February 3, 2016
Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in NoMad
Look out lovers . . . just a week from Sunday is February 14th! Yes, Valentine’s Day, and that always brings an annual flurry of questions for lovers in this “too-many possibilities” city: What to do? Where to go?
If you’re still looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can find all the romance New York City has to offer right here In Nomad. Here are some of our favorite date ideas for the big weekend.
La Pecora Bianca
Overseen by Chef Simone Bonelli, La Pecora Bianca’s elegant Italian country house setting will set the tone for a relaxing, intimate evening. As always, you can enjoy a sensuous feast, including fine Italian wines, locally sourced foods from the Hudson Valley, and 24 months-aged prosciutto di parma.
Or, you can choose the Valentine’s Special — a four-course prix fixe meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $75 per guest. Feast with your partner on scallop and caviar risotto, beet and ricotta ravioli, or butter-poached lobster. Finish with the special desert of sheep’s milk ricotta mousse, and let the amorous atmosphere take you away.
Reserve your table here.
Rocco Steakhouse will wow your Valentine with its interior, designed with the help of David de Angelis. Enjoy views of couples strolling down Madison Avenue while you sip on a pre-dinner drink at the U-shaped bar. The interior design of the restaurant is highlighted by Giallo di Sienna stone and silver and gold accents. In the rear dining room, gawk at the floor-to-ceiling wall comprised entirely of fine wines.
You and your date will be taken by the flavors that have made Rocco Steakhouse so popular. The restaurant is offering its regular mouthwatering repertoire of gourmet steaks, seafood and delicious Italian fare, perfect for your Valentine’s Day meal. Try the seared yellow fin tuna served with asparagus and wasabi sauce or cajun rib-eye steak.
In addition, every lady in Rocco Steakhouse will receive a rose, compliments of the house!
For reservations click here or call (212) 696-9660.
The warm energy of Chef John Doherty’s Black Barn is already legendary in NoMad, and the restaurant is serving up Valentine romance all weekend long.
There will be specials like Dollar Oysters and half-price champagne, and the bar will concoct arousing Valentine-inspired cocktails, with names like Bitter End, First Kiss and Love Potion #9.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, try the four-course Valentine’s menu, replete with 11 aphrodisiacs! The four-course special is $75 per guest. Or, for $175 per guest, enjoy the six- course chef’s table tasting menu paired with wines of the world chosen by Black Barn’s expert palates.
If you want to start early on Valentine’s morning head over to Black Barn’s Brunch and Blues, which features weekend-special cocktails and sounds to get you in the mood.
Reserve your table here.
The Flatiron Room
What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate, music and…whiskey? Well, why not check out The Flatiron Room for all of the above, plus a very romantic atmosphere.
On Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m., you and your date can learn the intricacies of pairing chocolate and whiskey at one of The Flatiron Room’s famous Whiskey School sessions. You will each enjoy six sweet-bitten drams of whiskey along with the finest complimentary chocolates for $125 per person, plus tax.
You can purchase tickets to Whiskey & Chocolate here.
On Saturday and Sunday, Chloe Perrier will be providing the mood music with her own intoxicant: a unique stylistic pairing of exotic French songs with sonorous jazz.
Click here for more info.
After a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, what could be more perfect than a slow walk through the canyons of NoMad, ending at one of the best jazz clubs in New York City? Finish off your night out at Jazz Standard. Enjoy a nightcap and settle in, while the Grammy-award winning Mingus Big Band improvise and interpret standards of one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Sets are at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. You can get your tickets here.
You can flirt over traditional Italian cuisine with modern flourishes at the One Group’s Ristorante Asellina (at the Gansevoort Hotel). Your date will enjoy the luxurious and lively dining room with its fireplaces and walls wrapped with leather. But the star of the show this Valentine’s Day will be the food. Asellina is featuring its scrumptious chef’s tasting menu for only $95, featuring specials on Veuve Clicquot and Perrier-Jouet. You can make your reservation here.