Looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening in Albany, New York? Follow our Valentine’s Day Things To Do guide for romantic downtown Albany dining, attractions, and accommodations, ideal for an intimate getaway with your loved one. Best of all, these romantic restaurants and attraction options are just a short distance from our downtown Albany hotel, ensuring guests won’t have to travel far to enjoy an intimate evening out.

Follow our detailed guide below for the most romantic things to do this Valentine’s Day in Albany!

Decadent Dining

Angelo’s 677 Prime

a grilled steak with seasoning

For fine dining at its best, Angelo’s 677 Prime is a spectacular experience, blending chef-driven cuisine with delicious wines and drinks and a gracious staff. This upscale eatery serves up an eclectic selection of contemporary takes on steakhouse classics, seafood portions like Ahi Tuna and King Salmon, and an extensive wine list. Call (518) 427-7463 for more details.

City Beer Hall (Beer Garden and Gastro Pub)

Just a short walk from our downtown Albany hotel is City Beer Hall, a two-story eatery that serves up tasty dishes, refreshing brews, and delicious drinks, accommodating a laid-back Valentine’s Day experience. For more details, contact (518) 449-2337.


Enjoy an intimate meal with your loved one at McGuire’s, an elegant setting preparing an eclectic selection of seafood and steak entrees, classic pub dishes, and an impressive wine and drink list. Mcguire’s also locally sources many of its ingredients, including in-season greens and vegetables. Call (518) 463-2100 for reservations. 

Mio Posto

This downtown osteria is located in the heart of downtown Albany and features a menu of locally sourced premium ingredients that changes daily. You and your valentine will love Mio Posto’s friendly setting, with a classic brick wall interior and warm features. Contact (518) 542-7581 for more information.

Rain Modern Chinese

Take in a serving of traditional Chinese dishes or new innovative creations at Rain Modern Chinese in downtown Albany. Enjoy authentic Cantonese dishes from Hoison Glazed Pork Belly Bao, classic General Tso, roasted duck breast, and much more in a modern dining setting. Call (518) 729-4827 for more details.

Restaurant Navona

Wood fire pizza Margharita

An intimate, fireside atmosphere serving up homemade, fresh Italian cuisine is what you can expect at Restaurant Navona. This cozy eatery features a menu of fresh wood-fired Mediterranean and Modern Italian fare using locally sourced products and ingredients from throughout New York. For reservations, contact (518) 435-0202.


Serving up mouthwatering dishes of American cuisine with an Indonesian blend is Yono’s, an elegant dining experience in downtown Albany. Choose from a decadent selection of first, second, and main course entrees ranging from savory duck breast to fresh seafood and lamb. Yono’s dining area is an idyllic space for a Valentine’s Day meal. For more information, call (518) 436-7747.

Romantic Attractions & Events

Albany Symphony – Romeo & Juliet | Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 11, 3 p.m.

Attend a beautifully orchestrated performance of Romeo & Juliet by the Albany Symphony at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, as Shakespeare’s classic of forbidden love is brilliantly performed by the Capital Region’s only professional symphony orchestra. For more info on tickets, contact (518) 694-3300.

Empire Skate Plaza

a girl ice skating on an ice rink

Glide along the ice with your loved one at the Empire “Skate” Plaza, a large downtown ice-skating rink that features unparalleled views of the downtown Albany cityscape. No skates? No problem. Skate rentals are also available. The rink is open throughout the winter and is open on Valentine’s Day from 11 am to 8 pm. Call (518) 473-6299 for more information.

The Saratoga Winery

Sample wine and enjoy good company at this cozy Saratoga winery, which produces their own melomel, red, and white wines. The Saratoga Winery presents a cozy and rustic interior, perfect for a day of warming up and enjoying drinks at the wine bar with your valentine. The Saratoga Winery will be open from 11 am to 7 pm this Valentine’s Day. Contact (518) 584-9463 for more information.

Charming Downtown Accommodations

4garden guestroomOur Guestrooms

Each Guestroom at the Morgan State House is as unique as the last, with intimately appointed fixtures and decor, charming amenities like cozy pressed-cotton linens draped across the beds and functioning fireplaces placed snugly in several of the rooms. Enjoy convenient amenities throughout each room, including continental breakfast and plush terry bathrobes and towels that will leave you and your loved one relaxed and rejuvenated.

And with our special Romance Getaway package, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne and discount vouchers to area restaurants and shops to go along with your stay at The Morgan State House.

Still searching for something to do this Valentine’s Day?

Visit our Albany, New York Travel Guide for more places to eat, play, and see. And be sure to visit our specials page, complete with warm, winter offers.