11 Places to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Around the Island

Guests enjoying Sunday brunch at Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport.

The Valentine’s Day dining out options on Long Island are as varied as … Long Islanders. From a high end dinner at the Polo Steakhouse in the Garden City Hotel (spend the night?) to an aphrodisiac dinner at West East Bistro to a Valentine’s Day Eve flamenco soiree, there is something to satisfy, sooth and tease every amorous palate.

Polo Steakhouse at the Garden City Hotel has a four-course prix-fixe menu meant for sharing. At $120 per couple, you might even want to consider spending the night!

West East All Natural Bistro & Wine Bar in Hicksville is “bringing sexy back” all weekend long with a well thought out, and we assume, well researched, aphrodisiac menu for $45 per person.

Morrison’s in Plainview and its sibling, Jackson’s, in Commack celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more laid-back gastropub style with pub grub specials that hit the mark, especially for those looking for a pressure-free V-Day.

Honu Kitchen & Cocktails in Huntington is rolling out the romance early, beginning on Thursday, and running through Saturday, with specials that include Blue Point oysters on the half shell with Champagne-shallot mignonette, seafood paella for two and chocolate covered strawberries.

Restaurant Joanina in Huntington, with low lighting, a wonderful selection of well-priced Italian wines and a delicious Valentine’s Day fixed price menu, Restaurant Joanina has thought of everything; they even send your date home with a fresh pink rose (in case you forgot that part).

Prime, with romantic views of Huntington Harbor, tempts chocoholics with a chocolate lover’s dessert tasting for two featuring a flourless chocolate tart, Nutella cheesecake, chocolate almond torte and oatmeal lace cookies served with chocolate ice cream, and plenty of sparkling wine to wash it down.

The Mill Pond House in Centerport offers winter water views in a warm intimate setting. Don’t miss their special Valentine’s Day menu, a $60 three-course meal that’s sure to knock her or her socks off.

Campari Ristorante in Northport is having a Valentine’s Day Eve soiree. Hosting a solo art exhibit by photographer Carolyn Karsten and featuring classical flamenco guitar by Eran Polat, the restaurant will serve complimentary hors d’oeuvres and offer wine specials.

The View in Oakdale, with breathtaking views of the frozen Great South Bay, is offering a Saturday and Sunday dinner for two that includes two appetizers, a surf and turf entrée and a choice of desserts for $99 per couple.

Monsoon in Babylon has a Valentine’s menu designed for sharing. How about their signature Peking duck for two with cucumber, scallion hoisin and steamed buns? Don’t miss their cocktail menu!

Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a special menu that includes Naked Cowboy oysters, filet mignon and seared scallops and chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream.