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Restaurants for Valentine’s Day on the Upper West Side and Elsewhere in New York

Especially in this down economy, restaurants are hungering for your business on Valentine’s Day. On the Upper West Side, there’s a bumper crop of places to go.

I personally would rather skip the whole hyped-up Valentine’s Day eating out thing and prepare a cozy dinner at home. Why brave the mobs at the restaurants, the often sub-par food, and the indifferent service?

But if eating out will make the  day special for you, here’s a list of some places to have romance and a meal on the Upper West Side and elsewhere.

It’s safe to assume that nearly every restaurant in the city will be having Valentine specials, Valentine desserts, Valentine prix fixes, etc., etc.

Upper West Side

Alouette This oldy but goody French bistro is offering a 4-course prix fixe (Open Table) for $60/person.

A Voce Columbus Circle $95 four-course tasting menu.

Big Daddy’s-UWS. If you can’t find a babysitter and need to drag the kids along (how romantic), this family friendly dinner is a good choice.

Isabella’s. Want Italian? This popular place across from the Museum of Natural History may be the ticket.

Telepan. Truffles and more for $78/person.


Flex Mussels

The Harrison

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