We all know a Valentine Grinch or two — the folks who grumble about heart-shaped chocolate boxes and Hallmark holidays. “The sheer commercialism of it all!” they shout. “Who’s being manipulated by a stationery-confectionary-floral cabal? Yoo hoo! You, that’s who!”
Hey, we all could use a little extra affection these days. It’s been a grim, grey last few weeks. Sparkling wine, fragrant flowers and a night on the town? Yes, please.
In fact, here are a dozen fabulous new restaurants — 12 long-stemmed, date-night beauties that opened in the last year and are guaranteed to sweep your sweetheart off his or her respective feet, not just in February but for months to come.