Special Dinners for Your Special Someone
There are so many incredible multi-course prix fixe menus and Valentine’s-centric meals this year. We love how many restaurants are offering something super-special for the ultimate date night.
Big Cedar Lodge
There’s a lot going on at Big Cedar Lodge. If a gourmet meal is what you’re after, you can make reservations to taste the special five-course Valentine’s Day menus at The Worman House Bistro, the five-course menu at Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock, or the four-course menu at Devil’s Pool Restaurant.
Char Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Char’s special Valentine’s Day menu features everybody’s favorite aphrodisiac: oysters. They are featured among upgrade options on the special four-course menu, which also includes Chilean sea bass, four steak options, prime beef carpaccio, Caesar salad and more. Oh, and there’s dessert, of course, like the decadent chocolate mousse. Call for reservations.
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
The Valentine’s Day Wine & Dine at Canyon Grill Restaurant features a five-course meal, wine pairings and “a crackling fire and the breathtaking view of Indian Cliff Falls.” Sounds delightful!
For the cheese-lover in your life, reserve a spot for the Cheesy Candlelight Dinner at Druff’s on February 14. The menu includes an appetizer, sandwiches, soups and dessert. Reservations required.
They’re celebrating Valentine’s Day early on Saturday, February 11 at The Finley. The special meal is a four-course prix fixe menu that looks incredible. Options include an appetizer called Wontons Three Ways (seared sesame tuna and avocado, pork belly and pickled carrot, and pulled duck with lingonberry), smoked prime rib, grilled salmon, brownie parfaits with fresh berries and blackberry liqueur, and more. Reservations are required.
Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar
From February 10 through February 14, Fire & Ice is offering a special four-course meal that includes either wine or beer. Menu options feature grilled mahi oahu, French Quarter beef medallions, fried spinach, caesar salad, Basque cheesecake and more. Reservations are recommended.
During Valentine's Weekend at Harvest, you can get a luxurious four-course prix fixe meal, with the option to add wine pairings if you want. They’ll even make adjustments for vegetarian diets if you let them know in advance. At press time, seatings were sold out for February 14 but were still available for February 10, 11 and 13.
Level 2 Steakhouse
The Romantic Dinner for Two at Level 2 Steakhouse is available from February 10 through 14, and it features shrimp cocktail, salad, filet mignon, lobster tail, three sides of your choice and strawberry cheesecake for dessert.
MaMa Jean’s Natural Market
The Vegan Valentine Dinner menu at MaMa Jean’s is entirely vegan and gluten-free. Each single-person meal (which should be ordered in advance and picked up from the East Sunshine location) includes vegan seitan steak, drunken noodles, miso roasted carrots, chili garlic mushrooms, a vegan chocolate brownie, and ganache cups topped with chocolate-covered strawberries.
St. Michael’s Restaurant and Italian Catering
For folks who want to celebrate the holiday at home with the whole fam, St. Michael’s Restaurant and Italian Catering is offering Valentine’s Day take-home meals to feed four to five people. You choose a pasta (Rigatoni in tomato cream sauce, gnocchi in mushroom-sage sauce, or cheese lasagna) and also get meatballs, salad, bread and a mini cake. There are tons of mini cake options, including the famous banana cake, lemon-blueberry cake, and a Valentine’s Day special strawberry cake. Call in advance to reserve catering.
The five-course Valentine’s Day meal at The Order at Hotel Vandivort was designed by James Beard–nominated chef Calvin Davis. Wine pairings are optional. They describe the event as “an atmospheric dinner with live music accompaniment and the freshest flavors in town.” Be sure to make a reservation.
The Pie Safe
This Carthage bakery is hosting a Galentine Tea event. Grab your favorite friends and enjoy tea sandwiches, desserts, coffee and a nice selection of teas. You can reserve a spot on February 8–11 and 15–18.
During the A Foxy Valentine event at The Royal, Dylan Fox is on hand as guest bartender. The evening features exclusive cocktails, a special food menu and music on vinyl. Make reservations for this Saturday, February 11 event.
The Vineyard Market
You get a romantic four-course meal with French wine pairings at The Vineyard Market’s Valentine's Wine Dinner on February 14 at 5 p.m. The menu looks delish and includes salad, salmon, ribeye, filet mignon and crème brûlée and chocolate ganache for dessert. And for the ultimate romantic dinner details, there will be candlelight and rose petals. Reservations required.