Valentine's Day in NYC

We’ve rounded up the best of the best date-night spots for a romantic Valentine’s Day in NYC. Nothing cheesy, stuffy, or overrated here. So put on your best Parker dress and set up that reservation.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Greenwich Village

Often regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, this pick consistently lives up to its name. If you’re looking for a romantic night that could give an Austen novel a run for its money, bask in the candlelight and take in the chandeliers and grand piano inside this converted 18th century carriage house.

Palma, West Village

A classic choice for the true romantic, a yellow painted wooden exterior seems quaint and charming, but is only the latter once you enter and smell the traditional Italian fare and take in the stucco walls, exposed ceiling beams, floral arrangements, and, to seal the deal, a year-round garden patio.

La Cafette, Williamsburg

Paris may be the city of love, but this café in Williamsburg is the best of French influences. Think a classic menu of charcuterie, mussels, and hanger steak, along with an extensive wine list. Add décor that’s Art Deco meets tropical, and you have a fresh option for your night out or morning-after brunch.

Ophelia, Midtown East

A 360-degree view of the city skyline, fur seating, and a checkered tile floor are accompanied by menu of crudité, churros, and the genius “new-groni”. All of this and more awaits at Ophelia, located in the Beekman Tower where old school meets modern and Valentine’s specials include his and hers cocktails.

Frank Restaurant, East Village

With cozy, close seating inside this family run neighborhood essential, there’s no bad seat in the house. Picking your date for this intimate affair may come easy, but picking from 750 Italian wines may be a bit harder. Thankfully, all the classics here are tried and true, with ragu and gnocchi to share (or not).

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