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Eat your heart out: Dine on hearts this Valentine's Day in NYC

You call yourself a romantic, but you don't show your loved one how much you care by ordering hearts for dinner? Get with the program!

And no, we're not talking about chocolate hearts.

Beef heart tartare with grated egg yolk at Fedora

This restaurant in the Happy Cooking family will
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This restaurant in the Happy Cooking family will be serving an elegant dish for Valentine's Day that's sure to get anyone's blood pumping. Beef heart tartare will be served with grated egg yolk. This special dish is sure to excite! $17. 239 W. 4th St., 646-449-9336, fedoranyc.com

Grilled hatsu (heart) at Takashi

Takashi in the West Village has made a
Photo Credit: Takashi

Takashi in the West Village has made a name for itself as the place to go for beef and especially obscure and out-of-the-box cuts/parts (for example, the testicargot, which are bull testicles escargot-style, pictured). They also serve grilled chicken hearts for $14. 456 Hudson St., 212-414-2929, takashinyc.com

Cow heart anticucho at Lima's Taste

This popular Peruvian restaurant in the West Village
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This popular Peruvian restaurant in the West Village always serves the popular street food anticucho. They make one version with beef hearts, served skewered and grilled with potatoes and green hot sauce. This is a not-to-be-missed dish. $12. 122 Christopher St., 212-242-0010.

Heart-shaped achy breaky heart roll at CATCH

Not into eating animals organs? It's OK, we
Photo Credit: CATCH

Not into eating animals organs? It's OK, we understand. And you can still eat hearts without actually eating hearts. At CATCH, for example, impress your date with heart-shaped sushi. The special achy breaky heart roll is a spicy tuna, tempura and avocado roll topped with seared tuna and balsamic kabayaki (eel). 21 Ninth Ave., 212-392-5978, emmgrp.com/restaurants/catch

Pincho de Cueta at La Vara

This Brooklyn Jewish/Spanish restaurant has one menu dish
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This Brooklyn Jewish/Spanish restaurant has one menu dish that's great for the heart-lovers. Pincho de Cueta is grilled chicken hearts with fresh herb salad and a lime-date vinaigrette. $13. 268 Clinton St., Cobble Hill, 718-422-0065, lavarany.com

Heart-shaped baguette at Il Buco Alimentari

Show your love without getting into animal organs
Photo Credit: Il Buco Alimentari

Show your love without getting into animal organs with this gorgeous heart-shaped baguette from Il Buco Alimentari, the sister market and cafe and market to the restaurant Il Buco. In addition to being romantic, these baguettes, available in three flavors (plain, Parmesan, chocolate with Amaretto-soaked cherries) are delicious. $5. Available now through Feb. 14. 53 Great Jones St., 212-837-2622, ilbucovineria.com

Heart-shaped baguette at Breads Bakery

Breads Bakery is also making heart-shaped baguettes for
Photo Credit: Breads Bakery

Breads Bakery is also making heart-shaped baguettes for the love birds among us. $11.95. 18 E. 16th St., 212-633-2253, breadsbakery.com

Beeting Hearts cocktail at RedFarm and Decoy

Here's a festive and intoxicating way into your
Photo Credit: Kendra Borowski

Here's a festive and intoxicating way into your date's heart. Both RedFarm locations and the downstairs Hudson Street neighbor Decoy are serving the Beeting Hearts cocktail for two for Valentine's Day. Absolut Elyx is made with beet juice, Aperol, apple juice, lime juice, ginger syrup and egg white and topped with little hearts made of atomized beet juice. Precious. $20. 529 Hudson and 2170 Broadway, 212-792-9700 and 212-724-9700, redfarmnyc.com

Red heart ravioli at Davio's

This Midtown Italian restaurant is serving goat cheese
Photo Credit: Davio's

This Midtown Italian restaurant is serving goat cheese ravioli shaped into pretty red hearts this Valentine's Day. Isn't that just so sweet? Well, this is a savory dish, but you get the point. It's part of a $69 four-course prix-fixe. 447 Lexington Ave., 212-661-4810, davios.com/nyc

Beef heart anticucho at Llama Inn

The brand new Brooklyn spot serves several types
Photo Credit: Llama Inn via Instagram

The brand new Brooklyn spot serves several types of anticucho -- a popular Peruvian street food -- including a beef heart variety with aji panca and rocoto salsa. $4; 50 Withers St., Williamsburg, 718-387-3434, llamainnnyc.com

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