Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day in New Jersey

Thinking about where in New Jersey to go for Valentine’s Day? Check out these dinner ideas for your February 14 dinner in the Garden State. And if you’re looking for a Galentine’s Day spot for Tuesday, February 13, we’ve got those too!

1776 by David Burke, Morristown

On Tuesday, February 13, check out the 2024 Wine Expo at 1776, hosted by 1776 Connects. Immerse yourself in the world of wine with over 150 exquisite selections, complemented by carefully curated food pairing stations and captivating entertainment. Share this enchanting experience for $250 per duo (or $150 for a single ticket). Secure your spot for this exceptional celebration online by purchasing tickets. 

On Wednesday, February 14, approach, and indulge in a romantic rendezvous with the Valentine’s Day three-course, pre-fixe menu. Priced at $90++ per person, this special menu features items like lobster dumplings, gnocchi with roasted garlic spinach pesto, and decadent desserts such as the chocolate and strawberry mousse cake for two.

1776 also features a Top Golf suite — ideal if you are looking for a pre-dinner activity. View the full menu and make a reservation online. 

Amalfi’s Kitchen & Bar, Lawrenceville 

Elevate your Valentine’s Day experience with Amalfi’s pre-fixe menu, featuring a tantalizing chilled seafood platter for two as a delightful start. Delve into the exquisite world of creamy pesto gnocchi and succulent filet mignon tips for the main course, concluding your culinary journey with the sweet bliss of a Nutella zeppole for dessert. 

Reserve your table online or by calling 609-912-1599.

B2 Bistro & Bar, Multiple Locations

With multiple locations across New Jersey and a contemporary-meets-rustic vibe, each B2 Bistro & Bar location has a different menu. Look forward to dishes including beef Wellington, and surf and turf. Reservations are not required but are recommended. 

View menus and make reservations online. 

Blu on the Hudson, Weehawken

Indulge in a romantic evening at Blu On The Hudson in Hoboken with their exquisite Valentine’s Day dinner offerings while overlooking the New York City skyline. The four-course prix fixe menu features tantalizing options, including a first course with highlights like A-5 wagyu and tuna nori tacos, blu roll, and a tempting sushi-tasting experience. For the second course, savor Tuna Rice Cakes or Spicy Shrimp with Basque-style flair. The main course selection boasts delectable choices like Osso Bucco with creamy polenta and gremolata or Head-on Shrimp & Diver Scallops complemented by chermoula and lemon. For those seeking an opulent experience, large-format entrees such as the 32 oz Prime Porterhouse or the Maine Lobster Fra Diavolo with house-made spaghetti are available. Elevate your dining experience further with optional wine pairings, choosing between the Wine Lovers Pairing at $70 per person or the Sommelier’s Pairing at $105 per person. 

To view the Valentine’s Day menu click here. For reservations click here.

Da Rosario Ristorante, Freehold

If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere with live entertainment, look no further than Da Rosario Ristorante in Freehold. With two seating times (5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.), and a three-course pre-fixe menu, you’ll find menu choices including escarole Bambino to start, veal chop Valentino for your entree, and tiramisu for dessert. 

For reservations, call 732-845-5440. 

Deja Vu, Garfield

Indulge in a three-course feast for $49.95 per person this Valentine’s Day, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Begin with a choice of starters to share, featuring options like the crispy Deja Vu shrimp with spicy garlic mayo, a caprese salad, or the hearty arugula salad with strawberry vinaigrette. For the main course, savor the grilled salmon with a lemon wedge or the grilled 16oz. ribeye steak, accompanied by your choice of mashed potatoes, baked potato, broccoli, or sautéed vegetables. End on a sweet note with the tres leches dessert. Reservations are required.

Click here for reservations. 

Drifthouse by David Burke, Sea Bright

Mark your Galentine’s Day with happy hour in the bar/lounge on Tuesday, February 13. Enjoy select wines by the glass for $10, draft beers for $6, select spirits for $10, plus the bar menu starting at 4 p.m.

Then on the 14th, enjoy the Valentine’s Day three-course pre-fixe menu for $95 per person. Choose from shrimp and lobster ravioli, surf and turf, and much more.

Make reservations and view the full menu on the website.  

Esty Street, Park Ridge

Experience the allure of romance at Esty Street with a thoughtfully curated Valentine’s Day menu, adorned with red-themed. Start with an oyster shooter, then choose from an appetizer selection that includes three-cheese lobster profiteroles, a vibrant beet tower, and more.

For the main course, choose from the surf and turf or the porcini-crusted roasted rack of Colorado lamb. For dessert, Esty Street unveils the Valentufo, a twist on the restaurant’s signature CocoTufo. See the molded coconut ice cream and coconut brittle reinvented as a heart shape, with raspberry sauce.

Make reservations on the website. 

The Fox & Falcon by David Burke, East Orange

Celebrate the spirit of friendship on Tuesday, February 13, as The Fox & Falcon presents a Galentine’s Day happy hour. You’ll find $10 house wines, $2 off draft beers, and $10 Ketel One cocktails (martinis are +$3). Tuesday Burger Night includes $10 burgers, with$5 fries and $5 beers. 

On Wednesday, February 14, have a Valentine’s Day dining experience with the three-course pre-fixe menu, priced at $75++ per person. Available from 4 to 10 p.m., this culinary journey features choices including crab cake, butternut squash ravioli, and more. 

View their full menu and make reservations on the website. 

Girasole, Atlantic City

Book your Valentine’s Day dinner at Girasole Atlantic City with an exclusive three-course pre-fixe dinner, priced at $65 per person. Kick off the night with an appetizer like the luxurious Burratina, a fusion of creamy mozzarella, roasted beets, and balsamic reduction, among other tempting options. For the main course, savor choices such as the rigatoni e polpetta, which features a homemade Wagyu meatball or the artisanal lasagna Bolognese, a spinach lasagna filled with veal and beef ragu. Wrap up your dining experience with the chef’s selection dessert. 

For more information, click here.

THE GOAT by David Burke, Union Beach

Tuesday, February 13, the GOAT’s Galentine’s Day happy hour features the enchanting Love Potion No. 36 as the highlighted cocktail. Continue the festivities with Rom-Com Trivia Night, which includes a three-course pre-fixe menu at $39++, and includes prizes…for some! In the elegant Chandelier Room, enjoy $5 beers and $8 glasses of wine.

On Wednesday, February 14, enjoy a special a la carte dinner, from a new menu. Take a culinary journey designed to captivate your senses, creating a memorable dining experience on this day of love.

View the full menu and make reservations on the website.

Hailfax, Hoboken

Indulge in an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration at Halifax in Hoboken, NJ, where Chef Seadon Shouse orchestrates a symphony of culinary delights infused with sophistication and romance. On Wednesday, February 14th, treat yourself and your loved one to an exquisite 3-course Valentine’s Dinner for $125 per person, with the option to enhance your experience with a $55 beverage pairing per person and an additional Ossetra caviar course. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the specially crafted Prix Fixe menu, featuring a Black Truffle Fritter amuse-bouche, a choice of starters like Dill Smoked Salmon or Lobster Bisque, and enticing main course options such as Prime NY Strip, Nova Scotia Halibut, or Beet Ravioli. Conclude the evening on a sweet note with Strawberry Tiramisu for dessert and an Espresso Martini featuring Appleton 8 Year Aged Rum, Kahlua, and Espresso. Revel in the romantic ambiance at Halifax, offering breathtaking views of the Hudson River and New York City.

View more information and reserve a table online.

Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar, Edgewater

Have Valentine’s Day dinner at this modern chic spot featuring a menu featuring locally sourced options and skyline views. For $95 per person, try the three-course pre-fixe menu available Tuesday, February 13, Wednesday, February 14 (available all day), and Thursday, February 15. 

For reservations, click here. 

Heights 27, Spring Lake Heights

For $49.99, you’ll get a 6 oz filet, a 6 oz lobster tail, and dessert. And Heights 27 is adding an extra layer of charm with their Valentine’s Day drink specials. Guests can choose from creative drinks including Love Potion #9, Cupid’s Arrow, Old-Fashioned Love Song, and more.

View the website for more information

Jarana, East Rutherford

At Jarana, a Peruvian restaurant at American Dream, Head Chef Jesús Delgado has created a special Valentine’s Day pre-fixe for couples. For $190 per couple, you’ll enjoy an array of authentic Peruvian dishes including caviar, lobster, steak, truffles, limited-edition cocktails, and much more. End the night with a special heart-shaped dessert, the perfect ending to a romantic occasion. 

For reservations, click here.

Nonna’s Cucina, Englishtown

From cozy fireplaces to beautifully painted murals Nonna’s Cucina is an upscale, rustic restaurant.On Valentine’s Day, guests will make selections from the regular menu, with appetizers, dinner, drinks, and specials. Guests will also receive complimentary chocolate truffle gift boxes upon arrival. 

You can make reservations online.

Orchard Park by David Burke at the Chateau Grande Hotel, East Brunswick

Celebrate the spirit of sisterhood on Tuesday, February 13, as Galentine’s Day takes center stage during Orchard Park’s extended happy hour, from 4 to 7 p.m. In the C’est La Vie Bar Lounge, enjoy select wines by the glass for $9, choose from a diverse selection of draft and bottled beers, or savor the allure of the signature Foxy Tails cocktail for $12. Enhance your experience with the restaurant’s special bar menu, which includes options starting at $8.

If you’re looking for a prime dining experience on Tuesday, stop in for Prime Night in the dining room, which features a two-course menu for $48, plus the option to explore a la carte selections for an even more personalized culinary journey.

On Wednesday, February 14, indulge in a three-course menu accompanied by a delightful amuse, all offered at $115++. 

View their full menu and make a reservation on the website. Rooms are available as well, and include a complimentary bottle of bubbly. 

Patricia’s, Holmdel

With a Miami-inspired aesthetic, Patricia’s, established in 2015, boasts a distinct look that sets it apart from most Italian restaurants. Savor the authenticity of a romantic Italian meal for Valentine’s Day dinner at this Holmdel spot.

Click here to book your reservations. 

Rhythm & Spirits and Bar 32, Atlantic City

Calling all Swifties: Check out the “Love Story #87” chocolate box at Bar 32. This creative nod to Taylor and Travis includes dark chocolate raspberry bon bons, white chocolate bark adorned with gold leaf, milk chocolate-covered confetti cake pop balls, and an array of football-themed chocolate pieces, available in both milk and dark chocolate ($50).

And at Rhythm & Spirits, you’ll find a Valentine’s Day menu featuring classic antipasto selections including Sinatra’s Salad, Mama’s Meatballs, and Ivan Drago’s Oysters.

Entrees include southern fried chicken cutlet parm, an eggplant gtack, and a variety of classic pasta dishes including cacio e pepe and spicy baked rigatoni. Wrap up your experience with the Bar 32 tableside dessert spectacular, included in the four-course $100 pre-fixe mene. This dessert includes a glass of sparkling wine.

For more information, click here.

Red Horse by David Burke, Rumson and Bernardsville

RUMSON: On Tuesday, February 13, mark your calendar for a Galentine’s Day celebration at Red Horse. You’ll find an all-night happy hour featuring a specially crafted Galentine cocktail, select wines by the glass for $10, beers at $6, and signature cocktails priced at $10 (martinis are $12). And complete your visit with bar bites and sushi rolls.

For Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, Red Horse invites you to a three-course pre-fixe menu plus amuse for $135++. 

Make reservations and view the full menu online.

BERNARDSVILLE AT BERNANDS INN: Tuesday, February 13, celebrate Galentine’s Day at Red Horse. From 4 to 6 p.m., the bar and lounge will offer a specially crafted happy hour. Elevate the celebration with select wines by the glass for $10, beer offerings at $8, and a selection of handcrafted cocktails, including a unique Galentine concoction at $10 (martinis are $12). And in addition to bar bites, Tuesday is pasta night. Enjoy salad, a pasta main, dessert, and a glass of wine for $38++ per person throughout the restaurant. 

On Wednesday, February 14, enjoy a three-course, pre-fixe menu, priced at $120++ per person. From dressed oysters, to dry-aged ribeye, to the chocolate lovers’ heart-for-two for dessert, it will be a meal to remember.

View th full menu and make reservations online. Rooms are available at the Bernards Inn. 

The Roost at Harbor Pines Golf Club, Egg Harbor Township

Mark this Galentine’s Day with a celebration at The Roost on Tuesday, February 13. Stop in for lunch or raise a glass to your own Galentines during happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m. Along with special dinner offerings throughout the night while you enjoy live music from Nashville recording artist Brian McConnell, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

For more information, click here.

Saffron, Red Bank

A new-to-Red-Bank Indian restaurant, Saffron’s three-course Valentine’s Day menu is $65 per guest. Options include crispy cauliflower, butter chicken, and a few Valentine’s Day-only specials. 

For reservations, click here. 

Salt Creek Grille, Rumson

Overlooking the historic Navesink River, Salt Creek Grille is the place to be if you’re looking for a waterfront Valentine’s Day dinner spot. The Valentine’s options include a mesquite wood-fired grill menu that includes chilean sea bass, citrus brown butter salmon, and coffee-encrusted strip steak. On the beverage front, check out the diverse drink selection, which includes artisan cocktails and draft beer.

View the full menu and make reservations online. 

Son Cubano, West New York

A go-to spot for celebratory dining in Hudson County, Son Cubano will offer a specially curated three-course menu for $95 per person. The menu includes short rib masitas, branzino a la plancha, a milk chocolate ganache tart, and more.

For reservations click here.

Ventanas Restaurant and Lounge, Fort Lee

This Valentine’s Day, Ventanas offers a four-course pre-fixe menu, along with a complimentary glass of champagne, for $125 per person. Options include salmon tartare, duck croquettes, lobster risotto, chocolate ganache cake, and more.

Reservations may be made here.  

Vine & Oak, Cranford

In Cranford, NJ, American comfort food with a Mediterranean and Italian twist awaits. Elevate your Valentine’s Day celebration with a delightful pre-fixe, three-course menu, priced at $95 for adults and $19.95 for children, available all day.

Start with an appetizer such as fresh oysters, and choose from a selection of entrees, including filet mignon and salmon. Dessert options include Vine & Oak’s signature brownie.

See here for reservations. 

Washington House, Basking Ridge

Starting February 6, and running to March 3, make a reservation and toast to love with Santa Margherita Rose Prosecco, offered in a half bottle from Italy. Begin your meal with shrimp bisque, featuring herb croutons and micro greens, try the avocado and organic baby arugula salad. Main course options include pan-roasted red snapper and the classic chicken cordon bleu. Room for dessert? Wrap your dinner up on a sweet note with the house-made Oreo cheesecake, drizzled with strawberry sauce. 

View the complete menu and make reservations online.