5 lavish Valentine’s Day dinners to impress your date (and yourself)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made your dinner reservations yet, there’s still time to snag a table at a quality restaurant. Sure, you might need to shell out the big bucks, but the restaurants we’ve chosen below offer delicious and rich meals that are well worth the price.

Restaurant: Junoon
Price: $115/person
Meal: This Michelin-starred Indian restaurant is offering a five course menu on Valentine’s Day with dishes that feature “aphrodisiac ingredients.” These apparently include asparagus, lobster, duck, saffron and gold. If that’s not enough to get you and your date going, the restaurant is also offering wine pairings ($75 extra) or romantic cocktails ($55 extra) to accompany your meal.

Restaurant: The Lambs Club 
Price: $115/person for the three-course meal, $135 for the four-course meal
Decadence is the name of the game at the Lambs Club, where you can snuggle up with your date at the fireplace while dining on a rich meal of foie gras, pastas, lobsters and even a baked Alaska for two.
Restaurant: Nerai
Price: $145/ person for six-course meal (plus $65 for wine pairings)
It may be frigid temperatures in New York, but inside Nerai, an upscale Greek midtown restaurant in midtown, you and your date will feel like you’re summering on the Mediterranean. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is offering a menu of Kumomoto Oysters, Butter Poached Lobster, Grilled Lamb Loin, chocolate mouse with almond cake and raspberry coulis.

Restaurant: Royal 35
Price: $95/person
The couple who steaks together, stays together. At least, we like to think so. Brand new steakhouse Royal 35 is offering a classic New York Valentine’s Day dinner, that includes staples like shrimp cocktail, New York strip steak and even New York cheesecake. You may not do very much after you eat this hearty meal, but we think the indulgence will be well worth it.
Restaurant: Tavern on the Green
Price: $175/person (plus $100 for wine pairings)
It’s hard to imagine a more romantic restaurant in New York than Tavern on the Green, and the restaurant is taking full advantage of that fact at their pricey Valentine’s Day meal. Guests can choose to dine on baked oysters Rockefeller, lobster risotto, beef Chateaubriand and a baked meringue pavlova. For those feeling very lavish, you can opt for the Valentine’s Day premium menu for $300, which comes with a seafood tower.