Have a special someone you want to show some extra affection on this sweet day of love? Even if you don’t, these are some great ways to show a best friend or parent some love – this day is called “friendship day” in many cultures, after all!
From the standard candlelit dinners to some quirky ways of showing you love someone, we’ve got something for you to do this Valentine’s Day!
Previously an online store only, Sugar Monster will open its doors on February 1 in Red Hook to add some incredible, sugary creations to the neighborhood’s already delicious variety of foods! Whether you will visit the brand new store or place an order online, Sugar Monster offers some adorable Valentine cookie boxes and the “Not-So-Basic” candy box, filled with a rich chocolate brownie and vanilla bean Swiss meringue!
We all wish we could jump on a plane and head to Italy for Valentine’s Day, but Antica Pesa brings that romantic Italian vibe to Brooklyn. With special menu items for this day of love, a candlelit dinner in the dim light of this rustic Italian gem will make for a memorable night. There will be three seating times: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – close.
If you want to take your date on a romantic retro trip down memory lane, you should order an Egg Cream Kit from the Seltzer Boys for an authentic evening of good ol’ Brooklyn vibes. Add an old school film, snuggle up at home, and make it a movie night with your loved one!
From funny cards to balloons and sweet candy, Annie’s Blue Ribbon is the perfect place to shop for something cute for your amore! Whether it is for a friend or a significant other, you will be able to find something funny, adorable, or plain cheesy (if that’s what you’re into) for that special someone, who’s about to receive some extra love on Valentine’s Day.
Hey Hey, Valentine! A new pop-up at Gotham Market at the Ashland will warm you up with some delicious steamed dumplings, soups, and exotic spices this Valentine’s Day. There will be limited edition red dumplings with gold leaves, as well as a Charm Bracelet Dumpling set in various colors!
P.S. Cross the street to BAM to watch a romantic movie (Love Jones or Bringing Up Baby), or head to the Barclays Center after dinner to cheer for the Brooklyn Nets as they play the Indiana Pacers to make it a complete evening of fun!
Not really into the whole Valentine’s Day thing? No worries! Support this exciting East River pool project by supporting its fundraising efforts and receive a pool tile with a special message. +Pool is slated to launch in a few years, as a double olympic-sized pool with water-filter walls, to make it possible for Brooklynites to finally enjoy the East River as a place to take a dip in the summertime!
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Can you imagine a more romantic setting than an intimate renovated greenhouse overlooking Lily Pool Terrace at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden? The Yellow Magnolia Cafe is offering an exclusive, three-course prix fixe menu with amuse-bouche, prosecco toast, and a gift from the Garden. Chef de Cuisine Morgan Jarrett’s unique culinary artistry will be the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day celebration. Reservations are available from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Get your ticket here!
Celebrity chef Anne Burrell’s restaurant, Phil & Anne’s Good Time in Brooklyn will be offering a special prix fixe menu along with a performance by Vita Thorne at 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Guests will enjoy Seared Scallops, Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Beef Wellington and Tiramisu. Enjoy the romantic vibes and delicious foods at this lounge, bound to bring some good vibes.
This entertaining hibachi restaurant will have its chefs flinging Japanese steaks and sides in an open kitchen as you watch in amazement, next to your special someone. With this fun, yet kid-friendly and intimate environment, you will have a great time with your loved one.
Love is in the air in Sunset Park! To celebrate all things romantic (even if your perfect Valentine is a pint of its absolutely delicious Pilsner), Five Boroughs will pair beer with select chocolate varieties that bring out the best qualities in both beer and cocoa — just like every good relationship should. Bring a Valentine, a friend, a family member or a coworker to the brewery’s fun beer and chocolate matchmaking party from Thursday, February 8 through Sunday, February 11!
Blue Ribbon will seal your love with a cocktail aptly named “Love on the Rocks” from February 10 to February 17. Enjoy a drink with a date in Park Slope, and head for a romantic walk in Prospect Park or whip out your ice skates at the LeFrak Center before warming up with this delicious bourbon-based drink at Blue Ribbon!
For those with a sweet tooth, Junior’s Restaurant is offering two heart-shaped cakes for Valentine’s Day to order online now and in stores starting February 5. Junior’s Original New York cheesecake has been baked in a sweetheart shape and covered with chocolate ganache and red stripes for the Chocolate Covered Cheesecake and a traditional red velvet cake has been transformed into a sweetheart shape with the Red Velvet Heart layered cake including layers of cream cheese frosting. Both are perfect gifts for any valentine!
Don’t have a Valentine yet? Perfect! Colony 274 will host a sweet “Single and Mingle” dance party on February 9, so that you can meet some fellow singles, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, the beats will be sweet, and the drinks will be special. What else will you need?