It’s that time of year again order your special someone flowers and chocolates. But this year why not sweep them off their feet with a romantic limo ride to a special destination. Don’t know where to go? Here’s a few ideas!
The River Café:
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Renowned for its exquisite setting, beautiful decor and seamless service The River Café serves a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients. With an award winning and outstanding wine list, romantic piano music nightly, breathtaking floral arrangements, the River Café is more than simply dining, it is often a magical experience. Whether you are coming for dinner or a private party, be sure to leave some time to enjoy The River Café’s spectacular garden
Brooklyn Heights Promenade at sunset:
Pierrepont Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Why not enjoy a gorgeous sunset view with that special someone Brooklyn Heights promenade is the perfect spot. The perfect place to take in a stunning view after dinner.
Lincoln Center for Preforming Arts:
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Catch a show with that special someone. The Lincoln center has a little bit of everything see an opera, ballet, classical music and so much more. Is there any better way to make Valentine’s day awesome for that special someone?
Empire State Building:
350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118
This is a great place to go enjoy the romantic views. Catch a bite to eat at the State Bar and Grill with that special someone between the local fair and breath taking views its sure to be a good night.
40 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This bar and restaurant takes dinner and a movie to a whole new level. Instead of a movie theater you can go to this quaint place for both dinner, a movie and cocktails. Everything you need for a perfect date night in one place.
414 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
A tribute to legendary entertainer Josephine Baker founded in 1986 by Jean-Claude Baker, Chez Josephine offers a French-American menu and live piano music in an intimate Parisian setting.
Silk Day Spa:
47 W 13th St # 1, New York, NY 10011
www.silkdayspa.com (website currently down)
Named TOP TWENTY SALONS & DAY SPAS IN AMERICA & LAUNCHPAD MAGAZINE. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a mind blowing massage with so many reasonably priced packages to choose from.
The Monkey Bar:
60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022
Fine dining at its best despite the peculiar name. Providing the perfect ambience with a historical caricatured mural (painted by Ed Sorel) to have a beautifully delicious meal with that special someone.
One If by Land, Two If by Sea:
17 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014
One if by Land, Two if by Sea has been recognized for its classic menu, long history, and beautiful decor. It is often cited as the most romantic restaurant in New York City. The decor features candlelit tables, brick fireplaces, a baby grand piano and a private garden. The restaurant operates inside a historic, land-marked carriage house built in 1767. Established in 1973, One if by Land, Two if by Sea soon became the go to spot in NYC for engagements, anniversaries and weddings. More people are said to have announced their engagement here than any other restaurant in Manhattan.
Met Roof Garden Cafe and Martini Bar:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
The Metropolitan’s rooftop dining features wine, cocktails, light sandwiches & sweeping city views.
100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
They say the best way to a man’s heart is his stomach and there’s nothing sexier to a woman then a man that can cook, so taking a couples cooking class couldn’t be more romantic right?
Night Hawk Cinema:
136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Nitehawk Cinema is New York’s premier dine-in theater, pairing exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service. Every Nitehawk cinematic experience strives to enhance the audience’s viewing with a creative framework whether by creating a specialty menu with fresh, local house-made ingredients inspired by the films we love, a live band accompaniment or special guest Q&As. Unique Signature Series programming includes LIVE SOUND CINEMA, Music Driven, Local Color, Art Seen, Film Feasts, Booze & Books, Country Brunchin’, Nitehawk Naughties, Nitehawk Nasties, highlighting a wide and diverse range of film spanning from rare 35mm prints to new independent films. Special programming for weekend brunches and midnites can also be experienced each month. Each film also begins with a tailored thirty-minute “pre-show” filled with content inspired by the film.
87 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718)- 403 – 9242
At Cynergy Spa they invite you to relax the body and calm the mind. Be assured that their treatments will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-energized.
Museum of Sex:
233 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
The Museum of Sex collects and preserves art and artifacts that support its mission to present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Why not explore your sexuality with that special someone at this museum. You might learn something new to try.
NYC Boat Tours:
Pier 78 455 12th Avenue New York, NY 10218
The 90-minute Skyline Cruise is the perfect way to start your night out in New York or the ultimate way to end your day of sightseeing. Experience the magic of New York City at sundown. As you gracefully cruise past the famous landmarks, New York City comes to life with thousands of lights illuminating the iconic skyline. As the sun sets, the Manhattan skyline is transformed into a romantic and vibrant visual display you will not forget.
Martell’s Water Edge:
125 Bayview Ave, Bayville, NJ 08721
Fine dining with a water front view to show your beauty another beautiful thing in the world.
a Spirit dinner cruise provides the ultimate destination to dine, dance and experience the iconic New York City skyline from a whole new perspective.
908 Washington St A, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Amanda’s has been delighting customers for over 20 years. Guests enter the elegantly restored brownstones and are warmly welcomed by an accommodating staff. Although geographically close to Manhattan and certainly as culinary sophisticated, they’re not slow to smile and truly aim to please each guest. Highly rated by the Zagat Guide for food, service and decor, they are proud to have been named on the short list of the state’s Most Popular Restaurants.
Coda Rossa Winery:
1526 Dutch Mill Rd, Franklinville, NJ 08322
They’re passion for wine goes far beyond the delicious aromas and flavors that exist within each bottle to the unique experience that takes place when the wine is shared. Moments with family and laughter with friends, infused with the spirit of great wine, make memories that we cherish long after the bottle is gone. Named for the red-tail hawks that live in our vineyard, Coda Rossa Winery is a New Jersey winery located in the heart of Franklinville that features both New Jersey and California wines.
Crystal Springs Resort:
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
This upscale golf resort is set less than a mile from Highway 94 and 4 miles from Mountain Creek ski area. Offering free Wi-Fi, the polished rooms also have flat-screens, desks and coffeemakers. Studio suites add kitchenettes with laundry facilities, plus living areas, and balconies with views. Some have dining rooms and/or decks with outdoor fireplaces. Room service is available. Amenities include 3 golf courses, a chic tavern, an Italian bistro and al fresco dining. There’s also a pool complex with hot tubs and saunas, and a spa, plus laundry service and a business center. Activities such as karaoke and guided hikes (seasonal) are available.
Alba Vineyard & Winery :
269 Route 627 Village of FinesvilleMilford, New Jersey 08848
Alba offers a wine experience unlike any other as guests sample the award-winning wines paired with small bites of artisan cheeses, flatbreads, and seasonal fruits. Learn the story of each wine sampled, Alba’s history, and winemaking style.
The Brass Rail:
135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
This landmark restaurant has been restored to its original early 1900’s elegance and is the perfect setting for a fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Hoboken.Offering a dynamic New American menu and an extensive wine program as well as a premium-only bar featuring the world’s best spirits and cordials. Only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used to create an elegant style of food. The creative yet understated cuisine lends itself to a great food and wine experience and the wine list provides the perfect compliment.
Frog & The Peach:
29 Dennis St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The Frog and The Peach has received critical praise for its fine food, extensive and approachable selection of wines, genuine hospitality and ambiance. It was named New Jersey’s Best “All Around” restaurant, been selected for inclusion in “America’s Top Tables”, and was most recently selected as one of New Jersey Monthly’s “Top 25 Restaurants in 2013″. The Frog is repeatedly chosen as among the most popular restaurants in the state by the Zagat Survey
25 Kearney St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
8,000 square foot facility is home to over 350 barrels of signature private label wines made by the patrons. The facility is a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the patrons are not just customers, rather members of the family that share a love of wine. They use state of the art equipment, oak barrels for aging red wines; and stainless steel drums for most whites. Imagine branding your very own collection of wines by choosing each type of grape, by region and time, then choosing how long to let it age. The experienced staff will assist you in producing the finest handcrafted wines – you’ll be proud to call them your own and share them with your family and friends.When you come to Grape Expectations you’ll become a part of our family. You’ll learn how to produce an exquisite wine as you become a winemaker.
Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille:
The Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly’s Best Steak award, offers lunch and dinner daily as well as the finest Sunday Brunch in New Jersey.The restaurant’s design features rich wood paneling and highly polished brass that lend a classic elegance to the sophisticated dining experience. For an intimate and unique experience, dinner aboard the private Parlor Cars is sure to be remembered. Formerly the private domain of the rich and famous, these beautifully refurbished, turn of the century railway cars are exquisitely complimented by the haute cuisine of our extraordinary culinary team.With a rich culinary heritage, Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille is a past winner of New Jersey Monthly’s Best Steak Award and many other accolades, including Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 15 consecutive years. The restaurant is recognized for more than just steak, they are just as famous for fresh seafood. The bar scene is inviting allowing you to either relax or gather with your friends after work.
63 Main St. Chatham NJ 07928
Originally opened December of 1995, Scalini Chatham is the second restaurant opened by uber-chef Michael Cetrulo. The restaurant was constructed inside of a 260-year-old New Jersey farmhouse. Its interior features high vaulted ceilings, antique pine floors, and a sense of style, which evokes a distinctly Tuscan feel.The cuisine, modern Italian with a distinct French flare, is some of the best in the country. ZAGAT Survey rates Scalini Fedeli, “#1Italian!” and in 2003 it was rated “#1 favorite in New Jersey overall!”
17 S Broad St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
BYOB bistro with a romantic ambiance serving seafood, pasta & other seasonal new American bites.
167 Park Ave. Rutherford, NJ 07070
BYOB restaurant with creative fare offered in tasting menus, an upscale dining room & a back garden.
268 Terrace Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
For over a century patrons have found comfort in this historic building nestled in the heights of the Meadowlands, presently home to Ivy Inn. Opened in the 1870’s as a stagecoach inn, travelers in horse and carriage along Polifly Road (later named Terrace Avenue) stopped here to eat and drink in the tavern below and sleep in one of six guest quarters above. After the turn of the 20th century, the inn evolved into a fine dining restaurant (a popular speakeasy during Prohibition), but eventually fell into disrepair.In 1996, the current owners undertook an extensive restoration. The fireplaces in the dining rooms and cherry beams in the side “Red Room” were uncovered and repaired. The horseshoe bar was re-veneered, and the oak icebox (dated 1912) was refurbished and moved to stand in view inside the barroom. On Valentine’s Day of 1997, the inn once again opened its doors for fine dining, renamed Ivy Inn. Ivy, the symbol of love and marriage, has proven to be a fitting name. Since reopening, the restaurant has witnessed countless marriage proposals, weddings and anniversary celebrations. Continuing its long legacy of hospitality, the inn is once again a Bergen County favorite and promises to inspire cherished memories for many years to come.