Valentine’s Day Meal: $147 for 2

Zagat survey finds 44 percent plan to dine out February 14.

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

The price of love just keeps getting steeper and steeper.

The New York Daily News reports that Zagat’s Valentine’s Day Dining Survey—a first for the restaurant-guide company—shows New Yorkers plan to fork over $147 on dinner for two this February 14, and that doesn’t include the $88 they’ll spend on gifts.

Best book your reservation now: Zagat finds 44 percent of those surveyed plan to dine out that evening, according to the newspaper. Just 11 percent of couples say they’ll go Dutch on the check. 

Hmm . . . in that case, why, yes, we will order that second bottle of wine. And our own dessert, too.

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First Published January 27, 2012

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