The 2022 version of Valentine's Day falls on a Monday. What that means is that we have a Valentine's Day Weekend on our hands, since doing a special romantic dinner is a lot easier to execute on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, than it is a Monday.
Thus, most of the restaurants on this list are hosting "Valentine's Day" dinners all weekend long. The dates are noted.
Here are all the Dallas restaurants hosting special events on Valentine's Day:
Blue Mesa Grill. Special brunch on February 13 features street tacos, red chile salmon, enchiladas, Adobe Pie, omelets, migas, huevos rancheros, chicken & Belgian waffles, breakfast potatoes, chimayo corn, salads, fruit, and house-made desserts. Valentine additions include sparkling rosé, mimosas, and chocolate fountain. $28. Dallas 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.
Bourbon & Banter. Speakeasy at Statler Dallas has a Sweet Charcuterie Board with chocolate, spreads, and artisan candies for $25. February 11-14. 469-320-8998.
Bravo Italian Kitchen. Special entrees include Parmesan-crusted Chilean sea bass, and Parmesan-crusted beef medallions, $32-$34, comes with marble chocolate chip brulée cheesecake dessert. February 11-14.
Brio Italian Grille: Special entrees include Parmesan-crusted Chilean sea bass, and Parmesan-crusted beef medallions, $32-$34, comes with marble chocolate chip brulée cheesecake dessert. February 11-14.
Buca di Beppo: Valentine’s Lasagna Lovefeast for two includes heart-shaped layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan, with small salad, garlic bread and cannoli. $60, for dine-in or to-go. February 13-14.
Cantina Laredo. Three-course meal includes guacamole; chicken, steak, and bacon-wrapped shrimp fajitas; and chocolate brownie with walnuts on a sizzling skillet with Mexican brandy butter and vanilla ice cream. $49 for two, for dine-in or pickup. February 12-14. Frisco 972-458-0962, Addison 214-618-9860.
Carrabba's Italian Grill. Four-course dinner for two includes choices from mozzarella marinara, tomato caprese with burrata, Caesar, house, or Italian salad, Sicilian chicken soup or soup of the day, lasagne, fettucine Carrabba, chicken Bryan, chicken marsala, Tuscan-grilled sirloin or filet, salmon, sogno di cioccolata, or berries and butter cake. $60, for dining-in or to-go, from February 10-21.
Dakota's Steakhouse. Surf & Turf special features 34-ounce porterhouse and whole broiled lobster for $214. Regular menu also available. February 11-12, February 14. 214-740-4001.
Dive Coastal Cuisine. Month-long Valentine's specials include chopped salad, pozole, broccoli soup, halibut, salmon, redfish, and mahi mahi with choice of sides. Half-priced bottle of wines at dinner during February, and complimentary glass of champagne at dinner on Valentine's Day. 214-891-1700.
El Bolero. Special menu features choices from camaron relleno, shrimp salad, hanger steak, Norwegian halibut, and bunuelo-crusted fried ice cream. Price a la carte. February 11-14. 214-741-1986.
El Chico. Meal for two features mixed grill fajitas with steak, chicken, & shrimp, plus rice, tortillas, ranch beans, and choice of guacamole or cheddar cheese. $38. Special chocolate caramel nachos are $4. February 13-16. Rockwall 972-771-8814, Richland Hills 817-589-0737.
Encina. Three-course menu includes choices from 44 Farms beef tartare, ruby red trout, short ribs, and goat cheese cheesecake. $75, includes complimentary glass of bubbles. February 12 and February 14. Regular brunch menu on February 13. 469-620-3644.
Gorji. Four-course meal includes choices from sea scallops & shirazi, venizon tenderloin over avocado, Texas shrimp, smoked salmon with arugula and egg, baby greens & strawberries, Romaine & kale Caesar, Colorado lamb & Texas quail, pork chop & crawfish tails, Icelandic cod & Texas shrimp, petite Prime beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola gnocchi, flourless chocolate cake, or Kefir cheese with dates. $159. 6-8:30 pm. Takeout is $115, from 4-6 pm. 972-503-7080.
Happiest Hour. Galentine's Day brunch includes special-edition Red Velvet Pancakes. February 12. Price a la carte. 972-528-0067.
Hawthorn. Four-course menu features lobster rangoon, hamachi crudo, carbonara, dark chocolate fondue & strawberries. $100. February 11, 12, 14. 214-760-1554.
Lucky's. Valentine's breakfast features strawberry pancakes, $5 glasses of Champagne, $20 bottles of prosecco, and $5 mimosas. Complimentary dessert with the purchase of two entrees. February 14. 214-522-3500.
Malai Kitchen. Special menu features choices from scallops, "drunken" filet mignon, Burmese-style grilled cobia, and Thai tea panna cotta, plus special drinks including Lover's Lane and Burning Passion. Price a la carte. February 14. Preston Center 972-373-4434, Uptown 214-599-7857, Southlake 817-251-9141, Fort Worth 682-707-3959.
Mansion on Turtle Creek. Five-course menu includes black Périgord risotto, lobster, and A Bar N Ranch Wagyu striploin. $170 plus $75 for wine pairings. A la carte menu also available. Reservations from February 11-12, and February14, 5-10 pm. Call 214-443-4747.
Mercat Bistro. Four-course menu features beet cured salmon, asparagus salad, venison tenderloin, sea bass en papillote, opera cake, and a glass of champagne. $95, plus $45 for wine pairings. February 14. 214-953-0917.
Nuri Grill. Special menu features tuna tartare, oyster trio, Chateaubriand feast, soft tofu soup, raspberry macaroons, and Champagne. $70. February 14. 972-241-3900.
Overeasy. Statler Dallas hotel eatery has heart-shaped red velvet pancakes with warm cream cheese crème anglaise, strawberries, and whipped cream for $15. February 11-14. 469-320-8998.
Pakpao Thai. Special menu features avocado spring rolls, potato soup, 8-ounce filet mignon salad, mahi mahi, red velvet cake, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. $65. February 11-14. 214-749-7002.
Postino Wine Cafe. Special Valentine's version of Postino's Board & Bottle allows an upgrade to a boutique bottle selection for an extra $10. Regular Board & Bottle is $25 and includes bottle of wine and bruschetta board. February 14. 972-210-2102.
Primo's MX Kitchen & Lounge. Three-course menu for two includes appetizers, entrées and a shared dessert from choices such as chicken y verde enchilada, brisket taco, shrimp taco, mesquite chicken, pork tenderloin, asada fajita, or chicken fajita. $42 for two. February 11-14. Uptown 214-935-5111, Statler Dallas 469-320-8996, Preston Hollow 469-730-2400, Flower Mound 469-451-5019.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Three-course menu features choices from tagliarini pasta, bacon & oysters, petite filet, and Meyer lemon tart. $90. February 11-14. 214-782-9807.
Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill. Seafood dinner for two features crab cakes, crab-stuffed lobster, roasted vegetables, and Key lime pie. Takeout only, $100. Order by February 9 for pickup by February 13. 972-473-2722.
Sfereco. Italian mini-chain will serve heart-shaped cheese pizza for two for $15, plus $10 for a bottle of red or white wine. Chocolate-covered strawberries are two for $8. February 11-14. Flower Mound 469-993-1201, Downtown Dallas 469-320-8999, Lewisville 469-312-3009.
Silver Fox. Three-course meal includes III Forks salad or French onion soup, filet mignon and lobster tail with potatoes, sugar snap peas, tomato, and spring onion, and chocolate ganache cake with chocolate-covered strawberries. $190 for two. February 11-14. Richardson 972-423-8121, Fort Worth 817-332-9060.
Sloane's Corner. Downtown Dallas restaurant has a three-course meal with options from lobster bisque, roasted halibut, au Poivre filet mignon, and strawberry shortcake. $95 plus $35 for wine pairings. A special three-course "Singles Awareness Day" menu, served at the bar, includes options from ricotta agnolotti and duck l'orange, for $65. February 11-12, February 14, $75. Reserve on OpenTable or call 214-484-1395.
Te Deseo. Three-course menu includes chiles en nogada, shucked oysters, surf & turf, and strawberry arroz con leche. $75. February 11-14, with salsa lessons on February 14. 214-646-1314.
III Forks. Three-course meal at Frisco steakhouse includes III Forks salad or French onion soup, filet mignon and lobster tail with whipped potatoes, cream corn, tomatoes & spring onions, and chocolate ganache cake with chocolate ice cream and chocolate mousse. $210 for two. February 11-14. 972-267-1776.
TJ's Seafood Market. Three-course surf & turf special features oyster shooter, winter ricotta salad, braised beef short rib, and grilled Gulf shrimp. $65. Regular menu also available. February 11-14. Preston Royal 214-691-2369, Oak Lawn 214-219-3474.
Tommy Bahama. Island restaurant at Legacy West is featuring a "drink pink" Valentine's Blush cocktail with Tommy Bahama Gin, elderflower liqueur, ruby red grapefruit juice, and soda. February 1-14. 214-501-3600.
Uchi. Ten-course special menu features duck, madai, A5, kanpachi, bluefin tuna, and caviar. $250 for two. February 11-12, February 14, 4-11 pm. 214-855-5454.
Uchiba. Eight-course menu featuring lobster, ora king salmon, caviar, and Wagyu short rib. $150 for two. February 11-12, February 14, 5-11 pm. 214-855-5454.
Waterproof. Rooftop lounge at The Statler features heart-shaped cheese pizza for two for $15; chocolate-covered strawberries, two for $8; and sparkling Ruffino prosecco, $30 per bottle. February 11-14. 469-776-3702.
Wits Steakhouse. Four-course menu features Roma tomato soup, crab duo, Duroc pork chop, and chocolate mousse. $125. February 11, 12, and 14. 214-712-9700.