Where to Order Valentine’s Day Dinner in NYC: 16 Spots We Love

Love is in the air (and on your plate)

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where to order valentine's day dinner in nyc: sushi, surf and turf and pizza, side by side

You could spend a boatload on a fancy night out (and fight tooth and nail for a reservation)—or you could order a romantic meal to enjoy at home instead. Keep things tasty yet laid back this Valentine’s Day with the following options from New York sushi joints, pizzerias and steakhouses, along with some swoon-worthy shippable meals from all over the country. If you’re wondering where to order Valentine’s Day dinner in NYC, read on for 16 spots that won’t disappoint.

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1. Citarella

  • Address: multiple locations
  • Phone: 212-874-0383

This beloved seafood market has tons of options for your holiday spread. If you’re craving something ready-to-eat, we’d suggest the two steamed lobsters, available in both small ($70) and large ($90). Sourced from Nova Scotia, the meat is guaranteed to be firm, rich and flavorful, since they’re steamed at peak freshness. If you feel like splurging, opt for Joe’s Raw Bar (from $299), which includes lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters and optional caviar.

2. Tarallucci e Vino

  • Address: available at Upper West Side or Union Square locations
  • Phone: 212-228-5400 (Union Square)

Score a romantic meal for two (and enjoy it in your comfiest sweats) with the help of this three-course menu that’s available for takeout. Starter options include grilled Spanish octopus with fingerling potatoes and white beans or burrata with roasted butternut squash and almonds. For mains, choose between red beet risotto, lobster fettuccine, rack of lamb or Mediterranean sea bass. Most importantly, dessert is maple cheesecake and chocolate mousse with chocolate strawberries for two and a bottle of vino. Preorder ASAP for pickup and delivery on the 14th.

3. Emmett’s

  • Address: 39 Grove St.
  • Phone: 646-370-3858

This Chicago-style pizzeria is the real deal. If you want to keep V-Day casual yet delicious, savor one of Emmett’s tavern-style pies, shaped like a heart to make things even more festive. It’ll cost you $30 per pizza without toppings, according to Forbes. Takeout and delivery are available on Uber Eats, and you can schedule your order up to six days ahead.

4. Kissaki

  • Address: locations in Bowery and Columbus
  • Phone: 212-577-1150 (Bowery)

Treat your S.O. to a high-end sushi feast that’s available for pickup or delivery. While you can get standard assortments of hamachi, tuna and salmon, as well as a la carte nigiri and maki, we’d recommend splurging on the omakase, which includes four or six pieces of chef’s choice nigiri, your choice of maki, miso soup and edamame. Might we suggest pairing it with a bottle of sake, as well?

  • Address: locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Order By: February 10

If your boo lives for seafood or steak (or better yet, both), we suggest this surf and turf kit. Luke’s Lobster partnered with Maine’s Pineland Farms to curate the frozen assortment, which includes two of the brand’s sustainably sourced 5- to 6-ounce lobster tails and Pineland Farms’ 6-ounce tenderloin steaks. Char some lemons for spritzing, pop a bottle of vino and dig in.

6. Fogo de Chão

  • Address: locations in Manhattan and Queens
  • Phone: 212-969-9980 (Manhattan)

This Brazilian steakhouse has no shortage of options for takeout and delivery. You can order a ready-to-eat feast for curbside pickup, get it delivered and set up or opt for full-service catering if you’re feeling luxurious. Our rec? Fire-roasted churrasco with all the sides and trimmings, from rice and beans to pão de queijo. Place your order at least two hours in advance.

7. American Brass

  • Address: 2-01 50th Ave., Long Island City
  • Phone: 718-806-1106

This waterfront spot in Queens has an $80 three-course menu for V-Day this year, but you can also order to-go if you’d rather build your own meal a la carte. Apps range from Hamachi crudo to fried Brussels sprouts with Fresno chili. Mains include Atlantic salmon, chicken cassoulet and wild mushroom tagliatelle. If you’re ordering for two, go with the 28-ounce, bone-in ribeye with potatoes, grilled broccolini and red wine jus. Schedule your pickup order through Toast the week of Valentine’s Day or order delivery on Grubhub.

8. The Capital Grille

  • Address: Chrysler Center and Rockefeller Center locations
  • Phone: 212-246-0154 (Rockefeller Center)

Order a la carte items for you and your partner to scarf down in the privacy of your own home from this chic chain. If shellfish puts you in the mood, start with the lobster and crab cake with lemon-basil aioli. Share a cup of caramelized French onion soup while you’re at it, or the classic Caesar with Grana Padano croutons. The main event is no doubt the steaks, which range from porcini-rubbed ribeye to gorgonzola-crusted New York strip.

9. Rolo’s

  • Address: 853 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood
  • Phone: 718-417-6567

If you want to eat out this holiday, book a table for Rolo’s Le Bistro de la Saint-Valentin event, which runs February 14 to 17. And if you’d rather celebrate with take-out instead, that’s no problem. Savor charcuterie gems, like house-made mortadella, fresh seafood, like grilled head-on shrimp, Rolo’s signature carbonara and wagyu beef skirt steak. Whatever you decide, be sure to start your meal with wood-fired polenta bread dressed in Calabrian chili butter.

  • Address: 1032 Lexington Ave.
  • Order By: February 10

This resto has been part of the NYC food scene since 2004, but you don’t need to make a res to taste its fare. Order a 36-ounce Porterhouse for Valentine’s Day through Goldbelly, along with signature sides that are sure to satisfy. You’ll need to partially prepare the food, but it’s a very low-lift operation. Quickly sear the steaks, warm up the creamed spinach and bake the popovers.

  • Address: 241 W. Broadway
  • Order By: February 9

Straight from the kitchen of this Tribeca mainstay comes this Parisian meal that will have your S.O. feeling the love. Score two partially cooked, Heritage Rohan duck breasts, seasoned with Frenchette’s signature secret duck spice, along with a pound of crispy fries and ready-to-heart béarnaise sauce. Don’t fret though: You won’t have to do much more than warm everything through.

  • Address: multiple locations in Manhattan
  • Order By: February 9

If you and your partner are foodies, look no further than this DIY sushi kit that serves as a Valentine’s Dinner and activity. It includes tuna, Norwegian salmon, ebi shrimp and Japanese Hamachi, plus sushi rice, nori and all the fixings (like wasabi and pickled ginger). If you have equipment, simply add fish, caviar and crispy rice (plus wagyu, if you dare) to your shipment. If you don’t, add the sushi starter kit to your order as well for convenience.

  • Order By: February 10

If you’re sharing Valentine’s Day dinner with the kids this year, you can’t go wrong with this assortment of pies. You can serve six to eight people with these heart-shaped delicacies that exemplify the deliciousness of Chicago-style thin crust. Choose from cheese, sausage and pepperoni varieties, then bake to gooey perfection.

  • Address: 210 E 46th Street
  • Order By: February 10

Sparks has been a New York City staple for more than five decades, so you know this meal is worth the spend. The steak comes with the resto’s herb blend and Roquefort cheese to melt on top. You’ll also get to choose from signature sides, like hash brown potatoes and creamed spinach, to make it a full meal.

  • Address: 1270 Broadway
  • Order By: February 7

Decoy’s Peking duck has been called one of NYC’s most delicious, so we promise it’s worth the splurge. Sink your teeth into crispy skin and juicy meat, crowned with hoisin, sesame-peanut and cranberry sauces. Better yet, the kit includes refreshing cucumbers, sharp scallions and whole wheat pancakes to fill with the meat. All you need to do is roast the duck and serve.

  • Order By: February 10

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with an over-the-top charcuterie board for dinner. Assembled daily by a team of chefs, Boarderie’s boards are loaded with artisanal ingredients and shipped chilled. This one features 18 curated cheeses, meats, dried fruits, nuts, crackers, candy hearts and olives. Even better, the acacia wood serving board it comes on doubles as a gift. Not only is shipping free, but you can select your delivery date, so it’ll be as fresh as possible on the 14th.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...