Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and what better way to celebrate than with food?
After all, food is the ultimate love language.
From pizza making to mixology classes, intimate omakase experiences to wine pairings, we’ve rounded up the best ways to say “I love you” this romance season.
See Also: How To Celebrate Valentine's Day In NYC
32 E 32nd St. / Website
Just when you thought nothing could beat a romantic staycation with your SO, enter the world’s first hotel-room-turned-restaurant. Treat your date to a 17-course omakase dinner located inside an unmarked suite at Hotel 32|32. When you arrive at the Nomad hotel, you’ll receive a room key to unlock your dream date! Focusing on hyper-seasonal selections of Japanese fish, Chef Takeshi's sushi features a signature ratio of rice to fish taught him by his old Master, Chef Yasuda. Date night packages for two seats start at $145 a person the Friday after Valentine's Day.
Multiple locations / Website
With multiple locations throughout the city, Sushi by Bou is the perfect place to spoil your “bou.” Once inside, guests are transported to the roaring ’20s, while seasoned sushi chefs guide you through the omakase experience. Selections such as Hamachi (yellowtail), Botan Ebi (spotted prawn), Ikura (salmon roe), Hotate (scallop), O-Toro (fatty tuna), Unagi (bbq eel), and their signature Wagyuni (‘surf and turf’) can be enjoyed either in the 30-minute or 60-minute experience.
271 Bleecker St. / 917.261.6303 / Website
This Valentine’s Day, couples can learn how to cook Roman-style pies at Little Charli, West Village’s hottest new pizzeria. Guests will enjoy a five-course tasting menu while learning all the basics of pizza making, all while sipping wine and beer before tasting their own creations. To top off the experience, lovers can indulge in dessert for that extra-sweet finish. The class is priced at $145 per person and is bookable on Resy.
90 Chambers St. / 212.372.0297 / Website
Artesano, a Peruvian restaurant by rising star chef Rodrigo Fernandini, is giving guests a taste of South America without the hours-long flight. This Galentine’s Day, guests are invited to join in on the fun with mixology and Peruvian gastronomy. The mixology class includes 3 cocktails, as well as bites to complement your drinks. And you can always come back the next day for the seven-course tasting menu Valentine's Day dinner!
112 W 25th St. / 212.404.7969 / Website
What’s more romantic than dinner under the stars- how about dining in a snow globe? Somewhere Nowhere offers panoramic views of New York’s skyline with a special prix fixe for Valentine’s Day. The private Teardrop Igloo includes a table for two with a four-course prix fixe menu, a bottle of Champagne, themed cocktails and a complimentary gift to take home for $400 per couple. Or opt for the rooftop enclosure and enjoy access to the rooftop for the evening, a four-course prefix dinner and a complimentary gift for $250 per couple.
2 Renwick St. / 212.390.8484 / Website
Offered from the 9th through the 14th, Lindens will offer a special Valentine’s Day pre-fix of four courses for you and your loved ones. Wine and cocktail pairings are available as an add-on to enhance the experience!
Multiple Locations / Website
Eat your heart out, literally! The only Chicago-style pizzerias in New York, Emmett’s and Emmett’s on Grove, are serving heart-shaped pies this V-day.
66 S 2nd St., Brooklyn / 718.384.2869 / Website
If there’s an antidote to typical Valentine’s Day dinners, it’s spicy Chinese food to heat up your romance. Located in South Williamsburg, Antidote is an elevated Sichuan and Shanghainese restaurant with an extensive menu to please all palates. In addition to the delicious food, diners can indulge in delicious cocktails. And how can we forget about the live jazz?! Dinner and a show? Sign us up.
9 Jones St. / 646.669.7452 / Website
Inspired by British social clubs with a New York edge, 9 Jones is a sexy supper club perfect for your Valentine's Day festivities. With jewel-toned blue walls, plush velvet seating, and elevated Greek food, this swanky spot is sure to impress your date. To add to your dining experience, treat your SO to the ultimate cocktail trolley service (rolled tableside, of course). Guests are able to moonlight as mixologists for the evening, and even try something as daring (and sultry!) as caviar bumps. Bon appetit!
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