Valentine’s Day is coming in hot! Incase you didn’t know that New York City is packed with approximately 8.4 million people, you need to plan ahead and make a reservation if you want to take your lucky date somewhere nice. With so many great places to choose from, we put our thinking caps on to round up the best of the best places to take your date.
The Water Club
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Really knock your Valentine off their feet with breathtaking views of the East River. After you’re done eating a delicious seafood entrée, finish the evening with an old-fashioned apple tart or a bowl of ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Make your reservation sooner rather than later!
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If you’re looking for excellent food in a setting inspired by the city of love, Lafayette is what you’re looking for. With multiple hors d’oeuvres and entrée options, you and your date will be dining in elegance while ending the meal with delicious French treats. You’re not the only one who is going to want to take your sweet heart to Paris so, don’t sit on making a reservation.
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While the food at Daniel is amazing, can we just take a moment to appreciate these beautiful chocolates? If you already have dinner plans, we suggest calling ahead and getting your hands on some limited quantity Bisous Au Chocolat (it literally means chocolate kisses). They’re way too cute to pass up. See the rest of the Valentine’s Day menu here.
Romance Under the Stars
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We can’t get over how amazing this idea is. Start your evening out at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space sipping cocktails and munching on chocolate while listening to a jazz quartet. Then you and your date can get cozy in the Hayden Planetarium, listening to an astronomer tell sweet love stories based on the mythology of the cosmos. Learn more about the event here.
A Taste of Magic: Valentine’s Edition
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We know you’re planning a magical evening. Guarantee it’ll be an awesome evening by getting a reservation at A Taste of Magic. Between each course, magicians walk between the tables to entertain you and your date for an up close and personal experience.
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No need to fear Valentine’s Day if you’re single. Dirt Candy is hosting “Solo Diner’s Week” from February 9-13th allowing you to still celebrate the holiday without a wingman. The dinner includes six-courses where the dishes come in miniature versions so you can enjoy them all. Find out more and reserve your spot here.
Bloody Valentine’s Weekend 2016
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For those who are deathly in love and want a Valentine’s Day they will never forget, Bloody Valentine is right up your alley. Purchasing your ticket allows you to go any day over Valentine’s Day weekend so you can get your scream on whenever it’s convenient. Purchase your tickets here.
Between an evening under the stars or a bloody haunted house, New York definitely has something to offer anyone this Valentine’s Day. And if you’re still in a bind of what to get your Valentine, check out our Valentine’s Day gift guide for some unique ideas!
How are you planning to spend the most romantic holiday? Leave us your V-Day plans in the comments; we’d love to hear about it!