The Official Valentine’s Day Dining Guide for Westchester County

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

Finding the perfect locale for your 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.

Apropos

900 Fort Hill Rd, Peekskill; 914.739.3546

Nestled into the exquisite Abbey Inn & Spa, Apropos proposes a three-course, prix-fixe menu ($110 pp). The menu choices include a black truffle and green onion risotto, Maine lobster and house-made pappardelle with saffron and tarragon, classic beef Wellington with puff pastry and haricot vert, and Moscato panna cotta with apricot and candied pecans.

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Augie’s Prime Italian

3436 Lexington Ave, Mohegan Lake

Augie’s will offer a very special a la carte menu from February 14 to 18. Along with the filet Oscar, an eight-ounce filet mignon topped with lumped crab, roasted asparagus, and heart-shaped red ravioli, customers can enjoy fun drinks and desserts including the chocolate truffle-tini and annual red velvet cake.

 

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Benjamin Steakhouse

610 W. Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

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Benjamin Steakhouse celebrates Valentine’s Day with a three-course meal ($149 pp), champagne toast, and roaring fireplace. Outside of offering its “Best of Westchester” award-winning rib eye, Benjamin serves choices like Scottish salmon, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, and classic lobster tails, plus tons of sides (creamed spinach? No brainer), and an assortment of sweet treats to end the night.

 

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Chutney Masala

76 Main St, Irvington; 914.591.5500

Also run by Chef Navjot Arora and his wife, Anu, Chutney Masala offers a three-course Valentine’s Day menu made with love ($60 pp). The sweethearts offer starters including avocado paapdi chaat (semolina crisps, avocado, savory yogurt, diced potato and chickpeas with tangy chutneys), chili chicken, or the tikki trio of beet cakes, yogurt kebabs, and spinach tikki. Take on the entree section by indulging in Goan fish curry, lamb chettinad (a spicy South Indian curry), or malai kofta (North Indian fried balls of potatoes, cheese, and vegetables in a creamy tomato sauce) but save room for dessert, when you can try gulab jamun (fried milk balls in a rose syrup), mango mousse, or rasmalai (spongy milk curd disks soaked in sweet, silky thickened milk with spices).

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Dubrovnik Restaurant

721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637.3777

This hub for Croatian cuisine will be doing a prix-fixe menu for $90 per person. Expect exquisite dishes like the one called “From the Sea, With Love,” including dry sea scallops, Little Neck clams, calamari, and jumbo shrimp with cavatelli pasta and yellow tomato sauce. You can also get your favorites such as the rib eye steak with gratinated potatoes and sauteed baby spinach; the “Wild Game Duo” of venison, elk, prosciutto-wrapped pear, wild berry sauce’ and strawberry risotto with toasted almonds and caramel.

Goosefeather

49 E Sunnyside Ln, Tarrytown; 914.829.5454

Famed Chef Dale Talde will serve a modern Cantonese three-course prix-fixe menu at $115 per person. An optional wine pairing is an additional $30 per person. Starters include options like dry-aged beef potstickers with spicy Chinese mustard and Hamachi tartare with cucumber salad, crispy garlic, and garlic soy. Talde’s creativity knows no bounds, so the entrée course presents innovative options like half-aged crown of duck served with Hong Kong French toast, drunken fruit, lettuce, and plum glaze — or tamarind black-bean-butter lobster with fingerling potatoes, ginger, and blood orange. Dessert is a resplendent choice of mochi waffles with yuzu custard; orange, white chocolate, lemon ice cream; or a classic chocolate sundae. There’s also a Sweetheart’s Ball on February 10 ($225 per person) with an open bar, live band, DJ, performers, 360-degree photo booth, and tables upon tables of Goosefeather’s culinary delights.

 

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Heritage 147

147 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont; 914.292.5230

Enjoying a glass of fruitful wine on Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to sweeten your holiday, and we all know everything tastes better when it’s on sale. When paired with a dinner for two, enjoy 50% off the price of bottles that are $100 or less, and 25% off bottles more than $100.

Kanopi

1 Renaissance Sq, White Plains; 914.761.4242

Perched 42 floors above it all, this stunning restaurant will offer an intimate tasting experience to share with a loved one ($300 pp). Kanopi’s distinctive Hudson Valley and Portuguese cuisine and Portuguese wine pairings will be featured in an innovative, delectable, and elegant meal that Chef Anthony Goncalves and the team will create. The five courses consist of beet carpaccio, curado, ravioli al uovo, Brandt beef, and dessert of the chef’s choice.

La Casa Bronxville

7 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.222.9016

There’s a four-course prix-fixe menu for $80, including a cocktail, glass of vino, or cava. To start, munch on house-made guacamole with tortilla chips and three salsas. Then, choose from an array of appetizers: La Casa ensalada (beet, jicama, green mango, queso fresco, pumpkin seeds, citrus vinaigrette), sopa de calabaza (puree of zucchini, roasted poblano, roasted corn, caramelized onion, and potato), crab tostada, or octopus a la plancha. Entrees range from tatar de atun (sushi-grade blue fin tuna marinated in a soy cilantro ginger sauce, with avocado, cucumber, serrano, radish, and plantain strips) to salmon, shrimp, paella, or carne asada (skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, plantains, black beans, and rice). To finish off the meal with a sweet note (besides your honey across from you), try the special chocolate flan with raspberries or something from the regular dessert menu, such as churros with chocolate sauce, tres leches cake, or even a vegan cashew cheesecake with berry confitura.

Moderne Barn

430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.730.0001

On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a three-course dinner ($88 pp) featuring appetizers like shrimp bisque, Nonna’s meatballs, and whipped burrata with heart-warming entrees like pan-seared scallops with mushroom orzo, orange-maple-glazed duck breast, garlic-honey pork chops, and filet mignon. Try the hazelnut budino, NY cheesecake, or s’mores crème brulee to end the evening with a sweet touch.

One Rare Italian Steakhouse

16 East Pkwy, Scarsdale; 914.330.8488

Lure in your lover with a love potion cocktail and a three-course, one-of-a-kind meal ($140 pp). Start off the evening with dishes such as the One Rare salad (arugula, pears, dried cranberries, blue cheese crumble) or the best-dressed West Coast oysters served with black caviar and cucumber mignonette. Once the potion kicks in, you have choices like pan-seared branzino, Chilean sea bass, chicken Parmesan, filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, or short rib pappardelle. To continue spreading the love, share some sweets with your sweetheart with options of a heart-shaped brownie, Key lime cheesecake, or the chocolate temptation.

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 ($150/$225 pp with sake and wine pairings) features several courses and choices, including but not limited to assorted otsumami (sukimono and sashimi); dry-aged cod with burnt onion broth, truffles, and wild scallions; Japanese eggplant with green yuzu, wasabi, and pine nuts; scallop with caviar and kimchi; wagu strip of beef, persimmon, and black trumpet gyoza; and Rhode Island black bass with sugar kelp butter, jasmine rice, and umeboshi. Your decadent finale could be either an ooey-gooey rolled honey cake with oolong caramel or Japanese strawberries and cream.

 

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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 ($98 pp) with so many tantalizing options, your head will spin. Start with a first course such as squash risotto, crab cakes, or parsnip velouté, and then move onto an entrée like pan-roasted Atlantic cod piccata, duck breast a la orange, or pan-seared scallops while finishing with a special dessert tasting for two, which consists of creme caramel, classic Key lime pie, flourless chocolate cake, red velvet cake, and strawberry sorbet.

Red Horse by David Burke

221 Main St, White Plains; 914.467.5713

Red is traditionally the color of love, which is why David Burke has prepared a ($100 pp) prix-fixe menu to follow the holiday theme. This three-course meal includes choices such as lobster dumplings, braised shrimp, the eatery’s own “Sweet Melissa” surf-and-turf (12-ounce bone-in filet, 3.5-ounce king crab leg, chili butter) and an original “I Love You” tomahawk steak for two that has the message carved into bone as a true testament of love (and a $35 supplement). You can top off the night with desserts such as a slice of oatmeal cookie cheesecake or the lollipop cotton candy tree with assorted cake pops and bubblegum whipped cream.

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Sambal Thai & Malay

4 W Main St, Irvington; 914.478.2700

After rekindling a relationship with Southeast Asian cuisine when travelling abroad, Chef Navjot Arora prepares to bring the romance to you this Valentine’s Day. The three-course menu ($60 pp) consists of starters like cauliflower Manchurian, roti paratha, chicken satay, and classic crispy spring rolls. Main courses, served with jasmine rice and house kimchi, include sesame chicken, shrimp green curry, red snapper chili garlic, and beef rendang. To sweeten the end of your evening, there is coconut panna cotta, mango mousse, and “FBI” (fried banana with ice cream and strawberries).

 

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Sonora

179 Rectory St, Port Chester; 914.933.0200

On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal ($65 pp) that features selections like Maine lobster bisque, oyster mofongo, pan-seared Mediterranean sea bass, herbed “free bird” chicken, vegan paella, lobster ravioli, and a chef’s dessert tasting.

 

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