Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Love is in the air and you are not alone if what to do this February 14th is weighing heavy on the mind. Not to worry, because we explored romantic, fun, and offbeat date ideas for NYC couples. From dinner AT the movies to a fiery salsa dance class to a kinky burlesque show, there’s something for all you lovebirds out there.
A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day at Feinstein’s/54 Below
Feinstein’s/54 Below is New York City’s Premier Broadway Supper Club. The iconic venue is presenting “A Very Broadway Valentine’s Day” to celebrate the romance of the Great White Way, both on and off stage. Your favorite couples will perform romantic songs and share both their real life and theatrical love stories. Round out your spectacular evening with three-course Valentine’s Day prix fix menu.
For more information and tickets: 54below.com
Moonstruck Valentine’s Feast at Alamo Drafthouse
Inarguably one of the greatest romantic comedies ever created, Moonstruck is one of those beloved films that has withstood the test of time. And of course there’s Cher, who won best actress for her performance. Like many of us, you’ve watched it numerous times at home. This February 14th, plan a special viewing with your love at Alamo Drafthouse. Look forward to a delicious feast (served to you at your seat!) prepared by Alamo’s head chef.
For more information and tickets: drafthouse.com
Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular at Brooklyn Bowl
For the couple looking for an out-of-the-box date idea, may we suggest the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular at Brooklyn Bowl. Hosted by Shelly the Sing Siren Watson, this sexy extravaganza will feature eye-popping burlesque and circus acts, rockabilly music performances, special appearances, and much more. We promise this will be a Valentine’s Day you and your honey will never forget!
For more information and tickets: brooklynbowl.com
Valentine’s Day 3-Course Dinner at Merakia
From the intimately warm atmosphere to the authentic Greek cuisine, Merakia is an excellent spot for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Reserve a cozy table for two at this Flatiron restaurant and enjoy the Valentine’s Day Prix Fix feast. While the special menu is heavy on the meats, it also includes a delectable vegetarian meal of a beet and asparagus starter followed by a smoked eggplant casserole with a potato béchamel and cinnamon tomato sauce.
For more information: merakia.com
Valentine’s Day Salsa Class
There’s no other form of dancing more passionate than salsa. Sultry and high energy, an evening of salsa is the perfect date for the couple who wants to connect on a physical and emotional level while having fun. Mark Morris Dance Center is hosting a Valentine’s Day Salsa Class where you will learn basic footwork and partnering accompanied by traditional Latin music.
For more information: markmorrisdancegroup.org
Netflix and Cuddle
A romantic take on Netflix and chill, this date is ideal for the couple that just wants a low-key, stay-at-home night together. Stick to an easy menu such as pizza or takeout from the favorite neighborhood spot. Hopefully, one of you picked up a bottle of wine on the way home. For the feature presentation, choose a sure-fire classic or that Oscar-nominated film you both want to see. Other essentials include a cozy blanket, candles, and of course dessert – chocolate, cupcakes, brownies, or macaroons are all superb yet unfussy choices. Lastly, turn off your phones and just focus on being completely present in each other’s company.
We hope these love-fueled ideas inspire you to try something new and fun this year. And remember what really matters most this Valentine’s Day is spending some quality time together as a couple.