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.
75 on Liberty Wharf
220 Northern Ave., Boston
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by the beautiful Boston Harbor at 75 on Liberty Wharf. The special four course prix fixe dinner menu includes bruschetta, oysters on the half-shell, lobster ravioli, and Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée. The Valentine’s Day menu is available Feb. 14-16 and costs $75 per person.
Dinner is served 5 p.m.—midnight.
40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge
Celebrate with ArtBar’s three-course Valentine’s Day menu. Start off with a charcuterie for two, lobster bisque, or housemade sweet potato gnocchi. For a main course, choose between scallop and bacon, salmon, or chicken.
Available Feb. 14 for $50 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings.
Artisan Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton
10 Avery St., Boston
If your special someone has a serious sweet tooth, then check out the Valentine’s Day candy cart at the Artisan Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. The take away treats include chocolate covered strawberries, fudge, and marshmallows while the restaurant’s traditional holiday menu includes braised veal cheek, Maine lobster salad, and more.
Available Feb. 14-16 for $68 per person with wine pairings costing an additional $25.
One Seaport Lane, Boston
Aura is offering a three-course menu Feb. 14—16. Indulge in the surf n’ turf for two, roasted tenderloin, grilled scallops with braised bacon, and many more options. Save room for an array of desserts.
Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will cost $100 per couple or $145 per couple with wine pairings.
One Charles St. South, Boston
Pretend you’re on a Mediterranean vacation with your sweetie at Avila. The special Valentine’s Day dinner, prepared by executive chef Rodney Murillo, will consist of a decadent four-course prix fixe menu and will be served from 5 to 11 p.m.
The cost is $75 per person or $90 with a wine pairing.
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge
Bambara’s Chef Silva has created a special four-course menu that will be available Feb. 14 only. Expect lobster ravioli, bacon wrapped jumbo sea scallops, and a duet of Wellingtons, and of course, lots of chocolate desserts.
The prix fixe dinner is $80 per person, $105 with wine.
541 Tremont St., Boston
Why limit yourself to just one night—celebrate your loved one for “3 Days of Lovin’.” The entertainment filled love fest is from Feb. 13- 15 and will include Valentine’s Day inspired dinners, live music, and drink specials.
Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m.—1 a.m. on Wednesday and 5:30 p.m.—1 a.m. Thursday and Friday.
Bella Luna Restaurant
284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain
Bella Luna is hosting a Barry White-inspired Valentine’s dinner on Feb. 14. It features a seductive three-course meal, three cocktails, soulful music by DJ Bruno, and lots of dancing.
Seating starts at 5 p.m. Dinner will cost $38 per person.
Bin 26 Enoteca
26 Charles St., Boston
This Beacon Hill wine bar has thoughtfully paired Italian-influenced dishes with by-the-glass wines. The menu offers diners options such as stuffed pan seared quail with caponata contadina and linguini with Manila clams, and of course, champagne.
Bokx 109 American Prime & Hotel Indigo
399 Grove St., Newton
BOKX 109 will be serving up a special prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Coe. Some choices include prime beef and pork, succulent seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Weekend packages at the Hotel Indigo are also being offered.
Available Feb. 14 from 5 p.m.—10 p.m. Dinner will cost $65 per person.
120 Huntington Ave., Boston
Add a little French flare to your Valentine’s Day dining and stop by Brasserie Jo. The Back Bay restaurant will be offering a special a la carte menu inlcuding roasted beet salad, duck a la orange, molten chocolate cake, and more.
Upgrades such as roses, chocolate, and champagne cost extra and are available with a reservation.
Craigie on Main
853 Main St., Cambridge
Craigie on Main will be offering both a five-course and a four-course menu, depending on what time you go on Valentine’s Day, and will include a lovely gift to take home after the meal.
The five-course dinner will be offered from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will cost $149 with wine pairing costing an additional $49 per person. The four-course menu will be available after 10 p.m. and will cost $100 per person with wine pairing an additional $39 per person.
Pictured: chef Tony Maws outside the restaurant.
Da Vinci Ristorante
162 Columbus Ave., Boston
Da Vinci is serving up a four-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day that includes choices such as foi gras ravioli, rack of lamb, and more.
The four course dinner will be served on Valentine Day’s only and will cost $85 per person. Reservations required.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
75 Arlington St., Boston
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will treat couples to a special Valentine’s Day menu. The prix fixe meal includes jumbo shrimp cocktail, hand-rolled potato gnocchi, swordfish, and more.
The four-course dinner is served on Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $95 per person. Next
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
250 Northern Ave., Boston
Del Frisco’s wants its customers to “live large” this Valentine’s Day. The steak house will be offering a special deal consisting of an 8-ounce fillet and an 8-ounce lobster tail for $79 per plate.
In addition, Del Frisco’s will also serve lovebirds a chocolate mousse cake to share following their meal. Next
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart St., Boston
From Feb.14 -17, choose from a special Valentine’s entrée menu, which includes roasted lobster tail, center cut of tenderloin and jumbo crab ($69.95 each).
Dinner is served 5 p.m—11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m.—9 p.m. Sunday. All couples will receive a $25 gift certificate toward their next visit.
553 Tremont St., Boston
Hamersley’s Bistro is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu drawing from a diverse assortment of ingredients from New England. For $110 per person, you can dine on dishes such as Maine crab cakes, pan roasted lobster, smoke-roasted veal, and more.
Reservations are required for the prix fixe menu, but the special dishes will also be served a la carte at the bar. Available Feb. 14 only. Next
48 Boylston St., Brookline Village
Try an authentic Northern Italian meal this Valentine’s Day at La Morra in Brookline Village. For $85 per person, menu options include lobster risotto, pan roasted sole, and red wine marinated wood grilled beef filet. Wine flights are an additional $40 while vegetarian entrees are available upon request.
270 Northern Ave., Boston
Legal Harborside is offering a customizable three-course Valentine’s Day menu. For $75 per person, choose from items such as geoduck clam, foie gras, and cape scallop ceviche .
Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m.
Legal Sea Foods
26 Park Square, Boston
Get your Valentine’s Day festivities started early. Legal Sea Foods will be serving a three-course dinner on Feb. 6 in the wine cellar at its Park Square location. Sit among the 10,000 bottle selection while dining on scallop ceviche, mesquite grilled tuna steak, and strawberry parfait. The $49 prix fixe menu will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
100 Stuart St., Boston
For Valentine’s Day, Market’s Brian Anderson and Jean-Georges Vongerichten are cooking up a tasting menu that includes caviar, truffle fritters, grilled tenderloins, and more.
Cost is $85 per person and $45 per person for wine pairings.
North 26 Restaurant & Bar
26 North St., Boston
Executive Chef Julia Brant has created a delectable Valentine’s Day a la carte menu to go along with North 26’s special anniversary wine deal. Chocolates and live entertainment provided by acclaimed jazz musician, Clyde Wheatly will also be provided.
Available Feb. 14. Cost is $30 per person for the wine promotion.
24 Fleet St., Boston
On Valentine’s Day, Prezza’s executive chef and owner, Anthony Caturano, has prepared five exclusive specialty items in addition to its regular menu including, razor clams ($16), ricotta gnocchi ($18), and red snapper ($28).
Available Feb. 14 only 5:30 p.m.—10 p.m.
Russell House Tavern
14 JFK St., Cambridge
Chef Scelfo has customized a special three-course prix fixe menu with items such as smoked duck rillettes and cider glazed heritage pork belly.
Available for $59 per person or $77 per person with wine pairings. $10 discount on the prix fixe menu with a reservation before 6:30 p.m.
One Marina Park Drive, Boston
Have a romantic evening with your sweetheart while taking in an oceanfront view at Strega Waterfront. The downtown spot will be offering a customizable chef’s tasting menu featuring heart-shape ravioli, grilled sirloin steak, and more.
The special menu will be available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend and will cost $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 $80 per person, choose from options including pan seared scallops, lobster ravioli, macadamia rusted salmon, 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.
Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St., Boston
Grab your sweetie and take in the restaurant’s bird’s-eye view of Boston along with a special dinner. Items from the Valentine’s Day menu include lobster tail confit, roast pork rib eye, and ducktrap smoke salmon.
The special menu will be served from 4—10 p.m. and will cost $125 per person. Reservations are required.
Towne Stove and Spirits
900 Boylston St., Boston
Towne Stove and Spirits has not one, but four nights of special, Valentine’s Day inspired dishes. The exclusive menu will includes a bluefin tuna carpaccio, potato wrapped cod, and dark chocolate cheesecake.
Available Feb. 14-17, from 5:30 p.m. to 11p.m.
Upstairs on the Square
91 Winthrop St., Cambridge
At Upstairs on the Square, it’s a near week long celebration of Valentine’s Day. Starting Feb. 9, the Cambridge spot will host a variety of events including concerts, wine nights, teas, and dinners.
Visit the website for full details and pricing.
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