Food News | Tables For Two

Valentine’s Day is upon us! For all of you celebrating with a special someone, we have a round-up of the best restaurants serving up the romance throughout the meal. From shareable Spanish tapas to fine-dining French cuisine, here are the best options for Valentine’s Day dinner that New York City has to offer.

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1. Leuca

111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn

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For southern Italian dining by award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini, come visit Leuca in the William Vale.

Valentine’s Day: 5 course, $125 per guest, additional $65 for wine pairing

2. Dell’anima

38 8th Avenue between Jane and West Twelfth Streets

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Visit this tiny Italian restaurant with an upscale crowd and prime seating at the chef’s counter

Valentine’s Day: À la carte

3. The Pool

99 East 52nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

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This reimagined room stands in the landmark setting of the former Four Seasons and specializes in tasty seafood.

Valentine’s Day: À la carte

4. Scarpetta

88 Madison Avenue between East 28th and 29th Streets

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Patrons enjoy handmade pastas and a sophisticated Italian menu at this upscale locale, plus a cool vibe!

Valentine’s Day: Optional tasting menu for 2 and wine pairing suggestions from the master sommelier.

5. Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street between North Moore and Franklin Streets

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This TriBeCa hotspot showcases rustic Italian cuisine and a lively atmosphere.

Valentine’s Day: 3-course prix-fixe menu, $110, plus optional wine pairing for $85

6. Gotham Bar and Grill

12 East 12th Street between Fifth Avenue and University Place

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This West Village fixture serves standout New American plates in a stylish yet relaxed setting. Insider tip: order the house-made bonbons made with Taittinger Champagne!

Valentine’s Day: $175 for a 4-course dinner

7. St Tropez Wine Bar

304 West 4th Street between West 12th and Bank Streets

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For the best in oysters, wine and Provencal cooking in a setting with warm woods, large windows and an open kitchen, stop in at St Tropez Wine Bar!

Valentine’s Day: $49 for a 3-course dinner, mini bottle of Imperial Champagne with each meal!

8. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

85 10th Avenue between West 15th and 16th Streets

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L’Atelier offers French dishes and tasting menus (including vegetarian options) from acclaimed chef Joél Robuchon.

Valentine’s Day: $275 for a 4-course dinner

9. Zuma

261 Madison Avenue between East 38th and 39th Streets

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This trendy, high-end Japanese restaurant offers an izakaya-inspired menu, with sushi standouts and robata grilled fare! We recommend the wagyu tartar with saikyo miso brioche and black winter truffle.

Valentine’s Day: Omakases for $115, $145, $225.

10. Ai Fiori 

400 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, between West 36th and 37th Streets

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Visit Ai Fiori for gourmet fare from the Italian and French Riviera, plus regional wines, all housed in an elegant hotel setting.

Valentine’s Day: $210 menu with dishes ranging from blue crab spaghetti to roasted lamb saddle

11. One If By Land, Two If By Sea

17 Barrow Street between Bleecker and West 4th Streets

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This upscale American restaurant reigns as one of New York City’s most romantic!

Valentine’s Day: $295 per person, 6-course prix-fixe

12. L’Appart 

225 Liberty Street between West Street and North End Avenue

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L’Appart is a unique, apartment-esque restaurant offering a French tasting menu prepared by renowned chef Nicolas Abello.

Valentine’s Day: $195 per person, $110 wine pairing, caviar service available

13. BONDST

6 Bond Street between Great Jones Alley and Lafayette Street

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Visit BONDST for high-end sushi and Japanese dishes in a chic, trendy atmosphere.

Valentine’s Day: À la carte

14. The East Pole

133 East 65th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues

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Serving up creative pub bites and signature drinks, this British tavern is minimalist yet chic, and the perfect place to enjoy a meal for two.

Valentine’s Day: À la carte

15. Buvette

42 Grove Street between Bleecker and Bedford Streets

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Popular and quaint, this bistro offers French small-plates in a charming setting. Think marble bar, tiny candlelit tables and vintage flatware.

Valentine’s Day: À la carte