The Sunburnt Calf (View menu)
Highlights of this Aussie-inflected menu include Shrimp on the Barbie and kangaroo sausage. For a few extra dollars, get an extra course of a half-rack of roast lamb served over a couscous salad.
• Price: $30, $35 with lovers course
Fatty ’Cue (View menu)
The barbecue hot spot is offering a menu that will inspire a love of smoked meat, with prime rib, lobster, catfish, and pork loin among the offerings. A seasonal punch and dessert come as part of the package.
• Price: $69 per couple
The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen (View menu)
This three-course Mediterranean-influenced dinner comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Even better are the accompanying discounts on oysters and Champagne.
• Price: $48
Eataly (View menu)
Perennially packed with hungry crowds, this is the first time all of the food complex’s restaurants will be accepting reservations. La Pasta, La Pizza, Il Pesce, and Le Verdure will all be serving four-course meals showing off their individual specialties.
• Price: $50–$75
New York Central (View menu)
The Grand Hyatt’s new restaurant is serving a three-course dinner, including entrees of bronzini and chateaubriand served for two. Recommended for anyone intrigued by the idea of eating a dessert called “Sexy Bread.”
• Price: $52, $35 additional for wine pairing
Vandaag (View menu)
This stylish Dutch restaurant is offering four courses that pay tribute to Viking Mead, also known as honey wine. Chestnut soup, ruby-red shrimp, and beef short ribs are among the options, as is an optional cocktail pairing featuring drinks made with the wine.
• Price: $55, $35 additional for cocktail pairing
Jane (View menu)
Shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, and other classic dishes make up a three-course menu at this cozy American bistro. Perfect for those “opposites attract” couples where one person wants a burger and the other wants lobster.
• Price: $55
Kin Shop (View menu)
The well-received contemporary Thai spot is offering three courses of southeast Asian flavors, including plates of warm crab salad and braised short ribs. For dessert, there’s Sri Lankan Love Cake, which should raise your amorous spirits.
• Price: $55
Gemma (View menu)
Wooden beams and candlelight set the scene for a cozy and romantic dinner at the Bowery Hotel’s restaurant. All dishes are designed to be shared by couples, and a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé will start off the evening.
• Price: $55
Goat Town (View menu)
New Brooklyn Cuisine is on the menu at this East Village newcomer, where the seasonal dishes include spiced Vermont quail and pork belly with parsnips. As an added bonus, the popular spot will make an exception to its no-reservations policy for the holiday.
• Price: $60, $80 including wine pairing
Perilla (View menu)
The original Top Chef restaurant is serving three courses of its bistro cuisine with Asian touches. Don’t be afraid to spring for the grilled Creekstone Farms rib eye for two, a dry-aged 32-ounce beauty, which costs an additional $10 per person.
• Price: $65
Red Rooster (View menu)
Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem newcomer is sticking to its focus on refined comfort food, with dishes like corn bread, lobster salad, and braised oxtail. The menu will be served all of Valentine’s weekend, allowing for more chances to enjoy the chocolate peanut tart with caramel ice cream.
• Price: $75, $20 additional for Champagne and cocktail tasting
Boqueria (View menu)
This multifaceted tapas menu starts with a cava toast and moves on to delectable dishes like bacon-wrapped dates and chocolate tart. (Also being served at the Chelsea location.)
• Price: $75
i Trulli (View menu)
Gramercy’s popular Italian spot is offering four courses of its regional cuisine from Apulia (the heel of Italy’s boot). Among the selection, it would be hard to say no to heart-shaped ravioli stuffed with sheep’s-milk ricotta.
• Price: $78
August (View menu)
An intimate setting and the wood-burning oven are the highlights of this West Village favorite. A five-course meal including a bone-in rib eye for two with truffled potato puree is just one more thing to look forward to.
• Price: $85, $50 additional for wine pairing
The Pan American (View menu)
The eclectic dishes on this four-course menu embrace flavors from all corners of the Americas, whether it’s New York strip steak or seviche. Wine pairing with each course is included, as is a Champagne toast accompanied by chocolate-dipped strawberries.
• Price: $80 including wine pairing
Saul (View menu)
Eating a heart is one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which you can do at this intimate Boerum Hill eatery by making the calf’s organ one of your five courses. Don’t pass up the signature Baked Alaska for dessert.
• Price: $95
Gotham Bar and Grill (View weekend menu) (View Valentine’s Day menu)
For those who prefer not to celebrate on a Monday night, chef Alfred Portale is offering a five-course tasting menu Friday through Sunday. For holiday purists, the iconic restaurant will feature a four-course menu and live music after 6 p.m.
• Price: $125 for tasting menu, $140 for Valentine’s Day dinner
Bondi Road (View menu)
Four courses, $25
Buttermilk Channel (View menu)
Three courses, $65
Edi & the Wolf
Three courses, $48
Fatty Crab (View menu)
Three courses, $69 per couple
Plein Sud (View menu)
Three courses, $50
Patsy’s (View menu)
Four courses, $59
The Vanderbilt (View menu)
Five courses, $70
Madison & Vine (View menu)
Three courses, $75
Seven courses, $65
Eat Valentine’s Dinner In
If you’d rather stay home and cuddle, here are some take-out and delivery options.
Warm lamb’s tongue vinaigrette followed by mint “love letters” pasta sounds pretty romantic, so it’s good to know this Mario Batali spot will be offering its à la carte menu to go.
Get a two-person feast for $30, available for take-out or delivery. Highlights include lollipop chicken, veggie curry, and “pho pho 2.”
Jehangir Mehta’s diminutive new restaurant is likely to fill up, but you can order his $125 Valentine’s prix fixe for take-out or delivery ($30 extra). The meals start with ginger-crab soup and ends with chocolate cream topped with lemon-verbena marshmallows.
One If by Land, Two If by Sea
If you didn’t score a reservation at the West Village romance-kindler, classics like fluke tartare and beef Wellington are available as part of the $105 chef’s tasting menu, to go.
Rev’d Up Pi
The healthy pizza specialist will offer its “Full Throttle” (margherita) pie in a heart shape for those who request it, for take-out and delivery.
If a smokin’ Valentine’s at home sounds about right, the regular menu, plus special dishes like grilled jumbo asparagus with truffle oil, can be ordered for take-out or delivery.