Eat Well on Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 5 2014 - 9:38pm by Katelyn Connor

Lost on where to bring that someone for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? Check out the 10 Diners’ Choice Winners in the New York area and book your favorite today!

• One if by Land, Two if by Sea- Known as the most romantic restaurant in New York City, this American restaurant has everything a true red, white, and blue lover could want. Located in a renovated and historic carriage house that was originally built in 1767, its long line of history not only gives it a perfect atmosphere of past and present, but also gives rumors of the haunting of Aaron Burr. With a classical look, all the way down to the baby grand piano for the added ambiance, the only thing better than this look is the food. There is a mix of American classics and contemporary favorites, but the number one meal raved about is their spectacular Beef Wellington. Located in Greenwich Village between 7th Ave south and West 4th Street. Take the 1 to Christopher St., or the A B C D F M to West 4th Street. Price: $$$$

• Erminia Ristorante- Consistently voted the fan favorite for a Valentine’s Day Dinner; this little Italian restaurant is tucked away on East 83th Street. The original meals are perfectly cooked, and the food is only matched by a beautiful rustic feel of the small restaurant. This is the perfect place for proposals, especially since here, romance is served every day! Located at 250 East 83rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Price: $$$$

• Zenkichi – Brooklyn bound couples, this one is for you! Zenkichi is known for its fantastic authentic Japanese cuisine. When you first walk into the small and unsuspecting door, you are transported to a beautiful Japanese sanctuary. The cozy seats are perfect for some romantic privacy, or for a small intimate group gathering. This year, Zenkichi is offering a special 10-course Valentine’s Day special Omakase ($105 per person), reservation available over the phone. Located at 77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY. Price: $$$

• La Tee Da Café- Up in Buffalo, NY, this is the home-style Italian restaurant of your dreams. Opened seasonally, this mom-and-pop place is perfect for any date. This little restaurant has been in the Allentown family for four generations, with three generations still a huge part of the Café family. When you walk into this restaurant, you get much more of a meal- you get accepted into the Buffalo Italian family. Opening February 5th, just in time for Valentine’s Day, make sure to call and make your reservations now! Located on 206 Allen Street, Buffalo NY. Price: $$
• Taureau- This restaurant is for the chocolate and cheese lovers of New York! Full of decadence, there are fantastic options for a night of cheese fondue, dessert fondue, and Fondue Bourguignonne, which is a specialty meat and cheese option. Armed with a bottle of wine in one hand and a cauldron of cheese on the table, this restaurant is a night of fun and flavor of all kinds. Located at 558 Broome St., New York. Price: $$$$

• The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn- When visiting Lake Placid, this is definitely one restaurant you cannot miss! With all local and fresh ingredients, the View Restaurant works hard to make an authentic and healthy meal that you literally cannot get at any other place in the world. Its rustic theme is paired beautifully with the landscape and natural beauty of Lake Placid. The Contemporary American menu changes seasonally, tailoring to the freshest produce of the season. Price: $$$

• Yono’s Restaurant- This Albany restaurant is the longest tenured Four Star restaurant in the whole region! Yoko Restaurant is a contemporary American menu with a heavy Indonesian influence that’s truly unique to the area. This restaurant also prides itself on using only local grown ingredients, so you know you’re getting only the freshest and most organic meal. This family owned restaurant also only has 15 tables, for a truly intimate experience. Yono’s is also a popular destination for small wedding receptions, holding up to 140 guests. Located on 25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY 12210. Price: $$$

• Scarborough Fair- One of the Jersey Shore’s most romantic restaurant spots, Scarborough Fair prides itself on having the perfect rustic ambiance every day of the year. Perfect mood lighting, rustic settings, and not to mention amazing food, Scarborough Fair Restaurant goes above and beyond for the couples who put their hearts into their hands. You can get flowers delivered free, make a special Valentine’s Day reservation for a very reasonable price, and the restaurant doesn’t forget the relationships that were solidified within their walls. The Scarborough Fair website features all the couples who got engaged at this romantic restaurant! Located in Sea Girt, New Jersey. Price: $$$

• The Melting Pot- the Melting Pot is known to be the Most Romantic Restaurant in Rochester! On regular days, the restaurant offers a spectacular 2-hour, four course meal with an assortment of meat, seafood, and vegetables, as well as a special chocolate fondue for dessert. But, for Valentine’s Day, the Melting Pot goes above and beyond for their couples. With a reservation, couples can receive a special fixed menu, with a complimentary champagne toast for dessert. Couples can even reserve a “Lover’s Lane” private table with a dramatic single rose to make the night perfect. Located at 290 Miracle Mile Dr, Rochester, NY. Price: $$

• Wildflowers at Turning Stone- The bright and inviting restaurant at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona is one of the best getaways for any couple. For the month of February, there is a special 5-course Champagne Dinner for $85 per person. The fixed menu is extravagant and for all tastes. Not only is it perfect for couples and romantic dates, families are also encouraged. This truly is the restaurant for all stages of love. Located at 5218 Patrick Road, Verona NY 13478. Price: $$$$

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