For a grand time, spend an evening at 1911, one of the eight dining spots at The Imperial. Everything from the Art Deco-inspired interiors to the service (that’s intuitive without being intrusive) inspires romance at this restaurant. And this Valentine’s Day, you can skip the hassle of ordering through the extensive menu and bet on the buffet dinner curated for this very occasion. The buffet will bring you the best of European, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines with delicacies such as deep sea oysters, Himalayan cheese boards and sushis. Wash it down with a glass of sparkling wine and end your evening with handmade chocolates and Valentine tarts for the occasion at the Imperial Patisserie.
The Imperial, Janpath. Website
Fio Cookhouse and Bar, Nehru Place
This restaurant in Nehru Place is ideal for a night of lively fun. A short flight of stairs leads you through a quiet tree-lined corridor to the spacious outdoor seating space. Inside, you can jam to tunes playing in the backdrop and enjoy light banter under the intense gold lighting. And with everything from Italian and French to seafood options, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food.
R-1, MRTS, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station. Website
Fig and Maple, Greater Kailash
An indoor as well as an open-air area offer the best of both worlds at this rooftop space. Both sections are lit up by fairy lights running across the ceiling. Chef Radhika Khandelwal has championed a zero-waste menu for the restaurant that’ll feed every locavore’s appetite. Enjoy a modern take on indigenous Indian ingredients such as moringa and pathar ke phool, and sip on a gin (or ten) from the 70 infusions on the menu.
M-27, E Block Rd, Block M, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash. Website
Colocal Café, Dhan Mill
If you’re looking to spice things up with an aphrodisiac, head to this cosy spot in Dham Mill compound. Enjoy an indulgent meal with burgers, sourdough pizzas and handmade pasta, then dive into dessert. The café only uses housemade bean-to-bar chocolate for their desserts and dishes. Get a fondue platter to share, or pick from a range of cheesecakes, tarts and baked cakes.
Shed no. 21b, the dhan mill compound, 100 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur. Website