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The Ultimate City Guide on Where To Dine This Valentine's Day

The most romantic holiday of the season is right around the corner and you know what that means… time to make those reservations!

Looking for SN-approved spots in New York, Miami, Chicago or LA? We’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite restaurants for the date night of all date nights… Valentine’s Day!

Where To Wine And Dine…

New York

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For a classic date night…

The Polo Bar

A New York City favorite. Burgers and fries paired with a martini? Sounds like a perfect date! The setting is cozy and romantic, and the atmosphere feels like you’ve entered another glamorous world. It is important to make a reservation anywhere on Valentine’s Day… but especially here! Always.

For a casual, yet intimate dinner…


We could not be more excited that the beloved Pastis has returned to NYC! Pastis embodies the downtown New Yorker. What better way to spend date night than heading back to this beloved Meatpacking establishment? It is guaranteed to be delicious every single time, and you can have the best of both worlds by enjoying your night with company you love in a setting that also has a bit more of a “scene.”

For an experience…

Momofuku Nishi

A recipe for the perfect Valentine’s Day: good company and even better pasta. Reserve a table at the Italian-inspired David Chang hot spot, Momofuku Nishi, where you can experience a $65 pasta tasting that consists of four of their most popular dishes and delicious pairings.

Nothing but romance…

Le Coucou

The perfect location for the couple looking to dine in a more intimate setting. Surrounded by stunning chandeliers and dramatic decor, you are sure to dazzle your date with this atmosphere, in combination with a delicious French meal.


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For a classic date night…

Le Sireneuse

The food is delicious… Think: Mediterranean meets Southern Italian. The atmosphere is elegant and intimate, making it the perfect location to get dressed up and embrace the experience. And of course, the service is incredible. Plus, they have a beautiful champagne bar which is an experience in itself.

For a casual, yet intimate dinner…

Call Me Gaby

The outdoor seating here is beautiful and the food is even better! The dishes are authentic and full of flavor, and the cozy, dimly lit ambiance can’t be beat. The outdoor garden also makes for the perfect spot to grab a cocktail before dinner. Be sure to order the burrata and meatballs!

For an experience…

The Lovers Package at Faena

This package is designed for romance and created for you to indulge in the ultimate day of relaxation. From the Wet Spa to synchronized massages followed by bespoke teas and fruit juices, you and your partner will feel beyond refreshed after a day here. Finish off your day of romance with dinner inside the beautiful Faena hotel.

Nothing but romance…

Casa Tua

Casa Tua is the ultimate romantic date night spot in Miami. The atmosphere is super welcoming and intimate due to the warm light illuminating through the doorway and lanterns that hang from the trees. You can’t beat the delicious food (order the oysters!) and magical ambiance.


Photo via: @thepolobar


For a classic date night…

Au Cheval

Indulge in a hearty Valentine’s meal at Au Cheval, an elevated diner experience where you can enjoy one of the BEST burgers in the game. The dimly lit, cozy atmosphere makes for a perfect intimate, yet classic dining spot.

For a casual, yet intimate dinner…

Lou Malnatis

Nothing screams “I love you” quite like deep-dish pizza. Ha! Lou Malnati’s has become one of the most well-known and praised pizza restaurants in Chicago. Have a low key date night over pizza, and then head home for a cozy night in with a bottle of wine.

For an experience…


Alinea will take your dining experience to the next level. You can choose between three dining experiences which consist of The Gallery, The Salons, and the Kitchen Table. The restaurant has earned a Michelin 3-Star rating and has been named the Best Restaurant in America four times. This is an extravagant and unique dining experience; it is expensive of course, but you are paying for a tasting menu and full experience that can not be found elsewhere.

Nothing but romance…

RL Restaurant

You know we love anything and everything Ralph Lauren. The most intimate and inviting atmosphere, paired with the best food in an elegant and glamorous setting. The warm, rich design and aesthetic simply embody Ralph Lauren perfectly. An amazing, reliable spot for two!

Los Angeles

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For a classic date night…


It is not easy to get a table here, but if you can, you MUST go! If you’re looking to eat incredible Italian food this is where you need to be. The atmosphere may not be super intimate because it is always crowded, but the food makes everything worth it. And if you get in… you need to order the alla’nduja pizza and the cavatelli!

For a casual, yet intimate dinner…


Have a picnic at Griffith Park! Whether you want to pick up something new or stick with a favorite like Jon and Vinny’s, take your meal to the park for dinner under the stars.

For an experience…

Tomoko Spa

Head to this incredible spa in Beverly Hills for a couples massage followed by our favorite… Sugarfish! After a couples massage, they bring you a Trust Me dinner for each of you. You will also have the opportunity to indulge in a private suite with a tub, organic teas, and Japanese sweets.

Nothing but romance…

Nobu Malibu

A classic that never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the views here are even better. Overlook the beaches and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world.

PS: *These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, Something Navy may get something in return. Thanks.

By SN Edit

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