Dining Deals

Where to Dine in Houston This Valentine's Day 2016

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner (and on a Sunday this year, score!), it's time to start planning. So we got the lowdown on the best St. Valentine's dining deals around. From weekend specials and simple dinners for two to candle-lit feasts with full on romance, check out our 2016 Valentine's Day Dining Guide:

Note: Don’t forget to make reservations, as these spots are bound to fill up.

Añejo Tex-Mex
1180-1 Uptown Park, 713-963-9032

Enjoy a “Be My Valentine” meal for two, including queso fondue or guacamole for two, fajitas for two, “impossible” cake for two, and tequila flights for two. The special will be offered Friday through Sunday on Valentine’s Day weekend for $100.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos
3601 Kirby, 832-831-9940

This 4-day Valentine’s celebration (Thursday through Sunday) features a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu created by Executive Chef Arnaldo Richards in addition to the regular menu. Optional wine and tequila pairings chosen by Beverage Director Monica Richards will be offered with each course. On Sunday, they will also be offering a Grand Valentine’s Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful spread of appetizers, soups, a salad and fruit bar, Spanish paella, a carving station with complimentary sides and a lavish 28 ft. long dessert bar.

ARA Restaurant | Axis Lounge - Royal Sonesta Houston  
2222 West Loop South, 713-627-7600

Enoy a four-course, prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu. Choose from decadent dishes like pink peppercorn marinated salmon; pappardelle pasta with duck leg confit; 44 Farms steak au poivre with creamer potatoes and mini vegetables; and a selection of deserts. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $65 per person or $85 with wine pairings. The Uptown restaurant will also offer a special shared dinner for two, priced at $88. Couples can enjoy a Surf and Turf complete with 44 Farms tomahawk steak and whole Maine lobster with Chef’s choice of seasonal vegetables and sides. For a romantic toast, Axis Lounge, will also feature the “Cerise Royale” - made with Tito’s vodka, Monin cherry, Prosecco and a cherry garnish. The $10 cocktail will be available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant
1814 Washington, 713-862-1814 

Lovers will receive a complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and have the same luxury of pre-ordering 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 $16, Mini Surf & Turf (5-6 ounce lobster tail and a 10oz filet) $69, and red velvet cake with a white chocolate heart for dessert for $9. These options are available with your reservation on Friday, February 12, Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 with a 24 hour notice. 

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd 713-521-2239

Lovely al fresco patios, cozy fireplaces and intimate tables make this cafe one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants. Hit it to enjoy a special Couple’s Menu ($95 per couple) on the nights of February 12-13, and a special Valentine’s Day menu ($75 per person) on February 14. Highlights of the multi-choice, 3-course (plus amouse bouche) Couple's menu include Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, NY Strip with bacon roasted root vegetables and gorgonzola butter, and a dessert platter to share. The 4-course Valentine's Day menu features choices like Stuffed Quail with pomegranate, almonds, sausage, and spinach; Butternut Squash Ravioli, Pan-roasted Fish, and Raspberry Meringue.

Big Eyed Fish  
908 Henderson, 713-714-8367

Treat your sweetie to a four-course feast, including choices like tableside-smoked salmon, spicy mussels in rich cream sauce, rosemary-butter basted lamb chops, and flourless chocolate cake. Cost is $75 per person and includes a gift for the table.

Bistro at The Lancaster  
701 Texas, 713-228-9502
The Bistro at The Lancaster will prepare a three-course Prix Fixe dinner for $120 per couple, as well as a la carte dining. Valentine’s entrées include Lobster & Prawns, Veal Medallions and Prime Filet Mignon with Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. Guests will be able to choose a starter – either a “5 Lily Soup,” Bibb Lettuce Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or Artisanal Cheese Plate – as well as a vegetable side dish and sumptuous dessert.

Black & White 
1001 Studewood, 346-980-8484
For dinner on Saturday, February 13, guests can order from the regular menu or the Valentine’s prix fixe menu that offers three courses and a complimentary glass of champagne for $45 per person. The special menu highlights some of the restaurants popular dishes including the Roasted Octopus Ceviche Tostada, Duck Margret and a dessert trio. There will also be live music from guitar soloist Gianni Carlo to add to the ambiance while guests dine. For brunch on Sunday, February 14, guests can enjoy Black & White’s brunch menu including Red Velvet pancakes, Serrano and Cheddar Cheese Waffles & Fried Chicken and Brûléed French Toast, and sip on $12 bottomless mimosas, $20 bottomless blood orange mimosas or the craft cocktail La Vie en Rose, served just for Valentine’s Day.

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith St, 713-522-9711

Enjoy a NOLA-style prix fixe dinner for $75 per guest, starting with an Oyster Shooter with Creole vegetable lagniappe and moving onto choices including Citrus Salt Roasted Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Crawfish Stuffed Texas Flounder, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding, among other delights.

Caracol Restaurant – Coastal Mexican Kitchen
2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996

This coastal Mexican restaurant will be offering a special Couple’s Menu ($110 per couple) on the nights of February 13 and 15, and a special Valentine’s Day menu ($79 per person) on February 14. Highlights of the multi-choice, 3-course (plus amouse bouche) Couple's menu include albondigas de camaron (shrimp meatballs in seafood broth); a 32 ounce bone-in ribeye to share with black mole, Brussels sprouts and sesame seed black bean tamales; and a dessert platter to share. The 4-course Valentine's Day menu features choices like octopus salad, a trio of wood-roasted Gulf oysters, seared scallops with yellow pepper mole, and a clay pot cinnamon coffee-orange custard with crème fraîche and kumquat.

Damian’s Cucina Italiana
3011 Smith Street, 713-522-0439
On Valentine's Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the restaurant will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day menu in traditional Italian-American style. Begin with an antipasti option like veal ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Then, choose from a selection of Piatti Forti, including the Branzino Divertente, a sautéed seabass drizzled with basil infused olive oil served with rosemary roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. Finish your meal with a choice of sweet treats like goat cheese & pear cheesecake blended with bosc pears in a graham cracker crust. Priced at $59.95 per person.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
5061 Westheimer, 713-355-2600
Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring an 8 oz. Filet & 8 oz. Lobster for $79 available all-weekend, February 12 through 14.
The full menu will be available on all days except Valentine's Day, where a special menu will be offered.

Del Frisco's Grille  
2800 Kirby, 832-623-6168
1900 Hughes Landing #500, 281-465-0300
Both locations will be celebrating all weekend long, with Brunch on Saturday & Sunday, and Dinner available Friday through Sunday. Couples looking for a cozy weekend brunch can indulge in signature dishes like Red Velvet Belgian Waffles with Whipped Vanilla Bean-Spiked Cream Cheese, The Crabcake Benedict served with Cajun Lobster Sauce, and Bananas Foster French Toast. In addition to signature brunch cocktails like Mimosas, Sangria and Build-Your-Own Bloody Marys, Del Frisco’s Grille will also feature “Cupid's Cocktail” available by the glass or carafe. For those interested in a more romantic evening, Del Frisco’s Grille will feature their full dinner menu all-weekend long in addition to a featured Prime Rib and Filet & Lobster Pairing. Guests can finish their meal on a sweet note with the featured Triple Chocolate Decadence Dessert.

Federal American Grill
510 Shepherd, 713-863-7777  
Indulge in a three-course Valentine’s Weekend menu for $70 per person, available Friday through Sunday.

Fogo de Chão

Multiple locations

Customers who dine Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 will receive a Valentine’s Dining Card, good for a complimentary lunch or dinner towards their next visit. All locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

Genesis Steakhouse and Wine Bar
5427 Bissonnet, 713-665-2222  

Start your evening with a glass of bubbly before indulging in a four-course feast, featuring dishes such as seared tuna flowers, center cut ribeye, and a "chocolate explosion" dessert. Cost is $68 per person or $125 per couple.

Grotto Galveston
5222 Seawall, 409-740-8605

Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Grotto will offer visitors a pre-fixe menu for $80. Highlights include Spicy Bleu Crab Fingers, Pecan Crusted Fried Oysters, Creamy Porcini Mushroom Bisque, and a Duet of Smoked Prime Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Prawns, Jalapeño Pesto, Gnocci Dumplings, Wild Mushroom Jus. Dessert is your choice of Milk Chocolate Frappuccino Mousse “Café” Mezzanotte or Friands with Long Stem Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Helen Greek Food and Wine  
2429 Rice, 832-831-7133

Houston's hottest new Greek restaurant will be offering a special menu for the occasion with dishes such as Lobster Macaronia (roasted lobster tail, slow cooked ragu) and Winter Squash Soup (greek yogurt and toasted pine nuts). 

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall, 409-744-5000

Stop by the Hilton Galveston Island Resort for a delectable menu on Valentine’s Day Weekend. Start with a baby spring mix and green apple salad with pecan crusted goat cheese, topped with a house vinaigrette. Guests are able to choose from two entrées: Snapper ala meuniere served with rice pilaf and grilled asparagus or pan seared ribeye cooked to order with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and red wine demi glaze. The meal is topped off with a chocolate sampler for two and champagne. The fixed menu is $49 per couple and will be served 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston
5002 Seawall, 409-740-5300

The Holiday Inn Resort – On the Beach will offer a fixed menu for $25 with classic selections for Valentine’s Day guests. The menu includes grilled romaine heart salad with garlic parmesan vinaigrette dressing, bacon-wrapped tenderloin, potatoes au gratin, sautéed broccoli and hand-dipped strawberries. Dinner will be served from 5-10 p.m.

Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3201 Louisiana #101; 713-491-2222

Executive Chef Mark Holley brings a robust variety of southern-inspired seafood dishes to a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu at his eponymous restaurant. Appetizer offerings include the Oysters Cupid “Yvonne,” named after Holley’s wife, composed of crabmeat, champagne-fennel cream and American caviar. Diners can also choose from entrees like a Thai-style fried snapper for two and desert of a down south coconut cake with spiced pecans and salted caramel sauce. The $70 per person menu, offered on Sunday, includes three courses as well as a lagniappe.

1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 12, 13 and 15, and a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14. The 3-course Couple's menu ($95 per couple) features dishes like roasted cauliflower and almond soup, sweet potato masa cakes with beef cheeks in mole xico, shrimp sautéed in lime garlic oil, arroz blanco and nopales salad, and desserts to share, among other delectable options. The 4-course Valentine's Day menu ($75 per person) features choices such as duck carnitas, crispy potato tacos, grilled rack of lamb with housemade lamb sausage and mole Coloradito, and a hazelnut-mandarin bombe with chocolate and mandarin sauce.

2356 Rice, 713-523-8652 
14075 Memorial, 281-493-1520
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu and two glasses of bubbly for $50 per couple, available Friday through Sunday.

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill
3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858

Sushi and sake lovers can get the best of both this Valentine's day. Kata Robata will be open from noon to 11 p.m. 

Landry’s Seafood The Woodlands
1212 Lake Robbins, 281-362-9696

The seafood restaurant is hosting a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise around The Woodlands Waterway on Sunday, boarding at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Couples will enjoy a five-course dinner and complimentary bottle of wine as they set sail on a 1.5-hour ride in the luxurious Woodlands Waterway Cruisers. Indulge in Stuffed Shrimp Enbrochette, Shrimp Cocktail & Jumbo Lump Crab, Lobster Bisque, Classic Caesar Salad, Snapper Amore or Crab Cake Stuffed Lobster Tail, and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with a Champagne Toast. Cost is $300 per couple (gratuity not included). Reservations are required. Call 281-363-9750 or email [email protected].  


4412 Washington, 713-880-5111

Enjoy a three-course dinner and beverage pairing on Friday through Sunday. Start with a roasted beet or wedge salad before your choice of bone-in in NY strip and pecan-crusted red snapper. Dessert is traditional tiramisu and chocolate dipped strawberries for two. Cost is $99.99 without wine pairing and $149.99 with wine pairings.

Le Mistral  
1400 Eldridge, 832-379-8322

There are two dining options at this French bistro: a 4 course brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (a limited version of the dinner menu) and an extravagant 5-course feast from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Start with duo of Blue Point oysters amuse bouche and a porcini mushroom cappuccino appetizer before enjoying house smoked salmon, pan-seared Mediterranean black bass, a center-cut tenderloin and Canadian lobster tail surf n’ turf, and red velvet cake for dessert. Cost is $90 per person.

Line & Lariat
220 Main, 832-667-4470
Friday through Sunday, diners can enjoy selections from Chef Laura Trigo’s three-course menu, including grilled oysters on the half shell in garlic-herb butter; a 10 oz. New York strip with crispy crawfish tails and roasted root vegetables; and molten lava cake à la mode. The cost is $89 per person, including a champagne toast. L&L Bar will feature a signature Valentine’s cocktail - the Queen’s Crown, incorporating La Marca Prosecco, a splash of Crème de Violette and a blackberry – and for $40, a bottle of La Marca Prosecco accompanied by six chocolate covered strawberries.

Mark’s American Cuisine  
1658 Westheimer, 713-523-3800
From Thursday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy a special 3-course prix fixe menu (including housemade truffles at each table) for $84.95 per person. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will also be offering a Valentine's Day brunch for $64.95 per adult and $24.95 per child. 

Max’s Wine Dive - Fairview
214 Fairview, 713-528-9200

$100 (plus tax/tip) will get you a 4-course dinner for two on Saturday and Sunday. Menu highlights include choices of Oysters on the Half Shell, Pork Belly Caesar Salad, Lobster Bisque, Lamb Chops and Truffle & Mushroom Risotto.

Max’s Wine Dive - Washington
4720 Washington, 713-880-8737

Nurse your “Valentine’s Day Hangover” starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 15. Skip the crowd and bring your honey to the Valentine’s Day Hangover Wine Tasting, where you’ll enjoy 6 wines and small bites for $35.

1001 Austin, 832-360-2222

Wednesday February 10 at 2 p.m. through Sunday, February 14 at 8 p.m., guests can enjoy a romantic Valentine's celebration at MKT Bar. Dinner specials include crab bisque ($8), halibut in parchment with potatoes, squash, asparagus and black olive, cherry tomato relish ($19) and dry rubbed beef tenderloin with mushroom bread pudding and port reduction ($24). They'll also feature drink specials, including a MKT BAR Dessert and Wine Pairing Flight for Two ($18) with 4 mini desserts, each paired with wine. 

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar
1985 Welch St, 713-533-0200

Lovebirds will enjoy a romantic 3-course pre fixe menu. The special menu will be offered all Valentine’s weekend (with participation of entire table) in addition to the regular menu on Friday and Saturday, and exclusively on Sunday. Cost is $85 per person plus tax & gratuity, or $125 per person plus tax & gratuity with the Sommelier’s wine pairings. Enjoy dishes such as lobster bisque, grilled angus beef with wild mushroom risotto and porcini/port reduction, and a trio of desserts, including apple pain perdu, flourless chocolate truffle, and cool lemon tart.

Monarch Bistro at Hotel Zaza
5701 Main, 713-527-1800
This sultry restaurant inside Hotel ZaZa is offering an exclusive, chef-inspired menu over Valentine’s Day weekend (Friday through Sunday). Enjoy a la carte specials like Gulf crudo, oven-roasted pheasant with bacon pan jus, and a "Chocolate Decadence Tart" with hazelnut mousse, chocolate pop rocks, and Framboise anglais.

Olivette at The Houstonian
111 N Post Oak, 713-685-6713

With a warm and inviting ambiance, Olivette at The Houstonian is the perfect choice for an intimate Valentine’s Dinner. The three-course, Prix Fixe menu includes such delectable offerings as Chilled Poached Lobster, Crisp Duck Confit, Bone-In Filet or Gulf Shrimp with Buttermilk Grits & Blue Crab, and desserts of Passion Fruit Panna Cotta, Baked Alaska or Doughnuts & Liquid Chocolate. Valentine's Dinner is available Friday through Sunday and is $65 per person, plus tax. Guests may complement this special dinner with a Wine Pairing for $30 additional per person. 

Ouisie’s Table
3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264

For Friday and Saturday evening, the restaurant has created an extensive prix fixe menu which will be offered in addition to the regular menu. Each of the four courses offer multiple choices. Main-course options are Heart Healthy Flounder Roulade filled with spinach, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese and Pork Osso Buco with tomatillo sauce and served with herb mashed potatoes and grilled white asparagus. On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, the restaurant has created an a la carte menu, featuring some restaurant favorites and a whole host of special dishes. This special menu will be offered all day Sunday, including at Ouisie’s popular Sunday brunch. The regular Sunday menu will not be available.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
1200 McKinney, 713-658-1995
5839 Westheimer, 713-780-7352

Both locations of this homegrown steak house will be offering a decadent 3-course Valentine's special Friday through Sunday. Enjoy your choice of soup, house salad or Caesar salad before indulging in either Filet Oscar, an 8 oz filet mignon finished with jumbo lump crabmeat & béarnaise, with mashed potatoes & jumbo asparagus; or Filet & Shrimp, an 8 oz filet mignon served with jumbo grilled shrimp, port wine shiitake mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes & haricot verts. End your meal on a sweet note with a Red Velvet Brownie. Cost is $74.95 per guest, and guests dining on Valentine's Day will receive a rose.

PESKA Seafood Culture  
1700 Post Oak, 713-961-9229
Chef Omar Pereney presents a $120 dinner for two, highlighting fresh seafood including a first course of salmon with roasted beets, horseradish foam and crispy skin, plus a second course of branzino with potatoes au gratin, cherry tomatoes and wedge salad. A desert course includes fruit of the passion, and add on items like a raw bar tower and king crab by the pound are also available. A prix fixe menu, priced at $65 per person, includes options for three courses, including tostada caramel, crusted tuna with rice and greens and house made doughnuts. Both menus will be available Thursday through Saturday in addition to the regular menu. On Sunday, the special menus will be the only ones available.

Pour Society 
947 Gessner, 832-831-0950

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday with a romantic 3-course sharing menu for $99 per couple. The special is available Friday through Sunday and features grilled Gulf oysters with charred jalapeno and scallion butter; smoked and sous vide teres major steak; lobster spoonbread, Brussels sprouts and etoufée cream; and adult milk & cookies with iced Bailey's and almond coffee. The bar will showcase Love Potion #9, a concoction of bubbles and fruited spirits.

2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
For Valentine’s Day and weekend, Prego will serve regular menu plus off-the-menu specials including Lamb Osso Buco, ½-lb Maine Lobster, and Buffalo Filet Mignon. Diners can do a surf-and-turf combining the lobster and buffalo for $88 (per person). There will also be a special dessert – Strawberry Vacherin with Champagne Sorbet and Blackberry Sorbet.

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300

On both Saturday and Sunday, the Four Seasons restaurant will be a 3-course prix fixe menu with two seating times. The first seating is 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. second is 8 p.m. to 9 o.m. Cost is $65 per person, including a special gift from the Chef. $35 optional wine pairings will also be available.

Radio Milano
800 Sorella Court, 713-827-3545
Say “amore” to your special someone with a prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Jose Hernandez. Highlights of the four-course dinner include foie gras with orange jam, pumpernickel toast, and greens; gnocchi with marinara, octopus, Parmesan cheese and spinach; veal cheeks with butternut squash puree, asparagus and hazelnut; and for dessert, passionfruit-champagne sorbetto with fresh raspberries, chantilly and crispy meringue. Priced at $85 per person, the menu will be available on Saturda and S­­unday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A la carte options will also be available.

Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
This historic 100-year-old log cabin on an acre of beautiful grounds just may be Houston's most romantic spot. For Valentine’s Day (Sunday), the restaurant will offer a four-course menu for $89 per person. The meal starts with choice of complimentary glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic festive drink.

1972 Fairview, 713-523-7667

Though the restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, they will be open and offering their regular menu alongside a special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu ($85 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity), which includes a glass of Veuve Clicqout Rose Champagne. Start with a small bite of tartar of watermelon and ahi tuna, then enjoy 3 multi-choice courses such as Gulf fish and local boudin gumbo, duck two ways, and coffee n’ donut holes with crushed pistachios, salted caramel and coffee ice cream. If choosing the three-course Valentine's dinner option, they ask that the whole table choose that menu as well. Coffee and tea included upon request.

State of Grace 
3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080

State of Grace will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for $85/person with offerings such as Gulf Coast Seafood Campechana, Bobwhite Quail (stuffed with Chinese sausage, kimchee braised greens and a scallion pancake) and Chocolate Layer Cake (with chocolate frosting, vanilla ice cream, Oreo crunch and salted caramel). 

The Steakhouse at The San Luis Hotel
5222 Seawall, 409-744-1500

Enjoy a Gulf Coast-inspired menu this V-Day. Normally closed on Sundays, The Steakhouse will open their doors from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for the occasion, and will offer a set menu for $110 per person. Indulge in dishes such as Roasted Diver Scallop, Spicy Blue Crab Bisque & Crab Toast, “Surf & Turf,” and a Dessert Trio featuring Chocolate Mezzanote, Caramel Pot De Crème, and Raspberry-Lemon Frozen Soufflé.

Sud Italia 
2347 University, 713-664-7571

The neighborhood restaurant will be offering a special 4-course Southern Italian Valentine’s dinner on Saturday and Sunday. For $49.50 per person, indulge in fresh sea scallops inside a puff pastry with pancetta sauce, risotto ale fragole, and your choice of grilled beef filet with green peppercorn sauce or grilled whole lobster tail with prosecco sauce. Then finish off on a sweet note with housemade limoncello pie or lava cake.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer, 713-961-0333

Sullivan’s will offer guests a 3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu for $62 per person available only on Sunday. Sullivan’s Regular menu + additional features will be available Friday and Saturday.

The Tasting Room CityCentre
818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500
Starting Friday and running through the weekend, TTR CityCentre will offer a feature dinner for two for $99 (plus tax/tip) that includes a choice of soup or salad, choice of entrée and choice of dessert. Wine and cocktail features will also be offered.

The Tasting Room Kings Harbor

1660 W. Lake Houston, 281-361-0044

TTR King’s Harbor will be celebrating Valentine’s day all weekend with a 3-course dinner from Friday through Sunday for $65 per person and a special “Sweetheart Brunch Buffet” on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $29 per person. They will also be offering specials on champagne, cocktails and wine flights.

The Tasting Room Uptown Park  
1101-18 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800

In addition to regular menu, two chocolate and wine pairings will be offered Friday through Sunday. The restaurant has teamed up with Araya chocolates to offer a Tier-1 chocolate pairing of three chocolates and three wines for $20 per person and a Tier-2 pairing of three chocolates and three wines for $30 per person. They will also offer a to-go package of one mixed Araya chocolate box with one bottle of Newton Unfiltered Cabernet or Moet Imperial Champagne for $69.99. On Sunday, enjoy a Champagne Brunch on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a la carte dishes and special pricing on bubbles.

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474

The Gulf Coast Kitchen has created a four-course prix fixe menu for lovers, which will be available from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday, February and Saturday; and from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy dishes like Mama’s Gumbo, Oven-roasted Chateaubriand, Snapper Martha topped with shrimp, crawfish tails, and crab meat, and dark Molten Chocolate Cake. Cost is $59.95 per person or $74.95 per person with wine pairing.

6550 Bertner, 713-749-0400
This romantic restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, and for lunch and dinner on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

2815 S. Shepherd, 713-527-9090
An extravagant six-course tasting menu will be offered in addition to the a la carte menu at dinner Friday through Sunday ($110 per person with an optional wine pairing for $55 per person). Enjoy an amuse bouche of oysters and pearls, lobster bisque, goat’s cheese pound cake, foie gras foster, honey glazed salmon, Moroccan lamb T-bone, and chocolate and strawberries. The restaurant will also host a "Valentine's Day Singles Brunch" on Sunday.

904 Westheimer, 713-522-4808

Uchi is offering a special Valentine’s Day Omakase from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, which consists of a multi-course chef’s daily tasting menu showcasing “the greatest hits” of the menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Kaz Edwards. It will feature savory and sweet courses, and is meant to be shared between two people for $150. The regular menu is also available. Those who choose to order the Omakase on Saturday and Sunday will receive a special takeaway item to enjoy at home. 

1100 Westheimer, 713-528-9800
Though they are usually closed on Sundays, this Montrose stunner will be on this Valentine's Day, featuring a regular service—no prix-fixe menus or special seatings.

Union Kitchen 
Bellaire: 4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025
Memorial: 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000
Kingwood: 23918 US-59, 832-644-9067

Each Union Kitchen will be offering a special menu along with celebratory cocktails, all available Thursday through Sunday.

At TUK Bellaire, enjoy an amouse bouche, choice of starter, entree, and dessert for $50 per person or $90 per couple. Highlights include Crispy Prosciutto Crusted Mussels, Beef Tenderloin and Lobster Tail, and Crème Brulee Bread Pudding.

The Memorial location is offering an amouse bouche, plus a multi-choice 3 course menu for $65 per person or $125 per couple. Enjoy dishes like She Crab Bisque with sherry cream, Dry Aged 8-Ounce Beef Tenderloin with morel tarragon Marsala sauce, and Black Magic Cake.

At the Kingwood location, guests can enjoy an amouse bouche, plus a multi-choice 3 course menu for $55 per person or $100 per couple. Highlights include Prosciutto Avocado Crostini, Pecan Crusted Salmon, and a Red Velvet Tower of Love.

The West End
5320 Westheimer, 713-590-0616

Take advantage of this year’s romantic holiday falling on a Sunday with brunch at this bustling, indoor/outdoor hot spot, just steps from The Galleria. Highlights from The West End’s a la carte menu include raspberry cheesecake stuffed French toast with fresh fruit; crab cake eggs benedict atop a croissant and asparagus; crab grits; house-made granola & yogurt with fresh fruit; and lemon cheesecake pancakes. Cocktail specials include Berries & Bubbles, champagne with a splash of strawberry puree and garnished with fresh berries; and Cupid Float, vanilla ice cream topped with cherry vanilla vodka and Sprite.

We will be updating this list throughout the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day. Please let us know if you'd like to be included at [email protected].
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