Valentine's Day & Romantic Restaurants in Queens 2022
Romantic Restaurants For Dinner in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing
Valentine's Day is less than two 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.
This report provides an update on who's open and taking reservations, but also highlights quite a number of local restaurant closures.
Like last year, this year it's especially important to make restaurant reservations early and be sure you're prepared to meet the state CoVid guidelines for indoor dining.
Given Valentine's Day is on a Monday, it may be fair game to make your VDay reservation on Valentine's Day or any day of the preceding weekend. Also, restaurants have outside dining capacity - so depending on the weather - NYC restaurants may have additional capacity [versus prepandemic] Valentine's Day weekend. But many restaurants have been casualties during these pandemic times, so 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
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
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
* 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
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't find anything posted for Valentines Day. They're taking reservations. Kyclades restaurants offer indoor dining, open for Valentines Day in Astoria & Bayside Queens and the East Village of Manhattan.
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
* 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.
* OPEN _ 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any specials posted.
Location. At 29-19 24th Avenue at 29th Street in Astoria.
Contact. Tel - 718.274.4925 / www.bohemianhall.com
* 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
* OPEN _ 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ On Friday, February 12, 2022 they are offering a four course dinner in their penthouse ballroom overlooking the East River and Manhattan skyline for $100. Rsvp via phone or at their website below. As this is an event space, I don't believe they are open for the other days of the VDay / weekend.
Location. At 27-05 39th Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 347.536.3640 / www.vistalic.com
* OPEN _ 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 2022 _ They've not yet posted the Valentines Day special, but I was told it 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 / www.tournesolnyc.com
* OPEN _ 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 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but this is a very fine restaurant, and you can make it as romantic as you are - within the range of reasonableness.
Location. At 13-27 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City / LIC.
Contact. Tel - 718.729.4602 // Website - www.manducatis.com
* 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. Sadly, they closed their doors in November of 2020 due to the CoVid pandemic. Their website and their phone number has been disconnected.
* HOTEL OPEN, but Penthouse CLOSED for the season _ 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 2022 _ They're not doing anything special for Valentines Day as the Penthouse is closed for the season.
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
Description. 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted.
Location. At 42-03 Queens Blvd in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel 718.392.3838 / www.turkishgrillnewyork.com / Seamless Tel - 917.905.4364
* AWAITING UPDATE _ 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 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted.
Location. At 46-10 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 917.779.9220 / www.quaintnyc.com
* 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but they do provide a warm setting and hearty fare at affordable prices.
Location. At 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue at 58th Street in Woodside Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.429.9339 / www.donovansny.com
Queens Valentine's Day Restaurants in Jackson Heights / Corona
* OPEN _ 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 2022 _ 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 / www.jacksondiner.com
* 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. 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 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but this is a great place for a fun time and relaxing date or get together.
Location. At 70-02 34th Avenue at 70th Street in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.779.4348 / www.bqebilliards.com
* 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.
V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any Valentines Day specials posted, but they have a weekday happy hour from 3 - 6 pm.
Location. At 78-23 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.205.5559 [and 5637] / www.aruneethainyc.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.
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.
* EVENT SPACE _ 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 2022 _ They occasionally organize their own events as a means of sampling their venue, but unfortunately that is not the case this year.
Location. At 52-11 111th Street in Flushing Queens.
Contact. Tel - 718.592.5000 / www.terrraceonthepark.com
* REOPENING SOON _ 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 2022 _ They've opened and closed during the pandemic in tandem with different CoVid outbreaks. While they won't be open for V Day, they plan to reopen on March 2nd, 2022.
Location. At 201-10 Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.
Contact. Tel - 718.352.2300 / www.vivobayside.com.
* OPEN _ Taverna Kyclades also operates a restaurant in Bayside - See their information in the Astoria section.
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