Valentine’s Day Dinner Options For Both Couples And Singles

by Lauren Scrudato

Don’t get in trouble with your better half because you waited until the last minute to reserve a table on Valentine’s Day. Check out what some of the local hot spots are offering for Valentine's Day dinner next Friday. And to any single ladies and gentleman–don’t worry, we haven’t excluded you!

Anthony David’s

Chef Anthony Pino and Chef De Cuisine Justin Antiorio will have their three-course dinner illuminated by candle light for diners. You can reserve a slot for the $75 dinner anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

953 Bloomfield St., Hoboken. 201-222-8399

Bin 14 Hoboken’s Only Wine Bar

Hoboken’s only wine bar will also offer a three-course dinner created by the chefs from Anthony David’s. In addition, wine and specialty drinks will be made just for this romantic holiday. Time slots for the $65 meal are 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

1314 Washington St., Hoboken. 201-963-9463

Orale Mexican Kitchen

Keeping with the three-course theme, Orale will have a pre-fixe menu which includes a specialty drink. There will also be an a la carte menu. But no worries if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s — there will be an open bar package for singles!

341 Grove St., Jersey City. 201-333-0001

The Orange Squirrel Restaurant

Get your fill of aphrodisiac foods through Chef Francesco Palmieri’s pre-fixe dinner. And if you decide to buy a bottle of bubbly, you’ll get 40% off all large bottles.

Seating times vary depending on how many courses you’d like:

6 pm – 3-course $65/pp

7:30 pm – 4 courses $80/pp

9:30 pm – 5 courses  $85/pp  

Check out the menu here.

410 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. 973-337-6421  

Cafe Matisse

Valentine’s Day is a week-long event at Cafe Matisse. You’ll get to try out a tasting menu with the option of three, four, or five course meal for $68, $88, and $108 per person, respectively.

167 Park Ave., Rutherford. 201-935-2995

Rare The Steakhouse

Pick what you want to eat from an a la carte menu with the option of choosing additional special entrees and desserts, made just for sharing on Valentine’s Day.

See what the a la carte menu has to offer here.

440 Main St., Little Falls. 973-256-6699

Pilsener Haus

The “Anti-Valentine’s” celebration at Pilsener is the place to go for singles. The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with beer, food and a DJ. Spend all the money you would have on a date on their famous chocolate crepes and sundaes. And to help you meet your date for next year, Pilsener’s staff will give each guest half of a playing card at the door, encouraging you to find someone with the matching half and get a free beer!

1422 Grand St., Hoboken. 201-683-5465

About the Author/s

Lauren is a writer and blogger for The Digest. A lifelong Sussex County resident, Lauren has adventured out of the sticks of northwest New Jersey to join The Digest team. When she is not commuting in rush hour traffic, she is typically frolicking outdoors or cheering on the Yankees.

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