3 Best Valentine's Day Date Spots in Top New York Neighborhoods

3 Best Valentine's Day Date Spots in Top New York Neighborhoods

  • 01/21/20

Whether you’re in the mood for steak or seafood, you’re sure to fall in love with these three romantic New York restaurants

You don’t have to go all the way to New York City to find a meal that will wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. From classic Italian to contemporary American fare, these restaurants feature high-end meals in picturesque settings. It’s the perfect way to say “I love you” to that special someone.

Pane Vino on the River

Looking for the perfect place to take your amore this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Pane Vino on the River, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in downtown Rochester with a tree-lined courtyard outside and a fireplace inside. From Milanese to lobster ravioli to pan-seared sea scallops, the menu will undoubtedly make diners feel like they’ve been transported to Italy (if only for the day). Pair the meal with a cocktail from the extensive drink menu (we recommend the mango tango bellini or the crystal martini), and cap off the experience with a slice of chocolate torte or tiramisu.


Opened in 2013, this contemporary American restaurant serves up seasonal dinner menus inspired by French and Italian influences. Though the menu changes depending on what local produce is in season at the time, current menu options at Avvino include starters such as loaded baked beets and sweet potato hummus and main courses such as halibut and duck breast. Enjoy the meal with a craft cocktail or one of 200 wine selections. Diners can choose between The Main Living Room, Meyer’s Den, or The Patio (seasonal), each one offering a slightly different dining experience. Regardless of what you order and where you sit, Avvino offers an upscale, memorable experience.

Grinnell’s Restaurant

If you’re in search of the traditional steak and shrimp celebration, you’ve come to the right place. Hailed as one of Rochester’s premier dining establishments, Grinnell’s Restaurant is a family-owned eatery that serves fresh-cut steaks and seafood imported from top manufacturers on the East Coast. Whether you’re looking for a perfectly cooked ribeye or an incredibly tender lobster, Grinnell’s Restaurant guarantees a delicious dining experience.

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