Indoor dining is returning to New York City on Valentine’s Day, but many of our favorite hotel restaurants have introduced cozy and magical outdoor dining setups. From chalets surrounding an ice skating rink on an iconic Brooklyn rooftop to meals and movies among a coniferous woodland below The High Line, we’ve rounded up the best spots for an intimate wintertime date night.👇
Après-ski has arrived in NYC! If we’re making the trip to Times Square, it’s definitely for this pink ski-themed experience at the iconic Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge atop the Moxy Hotel (@moxytimessquare). Perched 18 floors above the bustling city streets, enjoy a toasty and neon-lit meal on the Insta-worthy carousel. On weekends, enjoy a brunch array reminiscent of those found at a posh ski lodge – that also happens to have a pink aesthetic. Split a plate of Pink Smores, sip a Pink Hot Chocolate, and don’t forget the Pink AF Pancake Stack topped with cotton candy.
Enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of Manhattan from across the East River at Winter Village, the seasonal pop-up at Westlight. Twenty three stories above Williamsburg at The William Vale (@thewilliamvale), this winter escape boasts cozy chalets surrounding Vale Rink, the hotel’s skating rink installation. Snuggle up in private, heated chalets while noshing on alpine-style fondue and enjoying seasonal cocktails. The glass-paned chalets also allow for the ultimate people-watching experience, as you and your partner can watch skaters whiz by.
The swanky grounds of The Standard, High Line have been transformed into a lush forest of pine trees and twinkling lights. Lounge on fur-covered chairs that surround each socially-distanced set-up. Hot toddies, fondue, warm cookies, and a full menu of The Standard Grill fare are perfect for sharing while playing board or card games at the dinner table. Once finished, make your way to the outdoor theater (Flix in The Forest) to bundle up in blankets and enjoy fan favorite and cult classic movies. Order a hot cocoa or warm mulled cider, and be sure to try the buttery (and complimentary!) popcorn.