Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2017
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 menu from 5 to 10 p.m. featuring appetizers like Maine lobster bisque and local blue point oysters, and heart-warming entrees like seafood risotto and broiled filet mignon. Try the cast iron brownie a la mode to end the evening with a sweet touch.
$78.00 per person ($118 with select wine pairings)
430 Bedford Road
The Cookery's "It Takes Tongue and Tail to Get To The Heart"
For this special day, The Cookery's David DiBari has put together a unique V-Day themed menu, which includes a three-course prix fix dinner composed of dishes such as crispy duck tongue, oxtail ravioli with bone marrow butter and fresh Sprout Creek’s cow cheese, grilled grass-fed beef heart, and fried chocolate spicy cream.
The Cookery will also be offering an additional three-course dinner with a prix-fixe menu featuring signature dishes such as smoked pig's head doughnut, fried octopus, pork osso bucco, and sticky Date Cake.
39 Chestnut Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Cabaret at the CIA: A Valentine's Day Celebration
The Half Moon Theatre will put on a Valentine's Day cabaret staring Broadway stars Olivia Phillip, of the Book of Mormon in London, and Max Crumm, winner of NBC's talent search competition, Grease: You're the One That I Want! For $90, you can enjoy the show and a CIA-prepared meal including asparagus and red romaine hearts with preserved lemon vinaigrette, herb-crusted filet of beef with horseradish whipped potatoes, wilted spinach, and wild mushroom port wine jus; and a dessert of flourless chocolate cake drizzled with champagne raspberry sauce. A vegetarian option will be made available.
$90 per person
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Thyme Steak and Seafood
A tender, juicy ribeye is always a great way to celebrate and as a previous winner of our Best of Westchester, 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 ribeye, pan seared salmon, or stuffed sole for the main course. They will also offer a complimentary glass of champagne and a chocolate rose.
$90 per person
3605 Crompond Road
MP Taverna Irvington
The Irvington Greek eatery will be open on Valentine's Day, serving delicious appetizers like a lobster bisque with jumbo lump crab and Greek yogurt, as well as grilled octopus and crispy shrimp. For an entree you can choose from mushroom & roasted parsnip risotoo, grilled branzino, lamb two ways, or calabrese fusilli. Greek yogurt and a crushed baklava sundae grace the dessert menu.
$55.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
1 Bridge St
Wine Geeks Wine Tasting Class
Sample classy sparkling wines from around the world, from Prosecco to Cava and Champagne, for $35 per person at Armonk's Wine Geeks on February 11.
$35 per person
559 Main Street
Armonk, NY 10504
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 four-course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day weekend alongside its normal menu. The menu features tuna tartare, roasted or caramelized beef tenderloin and Valentine’s Day chocolate passion fruit tart for dessert.
258 Westchester Avenue
Rowdy Fifty Shades Darker at Alamo Drafthouse
This screening of Fifty Shades Darker has been specifically designated as "rowdy," meaning you'll be allowed to "hoot, holler, and breathe heavy" all you want. So basically, with the combination of food and alcohol, this means you'll be allowed to get away with anything. Except for talking on the phone, you'll still be kicked out for that.
2548 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
Campagna’s tranquil environment offers an alternative romantic setting in the hills of Bedford. Their Valentine’s Day five-course dinner (from February 10 to the 19) includes parsnip and quince soup, fusilli, branzino, and duck breast. You can even spend the night at the attached Bedford Post Inn for a weekend getaway.
$95 per person
954 Old Post Road
An Intimate Evening of Dinner & Jazz at The Hudson Room
Enjoy a classic lineup of jazz standards at Peekskill's The Hudson Room. For $70, you can enjoy a four-course meal and a show from Tony Garnier, Joni Blondell, Art Labriola, and Sonny Shores, with proceeds benefiting Hope's Door Foundation. There will be two shows at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
$70 per person
23 South Division St.
Peekskill, NY 10566
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.
$99 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. The Valentine’s Day menu includes appetizers like soup of mussels, clams and shrimp, crostini of burrata, caramelized pistachio and La Quercia prosciutto, and entrees such as truffled veal fettuccini, grilled, crispy bronzino, and syrah-braised short ribs.
$85 per person
121 Myrtle Boulevard