21 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-582-7200
This classic New York spot will be offering an amuse bouche, petit fours, and Champagne with its three-course dinner. Highlights include aphrodisiacs like East Coast oysters, a pan-roasted Berkshire pork chop, and flourless chocolate cake.
400 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., at 36th St.; 212-695-4005
Michael White’s upscale trattoria promises an air of Mediterranean romance with a six-course meal featuring Spanish mackerel crudo, line-caught Atlantic halibut, amish veal chop “au four,” and risotto with black truffles.
31 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-675-7223
If you enjoy watching a kitchen in action, head to George Mendes's boutique Iberian eatery where a seat at the chef’s counter provides a front-row glimpse at the making of sea urchin toast or suckling pig. Guests can choose from a three-course prix fixe or a six-course tasting menu. If you prefer some alone time with your partner, cozy leather booths are also available.
Price: $85, $110
90 Wythe Ave.,at N. 11th St.; Williamsburg; 347-799-2946
Dinner at this Scandinavian restaurant, housed inside the eclectic Kinfolk Studios in Williamsburg, will be a decidedly hip affair. The six-course tasting menu will feature an array of new Nordic dishes sure to please the on-trend and off-beat. Botanical cocktails will also be available.
152 W. 52nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-265-9700
For something more traditional, look no further than Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s American-style brasserie. This three-course menu offers spicy tuna tartar, gulf shrimp and grits, blackened prime rib, and four classic desserts with a twist, like banana bread pudding with black walnut soft-serve.
The Bouley Test Kitchen
88 W. Broadway, nr. Warren St.
If you’re feeling experimental, head to chef David Bouley’s test kitchen, where couples will be taught to prepare their own four-course meal with locally sourced ingredients. Afterwards, you’ll be invited to take a seat to enjoy the (hopefully) delectable fruits of your labor. The meal with also be accompanied by Bouley’s self-playing Steinway Concert Grand Model D Piano.
524 Court St., nr. Huntington St.; Carroll Gardens; 718-852-8490
This homey Carroll Gardens eatery promises no heart-shaped food. Instead, savor starters like a foie gras and country ham terrine, followed by the signature buttermilk fried chicken with Cheddar waffles or beef Wellington for two. For a sweet finish, dessert includes a pecan pie sundae, coffee pot de crème, or a Valrhona chocolate tart.
20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-772-2600
Known for its eclectic tasting menus inspired by chef Daniel Boulud’s culinary muses (traditional French cuisine, vegetables, seasonal delicacies, and international flavors), the four-course Valentine's menu is sure to please. Options include tamarind-glazed cod with shiitake mushrooms, and vanilla bavarois with yuzu sake sorbet.