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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 & Cristiana Caruso

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 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.

 

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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 prix-fixe meal ($90 pp) includes a choice of antipasti, pasta, entrée, and dessert. Some highlights on the menu include a winter green salad; tagliatelle with duck ragu, cocoa, and pickled cherries; grilled New York striploin with rosemary potatoes, crispy onions, and green peppercorn jus; and Moscato pannacotta with grape gelee and olive oil. The dinner is available on February 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Barn at Bedford Post

954 Old Post Rd, 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 Steakhouse

610 W. Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

Benjamin Steakhouse celebrates Valentine’s Day with a three-course meal ($110 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.

 

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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 11. 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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Dubrovnik Restaurant

721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637.3777

Dubrovnik will be offering a prix fixe menu this year for $85 pp. You can expect to start off with their Adriatic breeze salad topped with strawberries, naval oranges, goat cheese, and a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Next up is Pekin duck ravioli with navel orange sauce, and the Wild Game Duo which is venison, elk, prosciutto wrapped pear, topped with a wild berry sauce. They will also be offering a strawberry risotto with toasted almost and caramel.

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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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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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), a selection of dips and warm pita, grilled octopus and warm braised beans, grilled Mediterranean sea bass with lemon-soaked potatoes, rosemary-rubbed lamb chops with mint yogurt, surf and turf, sweet potato and goat cheese gnocchi, and a dessert duo to share. The menu also includes a glass of bubbly.

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.

 

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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 14 and running through February 16, the three-course meal ($85 pp) that is being offered in-house and to-go includes a pantheon of choices. Our must-haves are the baked clams, New York strip steak, creste di gallo with wild mushrooms and kale, pappardelle with crab meat and artichokes, and crispy eggplant pesto parm. For dessert, he New York cheesecake in a jar and and Italian donuts with chocolate sauce are equally delish options.

 

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Milton Point Provisions

615 Milton Rd, Rye; 914.925.9800

With two seating available at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Milton Point Provisions helps diners get the most out of this intimate experience. A romantic, three-course menu from the mind of chef Evan Kalogiannis is available for $75 per person and includes a complimentary glass of Cava. Add a wine pairing excursion with each course for an additional $65 per person. Snapshot of the prix fixe menu include Iberico shrimp toast, herb-roasted wood fired rack of lamb, and house-made chocolate ganache cake.

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 Valentine’s Day Omakase Menu ($85 pp) features a starter of chilled Kusshi oysters or Wagyu Tartaremilk bread, truffle, allium aged egg, and then moves onto a choice of scallop sashimi with beet ponzu 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 complimentary 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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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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The Raconteur Bar & Kitchen

10 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.810.6784

This cozy alcove doesn’t traditionally accept small group reservations, but for 12 couples this Valentine’s Day, Raconteur is willing to make the exception. Indulge in a five-course meal to share, thoughtfully crafted and curated by chef/owner Michael Boulos. Feast your senses on tuna tartare in yuzu ponzu with avocado and sesame oil, a specially selected board of cheese and charcuterie, a salad made with marinated foraged local mushrooms, roasted beets and goat cheese, lobster risotto with dehydrated cherry tomatoes and basil oil, and finally, for dessert, a homemade créme brulée made with Amarula cream liqueur. Keep an eye out for love-themed cocktails, and don’t forget to order a bouquet for the table.

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 ($65 pp) that features selections like Maine lobster bisque, tuna ceviche, charred aged ribeye, seared farm chicken with yuca and chorizo potato hash, baked oysters, lobster ravioli, and a chef’s dessert tasting.

 

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Tredici NORTH

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

This modern Italian establishment boasts 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.

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

71 Water Grant St, Yonkers; 914.965.1111

With magnificent 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 ($119.99) 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.

Double Bonus, If You Have Few Thousand Laying Around…

If you’re looking for the ultimate profession of love, this may just be the package you’ve searched for. At the price point of $60,000 (but really, who can put a dollar amount on romance?), The Opus will give you a Valentine’s Day to remember—frankly, we’d like to know how it would be possible to forget. The package includes a private cooking class and dinner with Chef David Burke, who will be opening long-awaited restaurant Red Horse in The Opus soon, the rooftop pool all yourselves, and a helicopter tour over Westchester.

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

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