From drinks at a basement wine bar to dinner at a laid back seafood shack — here’s what and where you’ll want to eat on Valentine’s Day.
Atlas: If you’re a fan of international eats, head straight to Atlas. Known for its cosmopolitan menu, the restaurant will be dishing out a 3-course menu for $60/pp.
Hard Grove: Live jazz, unlimited house wine/champagne/sangria, and a chocolate dessert bar. What’s not to love about Hard Grove’s Valentine’s Day special. Even better — their 3-course dinner is just $100 per couple.
Harry’s Daughter: Casual, yet intimate — the seductive Harry’s Daughter is one of our favorite new Jersey City restaurants. In addition to their full menu, Harry’s Daughter is also dishing out a special Jerk Lobster entree, which you can pair with their French rosé.
Hooked JC: There’s a reason we’ve fallen in love with Hooked. It’s casual, fun, affordable, and serves excellent seafood every time we visit. (The po’ boys and lobster roll are a must). It’s BYOB policy is just icing on the cake. For a fun, laid back take on Valentine’s Day — Hooked should be tops on your list.
Frankie: Escape the February weather and transport yourself to a tropical paradise at Frankie. The Australian restaurant/bar is offering a prix fixe dinner for 2 for $55. At $27 per person, it’s one of the more affordable options in town. Plus, it’s 2-for-1 wine all night. Sign us up!
The Kitchen Step: From raw oysters to a butter-poached lobster risotto, head to The Kitchen Step for an intimate 3-course dinner for two. Seatings start at 5pm and the cost is $75/pp. You can add a wine or cocktail pairing for $35/pp.
Latham House: Spoil bae silly with a decadent dinner for two at Latham House. The sleek eatery is offering a 3-course dinner special for $65/pp. Make sure to get the bread pudding for dessert — paired with a generous scoop of Torico’s Dulce de Leche ice cream — it’s the perfect cap to the night.
Mathews: Treat your better half to a decadent Southern-style dinner at Mathews. Reservations are required for seatings at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm.
The Oak on Pine: Can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday? No sweat. Bergen-Lafayette-based new comer The Oak on Pine is offering their Valentine’s Day menu on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The cozy, intimate, BYOB eatery should be tops on your list if you still haven’t visited.
The Pinwheel Garden: Though they don’t have a special Valentine’s Day menu per se, this intimate BeLa-based dumpling and noodle bar serves up delicious Asian-American eats with a handful of healthy, veggie-based options. The BYOB restaurant is still in soft-open mode, so call ahead for their V-Day hours.
PS Wine Bar: Come solo, come with friends, or come with your better half — PS Wine Bar is hosting a stress-free Valentine’s Day celebration with wine flights, beer flights, vegan eats, and everything in between. Reservations are not required.
Taphaus: Dinner for two with unblocked views of the New York skyline? It’s no wonder Taphaus is a favorite amongst locals. The waterfront restaurant is offering a 4-course surf or turf prix fixe dinner that will run from 5pm to 11pm.