DINING OUT: Romantic spots to dine on Valentine’s Day in Bay Ridge
The recipe for romance is a venerable one, coined in the Middle Ages in Persia by poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam – “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.”
Nearly a millennium later, lovers are still wooing their beloveds with food, though now, very often, in a restaurant setting, where candlelight, chocolate and whispered conversation combine to set the stage, no time more than on Valentine’s Day.
In Brooklyn, there is no shortage of restaurants where ambiance and fine food work together to kindle romance. Here are a few of our favorites, in a neighborhood chock-full of fine restaurants, Bay Ridge.
Tanoreen, 7523 Third Avenue, 718-748-5600, is cozy and comfortable, and its food is stellar. From herb-inflected fattoush to the eatery’s off-the-menu, open-secret appetizer plate, to its lamb and chicken kabobs, everything is fresh and fabulous, as bright as the Mediterranean sun.