Full heart? Make room for Valentine’s dinner
Treat your loved one to a multicourse prix fixe dinner or even brunch with bubbles. Most specials are offered Feb. 14, but some restaurants are offering deals all week. Be sure to make reservations: Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest dining occasions of the year.
The casual joint is celebrating Galentine’s Day with a four-day Texas Exes promotion Feb. 13-16. Guests who show a photo of their ex can get a 14-cent Lone Star Beer or a $1.14 Texas 2-Step Cocktail (made with Deep Eddy Lemon and Cranberry Vodkas). The festivities will also include live music each night and regular drink specials. 2250 Airport Freeway, Bedford.
The Fort Worth eatery is offering a la carte dinner dishes in addition to the full menu. Specials include lobster macaroni and cheese, jumbo lump crab cakes, surf and turf with Black Angus filet and king crab legs, seafood stew and classic tiramisu. Feb. 14 starting at 5 p.m. 155 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth.
The french restaurant is serving a four-course dinner that includes hamachi, lobster bisque, beef filet with black truffle fondant potato and grilled scallion, or poached salmon with mushroom consommé and root vegetables. Dessert options include chocolate raspberry crémeux with lychee and raspberry sorbet. First-come, first-served open seating is available both nights in the lounge with a limited menu. Prix fixe seatings are available from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14-15. $145 per person; optional wine pairings are $95 per person. 400 S. Record St., Dallas.
The modern Mexican restaurant is offering a three-course Valentine’s menu Feb. 10-15. The menu includes grilled salmon salad on a corn tostada, red fish with tomato artichoke beurre blanc sauce, enchiladas with lump crab meat, chocolate strawberries and churros. $35 per person; optional drink pairings are $15. Available at 4546 Belt Line Road, Addison; and 1125 Legacy Drive, Frisco.
The restaurant in Irving is serving a special three-course menu Feb. 7-16 with soup or salad, filet and lobster and chocolate mousse cake. $160 per couple. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving.
The wine bar is serving the prix fixe four-course Wine, Dine and Be Mine dinner with options that include lobster bisque with crab meat, golden beet carpaccio with roasted potato and frisee salad, lobster and asparagus risotto, rosemary-crusted rack of lamb, prime filet mignon with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, and vanilla bean creme brulee. $60 per person for seatings Feb. 14-15. Four locations in Allen, Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano.
The chain is offering a three-course dinner for two Feb. 13-16. The menu includes guacamole; steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas with the fixings; and strawberry nachos. $33.95 per couple. Three locations in Desoto, Richland Hills and Rockwall.
The Tex-Mex chain is offering chicken fajitas for two for $19.99 for dine-in only on Feb. 14. Multiple area locations.
The Fort Worth restaurant is serving a Valentine’s menu Feb. 14-15 with options that include white bean crostini, creamy cauliflower soup with melted brie and parsley breadcrumbs, Sicilian seared swordfish with couscous, chef’s choice steak with twice-baked mashed potatoes, Champagne cake and salted dark chocolate tart. $85 per person; optional wine pairings are $35 per person. Call 817-926-3663 for reservations. 1501 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth.
The Reunion Tower eatery is offering an Asian-inspired, six-course tasting menu Feb. 10-16 with options like caviar bao, big-eye tuna tartare, Robata-grilled Maine lobster on jasmine rice, pan-seared Alaskan halibut with miso-carrot puree, braised Wagyu short rib, and dark chocolate and passion fruit baked Alaska. $135 per person; optional wine pairings are $35 per person. RSVP by calling 214-571-5784. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas.
The Italian restaurant is serving a four-course prix fixe menu with dishes including oysters, scallops, gnocchi, grilled tenderloin filet, pan-seared branzino, eggplant parmigiana and chocolate torte with rose gelato. The regular menu will also be available. $55 per person, with optional $20 wine pairings, Feb. 14 from 5 to 11 p.m. 2000 Ross Ave., Dallas.
The McKinney eatery is offering a chef-inspired Sweetheart Special featuring Oscar filet and rock lobster tail with garlic rosemary mashed potatoes. The regular menu will also be available. $69.95 per person Feb. 14-15. Call 214-592-0240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. 6601 Mediterranean Drive, McKinney.
The European-inspired pub is serving a Valentine’s dinner four-course meal with pairings such as roasted mushrooms with orecchiette pasta with Firestone Walker Anniversary XXIII, chili-rubbed pork chop and blackened zucchini with the Whistle Pig Godfather Cocktail and chocolate layer cake with strawberry cream with a Bretta Blanc Luxardo cocktail. $50 per person Feb. 14-15 starting at 7 p.m. RSVP by calling 972-377-6633 or emailing email@example.com. 8240 Preston Road, Plano.
The Southern restaurant is offering a four-course prix fixe menu that includes fried green tomatoes, crawfish corn beignets, gumbo, Texas angus ribeye with butter whipped potatoes, wood-grilled chicken with masala tomato sauce, redfish with crawfish cream sauce and butterscotch budino. $100 per couple, which includes a bottle of wine of your choice. Feb. 14-16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 5001 Belt Line Road, Dallas.
The Dallas restaurant is hosting a special cocktail party for Valentine’s Day. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion and will enjoy classic cocktails, light bites and music by Eric Martin Percussion. Tickets are $50 per person. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Feb. 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. 1878 Sylvan Ave., Dallas.
The McKinney eatery is serving a three-course prix fixe menu with a half-bottle of wine for $75 per person. Dishes include oysters on the half shell, pan-roasted sea scallops, braised beef short rib and espresso creme brulee. Feb. 14-15 from 5 to 11 p.m. 350 E. Louisiana St., McKinney.
The Italian restaurant is serving a set menu with scallop crudo with citrus; cauliflower, romanesco, truffle and an egg with Parmigiano-Reggiano broth; ricotta ravioli with spicy pork ragu; veal loin with mushrooms and lentils; and chocolate cake with coffee, cocoa and orange. $175 per person, with food and wine pairings, for seatings Feb. 14-15 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. 408 W. Eighth St., Dallas.
The Mexican chain is serving its regular menu on Feb. 14 with two Valentine’s specials; wood grilled jumbo shrimp in garlic and smoky dried chile broth, and the Mandarin Margarita. Locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Addison.
The authentic Mexican restaurant celebrates Valentine’s with a four-course prix fixe menu with options such as chicken tostones, filet mignon served with blue cheese and poblano mashed potatoes, grilled mahi-mahi with mango basil sauce, chile relleno with guajillo sauce, Mexican-style bread pudding and volcano chocolate cake. $55 per person, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas.
The restaurant is serving its steak and lobster special Feb. 8-15 for $59 per person. 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas.
The cafe is offering laid back four-course special for two for $39.99 on Feb. 14, no reservations required. The meal includes fried cheese sticks or fried mushrooms to share; two garden salads; a choice of Southern fried catfish or grilled Angus ribeye steak, both served with fried or grilled shrimp; and homemade strawberry pie to share. Locations in Dallas, Frisco and Plano.
The Dallas eatery is offering a special a la carte menu that includes ahi tuna tartare, butter poached jumbo lump crab, grilled half-rack of lamb with heirloom marble potatoes, pan-seared local chicken with truffles and pommes frites, pan-seared halibut with lobster sauce, Dover sole wrapped diver scallops with white truffle mashed potatoes and a tasting of Valentine’s desserts. Prices vary. Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 8611 Hillcrest Road, Dallas.
The seafood joint serving its regular dinner menu and a special Valentine’s dish: roasted sea bass over Alaskan king crab gnocchi with Champagne cream, topped with baby carrot salad in a preserved lemon pepper vinaigrette. Feb. 14 from 4 to 11 p.m. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas.
The Southern Italian eatery is offering a three-course prix fixe menu with arugula salad with prosciutto chips and walnuts, ricotta and spinach ravioli, an amaretti dessert and a glass of prosecco. The regular menu will also be available. $55 per person on Feb. 14-15 from 5 to 11 p.m. 1900 Main St., Dallas.
The steakhouse is serving a three-course prix fixe menu featuring favorites, like the 8-ounce Filet Perry, and new items, like the White Bean Pork Chili. The regular full dinner and lunch menu will only be available until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. $60 per person for 5:30 p.m. reservations and earlier. $75 for 5:45 p.m. reservations and later. 2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco; 2400 West State Highway 114, Grapevine.
Locations in Dallas and Plano are offering a three-course prix menu on Feb. 14 with items like crawfish and tarragon tortellini with basil lobster sauce, caprese and crabmeat salad, pan-roasted Florida grouper with a basil and crawfish lemon-caper sauce, rosemary-crusted rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes, a panna cotta trio and red velvet tiramisu. Guests also will be served white and dark chocolate long-stem strawberries. Princi Italia will offer a pared-down a la carte version of the Valentine’s menu on Feb. 15. $55 per person. 5959 Royal Lane, Dallas; and 3300 Dallas Parkway, Plano.
The Grapevine restaurant is hosting a family event Feb. 12 with Valentine’s-themed cupcakes and games, craft, activities and goodie bags. The $9.99 kids’ buffet will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 972-539-5001 for reservations. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine.
The American grill and wine bar is serving Valentine’s specials Feb. 10-14 including lobster ravioli, the Raspberry Rosé Martini, the Velvet Raspberry Rose Mini Indulgence dessert and dinner for two for $99 on Feb. 13 paired with Vanderpump Rosé. Couples who get engaged at the restaurant Feb. 14 will receive a complimentary toast at their table every time they dine for a year. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas; and 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano.
The restaurant offering a Valentine’s menu for couples Feb. 7-15 that includes creamy lobster bisque or III Forks salad; two 6-oz. filet mignon and a shared 8-oz. lobster tail with potatoes, sugar snap peas, tomatoes and spring onions; chocolate ganache cake; and chocolate strawberries. $170 per couple. Three locations in Fort Worth, Frisco and Richardson.
The Addison restaurant is serving a four-course prix fixe menu with dishes including chilled shrimp cocktail, hearts of palm salad, surf-and-turf, fish en papillote, shrimp scampi, dark chocolate torte and New York-style cheesecake. Live showroom-style music will be performed. The regular menu also will be offered Feb. 12-13 and 15. $85 per person for dinner Feb. 12-15. 4812 Belt Line Road, Addison.
The eatery is offering a Valentine’s menu for couples Feb. 7-16 that includes creamy lobster bisque or III Forks salad; two 6-oz. filet mignon and a shared 8-oz. lobster tail with whipped potatoes, creamed corn, tramoes and spring onions; and chocolate cake. $180 per couple. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas.
The Royal Lane location is featuring a four-course prix fixe dinner with jumbo lump crab cake, brown-butter-seared salmon, spice-rubbed beef tenderloin medallions, pappardelle pasta with wild mushroom cream and Key lime pie. The Oak Lawn location will serve its regular menu. $65 per person, $35 for an additional wine pairing for dinner Feb. 14 from 5 to 11 p.m. 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas; and 4212 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas.
The seafood eatery offering its regular menu Feb. 14 with options like pan seared scallops and Alaskan king crab and signature carrot cake, a special cocktail called the TruLuv and complimentary truffles. A roaming photographer will take free polaroids. 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas; 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake.
The Dallas restaurant is serving a fixed three-course prix fixe menu with a complimentary Spanish Champagne toast. Dishes include watercress and citrus salad, grilled red snapper and English toffee cake with ice cream. The full dinner and cocktail menu will also be available. $55 per person. 4216 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas.
The restaurant on the eighth floor of Canopy Dallas Uptown, is hosting a Valentine’s-themed brunch served family style with an optional build-your-own-mimosa bar. The menu includes coddled egg with sweet potato hash, pecan salad with goat cheese, avocado toast and strata brulee. $20.20 per person Feb. 15-16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 469-904-1278 for reservations. 2950 Cityplace W. Blvd., Dallas.
The Dallas eatery is offering a three-course prix fixe menu with options like shrimp and grits with portobello mushrooms, Texas Pistols with flash-fried quail and Grand Marnier molasses glaze, New Zealand king salmon, smoked prime rib, steak and lobster, Jack Daniels pecan pie and prickly pear sorbet. $60 per person for seatings Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m.; $75 for seatings from 6 to 9 p.m. 702 Ross Ave., Dallas.
By Audrey Eads
5:00 AM on Feb 7, 2020