Restaurants for Sharing the Love on Valentine’s Day


Because, yes, Buffalo chicken wings are OK for Super Bowl Sunday… But what about Valentine’s Day Sunday? Here, Quest names the best menus in the city for saying, “I love you” (or, you know, “I really, really, really like you”):

Clement at The Peninsula Hotel—with chef Remi van Peteghem—is offering a five-course dinner ($165 per person) on Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14, featuring dishes like “Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine with Berries and Pickled Beet” and “Seared Halibut with Lobster Ragout, Lobster Caviar, and Fennel Poached in Saffron.” Also, there’s a brunch ($95 per person) on Sunday, February 14, with a buffet to include everything from “Black Truffle Eggs Benedict” to oysters—perfect after a morning with your Valentine. For more information on Clement at The Peninsula Hotel (700 Fifth Avenue), call 212.903.3918.

Il Mulino Prime is feeling the love with a menu ($125) for Valentine’s Day that includes appetizers such as “Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta Spinach Stuffing and Tartar Sauce” and “Burrata Caviar with Imported Burrata Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, and Black Diamond Caviar” followed by entrées such as “Wild Salmon with Broccoli Rabe, Mixed-Nut Crust, and Creamy Mustard Sauce” and “Filet Mignon with Crisby Polenta, Asparagus, and Gorgonzola Sauce.” For dessert? The restaurant’s “Signature Cheesecake.” For more information on Il Mulino (331 West Broadway), call 212.226.0020.

The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel‘s chef Geoffrey Zakarian will make you swoon with their treats for Valentine’s Day, including a tea ($122) and an evening with jazz by the Kat Gang Band ($75)—which are being hosted on both Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14. The tea features champagne plus sandwiches and scones and sweets (oh my) and the evening with jazz by the Kat Gang Band features cocktails plus a three-tiered presentation of savories and sweets. For more information on The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel (768 Fifth Avenue), call 212.546.5300.