Where to Dine in Houston This Valentine's Day 2017

Indulge in Magret de Canard (seared duck) at Etoile Cuisine et Bar.EXPAND
Indulge in Magret de Canard (seared duck) at Etoile Cuisine et Bar.
Photo courtesy of Etoile Cuisine et Bar
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Whether you’re looking for a date that’s light and sweet or a night of over-the-top romance and passion, we’ve got the lowdown on the city’s best Valentine’s Day dining deals in Houston this year. Check out our 2017 Valentine's Day Dining Guide:

024 Grille, 945 North Gessner, 281-501-4350
Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner for $88 per couple, featuring dishes such as pan-seared scallop, cabernet-braised osso bucco and cappuccino pot de crème. Seating is available from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Adair Kitchen, 5161 San Felipe, 713-623-6100
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, and offering a by-donation Flower Cart. Pick out a flower for your loved one(s) from the custom flower cart and proceeds will go towards Casa de Esperanza.

AGU Ramen, multiple locations
Chef Hisashi Uehara will be serving up the "perfect pair" this Valentine's Day from open until close at AGU Ramen’s Washington, Westchase and Energy Corridor locations. Choose from Shio or Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen and get a Hawaiian Poke Bowl for $20, ideal for sharing with your significant other.

Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar, 1204 Caroline, 832-319-6673
The romantic restaurant will be offering a special four-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $100 per couple (including a complimentary glass of its signature Sangria for guests 21 and up). A limited dinner menu will also be available.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby, 832-831-9940
The restaurant will start its “Celebration Con Amor" on Thursday, February 9 by offering a prix fixe menu all the way through Tuesday, February 14. Cost is $95 per couple and includes dishes such as sea bass filet with cilantro mueniere, cornish hen confit and parrilla mixta for two. The restaurant will also be offering a special Valentine’s Brunch buffet on Sunday, February 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($29 per person, $21 for seniors, $15 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6).

Arthur Ave, 1111 Studewood, 832-582-7146
Enjoy an Italian-style prix fixe menu for $50 per person. Offerings will include a Roasted Beet Salad (with watercress, pistachio, garlic crostini and gorgonzola), Ricotta Gnuddi (with cherry tomato-garlic sauce and spinach) amd House-Made Pappardelle (with mushroom, parmesan crisp and black pepper).

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Backstreet Cafe, one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants, is offering a special Couple’s Menu from Friday, February 10 through Saturday, February 13, and a special Valentine’s Day menu on Tuesday, February 14. The Couple’s Menu ($95 per couple) features choices such as Gulf Coast Beignets; Lamb Chops with asparagus risotto, blackberry and red wine reduction; Sautéed Scallops with cauliflower risotto and prosciutto shards; and a dessert platter to share. The Valentine’s Day menu ($75 per person) offers four courses, with choices including Roasted Oysters with smoked piquillo butter; 3-Hour Tomato Soup with goat cheese crostini; Beef Tenderloin with charred broccolini and gorgonzola mashed potato; and Crème Brûlée with pistachio and drunken cherry reduction. Reservations required.

Barcelona Restaurant & Lounge, 110 Vintage Park, 832-698-4155
The restaurant will be offering a couple’s package for $125, featuring an appetizer and dessert to share, two entrees and two sides, and a bottle of wine. A $50 singles package features an appetizer, entrée, side and dessert.

Benjy's in the Village, 2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602
Benjy’s in the Village Valentines Day menu will feature a special a la carte menu served from 5 to 10 p.m. Menu highlights include Pan Roasted Halibut served with English pea risotto, ham, and fire-roasted tomato; Braised Lamb served with herb dumplings and smoked spinach; and Chocolate Passion served with crumble and strawberry jam.

Benjy's on Washington, 5922 Washington, 713-868-1131
Treat your sweetheart to an evening at Benjy’s on Washington with a three-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person, not including beverages, tax or gratuity. Menu highlights include Grilled Truffle Asparagus served with Konbu butter, prosciutto and Steen’s cane vinegar; six-ounce Texas ribeye with potato gratin, haricot verts and bordelaise au jus; and Mom’s Chocolate Cake served with Mexican vanilla ice cream.

Bistro Menil, 1513 West Alabama Houston, 713-904-3537
Bistro Menil is offering an early Valentine Wine Dinner Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12, for a more relaxed day or weekend with your loved one. Dinner begins with a special amuse-bouche followed by a first course of roasted sea bass with crisp, braised pork belly and wild mushroom reduction. The second course features an oxtail and duck confit risotto with poached duck egg. A delicate, lemon-thyme sous vide chicken with caramelized shallots completes the third course. Lovely French and Italian wines are expertly paired with the courses and can be purchased by the bottle to take home. The final flourish consists of a raspberry pavlova with dark chocolate sauce paired with champagne, the perfect finish for that romantic evening. Reservations can be made between 4 to 9 p.m. for $74 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Regular lunch, brunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus will also be available.

Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, 713-827-8008
With multiple seatings of 90 minute dining periods, the evening provides a multi-choice menu and a free glass of French sparkling. From special appetizers to choose from, the culinary romance begins flirtatious enough with “The Seduction.” Things heat up with “The Passion,” a choice of main course dishes. Each of the first two course offer a menage et trois of dishes created by Bistro owner Genevieve Guy. For the grand “Happily Ever After” finale, there are desserts to choose along with a complimentary glass of Crémant de Limoux rosé, Domaine Rives-Blanques. The three-course dinner is $65 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and will be secured by a $40 deposit via PayPal, forfeited for not honoring the reservation. Cancellations within 24 hours of the dinner will incur a $20 per person charge. Seating times are 6, 6:30, 7:30, 8 and at 9 p.m.

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
This newly opened French brasserie sets the tone for a romantic dinner. Guests can dine on the covered terrace overlooking Discovery Green, at the lively copper bar, or in an intimate dining nook while they enjoy an a Valentine’s Day a la carte menu and “tongue and cheek” cocktails from the bar menu including three adult punches meant to share. Highlights include mushroom ravioli in port wine sauce, cold duck foie gras terrine, pan-roasted snapper in saffron sauce, a duo de boeuf with shot rib and tenderloin, and pot au chocolat.

Broken Barrel, 1950 Hughes Landing Suite 1900, 281-719-8542
Spend Valentine's Day with a special four-course meal and a complimentary glass of bubbly for $65, including dishes such as Japanese Fried Chicken "Kaarage" with kewpie mayo and homemade ponzu or Seared Scallops with lemon orzo and orange beurre blanc; and Homemade Cocoa Pasta with lamb ragu or Confit Duck with red wine compote and rosemary potatoes.

Cafe Chino, 3285 Southwest Freeway, 713-524-4433
From 5 to 9 p.m., Café Chino will be offering live Boston lobsters and whole fish alongside its regular dinner menu. A special feature for this one night only, will be a Pacific-Rim Street Market, where the chef will make scallion pancakes to order and demonstrate how to make Chi and Pork Dumplings served with a ponzu ginger dipping sauce. Reservations are strongly suggested.

The Capital Grille, 5365 Westheimer, 713-623-4600; 840 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, 713-463-5051
The steakhouse will be offering guests the opportunity to celebrate on Valentine’s Day Eve, with complimentary pours of Veuve Clicquot alongside complimentary chocolate covered strawberries; or Valentine’s Day (complimentary chocolate covered strawberries will also be served on Valentine’s Day). It is also offering a just-in-the-nick-of-time “#ReservationRescue” table for two, whereby one lucky procrastinator will secure a 7 p.m. Valentine’s Day reservation and complimentary dinner for two. The rescue will take place through The Capital Grille’s Concierge app exclusively. Although the entry process is easy, the two-day entry window is brief (February 6 to 7). To enter, guests are simply required to download the app and select their favorite location where their #ReservationRescue” would take place. One winning entry per location will be chosen at random; the winner will be notified via the app on February 9 and will have until midnight to accept within the app.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996
The authentic coastal Mexican restaurant will offer a special Valentine’s Couple’s Menu from Friday, February 10 through Saturday, February 13, and a special Valentine’s Day menu on Tuesday, February 14. The Couple’s Menu ($110 per couple) features bocadillos de langosta to share; choice of starters including cauliflower soup and braised beef cheek, with mole pasilla and blue corn tortillas; choice of entrées, such as pan-seared jumbo scallops with poblano sauce and slow-roasted pork shank; and a dessert platter to share. The Valentine’s Day menu ($85 per person) offers four courses, with choices including masa pancake topped with refritos and mushrooms, lime-cured striped bass, today’s catch in tomatillo-caper sauce, and flan de chocolate. Reservations highly recommended.

CURRENT, 2 Waterway Square Place, 832-839-5435
Chef Richard Mendoza will be serving a four-course dinner menu with intermezzo priced at $60 per person. Guests can look forward to seasonal creations with a contemporary twist and the option of a nightcap at rooftop SideBar.

Cyclone Anaya's, multiple locations
Through Valentine's Day, guests can enjoy a Fajitas Amorosas Dinner for Two ($69), featuring a mini bottle of Cupcake Prosecco, chile con queso, guacamole, seafood ceviche,  fajitas, grilled beef, chicken, crispy carnitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp and decadent sweets to share.

Damian’s Cucina Italiana, 3011 Smith, 713-522-0439
Damian’s Cucina Italiana presents a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu in traditional Italian-American style, priced at $55.95 per person. Begin with an antipasti option like Sweet Potato Ravioli in a sage butter sauce. Then, choose from a selection of Piatti Forti, including the sautéed Snapper Dievole served over arugula with roasted fennel cherry tomatoes and a caper basil butter sauce. Finish your meal with a choice of sweet treats like Tuscan Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel’s bourbon sauce.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 5061 Westheimer, 713-355-2600
The Galleria steakhouse will offer guests a special Valentine’s Day Menu available February 10 through 14. The menu features include Oysters & Pearls for Two; Chateaubriand for Two; and Godiva Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors, 2400 Mid, 713-554-0136
Specials to run on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. Enjoy a three-course meal, with dishes including Beet & Goat Cheese Agnolotti, Green Pea Farroto and Duck Confit; and White Chocolate Cornbread Cake with local strawberry compote and sour cream ice cream.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808
Guests can indulge in a three-course prix fixe menu for $74 per person. Highlights include truffle mascarpone stuffed brie, seared duck with orange gastrique, duo de boeuf and desserts for him and her.

The General Public, 797 Sorella, 832-690-4450
On Tuesday, February 14, every guest will receive a complimentary tasting flight, featuring four different styles of Champagne, upon arrival.

Ginger & Fork, 4705 Inker, 713-861-8883
Ginger & Fork is celebrating love with weekend brunch and V-Day dinner offerings. The seven-course prix fixe weekend brunch will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy Egg White Beef Soup, Woodear Salad, Ha Gao “Shrimp Dumplings,” Siu Mai (pork and shrimp), Cha Siu Bao, Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf and Hearty Red Velvet Cake, plus a glass of “Sweetheart Royale” for $45 per person. On Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, a Valentine’s Dinner for Two features six courses for $145 per couple. The menu includes dishes such as Stir-Fried Lobster Tails and Filet Mignonette with exotic mushrooms and includes two glasses of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. Seating is limited.

Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, 350 West 19th, 713-360-6204
Harold’s will offer a special four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day for $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Each table will receive a bread plate composed of housemade bread, butter, pimento cheese and pickles. Highlights from Chef Antoine Ware’s sophisticated classical French-inspired Valentine’s menu include Gulf oysters baked on the half shell with shrimp and mushrooms, fresh trout baked inside a puff pastry with Béarnaise sauce and crawfish tails, grilled ribeye steak with potato mushroom gratin, truffle butter and bordelaise sauce, and chocolate bourbon praline crème brulee. Wine or cocktail pairings may be added for $25 per person. In addition to the pre-fixe menu, items are available a la carte.

Helen Greek Food and Wine, 2429 Rice, 832-831-7133
Spend this Valentine’s Day with a “Precious Meze for Two”. The restaurant will be offering an impressive seven-course dinner with wine pairings for $75 per person, with a menu created by chef William Wright and wine pairings skillfully chosen by sommelier Evan Turner.

Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 3201 Louisiana, 713-491-2222
The Midtown favorite is offering a four-course menu for dinner ($80 per person), featuring specialties like the House Burrata as a lagniappe; choice of appetizers including the Snapper Ceviche, "Cupid" Yvonne Oysters or Crispy Cider Pork Belly; entrée options like Thai-Style Red Snapper for Two, Braised Beef Short Ribs or the Seafood Cartoccio for Two; and dessert options including Lemon Cheese Pie, Pipe's Apple Pie Bread Pudding, Down South Coconut Cake or Long Stemmed Strawberries.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer @ Mandell, 713-524-7744
Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special Valentine’s Day multi-course menu for $75 per person plus tax, gratuity and beverages. Feast on duck carnitas with tomatillo sauce, roasted cauliflower and almond soup, tenderloin with mole negro, and criollo chocolate flourless cake with dulce de leche cream. Reservations required.

Hungry’s, 2356 Rice, 713-523-8652; 14075 Memorial, 281-493-1520
From February 10 to the 14, Hungry's is offering a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu at both of its locations. Available from 5 p.m. onward, the menu will include shareable appetizers and desserts for $45 per person, not including tax or gratuity, with the option to purchase drink specials. Guests can make reservations by calling the restaurant directly or by email. Walk-ins are welcome, depending on availability.

Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby Dr., 713-526-8858
Sushi and sake lovers can hit Kata Robata this V-Day. The restaurant will be open from noon to 11 p.m. serving the regular menu and nightly specials. Reservations highly recommended.

La Fisheria, 213 Milam, 713-802-1712
This Valentine’s Day, La Fisheria will be offering a three-course dinner service for $85 per couple (plus tax and tip). Enjoy Tostaditas de Atun or Mini Ceviche; Tamal de Elote or Steak de Atun or Costilla de Res; Pastel de Chocolate and Cafe de Olla.

La Table, 1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000
Diners are invited to choose from two Valentine’s Day options. Indulge in a four-course prix fixe menu at Château ($95 per person)—featuring dishes such as caramelized cheese soufflé, simply poached lobster and a Manjari chocolate mousse dome; or a three-course prix fixe menu at the casual-chic, Marché ($59 per person)—with offerings including lobster bisque, Angus filet and frites and chocolate soufflé-for-two. Both options offer raw bar and seasonal side add-ons.

Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, 713-629-4444
Indulge your special someone with dinner at Le Colonial, with an la carte menu or three-course offering (including an amuse bouche) for $75 per person. Valentine’s Day specials from chef Nicole Routhier include Crispy Ahi Tuna Rolls with black vinegar and ginger dipping sauce; Grilled Mongolian Lamb Chops served with stir-fried Chinese broccoli, red bell peppers and mint sauce; and Crepes Suzettes for two.

Le Mistral, 1400 Eldridge, 832-379-8322
From Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14, enjoy a $90 Valentine's Day menu. The five-course menu features a canapé of Scottish gravlax salmon with crème fraîche, American caviar and poached quail egg; Maine lobster terrine with lime ginger vinaigrette and mango beignet; roasted branzino filet with Champagne émulsion sauce; pan-seared filet mignon, topped with mascarpone truffle ravioli, bordelaise sauce and caramelized salsify; and a French dessert duo of raspberry mille-feuille and Valrhona chocolate praliné éclair with chocolate chunk hazelnut ice cream and pistachio sauce. Chef David Denis is also offering a laid-back Valentine Day option at his cozy wine bar (Rouge), which offers a bottle of wine and any wood-oven pizza on the menu for $39. The select bottle list includes Champagne and Prosecco as well.

Lucille’s, 5512 La Branch, 713-568-2505
Lucille’s is offering a Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe dinner—think lobster-stuffed filet mignon and housemade red velvet cake for two—with a special take-home gift for $60 per person on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. When diners call to make a reservation, they can call ahead to book a “fully dressed table”, which includes a white tablecloth with a candle, a red rose and a bottle of chilled Voirin-Jumel Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Champagne for $115 per table.

It's not Valentine's Day without something chocolate. Get some at State of Grace.EXPAND
It's not Valentine's Day without something chocolate. Get some at State of Grace.
Photo courtesy of State of Grace

Mia Bella Trattoria, 1201 San Jacinto, 832-319-6675 (GreenStreet); 110 Vintage Park, 281-251-8930 (Vintage Park); 16535 Southwest Freeway, 281-240-5000 (Sugar Land)
Mia Bella will be offering a special four-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $39 per person (including complimentary Limoncello for guests 21 and up). The full dinner menu will also be available.

Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe. 713-528-2264
Enjoy Five Nights of hearts and flowers from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. The restaurant has created an extensive prix fixe menu (offered in addition to the regular menu). Each of the four courses offer multiple choices, with options including restaurant favorites like Ouisie’s Shrimp & Grits and special dishes such as Seafood Crepes and Pecan-Crusted Sea Bass. Ouisie’s Table full-service floral services, Oui Florals & Events, can arrange for roses, from two stems to a dozen or more. The restaurant will also take advance orders for its housemade chocolate truffles ($12 for six) and bottles of champagne (Perrier Jouet Grand Brut for $55 per bottle).

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney, 713-658-1995; 5839 Westheimer, 713-780-7352
Join Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for a prix-fixe menu that will be available at both Houston locations beginning Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. Start with a soup of the day or Caesar or house salad; choose from an eight-ounce Filet Oscar or Filet & Shrimp; and finish with a red velvet brownie. Cost is $74.95 per guest (plus tax and gratuity).

Part & Parcel at the Whitehall Hotel, 1700 Smith, 713-495-7807
Dine under the Texas stars this Valentine's Day with a four-course meal and wine tasting for two by chef Silvia Couvarrubias. The restaurant is also offering a Sweets for Sweetie fundraiser. Surprise a loved one with a half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries for $15, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward helping wounded American veterans through the Sotherly Foundation.

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
For Valentine’s Day, Prego will serve regular menu, off-the-menu specials including whole Maine lobster and a special dessert, and a variety of stellar wines for $30. Reservations highly recommended.

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, 1008 Prairie Street, 281-940-4636
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner and a Moonlight show on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14. See the calendar for full details.

Quattro at the Four Seasons, 1300 Lamar, 713-276-4700
Quattro will be offering a special three-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu starting the weekend before the holiday, Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14. There will be two seatings available for $65, with $35 wine pairings.

Radio Milano, 800 Sorella Court, 713-827-3545
Say amore to that special someone with a prix fixe menu. Highlights of the three-course dinner include
ricotta gnocchi with lamb ragu, spinach and butternut squash; tenderloin with asparagus, béarnaise sauce and potato gratin; and a chocolate cigar with raspberry sorbet and milk chocolate cream. The menu is priced at $70 per person, with $40 wine pairings available.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
Enjoy a romantic dinner set 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 regular menu featuring seafood and wild game, plus a special four-course menu for $89 per person, plus tax, gratuity and beverages. Seatings for the Valentine’s dinner are offered from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations highly recommended.

Relish Restaurant & Bar, 2810 Westheimer, 713-599-1960
Relish a low-key and romantic dinner with your sweetheart and feast on classic American fare, including Grilled Lamb Chops, Steakhouse Ribeye and Pan-Seared Salmon, paired with seasonal salads, soups, desserts, wine, bubbles and spirits that will be sure to complete the Valentine experience.

Ritual, 602 Studewood. 832-203-5180
Guests are invited to enjoy the XO Piggy! Valentine’s Brunch on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. And on February 10, 11 and 12 from 5 to 11 p.m. and February 14 from 6 to 11 p.m., enjoy the regular menu plus Valentine’s specials, including half-dozen raw oysters with fresno chile, seared duck with smoked purple cauliflower, and beet cake with house ricotta and fresh strawberry.

Russo’s, multiple locations
Beginning Wednesday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 14, Russo's will prove love is in the air (and sea) with a special menu feature of its signature ravioli stuffed with Maine Lobster and topped with a creamy, rich mascarpone tomato cream sauce.

SaltAir Seafood Kitchen, 3029 Kirby, 713-521-3333
Join SaltAir Seafood Kitchen for the perfect pairing of food and wine on Valentine's Day. Enjoy a trio of caviar paired with a half bottle of Krug Grand Cuvée Brut Champagne, and share a $150, five-course Chef's Tasting Menu for two or choose from the traditional dinner menu. The tasting menu features dishes such as chilled king crab with citrus vinaigrette; surf and turf with petite filet broiled with herb butter and butter-poached petite lobster tail; and a double chocolate brownie.

Seasons 52, 4410 Westheimer, 713-621-5452 ; 842 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-464-5252
For guests that want to beat the V-Day crowd and get a good deal, Seasons 52 is offering a preview special including a four-course dinner for two with a champagne toast for $60, offered on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13 only.

Skeeters Mesquite Grill, multiple locations
Guests can enjoy $2 mango margaritas all day.

Songkran Thai Grill, 2258 Texas, 281-670-8525
Songkran Thai Kitchen, 1101-08 Uptown Park, 713-993-9096

Both Songkran Thai Grill and Songkran Thai Kitchen will be offering special Valentine’s Day menu items along with complimentary champagne on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. In addition to the regular menu, an appetizer, entree and dessert will be featured, including
Songkran Thai Kitchen will be offering special Valentine’s Day menu items along with complimentary champagne on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. In addition to the regular menu, guests can dine on chili crab summer rolls with kaffir lime-peanut dipping sauce, garlic-crusted half lobster and braised short rib with Thai herbs and a chocolate mousse martini dessert.

Springbok, 711 Main, 832-767-5574
This Valentine’s Day, Springbok will be offering a special dinner menu catering to Houston’s single males. Chef Seth Greenburg will offer a three-course Bromance Menu. The meat-centric spread includes offerings like Peri-Peri Chicken Wings with S.A. wing sauce, celery and ranch; and Garlic Jalapeno Sausage with roasted potatoes. The cost is $30 per person and includes a beer flight.

State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080
The restaurant will be offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person. Feast on dishes such as boquerones on buttered toast; canneloni of spring peas, artichokes and asparagus; Marble Ranch Waygu beef cheeks; whole butter poached lobster with cotija grits and chimichurri ($10 additional); and Devil’s food cake with blood orange buttercream.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 12637 Westheimer at Dairy Ashford, 281-679-8300; 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842
Sylvia’s will be offering a special three-course dinner for $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Enjoy choices such as ceviche, crema de elote, mesquite-grilled red snapper served with salsa veracruzana, a carne asada and enchilada plate, and chocolate tres leches cake. Reservations recommended.

The Tasting Room CityCentre, 818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500
The Tasting Room Uptown Park, 1101 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800

The Tasting Room is serving up an array of chef specials, including TTR CityCentre’s three-course V-Day only tasting menu for $79 per couple or $100 with a select bottle of wine. Choose from dishes such as Lobster Ceviche and Champagne crab claw, Surf n’ Turf and Red Velvet Lava Cake for two (the specials may also be purchased ala carte). At TTR Uptown Park, the specials run from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. Enjoy an a la carte seafood tower, lobster and crab fondue, seared sea bass, osso bucco and black and white chocolate tiramisu.

Taverna, 4444 Westheimer, 713-871-0902
Valentine’s Day specials include a black cuttlefish ink risotto, made in-house, with a lobster bisque, sautéed sea asparagus tips and shrimp, pan seared beef tenderloin medallions with port wine sauce, porcini mushrooms and foie gras, and classic tiramisu with strawberries.

Tila's, 1111 South Shepherd, 713-522-7654
Enjoy a la carte Valentine’s Day specials, including chile de nogada, lump crab tostada and beef tenderloin and shrimp brochette.

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, 1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474
Celebrate your love witha special three-course, prix fixe menu that is all about romance, available from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11, and on Tuesday, February 14t. Feast on dishes such as lobster carpaccio, quail saltimbocca, wild mushroom risotto, NY strip and red velvet cheesecake. Cost is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Toulouse, 4444 Westheimer, 713-871-0768
Toulouse offers diners an array of dishes to fall in love with, including specials such as a duck confit and foie gras terrine, filet mignon with poached lobster tail and grilled asparagus, pommes puree, and bernaise sauce, and a medley of stuffed eclaires and choux with raspberry sauce.

Uchi, 904 Westheimer, 713-522-4808
Uchi is offering a special Valentine’s Day Omakase on Tuesday, February 14, which consists of a seven-course chef’s daily tasting menu showcasing “the greatest hits” of the menu. It will feature savory and sweet courses, and is meant to be shared between two people for $150. The regular menu is also available. Reservations strongly recommended.

The Union Kitchen, 4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025; 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000; 23918 US-59, 832-644-9067 (Kingwood); 3452 Ella, 713-681-0022
Each of the four locations will be offering a three-course menu to celebrate love, beginning Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. The Bellaire location is priced at $50 per person and features dishes such Lobster Mac and Cheese with tempura fried lobster in a white cheddar parmesan cream sauce and twelve-ounce USDA Choice New York Strip topped with strawberry bacon jam with roasted truffle potato and charred Brussels sprout hash. At the Memorial location, indulge in dishes such as Seafood Corn Chowder and Norwegian Halibut baked in Phyllo for $60 per person. Kingwood offers a feast including a Seafood Trio with a seared scallop with orange vinaigrette, tuna carpaccio and a fried oyster with roasted jalapeno pickle slaw, plus Steak Churrasco with chimichurri glaze for $50 per person. And on Ella, highlights include Roasted Corn and Lobster Chowder and Sous Vide Veal Chop with butternut squash puree and garlic haricot vert for $60 per person.

Urban Eats, 3414 Washington, 3414 Washington
Celebrate your Valentine with a “Feast of Love,” offered from 5 to 11 p.m. on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14. The special includes a shared appetizer, two entrées from the Feast Menu or two orders from the Signature Sliders Menu, and a shared dessert paired with a bottle of wine or sparkling wine for just $60, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are not accepted.

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 dish@houstonpress.com.

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