Valentine's Day Guide: Where to Eat, Drink & Make Out

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner – whether you want to take your better half out on the town, find a stranger to make out with, cry into your tequila, or have a ragey anti-Love dance party, we’ve got ideas for you.


New York


434 7th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-3144
East Village Location
40 Ave B, New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-4096
This restaurant has two locations – one in Park Slope and one in the East Village – and both are delicious. We think Head Chef Roberto Santibañez really knows his stuff and we’re not the only ones; Zagat named Fonda among Zagat’s Best Mexican restaurants in NYC. Stop by to check out special Valentine’s Day menu that will include crema de almejas, delectable duck empanadas, jumbo scallops, and panquesito de chocolate. You can also order from the regular menu, so if that’s more your steeze, you can impress your date with some of the best fresh guacamole around. Other popular dishes like taquitos, flautas, braised pork in adobo sauce, and enchiladas suizas will be available. And if you can’t get enough of Chef Roberto’s concoctions you can try your best to replicate them at home – he recently published a cookbook called Truly Mexican (Wiley 2011).


(347) 422-0727

New Williamsburg/Greenpoint spot , Sindicato de Cocineros, has been proving to be quite the Mexican restaurant to beat in the neighborhood. Since its quiet opening about 6 months ago, its gotten rave reviews and a killer $1 fish taco Happy Hour from 5-7. For V-Day, you can enjoy a $58 prix fixe menu just for the occasion, and you can add an optional 4 cocktail pairing for only $36. That sounds just about right to us.

141 5th Ave., Park Slope
(718) 230-3805

Bogota Latin Bistro in Park Slope, Brooklyn, will be a cozy, intimate night if you want to get far from the city. The Bistro is offering one of the most affordable Valentine’s menus, at only $40 per person for 3 courses. You can choose from a huge variety of appetizers, empanadas and arepas, so you and your date can have more of a tapas style dinner to save room for some cocktails later in the night.


Favela Cubana features a unique atmosphere, weekly DJs, traditional Cuban and Brazilian cuisine, and of course, a full bar. On Valentine’s Day they’ll be serving a three-course prix fixe, open with an option of Sopa de Pollo, Ensalada de Palmito, Empanadas, or Soft-Shell Crab, followed by your choice of Ropa Vieja, Lechon, Frango Ipanema, Grilled Branzino, or Mushroom Risotto, and finished with a homemade dessert from the following selection: Volcan de Chocolate, Coconut Flan, or Passion Fruit Panna Cotta. Furthermore, your dinner fee will also include a complementary glass of champagne!



This is where you want to bring your chocoholic date on Valentine’s Day night. Consumed by Montezuma himself in order to heighten desire and improve performance, chocolate will be the main ingredient for the night.Chef Danny Mena will prepare a 5 course sweet, savory and spicy $55 prix fixe menu. Menu includes cocoa butter-poached salmon and braised short rib in a cocoa and chile ancho salsa.There will be chocolate cake, just sayin’. Please send e-mail to to make a reservation or learn more.


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