Valentine's Day 2021 Restaurants & Events in Queens
UPDATED FOR COVID - Romantic Restaurants For Dinner in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing
UPDATED 2/12/21 - Editor's Note: Previously indoor dining was to resume in NYC on Sunday, February 14th, 2021, Valentine's Day. The Governor moved up the date to Friday, February 12th, so restaurants that may have sold out on Sunday, likely have indoor dining openings over the weekend. This report provides an update on who's open and taking reservations, but also highlights quite a number of local restaurant closures.
Valentine's Day is a bit more than a week away. It's a good time to let your loved one know you care. Flowers, gifts and dinner are always welcome treats, and / or some thoughtful gesture that shows that the lady [or man] you're with still means a lot to you.
This year it's especially important to make restaurant reservations early as restaurants first open for indoor dining at 25% capacity on Friday, February 12th, 2021. And given Valentine's Day is on a weekend, it may be challenging unless you make your reservation now. But that said, restaurants also have outside dining capacity - so depending on the weather - you may have some luck the weekend of Valentine's Day. For dinner in Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside or Flushing; it's best to do your research early, and call or go online to make the reservations as soon as you can for this Valentine's Day .
Valentine's Day Brief History - Queens Romantic V Day Restaurants
The origins of Valentine's Day are not well documented. It's believed to have been named after Saint Valentine who was apparently a Catholic martyr who died over 1500 years ago. Today the holiday is not associated with religion so much as flowers, candies, cards and romantic dinners. And the holiday spokesperson is now Cupid, a Roman god of desire, and quite a mischief maker.
UPDATED FOR COVID. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines. Click this link to view a brief guide of Valentine's Day restaurants in Queens / V Day events & romantic restaurants Queens NYC where you will find links to Queens restaurants we've reviewed. Enjoy.
Romantic Restaurants in Queens for Valentine's Day
UPDATED FOR COVID - Queens Romantic Restaurants For Dinner in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing & V Day Events in Queens
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and it's time for all lovers to find the right restaurant for their romantic Valentine's Day dinner in Astoria, LIC, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside and Flushing Queens.
Valentine's Day Gifts & Events In Queens
In prior years we had posted some Queens Valentine's Day related events, to accompany some of the Queens Valentine's Day restaurant options noted below, but given we're still in the pandemic, the special events this year are still being managed on the down low, so we'll return next year with them when things normalize.
Valentine's Day Restaurants In Queens - Italian in Astoria LIC & Woodside, Greek in Astoria & Jackson Heights, French in Long Island City, Argentine & Indian Restaurants in Jackson Heights, Chinese Restaurant in Flushing, Irish Restaurant in Woodside, Egyptian in Astoria, Turkish in Sunnyside, Albanian and American Restaurants in Astoria
Many of the following Queens restaurants include links to Queens Buzz restaurant reviews. These restaurants were selected based the food quality, the ambiance and the service of these restaurants which made them notable within their categories.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list as there are many more fine Queens restaurants we wish to review. But in the meantime this is what we have to offer.
Queens Valentines Day Restaurants & Events in Astoria NYC
OPEN _ Taverna Kyclades - Aegean / Greek Restaurant in Astoria & Also Bayside
Taverna Kyclades is a popular Aegean seafood restaurant in Astoria. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Taverna Kyclades Albanian Restaurant - Valentines Day Seafood restaurants in Astoria
Location. At 33-07 Ditmars Blvd in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.545.8666 / www.tavernakyclades.com
Location. 39-28 Bell Blvd in Bayside.
Contact. Tel - 718.631.2000 / www.tavernakyclades.com
Update. They're taking reservations. Kyclades restaurants offer indoor dining, open for Valentines Day in Astoria & Bayside Queens and the East Village of Manhattan. When I updated this there was something wrong with their Astoria telephone line, but the other two Kyclades restaurants indicated the outage was a temporary snafu and that the Astoria Kyclades location is open.
CLOSED - Gastroteca Astoria - Modern Valentines Day Restaurants Queens
Gastroteca Astoria was once Cafe Bar Locale. It's a modern restaurant with Italian / modern cuisine. Astoria Valentines Day restaurants in Queens NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of Cafe Bar Locale Astoria - Gastroteca Astoria - Formerly Cafe Bar Locale - Mediterranean Restaurant & romantic restaurants on Valentine's Day in Astoria.
Location. At 33-02 34th Avenue at 33rd Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.729.9080 / www.gastrotecaastoria.com
Update. They closed their doors in March 2020.
AWAITING UPDATE _ Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - V Day Restaurants Queens
The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is an historic building built over a century ago by Bohemian immigrants. While most of them have moved out to the suburbs, they continue to operate and return to the Bohemian Hall in Astoria using it as a cultural center. Queens romantic restaurants on Valentines Day in Astoria NYC.
Click here to read a report, including photos, of Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria - Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Mothers Day Astoria.
Location. At 29-19 24th Avenue at 29th Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.274.4925 / www.bohemianhall.com
Update. Awaiting receipt of their plans for Valentine's Day.
CLOSED _ Al Omda - Authentic Egyptian & Middle Eastern Restaurants Astoria
El Omda is a popular Egyptian restaurant not far from Little Egypt on Steinway Street in Astoria. Click here to read a review, including photos, of El Omda Egyptian Restaurant - Queens Middle Eastern Restaurants for Valentines Day in Astoria.
Location. At 33-10 28th Avenue in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.204.9393 / www.el-omda.com
Update. They closed their doors - although unconfirmed I believe it was during the 2020 pandemic.
CLOSED IN 2017 - Winegasm was a popular wine bar in Astoria. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Winegasm - Wine Bars for Mothers Day in Astoria.
Location. At 31-86 37th Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.932.3331 // Website - www.winegasm.com.
Queens Valentines Day Restaurants in Long Island City LIC NYC
SOLD OUT _ Vista at the Four Points Sheraton - Rooftop Restaurants in Queens
The Vista is a rooftop restaurant located atop the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Long Island City. While they historically close until the warmer weather, they have thrown Valentines Day dinners at their restaurant in Long Island City.
Click here for more info on the Vista NY - Four Points Sheraton LIC.
Location. At 27-05 39th Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 347.536.3640 / www.vistalic.com
Update. They are already completely booked.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED _ Tournesol French Restaurant in Long Island City Queens
Tournesol French Restaurant is a small, quaint, French restaurant with good food and limited seating. Long Island City Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Queens NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of Tournesol French Restaurant in Long Island City - Tournesol French Restaurant - Queens Valentines Day French Restaurants on Valentine's Day in LIC Long Island City.
Location. At 50-12 Vernon Blvd near 50th Street in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.472.4355 / www.tournesolnyc.com
Update. We're uncertain as to the fate of Tournesol. Their telephone number is working, but informs us that they're temporarily closed. We went to their website which was on hiatus. And the last post on their Facebook page was about a year ago.
We'll update as we learn more.
AWAITING UPDATE _ Manducatis Italian Restaurant - Valentines Day LIC
Manducatis Restaurant is an authentic family run Italian restaurant that's been serving great meals for decades. Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Long Island City LIC NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of Manducatis Italian Restaurant in Long Island City - Manducatis Italian Restaurants - Queens Valentines Day Restaurants in Long Island City.
Location. At 13-27 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.729.4602 // Website - www.manducatis.com
Update.Their phone number is working and they're checking daily, but their web presences tell us that they remain closed due to the CoVid pandemic.
Awaiting update. TBD.
CLOSED _ The Creek & the Cave - Valentines Day LIC Queens NYC
The Creek and the Cave is a restaurant, comedy club and bar. Fun things to do on Valentine's Day in LIC, Queens NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of The Creek & the Cave Restaurant in Long Island City - The Creek and The Cave American Restaurant - fun restaurants for Mothers Day in LIC.
Location. At 10-93 Jackson Avenue at 11th Street in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.706.8783 / www.creeklic.com
Update. They closed their doors in November of 2020 due to the CoVid pandemic. Their website is still working, but their phone number has been disconnected.
OPEN _ Penthouse 808 Ravel Hotel - Valentines Day Restaurants LIC
Penthouse 808 at the Ravel Hotel - The Penthouse restaurant of a fairly new hotel located along the south side of the Queensboro Bridge with a rooftop bar that has a nice view of the Manhattan skyline and bridge. Valentines Day restaurants that are romantic in Long Island City LIC Queens.
Location. At 8-08 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.289.6118 / www.ravelhotel.com
Update. They're open and taking reservations.
CLOSED - Became The Loft LIC before closing again in Spring 2018 - The Waterfront Crabhouse is one of Long Island City's oldest restaurants. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Waterfront Crabhouse - Seafood Restaurants in LIC. Over the past decade they have changed cuisine along with management and decor.
Location. At 2-03 Borden Avenue in Long Island City Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.707.0231 / www.theloftlic.com.
CLOSED - The Waters Edge restaurant first CLOSED for renovations effective Dec 2, 2016 and then the closure appears to have evolved into something permanent.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of The Waters Edge Restaurant in Long Island City - Waters Edge - Restaurants with a Skyline View in Long Island City.
Location. At 4-01 44th Drive in Long Island City Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.000.0000 / www.watersedgenyc.com.
Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants in Sunnyside / Woodside
OPEN _ The Turkish Grill - Romantic Restaurants in Sunnyside Queens NYC
The Turkish Grill is a family run restaurant serves authentic Turkish cuisine in a modern Turkish ambiance. Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Sunnyside NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos [photos are dated as they did an upgrade since they were taken], of The Turkish Grill Restaurant in Sunnyside - Turkish Grill - Turkish Cuisine in Sunnyside.
Location. At 42-03 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.392.3838 / www.turkishgrillnewyork.com
Update. Open, but not taking reservations as the seating capacity at 25% is very limited, so first come, first serve and they will do outdoor dining weather permitting.
OPEN _ Quaint Restaurant - Romantic Restaurants in Sunnyside Queens
The Quaint Restaurant is a comfortable friendly family run restaurant in Sunnyside. Sunnyside Valentines Day restaurants in Queens NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of The Quaint Restaurant in Sunnyside - Quaint American Restaurant - Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Sunnyside.
Location. At 46-10 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 917.779.9220 / www.quaintnyc.com
Update. They're open, and although unconfirmed, I believe you can call for reservations.
OPEN _ Donovan's Irish Pub - Fun Restaurants V Day Woodside NYC
Donovan's Irish Pub is a family-friendly Irish pub and restaurant is a well known place for Irish and modern American fare and drinks. Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Woodside NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of Donovan's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Woodside - Donovan's Irish Pub - fun Queens Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Woodside.
Location. At 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue at 58th Street in Woodside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.429.9339 / www.donovansny.com
Update. They're open and taking reservations for indoor dining.
Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants in Jackson Heights / Corona
OPEN FOR PICK UP & DELIVERY ONLY _ The Jackson Diner - Indian American Restaurants Jackson Heights
The Jackson Heights Diner is an American style diner that serves Indian food. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Jackson Diner Indian Restaurant - Queens restaurants on Valentines Day in Jackson Heights.
Location. At 37-47 74th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.672.1232 / www.jacksondiner.com
Update. They're open for carry out and delivery only. They're awaiting a broader loosening of the CoVid restrictions before they resume indoor dining.
OPEN _ BQE Billiards & Bar - Fun Restaurants Valentines Day Queens
The BQE Billiards & Bar Restaurant grill is open into the early morning hours daily. They are family-friendly and have plenty of games including pool, ping pong, air hockey and foosball and a full bar. Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Jackson Heights NYC.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of the BQE Bar & Grill restaurant in Jackson Heights - BQE Billiards & Bar Restaurant - fun Queens restaurants for Valentines Day in Jackson Heights.
Location. At 70-02 34th Avenue at 70th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.779.4348 / www.bqebilliards.com
Update. As a pool hall they're open at 50% capacity for billiards, air hockey, and ping pong [games only inside] - as well as outdoor dining until Valentine's Day. On Valentine's Day they're open for indoor dining at 25% along with the rest of the industry.
OPEN _ Arunee - Authentic Thai Restaurants in Jackson Heights Queens
Arunee Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai food. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Arunee Thai Restaurant - Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Jackson Heights.
Location. At 78-23 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.205.5559 / www.aruneethainyc.com
Update. They're taking reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants in Flushing & Bayside NYC
CLOSED _ Joe's Shanghai - Chinese Restaurants in Flushing
Joe's Shanghai restaurant serves Chinese food in an American diner style ambiance. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Joe's Shanghai Chinese Restaurant - Queens restaurants in Flushing on Valentines Day.
Location. At 136-21 37th Avenue in Flushing.
Contact. Tel - 718.539.3838 / www.joesshanghairestaurants.com
Update. A fire swept through this block in Flushing in early January 2021 and I believe Joe's Shanghai was one of the stores hit.
CLOSED TEMPORARILY _ Terrace on the Park - Rooftop Restaurants Corona / Flushing Queens
Terrace on the Park - Mothers Day restaurants in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This restaurant is located at the top of an historic structure from the 1964 World's Fair. It has panoramic views and an interesting interior / architecture. Queens Valentine's Day - romantic restaurants in Flushing NYC.
Location. At 52-11 111th Street in Flushing.
Contact. Tel - 718.592.5000 / www.terrraceonthepark.com
Update. Closed through Valentine's Day and a bit beyond. They anticipate reopening in April of 2021, dependent on the state guidelines.
AWAITING UPDATE _ Vivo Bayside - Romantic Restaurants Bayside Queens
Vivo Bayside near the Clearview Golf Course is an elegant dining room on the Clearview Golf Course in Bayside. Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Bayside Queens.
Location. At 201-10 Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.
Contact. Tel - 718.352.2300 / www.vivobayside.com.
Update. Their phone and website are working, although they have a backlog of messages - perhaps because of Valentine's Day interest. Given they offered indoor dining the first time the Governor allowed it, I suspect they'll be back for Valentine's Day for indoor dining or not too long after. We're awaiting a response.
OPEN _ Taverna Kyclades also operates a restaurant in Bayside - See their information in the Astoria section.
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