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These Romantic Local Restaurants Are Perfect Valentine’s Day Destinations

February 4, 2021

Near our Octagon apartments, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by a bustling culinary scene with restaurants ranging from casual hangouts to the finest romantic destinations. The latter will certainly come in handy later this month when we’re all looking for a romantic spot to take our special someone!

This Valentine’s Day, check out these romantic restaurants near your Octagon apartment for an intimate meal that you’ll never forget, or order takeout for a restaurant-quality meal at home. These restaurants offer delicious dining, impeccable service and jaw-dropping décor to boot!

Maiella, located at 4610 Center Blvd, Long Island City which is 10 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is a sophisticated waterfront bar and restaurant crafting contemporary Italian dishes and cocktails.

Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant, serves authentic Italian dishes with a modern flair and the freshest ingredients. It sits at the base of the iconic Pepsi sign in Gantry State Park and features spectacular city views. Designed by a leading New York City architecture firm Bluarch, the rustic space features seating for up to 180 guests inside and almost 100 guests in the outdoor terrace.

Loi Estiatorio, located at 132 W 58th St, New York which is 16 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is known for its traditional Greek seafood and other classics in refined preparations served in sleek, minimalist digs.

Based on her culinary philosophy, Chef Loi’s menu features fresh, healthy ingredients including a selection of recipes from her latest book, ‘The Greek Diet.’ Here, olive oil, yogurt, wine, herbs and spices, beans, nuts, seafood and other proteins, fruits and vegetables all come together to exemplify the vibrant flavors of Greek cuisine.


4610 Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 606-1770

Loi Estiatorio

132 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

(212) 713-0015

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