Manhattan Romance a La Carte
♥ Philippe by Philippe Chow
This New York celebrity hot spot just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and plans to sweep diners off their feet with an intimate Modern Asian dining experience. Candlelight casts a dim glow over the dining room’s dark wood features and plush banquettes with their signature color palette of black, white and red adding to the romantic ambiance where ladies receive roses. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine. All Philippe signature dishes, including the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, perfect for sharing with your date. In addition to its regular dessert menu, diners may enjoy a special heart-shaped red velvet cake prepared by in-house Pastry Chef Kostas Paterakis.
33 East 60th St, New York, NY 10065
♥ MAMO NYC
This Valentine’s Day, dine at charming SoHo Italian Provencal Restaurant MAMO. The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo located in Antibes, France, MAMO NYC will delight couples looking to dine in opulence with its regular menu and Valentine’s Day specials including: Whole Lobster Salad with Raspberry Dressing; Parisian Gnocchi Au Gratin with Smoked Salmon for two; Beef Filet “Tagliata” and Barolo Wine Sauce; and a Creamy Chocolate Pie with Passion Fruit. MAMO is comprised of two distinct spaces, an intimate downstairs lounge and a comfortable 100-seated dining room upstairs. The multi-level space boasts rustic Provencal décor with old family images and movie posters that make guests feel instantly transported to the French Riviera. The menu is derived from Mammoliti family recipes passed down through generations and integrate market-fresh specials. The extensive wine list includes hand-selected bottles from Italy and France, and the cocktail list features special concoctions with an Italian twist.
323 West Broadway (Btwn Canal & Grand Sts), New York, NY 10013
♥ T-Bar Steak & Lounge
T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting. This Valentine’s Day under the watchful eye of Restauranteur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.
1278 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021
♥ Good Enough to Eat
This intimate Upper West Side favorite, which has been a neighborhood destination for 35 years. Well-known for its famous brunch lines, Good Enough to Eat will be delighting guests with a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Delicious, scratch-made favorites served with love will include: Fried Oysters with a spicy remoulade; Heart Shaped Lobster Ravioli in a creamy parmesan mascarpone saffron champagne sauce; Pan Seared Flounder with rosé lemon caper beurre blanc; Petite NY Strip Steak Dianne with lemon parmesan shrimp with Chambord cocktail sauce. For a sweet bite to cap the experience, Pastry Chef Michele Weber is baking her decadent Red Velvet Cake and luxurious Godiva Chocolate Silk Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream.
520 Columbus Ave (@ 85th St.), New York, NY 10024
♥ Amaranth Restaurant
Amaranth is hosting a special, sexy Valentine’s Day Dinner celebration where they will serve guests a special a la carte menu filled with their signature Mediterranean dishes, with a few specials that exude passion and romance. Amaranth’s menu offers its diners tasty seafood, homemade pasta dishes and meat dishes all of which are executed using fresh, organic ingredients. The restaurant boasts an excellent cocktail list, including the famous Frozen Cosmo, and a wide-ranging wine list that is frequently updated. Amaranth is known its full dining experience and the charming, home-away-from-home feel.
21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065
♥ Il Valentino Osteria
For Valentine’s Day Upper East Side Tuscan favorite Il Valentino Osteria’s festivities will feature a special performance by Vocalist Sandy Jordan and Guitarist Marc Capon to set the mood. Accompanying the live performance will be a special A La Carte menu featuring a choice of Tuna Tartare with avocado; Beet Salad with crispy Shallots and fresh Arugula in Champagne Balsamic Vinaigrette; Crab Cakes with Remolada Sauce garnished with fresh Market Greens or a Butternut Squash Soup to start. For main course, Il Valentino Osteria is offering its diners seeking romance entrée options including: Beet Ravioli stuffed with Ricotta & Goat Cheese, and Mint Leaf; Risotto sautéed with Wild Mushrooms in a Truffle Cream Sauce; Duck Breast sliced in medallions, marinated in Vin Santo, surrounded by Baked Apples, Grapes, & Raisins; Grilled Filet Mignon topped in a Mushroom Cream Sauce with sliced Tomatoes and Basil Mash Potato or Filet of Orata with fresh Lentils, Capers and Tomatoes, plated with Pickled Cauliflower & Confit Potatoes. To end the meal and stoke the fires of romance, diners will surely enjoy the special Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis.
1078 First Avenue (@ 59th St.), New York, NY 10022
♥ Four Cuts Steakhouse
Set the mood this Valentine’s Day at Sutton Place hot spot Four Cuts Steakhouse. Named after the four traditional cuts of steak – the ribeye, the strip, the tenderloin and the t-bone – this restaurant offers diners steakhouse cuisine in an intimate setting. Food expertly prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Miller, known amongst cognoscenti as “The Steak Whisperer,” will serve guests seeking romance special Valentine’s Day specials alongside its regular A La Carte menu. Diners may start their meals with Four Cut’s signature Seafood Platter which includes jumbo lump crab meat and shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lemon and mustard. For sharing adieu on Valentine’s Day, Four Cuts serves a decadent Porterhouse for Two or More served with your choice of sauces including cherry peppers and onions, Barolo wine, truffle butter or Chef M’s Signature secret sauce.
1076 First Avenue (Btwn 58th and 59th Streets.), New York, NY 10022
A Hamptons Affair
♥ 75 Main
Southampton eatery 75 Main has long been a favorite among locals, visitors and celebrities alike for more than 30 years. This Valentine’s Day, this Hamptons hotspot will serve guests from both its traditional menu in addition to a special menu for the occasion. The 75 Main menu features a fusion of Italian, Asian and Caribbean influences, whilst highlighting contemporary American cuisine. After dinner the restaurant converts into one of the hottest lounges on the East End and is hosting an exclusive party.
75 Main St. Southampton, NY 11968
♥ Osteria Salina
This Italian eatery, now open year-round, will be delighting diners seeking romance on the East End with an unforgettable night an idyllic setting this Valentine’s Day. Osteria Salina sets the mood with its baby grand piano bar lounge, and guests may enjoy each other’s company by the restaurant’s fireplace. Also available to diners is the intimate private dining room, La Saletta as well as the Georgica Room, which boasts views of Georgica Pond. Husband and Wife Owners Tim and Cinzia Gaglio continue their tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality.
108 Wainscott Road Wainscott, NY 11975