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The Westchester Magazine Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

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These local specials are the perfect way for you and your special one to celebrate your love — your love for delicious food, that is.

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Rye House

Port Chester’s newest gastropub—modeled after its Union Square sister—offers a slew of whiskeys, artisanal cocktails, and craft beer. Look for a four-course meal complete with a truffle popcorn amuse bouche, a choice of four appetizers, and an entrée selection that includes buttermilk fried chicken and veggie pasta with mustard greens and walnut pesto.

$59 per person

126 N Main St
Port Chester
(914) 481-8771; ryehousepc.com

One Twenty One

If you and your Valentine are looking for modern cuisine in an elegant country setting, head to One Twenty One in North Salem. Executive Chef Beck Bolender is cooking up a three-course menu that will have your mouth watering with dishes like house-made crab ravioli, Colorado lamb chops, soy-glazed short ribs, and more.

Pricing a la carte

2 Dingle Ridge Rd
North Salem
(914) 669-0121; 121restaurant.com

Thyme

Executive Chef Tom Costello is proffering a three-course meal for couples on Friday and Saturday. Dishes include Meyer Ranch rib eye, stuffed sole, and pan-seared salmon. For good measure, Costello is throwing in a complementary glass of Champagne and a chocolate rose for the lady. Reservations are recommended.

$90 per person

3605 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights
(914) 788-8700; thymerestaurant.net

Bistro V

What’s more romantic than a traditional French restaurant on Valentine’s Day? Escape to Bistro V in Greenwich for a three-course holiday special. Start with a warm goat cheese salad or a wild shrimp cocktail; move on to mains like fettuccine with chanterelle mushrooms, duck a l’orange, or Maryland crab-stuffed sole; and finish with warm chocolate and nougatine cake with raspberry sorbet.

Pricing a la carte

339 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-6634; versaillesgreenwich.com

La Panetière

Best of Westchester-winning La Panetière has a six-course prix fixe dinner menu, with a choice of veal or beef for the main course. Other courses? Black-truffle tagliatelle, a jumbo crabmeat lump, and minestrone.

$90 per person, $135 with wine pairing 

530 Milton Rd
Rye
(914) 967-8140; lapanetiere.com

Le Château 

Featuring classic French cuisine prepared by Chef André Molle, Le Château is offering a three-course Valentine’s dinner from 4 to 9:30 pm. Choose from a selection of five appetizers and five entrées; mains include stuffed pheasant, salmon tournedos, and ahi tuna.

$85 per person

1410 Rte 35
South Salem
(914) 533-6631; lechateauny.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Look for two specials on Valentine’s Day—a steak and lobster stand-alone entrée, and a special three-course meal (salad, a six-ounce filet with a choice of crab cakes, scallops, or shrimp alexander, and your choice of hot chocolate cake, key lime pie, or crème brûlée).

Steak and shrimp entrée: $55; Three-course Valentine’s Day meal: $62.99

9 Maple Ave
White Plains
(914) 683-6101; mortons.com/whiteplains

Blue Hill At Stone Barns

Blue Hill is the county’s premier farm-to-table restaurant. The Valentine’s menu will source ingredients, as always, from the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (they occupy the same grounds). You’ll pay dearly, but it’s guaranteed to be a memorable evening. Seating begins at 1 pm.

$248 per person, additional $138 for wine pairing

630 Bedford Rd
Tarrytown
914-366-9600; bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-stone-barns

Crabtree’s Kittle House

This year, Crabtree’s Kittle House is featuring a “Sweetheart” package deal for the month of February (excluding Valentines Day) which includes a combination of an overnight stay at their Old-World-style bed and breakfast and a special menu. On the 14th there will be an exclusive four-course prix fixe Valentine’s dinner. Crabtree’s was voted Reader’s Choice in July and August 2008, and follows a philosophy of “remembering the past and thinking about the future,” which reflects in their blending of American classics and new culinary trends.

Sweetheart package: $299; Valentine’s dinner: $85 per person, $135 with wine pairing

11 Kittle Rd
Chappaqua
(914) 666-8044; kittlehouse.com

Dolphin Restaurant

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, Dolphin will have a team of professional photographers to capture your romantic moments this year along with roses for every lady. At its Yonkers waterfront location, Dolphin is modeled after a New England coastal restaurant with seafood from all over the world. The restaurant was featured as one of our eight favorite Valentine’s Day dinner options last year.

$55 per person for four courses

1 Van Der Donck St
Yonkers
(914) 751-8170; dolphinrbl.com

42 The Restaurant

The restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, 42 is a failsafe romantic destination for this year, with fare from Portugal and the Mediterranean and beautiful, spacious dining rooms.

$300 per couple, accepting reservations between 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm

1 Renaissance Sq
White Plains, NY
(914) 761-4242

Red Hat On The River

This Irvington eatery is starting Valentine’s Day dinner early this year; their sunset seating begins at 4pm. With a dessert sampling as a sweet ending to their three-course meal, this waterfront bistro, also featured last year as one of our favorite Valentine’s dinner locations, has French-American fare as well as live jazz year-round.

$75 per person

1 Bridge St
Irvington, NY
(914) 591-5888; redhatontheriver.com

Il Castello

​The Mamaroneck establishment will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring the best of their Northern Italian fare: dishes like tuna tartare, porterhouse steak, and oysters on the half shell. They have roses for the ladies and emphasize Italian hospitality; Hudson Valley Magazine and the New York Times have recognized the restaurant’s exceptional service.

No special pricing

576 Mamaroneck Ave
Mamaroneck
(914) 777-2200

Castle Hotel & Spa

Valentine’s does fall on a Saturday this year, so here’s your option for an overnight, close-to-home romantic escape. The hotel will personalize your stay with couple’s activities like a private helicopter ride, a massage at the THANN Sanctuary Spa, and/or a dinner at Equus (the on-site restaurant rated “excellent” by the New York Times).

Contact for pricing

400 Benedict Ave
Tarrytown
(914) 631-1980; castlehotelandspa.com

 


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

 

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