Four Restaurants Across Long Island For Valentine’s Day

Four Restaurants Across Long Island For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us and those of us who are heading out for a romantic dinner that night are seeking out the most romantic restaurant of them all. Whether you’re looking for a dimly lit restaurant, an intimate dining area, waterfront dining, a fireplace or a hidden gem, we’ve got you covered in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Let’s take a walk through some of Long Island’s most romantic restaurants.

The Gold Coast Favorite


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Certainly a special occasion restaurant due to its high-price tag and gold coast location, Barney’s, in Locust Valley, is a beloved north shore institution. The French-New American restaurant is located in an old country inn in Locust Valley. The restaurant is broken down into three areas, each with its own character and intimacy. The fireplace, the focal point of the largest dining area, is the most popular spot in the restaurant, so you’d better get there early to catch a seat in front of it. The traditional decor and great surroundings make this spot one of the most revered on the island.


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Barney’s
315 Buckram Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
516-671-6300
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A Touch of History


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Dating back to 1862, the current restaurant went through a few incarnations before becoming the popular romantic restaurant that it is today. It was at first a bank and then a printing company before serving up its first dish. The restaurant has all of the trimmings that you would come to expect for a romantic night out; fine wine, white linen tablecloths, deep woods, a cozy fireplace and an intimate atmosphere. The wine list is diverse and ready to complement any of the seafood or steak dishes that may be ordered.


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Davenport Press
70 Main Street
Mineola, NY 11501
516-248-8300
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The Waterfront Catch


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Just because it’s the middle of February doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy the waterfront vibe in Long Beach. An ocean-front view, mirrors everywhere, contemporary furnishings and your significant other all add up to one of the premiere romantic spots across Long Island. Located inside the Allegria Hotel, one of the finer hotels on the island, Atlantica is raising the bar on diners’ expectations. When the sun is setting, the wine flowing and the restaurant heating up, there’s no better view in town. To compete with the fantastic view, head chef Todd Jacobs pumps locally sourced New American cuisine out of the kitchen at a furious pace.


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Atlantica
(Allegria Hotel)
80 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
516-992-3730
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The Suffolk County Gem


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Casa Rustica in Smithtown is one of those restaurants that seemingly flies under the radar. You may not know it’s there but once you do; boy, you can’t remember a time without it. They have been around since 1985 and since that time, the service and ambience are second to none. The rustic italian menu will satiate your appetite while the chocolate brown walls and dressed up servers will set the mood. If you’re up for a table-side show, you can order the Lobster Flambè, with the meat placed back in the shell for presentation or dine on one of the favorites, Veal Casa Rustica.


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Casa Rustica
175 W. Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-265-9265
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