Stop worrying about what to do with your sweetheart in New York this Valentine’s Day. We know that New York is one of the most expensive cities out there, so we’ve asked around to get you the best and most romantic NYC Valentine’s Day Deals so you can show that special someone just how much they mean to you without going broke. These aren’t necessarily the cheapest NYC Valentine’s experiences, but the coolest, most memorable experiences you can have!
VAENTINE’S DAY DINNER IN NYC
Valentine’s Day Dinner – Downtown
Jungsik – Korean
Jungsik, the two Michelin-starred pioneering New Korean restaurant in Tribeca, will spotlight a decadent and luxurious Valentine’s Day menu that is sure to make for the most memorable meal of the year.
The nine-course menu highlights include Osetra Caviar over tuna belly marinated in wood vinegar on a bed of crispy, toasted quinoa; Lobster with confited and grilled lobster, jut guk beurre blanc (Korean clam broth beurre blanc) with herb salad, finger lime, and herb oil; the Tuna Kimbap, a crunchy seaweed wrap meant to be eaten with your hands, stuffed with truffled rice, bluefin tuna belly and a house made kimchi; Galbi made with the finest quality wagyu and finished with a tangy Korean barbecue sauce, and Urchin served on top of a roasted seaweed rice and garnished with house made kimchi and crispy quinoa.
For dessert guests will be treated to one of Pastry Chef Eunji Lee’s innovative and awe-inspiring desserts, which the team always leaves as a surprise for all guests.
As a parting gift, each couple will receive one long stem red rose to take home!
The menu is priced at $325 with an optional wine pairing for an additional $225.
Jungsik is located at 2 Harrison St, not too far from the Varick Street metro stop. 212-219-0900
***photo by zshakd
Valentine’s Day Dinner – LOWER EAST SIDE
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TSISMIS NYC – Filipino
TSISMIS NYC, the recently New York Times starred Filipino-American bistro on the Lower East Side, will be offering a special four course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Jappy Afzelius’s (Chez Allard Bistro, Paris; Benoit Bistro, New York; David Burke Fabrick; and the Michelin Bib Gourmand Manila Social Club).
The four courses will include seared scallops with smoked pea purée, egg fettuccine with mushroom truffle sauce, lamb chops with parsnip puree and sun choke chips and a lover’s chocolate cake to finish.
The menu is priced at $75 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $30.
TSISMIS NYC is located at 143 Orchard St. not too far from the Tenement Museum. 646-329-6875
*** Photo by Chang Ye
EAST VILLAGE VALENTINE’S DEALS
noreetuh – Hawaiian
For Valentine’s Day, noreetuh, the Michelin-recognized modern Hawaiian restaurant in the East Village, will showcase a six-course prix fixe menu featuring all their classic dishes crafted by Chef/Co-Owner Chung Chow (Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante).
His menu highlights a selection of favorites including Trout Belly Sashimi with shiitake, cucumber and ponzu; Pork Jowl Musubi with scallion and ginger, Big-Eye Tuna Poke with macadamia nuts, pickled jalapeños and seaweed, Truffle Wontons with ham hock, fiddlehead ferns and shaved truffles, Imperial Wagyu with beef fat rice, pickled garlic and radish and Black Sesame Cheesecake with house made whipped cream. For the perfect cheers to your sweetheart they will offer guests a complimentary glass of sparking rosé.
The menu is priced at $65 with an optional wine pairing for an additional $50.
noreetuh is located at 128 1st Avenue a block away from Thompkins Square Park. 646-892-3050
Valentine’s Day Dinner – MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
KOREATOWN VALENTINE’S DEALS
HYUN – Korean
HYUN, the decadent Korean barbecue restaurant that spotlights Japanese A5 Wagyu and private enclosed booths for a truly intimate experience with your significant other, will feature a seven-course tasting menu.
Highlights include: Juk, a creamy watercress stew cooked with fresh potatoes and truffles; Yookhwe, seasoned fresh raw check tender with gamtae seaweed, sea urchin and caviar; Moowoo Jjim, steamed radish topped with homemade soybean paste, marinated A5 short rib and a perilla leaf garnish; Chef’s Chef’s Cut, a daily special Japanese A5 wagyu available in 3 oz., 4 oz. and 5 oz., which can be supplemented by an $8 jangajji; and Kkochi, serrano pepper skewers filled with mined A5 tenderloin.
The tasting menu is priced per person based on the Chef’s Cut selection with $165 for 3 oz.; $180 for 4 oz.; and $195 for 5 oz. Guests may also supplement the menu with a Korean drink pairing for $35 or wine and sake for $60.
HYUN is located at 10 E 33rd St. just a few minutes from the Empire State Building. 917-261-6217
LINCOLN SQUARE VALENTINE’S DEALS
Dizzy’s Club – Jazz Lounge with Southern Food Menu
Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln in Manhattan’s Midtown West in the Time Warner Center, the city’s most glamorous live music venue will present two nights of romance embodied by music and food.
Crooner Freddy Cole will serve up Songs of Love in his inimitable style. The New York Times raves about his “impeccable sense of swing… the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of is generation, if not alive.”
His memorable performance will be further enhanced by a candlelit 3-course dinner of Dizzy’s signature Southern inspired cuisine accented with New York flair including the likes of Red Louisiana Crawfish, crispy eggplant, spicy remoulade as a starter option. And Grilled Branzino, purple potatoes, blistered tomatoes, chermoula, fennel; and Carolina Rice Grit Risotto, blackeyed pes. foraged wild mushrooms. garlic oil, chervil among the entree selections.
The seductive meal ender will be Red Velvet Lava Cake, dark chocolate, bruleed fluff strawberry.
The romantic celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. on both Friday the 14th and Saturday, the 15th. Price is $170 per person, not including beverages, other than coffee or tea with dessert, and tax.
Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln is located at 10 Columbus Circle, NY. 10019
MURRAY HILL VALENTINE’S DEALS
HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails – New American
HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails, Murray Hill’s popular craft cocktail bar and restaurant, is offering a Valentine’s Weekend Special.
From Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th, guests can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu that includes a complimentary glass of bubbly with an appetizer choice of HandCraft Charcuterie (sweet soppressata, braciola, triple cream cheese and manchego with toasted country bread, pickled green tomato, pistachios and blackberry jam), Foraged Mushroom Skillet and Alsace Flatbread (mornay sauce, caramelized onion, bacon lardons, caraway seed and gruyere cheese).
Entrée choices include Braised Lamb Shank with creamy polenta, Seared Scallops with sweet potato and butternut squash risotto, French Chicken with braised cannellini beans and smoked bacon, and Filet Mignon Au Poivre, a six-ounce filet with gratin potato and crispy onion nest. Entrees also come with a complimentary choice of cocktail – Harvest Moon, The Lovers, The Ultimate Refreshment or Berry Lemonade.
Red Velvet Cake or an assortment of Mini Cheesecakes are dessert choices.
This Murray Hill Valentine’s Day Dinner Prix Fix is priced at $50/person plus tax and gratuity.
HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 367 Third Avenue, NY. 212-689-3000
MIFUNE – Japanese
MIFUNE New York, the Michelin-recognized Japanese restaurant in midtown, will be offering a speciality menu for Valentine’s Day crafted by Executive Chef Yuu Shimano (Guy Savoy’s eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris) and Chef Tomohiro Urata (three Michelin-starred La Maison Troisgros in Roanne). The seven-course menu will include: Raw Oyster with tosazu gelée, Amuse Bouche, Sautéed Langoustine with lobster bisque foam, Wild New York Sea Bass En Yuzu Croûte with vin blanc saikyo miso sauce, Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Rossini with sauce périgueux, Fruits De Mer Mushroom with takikomi rice and Gâteau Fondant Au Chocolat with a framboise sauce.
The menu, which will be available on February 14th and 15th with seatings at 5:30pm and 8:30pm, is priced at $125 per person with an optional $70 wine and sake pairing.
MIFUNE is located at 245 E 44th St, minutes away from the United Nations Building. 212-986-2800
FLATIRON DISTRICT VALENTINE’S DEALS
Mizu – Japanese
Mizu’s Omakase Sushi Experience (where the sushi chef chooses for you) makes for an “impressive Valentine’s dining date” as it’s upscale dining at the affordable price of $45 per person! Mizu’s high-quality sushi grade fish is sourced from Japan and the cuisine is helmed by Japanese trained Chef Nakao Hirakata, who previously served as the chef/owner of Mishima restaurant for over 20 years.
Mizu offers an Omakase Sushi Experience with the Chef’s choice of eight pieces of specialty fish and a negitoro roll. Omakase selections can include King Salmon, Red Snapper, Scallop, Fatty Tuna and Sea Urchin.
Should daters opt for an a la carte menu, Mizu offers hot appetizers like Black Cod Fish with the chef’s special miso sauce. Sushi bar appetizers including White Tuna Truffle, a delicate seared white tuna with a smattering of truffle oil and yuzu soy. The sushi and sashimi offerings provide guests with choice selections including Golden Eye Red Snapper (Kinme Dai), Fatty Tuna (Toro), Horse Mackerel (Aji), Scallop (Hotate), King Crab, Red Clam (Hokkigai), Sea Urchin (Uni) and Yellowtail (Hamachi).
To accompany Mizu’s dining experience, the restaurant offers select sakes, beers and wines by the glass and the bottle, ranging in prices for the perfect complement to the Japanese dishes.
After dinner, couples can stroll through the lovely Madison Square Park for a romantic walk or explore the great shops at the Flatiron District.
Mizu is located at 29 E 20th Street near Gramercy Park. 212-505-6687
CHELSEA VALENTINE’S DEALS
Bottino – Italian
Bottino, the Italian art world dining destination that has been feeding the Chelsea community for over two decades, will serve a playful three-course menu crafted by Chef Jamie Kenyon ((Daniel, Bar Boulud, Manzo at Eataly, Perla and La Sirena).
The menu will begin with a glass of champagne or a blood orange elderflower spritz. For the first course, guests can choose from Seared Mediterranean Octopus, ‘ndjua and fingerlings (Sucker For You); Housemade Agnolotti stuffed with ricotta and squash (Pillow Talk); as well as Chicken and Duck Liver Mouse Bruscetta, with pickled red onion (Try The Gray Stuff it’s Delicious). For the second course opt for Braised Pork Cheek and soft polenta with mascarpone (Cheek to Cheek); Housemade Pappardelle with oxtail ragu (Beast of Burden); and Market Fish with wine-braised leeks and crispy artichoke (Want to Dive into Your Ocean).
For desert a speciality surprise Dessert for Two will be served aptly named Sweet Talker.
The menu is priced at $80 per person.
Bottino is located at 246 10th Ave. Just a short walk from the Highline. 212-206-6766
***Photo by Dimon BLR
Valentine’s Day Dinner – NOMAD
NOMAD VALENTINE’S DEALS
Hortus NYC – Modern Asian
Hortus NYC will be offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe for two.
The dinner begins with a choice of fresh raw selection or four oysters; then a choice of two ‘to start’ items and a Carpaccio with black truffle; a choice of one ‘to share’ dish with two ‘sides’ of choice or the Valentine’s Day Special of Lobster / NY Strip with roast beet and broccoli rabe; finished with a choice of two ‘desserts’.
The menu is priced at $130 for two people with an optional wine pairing for an additional $45 per person.
Hortus is located at 271 5th Ave. not too far from Madison Square Park. 646-858-3784
***Photo by Bantersnaps
Valentine’s Day Dinner – QUEENS
ASTORIA VALENTINE’S DEALS
DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar – Astoria
This cozy and romantic restaurant where guests can get close up in and personal banquettes draped in flowing fabric, or gather at the communal table is offering a three-course prix fixe menu that includes a choice of Baked Clams, Strawberry-Beet Salad or Lobster Bisque for an appetizer; Branzino with grilled rainbow vegetables, Rib Eye Steak with truffle mashed potatoes, and Mushroom Risotto with seared scallops as entrée choices; and Chocolate Mousse or Strawberry Cheesecake in a jar for dessert.
Guests won’t be able to resist the delicious cuteness of their rasp-BEAR-y cocktail. This charming drink is made with house-made hibiscus-infused vodka, raspberry, lemon and aquafaba, and has an adorable gingerbread bear attached to the rim.
DiWine’s Valentine’s Day menu will be offered at four two-hour seatings, 5 pm to 7 pm, 7 pm to 9 pm, 9pm to 11 pm and 11 pm to 1 am. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant.
The three-course prix fixe menu is priced at $65/person, $125/couple plus tax and gratuity.
DiWine is located at 41-15 31st Ave, 718-777-1355
SUNNYSIDE VALENTINE’S DEALS
Senso Unico – Italian (Osteria)
Senso Unico, the authentic Italian osteria in Sunnyside, will be serving a special prix fixe menu to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day.
The three-course menu from Executive Chef Vincenzo Garofalo will feature highlights such as Ravioli (lobster filled tomato dough, saffron cream, green caviar) and Capesante (seared sea scallops, spinach leaves, red beet purée, lemon sauce). Guests will also have the option to order any of the specialty items a la carte along with the regular nightly menu.
The menu is priced at $49 per person with the option to order any item a la carte.
Senso Unico is located at 4304 47th Ave. not too far from the 46 St-Bliss St Station. 347-662-6101
Valentine’s Day Deals – THE BRONX
Wave Hill – The Bronx
Wave Hill, the crown jewel of The Bronx, Riverdale’s Wave Hill, the famed historic a historic garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River will offer an evocative high tea in the stately Victorian room that was once Mark Twain’s study.
During excerpts of love notes written by Twain to his wife in this very room more than 100 years ago will be read by a couple whose romance led to a wedding at Wave Hill.
Following the robust tea featuring hot and cold delicacies by Wave Hill’s food partner, Great Performances, celebrants will take an intimate tour of the Conservatory where they will be treated to a lively discussion about the love language of flowers.
All Valentine’s couples will receive a special gift of 10% off in The Shop at Wave Hill with a stunning selection of unique gifts. The cost of this singular ode to love is $85 per person and will take place on Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration required online here.
Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY