Valentine’s Day in NYC – Where should you go?

Jan 17, 2020 | Lifestyle

New York City on Valentine’s Day offers plenty of options for the ideal romantic evening, but with so many options, how do you choose just one? I put together a list with the top 10 restaurants in NYC when it comes to celebrating a romantic evening.

Bohemian – This hidden East Village Japanese eatery is popular for its exclusivity. You need to have been there before (or know someone) to be able to make a reservation. The interior is intimate, with limited seating and modern décor, making the location perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Photo credit: Bohemian New York

Petit Boucherie – This French restaurant in the heart of West Village serves traditional French dishes in a cozy, open kitchen environment. Not only do they have an extensive wine list and classic drinks, but they have also developed a beverage program with signature cocktails.

The River Café – Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, The River Café is known not only for the great American food, but also for the stunning views of the city. The River Café has been recognized as one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world, and just by looking at pictures of the location, you can see why.

The River Cafe

Buvette – This charming French Bistro in West Village is known for its authentic dishes and selection of drinks. The atmosphere is charming and friendly, and the food is delicious. It’s not difficult to feel as if you are in Europe, and who wouldn’t want that for Valentine’s Day?
L’Artusi – Presenting a modern take on traditional Italian dishes, this restaurant in the West Village features an extensive wine list (mostly Italian). The restaurant features two-floors and has a traditional bar, a cheese bar, and private dining in a 2,500 bottle walk-in wine cellar!

One if by Land, Two if by Sea – The upscale American restaurant in the West Village is one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, featuring elegant décor that includes candlelit tables, brick fireplaces and a baby grand piano. It also has a beautiful private garden!

Photo credit: One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Carbone – Elegance and tradition are two words associated with this popular and classic Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village. Carbone pays homage to the essence of Italian-American restaurants of the mid-20th century in NY.

Ashoka – Located on the Upper East Side, Ashoka serves authentic fine Indian cuisine. The restaurant also features traditional Indian décor and has both open and secluded seating options.
Yefsi – This charming and unique Athenian-style Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side serves amazing authentic dishes. The service is excellent and super friendly.

Quality Italian – The two-story Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan brings guests elegance, comfort, amazing service and food. The ambiance is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other romantic night out in the city.


Wherever you decide to go this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to make your reservation as soon as possible; after all, this is NYC!

And if you are coming from out of town, or even if you are looking for a romantic staycation, the Conrad New York Downtown is offering amazing Valentine’s Day packages! The luxurious hotel overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, not only offers spectacular city views, but guests also enjoy world-class art, amenities that range from a spectacular salon to a fitness center, and more.

This year, there are two romantic packages to choose from. The Romance Package with in-room Prosecco, chocolate covered strawberries, and scattered rose petals; or the Picture Perfect Valentine’s Day Package with one private tour for two with NY Media Boat Tour, in-room champagne, one private hour at Lobby Doopy (Conrad New York Downtown’s rooftop bar) for photos with a professional photographer, and a four-course meal for two in ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine. The ATRIO is amazing and you can book it even if you are not staying at the hotel for the night, although it is Valentine’s Day, so why deal with traffic when you can have an amazing dinner and then just stumble up to your room.




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