What’s more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Venice, Milan, San Francisco, Paris or Prague?
But if you can’t make it there, surprise your Valentine with an intimate dinner for two at Staten Island’s most romantic restaurants.
The ambiance of these special gems will make you feel as though you’ve been transported through time and space to your dream destination. Get a sense of what it’s like visiting each beautiful city right in your hometown.
Want to visit something new on Staten Island? The Richmond serves top notch food and cocktails!
The restaurant’s ambiance is casual and cozy, featuring large windows and exposed beams.
“With custom-made, Bauhaus-style, leather chairs and wooden block tabletops, earth tones are the underlying color scheme. But the eye may zero in on a few points in the room — the teal-hued banquettes, a pulley fan system and massive windows salvaged from a Brooklyn factory. These function as partitions in the dining room.” -Pamela Silvestri
South Finn Grill
Thinking of visiting the magical city of Venice? Then South Finn Grill is a perfect choice offering beautiful dining rooms and water views.
This restaurant is for seafood lovers and is perfect for a special occasion. As soon as you enter through the doors you’ll feel a certain level of sophistication that this establishment offers. The romantic setting is infused with fine decor and breathtaking views of the water. You’ll find a creative menu with lots of seafood options, from a satisfying raw bar selection to beautifully presented cooked fish entrees. There are steaks and chops for meat lovers as well. This is the kind of place you visit to celebrate, so order a glass of wine and indulge. In season, explore the outdoor seating area.
What about a quick visit to New Orleans for a fun date with your loved one? This restaurant has you covered!
This charming place is a neighborhood favorite that keeps locals buzzing. The combination of exposed brick walls, red velvet drapes, crystal chandeliers and candlelight add warmth to the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Enjoy the New Orleans inspired cuisine that has already built a reputation for providing an unforgettable dining experience. This off the beaten path Staten Island gem is a perfect intimate dinner spot. Want to be daring and impress your date? Order the alligator bites, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you haven’t been yet, this needs to be your next destination.
Our next stop will take you to one of Staten Island’s most beautiful eatery. As you open the door you’ll be greeted with a warm and elegant foyer and an attentive host. Walk inside and you will notice great attention to detail in decor and style that is carried throughout the restaurant and that underlines the formality of the space.
The interior consists of two spaces; a lofty lounge bar area with an expansive bar for eating and drinking, and a well-appointed formal dining room with a brick pizza oven. Each plate that comes out of the kitchen is beautifully presented. Try any dish and you will have a sense of how much attention is paid to the quality of the ingredients. The Filleto alla Griglia, Pasta con le Sarde, Portobello dello Chef and Pizza Margherita are all outstanding and flavorful.
Of course there’s a variety of fun specialty cocktails (try any) and an extensive wine list (they have a wine cellar too). And you should definitely save room for dessert, their Nutella-stuffed pizza which comes fresh from the pizza oven topped with strawberries and ice cream is out of this world and a perfect excuse to cheat on your diet.
Fushimi is one of the finest traditional Japanese restaurants on Staten Island. Fushimi Japanese Cuisine & Lounge is a perfect place to go when you’re in the mood for some delicious sushi. The restaurant offers sleek and upscale decor, a romantic outside terrace, Asian inspired entrées, and a sushi bar where you can watch the sushi chefs at work while sipping on one of the signature cocktails. This trendy lounge is great for a night out with your better half.
Lastly, Vinum is the perfect place to indulge in Italian food and wine. Considering that it has been distinguished for the 2nd consecutive year as part of Michelin Bib Gourmand list, this restaurant is a must to visit. Vinum is only 1 of 4 Staten Island Restaurants to receive this designation in 2020!
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!