Romantic Dates in New York, NY
Vixens looking to meet their Don Draper this Valentine’s Day must be seen wearing their finest bombshell couture at this throwback speakeasy found inside The Chatwal on Broadway. From its crimson setting to its potent vintage cocktails, ladies are bound to meet someone who’ll keep them, erm busy, throughout the night. And if you’re looking for a quick icebreaker, consider reading up on The Lambs Club’s original architect, Stanford White, who had a scandalously secretive love affair back in his day. Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like drinks and seduction.
While there are hundreds of hotel packages to choose from in New York City on Valentine’s weekend, there’s one that’s too sizzling to miss. Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is famous for its chic restaurants and lounges, but couples will want to check out Gansevoort Meatpacking instead. Coined the “urban heaven,” Gansevoort Meatpacking’s rooftop pool will be open on the most romantic night of the year. And why would anyone want to take a swim in the middle of winter? For starters, the lavish pool is heated and features underwater music that’s sure to set the right mood. As you and your beau toast to a night of passion, enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline as dinner and drinks are served. Don’t be afraid to get wet as the sun sets over the Hudson River!
Men may come and go, but shopping until you drop can last forever, especially if you visit the Limelight Marketplace on Valentine’s Day. Manhattan’s legendary landmark is now the Flatiron District’s new shopping haven, which is why this 163-year-old venue is considered as a three-story “festival of shops.” Get a brand new makeover at J. Sisters salon, followed by scoring cute accessories at Hanami Real Flower Jewelry. Give yourself a diamond or two at Old Hollywood and then treat yourself to some chocolate goodies at MarieBelle. Either way, you’re bound to end the night with a smile and gift (or three).
Locals call this restaurant, “the most romantic spot in New York City,” especially on Valentine’s Day. Patrons can dine in what was once Aaron Burr’s carriage house and be surrounded by candles and blooming flowers. As a pianist plays a soft melody, guests can warm themselves by open fireplaces all while enjoying a three course dinner of fine American cuisine. Servers are always seen wearing spotless tuxedos and if that’s not enough to invoke a special night for dressing up, sources claim that every week, 24 marriage proposals, on average, take place here every week! Come here to get down on one knee or at least to satisfy your growing appetite for love.
Cool cats looking for a perfect date on Valentine’s Day in New York City will want to enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, which is why going up north to Harlem is a must. In the neighborhood where the music is hot, guests will find Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, the spot for candlelit dinners, red velvet banquets, glittering chandeliers creating stars above, and lots of jazz! On the special night, Smoke Jazz & Supper Club will be hosting a live jazz show, courtesy of Allan Harris and his Quartet. In addition, Chef Patricia Williams will prepare a three-course dinner consisting of oysters, lobsters, and chocolate-covered strawberries with cognac truffles. You just don’t know what will lure you more, the music or food.