14 For The 14th: Valentine’s Day Dining Guide
Confidently fire Cupid’s arrow and treat your date to a memorable meal with our 2016 Valentine’s Day dining guide.
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Experience a five-course meal while enjoying a romantic view of the Hudson River from a historical castle at Equus Restaurant. Start with oysters or foie gras pate, move onto white chocolate rabbit ragout and dry aged beef stanly for the middle and main course, and finish with frozen strawberry clouds and dessert rolls for the two-course desert. The menu is offered from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are required.
$135 per person, $185 with wine pairing
400 Benedict Avenue
Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House
Port Chester’s Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House offers a five-course Valentine’s Day menu along with champagne and an oyster shucking lesson with Owner Les Barnes. Couples ready to take their love of oysters to the next level should make reservations in advance and arrive thirty minutes before their reservation. With names like “Love at First Night” and “Growing Old Together,” the menu features spiced carrot risotto, seared sea scallops ramen, and dark chocolate pave.
$170 per couple
55 Abendroth Avenue
Best of Westchester winner Moderne Barn has a three-course menu featuring appetizers like Maine lobster bisque and local blue point oysters, and ricotta gnocchi. Try the cast iron brownie a la mode to end the evening with a sweet touch.
$90 per person, $135 with wine pairings
430 Bedford Road
Thyme Steak and Seafood
A tender, juicy steak is always a great way to celebrate and as a previous winner of our Best of Westchester meat and potatoes award, Thyme Steak and Seafood is an excellent option for the occasion. Chef and owner Thomas Costello is preparing a three-course prix fixe with a choice of Meyer Ranch rib eye, pan seared salmon, or stuffed sole for the main course. They also offer a complimentary glass of champagne and a chocolate rose.
$90 per person
3605 Crompond Road
Via Vanti hopes to warm your heart this Valentine’s day with their four-course dinner menu featuring shrimp Vanti hopes to warm your heart this Valentine’s day with their four-course dinner menu featuring shrimp arancio, beef short ribs agro dolce, and roasted beet salad. Round off your meal with a desert sampler including flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, and gelato. Reservations are recommended.
$65 per person
2 Kirby Place
If you associate French culture with romance, then Bistro V might be the Valentine’s Day dinner option for you. Bistro V offers a special dinner menu consisting of appetizers like Hudson Valley foie gras duo and main courses ranging from salmon and Massachusetts sole to bouillabaisse, duck, and beef bourguignon. Their holiday menu is offered the entire weekend.
Prices vary by dish; Entrees range from $21 - $32
339 Greenwich Avenue
Del Frisco’s Grille Stamford
Del Frisco’s Grille is doubling down on Valentine’s Day weekend with special brunch and dinner options. On top of their normal menu, they’re capturing the spirit of the holiday with their fruity Cupid’s Cocktail and triple chocolate decadence dessert. Dinner specials include 16 oz. prime rib and a steak and lobster tail combination.
Cupid’s Cocktail $9.50; Triple Chocolate Decadence Dessert $9; Prime Rib $42; Steak and lobster tail $43.
101 Broad Street
The Inn at Pound Ridge
The Inn at Pound Ridge is one of many three and four-star restaurants owned by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. His Pound Ridge location is offering a special $88 four-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day weekend alongside its normal menu. The menu features tuna tartare, roasted black sea bass, caramelized beef tenderloin and Valentine’s Day heart pastries for desert.
$88 per person.
258 Westchester Avenue
Campagna’s tranquil environment offers an alternative romantic setting in the hills of Bedford. Their Valentine’s Day five-course dinner includes lobster salad, risotto, branzino, duck, and caramel bars. You can even spend the night at the attached Bedford Post Inn for a weekend getaway.
$125 per person; Wine pairing is an additional $70; call for room prices.
954 Old Post Road
Crabtree’s Kittle House
A winner of an impressive of our Best of Westchester awards, Crabtree’s Kittle House offers a special five-course dinner to make your Valentine’s Day fulfilling both figuratively and literately. Chef Jay Lippin is preparing a wide variety of choices such as taquito of yellowfin tuna and Main lobster gnocchi for the earlier courses. Roast filet mignon of beef and Valrhona chocolate are offered for the later part of the meal.
$85 per person; $135 with wine.
Eleven Kittle Road
Benjamin Steakhouse is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three-course meal, including champagne. Outside of offering their Best of Westchester award winning rib eye, Benjamin Steakhouse will be serving sweet and smoky Canadian bacon, surf and turf, crab cakes, and jumbo shrimp cocktails. Reservations are recommended.
$85 per person
610 W. Hartsdale Road
Westchester native Chef Matthew Karp brings culinary experience from Italy and amore to your Valentine’s Day Dinner at Plates. Plates’ Valentine’s Day menu includes appetizers like soup of mussels, clams and shrimp, crostini of smoked trout rillettes or robiola cheese, and entrees such as fresh fettuccini, seared local skate and house ground local beef burger. They also offer Smore Please Martinis and Cupid Royale cocktails for the occasion.
$60 per person for 5:00pm or 9:45pm seating; Includes a glass of sparkling wine
$85 per person for 6:30pm or 8:15pm seating; Include unlimited sparkling wine
121 Myrtle Boulevard
Red Hat on the River
Enjoy a waterfront view and three course meal this Valentine’s Day Weekend at Red Hat on the River. For starters, there’s mozzarella and fennel, rutabaga and leek soup, and seared Maine sea scallops. Entrees include an Italian American fish stew, duck and cherry, short rib bourguignon, and sautéed Atlantic fluke. The meal ends with a desert tasting of profiteroles, chocolate ganache, biscotti, and gelato.
$75 per person
One Bridge Street
Check out this Mount Kisco hotspot is offering special four course prix fixe for the big night. The menu features salmon tartar, pan seared cod, and a choice of grilled lamb chops or a NY strip. Wine pairingswith each course.
$70 per person; optional wine pairing ($100 per person)
130 Main St
Bonus (skip to dessert):
Sherry B Dessert Studio
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like delicious homemade chocolates, so why not skip a step and visit Sherry B Dessert Studio for some of the county’s best sweets? Pastry chef-owner Sherry Blockinger’s homemade highlights include double stuffed brownies, hand-cut marshmallows, and Purple Velvet cupcakes. Their cookie bars were once our Best of Westchester pick for best custom treat.
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