The Best Places to Spend Valentine’s Day in NYC
The most romantic day of the year has arrived, so whether you’re celebrating with someone special, out with friends or just feel like a night out, here’s our pick of the most delicious places to spend Valentine’s Day…
The out-of-town one…
Deer Mountain Inn
Deep in the hills above Tannersville, NY, Deer Mountain Inn is hosting a Valentine’s night with a difference. Think romantic views of the Great Northern Catskills, a prix fixe menu from Michelin-starred chef Ryan Tate, and a Cupid Jubilee dance party in the evening (with free rosé for the first hour).
Deer Mountain Inn, 790 County Route 25, NY 12485
The healthy one…
For the health-conscious or vegan couples among you, P.S. Kitchen is offering a five-course prix fixe menu with an optional wine pairing, including spiced roasted parsnip bisque, marinated cauliflower with saffron couscous, and pistachio semolina cake with grenadine sorbet, rose foam, pistachio dust and olive oil. Plus, their profits go to charitable causes.
P.S. Kitchen, 246 West 48th Street, NY 10036
The group one…
Image credit: Michael Tulipan
Brooklyn Cider House
Get your friends together, because the five-course menu at Brooklyn Cider House is best enjoyed in a group – enjoy cider-braised chorizo and rib-eye steaks, or vegetable dumplings and roasted cauliflower from the vegetarian menu. You can even ask to join an existing group – like speed-dating for friends. Aww.
Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Avenue, NY 11237
The party one…
Slate’s Valentine’s Day Party kicks off with Happy Hour from 6–8pm, DJ sets throughout the evening, and (deep breath) an interactive self-pour beer and wine installation. Their Valentine’s cocktail – the Rose-y Doughnut Fondue Flute – is available all week, too.
Slate, 54 West 21st Street, NY 10010
The rooftop one…
Monarch Rooftop & Lounge
Cuddle up with a loved one in this beautiful rooftop setting (it’s indoors; don’t worry), with popcorn, a special cocktail and a screening of the movie Valentine’s Day. Well, it’s fitting, isn’t it?
Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge, 18th Floor, 71 West 35th Street, NY 10001
The aphrodisiac one…
There had to be oysters on here somewhere, ok? Flex are offering an intimate experience with their 23 styles of mussels, a variety of oysters, and mini stuffed doughnuts for a sweet treat at the end.
Flex Mussels, various locations
The dessert one(s)…
Why get your special someone flowers when you can get them a doughnut flower? This rose-shaped yeast doughnut has rosewater and edible roses in the glaze, and there’s a passionfruit flavor as well. We know which bouquet we’d prefer.
Doughnut Plant, various locations
In case you couldn’t afford a trip to Paris this year, Cookie Dō have teamed up with Dana’s Bakery to create macarons with a cookie dough filling. It’s just as good, if you ask us. Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Red Velvet and Brownie Batter.
Cookie Dō, 550 La Guardia Place, NY 10012
An all-dessert menu is a great idea every day of the year, but it really comes into its own on Valentine’s. Jungsik are offering a special five-course finale to their Valentine’s tasting menu, by pastry chef Eunji Lee, including heart-shaped marshmallow roses, a heart-shaped chocolate mousse cake and a rose-shaped Vacherin with lemon cake and fromage blanc mousse.
Jungsik, 2 Harrison Street, NY 10013