Whether you’re significantly cuffed this holiday or gearing up for a night on the town with your best gals, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Regardless of your relationship status, it’s the perfect excuse to splurge on luxe entrees, plenty of chocolate, and gifts for those you love.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day date offerings, ranging from fancy coursed menus, cooking classes, and dinner on a boat.
Trying to impress a date out in the ‘Burg? Head to Westlight in the (relatively) new William Vale Hotel, right on McCarren Park. The restaurant is offering a four-course tasting menu with decadent options like oysters, lobster, and black cod set to fun live music. Check out the Valentine’s Day tasting menu here. William Vale Hotel 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY
For all the singles out there, head to NoMo Kitchen’s “No Dates” party. The singles only party kicks off with a champagne open bar for the first hour followed by heart-themed drinks, petite bites, and live music from DJ Julian O’Keefe. The party rages until midnight. Purchase tickets here. 9 Crosby St, New York, NY
Dean & Deluca
Breakfast in bed is romantic, but know what’s not? Cooking in a cramped NYC kitchen. Luckily, Dean & Deluca has made it easy for you. Scoop up an array of flaky croissants & pain au chocolats, organic fruit spread, artisan cured meats and delicate macarons from Dean & Deluca’s expansive Soho location. Pair with some coffee fresh from the French press and mimosas, and you’ve got yourself a date. 560 Broadway, New York, NY
Mundo, the bi-level restaurant and bar located within the trendy Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City, will be serving up a special a la carte Valentine’s Day menu created by Executive Chef Yonatan Klainman from 5PM – 10:30PM. Fancy pants entree highlights include foie gras, Spanish octopus, and filet mignon and lamb chop. Wash it all down with the special “Mundo Love” cocktail with vodka, Chambord, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. While you indulge, your eardrums will feast on the sweet jazz stylings of Kyla Quinn & Her Boyfriends, on set from 7-10:30 p.m. Paper Factory Hotel, 37-06 36th St, Long Island City, NY
For a trendy dinner downtown with a killer cocktail bar, head to Dirty French in the Lower East Side. For $110, you’ll enjoy a choice of hors d’oeuvre, entree, and dessert. Our top picks would be the ahi tuna tartare, hanger steak, and the preserved lemon tarte. Check out the Valentine’s dinner menu here. The Ludlow Hotel, 180 Ludlow St, New York, NY
Santina, which we crowned as the best patio brunch of 2015, is serving up an ornate Italian-style Valentine’s Day fete. You’ll get your choice between two antipasti, and one entree & dessert each. Highlights include avocado trapenese cecina, grapefruit Italian ice, and spaghetti blue crab, Our recommendation: take a moonlit stroll down the High Line and then end with cocktails and dinner at Santina. Check out Santina’s Valentine’s Day menu here. 820 Washington St, New York, NY
Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel
Stunning views of the Chrysler Building and Midtown Manhattan will make your Valentine’s day picture perfect. Head to the elegant rooftop of the Kimberly Hotel in Midtown for a prix fixe feast. For $100 per couple, you’ll receive three small plates, two desserts, and two glasses of bubbles, perfect for sharing and sipping while snuggling under the stars. 145 E 50th St, New York, NY
For a unique Valentine’s Day date, step aboard Fish Bar, an upscale floating yacht on the Hudson. Make a reservation for a four-course dinner on February 10th, 11th, and 14th and a sail around the Manhattan skyline. Dinner is obviously seafood-centric and includes a champagne toast and roses to celebrate the holiday. W 41st St and 12th Avenue, Pier 81 – South Berth, New York, NY
Wallflower, a quaint eatery in the West Village is welcoming a new chef and offering a five-course menu for Valentine’s Day. The courses are inventive and decadent with options like black truffle carrot fondue and maple fois gras banana bread. Dinner will set you back $105 each. In case you can’t score a Valentine’s Day rezzie, the restaurant is also offering an extended and lower-priced version of the Valentine’s Day menu from 2/10-2/13. 235 W 12th St, New York, NY
Rather than your typical dinner date, get your handy dirty and do it yourself. On Saturday, February 11th, join Dos Caminos executive chef Ivy Stark for a “Dia de los Enamorados” cooking class to learn how to make a sexy, contemporary Mexican Valentine’s Day spread for your loved one. Your $75 ticket scores you lunch, cocktails, and a copy of Dos Caminos Tacos. Call special events at (212) 294-1000 for reservations. 373 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
A few last minute gifts to go with your date…
If you want to get some brownie points with your Valentine, or should we say cookie points, grab a customized Cookies by Design Valentine’s Day gift basket. This impressive assortment of goodies features gorgeous hand-painted cookies and a Valentine’s bear from Build-A-Bear workshop. Best of all, this sweet gift can be ordered and hand-delivered on the same day, perfect for the procrastinators among us. Our lips are sealed. Order the gift basket here. Various locations
Scoop a pre-made bouquet at the Rachel Cho Valentine’s floral pop-up in The Tunnel nightclub in Chelsea. You’ll have your choice between three different price points: $20, $35, and $50. 220 12th Ave, New York, NY
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Dean & DeLuca and Cookies By Design. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the companies.