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Valentine's Day

Where to Dine and Drink With Your Valentines—and Galentines—in Dallas this February

Brunch for the guys and gals, and dinner and drinks for the lovers.
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Mercat Bistro's Valentine's Day prix-fixe dinner. Courtesy of Mercat Bistro.

Grab your partner, the gals, and the guys for Valentine’s Day dining all over Dallas this year. Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, which means celebrating can last all week long.

Dining

97 West Kitchen & bar

A special three-course prix-fixe menu features a stuffed lobster tail, wagyu ribeye steak, and desserts. $120 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 682-255-6497. 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.

Al Biernat’s

Specials include 6-oz. lobster thermidor and 8-oz. wagyu tenderloin over garlic mashed potatoes with a red wine demi-glace for two ($199), $95 glasses or $675 bottles of Dom Perignon, Epernay France 2013, and a cocktail called A Girl’s Best Friend, which is a cosmopolitan with a tequila twist ($17). Offers run from Feb. 14 through 18. Reservations can be made by calling the Oak Lawn location at 214-219- 2201, the North location at 972-239-3400, or visiting albiernats.com. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave.; 5251 Spring Valley Rd.

Apothecary

A Valentine’s Day tea time will be hosted at noon on Feb. 11, and it’ll include tea pairings, lunch, and Champagne. $75 per person. Reservations strongly recommended. 1922 Greenville Ave.

Apothecary and Rye

Both Apothecary and Rye are offering a five-course dinner with the option to upgrade to seven courses. The meal includes pull apart rolls with crab fondue, smoked pig tails, a 10-oz. filet, and striped bass. Cocktail and wine pairings are available for an additional cost. $125 per person. Reservations recommended. Apothecary, 1922 Greenville Ave.; Rye, 1920 Greenville Ave.

Asador

A five-course meal includes Champagne, filet mignon, hot chocolate cake, and more. $110 per person. Reservations recommended. 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy.

Carbone

A four-course prix-fixe meal includes options such as Caesar alla ZZ (their Caesar salad), their popular spicy vodka rigatoni, and veal parmesan. $165 per person. Reservations can be made online. 1617 Hi Line Dr., Ste. 395.

Culpepper Cattle Co.

The restaurant in Rockwall offers a porterhouse special for two, including the steak, salad, two sides, and a bottle of house red wine. $105. Reservations recommended. 309 I-30 Frontage Rd., Rockwall.

Cut and Bourbon

A three-course prix-fixe menu includes selections such as Caesar or beet salad, bacon-wrapped filet mignon or crab-stuffed lobster, and a baked chocolate banana custard cake. $70 per person. Reservations strongly recommended. 1600 Randoll Mill Rd., Arlington.

Crown Block

Crown Block’s first Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu is only available Feb. 14, and it includes a four-course (plus amuse bouche) meal featuring a seafood cocktail, lobster BLT, steak Diane, and chocolate raspberry cake. $175 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations strongly recommended. 300 Reunion Blvd. E.

Dakota’s Steakhouse

The subterranean steakhouse is serving a three-course meal for $95 a person including choices such as lobster bisque, roasted chicken with potato gnocchi, New York strip, and Maine lobster and Cappelletti. Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will host a Love Story contest where customers can enter to win a dinner for two. Reservations recommended. 600 N. Akard St.

Dee Lincoln Prime

From Feb. 12 to 14, the restaurant will feature a four-course meal that will include options such as pepper-crusted pork belly, crispy duck breast, and vanilla bean crème brûlée. $125 per person. Reservations recommended. 6670 Winning Dr., Ste. 400., Frisco.

Dolce Riviera

A $95 three-course prix-fixe menu is available with an optional wine pairing for $45. Reservations recommended. 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 115.

El Chico

For $43.99 per couple, diners can enjoy a meal that includes guacamole, mixed grill fajitas, and chocolate caramel nachos (for an extra $3.99). Multiple locations.

Fearing’s

Fearing’s will have a prix-fixe menu with an optional wine pairing from Feb. 13-17. The meal includes an amuse with golden Osetra caviar “chips and dip” with gulf crag arancini and saffron aioli, butter-poached Maine lobster with toasted hazelnut and ricotta ravioli, prime beef wellington, and a chocolate mousse cake. $160 per person, $80 per person for wine pairing. Reservations can be made online. 2121 McKinney Ave.

HALL Arts Hotel

At Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge, diners can enjoy spicy crispy calamari, pan-roasted diver scallops, and cider-brined Berkshire pork chops as part of the Valentine’s Day à la carte menu. Two cocktails are also available: the French Kiss, a French 76 with cranberry syrup, lemon juice, prosecco, and edible glitter; and the Pink Lady, with gin, brandy, lemon juice, egg white, and grenadine. Reservations recommended. 1717 Leonard St.

Isabelle’s

A five-course “Bubbles and Pearls” menu includes two oysters per course with Champagne pairings. Reservations recommended. 2575 McKinnon St.

JOA

A three-course meal for $99 per person includes a salad, choice of 8-oz. steak or lobster tail, and dessert. Reservations recommended. 2254 Royal Ln., Ste. 100.

Kitchen + Kocktails

For dessert, the restaurant will feature a red velvet waffle topped with buttercream and white chocolate shavings for $13. 1933 Elm St.

La Neta Cocina Y Lounge

A prix-fixe menu includes choices such as Mexican chicken and rice, Mexican risotto, roasted lobster bisque, and a selection of drinks. $125 for two, and $30 for optional wine pairing. Reservations recommended. 2525 Elm St., Ste. 175.

La Parisienne

The French bistro will have a four-course menu that includes bread service, salad, soup, and entrée choices such as spicy rigatoni pasta, lobster risotto, boeuf bourguignon, and steak frites, plus dessert. Available Feb. 10, 11, and 14. $85 per person. Reservations recommended. 6740 Winning Dr., Ste. 1000, Frisco.

Luckys Cafe

Specials include bacon and egg plates, $13.99 strawberry pancakes, $6.75 mimosas, and $29 bottles of Gran Passione Prosecco. Complimentary dessert is available with the purchase of two entrées. 3531 Oak Lawn Ave.

Malai Kitchen

A limited menu on Valentine’s Day includes choices such as crispy lamb potstickers, golden lobster, tempura-crusted ahi tuna, and Vietnamese coffee pie. Multiple locations.

Margaret’s

A six-course prix-fixe menu includes cornbread and honey butter with a seasonal compote, lobster and burrata val au vent, and choices such as braised beef pappardelle and bone-in filet. The menu is available from Feb. 14-17. $250 per person. Sommelier selections can be added for $75 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 214-736-7760. 800 N. Harwood St., on the 11th floor of the JW Marriott Hotel.

Meat Fight

This isn’t a restaurant, but it is one of the best gifts you could get a food lover. Meat Fight is offering Valentine’s Day Treat Box starting at $145 a pop with goodies from local restaurants, including Slow Bone BBQ, Monarch, José, Noble Coyote Coffee, Empire Baking Co., and Lockhart Smokehouse. 100 percent of the proceeds go to Meat Fight’s bike program, which supports athletes living with Multiple Sclerosis. Buy your box online and pick it up Feb. 10 at Community Beer Co. (Disclaimer: Alice Laussade, one of our greats who often writes for us, runs Meat Fight.)

Meddlesome Moth

À la carte dinner specials include a selection of cocktails for $25 each, steak Oscar with crab and lobster ($67), and seared Atlantic sea bass ($48). Meals can be topped off with chocolate-covered strawberries, raspberry cheesecake, and caramel-drizzled churros ($18). Reservations can be made online or by calling 214-628-7900. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave.

Mercat Bistro

A prix-fixe menu includes three courses with choices such as white bean soup, arugula salad, hangar steak, pan-seared sea bass, and more. $95 per person, $40 for additional wine pairing. Reservations recommended. 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 225.

Monarch

A four-course meal features house-made focaccia, Texas wagyu tartare, scampi bucatini, and mascarpone polenta. $200 per person, additional $100 for guaranteed window seating. Reservations recommended. 1401 Elm St,. 49th floor.

Nobu

Nobu’s Valentine’s Day omakase includes multiple courses such as sashimi, chef’s selection, Japanese wagyu steak, and Chilean sea bass. $225 per person. Reservations recommended. 400 Crescent Ct.

Ocean Prime

From Feb. 8 through Feb. 17, Ocean Prime will have a broiled Chilean sea bass with Maine lobster ravioli, lemon parmesan buerre blanc, asparagus, pea shoots, and Calabrian chile oil. Reservations recommended. 2102 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 150.

Poco Fiasco

Heart-shaped pizzas will be available Feb. 12-18. 2823 McKinnon St.

Pyramid at Fairmont Dallas

On Feb. 9, 10, and 14, The Pyramid at the Fairmount Dallas will host a Valentine’s Day à la carte menu that will include specialty martinis and limited-edition plates such as Texas wagyu tartare, Alaskan halibut, and more. Reservations recommended. 1717 N. Akard St.

Ramble Room

Diners will receive complimentary caviar upon arrival, plus chef specials for Valentine’s Day. Reservations recommended. 6565 Hillcrest Ave., Ste. 150.

Restaurant Beatrice

One of our favorite restaurants is serving a seven-course meal that includes options such as Maine lobster bisque, seafood crudo, Texas quail lollipops, and Cajun surf and turf. Dessert includes a couples pavlova topped with fresh fruit. $275 per couple. Reservations recommended. 1111 N. Beckley Ave.

Ryder Cup Grille

A prix-fixe menu features prime filet, butter-poached lobster, celery puree, and a chocolate and red berries dessert. $65 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 469-888-5850. 3725 PGA Pkwy., Frisco.

Saint Ann

For $85 per person, diners can enjoy a prix-fixe menu with blood orange salad, Arctic char, filet mignon, roasted chicken, and more. Reservations recommended. 2501 N. Harwood St.

Sanjh

The new upscale Indian restaurant in Las Colinas will hose a three-course dinner with dishes such as bharwan paneer tikka, gulnaar kofta, and pistachio-crusted lamb rack. $125 per person. Reservations recommended. 5228 N. O’Connnor Blvd., Ste. 146.

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

A three-course prix-fixe menu includes choices from a massive menu. The menu features tuna nachos, salmon dip, broiled lobster tail, blackened grouper, seared scallops, parmesan-crusted zucchini, key lime pie, chocolate cappuccino cheesecake, and more. $80 per person, with $35 optional wine pairing. Reservations recommended. 4017 Preston Rd., Ste. 530., Plano.

SĒR Steak + Spirits

A three-course dinner priced at $125 includes truffle egg yolk ravioli or yellowtail sashimi, herb-crusted swordfish or wagyu tenderloin, and a choice of strawberry Fraiser cake or coconut bramble fruit tart. The menu is available Feb. 14-17 with an optional wine pairing. Reservations recommended. 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.

Stillwell’s

A four-course prix-fixe menu includes an amuse trio with East Coast oysters, foie gras tart, and beef tartare. Courses include crispy potato pillows, beef dumplings, roasted scallops, chicken roulade, s’mores tart, chocolate cake, and a lot more. $150 per person. Reservations recommended. 2575 McKinnon St.

STK Steakhouse

From Feb. 12-18, the steakhouse will have a wagyu filet for $89 in addition to its regular menu. Reservations recommended. 2000 McKinney Ave.

Sushi | Bar

The new omakase spot will have a 17-course meal with champagne toast upon arrival, caviar and truffles on certain courses, and special nigiri bites. Ladies will receive a rose after dinner. $255 per person. Reservations required. 2115 Jackson St.

SusieCakes

Desserts include a Valentine’s Day-themed cupcake box, heart-shaped frosted sugar cookies, conversation heart cakes, and more. Prices vary. Place orders online or by calling the store. Multiple locations.

Te Deseo

An $85 three-course prix-fixe menu includes filet mignon, sea bass, oysters, and more. An optional wine pairing is available for $35. Reservations recommended. 2700 Olive St. Harwood St.

TJ’s Seafood Market

TJ’s will feature caviar, lobster, and surf & turf specials in addition to its regular menu. Reservations recommended. 6025 Royal Ln., Ste. 110.

Truluck’s

Specials include a filet mignon and lobster tail with parmesan mashed potatoes, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce ($99) and prime ribeye and king crab with garlic butter, lemon, parmesan mashed potatoes, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce ($130). Both are available from Feb. 10 to 15. A chocolate cherry cheesecake ($14 per slice, $70 for the whole cake) and a TRU love cocktail ($17) are available the entire month. Reservations recommended. Multiple locations.

UnaVida

The restaurant is bundling its heart cake—a hearts of palm cake, with avocado, salsa veracruz, corn tortillas, cabbage slaw, and lime aioli—and its pink dragon fruit margarita for $15. 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 307.

Yardbird

The restaurant’s a la carte Valentine’s Day menu includes cacio e pepe ricotta gnocchi, Yardbird’s “Marry Me” chicken made with sundried tomatoes, basil, and bucatini, and strawberry s’mores souffle. Prices vary. 2121 N. Pearl St., Ste. 170.

For the Gals

Dolce Riviera

On Feb. 10 and 11, Dolce Riviera is hosting a prix-fixe brunch for $55 per person. The brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations recommended. 2950 N. Harwood St., Ste. 115.

Kitchen + Kocktails

On Feb. 13, Kitchen + Kocktails is hosting a Galentine’s Day Maker’s Mark cocktail class for $55 per person. Guests will be able to make three different cocktails (a Manhattan, smoked old fashioned, and an affogato martini) from a mixologist. 1933 Elm St.

La Neta Cocina Y Lounge

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4, La Neta is hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch with $25 bottomless rosé, $12 Aperol spritzes, and a selection of dishes. Reservations recommended. 2525 Elm St., Ste. 175.

Sixty Vines

On Feb. 11, both Sixty Vines locations will host a Galentine’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The brunch will have build-your-own bouquets, a permanent jewelry bar, canvas tote painting, and more. Food can be purchased for an additional cost. Reservations for the Uptown location, and for Plano. 500 Crescent Ct.; 3701 Dallas Pkwy., Plano.

Drinks

Another Round

The bar is serving up a two-for-$12 deal on XOXO shots (vanilla Smirnoff, crème de cacao, strawberry, and chocolate), plus two for $12 glasses of Champagne. Available Feb. 1-14. 660 Fort Worth Ave., Ste. 100.

JOA

A Valentine’s Day cocktail called “Dripping Hearts” is made with Bailey’s, scotch, spiced rum, heavy cream, strawberry purée, fresh strawberries, and chocolate syrup. 2254 Royal Ln., Ste. 100.

Kitchen + Kocktails

Two limited cocktails include a Chandon Champagne sorbet and Pink Blush martini for $21 each. 1933 Elm St.

Locals Craft Beer & Fine Wine

Limited-time cocktails include the Pink Squirrel, made with crème de noyaux, and the Slow Gin Sour. $9 each. 13050 Bee St. Ste. 100., Farmers Branch.

La Parisienne

Special cocktails include the Love Potion No. 9 Bubbletini; Soft Love, made with strawberry liqueur and prosecco; Be Mine, made with Bailey’s, Godiva dark chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and Frangelico; and Grinning Groom, made with gin, lemon juice, pomegranate puree, simple syrup, and club soda. 6740 Winning Dr., Ste. 1000, Frisco.

Malai Kitchen

Two Valentine’s Day cocktails include the Divine Romance, made with Empress gin, blackberry creme de mure, St. Germaine, and lemon; and the Anamchara, made with Jameson Irish whiskey, chili-peach puree, infused ginger liqueur, lime, and mint. Multiple locations.

Sky Blu Rooftop Bar

Three cocktails will be available for Valentine’s Day: the Be My 75, a French 75 with gin, lemon juice, raspberry puree, and prosecco; Pear Love, a prickly pear margarita; and the CHocolate Heart Martini, a strawberry chocolate martini with Godive chocolate liqueur. 1949 N. Stemmons Fwy.

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