Every year we give you tips on how to survive Valentine's Day, yet hear you are, again. Well don't fret my pet. Here's how the Garment District can get you through V-Day.
You can't go wrong with a classic, but you sure can go mediocre. Avoid a bland bouquet by visiting Peter's Flowers or Scott's Flowers. If you're especially late, head to the Olive Tree at 1420 Broadway.
The next thing you pick up should be some handmade goodness from Kee's Chocolates, unless you have an SO that is flattered by last minute Russel Stover's from Duane Reade. As an alternative, the chocolate chip cookie from Culture Espresso will cause anyone to love you for at least a little while.
Perhaps the best way for you to look good on Valentine's Day is to give your loved one a few adult beverages. Set a romantic tone for the evening at the brand new Bo Peep which features creative cocktails, live piano music, and a legitimate reason to use the word "sultry." You can also find fine cocktails and live jazz music that night at Winnie's and Trademark. Please note, if you're feeling particularly optimistic about the evening, both of these places are attached to hotels.
Distracting your date with breath taking views of Manhattan is another smart option for you. Head up to Refinery Rooftop, Spyglass, or Monarch Lounge for incredible and suggestive views of the Empire State Building. For a full view of the city in every direction (and Jersey I guess), the Skylark is your destination. Sky Room is offering a Valentine's Day special, and yes, more great views! And of course, if you'd like the help of saucy teddy bear topiary, Magic Hour at the Moxy Hotel is where you need to be.
If you have your mouth full, you're less likely to say something stupid. Take your date to far off romantic locale, right here here in the Garment District. Both the Cuban food and Cuban vibe make Havana NY and Calle Dao excellent choices para tu amor. Experience the cuisine of the Basque region at Ortzi, get transported to southern Italy at Mercato, or play some cornhole in Nashville at Printer's Alley. If none of these are your jam, there's always the most romantic meal of all, a porterhouse for two at Delmoico's Kitchen or Frankie & Johnnie's. Start calling to beg for a reservation now!