The Official Westchester Valentine’s Day Dining Guide
Confidently fire Cupid’s arrow and treat your date to a memorable evening
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Finding the perfect locale for the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be daunting, but we’re here to lend a hand (it’s okay to ask for help now and then). From brunch to dinner and beyond, take a look through the following date ideas for some V-Day inspiration.
Armonk's Moderne Barn has a three-course Valentine's dinner planned, featuring appetizers like Maine lobster bisque and local blue point oysters, and heart-warming entrees like seafood risotto and broiled filet mignon. Try the chocolate pot de crème or a warm apple strudel to end the evening with a sweet touch.
$90 per person
430 Bedford Road, Armonk
The Yonkers mainstay will be hosting a special dinner for two. The three-course menu includes a complimentary glass of a "seductive" sparkling rosé. Call for details.
$85 per person
59-61 Main Street, Yonkers
The classy and classic restaurant at Castle Hotel and Spa, Equus is an ideal location for a romantic dinner. Executive Chef Christopher Colom and his team have crafted a four-course menu which includes a complimentary glass of champagne. First courses include either potato leek soup or Lola Rossa: dried goat cheese with pink cara cara oranges, candied pistachios, and a pomegranate dressing. Second courses include grilled prawns, squid ink tortellini, or foie gras, followed by either grilled filet mignon or pan-roasted Alina duck. Dessert is a bit leather-and-lace/angel-and-demon: rich Valrhona chocolate trio or a honey-lavender panna cotta.
$145 on Valentine's Day
$125 on February 15 and 16
400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown
Chef Christopher D'Ambrosio has curated a four-course dinner with optional wine pairing that is sure to delight. Start the evening with an optional caviar canape, then for a first course select either Wellfleet oysters with Champagne Gelee caviar or grilled Maine lobster with pomegranate, blood orange, and celery root puree. Next move onto Garganelli alla Puttanesca, handmade ravioli al uovo, or wild mushroom flatbread. Mains then include whole roasted wile Black Sea bass, veal chop for two, or roasted Long Island duckling for two. Dessert is equally ambitious: green house ripened raspberry clafoutis with rose petal ice cream or Valrhona chocolate molten cake with hazelnut ice cream.
$95 per person
+$75 wine pairing
+$150 Canape of Caviar service
954 Old Post Rd., Bedford
For this special day, The Cookery's David DiBari has put together a unique V-Day menu, which includes a three-course prix fix dinner composed of starters like lemon-and-herb shaved cauliflower with feta and quinoa crunchies, grilled cuttlefish, heirloom meatballs. Mains incluce a tomahawk rib eye for 2, duck liver ravioli, wild mushroom lasagna, and pork osso bucco, while dessert closes the evening with your choice of "stickabutta" pie, apple scoop cake, panna cotta, and donuts & ice cream. Dinner includes a complimentary glass of prosecco.
$85 per person
39 Chestnut Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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 three-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day weekend alongside its normal menu. The menu features a starter of tuna spring roll with soybean coulis or fresh tagliatell with mozzarella and black truffles, followed by either chili butter baked lobster or seared beef sirloin with gingered shiitake mushrooms. For dessert, choose a chewy chocolate meringue with blood orange and rose or passion-fruit-and-coconut baked Alaska.
$88 per person
258 Westchester Avenue
Get Moonstruck at the Alamo Drafthouse
For the lovers (and loners) out there, our local Alamo has whipped up a specially themed menu to coincide with a one-night-only screening of this classic Cher/Nicholas Cage romantic comedy. The "Moonstruck Feast" includes a pasta fagioli "inspired" salad with roasted tomatoes, cannellini beans, and macaroni paired with a negroni sbaliato. This is followed by grilled steak with garlic butter and a side of buttery spaghetti, paired with a Chianti classico, and for dessert a "Big Apple" trifle with Da Luca prosecco. And if that falls through, hey, they're screening Bride of Re-Animator at 9 p.m.!
$60 per ticket
2548 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
An Intimate Evening of Dinner & Jazz at The Hudson Room
Enjoy a classic lineup of jazz standards at Peekskill's The Hudson Room. As Stephanie Purcell plays soothing sounds, enjoy a four-course romantic dinner that begins with sourdough crostini, followed by appetizers such as butternut squash dumplings and pan-seared crab cakes, entrées like jambalaya lobster, sushi & sashimi, and pan-roasted filet mignon au jus, and decadent desserts including Hudson crème brulee, classic red velvet cake, and sensual pomegranate molasses ice cream with maple-pom drizzle.
$70 per person
23 South Division St.
Peekskill, NY 10566
Benjamin Steakhouse is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three-course meal, including a champagne toast. Outside of offering their Best of Westchester award-winning rib eye, Benjamin Steakhouse will be serving apps like Blue Point oysters and sizzling, extra thick Canadian bacon, additional entrées like porterhouse for two, Chilean sea bass, and classic surf & turf, plus tons of sides and an assortment of sweet treats to end the night accompanied by coffee and tea.
$99 per person
610 W. Hartsdale Road
The Dobbs Ferry team at City Perch has come up with a four-course tasting menu not to be missed. Alongside the normal menu, guests have the option of an exclusive Valentine's offer from February 14 to 16 including Kumamoto oysters (or grilled Haas avocado for vegetarians), followed by roasted beet and burrata, then either grilled lambchops or butter-poached lobster tail (or black truffle risotto for the veggie friends). Finish everything off with "infinity cake." If that all seems a bit much, the iPic Theater has a simpler offer: chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne for $20.
$75 per person ($65 for iPic Gold/Platinum members or vegetarian option)
+$35 for wine pairing
1 Livingston Ave.
The Ritz-Carlton New York — Westchester
The Ritz' Lobby Lounge will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for one day only on Valentine's. As an appetizer, choose from Yellowfin tuna with a pink peppercorn crust, wild mushroom ravioli, or lobster bisque. For your entrée, select either parmesan-crusted sea bass with cauliflower gratin, sweet potato purée, Brussels petals, and an ancho BBQ sauce, or chateaubriand with potato croquettes, glazed heirloom carrots, Romanesco, and a bordelaise reduction. Finally, close your meal with a tableside chocolate bar. Toast the evening with a complimentary glass of Prosecco, and a red rose for your special guest.
$65 per person
3 Renaissance Square