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These Houston Restaurants Are Offering Romantic Takeout Options This Valentine's Day

Pondicheri's takeout options include a blissful chocolate ending.
Pondicheri's takeout options include a blissful chocolate ending. Photo by Ajna Jai
Planning a Valentine's Day date night at home this year? These Houston restaurants are here to help, featuring preorder and to-go options that will help up the romance factor, from indulgent prix fixe meals to bubbly, sweets and more.

For those who prefer to dine out, check out our Valentine's Day Dining Guide for an evolving list of Houston restaurants open for reservation and dine-in service this Valentine's weekend.

a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer, 713-722-6899

The bubbly-popping spot will be offering long-stemmed red roses and rosé packages for preorder (by February 11), with pickup available on February 13 and 14. Options include Call 713-722-6899.

The Annie Cafe & Bar, 1800 Post Oak, 713-804-1800
Guests can order for curbside pickup the $125 three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s menu. Start with burrata with black truffles and toast and move onto dishes such as ahi tuna sashimi, bone-in ribeye with oxtail butter and chocolate layer cake.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington, 713-862-1814
In addition to its regular menu, guests can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for $125 per person and including two complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Highlights include bacon-wrapped shrimp, prime bone-in ribeye, crab stuffed lobster tail, classic creamed spinach, New York cheesecake and more. Preorder online or by calling on Thursday-Sunday with a 24-hour notice. Guests have the option to also add wine pairings and the $155 flower arrangement by John Friedman Flowers (48 hours notice). The Butcher Shop has a $150 to-go only Valentine’s Dinner for two, as well.

B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar, 14795 Memorial, 281-531-0696
Enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner for $85 per person (in addition to the regular menu), available for preorder with curbside pickup and delivery. Highlights include lobster bisque, truffle cheese ravioli, Sunday ragu, osso bucco, grilled salmon piccata, tiramisu and more.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Backstreet’s Valentine’s Weekend Menus are also available for takeout, including a Couples Menu on the nights of February 12, 13 and 14 ($110 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity), a Valentine’s Day brunch menu ($49 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a Valentine’s Day dinner menu ($85 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). Dine on dishes such as roasted oysters and cheddar biscuit benedict at brunch, and Gulf Coast beignets, beef tartare and roast duck with miso duck jus at dinner.

Becca Cakes Bakery, 1207 West 34th, 713-364-3360 
The bakery is now open for pre-ordering Valentine’s Day sweets, offering treats like the Valentine’s Gift Set ($50) featuring heart cake for two, four ruby chocolate truffles and six white chocolate sipped sugar cookies; plus cookie stacks, assorted macaron, cupcakes, truffles and more. The V-day sweets are available for pickup or delivery February 6 (order by February 2 at midnight) and February 9-14 (order by Sunday February 7 at midnight). The bakery will also have daily cupcakes and macarons available in store and online under same day pick-up along with limited quantities of extra Valentine’s items for walk-ins during the week.

Bistro Menil, 1513 West Alabama, 713-904-3537
The bistro will offer a customizable Valentine's Day dinner and wine special from February 12 through 14 (available for takeout with 24 hours notice), featuring expertly paired European wines with three courses. Appetizer choices include sous-vide salmon salad, wild mushroom and white truffle bisque, or pâté de champagne paired with a lovely 2019 Italian Chablis; entrée choices are roasted sea bass with zucchini latke with caviar, pheasant breast with orange pan reduction and butternut squash puree, and Osso Bucco with creamy Parmesan polenta, paired with a 2018 Barolo; and dessert selections include an ethereal Coeur à la crème with raspberry sauce, tiramisu mille crêpe cake, or warm chocolate fondant with vanilla gelato complemented with Borgo Maragliano's 2019 Brachetto. The Valentine's Day Special with wine pairings is available for $110 per person plus tax and gratuity or without wine pairings for $89 per person plus tax and gratuity. Regular menus will also be available during dinner service.

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
The French brasserie will offer a special Valentine’s To-Go menu, featuring dishes from jumbo lump crab cake in lemon beurre blanc to chateaubriand in Bordelaise sauce, along with fancy cocktail kits (cocktail kits must be ordered 24 hours in advance).

Brenner's Steakhouse, 10911 Katy Freeway, 713-465-2901 
Brenner's on the Bayou, 1 Birdsall, 713-868-4444 

Both Brenner’s steakhouse locations will offer a to-go Prime Rib menu for two or four ($100, $150), paired with a bottle of Raymond Vineyards “Brenner’s Red Blend”. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, February 9 and are available for pick-up on February 14.

Brio Italian Grille 
Friday through Sunday, Brio will offer a Valentine’s prix fixe (order online to-go), featuring romano-crusted Chilean sea bass in lobster butter sauce, beef medallions with shrimp and black pepper cream sauce and warm chocolate cake.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996
Caracol’s Valentine’s Weekend menus are also available to-go, including a special Couples Menu on the nights of February 12, 13 and 14 ($110 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity), a Valentine’s Day brunch menu ($49 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a Valentine’s Day dinner menu ($85 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include fresh lobster tail with blackberry caviar, scallops in citrus-coriander oil, seafood squid ink black rice, Mexican chocolate dessert and more.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Starting Tuesday, February 9 through Monday, February 15, Carrabba’s will offer a four-course dinner for two ($50) available for takeout (as well as dine-in), featuring dishes such as tomato caprese with fresh burrata, Caesar salad, Tuscan-grilled sirloin and a rich chocolate fudge brownie with chocolate mousse. 

Common Bond
Common Bond has created two custom designed Valentine's Cakes, available for preorder online until February 10 to pickup from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14 at any Common Bond Bistro & Bakery location. The three-layer, 'Gnome Matter What' Cake comes topped with handcrafted fondant gnomes ($65 serves 8-10), available in chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling, vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling, or confetti cake with strawberry buttercream filling; and the two-layer Cupid's Heart Cake with buttercream frosting is $35 and serves two to four.

CRU, 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463; 9595 Six Pines, 281-465-9463
The wine bar and kitchen is offering a four-course prix fixe menu to-go ($110 for two) available Saturday and Sunday.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 5061 Westheimer 
The Valentine’s Day Sweethearts Dinner for Two will be available February 12-14 for takeout and dine-in, starting at $199 and featuring and featuring two eight-ounce filets (upgrades available), one 14-ounce cold water lobster tail and chocolate Godiva cheesecake.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808 
Etoile will be offering a a Valentine’s To-Go menu available Friday, Saturday and Sunday ($65 per person plus tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include Maine lobster bisque, beef tenderloin in morel sauce and vanilla napoleon with caramel rum.

Field & Tides, 705 East 11th, 713-861-6143
Valentine's weekend specials include duck ragu, Chilean seabass and risotto, and tenderloin béarnaise with fried oysters and truffle mash, available for takeout (and dine-in) Friday-Sunday.

Frank's Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer
The River Oaks spot is offering a Valentine's Day Date Night Carry Out menu featuring dishes such as the Simply Roasted Half Chicken and 20-ounce Bone-In Ribeye, plus sides, desserts and cocktail pairings. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Friday, February12 (at [email protected] or via phone at 713-572-8600) for pickup on Saturday and Sunday. All items are ready to heat and serve.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Hugo’s Valentine’s Weekend menus are also available to-go, including a special Couple’s Menu on the nights of February 12, 13 and 14 ($110 per couple plus beverage, tax and gratuity), a Valentine’s Day brunch menu ($49 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity) and a Valentine’s Day dinner menu ($85 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity). Indulge in smoked lamb ribs, crispy duck mole, fire-roasted lobster, chocolate tart and more.

Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858
Kata Robata will be offering an extremely limited (30 orders only) Valentine’s Day To Go Dinner for two. The $200 dinner includes premium chirashi for two, kobe beef skewers (two), Iberico shumai (four pieces), brussels sprouts and dessert. Purchase by emailing [email protected] for pick up on February 14 between 3 and 5 p.m.

Max’s Wine Dive, 4720 Washington, 713-880-8737; 214 Fairview, 713-528-9200
Max’s Wine Dive Fairview and Washington will be offering a Valentine's To-Go package for $45, including a six-piece bucket (two legs, two thighs, two breasts) with 16-ounce of collard greens and mashed potatoes with Texas toast, and rosemary bacon compote with creme brie on ciabatta toast points for dessert. Add a bottle of Prodige Blanc de Blancs for $19.99 or a bottle of Moet for $45.99.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
Diners indulge in a three-course Steak & Lobster menu for two plus a bottle of wine to share for $169. Pre-orders must be placed by February 13 at 5 p.m. for pickup on February 14.

Morton’s Grille
Morton’s Grille will celebrate Valentine’s Day with its famous Steak & Lobster Oscar feature from February 11 – 14 for $59, plus its full a la carte menu available to-go. Pre-orders must be placed by February 13 at 5 p.m. for pickup on February 14.

The Nash, 1111 Rusk, 713-222-6274
The new Downtown spot is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day Weekend prix fixe menu for $49/person, including a glass of bubbly, available to dine-in or takeout Friday-Sunday. Choices include yellowfin tuna crudo, Korean bacon, filet mignon and lemon olive oil cake, among others. The regular dinner menu available as well.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 5061 Westheimer, 832-487-8862 
The Oceanaire will offer a Valentine’s three-course, prix-fixe menu for $85 per person, available to-go (as well as for dine-in). Dishes include Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Bisque, 10-ounce Filet Mignon “A La Oscar” and New York Style Cheesecake. The regular dinner menu is also available for to-go; and guests who’d like to cook at home can also pickup The Oceanaire’s Valentine’s Day Steak & Cake for Two for $99 per couple (with cooking and heating instructions, order by 2/12), featuring jumbo shrimp cocktail; Caesar salad; two center cut six-ounce filet mignon and two Chesapeake Bay style crab cakes with truffle whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus; and a dessert of flourless chocolate torte.

The Palm, 6100 Westheimer 
The Palm will feature its Valentine’s Day Menu for two ($350) at a virtual dinner beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 14. Offering five courses with paired drinks, highlights include quail lollipops, bacon and bleu cheese stuffed baby potatoes, bourbon collards with smoked bacon, Kona crusted filet and prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, and deconstructed s’mores.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is offering a special Valentine’s dinner (three courses for $95) all weekend—February 12-14—in addition to its a la carte options. Onlline ordering opens February 5.

click to enlarge Indulge in lamb masala steak this Valentine's Day. - PHOTO BY AJNA JAI
Indulge in lamb masala steak this Valentine's Day.
Photo by Ajna Jai
Pondicheri, 2800 Kirby
The Upper Kirby locale is offering Herbivore ($80) and Omnivore ($100) takeout menus for Valentines Day, featuring items such as asparagus pea soup, coconut biryani, lamb masala steak and lobster samosa. All items are also available a la carte, and you can add on a beautiful bouquet of flowers (curated in-house) or baked goods, including whole cakes, for preorder. All Valentine’s Day items are available for pick up/ delivery at noon and 4 p.m. from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, Februrary 14. Pickup will be at the Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop, which is located upstairs just above Pondicheri Restaurant.

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
For Valentine’s Day, Prego will be open from noon to 9 p.m. serving its regular menu plus off-the-menu specials including Veal Chop Milanese and Lobster Fra Diavolo, all available to-go as well.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
Rainbow Lodge, easily one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants, is offering a Valentine's Celebration for Two To-Go ($175), featuring jumbo lump crab, artichoke and spinach fondue with smoked caviar and grilled ciabatta; braised bison short ribs and butter basted wild Alaskan spot prawn; and chocolate espresso ganache tart, plus a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Champagne, and a gift bag with lavender bubble bath, lip balm and a candle from Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Lavender Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Order early, at least 48 hours in advance for pickup on Friday, February 12, Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge, 832-230-3842 
Sylvia’s will be offering Parrillada Special for Two (available dine-on or to-go) which includes a half-pound of chicken and beef fajitas, two grilled quail and four jumbo shrimp, served with rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, sour cream and tortillas, plus one chocolate tres leches to share for $48.95++.

The Tasting Room, 818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500 
From Friday through Sunday, The Tasting Room will offer a Valentine’s Weekend prix fixe menu ($65 per person), with course options from cacio e pepe tagliatelle and truffle beurre blanc scallop over smoked corn polenta to chocolate pots de crème. Call in your meal to-go at 281-822-1500.

Tony’s, 3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778
The elegant fine dining spot is offering a three course multi-choice menu for two ($150) available for curbside pickup.

Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer
Order the Valentine’s Day Brunch take-out for two, including two 2-course prix fixe menus (think Morning Churros, Custard Lava French Toast, or Louisiana Fried Chicken) and a bottle of sparkling wine for $90. Valentine’s Day Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 13 and 1 (this will be the only menu available for brunch on February 14). Guests can also order the Valentine’s Day Dinner take-out for two option, including two 3-course prix fixe menus and a bottle of sparkling wine for $140. Valentine’s Day Dinner is available on February 13 from 5 to 11 p.m. and on February 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. (this will be the only menu available for dinner on V-Day).

TRIBUTE at The Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak, 713-685-6713 

TRIBUTE offers Tex-Lex favorites such as wood-fired Gulf oysters, bacon-wrapped Bandera quail, snapper Pontchartrain and Painted Hills ribeye, and the pastry chefs have created an elegant strawberry pistachio cake for two for an impressive dining finale.

UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer
The team at UBP has created the perfect DIY date night at home. The $100 kits feed two people (and come with instructions to set the mood), including  Guests DIY H-Town Lindsey Browns (buckwheat crepes, creme fraiche, egg, chives, trout roe), a Crispy Rice Salad Kit, Lobster and Shrimp Siu Mai, Bone Marrow with Brioche and Red Onion Marmalade, Vietnamese Steak Au Poivre and Chocolate Caramel Cake. Cocktail and flower add ons are available as well. Place orders by Sunday, February 7, and pick up on Sunday, February 14 between 2 and 4 p.m.

Vic & Anthony’s, 1510 Texas, 713-228-1111 
Couples can pre-order a Valentine's Dinner for Two Kit at Home and Vic & Anthony’s will provide all of the ingredients and directions needed for a romantic cooking date. The $135 to-go kit includes two six-ounce filets, black truffle asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Vic & Anthony’s Reserve Cabernet.

Weights and Measures, 2808 Caroline
W+M is celebrating Valentine's Day with a Valentine's Day Disco Brunch and a special Sunday Night Dinner offering for $75 a person (additional $24 with wine pairings), both available for dine-in and to-go. Dine on choices such as house smoked salmon mousse, roasted lamb chop with mint strawberry preserve, bone in ribeye for two ($20 supplement), and buttermilk panna cotta. The regular dinner menu will also be available.
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