Right up there with New Year’s Eve, deciding on a restaurant for Valentine’s Day can be an intimidating task. That’s why your team of concierges at LIVunLtd have been busy curating a variety of recommendations ranging from over-the-top chic to cozy and romantic. If dining out is not your idea of the perfect plan, we can also help you with flowers, chocolates and gift ideas for that someone special.
Soho / FRENCH
Acclaimed chef Daniel Rose, opened one of the city’s best new French restaurants in Soho. Le Coucou pays homage to old-school, refined French cuisine. Savor lobster, rabbit, duck, and foie gras in an elegant, candlelit setting for your next special occasion or fancy night out.
Financial District / FINE-DINING
Perched 60 stories above Lower Manhattan, Manhatta is the newest restaurant by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. The cuisine measures up to the dining room’s views, which are nothing short of breathtaking – the perfect spot for “Manhattans and lobster quenelles in the clouds.”
Tribeca / AMERICAN
The restaurant in this historical 1810 bi-level townhouse in Tribeca is indeed tiny. “The rustic interior – antique wallpaper, salvaged wood paneling, original tin ceilings, pressed copper and marble bar tops, and handmade tiles – alone makes it worth a visit.” The equally compact modern-American menu with French accents stars a “to-die-for kale salad,” a roasted half chicken with white bean and mushroom ragu, and incredible cocktails.
Brooklyn / AMERICAN
The River Cafe is a restaurant every New Yorker should go to at least once for a special occasion. The romantic Brooklyn waterfront restaurant offers a New American menu, live music, and stunning views of Manhattan. “Stellar dishes include crisp oysters with smoked salmon and caviar, rack of lamb, or lobster specials. For dessert, few can resist the chocolate marquise Brooklyn Bridge, shaped like its sparkling namesake.”
West Village / ITALIAN
An intimate and romantic bistro in the heart of West Village. The daily-changing menu is inspired by the South of France and North of Italy.
Vinegar Hill / NEW AMERICAN
Brooklyn restaurant with a cozy, salvaged decor setting with a garden perfect for late summer evenings. Menu favorites include juicy, country pork chops with lamb ragù, homemade pasta, and the most delicious Guinness chocolate cake with a stark white cream cheese frosting.
Upper East Side / FINE-DINING
Elegant restaurant on the Upper East Side by famous French chef Daniel Boulud. The Michelin-star New York fine-dining classic is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Greenwich Village / ITALIAN
Let charming West Village restaurant Palma “welcome you into her villetta in città. White stucco walls, beamed ceilings and salvaged chestnut doors lead to a beautiful garden with ivory covered walls, fresh herbs and flowers.” The traditional Italian food is prepared from generations of family recipes and organic ingredients. After, stop by the bar next door, Aperitivo di Palma.
Park Slope / ITALIAN
Convivium Osteria is an Italian taverna in Park Slope that’s great for a date night. The restaurant features a farmhouse-like setting, garden, wine cellar and wide-ranging menu inspired by the cuisine of Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
Midtown / FRENCH
This midtown institution was opened by the Masson Family in 1962. Ever since it has been serving time-honored French specialties in a flower-arrangement-filled space.