Davio’s pastry chef Genevieve Meli is known for her intricate constructions that look almost too good to eat (almost). If you’re planning to make the night extra special with a proposal, hide the ring inside the Gold & Glitter Chocolate Box ($40), dusted with gold and filled with handmade bonbons, available through Feb. 14. 447 Lexington Ave.
If you’re hitting the town with a group head to Pergola, which has shed the good-girl charm of its flower shop origins and brims with sexy sophistication. Parties of five can get a bottle of Moet Chandon, two carafes of cocktails,a Mediterranean tastingplatter and strawberry hearts kabobs ($325).36 W. 28th St.
Root & Boneis for the couple who have been together long enough that Feb. 14 doesn’t have to be an over-the-top affair. The prix fixe menu ($65 pp, $95 with pairings) of comfort food with a Southern twist includes lobster corn spoon bread with buttermilk cream and Janine’s Meatloaf, made with short ribs and accompanied by a note about how it brought chefs Jeff and Janine together. 200 E. Third St.
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Whether you want your Khaleesi moment or as a screw-you gesture at love, sink your teeth into Wagyu beef heart as part of Church Street Tavern’s six-course tasting menu ($170 for two). They’re also dishing up pumpkin bisque, which sounds plenty sexy in this weather, and seared scallops in uni beurre blanc. 313 Church St.