WHERE TO EAT ON VALENTINE’S DAY
What could be better than gazing into your true love’s eyes over a table of delicious treats?
From the amuse-bouche to the sweet finale, here are some dining-out options for Valentine’s Day in the Boston area.
Call all restaurants ahead of time to check on complete offerings and pricing, and to inquire about reservations.
255 Tremont St., Boston
Catering to the romantics and the antis, Abby Lane will serve a three-course prix fixe menu on Feb. 14. Enjoy dishes such as scallop ceviche, pan-seared seabass, and New York strip of veal.
Dinner will be served 5:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. with an anti-Valentine’s Day party upstairs a 9 p.m. Cost is $55 per person.
40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge
Celebrate with ArtBar’s three-course menu. Start off with charcuterie for two, lobster bisque, or house made sweet potato gnocchi. For a main course, choose between scallop and bacon, cider glazed salmon, or pan roasted chicken breast. End with a chocolate tasting for two, New England cheese plate, or a trio of sorbet.
Available Feb. 14 only from 5 p.m.—10 p.m. for $50 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings.
One Seaport Lane, Boston
Aura is offering a three-course menu Feb. 14. Start off with an amuse bouche of salmon and caviar flan before indulging in a choice of three starters and three entrees, including raw bar for two, roasted tenderloin, lobster and asparagus risotto, and many more option. Save room for a dessert duo: Valrhona milk chocolate caramel cheesecake and white chocolate coconut panna cotta.
Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will cost $70 per person or $85 per person with wine pairings.
541 Tremont St., Boston
Why limit yourself to just one night—celebrate your loved one for “Four Days of Lovin’!” This 4-day love fest from Feb. 13- 16 will include brunches, dinners, live music, and an extensive and unique list of champagne choices.
Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m.—1 a.m. Thursday—Sunday
1205 Chestnut St., Newton
Share a Valentine’s Day meal with Biltmore’s dinner for two. The four-courses feature shared dishes including ménage a Carpaccio, scallop carbonara, fig and honeyed duck, and an ice cream sandwich dessert. The price is $100 per couple.
Available on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
5 Playstead Road, Medford
Bistro 5 is offering a sneak-peak to the Valentine’s Day menu by offering select items from Feb. 12-13. A prix fixe menu will be offered Feb. 14. Available between 5 p.m.—10 p.m.
Dinner will cost $65 per person for pre-Valentine’s menu. $85 for prix fixe Valentine’s menu.
131 Broad St., Boston
Blue Inc. is offering a sassy and sweet three-course Valentine’s Day menu. For $55 per person, choose from menu items such as black truffle and ricotta gnocchi, pan seared sea scallops, and sesame ginger braised short rib.
Dinner service begins at 5 p.m
109 399 Grove St., Newton
BOKX 109 will be serving up a four-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Some choices include oysters and caviar, dry-aged prime strip sirloin, and pan-roasted halibut. Available Feb. 14 from 5 p.m.-10:45 p.m.
Dinner will cost $70 per person.
62 Brookline Avenue, Boston
For lovers looking for more rustic, laid back fare, Cask n Flagon is offering hearty food for the soul. In addition to their regular menu, guests can choose from butternut squash coup ($4 for a cup, $7 for a bowl), beer battered shrimp ($10), pan-seared scallops with sun-dried risotto ($24), and steak frites ($22). Save room for their red velvet cheesecake ($7).
215 Charles St., Liberty Hotel, Boston
Cuddle up with your loved one in a jail cell turned cozy nook at the former Charles Street jail and present day Liberty Hotel. For $50 per person, enjoy crab leg amuse bouche, beef agnoletti, and more at Clink on the first floor.
Offered on Feb. 13-15 from 5 p.m.—11 p.m.
825 Washington St., Newton
This American-style bistro is offering family-friendly fare on Valentine’s Day. For those who want to bring the kids along, Cook is serving small plates and entrees including sweet and spicy peanuts ($5), lobster sliders ($6), and Faroe island salmon (25). Kids 12 years old and under can choose from kids cob salad ($7), grilled cheese with fries ($6), and sliders ($7). Cook is also giving every child dining a free heart-shaped cake-pop.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
162 Columbus Ave., Boston
Da Vinci is serving up a four-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. Their special menu can accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free guests.
Dinner will cost $70 for early reservations (before 6 p.m.) or $95 for prime time (6:30 p.m. or after) reservations.
One Marina Park Drive, Boston
Celebrate with an Asian-inspired Valentine’s Day menu. Empire will be serving up a themed prix fixe menu with an oyster and crab cocktail, seared chicken dumplings, Asian pear salad, and Kabli barbeue skirt steak, to name a few.
The menu will be offered from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. From 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Thursday-Friday and 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday.
782 Tremont St., Boston
Celebrate Southern-style with Estelle’s featured Valentine’s Day hot and spicy dishes. For starters, try Cotuit Bay oysters ($15.95) or raw tuna tartare ($13.95). Choose from a trio of entrees including pepper grilled yellowfin tuna ($26.95), grilled jumbo gulf white shrimp ($28.95), and blackened bacon wrapped scallops ($27.95). Finish off with the dessert special, a molten chocolate-chilie cake with raspberry champagne sauce ($8.95).
Dinner will be served Feb. 14 – Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
755 Boylston St., Boston
Chef San Schroder has created a special three-course prix fix menu. Choose from a variety of dishes from foie gras crème brulèe to surf and turn grilled prime sirloin to goat’s milk ricotta gnocchi.
Offered Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. $75 per person with an optional $30 wine pairing.
217 Stuart St., Boston
From Feb.13 -15, choose from a special Valentine’s menu, which includes pan-seared scallop, choice of salad, and an entrée duo of filet mignon paired with either pecan-crusted salmon ($59.95) or lobster tail with drawn butter ($69.95).
Dinner is served between 5 p.m – 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
55 Huntington Ave., Boston
The aphrodisiac-inspired menu at Haru includes a variety of sushi dishes made just for Valentine’s Day. They’ll offer a variety of one-of-a-kind rolls—including kiss of fire ($16.95) add red hot mama ($15)—as well as sushi and sashimi for two ($58 for sushi variety, $59.50 for sushi and sashimi variety).
Available Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – midnight.
270 Northern Ave., Boston
What could be more romantic than the harbor side with your honey? Legal Harborside is serving a romance-themed six-course chef’s tasting menu for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy “French kiss” oysters, bay scallop tiradito, butter poached lobster, Atlantic halibut, and a Creekstone beef trio. If you still have room for dessert, they’ll be serving passion fruit mousse and chocolate raspberry flourless cake.
Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m. for $85 per person or $125 per person with wine pairings.
65 Salem St., Boston
Pauli’s is looking out for the loveless this Valentine’s Day with their Soul Mate Burger creation. Owner Paul Barker said they the dish with the single and lonely in mind: the double burger is topped with bacon, three slices of fried mozzarella, cheddar cheese, lettuce, roasted pepper, and a creamy ranch chipotle sauce and is served with crispy French fries ($15.99). Couples can ask for a double serving of fries and an extra bun.
Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24 Fleet St., Boston.
On Valentine’s Day, Prezza’s executive chef and owner, Anthony Caturano, has prepared four exclusive specialty items in addition to its regular menu. Choose from Nantucket Bay scallop crudo ($16), handmade ricotta gnocchi ($20 as appetizer, $26 as entrée), red snapper Milanese ($32), and grilled rack of lamb ($46).
Available Feb. 14 only between 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
39 Stanhope St., Boston
With romantic-themed dishes and desserts, Red Lantern is offering three nights of Valentine’s Day celebrations. Choose from a variety of main dishes, including a heart-shaped maki roll ($18) and tempura “tails and claws” ($24), and finish off with a shared platter of cookie and cake pops, chocolate dipped strawberries, and banana cake truffle ($16).
Served from 5 p.m. – midnight on Feb. 13 and 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15.
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge
The tongue-in-cheek, “perfect date” themed menu at Dante features such courses as “smooch,” “flirt,” and “foreplay.” Dining options include “ménage a foie,” “canoodles noodles,” and “love bird.”
The four-course dinner is served on Feb. 14 for $75 per person or $110 per person with wine pairings.
201 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
Indulge in classic Italian fare with a three-course menu featuring a variety of options. Start with prosecco risotto, cocktail di Gamberoni, or mozzarella e prosciutto. Entrees include beef tenderloin, butternut squash ravioli, and chicken rollettine. Make sure to save room for a variety of house desserts.
Available Feb 14. From 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for $65 per person.
14 JFK St., Boston.
Chef Tom Borgia has customized a special three-course prix fixe menu with seasonal items such as duck confit with foie gras terrine and sautéed arctic char. Finish off with an array of desserts.
Available for $59 per person with an $18 beer or wine pairing option. $10 discount for reservations made before 6:30 p.m..
1111 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester
Showcasing traditional Indian dishes with a twist, Shanti is offering a special menu on Valentine’s Day. Try curried crab cakes ($8.95), seafood masala ($20.95), or Shanti’s signature Cheesy Chilly Naan ($4.95), to name a few.
Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
One Marina Park Drive., Boston.
Enjoy oceanfront views with your sweetheart at Strega Waterfront. The ocean side spot will be offering a customizable chef’s tasting menu featuring heart-shape raviolis, oven roasted double cut pork chops, and more.
Available Feb. 14 and Feb 15 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Cost is $65 per person or $85 per person with wine pairings.
210 Hanover St., Boston
Have a Mediterranean-inspired meal on Valentine’s Day at Taranta in the North End. For $70 per person, choose from options including blue point oysters, pan seared scallops, lobster ravioli, and pan roasted chicken.
Available on Feb. 14 only.
1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
With full vegetable options from the three-course prix fixe menu and a vegetarian tasting menu, Temple Bar is the perfect place to bring your vegetarian date. If veggies aren’t your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of options for meat eaters, too. Choose from grilled octopus, vanilla poached lobster tail, half roasted duck, pine roasted ribeye, and more.
Dinner is $45 per person or $35 per person before 6 p.m. Add wine pairings for $19.
597 Centre St., Boston.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit atmosphere at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. The three-course menu will include a first course, main course, cheese course, and dessert. Available on Feb. 14 only.
Dinner will cost $75 per person with optional wine pairing for $30 per person.
689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
Named one of the most romantic restaurants by Zagat, Tryst is serving up a Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe menu from Feb. 14 – Feb. 16. Specials include duck and kabocha tart, beef short rib, and bucatini carbonara.
Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $45 per person with a $25 optional wine pairing.
800 Boylston St., Boston
Grab your sweetie and enjoy the restaurant’s bird’s-eye view of Boston along with a special dinner. Items from the Valentine’s Day menu include cornmeal fried oysters, hickory smoked pork rib eye, and pan seared Scottish salmon.
The special menu will be served Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 from 4—10 p.m. and will cost $125 per person. Reservations are required.
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