By The Foodies
As Valentine’s Day draws nearer, Cupid’s arrow often turns from the heart to the stomach. How better to wine and dine your special somebody than with a night out on the town at one of Huntington’s fabulous restaurants?
That’s where we come in.
To whomever is making the date in your party, don’t delay – when you see the one for you, don’t dilly-dally; just pick up the phone and book your table ASAP. Love’s greatest holiday is also a dining bonanza, and the closer you get to Feb. 14, the harder a table is to get.
So, without further ado, some of our favorites:
(15 Wall Street, Huntington / 631-549-0055)
You know our rule at Jonathan’s – pick what you’re in the mood for, and prepare to be wowed. Spread the love and share the secret with a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Starters on a special menu include Squash Soup with spiced walnuts and balsamic drizzle ($9), classic Oysters Rockefeller ($16), and organic seared sea scallops with a roasted tomato/pepper compote and 15-year balsamic ($17). Main courses include Risotto di Mare ($34), a medley of organic scallops, PEI mussels, clams, shrimp, sweet prawn and saffron; homemade spaghetti ($28) with sweet water prawns, red/yellow grape tomatoes and broccoli rabe; sea bass ($34) with roasted potatoes, cipollini, caramelized radish and cranberry coulis; and don’t forget the 1-lb. bone-in rib of beef steak ($44) in Tito’s signature black truffle sauce and paired with a potato puree and asparagus.
(437 E. Main St., Centerport / 631-261-7663)
Mill Pond House is offering a $60 p.p., three-course prix-fixe on Feb. 14. For course one, choose from lobster bisque, beet salad, crispy fried calamari, fried artichoke hearts, Filet Mignon “Burnt Ends”, sushi rolls or tuna tartare from the raw bar, or classic shrimp cocktail. Supplements are available on the lump crabmeat cocktail and Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras; add $5 for either. Salad choices are Kale & Roasted Cauliflower Salad and the Mill Pond Chopped Salad. For the grand finale, they’ve got all of your bases covered, whether you’re hankering for pork, beef, chicken, fish, duck or a vegetarian delight. Supplements include a 2-lb. lobster, either broiled or steamed; or a 12-oz. filet mignon; add $15 for either.
(65 Wall St., Huntington / 631-385-9255)
If you’re in the mood for some dancing with your dinner, Black & Blue will be throwing a Valentine’s Day party featuring performances by The Boggs, starting at 9:30 p.m. See what the Best of Huntington winners for nightlight and happy hour are all about.
(69 Wall St., Huntington / 631-549-7074)
XO is making Valentine’s Day an all-day affair, starting with a $35 prix-fixe lunch from 1-5 p.m. and a $65 p.m. dinner fixe from 5 p.m.-close. At 9:30 p.m., Jukebox Explosion performs; and for romantic dessert possibilities, how can you deny ooey-gooey good fondue?
(117 New York Ave., Huntington / 631-385-1515)
Starting Thursday, Feb. 12, you’ll have five days to fall in love with at Prime. They’ll be offering an array of specials during an extended, nearly weeklong celebration through Feb. 16. Call ahead and reserve your sport or book your table online.
(7 Gerard St., Huntington / 631-385-8486)
Porto Vivo stretches out the celebration from Feb. 13-15, with a la carte dining featuring chef Joe Balbo’s “flirtatious specials.” Sounds like a good time to us.
(363 New York Ave., Huntington / 631-421-6900)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long from Feb. 13-15. Order from their regular menu or choose from romantic Valentine's Day specials: Apps include Polenta Fried Oysters with zucchini salsa and chipotle aioli, and beef carpaccio with arugula, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and lemon. Entrees include: Lobster and Roasted Beet Risotto, and Herbed Crusted Rack of Lamb with Chanterelle mushroom-stuffed shrimp, whipped potatoes, haricot verts and truffle Beurre Blanc. For dessert, they stick with the classics: chocolate-covered strawberries with fresh whipped cream.