes, flourless chocolate cake with fresh mint ice cream and more. The cost is $99 per person. Make your reservation here. 

The Eddy (East Village): Enjoy a six-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day featuring delicious dishes like uni, tea-cured Hamachi, Tasmanian sea trout, Parisian Gnocchi, slow roasted lobster or grass fed ribeye, as well as a dessert of either chocolate cake (with coriander ice cream and blood orange consommé) or smoked vanilla panna cotta (with fried apples, maple and rosemary). Those wanting to celebrate V-Day before Tuesday can enjoy a five-course tasting menu ($95 per person) inspired by the Valentine’s menu from 2/10-2/13. Make your reservation here.

Nerai (Midtown East): This chic restaurant with haute Greek cuisine invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with its six-course prix fixe ($145 per guest with an optional $65 wine pairing). Enjoy Kumamoto oysters, candy beets and feta tarte, seared scallop strapatsada, butter poached lobster, choice of halibut or grilled lamb loin, as well as sokolatina (chocolate mousse, almond cake and raspberry coulis). Make your reservation here.

Blu on Park (Upper East Side): This modern steakhouse and seafood establishment is offering a special three-course prix fixe meal on Valentine’s Day for just $95 per person. Appetizer choices include lobster cappuccino, tuna tartare salad or roasted beet salad. Entrée options offered are “land & sea” (a petit filet and lobster tail), red snapper puttanesca, Murray’s chicken and lamb shank. For dessert, choose betweenpanna cotta with raspberry gelée and molten lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream. All meals include a complimentary champagne toast. Make your reservation here. 

Caviar Russe (Midtown East): Caviar Russe’s special Valentine’s Day menu offers upscale dishes—perfect for a romantic date with the one you love. Dine on Caspian Gold Osetra (25 grams per person caviar service), egg ravioli with black truffle, potato and sevruga caviar, as well as lobster, filet of beef and a chocolate crèmeux with hazelnut, strawberry and tarragon. The cost is $495 per person. Make your reservation here.

Junoon (Flatiron District): This six-time Michelin-starred contemporary Indian restaurant is offering a five-course menu ($115 per person) containing ingredients known to be aphrodisiacs, meant to excite the body and mind. There are vegetarian options available, as well as supplemental wine or cocktail pairings per course (wine pairings are $75 and the cocktail pairings are $55). Make your reservation here.

Maxwell’s Chophouse (Flatiron District): This contemporary steakhouse with geometric chandeliers and is offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu created by Executive Chef Stratos Georgedaki. Appetizer options include mixed greens or oysters (either three baked or three passion fruit mignonette oysters). For entrées, choose between spinach and ricotta gnudi with truffles or surf & turf with a choice of side—green beans almondine or a mix of cottage fries and onion rings. Enjoy chocolate cake with passion fruit and raspberry mousses with white chocolate ganache. The cost is $98 per person. Make your reservation here.

Natsumi Tapas (Kips Bay): Serving innovative modern Japansese cuisine, Natsumi Tapas is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a $38 prix fixe menu that includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, choice of one cocktail, beer, wine or sake, your choice of two items from the special Sushi Bar and Kitchen menus, as well as a dessert. Sushi Bar options include super white tuna tataki, seafood ceviche and more, while the Kitchen menu features grilled beef short ribs, tofu ravioli and green tea gnocchi. Make your reservation here.

Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room (Midtown West): This sky-high restaurant with a view is on the 65th floor of the iconic Rockefeller Center. Tuck in to a four-course prix fixe dinner for two ($120) with dishes available as à la carte specials. The first course is a grilled fig salad, followed by artichoke risotto, dry aged New York strip and diver scallops for two, as well as a dessert called “Cloud 9”—chocolate sponge cake with raspberry compote on a cloud of cotton candy. Make your reservation here.

Tribeca Grill (Tribeca): Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Robert De Niro and Drew Nieporent’s romantic downtown landmark. Indulge in a sumptuous three-course dinner (for $79-$99, depending on your entrée choice) featuring ‘beau soleil’ oysters, rack of lamb and pan seared diver scallops and then end your evening with signature sweets like the caramelized banana tart and bittersweet chocolate lovers’ torte. For wine lovers, the menu will be highlighting small grower champagnes from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning list. Make your reservation here.


Tribeca Grill is the perfect spot to have a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. (©Evan Sung)



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