I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really been a big fan of this “holiday”.
Yes, it’s nice when you have someone to be able to celebrate, but even when I was coupled up, I didn’t really look forward to it. I always felt like I was forcing myself to be romantic and girly and I’m really neither of those things by default. I’m supposed to want things like flowers, chocolate, and jewelry and I’m just like…give me steak and some booze and I’ll be happy. Not much different from any other day.
To be fair, I’ll take the chocolate though. Because I loves me some chocolate. And chocolate covered strawberries are just an absolute treasure.
That said, now that I’m single, I thought I’d round up some spots that don’t pressure you to bring an actual date. Because that’s how I like to live. No pressure. No judgment.
Anti Valentine's Day Guide 2018
- Boucherie French Dinner with the Gals
Calling all single ladies! Boucherie is having a “Galentine’s Day” special for the single ladies in
NYC. Enjoy a pre-fix menu and a bottle of wine with your girls. When booking for dinner
mention Galentine’s Day Special. Website link here.
99 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
- Dirt Candy Solo Dinner
Prefer to dine alone? The vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy is having a $75 solo-dinner with
seven mini courses and a glass of prosecco or a virgin vegetable cocktail. Website link here.
86 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
- Duane Park Dinner and Show
Enjoy a Three Course Prix Fixe and a Plume-Packed Burlesque show with friends at Duane Park.
Dinner seatings: 5:30pm for $100 per person or at 8:30pm for $140 per person. Website link here.
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
- Bar LunÀtico Flamenco Dancing and Dinner
Famous Flamenco dancer Leslie Royba will be performing at Bar LunÀtico starting at 8:30 p.m.
The Flamenco-themed night will include flavorful Spanish dishes and special cocktails. Website link here.
486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
- Eat, Drink, and be Messy at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
For those who prefer pigging out instead of dressing-to-impress, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is having
Eat, Drink, and be Messy Anti-Valentine’s Day meals anytime from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Stuff
your face with saucy barbecue dishes and specialty drinks. Website link here.
604 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
- Love Ball
The West Village Meatball Shop location will be hosting a 7-course off-menu dinner for Vday. The courses start at “Flirting” (Green Eggs and Ham Quail Eggs), progress to “2nd Base” (Ricotta gnocchi w/prosciutto) and end with “One More Time Behind the Bleachers” (Bombe Glacee). All courses listed on the site. $75 per person, reservations only. Website link here.
64 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
- BBQ Bromance at Virgil’s Real Barbecue
Need a day to chill with your bros? Virgil’s Real Barbecue is having a special BBQ Bromance
deal for the day with popcorn shrimp, a full rack of Memphis ribs and a slice of red velvet cake.
And can’t forget the beer and shots of Knob Creek bourbon. Amen. Website link here.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue
152 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
- Single’s Awareness Day at Momofuku Noodle Bar
Slurping noodles is so attractive especially when you’re alone. Momofuku Noodle Bar is
offering a three course tasting menu on the 14th along with its regular a la carte menu. Website link here.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
- Spend Galentine’s Day at Bagatelle
Groups of five or more who reserve a table will receive a complimentary truffle pizza. In addition they will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu for $85 with options like tuna tartar and honey-glazed duck breast. And of course, chocolate mousse for dessert and more. Reservations link here.
1 Little West 12th Street
- Penthouse Rooftop Singles Party at Sir Henri
A Valentine’s Day Party for all who are single and ready to mingle. Enjoy a night filled with prosecco, small bites, a live DJ and dancing while soaking in the 18th floor view of Manhattan. For table reservations and a special gift, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website link here.
37 West 24th St