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Romantic Valentine’s Day 2018 Date-Night Ideas {in Hoboken, Jersey City + Beyond}

by Briana
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Valentine’s Day 2018 — an entire day dedicated to love {that’s quickly sneaking up on us}. Each couple celebrates the day of love in their own way, which is why we created a guide that works for all types. Whether you want to do something unique and fun or if you want to stick to a traditional romantic dinner, we’ve got you covered. Read on to see how you can wine and dine {or race!} your significant other this Valentine’s Day in Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Weehawken, and beyond with a special date night {and you can even take all the credit, our lips are sealed}.

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Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in North Jersey:

Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

Although Hudson Table’s Valentine’s Day class is sold out {boooo} this is still a unique date night spot where you can celebrate before or after the holiday {perfect for couple’s who don’t celebrate on the 14th because of work schedules, conflicts, etc}. So, celebrate V-Day whenever you’re able to and book a cooking class for you and your boo!

The Hoboken Public Library {500 Park Avenue, Hoboken}

Decorate a Cake for a Loved One {Wednesday, February 7th} — Join Hudson Cakery at the Hoboken Public Library for a cake decorating lesson {and you’ll have a sweet treat to take home}.

Recipe for Romance: The Art and Science of Romantic Meals {Saturday, February 10th} — Learn all about what makes a romantic meal romantic — from historic aphrodisiacs, food myths and facts, and get inspiration to create your own romantic meal.

RPM Raceway {99 Caven Point Road, Jersey City}

For the dare-devil couples, ride some high-speed go-carts this V-Day at RPM Raceway {formally Pole Position} while you enjoy some snacks and pay a visit to the arcade in between racing.

ArteVino Studios {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken}

Attempting to be an artist while drinking wine could only result in a fun night {and a lot of laughs} with your significant other. Grab your date, pick up a paintbrush, sip some wine, and enjoy a unique date night. See the schedule here to book your class.

SoJo Spa Club {660 River Road, Edgewater}

There’s nothing more romantic {or relaxing} than a day at the spa with your significant other. Take a dip in a heated pool, sweat it out in the sauna, or get pampered at the spa and make it the most zen Valentine’s Day ever.

Liberty Science Center {222 Jersey City Boulevard}

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you have to adult. Grab your sweetheart and head over to the Liberty Science Center for some nostalgic fun — check out the animals, dare to go into the touch tunnel, and even check out LSC’s brand new Planetarium.

Medieval Times {149 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst}

If you want to have fun this Valentine’s Day {and don’t mind eating with your hands}, Medieval Times is a great option. For $110 per couple, you get dinner and a show plus a framed photo of you and your sweetheart, two souvenir glasses of champagne, and a plush Valentine bear. Get your tickets here.

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Halifax {225 River Street at the W Hotel}

Halifax is offering a four-course prix fixe menu {$79 pp + add $29 for pairings}, courtesy of Chef Seadon Shouse and Pastry Chef Stuart Marx, wine pairings courtesy of Beverage Director Carlos Arteaga. Check out the menu here.

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

AD’s is a regular date-night fave, but they make dinner even more special on Valentine’s Day with a three-course menu {$75 pp} that includes some of the most popular dishes along with specials for that night. Reservations are available between 5-9pm. You can view the menu here.

Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

Bin 14 has vowed that Valentine’s Day dinner will not be “dark and quiet” but a more “spirited” evening that will celebrate romance. The Bin menu can be found here, and offers three courses for $65 per person with an optional $25 per person wine pairing.

Grand Vin {500 Grand Street}

Valentine’s Day at Grand Vin features a three-course menu {$70 pp with an optional wine pairing for $35 extra pp}. The prix-fixe menu includes crab stuffed mushrooms, rack of lamb, flourless chocolate cake + a lot more. Purchase tickets here.

Del Frisco’s {221 River Street}

Take a romantic stroll along the water then head over to Del Frisco’s for an off-the-menu Valentine’s Day special. Space is limited so make your rez ASAP to be guaranteed a table.

Jersey City

The Gallery at Liberty Prime Steak House {111 Montgomery Street}

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for $65 a person at one of our area’s best steakhouses. The mood will surely be set in this romantic setting complete with live music {a la carte menu also available}.

See More: The Terrace Lounge + Rooftop at Exchange Place in Jersey City 

Fire + Oak {479 Washington Boulevard}

Fire & Oak’s sophisticated Valentine’s Day dinner menu will be sure to impress both you and your significant other. Price of entreés also include an appetizer, entreé, + dessert. Check out the menu here and be sure to make a reservation.

Satis Bistro {212 Washington Street}

Satis has created a four-course prix fixe menu for $95 a person that includes your choice of appetizer, second course, entree, and dessert — but be sure to make a reservation to hold your table here.

Liberty House {76 Audrey Zapp Drive}

It doesn’t get classier than dinner at Liberty House, offering romantic views of the NY skyline. The $85 pp Valentine’s Day menu includes an oyster sampler and a “lovers only” sushi roll for starters, as well as a roast chateaubriand with lobster hash or a seafood paella for entrée {among many other tempting choices}. Split a chocolate fondue for two or chocolate soufflé for dessert, bask in the amazing views, and warm up by the firepit out back as you take in the sights. Check out the menu here.

Madame Claude Bis {390 4th Street}

A hidden French haven in downtown Jersey City, Madame Claude Bis is a go-to for anyone looking for a little romance {+ European vibes in their lives}. They have an impeccable wine selection, and the menu is full of French classics including Coq au Vin and, of course, oysters. Aphrodisiacs to the max.


Ruth’s Chris {1000 Harbor Boulevard, Lincoln Harbor}

Ruth’s Chris is a normal couple fave for dinner, and on V-Day it will offer a specially designed menu for couples along with decadent desserts to share {and don’t forget about the impressive wine list, too}.

Chart House {Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T}

Breathtaking views of the New York skyline are enough to make your Valentine’s Day dinner at the Chart House perrrfect. Oh, they have incredible food too. End your dinner with a signature dessert — a hot chocolate lava cake made with Godiva chocolate that takes 30 minutes to prepare. Be sure to make your reservation here.

READ: The Best Weehawken Date-Night Dinner Spots.

Charritos {974 JFK Boulevard East}

Mmmm Charritos, authentic Mexican food that’s good on any night. However, the Weehawken location makes the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for couples because of its view of the NYC skyline. Along with the regular menu they offer a prix-fixe menu that can be viewed here. As you probably know, Charritos is quite popular, so call ahead if you plan to go there for Valentine’s Day.


Piccolino’s {552 Broadway}

Between the delicious food and customer-friendly service, this Italian restaurant can’t be beaten. Classic Italian dishes like Rigatoni Pomodoro and ravioli are always sure to please {+ the dishes are garnished with edible flowers, making them aesthetically pleasing and perf for V-day}.

Buon Appetito {906 Broadway}

A good place to get dinner and a drink {or just a drink if you want to sit at the bar with your loved one and have a cocktail or two}, this place has delightful eats {trust us and the penne vodka} in a cozy restaurant setting, perfect for a romantic night out.

Do you have a Valentine’s Day tradition?  Where will you be celebrating this year? Let us know in the comments!

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