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The best restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner in NYC

Here’s where you should get Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14th

Written by
Christina Izzo
&
Time Out New York contributors
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Come February 14th, lovebirds can cozy up at one of New York's bars with outdoor heaters, watch one of the 100 best romantic movies of all time or enjoy dinner from the city’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day. But whether you’re sharing the holiday with lovers or friends, don’t miss out on special, one-night-only menus and dishes from some of the best restaurants in NYC, available for takeout and delivery

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Valentine’s Day dinner in NYC

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Long Island City
  • price 2 of 4

Celebrate the holiday with a shareable Biryani Bol from chef Chintan Pandya, available for pick-up or delivery from Adda, Rahi and the Masalawala between 5pm and 8pm on February 14th. (Orders must be placed at noon on their website.) Prepared in a traditional earthen pot, the dish features basmati rice and spices with meat or vegetables, homemade paneer and bread dough. Heated instructions are included, so the dish will be nice and toasty when you and your special someone tuck in. 

Price: $34 for chicken or vegetable, $36 for lamb or goat

Fornino
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Williamsburg
  • price 1 of 4

The only thing we may love more than our partners is pizza. Enjoy ’em both with a Pizza Love Fest Kit from the Brooklyn-based pizzeria, on offer for pick-up and delivery from February 12th (4–7pm) through 14th (2–7pm). The kit includes two heart-shaped pizza pies, as well as a cheese-and-fruit plate, a large salad, tiramisu with strawberries, and a bottle of wine to share.

Price: $95 with wine, $70 without

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Flatiron

Available for pick-up at the restaurant or hand-delivered to your suite if you're staying at The Evelyn Hotel next door, the trattoria's "Indulgent Feast For Two" special lives up to its name with dishes like cauliflower panna cotta with salmon gelée, steak au poivre with pomme purée, a black truffle lasagna, and chocolate fondant cake with caramel sauce to finish. The menu will be available from 2/12 through 2/14, and can be preordered and prepaid via phone (212-993-1568) or email (reservations@leonellirestaurants.com).

Price: $250 for two people (does not include tax or tip)

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Asian
  • Flatiron
  • price 3 of 4

The elevated dishes churned out at this modern Korean spot are fixed with local and seasonal ingredients served in sun-lit space with an outdoor garden ("hortus" in Latin). The restaurant's V-Day offerings this year can be enjoyed in that very garden, or via takeout and delivery: Your meal will begin with a Hortus Royal Platter (chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail), and will be followed by a choice of appetizer (truffle noodles with thai bird chili or sea urchin with yuzu harissa), as well as one main and one dessert from the standard menu. Dinner also comes with a 375ml bottle of Pol Roger Champagne. To place an order, email order@hortusnyc.com before February 11. 

Price: $170 for two people

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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Financial District
  • price 2 of 4

If you’re looking to lavish your loved one, the L.S.D. special from this FiDi restaurant should do the trick. The luxe package, available for delivery, includes a pair of two-pound lobsters (ginger-and-garlic, salt-and-pepper), a dry-aged porterhouse, and a whole Peking duck, along with sides like lobster fried rice, onion rings, and wok-fried mushrooms.

Price: $495

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Chelsea

The restaurant will be hibernating until spring, but the kitchen will continue serving diners via their three-course take-out program, Cena a Casa, which will have a Valentine’s Day menu for two. The menu, which will include an antipasti, a meat course, dessert and house-made bread, must be ordered 48 hours ahead of pick-up or delivery. A la carte add-ons are also available, including wine pairings, bottled cocktails, and additional sweets like bake-your-own cinnamon rolls for the morning after.

Price: $100

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HUSO
Photograph: Marky's Caviar

HUSO

The caviar speakeasy behind Madison Avenue roe retailer Marky's Caviar has everything you need for a memorable Valentine's morning with their takeout champagne brunch: Private-stock caviar, poached eggs, fresh croissants, elderflower bellinis, and chocolate-covered strawberries. 

Price: $250 per package

Amali
  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Lenox Hill
  • price 2 of 4

Valentine’s Day specials—including tuna tartare, roasted Peking duck, red velvet cake, and spaghetti and meatballs with Lady and the Tramp-style extra-long noodles—are available a la carte for outdoor dining at this seasonal Mediterranean restaurant, but if you want to get romantic at home instead, the takeout package includes all of the above.

Price: $95 per person

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Bentos
Photograph: Courtesy of Bentos

Bentos

Available for pick-up via Tock or delivery via DoorDash from 2/11 through 2/14, the two-level Valentine's Day Special Dinner Bento Box includes luxe options like a Bentos chirashi with toro, a Wagyu chirashi with black truffles, toro sushi with caviar, and a Wagyu Futomaki sushi roll. For dessert, tuck into some red-velvet cake from Keki's Modern Cakes. 

Price: $250 for two people

  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Williamsburg

If you’re looking for vegan and gluten-free V-Day options, chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz has got you covered: Holiday dishes like a seitan Francaise ($19), oyster-mushroom “calamari” ($11.50), cream of mushroom soup with truffled arugula ($8), and a berry-mascarpone mason jar with graham crumbles ($9 are available for takeout.

Price: A la carte

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