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Valentine’s Day in NYC

Valentine’s Day comes with very high expectations, but it’s not easy to plan something original and impressive every single year.  Most guys will just stick with a classy dinner, but with everything New York has to offer, why not plan something a little different this time round?  I’ve found six great Valentine’s Day activities around the city that are sure to impress.  And don’t worry, they’ve all got great eats, of course.

-Restaurant Boy

Valentine’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

It’s easy to get stuck in a gift rut on Valentine’s Day, and end up scavenging the holiday aisle on a last-minute run to Rite Aid.   That’s why we’re supplying six, elegant variations on the...

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2017

Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2017

A Valentine’s Day dinner booking is probably the most important restaurant reservation you’ll make all year.  Since everyone’s angling to earn brownie points with their significant others,...

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New York’s Most Indulgent Chocolate Desserts

New York’s Most Indulgent Chocolate Desserts

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While we’re generally equal opportunists regarding dessert, when it comes Valentine’s Day, only Chocolate will do.  And we’re not talking about heart-shaped boxes of corn syrupy candy from...

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Sweets for the Sweet: Our Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Sweets for the Sweet: Our Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

If you believe the adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, consider us kindred spirits.  Because while long-stemmed roses and sparkling jewelry is certainly nice, the items...

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Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day 2016

Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day 2016

While it’s easy enough to pick up a dozen roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates at the very last minute, you’d be well advised not to neglect dinner reservations until the morning of the...

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Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Instead of defaulting to chocolates this year, why not give your loved one a truly original (but no less delicious) gift?  Think outside of the heart-shaped box with these decadent Valentine’s Day...

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Let’s get right to the point — Valentine’s Day is not the holiday to be scrambling for last minute dinner reservations.  If you want to start the evening off on the right foot and avoid all...

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Dark Chocolate and Désir: A Taste of Belgium

Dark Chocolate and Désir: A Taste of Belgium
500 Madison Ave
Midtown East,NY 10022
(212) 644-4490

If you’re going to give someone your heart this Valentine’s day, make it a chocolate one—Belgian chocolate, to be exact.  After all, in the world of chocolate, Belgium is king.  The country...

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New York’s Sexiest Edible Aphrodisiacs

New York’s Sexiest Edible Aphrodisiacs

We don’t prescribe to love spells and potions, but there’s another, all natural way to fan the flames of passion this Valentine’s Day.  And that’s with edible aphrodisiacs; foods that have...

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Chocolate Red Wine Torte

Chocolate Red Wine Torte

Red wine and chocolate tend to play a starring role in most Valentine's Day celebrations, and not just because they're totally yummy.  It's because they're both believed to be edible...

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NYC’s Most Creative Valentine’s Day Chocolates

NYC’s Most Creative Valentine’s Day Chocolates

From the moment we started taking an interest in boys, we fantasized about receiving one of those cardboard, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for Valentine’s Day.  But our tastes have thankfully...

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2014

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2014

Do you want to show your significant other that you really care this Valentine’s Day?  Then you'd be wise not to wait until the last minute to make a dinner reservation.  Granted, it’s still...

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Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

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Candle light.  Romantic poems.  Your significant other doing the dishes for once in his or her life.  They all go a long way to fan the flames of passion on Valentine’s Day, but nothing stirs...

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The Ultimate in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

The Ultimate in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day compels us to take a moment during the doldrums of February to show that special someone or crush that we really care.   But it also happens to be a celebration of something...

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Zenkichi

Zenkichi
77 North 6th Street
Brooklyn,New York 11211
(718) 388-8985
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There's nothing that adds more to the romance of Valentine's Day than a sexy atmosphere.  While it might be just a restaurant, dining at Zenkichi, a sexy izakaya in Brooklyn, is a Bond-like...

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Mas Farmhouse

Mas Farmhouse
39 Downing Street
West Village,New York 10014
(212) 255-1790
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Sure, going out to dinner might not be the most original idea, but eating is our favorite pastime and you never know what you'll find at Mas Farmhouse.  That's because chef Galen Zamarra changes his...

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French Culinary Institute

French Culinary Institute
462 Broadway
Soho,New York 10013
(212) 219-3300
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You do know you don't have to go to a restaurant on Valentine's Day, right?  You could take a cooking class together.   That's romantic and useful.  And there are plenty of classes to choose from...

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The McKittrick Hotel’s Valentine’s Dance

The McKittrick Hotel’s Valentine’s Dance
530 W 27th St
Chelsea,New York 10001
(212) 904-1883
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If you're looking to spice things up and do something a whole lot different this Valentine's Day, The McKittrick Hotel is the way to go.    Constructed in 1939, the hotel was planned to be the...

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Astor Wine & Spirits

Astor Wine & Spirits
399 Lafayette Street
NoHo,New York 10003
(212) 674-7500

Maybe this is your first Valentine's Day with your significant other, or maybe you just really need a casual, relaxing night this time around.  Either way, a wine or cocktail class at Astor Wine...

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Ultimate Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide

We know what you’re thinking… Valentine’s Day?  Already?  We’ve just depleted our savings on holiday presents and big, blowout parties for New Year's Eve.  Yes, Valentine’s Day may be...

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Valentine’s Day Dining

Valentine’s Day Dining

Lower East Side,

The holiday many love to hate is fast approaching.  If you're single, Valentine's Day can be depressing.   If you're coupled, it can be a lot of pressure to buy roses at inflated prices or fancy...

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Your Guide To Valentine's Day


If you haven't done so already, you might want to nail down your Valentine's Day plans. ( Ladies, don't depend on your significant other to plan ahead.)  Whether you’re looking for a...

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Sweetest Gifts for Valentine's Day


As has become tradition, we've sorted through the tsunami of Valentine's Day gifts and found a sweets for anyone and everyone.  If you're bored of sending a box of chocolates, you might...

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Valentine's Day on a Budget


Just when the dust was starting to settle from New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day suddenly creeps in, in the not-so-distant future.  February 14th is less than a month away.  That means many...

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Valentine’s Day – Dining Out


It's getting down to the wire for Valentine's Day and you can probably write off all the usual dining suspects.  Yes, they're completely booked.  But there are still plenty of restaurants and some...

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Best Valentine’s Day Chocolates


If your special someone is the type who gets teary-eyed over those Jared jewelry commercials, she/he will be probably expect a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day.  Of course, you could take the...

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Best Valentine's Day Restaurants 2008


Where Valentine's Day is concerned, there's nothing more romantic than dining out in New York City. While veterans at the reservation game may have already secured some of the most coveted tables,...

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Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants 2007


Valentine's Day maybe Hallmark's favorite holiday, but it may not be yours.  If you're lucky enough to score a date, you might want to start contemplating your restaurant options now.  Veterans at...

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