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Top 10 North Shore Spots To Treat Your Valentine on Staten Island!

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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.

Alfonso’s Bakery

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.

Honor Wines

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!

Waterfalls Restaurant

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!

Blue Restaurant

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.

Check out my dining review!

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!

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Honor Wines


As the only “organic” wine shop on Staten Island, Honor Wines sells a wide variety of organic wine, and only sells wine from growers who specialize in small-yield, well-crafted, natural wines from small farms and businesses, where do I find this shop?

  • 36 Bay Street, Staten Island New York 10301
  • Hours: Monday-Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 12:00-9:00pm, Sunday: 12:00- 5:00pm
  • Weekly tastings every Friday: 5:00-8:00pm

Honor Wines is owned and operated by native Staten Islanders, Lorie and Robert Honor, and is located in the heart of St. George. Offering quality wines at affordable prices, Honor Wines is a warm, inviting and authentic place, owned by individuals who strive to build relationships with their customers and are committed to their neighborhood.



SINY North Shore Buzz – Honor Wines In St.George

Join SINY North Shore expert Holly Wiesner Olivieri as she interviews people, businesses and homes in Staten Island’s North Shore community. This episode highlights helpful informative tips about wine, from owner Lori Honor, in her cozy warm organic wine boutique located in St.George, across from the Staten Island Ferry.

Meet one of St. George’s newest small businesses, Honor Wines; a “organic” wine shop that opened in the heart of St. George just over one year ago. Located at 36 Bay Street and directly across street from the Staten Island Ferry, Honor Wines provides the greenest borough with organic, natural and sustainable wines, derived from small-yield crops, hand-harvested grapes and traditional methods of farming. In this episode of North Shore Buzz, Holly interviews Lorie Honor, owner, who explains the difference between organic and conventional wines, the proper way to pour and taste wine, and the relationship between wine and food. For more information on Honor Wines, visit their website at www.honorwines.com.