Valentine's Day Restaurants In Manhattan
Manhattan Romantic Restaurants For Valentines Day in Manhattan on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & the Lower East Side
Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away. It's a good time to let your loved one know you care. Flowers, gifts and dinner are always welcome treats, and / or some thoughtful gesture that shows that the lady [or man] you're with still means a lot to you.
It's generally hard to make restaurant reservations on short notice at a romantic Manhattan restaurant on Valentine's Day, and sometimes it's difficult to make them for the weekend preceding Valentine's Day. So if you're thinking about doing something this Valentine's Day for dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown or East Village; it's best to do your research early, and call a week or at least a few days ahead to make the reservations.
Valentine's Day History - Romantic Restaurants In Manhattan
The origins of Valentine's Day are not well documented. It's believed to have been named after Saint Valentine who was apparently a Catholic martyr who died over 1500 years ago. Today the holiday is not associated with religion so much as flowers, candies, cards and romantic dinners. And the holiday spokesperson is now Cupid, a Roman god of desire, and quite a mischief maker.
Click this link to view a brief guide of Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants - Manhattan NYC where you will find links to Manhattan restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines. Enjoy.
Romantic Restaurants - Manhattan Valetines Day NYC
Romantic Places For Valentines Dinner in Manhattan on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village, West Village, SoHo, Tribeca & the Lower East Side - V Day
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and it's time for all lovers to find the right restaurant for their romantic Cupid's Day dinner on the Upper East Side, Midtown, the Upper West Side, the East Village, the West Village, SoHo and Chelsea.
Valentine's Day Restaurants In Manhattan
Given Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, you can go out for the weekend dinner when you can both relax and enjoy yourselves, or you can do it on the weekday.
Going out over the weekend works in your favor whether a younger / less confident relationship, or in a longer lasting one. But we recommend NOT waiting until the last minute to try to book a reservation because restaurateurs frequently cannot accommodate what is normally a one or two day spike in demand over the course of the weekend. Getting a reservation for this Valentine's Day weekend should be very doable, if you're loved one is flexible on the date.
Valentine's Day Restaurants In Manhattan - Romantic Restaurants in Manhattan
The following is a list of links to Manhattan Buzz restaurant reviews. These restaurants were selected based the food quality, the ambiance and the service of these restaurants which made them notable within their categories.
This is not meant to the beginning of what will one day become a rather long list as there are many more fine Manhattan restaurants we wish to review. But in the meantime this is what we have to offer.
Valentine's Day Restaurants In Manhattan - French Restaurants on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown & West Village, American Restaurants in Gramercy Park, Midtown, East Village & Upper East & Upper West Sides, Italian Restaurants on the Upper West Side, Rooftop Restaurants in Midtown & Downtown, Manhattan Irish Pubs & Restaurants, and a Steak House on the UES
All of these are likely good restaurants for Valentines Day, but one size does not fit all. Most of them have some romance, but not all of them are romantic rendezvous restaurants. All of the restaurants shown here are located in Manhattan, and I have visited all of them presented here and believe them to be quite commendable for either food or ambiance or both - within their price range and category. Click the restaurant links below to essentially zoom into read the reviews of many Manhattan restaurants we visited to get a better idea of what to expect.
Manhattan Valentine's Day Special Events
The Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants and events are broken out by neighborhood below. There are a few events in Manhattan on Valentines Day that might also be of interest.
See our front page post on Friday, February 7th, 2020 for details - Manhattan Buzz.
Manhattan Valentines Restaurants & Events Upper East Side NYC
D'Orsay French Restaurant - Upper East Side Manhattan
Description. D'Orsay Restaurant is one of the French restaurants of the Upper East Side with real longevity. It has a classical early 1900's ambiance, French food and generally good service. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants on the Upper East Side of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Valentine's Day Restaurants - D'Orsay French Restaurant Upper East Side UES.
Location. 1057 Lexington Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.517.6400 / Website - www.orsayrestaurant.com
Photo. D'Orsay French restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
BLT Prime - UES Valentines Restaurants
BLT Prime, also a steakhouse & formerly of Gramercy Park replaced The Arlington Club restaurant. BLT Prime is now a steak house on the Upper East Side. Manhattan Valentine's Day steak houses on the UES of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Arlington Club restaurant on the UES - Manhattan Steak Houses - Arlington Club Restaurant on the Upper East Side UES.
Location. 1032 Lexington Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.995.8500 / Website - www.bltrestaurants.com // Info for CLOSED Arlington Club: Tel - 212.249.5700 / Website - www.thelexingtonclubny.com
Photo. The Arlington Club [now BLT Prime] on the Upper East Side a few years ago.
Bars & Books - Valentines Bars on the Upper East Side NYC
Bars & Books is a cigar bar on the Upper East Side. Manhattan Valentine's Day cigar bars on the Upper East Side of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Bar & Books cigar bar on the UES - Cigar bars in Manhattan NYC - Bar & Books UES Upper East Side.
Location. 1020 Lexington Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.717.3902 / Website - www.barandbooks.cz
Photo. Bars & Books on the Upper East Side, late one night near the holidays.
Manhattan Valentines Restaurants & Events Upper West Side
Cesca Italian Restaurant - Valentines Day on the Upper West Side
Click here to read a review of the Cesca Italian restaurant on the UWS - Valentine's Day Restaurants Manhattan - Cesca Italian Restaurants Upper West Side UWS.
Location. 164 West 75th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.787.6300 / Website - www.cescany.com
Photo. A delicious entree served at Cesca on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Le Monde French Restaurant - Valentine's Day on the UWS Manhattan
Le Monde French restaurant is relaxed, comfortable Upper West Side restaurant with a welcoming ambiance of tiled floors, high ceilings and a feeling of space. It's a Columbia University and Barnard gathering place. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants on the UWS of NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Le Monde French restaurant on the UWS - Manhattan Valentine's Day Restaurants - Le Monde French Restaurant UWS Upper West Side.
Location. 2885 Broadway
Contact. Tel - 212.531.3939 / Website - www.lemondenyc.com
Photo. Le Monde French restaurant on the Upper West Side along Broadway. It's a classic French restaurant and one of the Columbia University neighborhood favorites.
Nice Matine - Restaurants on the UWS Manhattan NYC
Nice Matine French Restaurant in the Lucerne Hotel on the UWS.
Click here to read a review of the Nice Matine French restaurant on the UWS - Romantic Restaurants Manhattan - Nice Matine in the Historic Lucerne Hotel Upper West Side UWS.
Location. 201 West 79th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.873.6423 / Website - www.nicematinnyc.com
Photo. One of the many fine entrees served at Nice Matine on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in early 2020.
Cafe Luxembourg Restaurant which is a long established restaurant with a very good reputation for French / American food.
Location. 200 West 70th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.873.7411 / Website - www.cafeluxembourg.com
Unfortunately Ouest on the Upper West Side UWS at 84th and Broadway closed in June of 2015.
Manhattan Valentines Restaurants & Events Midtown NYC
Friend of a Farmer - Cozy Restaurants on Valentine's Day NYC
Click here to read a review of the Friend of the Farmer restaurant on the UES - Romantic Restaurants Manhattan - Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy Park - American Restaurants Midtown NYC.
Location. 77 Irving Place near Gramercy Park
Contact. Tel - 212.477.2188 / Website - www.friendofafarmer.com
Photo. The Friend of a Farmer just a couple of blocks south of Gramercy Park in Midtown near the Village / Union Square Park.
Bryant Park Cafe - Convenient Location Restaurants V Day NYC
The Bryant Park Cafe is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. It's centrally located, just behind the Library at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Click here to read a review of the Bryant Park Cafe & restaurant in Midtown Manhattan NYC - Manhattan Valentine's Day Restaurants - Bryant Park Cafe American Restaurants Midtown NYC.
Location. Between 5th & 6th Avenues and between 40th & 42nd Streets in Bryant Park behind the NYC Public Library
Contact. Tel - 212.840.6500 / Website - www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com
Photo. The Bryant Park Cafe behind the NY Public Library at 5th and 42nd Street adjacent to Bryant Park in the summer time.
Irish Pubs & Restaurants. Manhattan Valentine's Day Irish restaurants in NYC. Click here to read a report on the Irish pubs and restaurants in Manhattan - Irish Pubs in Manhattan NYC.
Bar 65 - Rooftop Manhattan Restaurants on Valentine's Day
Bar 65 is an exciting, art deco, historic rooftop experience. Bar 65 is nestled atop Rockefeller Center in the heart of Midtown, just across from the historic Rainbow Room. On Valentine's Day they're offering a prix fixe three course meal for $110 including tax and 20% gratuity. Drinks are separate. Manhattan Valentine's Day romantic roof top restaurants in Midtown NYC.
Click here to read a review of the D'Orsay French restaurant on the UES - Romantic Rooftop Bars Midtown Manhattan NYC - Bar 65 Rockefeller Center.
Location. 30 Rockefeller Center on the 65th Floor across from the Rainbow Room
Contact. Tel - 212.632.5000 / Website - www.rainbowroom.com
Photo. Bar 65 in Rockefeller Center in Midtown over the holidays. They have a deck outside that you can walk around on.
Le Coq French Restaurant - V Day near the Flatiron Bldg Manhattan
Le Coq French Restaurant is a sophisticated, yet casual, French restaurant near the Flatiron Building in Midtown Manhattan. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in the Flatiron District in Midtown NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Le Coq French restaurant in the Flatiron District of Midtown NYC - Valentine's Day Restaurants Manhattan - Le Coq French Restaurant Flatiron District Midtown NYC.
Location. 30 East 20th Street
Contact. Tel - 212.267.7426 / Website - www.lecoqriconyc.com
Photo. Le Coq French restaurant near the Flatiron Building during prime time in the summer.
Loeb Boathouse - Romantic Restaurants Manhattan NYC
The Loeb Boathouse restaurant is a favorite of American style restaurant for tourists as well as locals for a Central Park 'lakeside' view. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in Central Park near the UES, UWS and Midtown Manhattan NYC.
Click here to read a review of the Loeb Boathouse restaurant near the UES, UWS & Midtown - Romantic Restaurants Midtown UES UWS - Central Park Boathouse Manhattan NYC.
Location. Enter East 72nd Street and go to Park Drive which is the principal north / south road along the east inside of Central Park.
Contact. Tel - 212.517.2233 / Website - www.thecentralparkboathouse.com
Photo. The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on a Sunday in the Spring.
Water Club Restaurant - V Day Restaurants & Parties Along the East River at the East River and about 35th Street. There is also generally a boat or two departing from the nearby dock.
Location. 500 East 30th Street at the East River
Contact. Tel - 212.683.3333 / Website - www.thewaterclub.com
El Rio Grande is a Tex Mex restaurant in Murray Hill on 38th Street & Third Avenue in midtown. The entrance is between 3rd Avenue and Lexington on the south side of the street in the ground floor of a large apartment building. El Rio Grande serves killer margaritas, thick crunchy chips and a pretty good Tex / Mex dinner.
Location. 160 East 38th Street off 3rd Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.867.0922 / Website - www.elriograndenyc.com
Rooftop at the Royalton was the Gansevoort only a couple of years ago. The rooftop bar and restaurant offers worthwhile views and the food while the Gansevoort was excellent.
Location. 420 Park Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.317.2900 / Website - www.royaltonparkavenue.com
Casa Lever is located in the first glass and steel skyscraper in Manhattan built in 1955. I used to work in the building. The restaurant offers fine dining and was quite good the last time I was there.
Location. 390 Park Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.888.2700 / Website - www.casalever.com
Bill's Townhouse - Romantic Restaurants Midtown NYC
Description. Bill's Townhouse Restaurant in Midtown has been a longstanding favorite and a bar and restaurant with a long history. Click the link above to see our restaurant review with photos.
Location. 57 East 54th Street in East Midtown near Lever House on Park Avenue.
Contact. www.billstownhouse.com / Tel 212.518.2727
Photo. Bill's Townhouse in Midtown over the holidays during prime time.
Manhattan Valentines Restaurants & Events East Village / West Village NYC
Lil Frankies - Fun Restaurants in the East Village V Day NYC
Lil Frankie's is a hip, nearly diner-style restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in the East Village of NYC. It's a CASH ONLY restaurant.
Click here to read a review of the Lil Frankie's restaurant in the East Village - Manhattan Valentines Day Restaurants - Lil Frankie's American Restaurants East Village NYC.
Location. 19 First Avenue
Contact. Tel - 212.420.4900 / Website - www.lilfrankies.com
Photo. Lil Frankies in the East Village over the summer during prime time.
La Ripaille - Romantic French Restaurants West Village
La Ripaille is a warm, cozy French restaurant in the West Village. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in the West Village of NYC.
Click here to read a review of La Ripaille French restaurant in the West Village - Manhattan Romantic Restaurants - La Ripalle French Restaurant West Village NYC.
Location. 605 Hudson Street
Contact. Tel - 212.255.4406 / Website - www.laripailleny.com
Photo. Ripalle French restaurant in the West Village, near closing time, around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Now in West Village, the Gansevoort was cool place in Midtown, which they vacated to Royalton Rooftop. Click here for Manhattan Restaurants for Valentines Day in Tribeca NYC.
Manhattan Valentines Restaurants & Events Tribeca / Soho & Downtown Manhattan NYC
Manhatta - Rooftop Restaurants Downtown Manhattan NYC
Manhatta is a modern American fare restaurant located in the Chase Building in Downtown NYC in the FiDi neighborhood. They have beautiful views looking mostly north and east along the East River - looking down on the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in Downtown NYC.
Location. 28 Liberty Street on the 60th Floor
Contact. Tel - 212.230.5788 / Website - www.manhattarestaurant.com
Photo. Manhatta restaurant in the FiDi District near the South Street Seaport, during prime time one evening in the Fall.
Delmonico's - Classic Historic Restaurants Downtown Manhattan
Delmonico's is an old Italian restaurant located in Downtown NYC in the FiDi neighborhood. It's one of the oldest restaurants in New York City, and is heralded as one of the restaurants that first brought fine dining to NYC. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants in the Downtown Financial District NYC.
Location. 56 Beaver Street
Contact. Tel - 212.509.1144 / Website - www.delmonicos.com
Photo. Delmonico's during the holidays during prime time.
Fraunces Tavern - Historic Bars & Restaurants V Day Downtown NYC
Fraunces Tavern is where George Washington is said to have given his Farewell Address to his men following the end of the Revolutionary War. Manhattan Valentine's Day restaurants near Wall Street in Downtown NYC.
Location. 54 Pearl Street
Contact. Tel - 212.968.1776 / Website - www.frauncestavern.com and the adjacent www.frauncestavernmuseum.org.
Photo. Fraunces Tavern in the FiDi District over the holidays, very late, near closing time.
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