15 Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in NJ

Nothing says romance quite like fighting for a first-come reservation. That’s why with the second busiest day for dining out upon us, we’re arming you with all the state-wide hotspots to spend Valentine’s Day in NJ. Whether you’re in a committed relationship or newly seeing someone, it’s time to book a table and celebrate.  

1. Viaggio Ristorante Wayne
If locally-sourced Italian food is your thing, head to Viaggio Ristorante for a special dinner cooked by Chef Robbie Felice. His four-course menu will be offered up on the 14th from 5:00pm – 9:30pm at $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Photos: @viaggio_ristorante

2. The Kitchen Step — Jersey City
For a cozy, chic night out in Jersey City check out The Kitchen Step. Their three-course prix fixe menu, with “several smaller bites in between,” comes in at $75 per person with an additional $35 wine pairing or $30 for cocktails for two. Photos: @kitchenstepjc


3. Heirloom Kitchen — Old Bridge
“Top Chef” alum David Viana will be cooking up his signature dishes this Thursday at Heirloom Kitchen in Old Bridge. His playful take on classic American dishes are ideal for the couple looking for an intimate dinner that’s both delicious and creative. Photos: @heirloom_kitchen


4. Vanillamore — Montclair
Perfect for post-dinner (or as the main event), Vanillamore in Montclair is a sweet spot for romantics to celebrate. Their menu, a mix of small plates, is specially designed for sharing which makes for a great way to spend Valentine’s Day in NJ. Photos: @vanillamore


5. Common Lot — Millburn
If you find yourself in Millburn, Common Lot will be serving up an eclectic four-course tasting menu at $80 per person plus taxes and tip. Think smoked salmon, poached branzino, dry aged sirloin and more. Photos: @common_lot

6. Felina — Ridgewood
The newly-opened Felina in Ridgewood offers up a modern take on Italian-inspired cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Big bowls of pasta are ideal for sharing with your S.O. and their craft cocktails are perfect for toasting. Photos: @felina_nj

7. Battello — Jersey City
Battello has come back to Jersey City just in time for V-Day. The waterfront restaurant is now serving up a brand new menu influenced by Chef Ryan DePersio’s signature cooking style, “Italian without borders.” Photos: @battellojc

8. Summit House — Summit
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Summit House is offering guests a seasonally-inspired, five-course tasting menu alongside a complimentary glass of champagne. There are two seating times, 5:00pm and 10:00pm at $95 per person, $35 for children 12 and under, plus an optional wine pairing. Photos: @summithousenj


9. Stirling Tavern — Morristown
For those looking for something more low key, look no further than Stirling Tavern. This Thursday they’ll be serving up Valentine’s Day specials alongside their regular menu, craft beers and spirits. Photos: @stirlingtavern

10. The River Palm Terrace — Edgewater
You can’t ever go wrong by celebrating with an indulgent steak dinner. At The River Palm Terrace in Edgewater, they’ll be serving up their regular menu this Thursday plus a few Valentine’s Day specials and desserts. Photos: @riverpalm_edgewater

11. Halifax — Hoboken
Dine on the waterside overlooking Manhattan at Halifax restaurant inside the W Hoboken. They’re offering up a special four-course menu at $75 per person with an optional add-on wine pairing by their sommelier for an extra $29 per person. Photos: @halifax_hoboken

12. Biagio’s — Paramus
You and your loved one can reign in the big day with “Dinner & Dancing” at Biagio’s with a four-course prix fixe menu and complimentary champagne. It’ll cost you $75 per person with two separate seatings at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Photos: @biagios_ristorante

13. City Perch Kitchen + Bar — Fort Lee
Right next to iPic Hudson Lights (might we suggest dinner and a movie), City Perch is offering a Valentine’s Day weekend menu from February 14th – 16th. At $75 per person for Silver and non-members, or $65 for Gold or Platinum, guests can dine on a four-course tasting menu with a separate option for vegetarians as well. For $35, you can also add a wine pairing. Photos: @cityperch


14. Samba — Montclair
For a more mellow night out in downtown Montclair, Samba is cooking up traditional Brazilian cuisine in a charming and intimate atmosphere. With dishes inspired by Chef Ilson Goncalves’ upbringing, the food is simple with an undeniable spirit of his home country. Photos: @sambamontclair

15. Modine — Asbury Park
Enjoy “just-fancy-enough” low-country coastal cuisine alongside live jazz music this Valentine’s Day at Modine in Asbury Park. They’ll be preparing two different dining options including a special $50 four-course dinner or a limited à la carte menu. Photos: @modineasbury

Main image courtesy of Common Lot