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7 Restaurants We Recommend For A Valentine's Day Dinner In NYC

Valentine's Day is this week, do you have your plans locked in? Have you decided if you were having dinner at home or going to your favorite upscale restaurant? If you haven't, we got you covered. Although New York City's restaurant scene had slight issues with TikTok star Keith Lee's critique towards some of our beloved stapes, The City That Never Sleeps continues to be the food capital of the world.

Here are seven recommendations for those in New York City who might have a taste for Italian, Asian, or Southern Fusion cuisine.


Photo Credit: Raouls

Experience a taste of France in the SoHo neighborhood for a dinner for two at Raoul’s, a French bistro. Diners can start their meal with an appetizer from the PETITS PLATS A PARTAGER menu, which includes Fishers Island oysters and fresh ham and comté beignets with truffle rémoulade or just skip straight to the main course with entrees like Pasta Al Ceppo with spice braised lamb, roasted butternut squash & chanterelles, Maine lobster tortellini with celery root, matsutake & sauce Americaine or beef short rib and foie gras cannelloni with Swiss chard and morels. Get your reservations for Rauol’s in on Resy.

Sei Less

If you’re feeling a taste for Asian flare head to Sei Less. The Asian fusion menu offers small bites like pastrami and Peking duck spring rolls to main courses like Beijing Chicken. The restaurant also offers an extensive After Dinner drink menu with selections ranging from cordials to different types of sake.

Cacio E Pepe

Pasta can be a perfect choice for a romantic dinner, and one restaurant offering the right ambiance for an authentic Italian dinner is Cacio E Pepe. The restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is named after the dish which consists of thin pasta noodles tossed in a hot cheese wheel with pecorino cheese and sprinkled with black pepper. There is also a variety of other Italian food items on the menu such as Polpettine (meatballs in tomato and basil sauce), and Supplí (Bolognese rice balls with mozzarella cheese and spicy yellow sauce)

Keens Steakhouse

There are very few restaurants in New York City that have stayed open for over a century. Keens Steakhouse in New York City’s Herald Square neighborhood has been serving their famous English mutton chops and steaks in a five-star dining establishment since the late 1800s.

Osteria Accademia

Osteria Accademia provides an intimate library study room-themed atmosphere in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The menu consists of Italian dishes and pasta such as tagliatelle, and spaghettini vongole.


In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn there is SoCo. SoCo is a Southern fusion restaurant that offers prix fixe menu options for brunch, lunch, and dinner which consists of choices like fish & grits, buttermilk fried chicken, blackened salmon, F-Que wings pecan-crusted pork chops, and more. The restaurant offers an adult entree-sharing option for a small surcharge making dinner for two more affordable.

Negril Village

Negril Village offers Caribbean cuisine. The dress code is upscale casual, and the restaurant states on its site to arrive in fashionable attire sans tank tops, hoods, and flip-flops. Some of the key menu items are jerk meats and different roti.


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