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Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day 2018 in Houston

Photo by Ellie Sharpe
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Romance is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time to make reservations for the special day. From decadent, prix fixe meals for two to a la carte affairs offering complimentary bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries, these Houston restaurants are ready to bring the love this Valentine’s Day.

Ambrosia, 2003 Lexington, 832-649-4636
The romantic Montrose eatery is offering a special eight-course prix fixe menu for couples to share. Created by executive chef Micah Rideout, the menu features shareable plates that creatively blend Southeast flavors with global techniques and local ingredients — think lobster bisque cappuccino, ribeye tataki, Gochujang-charred octopus and masala lamb lollipops. Cost is $100 per couple, $160 with drink pairings.

ARA Restaurant | Royal Sonesta, 2222 West Loop South, 713-627-7600
ARA Restaurant will be offering a trio of three-course prix fixe menus in addition to the regular a la carte menu on Valentine’s Day. Guests can select the Romantic Couples menu, featuring ricotta gnocchi gratin and spiced chocolate fondue; Friends With Benefits, which includes a Ménage à Trois dessert of crème brûlée, pot de crème and a fruit tart; or It’s Complicated, featuring clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and foie gras. Pricing is $65 per person and includes a champagne toast.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington, 713-862-1814
In the Butcher Shop, B&B is offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe takeout menu for two people, which includes your choice of two appetizers, an entree, three sides, two desserts and complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for $130 plus tax. Houstonians have the option to pre-order flowers and specialty chocolate boxes with your dinner. This is available to order and pickup on Thursday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 14 with a 24-hour notice. In the restaurant, diners will also receive complimentary chocolate dipped strawberries and have the opportunity to pre-order flowers and a box of specialty chocolates to be on your table when you arrive. In addition, B&B is offering a few special menu items including a Seared Foie Gras appetizer for $16, Mini Surf & Turf (five-six ounce lobster tail and a 10 ounce filet) for $69, and Red Velvet Cake with a white chocolate heart for dessert for $9.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd; 713-521-2239
With al fresco patios, cozy fireplaces and intimate tables, the rormance is in full effect at Backstreet Cafe. Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17 ($105 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 ($79 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). The Couple’s Menu features dishes such as salmon crudo, roasted oysters, lamb chops and a platter of desserts. The Valentine’s Day menu features options such as cauliflower soup, bacon-wrapped quail, duck confit and milk chocolate Bavarian cream cake with roasted strawberries and passion fruit.

Benjy's, 2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602
Benjy’s is heating things up in the kitchen with a special Valentines Day menu, with highlights including Oysters Rockefeller, Twice Cooked Duck; Grilled Scottish Salmon and the fan-favorite Crunchy Chicken.

Bistro Menil, 1513 West Alabama, 713-904-3537
Bistro Menil is offering an extended and flexible Valentine’s Day special, offered from Wednesday, February 7 through Sunday, February 18. Beginning with a special amuse bouche, customers can select an individual component of the special (appetizer, entree, or dessert), or enjoy all three selections for $64 per person. Appetizer choice is shrimp bisque with crab toast ($19); entrée choice is a roasted fillet of beef with a tarragon-butter poached lobster tail ($37); and dessert is an ethereal Coeur à la crème with raspberry sauce ($12). Regular menus will also be available.

Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial Drive, 713-827-8008
Love is in the air at Bistro Provence, which will be offering a multi-choice menu and a free glass of French sparkling. Dine on dishes such as salmon and apple tartare, roasted duck and Robuchon mash and chocolate pot de crème. The three-course dinner is $65 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Seating times are 6, 6:30, 7:30, 8 and at 9 p.m. with one-and-a-half hour dining times for each seating.

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
The Downtown French brasserie will be offering a three-course prix fixe for $58 per person, with a $28/per person optional wine pairing. Indulge in dishes such as mushroom ravioli in port wine emulsion, Texas redfish ratatouille, duo de boeuf with pommes mousseline, winter vegetable risotto and pistachio custard.

Breakfast Brunch Cafe, 9955 Barker Cypress, 281-246-1066
From Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18, guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas paired with Steak Oscar Benedict or  Shrimp and Crab Benedict for $39.95 per person.

Broken Barrel, 1950 Hughes Landing, Suite 1900, 713-389-5628
Broken Barrel will be offering a special three course pre-fixe menu for all the romantics out there ($70 per person including a glass of bubbly). Start your evening with roasted cauliflower soup or seared duck breast, followed by a main course of either mussels with salsa verde and chorizo or gnocchi with confit pork and spicy tomato sauce. End the meal with strawberry shortcake with aged balsamic and cracked black pepper.

Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020; #7 Kemah Boardwalk, 281-334-9049
Cadillac Bar will be offering the Cupid's Combo Package from February 13 through February 17 at both Shepherd and Kemah locations. The menu includes choices like chicken tamales verdes, roasted poblano queso with spicy beef, mahi mahi Acapulco, steak enchiladas and chipotle raspberry chocolate cake. Cost is $49.99 per couple.

The Capital Grille, 5365 Westheimer, 713-623-4600; 840 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-463-5051
On February 13, The Capital Grille is offering guests complimentary Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé NV, Champagne and hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries. Reservations are now open for both Valentine’s Day eve and Valentine’s Day.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak, 713-622-9996
One of Houston’s best seafood restaurants will offer a special Valentine’s Couples’ Menu on February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17 ($110 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a special menu for Valentine’s night, February 14 ($85 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). Enjoy dishes such as poached lobster bocadillos, shrimp tortilla soup and pasilla-rubbed beef tenderloin with black truffle rice cake on the Couple’s Menu; or beef carpaccio, wood-roasted oysters with chipotle butter, fire-roasted lobster and a hazelnut-mandarin bombe on the Valentine’s Day Menu.

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, 5865 Westheimer, 713-244-9500
On all Tuesday, February 13 through Thursday, February 15, Chama Gaúcha will be festively decorated and have live music from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests can choose to do a special Valentine’s Day package for $150 (plus tax and gratuity), which includes the traditional, rodizio menu for two people along with a bottle of Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d’Asti or The Hess Collection Napa Valley Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon. Regular dinner pricing will also be available for $52.50 per person.

Damian’s, 3011 Smith, 713-522-0439
Damian’s Cucina Italiana is celebrating Valentine’s Day by serving a special three-course menu. The spread features four appetizers, four main entrees and three desserts and includes dishes such as cannelloni di carne, small pasta tubes stuffed with seasoned ground veal and baked in a tomato cream sauce; filetto veneto, 8 ounce center-cut filet mignon grilled and drizzled with a Remy Martin cognac reduction, served with gorgonzola mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; traditional tiramisu; and tuscan bread pudding served with Jack Daniel’s bourbon sauce. Pricing is 65.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Eddie V’s, 2800 Kirby, 713-874-1800; 12848 Queensbury, 832-200-2380
In addition to live jazz in-restaurant, for the perfect pair, Eddie V’s is offering elevated V-Day pairings featuring famous champagnes with their ideal oyster counterparts. Guests can enjoy half a dozen oysters, including Pink Moon and Thatch Island oysters, complimented by a half bottle of champagne hand-selected by the restaurant’s advanced sommelier.

Edgar’s Hermano, 1700 Smith, 713-739-8800
Enjoy a Valentine’s meal and toast love with a $2.14 bottle of Florinda Sparkling Cava. The special is available with the purchase of two entrees and dinner is offered from 5 to 10 p.m.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808
Treat your sweetie to a three-course prix fixe menu for $78 per person, with options including foie gras au torchon, truffle mascarpone stuffed brie, Maine lobster bisque, duck a l’orange, duo de boeuf and desserts for him and her.

The Federal Grill, 510 Shepherd, 713-863-7777
Indulge in a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $70 per person.

Fielding’s local kitchen + bar, 26400 Kuykendahl, 281-351-2225
Fielding’s local kitchen + bar will be serving a special four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. Dine on dishes such as beef sashimi, Chateaubriand beef “Wellington”, Snapper cioppino and a chocolate ending for $79 per person, plus tax and gratuities, with wine pairing and upgrades available.

FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd, 832-804-6006
For FM's first Valentine’s Day, chef Ryan Hildebrand has created a “Picnic on the Patio” three-course menu that includes four splits of champagne on ice (rose or brut), priced at $88 total per couple. Main choices include smoked bone-in pork loin with mushroom whiskey cream, roast chicken with garlic and basil, or a special 30-ounce bone-in ribeye (add $28). Tom and Haley Lynch, lead singers of local Houston band VODI, will play a free acoustic set on the patio from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The General Public, 797 Sorella, 832-690-4450
Everyone age 21+ will receive a FREE champagne flight with the purchase of a meal. Upon arrival, guests of will receive four different styles of champagne, including Avissi Prosecco, Wycliff Rose, California Signal Ridge Brut and Moet Imperial Brut. And since it's not Valentine's Day without chocolate, The General Public will also be handing out fine artisan chocolates from Houston’s Cacao and Cardamom throughout the day.

Grimaldi’s, multiple locations
Houston-area Grimaldi’s locations will be offering a pairing of a Bruschetta Trio or a small Antipasto platter with a bottle of wine for $25.

Helen Greek Food and Wine, 2429 Rice, 832-831-7133
Helen in the Heights, 1111 Studewood, 832-582-7146

Both locations are offering a four-course set Valentine’s Day menu, priced at $75 per person without wine pairings and $115 per person with wine pairings. It will be a plated meal (not family style) and both locations will be taking reservations by phone or in the restaurant for that day.

HS Green Fresh Kitchen, 5092 Richmond, 713-960-1900
Reserve ahead or pop in for HS Green's three-course prix fixe Valentine’s dinner menu including dessert
for $27 per guest. Each dinner includes a complimentary aperitif: a glass of rosé Prosecco with
sundried tomato tapenade, signature hummus and flat bread. Enjoy choices such as blackened shrimp with mango pico, chicken satay with peanut sauce, grilled salmon in a lemon butter white wine sauce, New York strip with Bernaise and a warm brownie with ice cream. A special wine pairing menu will also be
available. Reservations are accepted for 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17 ($105 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 ($79 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). The Couple’s Menu features dishes such as crispy potato tacos, butternut squash soup, short rib mole and chocolate cake to share; while the Valentine’s Day menu offers choices such as sweet potato masa bowls with rabbit, blue crab soup, pan-seared scallops and hazelnut-mandarin cake.

Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858
Kata Robata will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 10:30 p.m. serving the regular menu and nightly specials. Guests can get complimentary dessert at dinner service on Valentine’s Day.

Start with a caramelized cheese soufflé with parmesan foam at La Table. - PHOTO BY MAI PHAM
Start with a caramelized cheese soufflé with parmesan foam at La Table.
Photo by Mai Pham
La Table, 1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000
Diners are invited to choose from two Valentine’s Day options. Indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu at Château ($125 per person) — featuring dishes such as caramelized cheese soufflé, poached coconut lobster, filet and frites with black peppercorn sauce, and a Valrhona chocolate soufflé for two; or a three-course prix fixe menu at the casual-chic, Marché ($75 per person) — with offerings including lobster bisque, Moroccan-spiced chicken and chocolate soufflé-for-two. Both options offer raw bar and seasonal side add-ons.

Laurenzo's, 4412 Washington, 713-880-5111
Guests will be able to enjoy a special three-course prix-fixe menu for two for just $79.99 without wine paring, or $129.99 with wine pairing. Dig into pecan-crusted redfish with crab and shrimp or bacon-wrapped Wagyu, plus salads and tiramisu and chocolate dipped strawberry for two.

Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, 713-629-4444

Enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by culinary director Nicole Routhier and executive chef Hassan Obaye. The $75 per person menu includes an amuse-bouche, appetizer, entree, festive dessert selection and coffee or tea. An a-la-carte dinner menu is also available.

Lucienne, 1070 Dallas, 713-242-8555

Hit this chic Downtown spot for a romantic three-course affair ($85 per person), with reservations between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Choose from dishes such as morel consommé with truffles and puff pastry, magret de canard and milk chocolate mousse with cherry glaze.

Lucille's, 5512 La Branch, 713-568-2505
In the downstairs dining room, executive chef-owner Chris Williams has created a Valentine’s Day three-course prix-fixe menu for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). In the upstairs dining room, guests can elevate their evening with a special “Dinner on The French Quarter" with live music for $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Mezza Grille, 6100 Westheimer, 713-334-2000
Mezza Grille is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for $125 per couple (tax and gratuity not included). Guests can enjoy a romantic celebration and choose from a select menu for a four-course meal that includes one appetizer to share, choice of soup or salad for each person, one entrée for each person, one dessert to share and the choice of one bottle of wine to share.

Mi Luna Tapas Restaurant and Bar, 2441 University, 713-520-5025
Take a romantic journey through Spain and enjoy a four-course Valentine's Day Pairing Dinner ($75 per person) alongside Latin rhythms from the Niche Manrique & the Guateque Band. Reservations required.

Momo Food + Wine, 4104 Fannin, 832-582-6335
The chic Midtown spot has created a gourmet s'mores package that will provide everything needed for two people to create their own s'mores, including things like homemade bourbon marshmallows and bacon. Cost is $45 for the platter plus two glasses of wine.

Moxie’s Grill & Bar, 5000 Westheimer, 346-571-6164
The new Canadian hit will serve a decadent three-course prix fixe dinner menu for two this Valentine’s Day. For $69 a couple, guests may indulge in an array of globally inspired dishes, with highlights including the Calamari appetizer with tempura shrimp, sriracha aioli, sweet chili sauce; a Chipotle Mango Chicken entrée or a Prime New York Strip. To top it all off, guests will be able to share Cupid’s White Chocolate Brownie, Moxie’s signature brownie, warm chocolate sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream.

One Fifth Romance Languages,1658 Westheimer, 713-955-1024
Join One Fifth Romance Languages for a night of amour/amore/amor, with a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring dishes from Spain, Italy and France. Cost is $99/person, plus tax and gratuity. Alcohol is additional.

Ouisie’s, 3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264
Ouisie’s will be helping celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering an extensive ala carte menu, with restaurant favorites and specials for the occasion. When making dinner reservations (at least 48 hours in advance), Ouisie’s full-service floral services, Oui Florals & Events, can arrange for roses, from two stems for $25 to a full dozen for $90 .The flowers will be at your reserved table waiting your arrival and include an attractive vase to bring them home in. The restaurant will also take advance orders for its house-made chocolate truffles ($12 for six) and bottles of champagne (Piper Heidsieck for $55 per bottle).

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney, 713-658-1995; 5839 Westheimer, 713-780-7352
Treat your significant other to an elegant prix fixe dinner menu at either location of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for $82.95 a person. Available Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14, guests can indulge in a three-course menu with a choice of salad or soup, an entrée choice of Filet Oscar or Filet & Shrimp, and a classic Red Velvet Brownie for dessert. Complimentary roses will be given to guests on Wednesday, February 14. The full menu will also be available.

The Pass & Provisions, 807 Taft, 713-628-9020
The Pass will be offering a seven course menu for $175 per person (plus tax and gratuity), with both mixed beverage or wine pairings available for $125. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. In Provisions, guests can enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Al la Carte options will be available at the bar all evening.

Perry’s Steakhouse, perryssteakhouse.com
Perry's has chosen a special prix fixe menu full of signature favorites this Valentine’s Day. Start your evening with creamy lobster bisque, French onion soup, Caesar salad, kale salad or the signature wedge. Main course options include the 8 ounce Filet Perry, wrapped with Nueske Applewood Smoked Bacon and topped with jumbo lump crab meat; the 14 ounce Prime New York Strip and the 14 ounce Prime Ribeye. Perry's Famous Pork Chop also will be available in addition to lighter fare like the grilled salmon or sesame-crusted Ahi tuna. Complete the romantic feast with chocolate cheesecake, chocolate crunch or a dessert trio. Cost is $59.95 per person for reservations at 5:30 p.m. and earlier and $74.95 per person for reservations at 5:45 p.m. and later.

Potente, 1515 Texas, 713-237-1515
Celebrate your love with an indulgent prix fixe menu, starting with a complimentary glass of bubbly and featuring dishes such as cacio pepe with tableside shaved Burgundy black truffle, cast iron Rohan duck breast, snapper con granchio (crab) and tiramisu with Frangelico flame. 

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
For Valentine’s Day, Prego will serve regular menu plus off-the-menu specials and desserts.

Quattro at Four Seasons, 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300
Quattro will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu from February 10 through 14 for $78 per person ($140 per couple) with an optional wine pairing for $60. Guests can enjoy a decadent selection of East Coast blue point oysters, along with a complimentary glass of Zardetto Prosecco at the start of the meal, followed by four additional courses. Menu highlights include seared diver scallops, a salmon duo of beet cured salmon and homemade salmon rillette, foie gras and oven dried pineapple terrine, seared branzino with a lobster-parsley-wild mushroom risotto, and grilled prime beef tenderloin.

Radio Milano | Milano Bar, 800 Sorella, 713-827-3545
Radio Milano is exclusively serving a five-course dinner menu with optional wine pairings on Valentine’s Day from 5 to 10 p.m. Menu highlights include fried oyster nacho, foie gras torchon, ahi tuna tartare and rose water red velvet cake. Pricing is $65 per person or $90 with wine pairings. The Valentine’s Day menu will also be available through Saturday, February 17 alongside the regular a-la-carte menu. Milano Bar is offering a special surf and turf themed menu featuring sparkling cocktails and champagne pairings on Valentine’s Day from 4 to 10 p.m. Dinner is $35 per person or $55 with beverage pairings. Guests who have tickets for the 50 Shades Freed movie at Studio Movie Grill will receive 20 percent off their check, excluding alcohol.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
Dine in this gorgeous, 100-year-old log cabin for a truly special Valentine’s Day, with seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. The four-course menu costs $89 per person and includes a glass of bubbles plus choices like truffled sunchoke veloute, vitello tonnato, pheasant and creamy spatzle, filet of beef and poached lobster tail duo and croissant bread pudding with bourbon sauce. 

Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer, 713-599-1960
From 5 to 9 p.m., Relish invites guests to "Relish Amoré" with a romantic three course prix fixe dinner menu ($60++ per person) for the evening of Valentine's Day with special wine pairings and Moët & Chandon by the glass for an additional charge. Indulge in dishes from lobster bisque and seasonal crostini to osso bucco and chocolate strawberries. The light and breezy restaurant will also host a fresh flower pop-up shop with floral creations by London-trained Suzanne Cummings, an expert in the art of the European hand-tie, a difficult but effective floristry technique that uses the natural architecture of the flowers for a beautiful and long-lasting effect. Arrangements will be available available all day beginning at 11 a.m and priced at $60, $85 and $125.

Ristorante Cavour, 1080 Uptown Park, 713-418-1104
Hotel Granduca’s Ristorante Cavour will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special four-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person). Highlights include truffle risotto, lobster gnocchi, Chardonnay-poached lobster and scallops, beef filet Oscar and mango panna cotta with Madagascar vanilla bean sauce. The menu will be available for dinner only.

Roka Akor, 2929 Weslayan, 713-622-1777
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a special four-course tasting menu, tipping off with a complimentary glass of champagne followed by a selection of signature appetizers, sashimi, classic robata dishes and decadent desserts . A limited a la carte menu will be available as well. The menu is priced at $108 per person, and will be available on February 14 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Roost, 1972 Fairview, 713-523-7667
Chef Kevin Naderi is offering a special $60 prix fixe menu with three-courses and a glass of champagne for Valentine's Day. Enjoy choices such as Fried Oysters Rockefeller with creamed mustard greens, bacon and cheese crumbs; Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast with pomegranate jus and date and acorn squash hash; and Strawberry “Pie” with almond custard, chocolate sauce, cocoa nibs and toasted almonds. Reservations are only available for parties of 6 or more.

State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080
Impress your date with a four-course Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person. Start the evening out with “biscuits and ham and jam,” with an optional caviar add, then move on to dishes such as tuna carpaccio, hearth roasted bone marrow with a foie gras terrine and smoked onion marmalade, Berkshire pork cheeks with a Huitlacoche tamale and blistered shishito peppers, petit filet mignon with butter poached lobster, and a raspberry pink velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for dessert.

Tango & Malbec, 2800 Sage, 713-629-8646
Tango & Malbec is offering a three-course menu for $92 per person, with an optional bottle of Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne for $85. Guests will have the option of lobster bisque or green pear salad to start followed by a decadent selection of both meat and seafood offerings. Menu highlights include the Surf & Turf (eight ounce grilled filet mignon and seven ounce lobster tail served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus), Chilean sea bass, and the chocolate temptation for dessert (velvety chocolate cake with layers of chocolate and dulce de leche mousse). A vegetarian sampler will be available as a main course as well.

The Tasting Room, 818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500; 1101 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800
The Tasting Room CityCentre will be offering a pre-fixe four-course dinner menu and wine pairing from 5 p.m. to close. For $100 per guest, enjoy an "Around the World" themed menu inspired by Thailand, Italy, France and America. Listen to the tunes of a violinist, sip on a complimentary glass of bubbles before dinner, and each lady will receive a rose along with two chocolate covered strawberries per couple courtesy of The Tasting Room's pastry chef. Romance also heats up at The Tasting Room Uptown Park with a four-course "When France Meets Italy" inspired Valentine's Day dinner menu from 6 to 10 p.m. For $150 per guest, enjoy grouper almandine, braised veal shank with creamy polenta and smoked tomato jus and more. For an additional $35, receive a wine pairing with each course. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne before dinner.

Tea for Two Tearoom & Café, 8475 Highway 6 North, 281-855-1118
Tea for Two is offering seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. by reservation only. Enjoy a shared appetizer, parmesan crusted chicken or pan seared shrimp, scalloped potatoes, buttered green beans with bacon and selections from the dessert tray. The cost is $35.00 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) and the restaurant is BYOB.

Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen, 1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474
Tony Mandola’s is combining Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day, offering a New Orleans inspired three-course menu from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14. Cost is for $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity, with choices ranging from seafood gumbo and lobster fra-diavlo to wood-grilled tenderloin an red velvet brownie a la mode.

Toulouse, 4444 Westheimer, 713-871-0768
Located in the magnificently lit and decorated courtyard of River Oaks District, this stylish French cafe will offer a special dinner menu featuring asparagus cream soup topped with ruffle coulis and brioche croutons, jumbo lump crab cakes with petite salad and espellette aioli, seared halibut over a hazelnut risotto, filet mignon with roasted potatoes, onions, mushrooms and a truffle sauce, and finished with a decadent chocolate tart with raspberries and rose flower cream. Reservations will be accepted from Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 14. On the night of Valentine's Day, Toulouse will have live music in the courtyard from 7 to 11 p.m.

Urban Eats, 3414 Washington, 832-834-4417
Celebrate your Valentine with the “Cupid’s Feast of Love” special, available Tuesday, February 13 through Thursday, February 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. The feast (65, plus tax and gratuity) includes a shared appetizer, two entrees from the Dinner Plates Menu or two orders from the Signature Sliders Menu, and a shared dessert paired with a bottle of wine or sparkling wine. Reservations are not accepted.

We will be updating this list leading up to Valentine's Day. Restaurants can send holiday details to dish@houstonpress.com.