Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! Whether you’re planning to celebrate the love you share with your sweetie, or that which you share among your friends, here are some of our favorite places in Astoria to have a great V-day meal.
Astor Bake Shop
3 course prix fixe menu (including the very tasty Astor Burger)
Valentine’s day inspired brunch specials this Saturday and Sunday too.
12-23 Astoria Blvd, 718-606-8439
Choose from regular dinner menu items and Valentine’s Day specials (all items individually priced).
Seatings start at 5 p.m. and last til midnight.
30-95 33rd Street, 718-267-2735
3 course menu, $45 per person.
42-18 31st Avenue, 718-721-1001
4-course $65 menu that includes one glass of wine, beer, or cocktail. The first seating is 5:30pm to 8:30pm and the second seating is 9:00pm to 1:30am.
41-15 31st Avenue, 718-777-1355
Hell Gate Social
“Both Lonely Hearts and Lovers come together for a night of stiff cocktails and soft rock by Laurie Lehner and the Blurry Love Circus. Specially priced Valentine’s Day cocktails like THE STUPID CUPID and PUNCH DRUNK LOVE will keep you happy while the stage presents both original fan favorites and amusing covers. Don’t miss this one! NO COVER. Show at 10pm.”
12-21 Astoria Boulevard, 718-204-8313
3 course meal, complementary glüghwein for couples to start.
Seating at 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:15pm
31-18 Broadway, 718-777-2829
“Indulge in a seductive five course shareable menu for two available all weekend long.”
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 6pm-11pm each day.
$45/person, reservations required.
30-01 35th Avenue, 718-729-9009
3 courses, $15/person plus $10 with wine pairing.
Prix-fixe is also available for delivery or pick-up.
30-07 34th Street, 718-626-4440
3 course prix fixe menu $39 per person (plus taxes and gratuity).
NB: for credit cards, they take only American Express.
50-12 Vernon Blvd # B, 718-472-4355
From WHA friend Tamara Reynolds: “Most restaurants pull out all of the stops for the Big VD, which is great for your taste buds but less great for your wallet. Lucky for us, Vesta Trattoria has created a special menu that won’t break the bank, and is equally appropriate for friends AND lovers!”
$50 per person + additional $15 per person with wine pairing (prices exclusive of tax and gratuity).
Includes a three-course menu and complimentary welcome glass of prosecco.
Seatings on every hour.
21-02 30th Avenue, 718-545-5550
And some non-edible Valentine’s Day specials in Astoria!
Giving Tree Yoga Studio
Special 2-hour Heart Opening Class with Anne-Margaret
2/14, 7:30-9:30pm ($20)
“This Valentine’s Day, make a date with yourself or your partner and spend the evening opening your heart. Through heart opening poses, chanting, meditation, and chocolate, this class is specially designed to bring into wholeness any and all barriers you may have to the healing power of LOVE and COMPASSION in your life.”
22-56 31st Street, 718-728-0110
The Little Soap Shop
“Open on Valentine’s Day! We are typically closed on Mondays, they will be open on Valentine’s day from 12pm-6pm. Pre-orders have begun for customized baskets as well as ready made baskets retailing for $40. That includes a luxury bath and body oil, a creamy bubble bath, a soy candle and a bar of soap! Contact me to order or for scent choices!”
22-07 36th Street, 718-704-4408, www.thelittlesoapshop