Perhaps the biggest night in fine dining is approaching; soon, restaurants will be filled with couples celebrating their love over a bottle of wine and a delicious entrée. If you haven’t booked a reservation for this year’s Valentine’s Day, however, have no fear. We’ve compiled a list of the top NJ restaurants for this year’s Valentine’s Day to help you pick the perfect place to treat your significant other.
Saddle River Inn, Saddle River
Don’t let the 210-year-old barn fool you– this restaurant offers luxury French cuisine in a romantic, cozy atmosphere. You can now reserve a spot for outdoor dining along the Saddle River, and even surprise your significant other with a fresh, personally designed floral arrangement to liven up your table.
Rat’s Restaurant, Hamilton
Spend this holiday at the beautiful Rat’s Restaurant with a full heart and a full stomach. And if you can’t decide what to order from their extensive luxury menu, check out their Valentine’s Day specials menu, which includes crabmeat stuffed lobster tail, chocolate ganache, and a choice from delicious wines.
Restaurant Serenade, Chatham
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day special with modern cuisine from award-winning Chef James Laird. With panache, short rib ravioli, nova scotia halibut or beef completed with a lover’s sampler for dessert, you will be leaving completely satisfied.
Orchard Park by David Burke, East Brunswick
Valentine’s Day doesn’t last for just one night at Orchard Park; stop by at any night in the weekend for a special $88 per person Valentine’s dinner and enjoy celebrity chef David Burke’s renowned dishes. (By the way– a glass of bubbly is included.)
The Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick
Be sure to go to The Frog and the Peach with an appetite, for this Valentine’s Day Weekend special is sure to stuff you. For $75 per person, you can choose your entire meal from a selection of upscale dining, including Griggstown chicken and Ora King salmon.
Iron Whale, Asbury Park
What’s better than seafood on the sea? The Iron Whale’s beautiful views, right on the boardwalk of Asbury Park, just might top the flavorful fish right in front of you. This Valentine’s Day Weekend specials menu includes grilled veal porterhouse, seared halibut, and chateaubriand for two.
Lokal, Jersey City
Nothing says “I love you” like treating your significant other to a five course tasting menu by Chef Walter Donadio– and, you can feast on all of this food with a gorgeous view of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline.
De Novo European Pub, Edgewater
A little ways down the river is this authentic European restaurant, where every seat in the establishment has a breathtaking view. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the water over a drink and a meal beside the Hudson.
The Chophouse, Gibbsboro
Staying in this Valentine’s Day? You and your loved one can still dine luxuriously with The Chophouse in Gibbsboro. With their holiday special, indulge in a dinner for two for $149 in the comforts of your own home.
The Meeting House, Princeton
The Meeting House’s Chef Fito created a four-course meal menu for Valentine’s Day for both the couple staying at home and the couple eating out. Either way, you can appreciate the smoked salmon toast, butterhead lettuce and braised short ribs from this impressive Princeton restaurant.
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love in the best way possible and treat your significant other to one of the top NJ restaurants!