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Valentine's Day at Fornino
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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

By Christina Izzo and 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

Steak dinner at Lucciola
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Lucciola

Restaurants Italian Upper West Side

What says celebrating with your boo more than a steak dinner for two? At this uptown Italian spot, chef Michele Casadei Massari is offering two take-home cuts for local delivery or store pick-up on Valentine's Day: A duo of filets mignon with porcini mushrooms and a bottle of wine, or a shareable 40-ounce Fiorentina with sides like potato gratin with Parmigiano Reggiano. 

Price: $129 for the filet mignon, $179 for the Fiorentina. 

Socarrat Paella Bar

Restaurants Spanish Chelsea

Add some Spanish spice to your Valentine's proceedings with this four-course dinner-for-two package from the paella-bar chain, available for both takeout and delivery from February 11th through 14th. The meal starts with a Campero board (manchego, Marcona olives, almonds, etc) and a tapas course, featuring red prawns and crispy croquetas. For mains, diners can choose between lobster-and-seafood or duck paella. Heart-shaped churros with chocolate cap off the decadence. Orders can be made by calling any of the restaurants or emailing athome@socarratnyc.com.

Price: $140 with Cava, $130 without

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Profiteroles at La Goulue
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La Goulue

Restaurants French Lenox Hill

Looking to do a little Frenching on February 14th? The Upper East Side bistro has holiday offerings to satisfy your Gallic cravings. Available on 2/13 and 2/14 for takeout and heated outdoor dining, the three-course prix fixe kicks off with a complementary glass of Frerejean Freres Champagne and an egg-custard amuse with black truffles. From there, twosomes can choose from options such as hamachi tartare with wasabi coulis, steak au poivre with green peppercorn sauce, and profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. 

Price: $125 per person (does not include tax or tip)

Schaller & Weber
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Schaller & Weber

Shopping Specialist food and drink Upper East Side

The Upper East Side butcher shop is going all in on cheese and chocolate for Valentine's Day. Available for local pick-up or national shipping through Mercato, the holiday tasting includes fromage like Fat Fat Fowl’s St. Stephen triple cream cow’s milk cheese and Jacquin Buchette aux Fleurs French goat cheese coated with dried edible flowers, with accoutrements such as Rustic Bakery crackers, Beth Farm's strawberry-rhubarb jam, and Mifroma chocolate fondue from Switzerland. 

Price: $65

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