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It should come as no surprise to hear that scoring a Valentine table at one the city’s top restaurants is one of the toughest tricks in town. What most people aren’t aware of is that many of those same eateries cater to a dirty little secret:  take out. So if tonight’s lovey-dovey dinner is only entering your brain as you read this, fear not: you can indulge in some of the same amazing food at a slightly closer table while pretending it was the original plan all along.

Allmenus.com houses the largest selection of menus in New York, making the online ordering process easy and the delivery efficient. Here are just a few suggestions for all you late-to-the-table romantics.

One If By Land Two If By Sea is renowned for seasonal American cuisine as well as for hosting some of the city’s most romantic meals, but what’s more romantic than the privacy of your own home? Choose from a three course prix-fixe or chef’s tasting menu – just don’t forget the towering chocolate soufflé.

Don’t want to go out in the cold to buy a bottle of champagne? Let the bubbly come to you. Flute’s take out menu has a list of more than 100 types of champagne, including the grande dames: Krug, Cristal, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, and Dom. There’s also an enticing array of apps to complement the champers: smoked salmon, caviar and chocolate crepes.

If hearty Italian is more of what you crave, let Mario Batali treat you to Babbo’s signature over-the-top Roman-style trattoria menu (deconstructed Osso Buco For Two anyone?) — complete with wine pairing suggestions.

Now all you’ll need to do is light some candles and take all the credit. That’s amore!


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