Try These Upper East Side Restaurants For a Romantic Valentine’s Day 2023

January 24, 2023 | Events
Try These Upper East Side Restaurants For a Romantic Valentine’s Day 2023

Looking for a place that will impress your Valentine’s Day date this year? Look no further. Here are three great spots to check out this Valentine’s Day 2023 on the Upper East Side.


Address: 244 E 79th St., Upper East Side

While Sojourn describes itself as “the Upper East Side’s sexiest restaurant,” it is worth noting this intimate spot for culture, food, and wine, was voted Winner’s Choice for Vibrant Bar Scene on OpenTable for the Manhattan area. Here the food is great and the wine is even better. Try the 30 Day Dry Aged Strip Steak ($34) or the Roasted Long Island Duck Breast in red wine sauce ($32). Learn more about Sojourn.


Address: 1191 First Avenue, Upper East Side

This Valentine’s Day, Maya, a modern Mexican restaurant by Chef Richard Bandoval, is celebrating Dia de San Valentin with a special four-course dinner menu at $99 per person. 

Choose between apps like Vuelve a la Vida, shrimp, calamari, scallops, oyster, fish, spicy light tomato sauce, onion, cilantro, avocado; or Tacos de Filet Mignon featuring marinated filet mignon, chili toreado and three chili salsa. Then, for the main course, try the Mariscada, featuring mussels, shrimp, clams, scallop, fish, black rice, plantain, red pepper-coriander sauce. There’s also a New York Steak and a Halibut to choose from.  There’s also a tough decision to make for dessert, crispy buñuelo with piloncillo honey, caramelized apple cinnamon, pecan, raisin, and vanilla ice cream, or Red Velvet Cake with litchi sorbet and raspberry foam.

Did we mention this meal starts with a welcome cocktail? Your choice of a traditional Margarita or a Rosarita. Learn more about Maya.

The Regency Bar & Grill

Address: 540 Park Ave, Upper East Side

Of course, if you’re looking for a night out with a place to stay, The Regency Bar & Grill at Lowe’s Hotel will be serving a four-course menu at $275. Featuring caviar, jicama and asparagus with mint and molasses; foie gras or tuna crudo with Meyer lemon broth and avocado; a palate cleanser of ginger sorbet; halibut, ribeye or pumpkin gnocchi; and olive oil orange cake or chocolate trio. Learn more about The Regency Bar & Grill.