All the best Dallas restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day 2023
Love isn't quite in the air yet but that day is coming. That day being Valentine's Day, the red-satin chocolate-coated holiday ostensibly for lovers, and restaurants are at the ready with heart-shaped pizzas, strawberry cupcakes, and complimentary glasses of champagne.
Valentine's Day is complicated in 2023. It falls on a Tuesday, putting restaurants and diners alike in an awkward position. Do you celebrate Valentine's the weekend before, even though it's not technically Valentine's Day? Or do you wait for Tuesday and do it up big on the day of? Some restaurants are extending it all the way through. But where does that leave Monday, a day that many restaurants traditionally close?
Fortunately this list has a little bit of everything, so you can pick and choose. The specials are available on February 14 unless otherwise noted. Here's where to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dallas:
Another Round. Indoor mini golf and bar venue in West Dallas is offering a special Valentine’s Day package inspired by the viral pick a card challenge on TikTok. Players get Chocolate Covered Strawberry cocktail shots or two mocktails. $12 for 9 holes, $22 for 18 holes, plus $7 extra for Valentine offering. January 23-February 14.
Apothecary. Lower Greenville cocktail bar will offer 7-course menu with lamb, caviar cannoli, New York sour squash, and creme brulée. $145, plus $65 for cocktail pairings 5-9:30 pm. Reserve on Tock or call 972-850-9192.
Asador. Restaurant at Renaissance Hotel will host special Valentine’s Day menu with choices from Champagne toast, beet rolls, 44 Farms tenderloin nigiri, beet & goat cheese ravioli, acorn squash salad, baby iceberg, strawberry grouper with coconut quinoa & purple kale, 44 Farms tenderloin with garlic potato puree, pickled cauliflower, & onion croquette, Lee-Lynns Farm chicken confit with mushrooms & sweet potato puree, butternut squash risotto, and baked Alaska. 5-10 pm. 214-267-4815.
Blue Mesa Grill. Special combo fajitas for two with skirt steak & chicken, queso, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of champagne. $35. Addison 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.
Bulla Gastrobar. Four-course meal for two includes choices from chef’s board, salmon carpaccio, montaditos, garlic shrimp, chicken Pintxo, chorizo-stuffed dates, steak, short ribs, Maine lobster caldoso, cremoso de chocolate, churros con chocolate, Basque-style cheesecake, or flan de coco plus glass of champagne. $130. 11 am-10 pm. 972-805-4590.
Cantina Laredo. Three-course Valentine’s Day menu features Fajitas Tres for Two, for $55, plus optional margarita flight pairing for $16 per person. February 10-14 at Addison 972-458-0962 and Frisco 214-618-9860.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Four-course dinner for two includes choices from calamari, shrimp scampi, tomato Caprese with burrata, Caesar, Italian salad, Sicilian chicken soup, Lasagne, fettucine Carrabba, salmon, chicken Bryan, chicken Marsala, chicken Parmesan, Tuscan sirloin, Tuscan filet, chocolate dream, cannoli cake, or Tiramisù. February 9-19 for $65.
City Hall Bistro. Restaurant at The Adolphus will offer a 3-course Valentine’s Day menu with glass of champagne. $85. 214-651-3686.
Darna. Mediterranean eatery in Plano is doing a four-course dinner for two with starter, salad, entree, dessert to share, champagne, and one strawberry chocolate rose. $99. 5-10 pm. 469-825-4110.
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. 3-course special menu includes choices from Wellfleet oysters, beef short ribs with goat cheese raviolo & cacio e pepe, filet mignon & Maine lobster with purple potatoes & asparagus, sea bass with beet risotto, and dessert sampler with strawberry opera cake, blackberry-amaretto gelato, ruby chocolate ganache, and raspberry coulis. $95. 5-10 pm. 469-772-4810.
Dive Coastal Cuisine. Valentine’s charcuterie board for 2, with a bottle of Prosecco. $85. Pick-up only. On Valentine’s day and night, a complimentary glass of champagne is offered for all dine-in guests. 214-891-1700.
Dolce Riviera. 3-course menu February 10-14. $95 or $140 with wine pairing. Regular menu also available. Galentine’s Day weekend brunch on Saturday, February 11-Sunday, February 12 will feature 3-course meal plus specials on sparkling wine and mimosas. $55. 469-458-6623.
The Dolly Llama. Valentine’s waffle with strawberry ice cream, nutella sauce, pink strawberry kit kat bar, and sweetheart toppings with sprinkles, on a Bubble Waffle or in a cup. February 14-15.
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery Special offerings include filet mignon with cabernet butter, crab-stuffed lobster tail, espresso and cocoa-rubbed wagyu sirloin with black raspberry port demi-glace, rainbow carrot and vegetable medley, cupcakes, heart-shaped cookies and brownies, chocolate espresso pots de crème, crème brulee, and 5-inch Valentine’s Day tower of power with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and cheesecake. 214-526-1515.
El Chico. Special Valentine’s menu features Mixed Grill Fajitas for two for $42. Add the Chocolate Caramel Nachos dessert for $4. February 13-16. Rockwall location 972-771-8814.
Elephant East. Special edition 3-course menu. $65, or $95 with wine pairing. 214-256-4151.
Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge. Special menu includes Diver scallop crudo, Scottish salmon, filet mignon, balsamic glazed pheasant, and red velvet macaron. Plus a Cupid’s Garden cocktail with gin and St. Germain, garnished with an edible flower. 5-10 pm. 972-629-0924.
Elm Street Cask & Kitchen. Downtown Dallas restaurant will offer special menu items including wild mushroom ravioli, garlic Tuscan salmon, New York strip, and Fairy Tale for Two, a chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate covered strawberries. February 11-14. 972-232-1728.
Fearing's Restaurant. 3-course dinner includes options from golden osetra caviar "chips and dip," lobster tail and Hawaiian ahi tuna tiradito, prime beef "Wellington," and flourless chocolate Chambord torte with praline crisp & raspberry rose mousse. $160, plus $80 for wine pairings. February 10, 11, 13, & 14. 214-922-4848.
The Finch. 4-course menu for two for $140. Regular menu available. February 10-14.
Fish City Grill/Half Shells. 3-course meal for two includes choices from salmon, cod Oscar, blackened trout, scallops, bacon-wrapped shrimp. $50. February 10-14. Note: Fish City Grill and Half Shells will close at 3 pm on Sunday, Feb. 12 for the Super Bowl.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Surf & turf for two pairs 35-ounce tomahawk with lobster tail scampi and crab-stuffed shrimp scampi, plus salad and cheesecake or chocolate gooey butter cake. $230. Three-course filet mignon menu includes filet mignon with crab-stuffed shrimp scampi or lobster tail scampi. $85. February 10-13 from 4-10 pm, February 14, 3-10 pm. Reserve online.
Gloria's Latin Cuisine. 3-course dinner for two starts with Aguachile, then choose serrano garlic salmon or surf & turf, and finish with a Chocolate Turtle Brownie. Paired with Dark Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon or Estancia Pinot Grigio. Available for dine-in only February 10-12, & February 14. $95 for two.
Holy Grail Pub. 5-course meal with cocktail pairings includes smoked salmon pate, oyster Rockefeller, frisee and persimmon salad with prosciutto, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with fingerling potatoes & rainbow carrots, and floating island meringue with raspberry creme Anglaise. $80. 972-377-6633.
Joule Dallas Hotel. On Sunday, February 12, The Taschen Library hosts a Galentine’s-themed tea service, with salmon crudo, crab lettuce cups, pastries, and desserts such as lemon poppyseed scone, fine teas, and lots of bubbles. 11 am. $125.
Kura Sushi USA. Limited-edition Valentine's Chirashi bowl includes sushi rice, shrimp, crab, crab claw, salmon, tuna, eel, red snapper, scallop, tamago, ikura, and cucumber, served with heart-shaped ramekin for soy sauce dipping. $25. February 10-14. At Carrollton, Frisco, and Plano locations.
LAW. Restaurant at Las Colinas resort has a 4-course dinner with choices from oysters, roasted marrow, prime filet with confit duck fat potatoes, cauliflower with lemon tahini, halibut with kaluga caviar beurre blanc, and baked Alaska. $165, plus additional $75 for wine pairings. February 10-14, from 5-10 pm. 972-717-2420.
The Londoner Pub. Pre-Valentine's Day weekend specials include Shrimp & Grits, Queen's Cup cocktail, and strawberry shortcake, February 10-12 from 5-11 pm. Valentine's Day specials include appetizer and dinner special and half-price bottles of wine.
Luckys Dallas. Special strawberry pancakes for $13.69, served all day.
Malai Kitchen. Special menu features items such as Vietnamese BBQ lamb chops with Thai basil chimichurri, Lao-style beef tartare, Norwegian halibut, and “Night Market” cotton candy. Special drinks including Lovers Lane and Burning Passion along with wine specials. February 10-14. Dallas – Preston Center 972-373-4434, Dallas – Uptown 214-599-7857, Southlake – 817-251-9141, Fort Worth – 682-707-3959.
Meddlesome Moth. Chalkboard specials include red snapper with wilted kale, quail on risotto, and razor clams. February 10-14. 214-628-7900.
Mercat Bistro. Special 3-course meal, plus wine, cocktail, and sparkling wine specials. $85, or $115 with wine pairings. 214-953-0917.
Mesa Mezcal. Restaurant at the Westin Irving has a 4-course menu with choices such as beef tenderloin paired with lobster tail. 5-9 pm. Price starts at $45, depending on entrée selected. 469-472-0700.
MoMo Italian Kitchen. Special menu pairing food with Zephyr Gin cocktails includes rose risotto cooked with rose wine and rose petals, and pappardelle al cacao, featuring house-made cocoa flat noodles with prosciutto, gruyere, and peas. It'll be available February 5-18. 972-234-6800.
Monarch. 4-course menu by chef Eric Dreyer features choices from Texas Wagyu tartare, lobster radiatore pasta, King salmon, Nantucket Bay scallops, and chocolate sponge cake with strawberry mousse. $200, or $300 in a window booth. 5-11 pm. 214-945-2222.
Nusr-Et Steakhouse. Limited edition chocolatini cocktail with strawberries. 12-10:45 pm. 972-961-1112.
Open Palette. Special menu at Sheraton Dallas downtown restaurant features apple & pecan baked Brie, pomegranate salad, salmon with lobster risotto or bacon-wrapped filet mignon & prawn, and chocolate-covered atrawberry cheesecake. $95, or $145 with cocktail pairings. 5-10 pm. 469-371-1486.
Overeasy. Restaurant at The Statler is offering Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Pancakes with warm cream cheese crème anglaise, strawberries, * whipped cream for $16. February 13-14 for dine-in, take-out or delivery. 469-320-8998.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Valentine's Day VIP Party Package includes table for 4, VIP treatment, schooner drink for 4, 4 Jell-O shots, and a Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar t-shirt. $200 for 4. February 10-11; closed February 14. 972-726-7383.
Poco Fiasco. Heart-shaped gourmet pizza specials, February 10-14. Plus mobile order & pick-up special with free sweet knots with any full-sized pizza purchased online. 214-894-7626.
Postino WineCafe. Date Night To Go includes choices from bruschetta, panini, and salads. Available via takeout February 6–17.
Primo’s MX Kitchen & Lounge.. 4-course menu for two features Caprese burrata salad, deconstructed Lobster Bisque, 6-oz. filet Oscar with asparagus, and molten red velvet crumble cake. $70. February 10-14 for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. 214-935-5111 Uptown, 469-320-8996 Downtown.
Punch Bowl Social. Skip forward to Saturday, February 18 for a "Dress Like Your Ex" Galentine’s Brunch with prizes for the best-dressed ex. 11 am–2 pm. 469-607-6880.
Pyramid Room. Restaurant at Fairmont Dallas hotel is doing a 4-course meal for two with choices from crab cake with shaved fennel salad, compressed margarita watermelon with Tajín feta cheese, Massan curry soup, beef tenderloin with butternut potato ancho pave, sea bass with polenta cake & asparagus, raspberry mousse, and a 5-texture chocolate dessert. Saturday February 10 and Tuesday February 14, 5-11 pm. $150 per couple, plus $70 per couple for wine pairings. 214-720-5249.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Galentine’s Hat Party Sunday brunch features regular menu plus Valentine's specials. Guests are encouraged to dress up & wear their best hats. The best hat wins a Harwood Hospitality gift card. February 12. 214-782-9807.
Sassetta. Restaurant at Joule Dallas hotel is serving three-course menu throughout February with truffle mushroom arancini, duck polpette with blood orange marmalade, halibut primavera, and ricotta gnocchi alfredo. $85.
SĒR Steak + Spirits. Restaurant on 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole celebrates with a special Valentine’s Day experience from February 10-18. The menu includes filet & vanilla butter poached lobster tail with purple potatoes fondants, butter braised radish, & white asparagus for $125; a Valrhona Chocolate Molten Lava Cake dessert with Tahitian vanilla ice cream.
Sfereco. Italian-American concept is offering specials including heart-shaped pepperoni pizza for two for $15 and chocolate-covered strawberries. Heart-shaped pepperoni pizza plus a bottle of red or white wine is $25. Downtown Dallas 469-320-8999, Plano 972-407-9500, Lewisville 469-312-3009.
Silver Fox. Limited-edition cocktail The Love Potion features strawberry-infused Absolut Elyx Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, Monin Agave Nectar, and mint. $15. Plus full food menu. February 10-14. Fort Worth 817-332-, Richardson 972-423-8121.
Social Oak Wine & Whiskey Lounge. Sunday Funday with your Galentines or Valentine includes half-price cocktails (old fashioned, cosmo, Paloma spritz, Bee's Knees) and bites such as hummus duo, Parmesan truffle fries, edamame, macadamia Brussels, truffle deviled eggs, potstickers, veggie rolls, and tapenade with cauliflower crust. Plus glass of champagne for ladies. February 12. 4-10 pm. 817-382-1088.
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen. 3 course prix-fixe menu with choices from tuna tartare, ribeye meatballs, surf & turf three ways, pistachio-crusted lamb chops, halibut with lobster crepes, bread pudding, or chocolate-covered strawberries. $100. February 11-14, 4-9 pm. Limited a la carte menu will also be featured. Allen and McKinney.
SusieCakes. Valentine's specials include mini cupcake box with Valentine’s confetti, heart-shaped frosted sugar cookies, I Love You cupcake box, Susie's conversation heart cake decoration, love birds decoration, chocolate-covered strawberry cupcake, strawberry cupcake, Valentine’s Day cupcake-decorating kit, and SusiePink vanilla celebration cake. January 30-February 14, exclusive of SusiePink Celebration Cake, which is available only February 10-14. Preston Center – 214-983-2253, Hillside Shopping Center 945-245-2253, Fort Worth – 817-813-2253.
Tacodeli. New Borracho taco features pork, onion, cilantro, and avocado. February 14. Dallas – Walnut Hill 214-206-8980, Dallas – Sylvan Thirty 214-760-1930, Plano – 972-200-5101.
Te Deseo. 3-course meal paired with optional tequila & agave cocktails. $85, or $120 with pairing45. February 10-14. On Februrary 14, an upgraded ticketed experience begins at 5:30 pm with reception and spirits tasting in addition to the dinner, for $98. 214-646-1314.
Texican Court special Valentini, a sweet creamy infusion of Fireball, Godiva, and Grenadine with a splash of milk at its onsite dining concept, Two Mules Cantina and pocket tequila bar, Salt. Catch the delicious pink drink available for a limited time from February 12-18. Two Mules Cantina: 7-12 am. Salt: 3-11 pm. 469-577-4599.
III Forks. Limited ediiton Love Potion cocktail with strawberry-infused Absolut Elyx Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, Monin Agave Nectar, and mint. $15. Full dinner menu served. February 10-14. 972-267-1776.
TJ’s Seafood Market. Valentine’s special of surf & turf with ribeye & jumbo Gulf shrimp with lobster potato hash. $39. Preston Royal 214-691-2369.
Truluck's. Special Crab Ravioli entree with corn bisque, asparagus, & parmesan is available February 10-14. Special Chocolate Strawberry Cake with strawberry cream cheese icing and a chocolate-covered strawberry is available through February, as well as the TRU Love Cocktail with dry ice smoke, vodka, cava, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberries. At Uptown Dallas and Southlake.
Uchi Dallas. Special 5-course omakase tasting menu for two includes oyster with beet, candy beet with pistachio, crab tom yum, amaebi tartare, and lamb chop with parsnip, cauliflower, & crispy hijiki. $350 for two (optional wine/sake pairings) 4-11 pm. 214-855-5454.
Uchibā Dallas. Special 4-course omakase tasting menu for two includes kanpachi crudo with green tea dashi & Asian pear, lobster skewer, otoro coco, and gyutoro bao. $225 for two. 214-855-5454.
Urban Crust. Special 3-course menu. $45. 5-10:30 pm. 972-509-1400.
Urban Seafood. Romantic 4-course meal includes choices from oysters, crab-stuffed portobello mushrooms, lobster-stuffed flounder, and Rosewood Wagyu short ribs. $75. 5-10 pm. 214-251-8771.