Classic Romance, Minus the Cheese

Allen & DelanceyPhoto: Julie Mack

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.

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.

Romance Over Manhattan Private Helicopter Flight
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The Barber of Seville
The romcom of the Metropolitan Opera’s season is ideal for first-timers and just as enjoyable for hard-core fans.

Make Like Bogie and Bergman
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Necklace and rings by Emporio Armani.

For Him
Computer gadgets, phones, wallets, and more.
For Her
Rings, necklaces, earrings, and more.


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?”

Classic Romance, Minus the Cheese