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Garden City: Valentine x 5

The exterior of the The Garden City Hotel,

The exterior of the The Garden City Hotel, which offers upscale lodging on Seventh Street in Garden City. (Dec. 9, 2010) Photo Credit: Jason Andrew

Ah, romance.

The Garden City Hotel hosts a quintet of Valentine celebrations this weekend, from Sunday brunch to overnighters complete with in-room Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

You also can choose a Valentine's Day dinner at Rein, the hotel's restaurant. Chef Steven De Bruyn's dinner on Monday, Feb. 14 is $95 per person. The price includes a bottle of Champagne, keepsake Champagne flutes, a box of housemade chocolate truffles and a rose for each couple. There will be a strolling violinist for serenades. Reservations are necessary.

The menu choices on Valentine's Day, and for a Saturday-and-Sunday "let's fall in love" dinner ($75 plus tax and tip), include a cocktail of lemongrass-poached shrimp and crab claws, creamy potato-leek soup with a lobster timbale, Chateaubriand for two, wild salmon, roasted baby chicken breasts, and a lamb trio of rack, loin and shank.

For $299 plus tax,  you may sample the "love and dreams" couple's retreat: overnight accommodations and breakfast for two, available Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For $399: "all for love" with accommodations and dinner, avaliable on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday brunch is $69 plus tax and tip. Among the selections: a seafood special of lobster, snow crab claws, jumbo shrimp, smoked salmon and whitefish; sushi; dim sum; pastas; prime rib; omelets; Belgian waffles and French toast, washed down with unlimited Mimosas, Screwdrivers and Bloody Marys.

The Garden City Hotel is at 45 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-747-3000.

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