Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday this year. Which means it’s almost Friday. Which is the weekend. Which means that theoretically, you will have a few days to recover if you and your sweetie stay out a little late or linger over one last glass of wine. So, book your sitter and make a reservation at one of these 10 Most Romantic Bergen County Restaurants. Because you both deserve an evening out that doesn’t include cutting up anyone’s food or 47 trips to the bathroom because the “soap smells good”.
We’re gonna lead with the best part. The Valentine’s menu at The Hill will not only be served on Valentine’s Day. That’s right. They’re going to continue the romance right through the weekend. So, if you’re stuck driving home from hockey practice or your sitter actually has a life, never fear. You can still order the Belon oysters, black truffles, foie gras, champagne and other seductive cocktails on a night when you can actually enjoy them!
This newcomer opened with a bang and if wowing your S.O. is your goal, this is the place to be. Diners can choose from the regular a la carte menu or they can opt for a $65/pp tasting menu (tax, gratuity and drinks not included) that offers highlights from the current Felina menu. Head to their website to snap up a reservation soon, they’re going fast!
Request a seat near the window at this breathtaking riverfront restaurant, but know that every seat gives you a view through the floor to ceiling glass windows to the skyline across the river. Take in the view then order a cocktail and settle in for the $85/pp special meal featuring the fresh seafood, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients that have become a HAVEN signature. Three seatings are available, 5 pm – 6 pm, 7 pm – 8 pm, and 9 pm – 10 pm.
Long considered the grande dame of romantic and fine dining in Bergen County, the Saddle River Inn offers the intimacy of a 21 table dining room in an historic and cozy former stable. Dinner on Valentine’s Day will include all of the amazing items on the regular a la carte menu plus specials of the chef’s creation including Black Perigord truffles shaved over local mushroom risotto, yellowtail tartare with compressed mango, crispy quinoa and apple truffle broth, and for those who are in the mood to share, a 50 Day dry aged Prime Porterhouse for two. For an extra special touch, they’ve also partnered with Waterford Gardens to provide custom florals. Order the perfect arrangement for your honey and it will be waiting on your table when you arrive. For reservations call 201.825.4016.
Why wait for a significant other to take you out for Valentine’s Day? Instead grab one or two or more of your tribe and celebrate your friendship at St. Eve’s Galentine’s Day lunch. It’s #BYOB but you and your best gal pals can relax and enjoy a nicel long chat – no strings attached. For reservations, call 201.857.4717.
Come hungry for Caffe Anello’s $85 (tax and tip not included) 4-course Valentine’s Day meal so you can fully enjoy the assorted artisanal bread, potato leek soup, homemade pasta, choice of duck breast or mustard bourbon honey shrimp (yes please!) and strawberry shortcake. Reserve your table for either the 6:15 or the 8:15 seating in Caffe Anello’s newly expanded dining room by calling 201.786.8137.
Everyone has a favorite item on Café Panache’s always delicious regular menu so why reinvent the wheel? This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart the gift of exactly what they want for dinner with Café Panache’s reliably great food, lovely dining room and outstanding service. What more can you ask for? Limited reservations remain for this Bergen County favorite so make this one of your first calls this week. For reservations, call 201.934.0030.
A perpetual favorite for special occasions, Café Matisse will be offering a BYO four-course prix fixe dinner for $110 on Valentine’s Day. Menu items include cilantro lime shrimp & crab cocktail, peppered tuna loin, scallops, steak, and a choice of desserts. Seatings will be from 5:30pm – 10:30pm. For reservations, call 201.935.2995.
Named one of the most romantic restaurants in North Jersey by The Record, Sofia is pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. Book Table 14 in the main dining room for an intimate corner setting or, ask for the most romantic table in the house, Table 47 in the Garden Room. Sofia will offer special additions to the menu that are guaranteed to up the romance factor. But leave room a complimentary dessert for the table. Reservations can be made on the website for one of their three seatings – 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 9:30 pm.