Do Valentine’s Day the Locals Way.

Valentine’s Day is February 14th and we’re taking you on a tour of some of our favorite unique eateries and experiences that only locals would know. Ditch the traditional bouquet of roses and pricey, boring dinner. From rooftop bars to secret underground restaurants, here’s our list of spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the locals way.

Upstairs at the Kimberly – New York

Upstairs at the Kimberly new york city Valentines Day the Locals way

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NYC rooftop in the winter for Valentine’s Day? Yep. Upstairs at the Kimberly has heated floors, a retractable glass ceiling and 360 degree views of Mid-Town all from 30 stories high up. Dine on swanky small plates and crafted cocktails that will be sure to seal the deal. You’re welcome. 145 E 50th St 31st Fl New York, NY 10022

Alinea – Chicago

Alinea Chicago Valentine's Day Locals Way

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Alinea isn’t just one of the best restaurants in Chicago, but the entire world. Featured in the first episode of the second season of “Chef’s Table” on Netflix, Chef Grant Achatz doesn’t serve food, he serves edible artistic creations. If you’re lucky enough to score a reservation, take it. It could be months before another opens up. 1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Perch LA – Los Angeles

Perch Los Angeles Rooftop Valentine's Day

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Perch is located in DTLA with some of the best 360 degree views of the city. The restaurant, which is French-inspired, is amazing. But, the real treat is after dinner one floor higher on the secondary rooftop where there is a bar, fire pits, furniture and mind-blowing cocktails. You’ve just been let in on one of the biggest local secrets in the city. Enjoy. Perch is the perfect place for a Valentine’s Day getaway. 448 Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Hugo’s Cellar – Las Vegas

Hugo's Cellar Las Vegas Romantic Valentine's Day

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Hugo’s Cellar inside the Four Queens in Downtown Las Vegas is one of the city’s oldest fine-dining and romantic restaurants. The entrance is located right off the casino floor with a staircase leading down to the “cellar” where you’re immediately transported back to the Vegas “golden age”. Waiters are in tuxedos and stiff cocktails are made just the way it was back in the day. Every lady receives a rose and some dishes are prepared table side. Chivalry isn’t dead at Hugo’s. It is still a sight to see. Four Queens, 202 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Foreign Cinema – San Francisco

Foreign Cinema San Francisco Valentin's Day Locals Way

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Dinner and then a movie? How about dinner AND a movie? Foreign Cinema in San Francisco is the perfect Valentine’s Day spot for a romantic evening. Every night a different movie is shown in the outdoor courtyard where diners can enjoy seasonal cuisine that has been raved about since 1999. 2534 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94110

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