Valentine’s Date Guide: Jazz, Tapas, Rock Climbing, Painting, & LOTS of Groovy Vibes

What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love.  💕

Where to eat / What to do

Valentine’s Dinners

Oregano

This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them.
Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta

Cost: $45 for one and $80 for two
Address: 102 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-5988
Website: oreganowilliamsburg.com
Email: Oregano

Little Dokebi

This neighborhood fave with a full bar built from salvaged materials is serving some love Korean-style on Wednesday, February 14th. The space will be adorned with red roses and they’ll be serving their beloved dinner menu (with extra love in the Bibimbop). Make your reservation today—it’s a small, cozy space with limited seating!
Highlights: Korean BBQ, Homemade Kimchee, Cozy Atmosphere with Full Bar

Cost: a la carte; entrees range from $14 – $24
Address: 85 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 349-1383
Website: www.littledokebi.com
Email: Little Dokebi

 

Le Gamin

Celebrate love in Parisian style at this French bistro. Known for french classics, in an intimate space, their 4 course menu will have dishes such as Stonington sea scallops, wild mushroom and asapargus risotto, venison grand-veneur, and crêpe suzette flambée.
Highlights: 4 courses prix fixe, French classics, intimate space

Cost: $50
Address: 108 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 770-7918
Website: www.legamin.com
Email: Le Gamin

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French Epi : Impress your date’s (and your own) tastebuds at this delicious French Bistro located between Manhattan and Franklin on Greenpoint Ave. A free glass of wine is included for the first 10 reservations of each night between 2/9 and 2/14! Call to book a table.

Le Fanfare : Celebrate your love with a special Italian menu and live music at one of Brooklyn’s most romantic restaurants. This Valentine’s Day, from 8pm to 10pm, enjoy live music by Erica Mancini—expect a whimsical mix of folk and jazz.

Brooklyn Winery : Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic, candlelit dinner at Brooklyn Winery. Savor a delicious three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person.

Harvey @ The Williamsburg HotelCalling all singles who love themselves and especially love food. Harvey is offering a $65 prix fixe menu that isn’t built for sharing. Of course, all are welcome (couples are allowed). Anti-Valentine’s Day never looked or tasted so good!

Cafe Mogador : This charming bohemian spot known for their Moroccan specialties are offering a special Valentine’s Menu with dishes such as Tandoori fired Lamb Chops, Crispy Skin Salmon, and Vegetable Tagine.

Ringolevio : Serving up Italian food in a cozy atmosphere, their Valentine’s menu features heart-shaped grass fed raviolis and red snapper. Enjoy the neo funk group The Fake Tapes on Valentine’s Eve, or other musical acts throughout the week!

Milk and Roses Bistro : Enjoy a 4-course, prix fixe menu + glass of prosecco for $90, with both vegetarian and vegan options. Don’t forget to check out their curated wine list! Seating starts at 5pm.

Cherry Point : They’ll be serving curated dishes like stuffed roasted quail with grape, onion, and broccoli rabe sausage, along with a couple dishes from their regular dinner menu. They’ll also be slinging their usual unique craft cocktails and wines to pair with your date-night meal.

Pheasant : New in the nabe and already known for their delicious Mediterranean tapas, bring your lover or bring your solo self (bar seats available) to celebrate the day of love with some seriously good food. They’re offering a 4-course prix fixe menu, and seating starts at 6pm.

Le Fond : This neighborhood French staple is offering a special menu (scroll down) with items available a la carte or as an optional $75 three course prix fixe. You can also add wine pairings for $29.

Midnights : Couples, singles, and everyone in-between, are welcome for 1-night only dinner specials and a live DJ. No prix fixe. Reservations recommended.

Anella : Enjoy seasonal American fare with a Mediterranean twist for your Valentine’s meal in their warm, rustic interior.  They’re offering a Pre fixe 4 course meal at $70 per person featuring dishes such as salmon tartare, short ribs, and gnocchi with winter truffles.

Valentine’s Activities

Greenpointers Winter of Love Market

Sunday, February 11th, 67 West Street (5th Floor) from 1pm to 7pm, FREE
Get groovy in our immersive market with 60+ vendors, live music, refreshing craft beer, psychedelic flower power inspired art installation for the photo booth, and FREE fun activities like massages, henna, tarot card readings, nail art, and more! RSVP here.

Brooklyn Craft Spirit Fest : February 10th @ 2pm – 5pm or 6:30pm to 9:30pm, $15 – $70
Brooklyn Craft Spirit Fest features over 100 styles of spirits. Meet the distillers, master blenders, and other experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste craft-distilled spirits from moonshine to mezcal. High end rum, cognac, whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila and more at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

Newtown Creek Digester Egg Tour : February 10th @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, [SOLD OUT]
A unique date (or anti-date) option that gives visitors a view from the inside of our water treatment plant (also lovingly referred to by many neighbors as The Sh*t Tits). Enjoy views from the terrace of Manhattan and the surrounding area. Evening tours will also feature the large industrial eggs lit up in their signature blue color. A popular tour, it sold out extremely quickly. So either keep an eye on Craigslist for tickets, or try to get a jump on the next one (they happen only three times a year in February, April and October).

Humboldt & Jackson’s Cheese Class : February 11th @ 5pm – 7pm, $25
Learn how to make homemade cheese while enjoying unlimited sparkling wine from the USA.

Shag’s My Edible Valentine : Monday, February 12th @ 7pm – 7:30pm, FREE
This indie sexy shop will hold a mini-workshop on the best edibles on the market, including edible massage oils, lubes, and happy ending fortune cookies. First 10 people receive a surprise grab bag!

GP81 Rock Climbing for Two : Wednesday, February 14th @ 2-10pm, $18
Have a unique date with in Greenpoint’s very own Rock Climbing gym. They’re offering a 2 for 1 special on Valentines Day for first time visitors (rental shoes not included). Open from 2-10pm on Valentines Day.

Baked In Brooklyn : February 14th @ 6pm – 8pm or 8pm – 10pm, $130
Impress with creativity by snagging their Valentine’s Date Package. It includes a small complimentary bottle of bubbly for you to share, a box of chocolates, two pieces of pottery, and studio fees. Or ditch the date, and take a painting pal!

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