• King Cole Bar Lounge
The St. Regis Hotel’s bar (and purported origin of the Bloody Mary) lets spiffed-up couples show off their good grooming while spotting society matrons.
• Lobby Bar
For sumptuous surroundings, the Bowery Hotel watering hole may be the most opulent room in the city.
• Brandy Library
The namesake cognacs are the finest in the world, and the tobacco-leather couches are ripe for cuddling.
WHERE TO EAT
Share plates of Spanish tapas in this rustic two-story dining room before stealing away to the intimate upstairs alcove.
• Allen & Delancey
Indulge carnivorous cravings with dishes like beef-bone marrow larded with caviar or a terrine of rabbit and foie gras.
• The Tasting Room
The daily nouveau-American menu is as obsessive about fresh market ingredients as, let’s say, Per Se, but here you actually might have a chance of getting a table.
WHAT TO DO
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• The Barber of Seville
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Jeffrey Escobar, 30, attorney.
Elle Erickson, 26, attorney.
Relationship status: Married for 1.5 years.Live on Roosevelt Island.
V-Day criteria: “A relaxed yet upscale night of good food and wine. Maybe dinner at Per Se, drinks at the Rainbow Room?”