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A Valentine's Day dining guide made for two

the chocolate milk punch at betony

the chocolate milk punch at betony Credit: The chocolate milk punch at Betony.

From the city’s newest openings to cooking classes designed for two, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day needs covered.

Betony five-course tasting menu
The artful five-course tasting menu at one of last year’s most esteemed openings is sure to impress your better half, as are Eamon Rockey’s creative potations, such as the crystal-clear chocolate milk punch and the fragrant Chanel No. 5. cocktail, concocted specifically for the occasion. $195 per person. 41 W. 57th St., 212-465-2400, betony-nyc.com

Dinner and a movie at BAM
If dinner and a movie is more your speed, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s low-key V-Day event may be just the ticket. For $69, you get a seat to the 1941 movie “The Lady Eve,” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, followed or preceded by supper and a champagne toast at the downstairs BAMcafé. Screenings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., dinner service at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene, 718-636-4100, bam.org

Cheap eats at Cull & Pistol
If you can ditch work early, make a beeline for the Chelsea Market, where everything from pricey Kumamotos to plump Beau Soleils are just $1 between 4 and 6 p.m. at this upscale fish shack. 75 Ninth Ave., 646-568- 1223, cullandpistol.com

Hecho en Dumbo 4-course prix fixe
Skip the tired box of bonbons in favor of a savory four-course meal crafted around Mexico’s indigenous cocoa bean. Fear not, there’s also chocolate cake. Who am I kidding? Buy the bonbons, too. $55 per person. 354 Bowery, 212-937-4245, hechoendumbo.com

Kin Shop three-course prix fixe
You can bank on Season 1 “Top Chef” alum Harold Dieterle’s Thai-inspired dishes, such as tom yum soup dumplings, and octopus and pork stir fry, to stimulate your senses. Save room for one of the sugary desserts. Particularly festive is the sweet Sri Lankan love cake. $60 per person, $45 wine pairing. 469 Sixth Ave., 212-675-4295, kinshopnyc.com

Louro seven-course prix fixe
Here’s hoping your date has a happier ending than Romeo and Juliet, whose doomed affair influenced chef David Santos’ cocoa-cured Branzino dish, part of his “tragic lovers of history” menu, with a focus on edible aphrodisiacs such as chocolate and honey. $95 per person. 142 W. 10th St., 212-206-0606, louronyc.com

Mu Ramen four-course prix fixe at Bricktown Bagel
Husband-and-wife team Joshua Smookler (Bouley, Per Se) and Heidy He (Nobu, Buddakan) are serving up Japanese-style comfort food at their new L.I.C. bagel shop pop-up, with a gift of balloons and red roses for female patrons. $75 per person, BYOB. 5106 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, 917-868-8903, ramennyc.wix.com/popup

Fashion and food at the Brooklyn Museum
After checking out “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” (through Feb. 23), settle in for dinner at the museum’s new restaurant, Saul, for seasonal, new American dishes and a few surprises from the chef. Six courses, $125 per person. 200 Eastern Pkwy. Prospect Heights, 718-935- 9842, saulrestaurant.com

Date at the Jazz Room
The General’s downstairs lounge is banking on old-school glamour to put you in the mood for love, with live music from crooner Chris Norton, specialty cocktails mixed tableside, a dimly lit dining room and cushy banquette seats. Here’s looking at you, kid. $75 per person. 199 Bowery, 212-271-7101, emmgrp.com

Institute of Culinary Education cooking class
Like the idea of preparing your own Valentine’s vittles? Try one of the several class offerings at I.C.E. this month. You and your partner can learn proper culinary techniques for everything from the perfect pizza to coriander-crusted pork. Prices from $115 per person. 50 W. 23rd St., 212-847-0700, ice.edu

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