Where To Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the North Shore of Staten Island
Every February 14th, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Long celebrated as a day of romance, February 14 is usually a day dedicated to expressing one’s affection for their sweetheart.
Whether you are planning a grand gesture of romance or have something simple yet meaningful in mind, here are my top 10 picks on Staten Island’s North Shore for those who are hoping to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one!
Clark’s House of Flowers
1875 Victory Blvd | (718) 442-6453 | website
Sam Gregorio’s Florist
814 Forest Ave | (718) 447-7673 | website
Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without red roses- the traditional symbol for love and romance. Staten Island’s North Shore has florists that are there to help you send the perfect message of love.
1899 Victory Boulevard | (718) 273-8802 | website
If you’re not in the mood for chocolates, check out Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe for delicious Valentine’s Day fondant cakes, heart-shaped cookies, Valentine’s Day themed cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries and other scrumptious treats.
Joe and Pat’s Pizzeria
1758 Victory Blvd | (718) 981-0887 | website
If you love thin crispy pizza, definitely try Joe and Pat’s heart-shaped pizza for a romantic spin this Valentine’s. Family owned and operated since established in 1960.
36 Bay Street | (718) 954-0452 | website
If you’re looking to celebrate with a toast this February 14th, check out Honor Wines. Lori’s top picks for Valentine’s Day include champagne, sparkling rose or Cremants. Check out my video interview with Lori!
2012 Victory Blvd. | (718) 815-7200 | website
Spend Valentine’s Day enjoying Italian cuisine prepared by a family owned business, with old style recipes passed down from generation to generation. Reservations required. Love artichokes…must try the scrumptious stuffed artichoke!
1115 Richmond Terrace | (718) 273-7777
Enjoy a special three-course dinner and a beautiful view of the North Shore waterfront to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. http://www.bluerestaurantnyc.com/menus/valentines-day-menu/ for information on how to make a reservation.
Beans and Leaves Café
422 Forest Avenue | (718) 448-0276 | Yelp
A must try, a great place that the locals love…Valentine’s Day treats available, red velvet cocoa and lattes and red velvet pancakes and waffles. For those who want to add a personal touch to their night out, call ahead and the staff will work with you to provide the perfect atmosphere and ambiance for you and your date.
Lee Sims Chocolates
422 Manor Road | (718) 448-9276 | website
Lee Sims a must have for homemade delicious chocolates. Tradition and four generations family owned and operated. Valentine’s Day treats include chocolate covered strawberries, cherry cordials and so much more. My new favorite: the Peanut Butter Smoothie- chocolate coated whipped peanut butter with crushed peanuts on top. Scrumptious!
A Valentine’s Day Cabaret: Love Songs, Showtunes, and Standards at The St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street | (718) 442-2900 | Visit The St. George Theater’s website more details.
The Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre will bring a weekend of romance to the St. George Theatre in a Valentine’s Day Cabaret: Love Songs, Showtunes, and Standards, on February 13, 14 and 15, 2015. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 718-442-2900.
If you find yourself on Staten Island for Valentine’s and fall in love (that is, with Staten Island), please don’t hesitate to contact me!