Dining Out for Valentine’s Day? Consider These 10 Delicious Menus
It’s somehow nearly Valentine’s Day again — but if you haven’t figured out your plans yet, fear not! We’ve got you covered. Lower Manhattan has plenty to offer you and your special somebody to keep the night as romantic as possible, or even just for a fun night out with your pals.
Here are 10 places to dine below Chambers Street and appease St. Valentine.
Danny Meyer’s seven-course menu offers a variety of the sweet and savory, including dry-aged duck (with persimmon, endive and japanese sweet potato) and tilefish with cauliflower mushroom, ginger and brown butter-squash consommé. (28 Liberty St)
The Italian stallions have their colossal à la carte menu ready to roll with an added caviar service — 10 ounces of that Royal Ossetra with crème fraîche, warm blinis, lemon, chives and the obligatory pours of Moet. Book your table here.
Industry Kitchen’s location right on the East River Greenway makes it a picturesque place to hang out on a beautiful day, but its menu of elegantly prepared American cuisine is what makes it really stand out. (70 South St.)
Reserve a table at this Seaport darling, and get you a savory bowl of mussels dunked in infused beer broth. Or, for that matter, the spaghetti squash lasagna. And don’t forget that flaky apple pie with a scoop of vanilla! (89 South St.)
You can never go wrong with Barbalu’s beautiful selection of pasta dishes. Try the spaghetti with sausage and cream alla norcina, or, if laying off the carnivorous plates, then the eggplant in the rigatoni alla norma is divine. (225-227 Front St)
Tom Colicchio’s world-class dining room has prepared a four-course menu for $175 which includes dishes like lobster salad, Wagyu sirloin and baked Alaska. (5 Beekman St)
Let us not forget those Memphis baby back ribs at this barbecue outfit’s Battery Park location — not to mention a handful of other mouth-watering delights. (255 Vesey St.)
Sushi and sake? Yes, please. Book a reservation at this Japanese restaurant on the first floor of the Tin Building, where diners are always treated to a tasty menu of fresh and locally-sourced fish. (96 South St.)
The spread at Chef Matsuhisa’s downtown address sounds incredible: umami-cured tuna, onsen egg with black truffle, broiled king crab leg, Japanese wagyu steak — be sure to save room for the dark chocolate namelaka. (195 Broadway)
Aspire at One World Observatory
Why not head to the 102nd floor at the One World Observatory to enjoy a meal? At their private-event space Aspire, a custom “Love on Tap” menu for the evening includes a five-course meal — plus a premium open bar. Email [email protected] for more information. (117 West St)
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