As per usual, Valentine’s Day has suddenly snuck up on us. With just days left to sort out the perfect gift and dinner experience, aren’t you glad you’ve got LIV on your side? Check out our concierges’ to-do list and choose your own adventure, leaving the guesswork up to us. There’s a glass of bubbly calling your name no matter what.
Stop 1: Sel Rrose
No self-respecting Valentine’s Day date would be complete without at least a few oysters. Pop by our favorite downtown raw bar destination for a glass of champagne and a plateau to whet your palate before dinner. And if you get too comfortable, you can always stay for the prix fixe V-Day menu.
Stop 2: Rebelle
Take a stroll over to the Bowery and be Rebelle’s valentine for the night. Their four-course prix fixe option features winning dishes like glazed carrots with hen of the wood and winter greens, seared halibut with cabbage soubise, braised short rib, chocolate mousse, and more. We’ll leave a little to the imagination. Just be sure to save room for the next stop.
Stop 3: Miss Paradis
Get your nightcap on at SoHo newcomer Miss Paradis, where the rosé is ever-flowing and the desserts are epic (and oh so Instagrammable).
Stop 1: The Stinger
Todd English’s cozy fireplace lobby bar at the InterContinental New York Times Square is the perfect place to begin any cold winter’s night…particularly one that’s all about romance. Set up shop next to the crackling tinder and order a cocktail flight because…why not?
Stop 2: Charlie Palmer at The Knick
If you’re game for braving the Times Square madness, then hop in a cab toward respite. Charlie Palmer at The Knick is the perfect Midtown spot to spend your Valentine’s Day dinner a deux…take a look at the menu and you’ll see why.
Stop 3: Clement or Salon de Ning at The Peninsula
Make your way north — cocktails are calling. Head to The Peninsula, a Midtown classic, for a nightcap either at Clement or up on the roof at Salon de Ning. Or both, if you’re feeling adventurous (and ambitious).
Stop 1: Seamstress
There’s much more to the sleepy Upper East Side than meets the eye, and Seamstress on 75th Street is certainly a testament. Kick off the evening with a Wiz Fizz or something a bit more straightforward and stirred, or let the bartender take the reigns.
Stop 2: Eastfield’s
Waltz on over to York, where Eastfield’s (from the team behind The East Pole) will welcome you. If you’re looking for something low-key and slightly undiscovered, this is the place of your dreams.
Stop 3: The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges
In case you haven’t detected a pattern here, it’s nightcap time. Hail a westward cab toward The Mark — the late night hours at the restaurant are begging to be taken advantage of, particularly on date night. And if you’re in the mood for a second round of dessert, it might as well have Jean Georges’ name on it.
Images courtesy of Sel Rrose, Rebelle, Gothamist, The Stinger, Robb Report, The Peninsula, Village Voice, Urbanologie, and The Mark
Contact your concierge to book any and all of the above experiences, or to request one of your own.