2019 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in New York

By Gayot Editors

Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in New York

Many restaurants in NYC will be offering special menus for Valentine’s Day, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Celebrate with your sweetie at one of GAYOT’s Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in New York.

> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.

> Check out GAYOT’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

1. abcV

abcV, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Jean-Georges Vongerichten together with chef de cuisine Neal Harden create an homage to vegetables, pure and simple, at abcV.

That translates to a Valentine’s Day menu ($88 per person) offering butter bean and fennel cassoulet, vegan chocolate layer cake, and more.

2. Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori, New York
Midtown West, NYC

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Ai Fiori, located on the second floor of Langham Place Fifth Avenue, is understated in its design, yet sleek and comfortable.

The Valentine’s Day tasting menu ($215) will offer dishes ranging from cappelletti with milk-braised veal to Mediterranean sea bass, and dry-aged strip loin with bordelaise.


3. Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud, New York
Upper West Side, NYC

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Head to the Upper West Side on Valentine’s Day for dinner at Daniel Boulud’s Bar Boulud.

Opt for the three-course prix-fixe pre-theater dinner (5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., $65) or the three-course prix-fixe dinner (7 p.m.-11 p.m., $85) while ensconced in the comfortable, tunnel-like room that feels like a modern wine cave.


4. Benjamin Prime

Benjamin Prime, New York
Midtown East, NYC

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Near Grand Central Terminal, Benjamin Prime is a bi-level restaurant that includes an airy dining space plus private rooms with a wine collection on view.

On Valentine’s Day, the prix-fixe menu ($99 per person) kicks off with a Champagne toast and continues with choices such as Blue Point oysters, NY strip loin and Chilean sea bass filet.


5. Benoit

Benoit, New York
Midtown West, NYC

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Alain Ducasse’s casual and elegant Midtown bistro takes Francophiles’ taste buds to the City of Light.

Maine sea scallop, beets tartare and crispy roots; and artichoke “fondant” with foie gras and black truffle are just two of the temptations on the Valentine’s Day menu ($105).


6. Blue Hill

Blue Hill, New York
Greenwich Village, NYC

On Valentine’s Day at Blue Hill restaurant in Greenwich Village, chef Dan Barber will offer a special six-course menu for $285 per person.

7. Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud, New York
Upper West Side, NYC

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In its sedate Upper West Side setting, Boulud Sud will offer a pre-theater menu on Valentine’s Day: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., three courses $105 per person; four courses, with pastas or risotto $125 per person.

The Valentine’s Day dinner is a four-course tasting available from 7 p.m. for $140 per person, wine pairing $75 per person.


8. Café Boulud

Café Boulud, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

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On Valentine’s Day, visit this upscale café from Daniel Boulud to enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu ($195 per person).

Pistachio gâteau may end a meal that also includes tai snapper crudo and dry-aged beef striploin.


9. Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird, New York

Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at SoHo hot-spot Charlie Bird.

On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer a four-course menu for $100 per person. Among the dishes are tonnarelli cacio e pepe, crispy black bass, and chocolate cake with olive oil gelato.

10. CUT

CUT, New York
Financial District, NYC

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In Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, CUT restaurant is including choices such as American Wagyu carpaccio, French black truffle baby chicken, and pan-roasted striped bass on its Valentine’s Day menu ($140 per person).