BEST OF THE BEST

NYC's Most Romantic Restaurants

Impress your date at one of these elegant, romantic New York City restaurants.

  • Mas (farmhouse)
    • American
    • West Village
    Food
    27
    Decor
    24
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $103

    What to Order: This West Village farm-to-table standby is offering a special four-course Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $150. Chef Galen Zamarra develops recipes using a culinary journal he has kept for several years. 

    Insider Tip: Zamarra's newest restaurant, Almanac, nearby is also offering the same deal: a four-course prix fixe for $150.

  • Zenkichi
    • Japanese
    • Williamsburg
    Food
    27
    Decor
    27
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $68

    What to Order: This intimate Williamsburg izakaya offers unique private booth seating for the ultimate romantic experience. They are offering their special Valentine's Day omakase for $105.

    Insider Tip: There will be two seatings, one at 5-5:30 PM and another at 7-7:15 PM. Click here to submit your request.

  • Il Buco
    • Italian
    • NoHo
    Food
    26
    Decor
    23
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $66

    What to Order: The warm and inviting NoHo Italian will offer a four-course prix fixe menu driven by seasonal produce for $125 per head with optional wine pairing a $75. 

    Insider Tip: Reservations are currently slim with tables only available after 10:15 PM. A credit card is required for booking as well.

  • The River Café
    • American
    • DUMBO
    Food
    26
    Decor
    27
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $150

    What to Order: The iconic waterside eatery reopened last fall after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy and is offering a four course prix fixe for $195 per person. Guests will also receive a glass of rose champagne upon arrival and a special gift at the end. 

    Insider Tip: Come early to watch the sunset from the bar area.

  • Vinegar Hill House
    • American
    • Vinegar Hill
    Food
    24
    Decor
    21
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $54

    What to Order: This charming spot in the Northern part of Dumbo (called Vinegar Hill) is offering a four-course $75 prix fixe menu with dishes like braised pork belly and butternut squash agnolotti. Seating times include 6, 6:30, 7, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 PM.

    Insider Tip: Ask for a seat up front near the windows and e-mail info@vinegarhillhouse.com for more info or to make a reservation.

  • Erminia Roman Restaurant
    • Italian
    • East 80s
    Food
    23
    Decor
    22
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $78

    What to order: This charming UES Italian spot offers a prix fixe, four-course meal in three seatings. The first between 5-6 PM for $100 per person (excluding wine, tip and tax). The second is at 7:30 PM and costs $150, and the third 9:30 PM seating is $195 per person.

    Insider Tip: The restaurant has very few tables, so make your reservations ASAP.

  • The Place
    • Mediterranean
    • West Village
    Food
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $56

    What to Order: This romantic West Village enclave is offering two prix fixe options for V-Day this year including both brunch ($39.99) and dinner ($99.99). 

    Insider Tip: Around the corner, warm up with a drink before or after dinner at nearby wine bar Anfora.

  • The House
    • American
    • Gramercy Park
    Food
    23
    Decor
    23
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $60

    What to Order: This romantic Gramercy Park spot in a historic three-floor carriage house is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $100 a person. Choose from dishes like Berkshire pork belly, hamachi crudo and a lobster tail with farro risotto. 

    Insider Tip: Request a seat upstairs for maximum intimacy.

  • Cherry
    • Japanese
    • Chelsea
    Food
    22
    Decor
    22
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $78

    What to Order: This sexy Meatpacking sushi destination in the Dream Downtown will offer a special Valentine's Day menu that will include a choice of appetizer, sushi/sashimi, entree and dessert for $80 per person. The menu details are still yet to be finalized.

    Insider Tip: Start with a drink at the hotel's sexy rooftop bar, PH-D, for skyline views.

  • Batard
    • European
    • TriBeCa
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    E

    What to Order: This buzzy TriBeCa newcomer is offering a four-course prix fixe for $125, where you can choose from options like roasted scallops with hazelnuts, romaine and red currant and sunchoke agnolotti. View the full menu here.

    Insider Tip: Call the restaurant for availability.

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