WHERE TO EAT FABULOUSLY THIS VALENTINE'S DAY
February is here and as we head into the day of love, its time to start thinking about Valentines’s Day dinner reservations . Although a day full of chalky heart candy, roses and everyone wearing red, Valentine's Day is also a great time to dine at a restaurant that's been on your wish list. Lot's of fab restaurants will be offering amazing prix fixe menus and most will even offer an accompanying beverage pairing as well. If you are looking for a place to spend a romantic evening with your bae, look no further. I've rounded up some places where I think you will get the most fabulous meal for your buck and have a magical evening full of love, laughter and of course, fabulousness.
Momofuko Nishi - the Italian takeover of the Momofulo empire, Nishi is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner plus optional beverage pairing. There will be spaghetti & meatballs – a la “lady and the tramp”, amazing supplements and a sundae made from an entire pint of ice cream.
4 course prix fixe | $70 per person | $55 beverage pairing | Momofuko Nishi - 232 8th Avenue btwn. 22nd & 23rd street New York, NY 10011 | nishi.momofuko.com
La Sirena - Tucked inside The Maritime Hotel, sits the beautiful La Sirena. A bustling, bold and bright restaurant offering upscale Italian food. For $72 grab the 4 course Valentine's Day menu and nosh on tuna crudo, cacio e pepe agnolotti and more. The wine selection is packed with robust Italian wines and when your done take a romantic stroll through Chelsea & The Meatpacking District.
4 course menu | $72 per person | La Sirena - 88 Ninth Ave. New York, NY 10011 | lasirena-nyc.com
Dirt Candy - This is the first time Dirt Candy will be open for Valentine’s Day this year and I'm sure they wont disappoint. This vegetable haven will offer a 7 course tasting menu and seeing how Dirt Candy was just hailed the Best Restaurant in The Lower East Side, be sure to expect nothing less than magic. Guarenteed you will be romantacizing over delicious vegetables with your sweetie all evening long.
$100 per person 7 course tasting menu + optional $45 champagne & wine pairing | Dirt Candy, 86 Allen Street, New York, N.Y 10002
Pig Bleecker - Head to Bleecker street and get situated at Pig Bleecker for a mix of Italian and meat focused dishes. For Valentine's Day, grab a 4 course menu with a welcome cocktail, along with menu options including smoked prime rib, deviled eggs with caviar and an amuse bouche to start your night off right. FYI, there's red velvet cake as well.
4 course menu + welcome cocktail | $95 per person | Pig Bleecker - 155 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 | pigbleeckernyc.com
ilili - If your looking to explore a different cuisine, head to ilili, a New Yorker favorite and my number one pick for Valentine's Day dinner. This mix of modern and traditional Lebanese cuisine will feature a prix fixe menu PACKED with options. The mezze options are the largest I've ever seen, and with a complimentary glass of brut rosé, and an amuse bouche, your night with be a match made in heart candy heaven.
amuse bouche | 4 course prix fix | complimentary glass of brut rosé | $125 per person | ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 | ililinyc.com
Rice & Gold - This all day Asian American inspired restaurant inside the Hotel 50 Bowery, comes to us by Chef Dale Talde ( think Talde Brooklyn) Celebrates the day of love with lobster congee, spaghetti with XO butter and green tea sesame mochi. Bonus points for the additional beverage pairing to take your mind off ordering drinks a la carte and focusing more on your sweetheart all night.
4 course prix fixe | $65 per person OR $85 with optional beverage pairing | Rice & Gold - 50 Bowery Street, New York, NY 10013 | riceandgoldnyc.com
Sugar Hill Creamery - A new ice cream shop in the heart of Harlem that made it's debut last summer, Sugar Hill Creamery is hosting an after hours exclusive off the menu dessert night. Guests share 3 exclusive desserts developed by their Pastry Chef Joey Stallings, begining at 10pm once the shop closes to the public.
3 off the menu desserts | $50 per person| Sugar Hill Creamery - 184 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10026 | sugarhillcreamery.com