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Top Picks for Valentines day 2009!

Best Restaurats to
Impress a date

Dinner is $400 before you even order the Saki! But she can brag all year about siting at the bar in front of the Master himself

Probably the most unique italian dinner you will ever have. You might even meet the world famous chef Mario Batali!

Per Se
Start with the "Oysters and Pearls" and end with a bill somewhere around $700 for the two of you! A once in a lifetime treat.

Scalini Fedeli
Scalini Fedeli is a real treat at a moderate 60 dollars per person. Feels like you are back in time in a very relaxed atmosphere. One of the best italian restaurants in NYC these days

Best Steak Houses in
New York

Sparks Steak House
If you only believe one review on this entire page, believe this... Sparks is the best in the city! Steaks are around $40

Peter Luger
You can't argue with their reliability over the years. Quite simply the best Steak in all the 5 boroughs year after year. Steaks are around $40

Best Bangs for your Buck - Inexpensive Restaurants in New Your City

Ino Cafe and bar
If budget is a concern, you really can't go wrong at Ino's. Lovely little room and cool bar. Enjoy paninis and wine. Everything just has that made fresh taste. Well worth a visit.

OK so Vivolo is not really very inexpensive at about $18 a plate. But it is very romantic and just might become a favorite that you will return to time and time again.

Best Unknown Restaurants in NYC

Without a doubt, Pepolino serves up some of the best authentic Italian flavors in all of the Village. (Located in TriBeCa) The Maltagliati al Ragu' di Vitellahas (Veal Ragu) to be eaten to be believed.

You might miss this small joint if you are not paying attention when walking by but you wont miss the high bill when the check comes. Nothing on the menu is over $20 and all the food is very good. Well worth a visit.

Chinatown Food and Culture Tour

Take a romantic fun Tour of China Town and learn the Hot spots in the area as you taste dishes from top area restaurants
See more information about - "The Explore Chinatown: Food and Culture Walking Tour and Sit Down Tasting"

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New York Hotels



Blue Hill
Lower Manhattan (Greenwich Village)
75 Washington Place bet 6th and Macdougal 212-539-1776

Blue Hill of NYVery Romantic Restaurant in Greenwich Village
Blue Hill is located in a landmark "speak easy" in the basement of a Greenwich village townhouse. They serve inventive American fare in a very cozy setting. Their Valentines Day "no utensils" tasting menu has become the talk of the town and a local favorite. This is one of the most romantic restaurants in Greenwich Village, New York City. Reservations are strongly recommended but are usually fairly easy to obtain.

Lower West side of Manhattan (Not far from the Holland Tunnel!)
62 Thomas St. New York, NY 212-964-7777

Megu Japanese restaurant NYMost Romantic Japanese Restaurant in NY
Megu is by far the most captivating restaurants in New York City. From the moment you walk in you realize that this is no ordinary restaurant. The decor is very modern with Bamboo pieces throughout the room and chic leather booths in the dining areas. Porcelain rice-bowl columns teeter high above the wide open dining area, and a beautiful gigantic temple bell hangs over a bottom-lit ice carving. The ice carvings are made daily. Megu uses imported beef only, known as Kobe beef which is from Japan. If you are looking for a cool loungey type atmosphere, then Megu a great place to bring a date. Some prices are on the higher end but there are some very reasonable finds on the menu too. They also have a second location in Midtown Manhattan located at 845 United Nations Plaza.

Midtown (Theatre District)
325 W. 51st St Between Eighth and Ninth Avenues 212-399-9291

ViceVersa Italian restaurant NYBest Casual Romantic restaurant in Midtown
One of the most romantic spots, before or after the Theatre, boasting a long stainless-steel bar and dark-wood floor. Upscale Northern Italian cuisine, prepared and presented to perfection. Sleek, cool, and Hip, yet at the same time, very romantic. ViceVersa is very Elegant yet very down to earth and accessible to all budgets. Expect to pay around $20 per plate for dinner, which considering the atmosphere, is very reasonable. A great place to have a romantic drink before or after a play as well.

Le Bernardin
Midtown Manhattan
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY (Near Seventh Ave) 212-554-1515

Le Bernardin French restaurant NYCMost Romantic French restaurant in Midtown
Le Bernardin is by far one of the most glamorous French restaurants in all of New York City. Expect one of the best dining experiences of your life! From the wondrous glitzy decor to the absolute impeccable service, Le Bernardin sure knows how to do it right. We were treated like Royalty by the very professional and well informed staff. The service and atmosphere really were second to none. The food portions were a little small but seafood was the freshest that we have ever tasted! You are paying for the whole package here, so you have to put everything in perspective. When you do, you realize that Le Bernardin is well worth every penny to enjoy a once in a lifetime romantic dining experience. A four-course dinner runs about $109 per person. Jackets are required.

One if by land Two if by Sea
Lower Manhattan
17 Barrow st. bet 4th and 7th ave south 212-647-9280

One if by land Two if by Sea romantic restaurant NYCMost romantic restaurant of them all in NY
A former carriage house boasting cozy fireplaces, candle light and fresh flowers on every table. A very romantic atmosphere is achieved by the soft piano music and lovely garden view. This is one of New York's most romantic restaurants, hands down. Prepare yourself for a very special evening. It's a great spot for a special occasion dinner with the one you love. You won't soon forget the lovely atmosphere, the glow of the fireplace and the soft sounds of the baby grand piano surrounding you. The prices may a bit high but if you want to be treated to an unbelieveable romantic setting and delicious food, this is one of the best.

Salon de Ning Bar and lounge at the Peninsula Hotel
Midtown (Theatre District)
700 5th Avenue at 55th street. NY, NY. 212-956-2888

Salon de Ning NYMost Romantic Roof-top bar and Lounge in NY
Please note that Salon de Ning is NOT A RESTAURANT, but it has been included here so you can have a romantic pre or post dinner drink on a roof-top with a gorgeous view of Manhattan. A very romantic spot to hit before or after the Theatre as well. East meets West in Salon de Ning with Chinese and International influences fusing cultures reflecting the style and glamour of 1930's Shanghai. Stunning views over Fifth Avenue are not to be missed.

Jean Gorges

Upper West side

1 Central Park west at Columbus Circle 212-358-0688

Jean Gorges is surely one of New York's premier 4 star restaurants. You will be in awe of the beautiful floor to ceiling windows that overlook Central Park. The world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has been acclaimed by critics as a gifted genius of the modern french cooking genre. Jean Gorges restaurant is Located in the lobby level of Donald Trump's International Hotel and Tower.


Upper East side
34 east 61st Street 212-319-1660

Nestled in a sophisticated but elegant brownstone on Manhattan's Upper Eastside, Aureole is recognized worldwide as an ultimate and intimate destination for fine American food. Aureloes is an awe inspiring environment, with soft music, towering arrangements of fresh-cut flowers and unsurpassed service.

Upper East side
243 East 58th Street bet 2nd and 3rd Ave 212-758-1479

Felidia's is a gorgeous, cozy Italian restaurant with beautiful spacious dining areas filled with warmth and passion. The restaurant was converted from a historic brownstone. Seafood lovers will love the choice of a different species of whole grilled fish specials everyday. They offer a vintage Italian list and are known for their memorable tasting linguine with clams.


Cafe Boulad
Upper East side
20 East 76th Street 212-772-2600
One of New York's more reasonably priced upscale restaurants. Cafe Boulad has a simple elegance and the food is absolutely terrific. You Enter the restaurant through a grand pair of nine-foot mahogany framed glass doors leading to a limestone vestibule and are then led to the dining room and bar. A great place to have a snifter of Brandy at the bar after dinner.

Midtown Manhattan
10 Columbus Circle at 59th St.Time Warner Center -4fl, NY 212-823-9800
Masa was not going to be included here because of the hefty $350 price tag per head. But for an unforgetable experience of a lifetime, it is well worth splurging for that very special occasion. Try to sit at the bar and if your lucky Masa will be there himself. The atmosphere and food are second to none especially if you love sushi. If the price tag is too high to eat in the restaurant, come slide in anyway and sip a cocktail at Bar Masa, where you can get a good tasting for around $25

Ill Buco
Lower Manhattan
47 Bond St. bet Bowry and Lafayette 212-533-1932
A charming and exquisite antique feel is pulled off to perfection at Ill Buco. You will love the kerosene lighting, chandeliers, candles and antique furnishings. You will also love the Italian freshly prepared food at reasonable prices.

Upper East side
60 east 65th St. 212-288-0033

Savor award-winning Chef Daniel Boulud's seasonal French cuisine inspired by the market in the sumptuous Venetian Renaissance style dining room or in the Bellecour Room. Dinner Monday through Saturday, 5:45 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. - The Bar and Lounge, for cocktails, after dinner drinks and lighter fare, open Monday through Saturday, 5:45 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Closed Sundays and major holidays.



Basso 56
Midtown Manhattan
234 W 56th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10019
Basso 56 is a great restaurant for a first date. If you want to impress with an unknown Italian restautrant, and taste some the freshest Italian cuisine that the city has to offer, then this is your place.

Four Seasons
The Seagram Building 99 E. 52nd St and Park Avenue 212-754-9494
The Pool Room is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world. Guests dine around a large white marble pool beneath a canopy of seasonally changing trees. The Pool room has ceilings so high, that they don't even seem to exist.


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