By Nina Kullman.
Just on the heels of Restaurant Week is Valentine’s Day. Whether you are celebrating a budding romance, showing a loved one your devotion, or celebrating your independence here are some of our top picks around Manhattan.
THE LAMBS CLUB
132 West 44 St 212 997 5262
Broadway is one of the most pulsating neighbourhoods in Manhattan, yet amidst all the hustle, and bustle The Lambs Club is a posh enclave that takes its customers into the land of culinary art. The menu is inspired by Master Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, who is known for his modern and innovative American cuisine. A welcome addition to the team is their Wine Director, AJ Ojeda-Pons who created a wine list that was numbered among the nation’s best with several awards under his stewardship. This Valentine’s Day the Lambs Club will will be offering a fantastic four-course Prix Fixe dinner menu for $135. Enjoy a decadent dinner in one of Manhattan’s most romantic dining rooms, adorned with plush red leather banquettes and a beautiful fireplace that adds to the ambiance. Menu highlights include: Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Roasted Celery Root Velouté, heartwarming pastas crafted in house including a Ravioli with Barigoulde Artichoke, Maine Lobster, and Sherry Vinegar and Agnolotti del Plin with Parmigiana Reggiano and Chaterelle Mushrooms, Feather Ridge Farm Poached Egg with Ricotta Demi-Soufflé, Basked Alaska for Two and Warm Chocolate Flourless Cake. Marking the beginning of a fantastic and romantic tete a tete.
309 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
If you wish for gourmet home cooked meal but lack the time to cook, Babeth’s Feast is the perfect solution. Choose from over 300 delicious meals which miraculously come delivered to your home and ready to heat. Whether you are dining alone, preparing a romantic dinner for two or catering a dinner party, there are plenty of seasonal options to satiate discerning palettes. Design a feast to your taste and choose from classic French and Italian specialties or contemporary American fare and seasonal comfort dishes. With two locations on the Upper East Side and now in the Upper West side, Babeth’s Feast caters to single urban dwellers or families. Decadent signature winter offerings include Beef Bourguignon, Risotto Crab Cakes, Crispy Asiago Asparagus, Fish & Chicken Curry and a rich and satisfying lava chocolate cake. Instead of worrying about your groceries, rely on Babeth’s Feast and use your time for more important things.
ROYAL 35 STEAKHOUSE
1 east 35 St, NYC 212 804 7276
Try one of the best new steakhouses of the year at Midtown’s recently opened Royal 35 Steakhouse. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll have an Old School experience and some seriously delectable steaks brought to you by hospitality veterans with pedigrees from Mastro’s NYC, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse and Jean Georges’ Vong. Whether you want to try drinks and bites at the bar or a full surf and turf feast, Royal 35 delivers a royal experience for even the most seasoned steak – or seafood – connoisseur. From the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to the Prime Bone-In Ribeye, this place will be your new favorite steakhouse. The dimly lit dining room atmosphere and red leather booths will transport you to a different era and you’ll definitely feel the attention to detail and service here is top notch. You can even rent the upstairs for a festive party – and don’t miss the refrigerator of aging steaks. Even if you’re super stuffed after trying the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, tender Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb or any of the other delectable dishes and sides, you definitely will not want to skip dessert! The warm Apple Strudel and Tiramisu are just some of the homemade desserts that are worth the calories! – By Julie Sagoskin