Top Valentines in Queens

Valentine's Day Restaurants and Things To Do...

On Valentine's Day treat your honey to dinner or a night out at one of these romantic spots in Queens, New York.

01 of 08

Best Impress at Il Toscano Italian Restaurant in Douglaston

Il Toscano, Douglaston, Queens
Photo (c) John Roleke

If nothing else, your choice of Il Toscano on Valentine's evening will impress your date. It is one of the best restaurants in Queens, serving glorious northern Italian food. You will pay handsomely for the stellar service and top-quality food, but it is worth every penny.

  • Il Toscano, 42-05 235th St, Douglaston, 718-631-0300
02 of 08

A Valentine's Tango in Sunnyside

(c) Thalia Theatre

It will be hard to keep your dancing feet in your seat while you watch professional tango dancers pick up the tempo at the Thalia Theatre. On Valentine's Day, , there are performances of hot Argentine tango music and dancing, followed by a reception with wine and tapas. Sounds a whole lot sexier than a box of Whitman's Sampler chocolates. You might be inspired to take a lesson and tango yourself into some tangle.

03 of 08

Laughter Is the Language of Love

The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City hosts Valentine's inspired performances on the day and through the weekend.

04 of 08

Turn Up the Heat at Spicy and Tasty in Flushing

Spicy and Tasty Restaurant
Photo (c) John Roleke

Yaowza! Spicy & Tasty serves Sichuan food. That's real Chinese food. And the omnipresent Sichuan peppercorn is an amazing flavor. It's hot, but you can handle it. It will definitely jump-start your engines.

  • Spicy & Tasty, 39-07 Prince St, Flushing, 718-359-1601
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05 of 08

Best Fancy Night Out in Astoria Restaurants

Trattoria L'Incontro
Photo (c) Judith Klein of Foodista

Here's a sample of five great restaurants in Astoria for that special night. Enjoy!

06 of 08

Sweets for the Sweet at Eddie's Ice Cream in Forest Hills

Afraid your date will see through your age? Show off the best of the old-timers at this amazing '50s-era sweets shop. The hand-made ice cream is a throwback that's cause for revival.

  • Eddie's Sweet Shop, 10529 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, 718-520-8514
07 of 08

Get Knocked Up at LIC Bar

Err..I mean, get knocked over by old-school meets modern in one of the finest bars in NYC. Single-malt scotch, fine draft IPAs, and a cosmo for your frou-frou date. Yes, she'll be impressed by your insider knowledge.

  • LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101 - 718-786-5400
08 of 08

Wide-Eyed at Water's Edge Restaurant

Can't mesmerize your date with conversation? Then you need the view at Water's Edge to keep you both company. Service is either great or chaotic, but you two won't care as long as you gawk out the window over dinner or drinks.

  • Water's Edge, East River @ 44th Dr, Long Island City, 718-482-0033