Your Personal Concierge
Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day
Although plenty of eateries will be open on Valentine’s Day, how do you make sure you pick the perfect place? Easy, ask an expert. Isabelle Hogan, Chef Concierge at The Mark, shares her top four picks for romantic restaurants that are sure to make date night great. On the Upper East Side, French eatery Daniel—named after celebrated owner, Chef Daniel Boulud—is a prized possession of the New York City culinary scene. “The service is top-notch and discreet,” Hogan says. “The room is classy and quite a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day and have a romantic and unforgettable dinner.” The restaurant will have several Valentine’s Day specials Feb. 14 and 15. Also on the Upper East Side, Hogan says Caravaggio is one of her favorite local Italian restaurants, with “beautiful setting, wonderful personalized service, as well as a quiet atmosphere.” The restaurant will serve a special menu on Valentine’s Day. In Midtown’s Time Warner Center, French restaurant Per Se rests on the fourth floor of the glass-enclosed skyscraper—offering breathtaking views of the southwest corner of Central Park. “They have an extended tasting menu that is amazing,” Hogan says. “The room is spectacular as well as the service.” Guests may enjoy the restaurant’s nine-course menu on Valentine’s Day. On E. 82nd St., Hogan describes Kings’ Carriage House as a “hidden treasure” nestled in a romantic duplex, reminiscent of a European manor house. “The prix fixe-only New American menu is also top-drawer, with gracious service,” she says. The restaurant will serve a five-course menu on Valentine’s Day.