Love is in the Houston air this Valentine’s Day, 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:
ARA Restaurant and Axis Lounge | Royal Sonesta, 2222 West Loop South, 713-627-7600
Enjoy regal treatment with a special steak and seafood entrée special offered in both the elegant ARA restaurant and the striking Axis Lounge. The Royal Surf & Turf is priced at $29 per person, available from Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16 from 5:30 pm until close. Guests can add a glass of house champagne on arrival plus a choice of appetizer and dessert from the a la carte menu for $15.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington, 713-862-1814
Bring your sweetheart for a romantic steakhouse dinner, complete with pre-ordered flowers and champagne to be on your table when you arrive plus a few menu specials. These options are available with your reservation on Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16 with a 24-hour notice. The Butcher Shop will also be offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe takeout menu for two, which includes your choice of two appetizers, an entrée, three sides and two desserts and complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for $130 plus tax. The takeout option is available on Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16 with a 24-hour notice.
B.B. Lemon, 1809 Washington, 713-554-1809
Join B.B. Lemon for a festive, Anti-Valentine’s Day party to celebrate the single life. With all black attire encouraged, a DJ will be spinning tunes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and guests can enjoy “anti-love” drink and food specials.
Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Cozy up at one of the city’s most romantic restaurants, with a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 17 ($110 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 ($75 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). Highlights include scallop crudo, roasted oysters, beef tenderloin in red wine sauce and perfect chocolate cake on the Couple’s Menu; and Gulf Coast beignets, beef carpaccio, duck confit and rose petal affogato on the V-Day Menu. There will be live jazz by the Bob Chadwick Trio on Valentine’s night.
BCK, 933 Studewood, 832-831-7155
BCK will offer a “Sweetheart Dinner” with a prix-fixe menu priced at $65 per couple, available Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17. Dinner will feature a three-courses, including your choice of Fried Gulf Oysters Florentine, Bacon Wrapped Dates or Avocado Toast; BCK Surf + Turf featuring a Filet of New York, Cognac Demi-Glace, Shrimp + Jalapen?o-Garlic Beurre Blanc, Pureed Potatoes, Sweet Baby Broccoli; and Warm Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Whipped Cream and Candy. Guests can enjoy half-priced wine bottles and your choice of specialty cocktails featuring Four Roses whiskey or Moet Rose? or Chandon splits.
benjy’s, 2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602
The popular spot will be serving its traditional a la carte menu, plus romantic shareables on Valentine’s Day.
Bisou, 4444 Westheimer, 713-955-3855
This Valentine’s Day, the chic River Oaks District spot introduces a four-course tasting menu for $79 per person.
Bistro Menil, 1513 West Alabama, 713-904-3537
Bistro Menil is offering an extended and customizable Valentine’s Day special this year from Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16. Beginning with a special amuse-bouche of sous-vide citrus salmon, guests can then select their appetizer, entree, and dessert, with choices including lobster bisque with tarragon-butter poached lobster tail or black truffle and wild mushroom bisque with white truffle crepe; cinnamon-roasted pheasant with orange pan reduction and butternut squash puree or roast rack of lamb with whole grain mustard glaze and bay leaf potatoes; and Coeur à la crème with raspberry sauce or a flourless chocolate cake with bergamot crème fraiche. The Valentine’s Day Special with wine pairings is available for $110 per person plus tax and gratuity or without wine pairings for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. The regular menu 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 three-course, multi-choice menu and a complimentary glass of sparkling Crémant de Limoux rosé. Dine on dishes such as lobster bisque, sabayon covered oyster, roasted duck breast in sauce salmi, filet mignong with chocolate sauce, and chocolate cake with passion fruit coulis. The three-course dinner is $69 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Seating times are 6 to 6:30 p.m. and 8 to 8:30 p.m., with two-hour dining times for each seating.
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer, 281-501-1187
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will offer a “Sweetheart Dinner” with a prix-fixe menu priced at $45 per person, available Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17. Dinner will feature a three-course meal prepared by chef Peter Petro, including Shaved Squash Salad; your choice of Grilled Petite Filet with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Glazed Carrots and a Whiskey Reduction or Char Grilled Mahi Mahi Filet with Butternut Squash Puree, Roasted Pineapple Relish and Red Pepper Coulis; and a Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Raspberry Reduction. Guests can enjoy half-priced wine bottles and your choice of specialty cocktails including a Four Roses Single Barrel Old Fashioned, Four Roses Small Batch Blackberry Bramble, Moet Rose? Split or Chandon Split.
Brasserie 19, 1962 West Gray, 713-524-1919
Indulge in a three-course Valentine’s Day menu, with options such as scallops in lobster beurre blanc, filet mignon au poivre, trout almondine, classic vanilla bean crème brulee and chocolate covered strawberry bread pudding.
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
The Downtown French brasserie will be offering a romantic a la carte menu in addition to a special three-course prix fixe for $58 per person. Indulge in dishes such as mushroom ravioli in port wine truffle sauce, seared duck liver with apple chutney, red snapper and ratatouille, duo de boeuf with pommes mousseline, winter vegetable risotto, coconut cream crepe and dark chocolate fondant.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith, 713-522-9711
The Houston institution will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu, available on Thursday, February 14 from 5 to 9:45 p.m. For $75 per person couples can select their choice of starter, entrée, and dessert such as but not limited to lobster and cognac bisque, cured Hudson Valley foie gras torchon, Gold Coast shrimp and grits, petite filet and seafood stuffed lobster, and chocolate molten cake.
Broken Barrel, 1950 Hughes Landing, 713-389-5628
Enjoy a three-course Prix Fixe menu ($70 per person plus tax and gratuity) with a complimentary glass of bubbly on Thursday, February 14 from 3 to 9 p.m. Highlights include Roasted Corn Soup with queso fresco and chipotle pepper oil or Salmon Tiradito with ricotta cheese and everything bagel seasoning Pork Chop with tomatillo bacon relish and jalapeño mash potatoes or Mussels with coconut red curry broth and Italian sausage; and Chocolate Mille-Feuille with dark chocolate ganache and strawberry gelee.
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak, 713-622-9996
Enjoy seafood dishes from the six coastal regions of Mexico and more, with a special Valentine’s Couples’ Menu on February 8, 9, 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). Live music by Ikaru on Valentine’s night.
City Acre Brewing, 3418 Topping, 832-377-0237
Guests are invited to couple up in the elegant Victorian manor and enjoy four courses paired with a beef Oscar topped with fresh crab meat and a City Acre Béernaise sauce and paired with Sprang! Marzen. Tickets ($60 for one, $120 for two) include four courses and all beers, plus tax, fees and gratuity.
The Classic, 5922 Washington, 713-868-1131
Beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, The Classic is launching a new Date Night, perfectly shareable menu. These new Date Night specials will be available all Valentine’s Day weekend and Fridays and Saturdays thereafter. Get shareable menu items ranging from $48-$52 for two, including Whole Fish and Citrus salad, 44 Farms Bistro Filet and Red Wine Au Jus, and Texas Bone-In Short Rib and artisan grits.
Coppa Osteria, 5210 Morningside, 713-522-3535
The Rice Village spot will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $49 per person, paired with a bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne for $49. Guests can dine on choices such as burrata tartufo, pan-seared red snapper, spaghetti carbonara and berry crostata.
Cottonwood, 3422 North Shepherd, 713-802-0410
The popular live music venue, restaurant, and bar will offer $5 wines by the glass and $5 margaritas on Valentine's Day. For couples looking to enjoy some live music with their cocktails, Two Tons of Steel will perform a free live show from 7 to 10 p.m.
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar, 9595 Six Pines #650, 281-465-9463; 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463
Dine on a four-course dinner (and optional wine pairing) with your special someone. Highlights include a teaser of lobster bisque topped with a goat cheese crouton and American caviar, choices like crab stuffed jumbo shrimp or lobster capellini for the “first kiss,” mains from prime filet to potato-wrapped sea bass, and an ending of red velvet tiramisu, white chocolate mousse or molten lava cake. The Wine, Dine & Be Mine experience is $55 per guest, and there will be special Chef's Valentine's features offered on Friday and Saturday as well.
The Dunlavy, 3422 Allen, 713-360-6477
Join The Dunlavy for an intimate Valentine's Day Dinner, beginning with a complimentary glass of champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres and followed by an elegant three-course prix-fixe traditional or vegetarian dinner for $95 per person. Seatings are available at at 6 pm and 8 pm.
Edgar’s Hermano, 1700 Smith, 713-495-7854
Edgar’s Hermano will offer a complimentary Champagne with the purchase of two entrées on Valentine’s Day.
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, fresh and smoked salmon tartare, seared sea bass with carrot-ginger mousseline, filet de boeuf “Bordelaise” and white and milk chocolate desserts.
Field & Tides, 705 East 11th, 713-861-6143
Executive chef Travis Lenig is creating a very special three-course Valentine’s Day culinary experience for $60 per person. Enjoy dishes such as she crab soup with jumbo lump crab, beef short rib with poblano mashed potato and béarnaise; and Alabama chocolate stack.
Fielding’s local kitchen + bar, 26400 Kuykendahl, 281-351-2225
Fielding’s local kitchen + bar will be serving a special V-Day dinner, as well as a three-course prix fixe menu on Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17.
Flying Vine Lakeside Grille, 9945 Barker Cypress, 281-246-1076
Mixing Southern country with the taste and feel of New Orleans Cajun and jazz, Flying Vine will offer a three-course dinner and burlesque show on Saturday, February 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m., enjoy two complimentary cocktails and passed appetizers, with the dinner and show beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $60 per person.
Frank’s Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600
Guests can enjoy a multi-course prix fixe menu from 5 to 9 p.m., with beginning with a cheese course and finishing with a chocolate-covered Atkinson Farm strawberry lagniappe. In between, there are choices such as wild mushroom bisque, day boat scallop, country fried quail, Gulf grouper, bone-in short rib, and Mexican vanilla custard flan with caramel. Cost is $75 per person with a $30 per person optional wine pairing.
The General Public, 797 Sorella, 832-690-4450
During dinner Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17, every guest ages 21+ will receive a complimentary glass of champagne paired with fine artisan chocolate from Cacao and Cardamom with the purchase of a meal.
The Grove Houston, 1611 Lamar, 713-337-7321
The Grove Houston will offer a special three-course dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day, with courses including arugula salad with toasted pecans, seasonal fruit and mustard vinaigrette; live oak grilled NY strip and lobster tail with roasted garlic-herb butter, local grits and asparagus; and mole torte with Valrhona chocolate, strawberries, almond and ancho chile, all served family-style for $100 per couple. In addition to the special menu, the restaurant will offer its full dinner menu and a number of prime meat specials from a bone-in ribeye with veal demi to a double tomahawk pork chop in sage-butter. Reservations are available and encouraged from 5 to 10 p.m.
Harold's in the Heights, 350 West 19th, 713-360-6204
Harold’s prix fixe menu starts with bubbles on arrival, followed by dishes such as sherry-kissed she crab soup, scallop risotto, southern fried pork chop, and flaming crème brulee. Cost is $69 per person.
Helen Greek Food and Wine, 2429 Rice, 832-831-7133
Helen in the Heights, 1111 Studewood, 832-582-7146
Head to Helen Greek Food and Wine in Rice Village for a special a la carte V-Day menu, offered Thursday through Sunday. Highlights include baked salt cod brandade, stuffed calamari, Greek-style lobster spaghetti, bavette steak and orange custard pie. In the Heights, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner for $50 per person with optional wine pairings on Valentine's Day (this will be the only menu offered that day). Dig into Santorini tomato fritters, lamb dumplings, Corfu-style baked fish and fried rice pudding. Any dishes we do not sell out of on Valentine's Day will be offered that weekend as specials, along with the regular menu.
Hotel Granduca | Ristorante Cavour, 1080 Uptown Park, 713-418-1000
Escape to Italy at Ristorante Cavour at Hotel Granduca, as executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese channels Northern Italian cuisine with a special three-course prix fixe menu. Guests can indulge in tastes from marinated salmon with foie gras to beef medallions with asparagus ragout. The menu is $75 per person plus $45 for wine pairings.
Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17 ($110 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). Live Music by Viento on Valentine’s night.
Hungry’s, 2356 Rice, 713-523-8652; 14714 Memorial, 281-493-1520
Guest will get a free sharable dessert with the purchase of a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut ($75) on Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16.
Jaxton’s Grill House and Bar, 9955 Barker Cypress, 832-653-2297
Head to Jaxton’s at Boardwalk at Towne Lake for a special three-course prix fixe menu, featuring sautéed seared scallops, woodfired pepper roasted tenderloin, seared duck, or seared halibut, and red velvet cake for dessert. Cost is $59.95 per person -with the choice to add wine pairings with each course for $30 per person. Seatings are at 5:30 and 8 p.m.
King’s BierHaus, 2044 East T C Jester, 281-990-3042
Spend a relaxed Valentine’s Day at King’s filled with bier, schnapps, schnitzel. King’s will set the scene with a candlelit dinner, classic love songs and staff dressed in full Valentine’s Day gear. Cost is $60 per couple for a five-course dinner, featuring dishes such as German schnapps, pork shank for two and homemade apple strudel.
Kuu, 947 Gessner, 713-461-1688
Romantic live music will be playing all Valentine’s Day long at this chic Japanese spot.
La Grange, 2517 Ralph, 832-962-4745
Enjoy $1 oysters, $4 wines by the glass and $5 margaritas on Valentine's Day. La Grange also has a host of delicious and Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes available on its bar menu to snack on – think Tres Salsas ($5), Smoked Chicken Flautas ($5) and Shrimp and Crab Empanadas ($7).
La Lucha, 1801 North Shepherd, 713-955-4765
Enjoy a family-style fixed menu for $49.95 a person this Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Johnny cakes with Cajun caviar, beef carpaccio with smoked oyster mayo, and Carolina gold rice porridge with spiced pumpkin seeds. Don’t miss the banana foster mothered over house made vanilla soft-serve. There will be dollar aphrodisiacs (oysters) all night long, too.
La Table, 1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000
Diners are invited to choose from two Valentine’s Day options: guests can enjoy a special a la carte menu available downstairs in Marche, or an elegant four-course prix fixe menu upstairs in Chateau for $125 per person. La Table will also feature its tableside classics for two in Chateau. Dine on dishes such as beet cured salmon gravlax, caramelized cheese souffle, braised veal shank osso bucco, and dessert souffle for two.
La Villa, 4315 Montrose, 713-524-0070
Chef D'Andrea's menu includes a four-course meal, with three options per course. Start with an amuse bouche and a glass of Prosecco, followed by a first course of grilled octopus with fennel puree and sauce vièrge. Next, you will have two options of entrées, one of which is the Roasted Sea Bass with chives, beurre blanc and gnocchi accompanied with sautéed spinach. Top off the evening with a Chocolate Sphere with hot chocolate sauce, Champagne mousse and fresh raspberries. Cost is $69 per person and reservations can be made from 5 to 10 p.m.
Le Bistro at Culinary Institute Lenotre, 7070 Allensby, 713-358-5079
Indulge in a special V-Day menu on February 14-16, with highlights including Brut rosé, oyster and smoked salmon seafood platter, lobster tail in Chardonnay butter sauce, duck confit agnolotti and chocolate fondue for two.
Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, 713-629-4444
For $75 per person, Le Colonial in River Oaks District is offering a three-course menu of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Couples will choose an amuse-bouche, one small plate, one large plate, dessert, coffee and tea, with highlights including Chao Tom (shrimp on sugar cane), Bo Kho (braised beef short ribs), Tôm Hùm (lemongrass poached Maine lobster) and Ca Hap (steamed sea bass).
Liberty Kitchen, 1050 Studewood, 713-802-0533; 4224 San Felipe, 713-622-1010; 963 Bunker Hill; 713-468-3745
From Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16, guests can enjoy a selection of special dishes available a la carte or as a three-course meal at all Liberty Kitchen locations. Dig into dishes such as wild mushroom and leek bisque with Champagne roasted oysters, Chicago tenderloin medallions with rube pan sauce, Alaskan King crab mac and cheese, and bittersweet chocolate pudding with doubled whipped cream. Reservations are optional.
Lucienne, 1070 Dallas, 713-242-8555
Hotel Alessandra’s Lucienne sets the backdrop for a refined and romantic Valentine’s dinner. Prepared by acclaimed chef Jose Hernandez, the four-course menu is priced at $85 per person with the option of a $45 wine and cocktail pairing. Choose from dishes such as strawberry gazpacho with jumbo lump crab meat, foie gras mousse with Sicilian pistachios and homemade brioche, duck breast with pomegranate gastrique and a chocolate s’mores kiss with Nutella and banana. Seatings are available on Thursday, February 14 at 5:30, 7 and 9 p.m. and on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 by reservation between 5:30 and 10 p.m.
Lupe Tortilla, tex-mex.com
Lupe Tortilla will offer Fajitas for Two ($42.95 for one pound of mixed beef and chicken) for Valentine's Day.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, 1650 West Loop South, 713-993-2500
The steakhouse is open for V-Day reservations, offering a twist on a Mastro’s signature with the Chocolate Warm Butter Cake, a cake baked with a cocoa and cream cheese glaze, topped with chocolate ice cream and drizzled with raspberry sauce and white chocolate ganache. The treat will also be available throughout February.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1001 McKinney, 713-659-3700; 5000 Westheimer, 713-629-1946
From February 9 through 16, diners at Morton’s The Steakhouse can fall in love with a Steak & Lobster Oscar, a succulent 8-ounce filet topped with a whole Maine lobster and bearnaise sauce, for $59.
Nobie's, 2048 Colquitt, 346-319-5919
Nobie's will be offering half-off bottles of all champagne and sparkling wine, with no special reservations required.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 5061 Westheimer, 832-487-8862
On Valentine’s Day, The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering guests a chance at love with The Flirt, a delicious blend of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Grand Marnier, Strawberry Cordial, Fresh Lime Juice and Galaxy Edible Glitter, topped with Maschio Prosecco for $16.
One Fifth Mediterranean, 1658 Westheimer, 713-955-1024
Just as it for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, One Fifth Houston is making it easy on you, offering an a la carte menu alongside Sightseeing Tour or First Class Tour tasting menus. All you have to do is make a reservation.
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175
The Original Ninfa’s will offer a special prix-fixe menu for couples on Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Treat your loved one to chef Alex Padilla’s Fajitas for Two (any meat or veggie option), two Ninfaritas and Mexican Chocolate Cake for $59.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264
Guests can enjoy an extensive ala carte menu just for Valentine’s, featuring restaurant favorites alongside specials made just for the occasion. In addition, Ouisie’s will take advance orders for its housemade chocolate truffles ($4 each or $20 for six) and bottles of champagne (Tattinger Brut for $50 per bottle plus two truffles).
The Palm, 6100 Westheimer, 713-977-2544
This Valentine’s day weekend, guests enjoy a a three-course, prix-fixe menu available from February 14 – 17. Featuring The Palm’s classic Surf ‘n’ Turf dinner for two, the menu is available for $195 per couple, with the option to toast with two glasses of Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne for an additional $25 per couple.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney, 713-658-1995; 5839 Westheimer, 713-780-7352
Treat your S.O. to an elegant prix fixe dinner menu at either location of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for $89.95 per guest. On Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse will offer a three-course dining experience with choice of soup or salad, entrée selection of Filet Oscar or Filet and Shrimp, and a classic Red Velvet Brownie for dessert.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, perryssteakhouse.com
Celebrate your love over a romantic prix fixe meal at Perry's Steakhouse & Grille. The menu features Perry’s signature favorites from lobster bisque and an eight-ounce filet wrapped with Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon and topped with jumbo lump crab meat to the “famous” pork chop and white chocolate cheesecake. The special Valentine's Day menu 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. Appetizer and entrée complements will be available but are not included in the per person price.
Poitín, 2313 Edwards, 713-470-6686
Poitín will offer a special three-course menu, beginning the evening with sparkling wine on arrival followed by dishes including East Coast oysters, rabbit, airline chicken supreme, venison, five variations of chocolate and more. Pricing is $75 for the three-course menu, and $115 with a wine/cocktail pairing.
Potente, 1515 Texas, 713-237-1515
Celebrate your love with an indulgent five-course prix fixe menu, featuring dishes such as cacio pepe with tableside shaved Burgundy black truffle, roasted duck breast, diver scallops and Brazos Valley cheesecake souffle.
Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
For Valentine’s Day, Prego will serve regular menu plus off-the-menu specials, including decadent desserts.
Quattro at the Four Seasons Houston, 1300 Lamar, 713-276-4700
Quattro will be offering a three-course Valentine’s Day Menu the evenings of February 14 through February 16. Specialties include potato and cream ravioli with American caviar and Prosecco Sauce, vanilla poached lobster with carnaroli risotto, and caramelized vanilla and mascarpone torta. Cost is $65 per person or $125 per couple.
Radio Milano, 800 Sorella, 713-827-3545
Say “amore” to your special someone with a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu at Radio Milano. Highlights of the four-course dinner include asparagus salad with goat cheese, bacon and orange vinaigrette; seared quail with fig chutney and sautéed kale; lamb tenderloin,with parsnip puree, piperade and pomegranate glaze; and for dessert, two-layer sponge cake with amaretto and pastry cream. Priced at $65 per person, the menu will be available on Valentine’s Day from 5 until 10 p.m. (in addition to an a la carte menu).
Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
Spend time with your sweetie at Houston’s original lodge restaurant, featuring seafood and wild game in a historic 113-year-old log cabin on an acre of beautiful grounds. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving its full regular menu, and for dinner offering a special three-course menu which includes a glass of bubbles for $85 per person plus tax, gratuity and other beverages. Seating times for Valentine’s dinner are 5 to 10 p.m. – phone reservations only.
Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer, 713-599-1960
Relish will offer diners off-menu specials in addition to its regular nightly menu from February 14 through 16 during dinner hours. Specials include lobster bisque or foie gras to start, and 44 farms steak or fresh seafood special to fill up your love tank. End your night on a sweet note with decorated sugar cookies ($4 each), or take home a bag of two ($5 each). Additionally, Suzanne Cummings will have pre-made bouquets available for pick up at Relish beginning February 14-February 16.
Riel, 1927 Fairview, 832-831-9109
Riel will offer complimentary champagne to dinner guests, and specialty classic cocktail Jell-O shots will also be available for the occasion, along with a new Valentine’s cocktail featuring Macchu Pisco, Velvet Falernum, Green Chartreuse, Lime Juice, Strawberry Fennel Syrup, and Rhubarb Bitters served in an RX glass and garnished with a fresh strawberry.
Shula’s Steak House, 1200 Louisiana, 713-375-4777
Located in the Hyatt Regency, Shula’s is launching a three course prix fixe dinner menu for two that will be available starting Valentine’s Day evening, Thursday, February 14, and running through Sunday, February 17, for $70 per person. Guests can also choose to add a hand-selected wine and champagne pairing with each course for an additional $45 per person. The romance-inducing menu offers a choice of peeky boo crab or shaved beef carpaccio to start, filet mignon or halibut as the main event and strawberry and white chocolate with champagne sorbet for dessert.
State Fare, 947 Gessner, 832-831-0950
Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu offered on Valentine’s Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Menu choices include southern sampler to share, salad course, entrée course including steak, fish, chicken or pasta and a shared desert sampler with key lime pie, vanilla crème brulee, and a three-layer chocolate mousse cake. The special menu is available by advance reservation only, but its regular dinner menu will be available for walk-ins or day of reservations.
State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080
Indulge in a four-course Valentine’s Day menu starting at $85 per person. Highlights include biscuits and ham with jam (optional caviar add on for $95), hearth roasted bone marrow with foie gras terrine and smoked onion marmalade, pancetta wrapped rainbow trout with spring artichokes, and a decadent tres leches with mixed berries.
Superica, 1801 North Shepherd, 713-955-3215
Superica will be offering $5 rosé and frosé specials and will be playing classic rom-coms from the projector throughout the evening (with servers dawned in festive attire, heart-shaped candies and pomegranate kiddie pops plus extra pink and red touches). No reservations required.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge, 832-230-3842
Sylvia’s will be offering Frontera Parrillada for two, which includes a half-pound of chicken and beef fajitas, two grilled quail, four jumbo shrimp (served with rice, beans and tortillas) and one chocolate tres leches to share for $48.95 plus tax and gratuity.
Third Coast, 6550 Bertner, 713-749-0400
Chef Jon Buchanan is offering a four-course menu on Valentine’s Day, from 5 to 10 pm.
TRIS, 24 Waterway, 281-203-5641
Executive chef Austin Simmons has created a four-course dinner experience, featuring specials such as lamb lollipops, avocado tart, braised pork shank, prime tenderloin, smoked portobello mushrooms, cheese cake tart, lemon tart and a special chef’s chocolate tasting. The dinner is priced at $85 per person.
Truluck’s Houston, 5350 Westheimer, 713-783-7270; Truluck’s The Woodlands, 1900 Hughes Landing, 281-465-7000
Trulucks invites guests to celebrate the official day of love by indulging in the restaurant’s signature, Southern-inspired cuisine, including selections perfect for sharing with a significant other this Valentine’s Day. While the restaurants’ signature Florida Stone Crab is delivered directly from its own Florida Keys fisheries to guests’ tables within hours, couples can also enjoy dishes such as Chilled Seafood Celebration, Lobscargot, Miso-Glazed Seabass, Redfish Pontchartran and Alaskan King Crab Cluster.
Uchi, 904 Westheimer, 713-522-4808
Indulge in Uchi’s eight-course Omakase menu ($175 for two), including bites like Beau Solei Oyster with shallot pink peppercorn conserva and sudachi; madako crudo with hibiscus aquachile, dragonfruit and beet; kohlorabi with house cultured kobosu butter, green tea and bitter herbs; and squab with pomegranate, wood-grilled baby leek and green strawberry.
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The Union Kitchen, 4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025; 6011 Washington, 713-242-8151; 3452 Ella, 713-681-0022; 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000; 23918 US-59, 832-644-9067
The Union Kitchen will offer a four-course prix-fixe dinner at each of its five locations for $65 per person or $120 per couple. Each location will feature a different menu prepared by executive chef James Lundy, with items including Smoked Salmon Wonton amuse bouche, Aphrodite’s Heart Salad, Lobster Thermidor and Chocolate-Dipped Tuxedo Strawberry Lollipops at the original Bellaire location. Available only on Thursday, February 14.
Xochi, 1777 Walker, 713-300-4440
Featuring favors of Oaxaca, Mexico from award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega, Xochi is offering a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17 ($110 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). Live Music by Media Luna On Valentine’s night.
Yauatcha, 5045 Westheimer, 713-357-558
As a Valentine’s Day specialty, Yauatcha will make Chocolate Truffles at $2 each. Additionally, complimentary Chocolate Heart-shaped Bonbons will be offered to guests at the end of their meals. Flavors include Strawberry Champagne (pink with red specks): strawberry champagne cremeux and Hazelnut (red with pink specks): hazelnut ganache.
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