Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants & Events 2023
Romantic Restaurants For Dinner in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing
Valentine's Day is three weeks 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.
The photo at right shows a main entree at a restaurant in Astoria.
This report provides an update on who's open and taking reservations, but also highlights a few local restaurant closures.
All events that have been asterisked are from 2022. Those restaurants without an asterisk have been updated to 2023, so watch the dates / year for 2023.
Unlike last year, there aren't any state CoVid guidelines for indoor dining. And the challenge of getting a reservation at the restaurant of your choice, is likely back to normal, which means if dining on the day of or the weekend before is imporant, you might want to act now.
Given Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, it may be fair game to make your VDay reservation on Valentine's Day or any day of the preceding weekend. Also, many restaurants have retained thier outside dining capacity - so depending on the weather - NYC restaurants may have more capacity for Valentine's Day weekend than they did versus prepandemic.
But a number of restaurants were casualties of these pandemic times, so if you're thinking about doing something this Valentine's Day for dinner in or around 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 Restaurants on V Day
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.
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 2023 QNS NYC
Queens Valentines Day / 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
The Queens Valentine's Day restaurants are broken out by neighborhood below. Usually there are a few events in Queens that precede Valentines Day that might also be of interest, which we'll post on the site in time for the Valentine's Day weekend.
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
Mombar - Authentic Egyptian & Middle Eastern Restaurants Astoria
Mombar is a popular Egyptian restaurant located in the heart of Little Egypt on Steinway Street in Astoria. They have been in business for over a decade and their cuisine is similar to that of Al Omda which we reviewed quite a while ago [see link below], but the review will give you an idea of what kinds of savory dishes you can expect at Mombar.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of El Omda Egyptian Restaurant - Queens Middle Eastern Restaurants for Valentines Day in Astoria.
V DAY SPECIALS 2023 _ As of this posting I didn't see any Valentines Specials, but this is a small, artsy, modestly exotic, restaurant; with an intimate ambiance, good cuisine and a slowed down tempo.
* IMPORTANT NOTE. You're encouraged to bring your own alcohol as they don't serve any and this will save you quite a lot of money, while dining on delicious Egyptian cuisine.
Location. At 25-22 Steinway Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.726.2356 / FB - https://www.facebook.com/people/Mombar/100063705812557/
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 the Bohemians have moved out of Astoria, 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ Four Course Prix Fixe menu for $79 / person. The menu may be found on their website and is a mix of Bohemian, Italian, and Greek with beverages from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany and France. Servings begin at 5 / 5.30 pm and 7 / 7.30 pm.
Location. At 29-19 24th Avenue at 29th Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.274.4925 / https://bohemianhall.com
Barrio - Mexican Restaurants in Astoria Queens
Barrio was Gastroteca Astoria which was once Cafe Bar Locale. Both of the prior restaurants were Italian. The new restaurant is Mexican and opened last summer  in Astoria Queens NYC. As of this post I've not yet dined there. This is a review of the original restaurant at this location - Cafe Bar Locale Astoria - including photos of the ambiance. But be advised that the restaurant was renovated and significantly changed by the new occupants. Gastroteca Astoria - Formerly Cafe Bar Locale - Mediterranean Restaurant & romantic restaurants on Valentine's Day in Astoria. Cut and paste the Facebook link below for a current view of this new restaurant.
Location. At 33-02 34th Avenue at 33rd Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.255.1091 / FB - https://www.facebook.com/barriotaquerias/
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
No V DAY SPECIALS 2023 _ I didn't find anything posted for Valentines Day and have generally found that they don't do holiday related promotions. Kyclades restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining and they are open for Valentines Day in Astoria & Bayside Queens.
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
Queens Valentines Day Restaurants in Long Island City LIC NYC
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 historically they close during the cooler weather, they have thrown Valentines Day dinners at their restaurant in Long Island City in the past.
Click here for more info on the Vista NY - Four Points Sheraton LIC.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't find anything on their website or Facebook page, so I called and I am awaiting their reply.
Location. At 27-05 39th Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 347.536.3640 / www.vistalic.com
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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They are offering a Valentines Day special, which will be a three course dinner for $49.
Location. At 50-12 Vernon Blvd near 50th Street in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.472.4355 / https://www.tournesolnyc.com
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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They generally offer a low key Valentines Day prix fixe three course menu which will likely cost $45 - $55 per person.
Location. At 13-27 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.729.4602 // http://www.manducatis.com/
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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ In 2020 they closed the bar as a daily venue, and it now is a dedicated private event space that can be rented for weddings, anniversaries, corporate events and the like.
Location. At 8-08 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.289.6118 / https://www.ravelhotel.com/ / The Hotel is 718.289.6101
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.
V Day Specials. Sadly, they closed their doors in November of 2020 due to the CoVid pandemic. Their website and their phone number has been disconnected. This will be the last year we include information about this restaurant .
Location. At 10-93 Jackson Avenue at 11th Street in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.706.8783 / www.creeklic.com
CLOSED - Formerly the Waterfront Crabhouse. Became The Loft LIC before closing again in Spring 2018 - The Waterfront Crabhouse was 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 evolved into something permanent in July 2017. In 2018 it was talked about as possibly part of a deal involving Amazon's erection of HQ2 in NYC. And most recently, in December 2022, it went up for auction with a minimum bid of $15,000.
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
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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ Awaiting word back on a special menu or entertainment, but in the meantime they do provide a warm setting and delicious fare at affordable prices.
Location. At 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue at 58th Street in Woodside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.429.9339 / https://donovansny.com/
The Turkish Grill - Romantic Restaurants in Sunnyside Queens NYC
Description. The Turkish Grill is a family run restaurant, that 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 renovations since the photos were taken], of The Turkish Grill Restaurant in Sunnyside - Turkish Grill - Turkish Cuisine in Sunnyside.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They're not doing anything special for Valentines Day.
Location. At 42-03 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel 718.392.3838 / www.turkishgrillnewyork.com
Quaint Restaurant - Romantic Restaurants in Sunnyside Queens
Description. 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They're not doing a special menu for Valentine's Day.
Location. At 46-10 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 917.779.9220 / http://www.quaintnyc.com
Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants in Jackson Heights / Corona
The Jackson Diner - Indian American Restaurants Jackson Heights
Description. The Jackson Heights Diner is an American style diner that serves Indian food. They've been in business over 40 years [since 1980] and have adapted their Indian seasoning to the local American market.
Click here to read a review, including photos, of Jackson Diner Indian Restaurant - Queens restaurants on Valentines Day in Jackson Heights.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted. But they're affordable, delicious and provide a number of vegetarian dishes.
Location. At 37-47 74th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.672.1232 / https://www.jacksondiner.com
Arunee - Authentic Thai Restaurants in Jackson Heights Queens
Arunee Thai restaurant serves delicious authentic Thai food. Click here to read a review, including photos, of Arunee Thai Restaurant - Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Jackson Heights.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but they have a weekday happy hour from 2 - 6 pm.
Location. At 78-23 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.205.5559 [and 5637] / www.aruneethainyc.com
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, as well as a full bar. Queens Valentines Day restaurants in Jackson Heights NYC. They've been in business for over 25 years.
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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but this is a great place for a relaxing date, fun time and / or get together.
Location. At 70-02 34th Avenue at 70th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.779.4348 / www.bqebilliards.com
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.
Update. A fire swept through this block in Flushing in early January 2021 and Joe's Shanghai was one of the locations hit by the fire. This will be the last year we include information about this restaurant .
Location. At 136-21 37th Avenue in Flushing.
Contact. Tel - 718.539.3838 / www.joesshanghairestaurants.com
Terrace on the Park - Rooftop Restaurants Corona / Flushing Queens
Description. This event space / 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They occasionally organize their own events as a means of introducing folks to their venue, but unfortunately that is not the case this year. And sometimes event organizers rent the space to host special events, such as for V Day, but unfortunately that is also not the case this year.
There's a Winter Bridal / Event Showcase on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 6 - 9.30 pm. You can get married for free at the event. Admission $5 / $10 for visitors. You must rsvp in advance to get married.
Location. At 52-11 111th Street in Flushing Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.592.5000 / https://www.terraceonthepark.com/
Vivo Bayside - Romantic Restaurants Bayside Queens
Description. Vivo Bayside near the Clearview Golf Course is an elegant dining room on the Clearview Golf Course in Bayside. This place was once the mansion of Rudolph Valentino. Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Bayside Queens.
V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They do not appear to be offering any Valentine's Day specials.
Location. At 201-10 Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.
Contact. Tel - 718.352.2300 / http://vivobayside.com/
Taverna Kyclades Bayside - They also operate a restaurant in Bayside - See their information in the Astoria section.
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