Get Your Valentine On, With Our Help

Pay no attention to that couple behind the curtain. Photo: Julie Mack

Yesterday we told you about the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner — a five-course free-for-all centered on the ingestion of distended duck’s livers. If you can’t make it to that pinnacle of passion, you’re not out of options. We’ve put together a Valentine’s Day guide for the smitten that includes a rundown of restaurants owned by couples, with recipes for their romantic dishes; a patently unironic guide for free-spending sweethearts; our picks for the best chocolatiers, wine stores, and dessert spots; and even a few things not directly related to the ingestion of food.

The Valentine's Playbook

It Takes Two
Classic Romance, Minus the Cheese
Top Five Dessert Spots
Top Five Chocolatiers
Top Five Wine Shops

Related: Duck Liver = Romance at Valentine’s Day Foie Gras Dinner