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The Official Valentine’s Day Dining Guide for Westchester County

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Confidently fire Cupid’s arrow and treat your date to a memorable outing with delicious food, flowing champagne, and decadent desserts.

Additional reporting by Melissa Kagan

Finding the perfect locale for the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be daunting, but we’re here to lend a hand (it’s okay to ask for help now and then). From brunch to dinner and beyond, take a look through the following Valentine’s Day options for romantic inspiration in Westchester County.

Alamo Drafthouse

2548 Central Park Ave, Yonkers; 914.226.3082

This year, the cinema is showing you some love with a sweet selection of films and food that best express its feelings for you. There’s a lovely lineup perfect for Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or Malentine’s Day, along with a limited-time menu featuring some new treats you’re sure to fall for, like the “I Want All Of You,” a soft-baked pretzel coated with melted butter and everything bagel seasoning with side a jalapeño cream cheese dip; or the “Big Freakin’ Cookie Shake,” which is a blend of vanilla ice cream, caramel, and kosher salt, topped with whipped cream, garnished with a cinnamon sugar churro, three donut holes, and a big freakin’ snickerdoodle cookie.

Apropos

900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.739.3546

There is nothing more romantic than a beautiful meal matched with a beautiful view, both of which Apropos offers for a Valentine’s Day celebration. The four-course meal ($80 pp) includes delicacies like a winter green salad, roasted baby beets, mushroom ravioli, or cavatelli with ricotta and pomodorini sauce, followed by entrée choices of filet mignon with rosemary fingerling potatoes or a cauliflower steak with farro and tomato confit. Desserts include a chocolate mousse with persimmon and olive oil, or a chocolate mousse with raspberry chili coulis. Diners can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hudson River while they savor the food on February 12 or 13 and the evening of Valentine’s Day.

Augie’s Prime Cut

3436 Lexington Ave, Mohegan Lake; 914.743.1358

Augie’s Prime Cut will offer its classic dinner menu along with special Valentine’s Day dish and cocktail features all weekend long (February 11 to 14). You and your valentine can celebrate in the main dining room, or upstairs in The Loft, if you prefer a more intimate dining experience. Augie’s outdoor heated tent and patio are also cozy and available. Besides the weekend specials, like a strawberry shortcake martini or red velvet cake, guests can indulge in Augie’s popular staples including the surf & turf, an 8 oz. lobster tail with any prime rib or steak, a seafood tower from the raw bar menu, and much more.

The Barn at Bedford Post

954 Old Post Road, Bedford; 914.234-8808

On February 13 and 14, this country bistro will offer a six-course Valentine’s menu ($195 pp) highlighting seasonal favorites and signature classics like ricotta panna cotta with smoked sea beans, a hama hama oyster trio, foie gras agnolotti, bay scallops, and Wagyu Cotes-Basse steak. For dessert, there’s a triple chocolate treat that will send your taste buds soaring.

Benjamin Steak House

610 W. Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

Benjamin Steakhouse celebrates Valentine’s Day with a three-course meal ($99.95 pp), a champagne toast, and a roaring fireplace. Outside of offering its Best of Westchester award-winning rib eye, Benjamin serves choices like Blue Point oysters, rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass, and classic lobster tails, plus tons of sides (creamless creamed spinach? No brainer), and an assortment of sweet treats to end the night accompanied by coffee and tea.

The Bit

23 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.693.8000

Romance is in the air on February 12 at this crave-worthy gastropub with a three-course menu ($75 pp) that starts with grilled octopus followed by house-made ravioli with broccolini and sausage, and ends with a New York strip steak. A glass of Prosecco is included for you and your valentine.

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Bistro Z

455 S Broadway, Tarrytown; 914.524.6410

Located at the lobby of the Double Tree hotel, this local favorite offers a four-course dinner ($45 pp) with a side of jazz on Saturday, February 12. Enjoy a first course of lobster bisque before you move on to a salad of cucumber-wrapped baby lettuce, goat cheese fritter, and pistachio dust. Entrée choices include prosciutto-wrapped cod, roasted duck breast, or medallion of beef, and the special dessert of your musical evening is a triple chocolate lava cake, chocolate dipped strawberry, and macaron.

 

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Boro6

549 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.231-9200

Make it a Venetian Valentine’s Day weekend with chef Paul Di Bari’s special three-course menu ($38 pp; $58 pp with paired wines), offered on February 12 and 13. The first course includes a choice of pasta e fagioli with Prince Island mussels or risotto with sweet peas, mint, and pancetta, and the next course involves six cichetti—small plates or tapas consisting of bites like bruschetta with whipped salt cod, polpette di manzo (beef meatballs in sauce), oxtail arancini, and octopus salad. The meal ends with tiramisu in bianco.

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The Cookery

39 Chestnut St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.305.2336

For this special day, Chef David DiBari has put together a unique Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe dinner menu ($85 pp) available on February 14 only, featuring dishes like gnudi with hen of the woods mushrooms, clams with Calabrian chili-garlic broth, heirloom meatballs, branzino en croute, and ribeye steak. You can’t go wrong with any of the enticing desserts like stickabutta pie, sticky chocolate cake, pistachio panna cotta, or tartufo.

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Dubrovnik

721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637.3777

The county’s famed Croatian restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu ($75 pp) just in time for Valentine’s Day. For an appetizer, select from dishes such as pan-seared scallops, cauliflower cream soup, jumbo shrimp with Croatian chickpea salad, and “Honeymoon in Dubrovnik,” a half-dozen oysters with Champagne mignonette. Mains include options like grilled branzino, dry-aged sirloin, and “From the Sea, With Love,” a half lobster, clams, mussels, and shrimp over homemade fettuccine. For dessert, choose either fresh berries with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, apple strudel, chocolate lava cake, or the restaurant’s signature palačinke crepes.

Exit 4 Food Hall

153 E Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200

Exit 4 Food Hall brings a wide variety of cuisines to Mount Kisco this Valentine’s Day with a fun a la carte menu that includes choices like crab cake skillet and heart-shaped pizza. For those who enjoy fresh seafood, the eatery also offers a hot tuna poke bowl and a raw bar sampler. Items can be ordered ready to eat, or dishes like twin New York strip steaks, Atlantic salmon with raspberry barbecue glaze, or DIY lobster rolls can be ordered ready to cook at home.

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Tarrytown House Estate

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

Chef Dale Talde puts together a dine-in-only three-course menu ($99 pp), available February 12 through February 14. Starters include tuna tartare, roasted mushroom with winter citrus, and roast duck tea sandwiches, with mains featuring filet of beef with fondant potatoes, wok-charred lobster, or roasted cauliflower with coconut grits. For dessert, it’s warm chocolate donuts or citrus, coconut bubbles, candied almond, and Calamansi granita.

The Greekish

273 Halstead Ave, Harrison; 914.732.3333

Chef Constantine Kalandranis cooks with love this Valentine’s Day and offers a four-course menu of “everything we love-ish” ($85 pp), raw bar favorites, feta ravioli with lobster fondue, branzino with spinach risotto, roasted Fossil Farm chicken, grass-fed dry-aged sirloin, Mediterranean dips and spreads with hand-rolled pita, and a dessert duo to share. The menu is available Monday through Thursday and includes a glass of bubbly.

Hudson Social

11 Station Plz, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634

Housed in a renovated 1890s train station, this lively Dobbs Ferry restaurant will offer Valentine’s Day specials like shrimp cocktail, lobster ravioli, grilled filet mignon, and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The regular menu will also be available to order from as well.

Kanopi

1 Renaissance Sq, White Plains; 914.761.4242

Perched 42 floors above it all, this stunning restaurant will offer a tasting menu (with a vegetarian option) of shared dishes for two ($175 pp) on February 11, 12, and 14. Delicacies include a selection of East coast and West coast oysters, bread with Cantabrian anchovies, whipped cow’s milk cheese, roasted garlic, ceviche, red and yellow beets with goat cheese, truffle tortellini, prime dry-aged ribeye, and, to top it all off, a chocolate, banana flambee, and chantilly cream dessert.

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The Inn at Pound Ridge

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge; 914.764.1400

Along with his regular stellar menu, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten showcases a Valentine’s Day four-course dinner menu ($138 pp) Friday through Monday, and some special features include starters of tuna tartare with black truffles and black truffle and fontina pizza, followed by a baked lobster with black truffle butter or Wagyu beef tenderloin with broccoli rabe. Desserts like molten-chocolate cake or passionfruit pavlova bring a sweet finish to the indulgence.

L’inizio

698 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.693.5400

Cooking couple extraordinaire Heather and Scott Fratangelo are concocting a number of ways to celebrate the day of love in Westchester. Beginning February 12 and running through February 14, the four-course meal ($95 pp) that is being offered in-house and to-go includes baked clams, citrus-cured hamachi, fettuccini with truffle butter, fusilli with baby octopus, sea scallops with curried cauliflower puree, butternut squash parmigiana, smoked steak with asparagus, New York cheesecake in a jar, and Italian donuts with chocolate sauce.

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a three-course dinner ($78 pp; $39 two-course meal for children under 12) featuring appetizers like carrot ginger soup, Nonna’s meatballs, and shrimp tempura with heart-warming entrees like pan-seared duck breast with roasted fennel, seafood bucatini, pan-sautéed pork chops, and filet mignon. Try the cast iron chocolate brownie, NY cheesecake, or s’mores crème brulee to end the evening with a sweet touch. In addition, an a la carte menu is available for takeout for diners who prefer to eat at home.

OKO

29 Purchase St, Rye; 914.481.8660

Chef Brian Lewis’s Valentine’s Day menu keeps in line with his innovative take on traditional Japanese cuisine. The six-course offering ($75 pp) features a starter of chilled Kusshi oysters or smoked Chutoro tartare with quail egg, and then moves onto a choice of scallop sashimi with trumpet mushroom or Brussels sprout tempura with bacon jam. The chef’s selection of nigiri is next, followed by seared dayboat scallop or Wagyu hanger steak, with a decadent finale of an ooey-gooey chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and sesame praline.

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The Opus Lounge

3 Renaissance Sq, White Plains; 914.946.5500

Situated in the lobby of this Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, the elegant lounge will offer a three-course menu ($125 pp) on Valentine’s Day. Highlights include fried oysters with spiced hollandaise, lobster thermidor, ribeye steak, and Carmelo cake with vanilla ice cream. Sip on a complementary glass of Tribute wine, Lamberti prosecco, or Piper-Heidsieck champagne while you enjoy your meal, or order a special cocktail of the night such as “Cupid’s Paloma,” which is a refreshing mix of Casamigos reposado, plus fresh-squeezed blood orange, grapefruit, and lime juices, and blood orange soda.

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papi’

19 Bank St, White Plains; 914.328.6535

This fast-casual spot offers a special three-course menu ($55 pp) of Italian dishes that can be enjoyed in-house or to-go on Sunday. Celebrate the day with a complementary glass of prosecco, caprese salad, fried ravioli with pink dipping sauce, lasagna, and strawberries with sweet cream.

The Parlor

14 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.8200

Chef David DiBari’s wood-fired pizza restaurant is offering a very vegan Valentine’s Day menu ($75 pp) for dine-in or takeout, featuring starters like crisp chickpea fritters with avocado cream or gnocchi with mushroom tapenade, and entrees like chicken-fried eggplant with butternut squash and vegan yogurt, or mushroom Milanese with winter radish salad. Save room for one of the innovative desserts like strawberry pizza pie, vegan banana mousse, or sticky chocolate espresso cake.

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Red Hat on the River

1 Bridge St, Irvington; 914.591-5888

Nestled on the waterfront in Irvington, this spacious brasserie offers a three-course dinner ($95 pp) with so many tantalizing options, your head will spin. Start with a first course such as salmon tartare, roasted cauliflower wedge, or rutabaga and leek soup, and then move onto an entrée like Spanish seafood paella, duck breast with cherry-port wine sauce, short rib bourguignon, or pan-seared day boat scallops, while finishing with a special dessert tasting for two, which consists of profiterole, classic key lime pie, chocolate ganache cake, and linzer tart cookies. If brunch is your thing, there’s a special Valentine’s Day a la carte menu featuring the eatery’s signature dishes.

Sonora

179 Rectory St, Port Chester; 914.933.0200

Dine in on Valentine’s Day (or the day before) and enjoy a three-course meal ($75) that features selections like Maine lobster bisque, a ceviche tasting, grilled ribeye, herb half-roasted “free bird” chicken with lobster-saffron mashed potatoes, vegan paella, lobster ravioli, and a chef’s dessert tasting.

Tredici NORTH

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

This modern Italian establishment boasts some mouthwatering specials this holiday, including jumbo shrimp cakes with ramps, East Coast oyster Rockefeller, Maine lobster ravioli, prime filet mignon and pan-seared Maine lobster. Don’t forget to leave room for the molten lava cake topped with red velvet gelato or one of the special Valentine’s Day cocktails, like the “DM Me” with coconut rum.

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

71 Water Grant St, Yonkers; 914.965.1111

With breathtaking Hudson River views, Peter Kelly’s restaurant offers a special three-course Valentine’s menu ($95 pp) that is sure to take your beloved’s breath away. Offerings include starters of ahi tuna poke, black truffle and scallion risotto, and crepe of shellfish, followed by mains like roast chateaubriand of beef, Berkshire pork rack, and honey- and sake-glazed king salmon with ragout of orzo and broccoli rabe. Save room for a Belgian chocolate timbale, warm chocolate melting cake, or classic red velvet cake.

Bonus: DeCicco & Sons Events and Catering

For homebodies who would rather opt for a romantic evening in, DeCicco & Sons’ gourmet holiday dinner for two ($94.99) is for you. The takeout dinner is more of a takeout feast with the choice of one salad or soup, two entrées, two side dishes, two desserts, a chocolate rose, and dinner rolls. Choose from options like lobster bisque, pear and pecan salad, filet mignon with herb butter, roasted Faroe Island salmon with lemon crème fraiche, truffle and mushroom risotto, double chocolate lava cake, and chocolate-covered strawberries, just to name a few.


Read More: Where in Westchester to Say ‘I Love You’ for the First Time 


Looking for more great ways to share your love? Visit our Complete Guide to Valentine’s Day in Westchester.

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