With indoor dining in NYC set to reopen on February 14 (at 25% capacity)*, it seems like governor Cuomo is betting on love in the time of Corona. Whether you are looking to dine in, get takeout, or split the difference on a heated terrace, these French restaurants are offering Valentine’s Day specials just for you.
Fort Greene favorite Chez Oskar is offering a four-course tasting menu for $65 per person that includes a carrot ginger consommé, duck rillette & foie gras macaroons or shrimp croquette, filet mignon or a half lobster, and a duo of desserts. There are also wine pairing options by the bottle or half-bottle. Reservations for pickup (no delivery) must be made by phone or in person, by February 10 for February 13 pickup, or February 11 for February 14 pickup. Dine-in options will be available inside or in their heated outdoor cabin. 310 Malcolm X Blvd, (718) 852-6250
Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro is offering a 5-course tasting menu on February 13 and 14, for pickup or delivery. It includes a sunchoke velouté with foie gras, gravlax with roasted beets and citrus, swiss chard and goat cheese crisp, truffled chicken with chanterelles, and a chocolate, lime, and amarena “sweet heart” for dessert. The tasting menu is $110 per person, and you can add a wine pairing for $75 (“discovery”) or $100 (“experience”). Order online here. You can also reserve a seat for indoor dining (on the 14th) or on their heated terrace. Reserve online here. 60 W 55th St, (646) 943-7373
Nougatine & the Terrace at Jean-Georges
Nougatine & The Terrace at Jean-Georges is offering a five-course tasting menu at $198 per person that includes tuna tartare, chicory & black truffle caesar salad, shrimp and mushroom risotto, steamed black bass, peppercorn crusted wagyu beef tenderloin, and a “duet” of small cakes. They also have two specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner from February 12-14 in their heated outdoor cabins, with indoor dining available on the 14th. The tasting menu is also available for pickup and delivery February 12-14. You can make reservations or order pickup/delivery on their website. 1 Central Park West, (212) 299-3900
The Midtown West restaurant Le Privé is offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $69 each, with a complimentary bottle of wine with two orders. It includes options like Soupe à L’Oignon, Escargot, Moules Frites, Magret de Canard and more, finished with Crème Brulée or Mousse au Chocolat. Plus, their house specialty cocktail Désobéissante with strawberry purée, Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere, St Germain. Order online or make a reservation to eat in on their website. 626 10th Ave, (212) 837-2795
La Goulue on the Upper East Side is offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu at $125 per person, available February 13 and 14. Appetizer options include lobster consommé, salade folle, and hamachi tartare; main course options include halibut, veal chop a la plancha, and steak au poivre; and dessert options include tarte tatin, maracuja pavlova, and profiteroles croquantes. Order for pickup on Open Table or make a reservation for indoor or outdoor dining on their website. 29 E 61st St, (212) 988-8169
This East Village Korean-French fusion restaurant offers a five-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu for $135 each. It includes black truffle foie gras terrine, sunchoke soup, chilean sea bass, beef wellington, and truffle + chocolate panna cotta. There is an optional wine pairing add-on of two half bottles, for $78, as well as a Valentine’s Day Caviar & Champagne Box for $235. Order online for pickup and delivery. There are also outdoor seatings at 5pm and 7:30pm. Make your reservation on Resy. 108 E 4th St, (646) 838-5524
This Upper East Side haunt has a $22 Valentine’s Day Brunch Special of Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart, and a Valentine’s Day Dinner Special of Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank for $34. Call to make your reservation for indoor or heated terrace dining. 200 West 70th St, (212) 873-7411
Daniel Boulud Kitchen
For those looking to really ball out this Valentine’s Day, Daniel Boulud Kitchen is offering a decadent three-course prix fixe menu for two, priced at $490. It includes an appetizer of ceviche or lobster salad, a main course of black truffle crusted dover sole or duck breast and legs with foie gras and orange, and a dessert of dark chocolate crémeux or a hibiscus-roasted pineapple “heart.” Comes with a bottle of Pol Roger Brut Reserve Champagne and a selection of Valentine’s Day pastries. Order for pickup or delivery, available from February 12 through February 14. 60 East 65th St, (212) 288-0033
*A reminder when making reservations that restaurants will still be required to close at 10pm.