This may have been my most awaited post ever. I have answered your wishes, here is your top 5 ways to enjoy your Valentine’s Day and it’s also your Valentine’s weekend bible. I’ve done all the work for you, romantic prix fixe dinner menus, fun outings for you and your boo and the best hotels for a night recap *wink wink*. Yes, All Star Weekend (and Fashion Week) is the same weekend and will probably outshine this special day but this list is catering to the lover in you.
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Spice Market is a Southeast Asian exquisite dining experience offering a special dining menu for $95 per person Here
Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar is your go to place for romance and intimacy. They are offering a 3 course dinner menu at both locations for $68 per person Midtown Here and West Village Here. Date night packages on Groupon (not valid 2/14) Here
STK Midtown/Downtown Steakhouse offers steak specials for two and a DJ on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Further details on opentable.com
Buddakhan specializes in Modern Asian Cuisine and is a great option. They don’t have a specialized menu but I dined with them last year for Valentine’s day and had a wonderful experience. They are pricey and the portion size is small but the ambiance and the taste of the food is wonderful.
Serendipty 3 is a great dessert option. It is also romantic and playful. They aren’t offering a specialized menu but it’s still a great choice for dessert.
Clyde Frazier Wine and Dine is a sports themed restaurant and bar. Shoot hoops and have dinner with your boo. Pretend that you’re just as excited about All Star weekend as he is. (Email me for their special Valentine’s Day menu.)
Blend on the Water‘s authentic Latin Fusion cuisine is your option if you want a little sas in your food and a view of the city. They’re offering a $140 per couple, 3 course menu plus a glass of Moscato for each.
Simply Fondue is very similar to Melting Pot. Think cabanas, chocolate fondue, intimacy and romance. They are offering a 4 course meal with wine/champagne for $65 per person and $85 which includes lobster.
Penthouse 808 is a rooftop Asian Pacific Bistro. They are offering a 3 course Prix Fixe Dinner Here
Milk River combines Caribbean and Asian cuisine deliciously. They are offering a specialized menu that has not been released yet. Please check back for updates.
Bronx/New Rochelle/White Plains
Don Coqui specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine and has a beautiful ambiance. Eat and party the night away!
More of my favorite Valentine’s Day picks are HERE. For details on more restaurant options visit my Food page. For a list of all participating restaurants with Valentine’s Day specials visit opentable.com
2. Couple’s Classes
Paint Nite for two is a great idea. Put on your Picasso hat and book one of these 16 choices of paint nites all over NYC for $65 each Here (Use the code: creativenite for 40% off)
Butter Lane Bakery offers a cupcake making class for two Here Contact email@example.com for questions.
Cooking with Chef Jeff is a unique cooking experience where you’ll learn how to create 3 of his specialty dishes for $75 Here
Wine Tasting Tours includes 5 tastings, live music and a discount on wines (transportation included) for $79 for one and $149 for two Here
Couples Massages with a Jacuzzi and Champagne for two at Cynergy Spa, Tribeca Spa of Tranquility and Body By Brooklyn
3. Sightseeing Activities and Museums
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Museum of Sex has spiced up their exhibits and offers an aphrodisiac cocktail “treatment.” Tickets prices are $17.50 on February 12 and 13, $20.00 on February 14th. More information Here
Tropical Paradise at the New York Botanical Gardens is a conservatory that brings the islands to NYC. Valentine’s Day is sold out but it’s still a beautiful exhibit to experience.
Celsius at Bryant Park offers VIP Ice Skating for two on groupon Here
Visit the top of the Empire State Building. If you’ve never been, this would be a fun date. Tickets Here
Manhattan Helicopter Tour for two at a price of $245 Here
For more couples activities visit my Holiday List and Dates.
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Andaz Hotels offer a Champagne and Chocolate Delight package that includes breakfast for two HERE
W Hotels offer a “In Love or Just Lust” package that wakes up al your senses with a special surprise in the room Here
The London offers The Modern Romance Package which includes a couples massage in your suite, martini’s and canapés Here
Dream Midtown Hotel offers a Valentine’s Day Package of two welcome glasses of champagne, bottle of champagne at turn down and a romantic rose petal décor Here
Conrad Hotel offers a Romance Retreat package of a floral arrangement, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a continental breakfast for two Here
Gansevoort Hotels offer the Get Intimate package of bottle of champagne and strawberries, a continental breakfast for two and couples monogrammed pillowcases Here
*Please note that due to the holiday, All Star Weekend and Fashion Week, MANY hotels are already booked this weekend. If your Valentine’s plans are flexible, you may have to choose another day for these hotels but they are great options nonetheless.
5. Events and Shows
Valentine’s Day Weddings 2015 at the Empire State Building. Get married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day Here
Burlesque Show with a 3 course Prix Fixe dinner for $95 at 9pm and $125 at 9:30 per person at Duane Park Here
The Slipper Room offers 3 burlesque shows on 2/14. Tickets range from $10 to $20 at the door Here
P. Diddy and Snoop Dog Concert Feb 12, Tickets Here
Chris Brown and Trey Songz Concert Feb 16, Tickets Here
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with special guests 112 and Avery Sunshine Feb 14, Tickets Here
Valentine’s at Hotel Chantelle includes unlimited Rose Champagne for 2 from Feb 11-14 Here This fun French restaurant and lounge is great for an intimate Valentine’s day. They also have a Burlesque show every Friday.