Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a week away, which means it’s officially crunch time for you procrastinators. While we definitely love food here at FBL, we also love love. So, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the person (or people) you love!

Restaurants in New York can get booked up pretty quickly and sometimes there’s a great deal of pressure to pick the perfect spot. Not this year, we’ve done the leg work, so you don’t have to.

Oceana, 120 W 49th St, Manhattan, NY 10019 
Price: $$$
Reservation via OpenTable or call (212) 759-5941

Very intimate and classy, Oceana serves a very fresh array of artful seafood plates that will be sure to not only impress your date but you as well. Oceana offers two pre-fixe Valentine’s Day specials. The 3 course pre-fixe menu is $65/person and the 4-course pre-fixe menu is $95/person.

Oceana’s Sea Scallops with Black Truffles & Potato Puree are a favorite and part of their pre fixe Valentine’s Day menu. Photo by Oceana.

, 231 Lenox Ave, Manhattan, NY 10027
Price: $$
Reservation via OpenTable

Ranked one of the best restaurants in Harlem, the charming Cheri restaurant serves fresh farm to table, French delights in chic and artsy brownstone. With the options to dine outside in the garden or inside near the piano, you are sure to feel the warmth and love.

The Saint Austere, 
613 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Price: $$
Reservation via OpenTable or their website

In the heart of Brooklyn, The Saint Austere brings home-style Italian cooking right to your plate. They offer a four course pre-fixe menu for $70/person on Valentine’s Day. If you’d like to add wine parings to your dining experience, it’s $110/person.

The Saint Austere
Smoked chicken tonnato with cannellini beans and parsley. Photo by The Saint Austere.

Chez Josephine
, 414 W 42nd St, Manhattan, NY 10036
Price: $$$
Reservations via OpenTable or by phone (212) 594-1925

This restaurant is one of New York City’s gems found in the Theatre District. Chez Josephine provides an intimate, French experience for those looking for a quick trip outside of the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Dine to the romantic sounds of the piano while enjoying an amazing meal.

Blue Water Grill31 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003
Price: $$$
Reservations via OpenTable

While the seafood restaurant may be large in size, Blue Water Grill invites a classy dining experience with marbled walls and chic décor. The restaurant has a jazz room downstairs that will be sure to make your Valentine’s Day especially romantic.

Blue Water Grill
Is this the place for you and your boo? Try this hearty Ocean Brined Sullivan Farmhouse Chicken. Photo by Blue Water Grill.

Which place will you be booking for your Valentine’s Day festivities? Let us know in the comments below!

Note: At the time of publishing all listed establishments had available tables for Valentine’s Day. However, reservation availability is subject to change.