• Felice Wine Bar
This UES newcomer is a no-fuss starter with about 20 wines available by the glass and around 150 by the bottle.
• Bemelmans Bar
With live piano music, quirky Madeline illustrations on the walls, and dark wood and leather accents, this bar has a great, old-world charm.
• Hudson Bar and Books
The copper-topped bar, dapper bartenders, and extensive whiskey selection will evoke memories of the good old days.
WHERE TO EAT
• Accademia di Vino
With more than 500 bottles to choose from here, there’s a wine to satisfy the most discerning tastes.
• Brasserie Julien
Traditional French cuisine and live jazz are a simple, can’t-miss recipe for romance.
The newly designed regional Italian menu at this sleek downtown spot means modern meals that have roots in classic favorites.
WHAT TO DO
• Ellington Love Songs
The evening features new interpretations from the Duke (“Mood Indigo,” “Satin Doll”) by Wess Anderson, Houston Person, and Scott Hamilton.
• Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk
A perfect show for aficionados who want to hear works of the greats while supporting the next generation of artists.
• Dinner and a Movie
BAM’s screening of the 1940 Cary Grant screwball romance, His Girl Friday, is paired with a prix fixe at the charming in-house café.
Susan Wadsworth, founder, nonprofit for young classical musicians.
Charles Wadsworth, classical pianist and artistic-festival director.
Relationship status: Married 41 years. Living together on the Upper East Side.
V-Day criteria: “Music and good wine, without schmaltz. We also love discovering new places.”