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Bronx Valentines Day Restaurants - Bronx Romantic Restaurants Bronx NYC

Jan 27, 2023 at 12:15 am by mikewood


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Bronx Valentines Day Restaurants & Events 2023

Valentines Day / Romantic Restaurants in or near Mott Haven, Fordham, Port Morris, Concourse, Bedford Park, Norwood, University Heights, City Island, Riverdale, Melrose, Morris Park, Westchester Square & Parkchester Bronx NYC

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The photo at right was taken inside a restaurant in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

Valentine's Day is three 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 a few local restaurant closures.

All events that have been asterisked are from 2022. Those restaurants without an asterisk have been updated to 2023, so watch the dates / year for 2023.

Unlike last year, there aren't any state CoVid guidelines for indoor dining. And the challenge of getting a reservation at the restaurant of your choice, is likely back to normal, which means if dining on the day of or the weekend before is imporant, you might want to act now.

Given Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, it may be fair game to make your VDay reservation on Valentine's Day or any day of the preceding weekend. Also, many restaurants have retained thier outside dining capacity - so depending on the weather - NYC restaurants may have more capacity for Valentine's Day weekend than they did versus prepandemic.

But a number of restaurants were casualties of these pandemic times, so if you're thinking about doing something this Valentine's Day for dinner in or around Mott Haven, Fordham, Port Morris, Concourse, Bedford Park, Norwood, University Heights, City Island, Riverdale, Melrose, Morris Park, Westchester Square & Parkchester in the Bronx; it's best to do your research early, and call a week or at least a few days ahead to make the reservations.

 

Valentine's Day History - Romantic Restaurants in the Bronx

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.

Click this link to view a brief guide of Valentine's Day restaurants in the Bronx / romantic restaurants Bronx NYC where you will find short descriptions or links to Bronx restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. 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. Enjoy.


Romantic Restaurants in the Bronx for Valetines Day 2023 BX NYC

Bronx Valentines Day / Romantic Restaurants in or near Mott Haven, Fordham, Port Morris, Concourse, Bedford Park, Norwood, University Heights, City Island, Riverdale, Melrose, Morris Park, Westchester Square & Parkchester Bronx NYC

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Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and it's time for all lovers to find the right restaurant for their romantic Cupid's Day dinner in the Mott Haven, Fordham, Port Morris, Concourse, Bedford Park, Norwood, University Heights, City Island, Riverdale, Melrose, Morris Park, Westchester Square & Parkchester neighborhoods in the Bronx.

 

Valentine's Day Restaurants - Romantic Restaurants in the Bronx NYC

The following is a brief description and a few links to Bronx Buzz restaurant reviews. These restaurants were selected based the food quality, ambiance and the service of these restaurants which made them notable within their categories.

All of these are restaurants open on Valentines Day, but one size does not fit all. Most of them have some romance, but not all of them are romantic rendezvous restaurants. All of the restaurants shown here are located in the Bronx.

 

Valentine's Day Events & Gifts in the Bronx

The Bronx Valentine's Day restaurants are broken out by neighborhood below. Usually there are a few events in the Bronx that precede or accompany Valentines Day that might also be of interest, which we'll post on the site in time for the Valentine's Day weekend.


 

South Bronx Valentine's Day Restaurants NYC

South Bronx Neighborhoods - Valentines Day

 


Chocobar Cortez - Puerto Rican Restaurants in Port Morris Bx

Valentine's Day Restaurants / Cafes in the South Bronx NYC

Description. The Chocobar Cortez is a new [2021] cafe style restaurant serving Puerto Rican and Dominican influenced cuisine with chocolate as a central ingredient.

V Day Special 2023. Normally they're closed on Tuesdays, but not for Valentines Day 2023, so we're waiting to hear back from them about what's being planned.

Location. 141 Alexander Avenue in the Port Morris neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.841.9310 / https://www.chocobarcortes.com


 

Charlie's Bar & Kitchen -V Day Restaurants in Mott Haven in the South Bx

Romantic Restaurants for Valentines Day in the Bronx NYC

bronx valentines day restaurants in the bronx nycCharlies Bar & Kitchen is a bar and restaurant serving modern American fare. Romantic Valentines Day restaurants in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted. But that said, they do have Latin Thursdays [music] and Friday night jams.

Location. At 112 Lincoln Avenue between Bruckner Blvd and East 134th Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.684.2338 / www.charliesbarkitchen.com


 

Beatstro - Valentines Meet Ups in the Bronx NYC

Description. They're a restaurant and bar dedicated in part to the notion of hip hop music ala Bronx.

Location. At 138 Alexander Avenue south of 135th Street in the Port Morris neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.489.9397 / https://www.beatstro.com/


Motley Kitchen - Valentines Cafes / Rooftops in the South Bronx NYC

Description. They're a catering venue with a cafe and rooftop seating. Hours are limited - Open 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday and from 9 am - 3 pm on Saturday.

Location. At 402 East 140th Street at Willis Avenue in Mott Haven

Contact. Tel - 929.308.2099 / https://www.mottleykitchen.com/


South Bronx V Day Restaurants - Rosa's at Park

Description. There's Rosa's at Park is a Bronx restaurant serves a mix of various Latin American cuisines. Romantic Valentines Day restaurants in the Concourse neighborhood of the South Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted.

Location. At 2568 Park Avenue [at 138th Street] in the Haven Park / Wingate Hotel in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 929.502.3700 / Website - www.rosaatpark.com


CLOSED _ South Bronx Valentine's Day Restaurants - Mott Haven Bar & Grill

bronx valentines day restaurants in the bronx nycThe Mott Haven Bar & Grill is a bar and restaurant serving modern American fare. Valentines Day restaurants near the Port Morris neighborhood of the South Bronx.

Location. At 1 Bruckner Blvd at Third Avenue is also only also steps away from the Port Morris neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.665.2001 / www.motthavenbar.com

Update. They closed in June of 2021, likely somewhat related to the economic fall out of the pandemic. In 2014 the Bruckner Bar & Grill changed its name to the Mott Haven Bar & Grill. The name change was reportedly prompted by a lawsuit between the prior and current owners. The restaurant had been a part of the community since at least 2003.

Related? So on the Mott Haven Bar Facebook page there's a reference to Rosa's on Park, which is another restaurant in Mott Haven, which is nearby at 2568 Park Avenue. Their telephone is 929.302.3700 and their website is www.rosaatpark.com. See Rosas at Park above.


 

Central Bronx Valentine's Day Restaurants NYC

Central Bronx Neighborhoods - Valentines Day

 


Trattoria Zero Otto Novo - Romantic Italian Restaurants in Bx

Description. Trattoria Zero Otto Novo is a classic Italian restaurant decorated with a minimalist interior design that relies on the building architecture to provide some of the restaurant atmosphere. Valentine's Day restaurants in the Bronx Little Italy / Belmont neighborhood of the Central Bronx. They don't accept reservations.

V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They aren't running any Valentine's Day specials and they don't take reservations.

Location. At 2357 Arthur Avenue is Bronx's Little Italy in the Belmont neighborhood of the Central Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.220.1027 / www.zeroottonove.com


Valentines Day in Bronx Little Italy Restaurants in the Bronx NYC

Description. There are literally dozens of Italian restaurants located along Arthur Avenue and adjacent side streets. This has been an Italian neighborhood for about a century, and while the neighboring residential area may have changed, the commercial district is still called Bronx Little Italy and continues to retain much of its Italian authenticity.

Location. Along Arthur Avenue between 184th and 189th Streets in the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. https://www.facebook.com/BronxLittleItaly


Hudson Grill - Bronx Valentine's Restaurants

bronx valentines day restaurants bedford park belmont norwood valentines restaurants central bronx nycDescription. The Hudson Grill in the northwest section of New York Botanical Gardens near the Enid Haupt Observatory at Bedford Park Blvd and Southern Blvd. The restaurant has a good reputation for American fare and is located in the Botanical Gardens which is mostly natural, and there's something about nature, that fuels love. There are a couple of catches, as you have to pay $23 on weekdays and $28 on weekends for admission to the NYBG grounds, where the Hudson Grill is located, and they close at 6 pm. Valentine's Day restaurants in the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Central Bronx near Bronx Little Italy, Belmont and Fordham.

V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ They're closed from January 31 - February 12, 2023 and only open for lunch on Valentines Day 2023. They didn't post any V Day specials.

Location. At 2900 Southern Blvd in the New York Botanical Garden in the Fordham / Bedford Park neighborhoods of the Central Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 646.627.7711 / www.nybg.org/visit/dining/the-hudson-garden-grill/


 

North & West Bronx Valentine's Day Restaurants NYC

North & West Bronx Neighborhoods - Valentines Day

 


Mamajuana Cafe Prime - Bronx Valentine's Restaurants

Description. Mamajuana Cafe is a Latin cuisine restaurant. It's offerings include Dominican, Colombian, Caribbean and the rest of South America. Romantic restaurants in the Fieldston neighborhood of the North and West Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted. But on Thursday, February 9th from 8 to 11 pm they're hosting 'Single and Ready to Mingle' which is a mixer that they describe as follows: "... This ticket includes passed hors' d oeuvres and a signature Valentine's Day themed cocktail! Party with us from 8-11pm. There will be lively hosts to help break the ice, an amazing DJ playing a variety of music, delicius drinks, food, and the complany of other singles who are ready to mingle ..." . Tickets $29.

Location. At 3541 Riverdale Avenue [at 236th Street] in the Riverdale neighborhood of the North West Bronx, near enough to Fieldston.

Contact. Tel - 718.708.7770 / www.mamajuanacafeprime.com

Update. They closed The Hill in October 2021 and opened Mamajuana Cafe at the same location.


Cafe at Wave Hill - Bronx Romantic Restaurants

Description. There's a no-frills cafe at Wave Hill which sits inside an historic botanical garden which is open to the public.

OLD _ NOTE YEAR _ V DAY SPECIAL 2020 _ This year they don't appear to have any special Valentines Day programming. In prepandemic 2020 they had hosted a Valentines Day High Tea & Conservatory Tour from 1 to 4 pm which they describe as follows: " ... a specially curated high tea in elegant Mark Twain Room, an intimate tour of the Conservatory, and a lively talk about the language of flowers ... Space is limited ... Advance registration required ... $170 per couple ..."

Location. 675 West 249th Street in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.796.8538 / https://www.wavehill.org


* TBD _ Salvatores of SoHo - Bronx Romantic Restaurants

Description. Salvatores of SoHo is an restaurant that serves Italian food and pizza. Cozy Valentine's Day restaurants in the Riverdale neighborhood of the North and West Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted, but it's an affordable, cozy Italian restaurant with good food.

Location. At 3738 Riverdale Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the north west Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.548.7499 / www.salvatoresofsoho.com


CLOSED _ The Hill Bistro - Bronx Valentine's Restaurants

Description. The Hill restaurant serves American fare and has a wine bar and is moderately priced. Romantic restaurants in the Fieldston neighborhood of the North and West Bronx.

Location. At 3541 Riverdale Avenue in the Riverdale neighborhood of the North West Bronx, near enough to Fieldston.

Contact. Tel - 718.708.7770 / www.thehillbistro.com

Update. After four years they closed The Hill in October 2021 and opened Mamajuana Cafe at the same location. See Mamajuana below.


 

East Bronx Valentine's Day Restaurants NYC

East Bronx Neighborhoods - Valentines Day

 


Havana Cafe - Romantic Cuban Restaurants for Valentine's Day in the Bronx

Description. Havana Cafe is a Michelin recommended Cuban restaurant. Valentine's Day / romantic restaurants in the Pelham Bay neighborhood of the East Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2023 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted, but it's a Cuban restaurant with a good reputation.

Location. At 3151 East Tremont in the Pelham Bay neighborhood of the East Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.518.1800 / https://havanacafe.info/


CLOSED _ Bistro SK - Bronx Romantic French Restaurants for Valentine's Day

bronx valentines day restaurants mott haven melrose concourse valentines day restaurants south bronx nycDescription. Bistro SK is a French restaurant. They serve delicious food in a warm ambiance. Valentine's Day / romantic restaurants in the City Island neighborhood of the East Bronx near Pelham Bay Park.

Location. At 273 City Island Avenue on City Island in the East Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.885.1670 / www.bistrosk.com

Update. They closed in 2019, after a run on City Island which was preceded by a short run in Eastchester.


* TBD _ Sea Shore Restaurant - Bronx Seafood Restaurants for Valentine's Day

Description. The Sea Shore Restaurant is an established seafood restaurant [since 1929] located on City Island with water views. Romantic Valentine's Day restaurants in the City Island neighborhood of the East Bronx near Pelham Bay Park.

V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted, but it's a seafood restaurant with a warm ambiance.

Location. At 591 City Island Avenue on City Island in the Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.885.0300 / www.seashorerestaurant.com


* TBD _ Patricia's Restaurant - Bronx Romantic Italian Restaurants for Valentine's Day

Description. There's Patricia's, which is an old time Italian restaurant with a wide selection of wines. Valentine's Day / romantic restaurants in the Morris Park neighborhood of the East Bronx.

V DAY SPECIAL 2022 _ I didn't see any V Day specials posted, but it's a warm, comfortable Italian restaurant with good food.

Location. At 1082 Morris Park Avenue in the heart of the Morris Park neighborhood of the East Bronx.

Contact. Tel - 718.409.9069 / www.patriciasofmorrispark.com


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