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Where to Eat on Valentine’s Day

Zoe Lukas's iconic LOVE cookies
Zoe Lukas’s iconic LOVE cookies Photo: Whipped Bakeshop

Valentine’s Day is coming up this Sunday. That is, it will be coming up if we live through Snowpocalypse 2.0: Even Snowpocalyptier! Because it falls on a Sunday this year, it opens up two options for dining - brunch and dinner - and many restaurants are taking advantage of the opportunity for mega-moneymaking to offer options for both. Some are even extending their Valentine’s specials from Friday through Sunday to make it a whole Valentine’s weekend. You can’t knock the hustle! We’ve rounded up some of the offerings out there for you. Click through to find out who’s having a Valentine’s pajama brunch, where you can see live flamenco with your sweetheart and who’s giving away free booze with your prix-fixe meal.

Prices do not include tax and tip, unless otherwise noted. Restaurants are listed alphabetically.

Bar Ferdinand chef Michael Thomas has created a $30 Valentine’s Day brunch menu being served from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. Choices will include: Potato Galette with Osetra Caviar and Saffron Crème Fraiche; Dave’s Famous French Toast stuffed with Blueberry and Citrus Curd; Goat Cheese Crepes with Apple and Pear Compote, Toasted Walnuts and Local Organic Honey; and House Made Biscuits and Chorizo Gravy with a Fried Egg. A Cava “Mimosa” Cocktail is also included. There will be a $65 and $75 menu option during dinner service. Some of the special dishes will include: Acorn Squash and Pine Nut Soup; Endive Salad with Cabrales Cheese, Hazelnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette; Spanish Flatbread with Braised Pork, Clams and Frisee; Spicy Potato Cake with Osetra Caviar and Saffron Crème Fraiche; Serrano Ham Wrapped Filet Mignon with Truffle Smashed Potatoes, Foie Gras Butter and Sherry Gastrique; and for dessert a choice of Chocolate, Banana and Pistachio Baklava or Lemon Meringue Pie with Raspberry Coulis. There will also be live flamenco performances. Reservations are recommended and accepted from 5 until 10 p.m. [Bar Ferdinand]

Bistrot La Minette, not normally open on Sundays, will open especially for Valentine’s Day. They’ll have the regular menu, plus specials from Friday through Sunday. [Bistrot La Minette]

Blackfish will offer a five-course Valentine’s Day menu. It’s $55 from 3:00 - 5:00pm or $85 from $5:30 - 11:00pm on both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday February 14. View the menu here. [Blackfish]

Café Spice is offering a prix-fixe three course dinner with a glass of wine for $90 per couple all weekend. On Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th the a la carte menu will also be available. Offer available from Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. [Cafe Spice]

• There’s a choice of a $55, $65 or $75 tasting menu at Chifa. Dishes will include: Hiramasa Ceviche with Ginger, Charred Pineapple, Orange and Mustard Emulsion; Pork Belly Buns with Hoisin Glaze, Pickled Daikon and Carrot, Togarashi Mayo; Lobster Noodle Bowl with Rocoto Cream, Bacon, Parmesan and Green Peas; and a Rack of Lamb with Spicy BBQ Sauce, Ginger Quinoa and Pickled Cucumber. Reservation times are available for all party sizes from 5 until 11 p.m. [Chifa]

• At Fork, chef Terence Feury will prepare a $70 three-course menu. Selections will include: House Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with American Sturgeon Caviar, Local Winter Radishes and Citrus Vinagrette; Crispy Lamb Confit with Glazed Purple Carrots, Roasted Garlic and Black Olive-Infused Oil; Whole Maine Lobster with Butternut Squash Ravioli, Rosemary Jus and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds; and Filet Mignon and Kobe Beef Short Rib with Cippolini Onions, Carrot Puree and Pistachios. A selection of desserts will also be offered. Reservations are recommended and being accepted from 5 until 10:30 p.m. [Fork]

Le Bec-Fin is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long. A seven course winter tasting menu for $155 or a nine course grand degustation menu for $195 on Friday, February 12th & Saturday, February 13th. On Sunday, February 14th enjoy a five course tasting menu with choices for $85. [Le Bec-Fin]

London Grill will offer a $22.22 brunch buffet including the “Make Your Own” Bloody-Mary Bar served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For dinner, in addition to their a la carte menu, Chef Michael McNally will serve a $50 four-course menu, beginning with a passion-inspired cocktail. Drink specials will also be available at the bar. Reservations are recommended and accepted from 4:30 until 9:30 p.m. [London Grill]

Matyson is offering a “his and hers” Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu for $45 per person; there will also be a la carte options. See the prix fixe here. [Matyson]

Meme is offering a four course $60 menu with featuring truffles, oysters, caviar, bananas, chocolate, figs, plus champagne on the house. [Meme]

• At Noble American Cookery, in addition to the a la carte menu, chef Brinn Sinnott has created a special $55 four-course menu including a glass of sparkling wine and a dessert course. Menu items include: Market Oysters with Green Apple and Celery Mignonette; and Slow Cooked Arctic Char with Passionfruit Nage, Carrots, Mushrooms and Arugula. Reservations are recommended and being accepted from 5 until 9 p.m. [Noble]

Oyster House will serve $55 four-course menu in addition to the a la carte menu. Dishes will include: Roasted Oysters with Crème Fraiche and Caviar; Truffle Crusted Seared Scallop with Celery Root Puree; and Split Grilled Lobster with Herbed Butter. Dessert will also be served along with $6 Champagne Cocktails. Reservations are recommended and accepted for Friday (2/12) and Saturday (2/13) until 11 p.m., but will be closed Sunday (2/14). [Oyster House]

Supper will host their annual Sweetheart’s Pajama Brunch featuring their full brunch menu from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Guests dining in their pajamas will receive a Free Mimosa and Complimentary Banana Beignets. For dinner, in addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant will offer a $68 Lover’s Prix Fixe four-course menu. Dishes will include: Wellfleet Oyster with House-Made Barbecue Sauce, Horseradish and Lemon; Saffron-Scented Israeli Cous Cous with Roasted Cauliflower, Mint, Chilies and Sheep’s Milk Feta; Butter-Poached Maine Lobster with Sweet Potatoes Lyonnaise and Blood Orange Vinaigrette; Pan-Roasted New York Strip Loin with Pickled Beets, Parsnip Puree and Brussel Sprout Leaves; and for dessert, Dark Chocolate Pudding with Fresh Raspberries and Salted Butter Cookies. Reservations are recommended and accepted from 5 until 9 p.m. [Supper]

Table 31 will offer a special Valentine’s weekend menu to be served Friday (2/12) through Sunday (2/14). Selections will include: Grilled Langostines Oreganato with Sautéed Radicchio and Lemon Dressing; Homemade Cavatelli with Pancetta and Sundried Tomato Butter; Whole Roasted Branzino with Brown Butter, Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon and Herbs; 14 oz. Veal Chop stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Broccoli Rabe, wrapped with Prosciutto; and Domestic Rack of Lamb with Cannellini Beans, Escarole, Pancella and a Lemon Thyme Jus. Dessert selections will be available and complimentary Roses will be given to guests on Valentine’s Day. Reservations are recommended and being accepted for Friday and Saturday from 5 until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 until 9:30 p.m. [Table 31]

Zahav’s Michael Solomonov has created a special $100 per couple Mesibah Menu to be served on Valentine’s Day. Some of the dishes will include: Hummus-Tehina with House-Baked Laffa; a Selection of Mezze; Duck Breast Al Ha’Esh with Rose Petals and Duck Confit; and for dessert, Chocolate Konafi with Salted Chocolate Caramel. Also included are two glasses of Israeli Sparkling Wine. Reservations are recommended and being accepted from 5 until 10 p.m. [Zahav]

Where to Eat on Valentine’s Day