Cupid Shares His Valentine’s Day Destinations in Lower Manhattan

It’s that time of year again, time for candlelit dinners, red roses, and loved ones – Lower Manhattan style. This year the Downtown Alliance has gathered a list of Valentine specials from an array of restaurants, and shops, along with a great Valentine’s Day list of ideas for you to enjoy. For all the up-to-date Valentine activities and promotions, visit the Downtown Alliance’s Valentine’s Day page.

Here are the latest ideas we have to share:

Valentine’s Day Dining

Wall & Water
Friday, February 10-14, 2012
75 Wall Street | (212) 699-1700
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Wall & Water at the luxurious Andaz Hotel is offering a special Four Course Aphrodisiac Prix-Fixe Menu. For $160 per couple, enjoy East Coast oysters, baked Robiola cheese, Maine lobster or grilled rack of lamb and chocolate fondue along with a complimentary champagne toast.  Make a reservation for your special night!

Regis Royal
Saturday, February 11-14, 2012
21 Rector Street | (212) 321-3000
11 AM – 12 AM

Regis Royal Restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu, for $65 per person.  This menu includes a bottle of Rose wine per couple along with choices ranging from heart-shaped lobster ravioli, to Chilean sea bass, to Porter House for Two, to strawberry shortcake to chocolate soufflé cake.  Don’t miss out. Make reservations today!

SamSara
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
277 Water Street | (212) 444-9443
5 PM – 11 PM

SamSara is offering its regular menu along with Valentine’s Day specials including a complimentary glass of champagne.  Call to make your reservation.

The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
58 Pearl Street | (212) 968-1776
11 AM – 4 AM

The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern is offering a three-course pre-fixe menu for $65 per person that includes a complimentary glass of champagne — or for $90 per person with a complimentary bottle of wine for two.

Treat Yourself or that Special Someone

Financier Patisserie
90 Nassau Street │(212) 748-6000

Beginning February 9, all Financier Patisseries are offering heart-shaped cakes in two sizes:  Serves Two for $13.50 or Serves Four-to-Six for $32.50.  Enjoy your choice of chocolate mousse, tiramisu coeur de cafe or raspberry white chocolate mousse.  In addition, check out Financier’s delicious heart-shaped pastries, berries tart, chocolate-dipped strawberries, heart cookies, Valentine’s macaroons and bonbons.

Free delivery February 10-14.

La Maison du Chocolat
63 Wall Street │(212) 952-1123

Allow yourself to be captivated by decadent chocolate this Valentine’s Day! La Maison du Chocolat introduces a collection of chocolates infused with rich, exotic spices from the farthest reaches of the world, ready to capture any heart. The recipe boxes open to reveal four new creations: chocolates for love and romance, to share and enjoy together.

NYCleaning Pros
37 Wall Street | (917) 975-0733

What better way to say “I love you” than with a clean home! Get $15 off from NYCleaning Pros for the entire month of February. Their cleanings are 100 percent guaranteed, starting at $35/hour. This offer is also available to new clients!

Events

Skyscraper Museum
Valentine’s Day Card Creations

Saturday, February 11, 2012
39 Battery Place | (212) 945-6324
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Give that special someone a structural smooch with a homemade skyscraper card.  It’s the best way to climb your way to the top of his or her heart.

New York Academy of Sciences
Matchmaking in the Digital Age

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor |  (212) 298-8640
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Come enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into human mating in the 21st century, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Founded by a mathematician, OKCupid analyzes dating data to draw funny, revealing, and downright strange conclusions about the sex lives of humans. OKCupid’s resident blogger, Christian Rudder, will give a behind-the-scenes look into human mating in the 21st century, just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’ll never look at your love life the same way again.

Places to Shop

Tourbillon Boutique
45 Wall Street | (212) 797-2503

Faithful to the spirit of masterpieces designed by Breguet, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tiffany & Co.and Omega, as well as special collections by Swatch. Tourbillon Boutique constitutes the prestigious distribution network of the Swatch group’s high end timepiece brands. Please join us for a Valentine’s Day complimentary glass of champagne when you visit our boutique. With a bright contemporary interior and the staff’s friendly welcome and professional expertise, Tourbillon Boutique New York invites you to discover a variety of breathtaking delights – from fabulously exclusive wristwatches to gem-set jewelry.