Cliché or not, Valentine’s Day dinner hasn’t lost its popularity. Several Long Island restaurants are adding to the appeal by offering delicious menus in their cozy settings. Make reservations, grab your significant other and head to any of these spots to kick romance up a notch.
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The View, Oakdale
Gorgeous views of the Great South Bay and top-notch seafood make View an ideal dinner location anytime of year. But the coziness—there are three fireplaces!—makes it appropriate for Valentine’s Day dinner. Offered on Feb. 10, 11 and 14, the Chefs’ Sweetheart Amuse menu features four courses for $125. Guests can choose two appetizers from a list that includes peking duck tacos, Maine lobster bisque, Peconic gold oysters and jumbo lump crab cake. The entree is two 10oz filet mignon and a two-pound Maine lobster. Diners can also finish up the meal with two desserts like the chocolate and banana split. Address: 3 Consuelo Place | Phone: 631-589-2694 Click to eat
Il Mulino New York, Roslyn
Italian food lovers will be satisfied at the Long Island location of Il Mulino. The upscale eatery with elegant carpeting and rustic chandeliers is serving a four-course menu for $150 a person. Choose from one of four appetizers, two pasta options and one of seven entrees like filet mignon, chicken parmigiana and scampi alla romana. Finish the meal off with one of three desserts including the zabaglione, which comes with a glass of Prosecco. How can you say no to that? Address: 1042 Northern Blvd | Phone: 516-621-1870 Click to go
Those who love fruity flavors should head over to Almond. The popular French bistro, which focuses on locally sourced cuisine, is offering a special pomegranate menu for $75 a person. Grab a seat at one of the wooden tables and enjoy the four courses. The deal will also be offered on Saturday, Feb. 10. Address: 1 Ocean Rd | Phone: 631-537-5665 Click to eat
Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor
A gorgeous airy space with high ceilings, wooden tables and trendy light fixtures, Sandbar is a great way to impress your Valentine. And the menu—crafted by beloved executive chef Guy Reuge—is an even bigger draw. The special Valentine’s Day menu features appetizers like tomato braised octopus, duck tacos, chickpea fries and foie gras. Follow that with one of seven entrees like the pan-seared branzino, butter poached filet mignon or the Long Island duck duo. Desserts include chocolate mousse cake, olive oil cake, sorbet trio or cinnamon sugar ricotta donuts. Unlike the others on the list, there’s no fixed price. Address: 55 Main St. | Phone: 631-498-6188 Click to eat
Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern, Stony Brook
The casual sibling of upscale Mirabelle is another gem from chef Guy Reuge. Kick back in the comfortable French bistro adorned with wooden tables, colorful paintings and a brick fireplace. For $69 a person, choose from a first course that includes six options like warm goat cheese salad and quail in a jar. Then choose from six main course options like grilled aged strip steak and lobster ravioli with Peconic Bay scallops. A choice of dessert is also served. Address: 150 Main St. | Phone: 631-751-0555 Click to eat
Volpe Ristorante, Woodbury
Within the Fox Hollow estates sits the Italian restaurant Volpe (Italian for fox) serving authentic dishes with a twist. The restaurant aims to serve the freshest local produce, seafood and livestock. Opt for a seat on one of the plush couches by the fireplace and dig into a Valentine’s menu ($95 per person) that includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Don’t miss out on the Chilean sea bass wrapped in bacon or the grilled veal chop topped with Asiago cheese. Enjoy with a complementary glass of wine or Prosecco. Address: 7725 Jericho Turnpike | Phone: 516-802-7501 Click to eat
1770 House, East Hamptons
Head to the East End to enjoy a meal in this long-standing boutique hotel’s restaurant. The intimate eatery includes a main dining room, seasonal patio and a more casual downstairs tavern, all serving chef Michael Rozzi’s contemporary American dishes. On Valentine’s Day, dig into a four-course menu that features crisp North Fork oyster with caviar, lobster with green curry, roasted Montauk fluke, a rack of lamb and selection of dessert. Address: 143 Main St. | Phone: 631-324-1770 Click to eat