30+ Valentine’s Day Dinners in Boston 2016
If the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach, then the following restaurants have you covered. Lobster? Filet mignon? Love Potion #9 sangria? Be ours! (We’ll continue adding to this list as new specials are shared.)
Anthem Kitchen + Bar
Head to a classic Boston spot, Faneuil Hall, for dinner at Anthem Kitchen + Bar. In addition to the regular menu, Valentine’s Day specials include buttermilk fried oysters; grilled beef tenderloin served with Jonah crab fondue, Yukon potato cake, and warm asparagus salad; and crème brûlée with strawberries and cream. Curated wine pairings of pinot noir or chenin blanc are available, too. Brunch fans, Sunday is your day.
February 13-14, priced a la carte, 101 S. Market St., Boston, 617-720-5570, anthem-boston.com.
Inside the Ritz-Carlton, get fancy with delicacies like cherry wood-smoked Powder Point oysters and grapefruit caviar, foie gras parfait with pomegranate port wine syrup and brioche crumbles, and lobster and filet mignon entrees, among other prix-fixe options.
February 12-14, $65 per person, 10 Avery St., Boston, 617-574-7176, ritzcarlton.com.
Elsewhere in the Ritz, find special deals on bubbly thanks to Avery’s romance with Moet & Chandon Imperial. Artisan Bistro’s sister bar will also offer a small menu of yummy bites to share with your boo.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 10 Avery St., Boston, 617-574-7100, ritzcarlton.com.
Back Bay Harry’s
Chef and owner Jason Santos will offer a three-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. Choose from appetizers like sesame-crusted rare ahi tuna, southern fried shrimp, grilled lamb, and entrées like veal milanese, grilled flat iron steak, miso-marinated black cod, and grilled lobster tail. The night isn’t complete without dessert, of course. Cap it all off with espresso panna cotta or a chocolate ganache tart.
February 14, $55 per person, 10 a.m.-1 a.m., 142 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-424-6711, backbayharrys.com.
Bambara Kitchen and Bar
Chef Jay Silva is offering up the classic aphrodisiac coupling of oysters and rosé, with half a dozen to enjoy alongside specially-paired flights. The combo will be available for groups of two, so enjoy the romance with your love.
February 14, 11 a.m.-close, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-868-4444, bambara-cambridge.com
For dinner, guests at Bastille will enjoy a three-course prix-fixe meal from executive chef Adam Kube that comes as close to a Parisian meal as possible without actually crossing the Atlantic. Options include pan-seared foie gras with pickled mushrooms, red onion marmalade, and a grilled baguette, and a duo of lobster with carotene butter-poached lobster tail, glazed fennel, sweet potato parfait, and lobster-shrimp galantine sauce choron.
February 12-14, $90 per person, 49 Melcher St., Boston, 617-556-8000, bastillekitchen.net.
Bar Boulud will have a three-course prix-fixe menu available all weekend. Chef de cuisine Jonathan Kilroy’s modern take on French bistro fare includes foie gras terrine with persimmon, macadamia streusel and brioche; braised short rib; saffron risotto; and more. Beyond the decadent food courses, Bar Boulud will also offer sommelier-selected wine pairings and a box of sweets to go.
February 13-14, $75 per person plus optional $55 wine pairing, 5:30 pm-close, 776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8800, barboulud.com.
Valentine’s Day indulging is a weekend-long affair at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square. On Sunday, a special prix-fixe menu will be exclusively served with options like Bison bolognese, lobster chowder, and roasted wild salmon boal azteca. End on a sweet note with desserts like strawberry shortcake and a blueberry, lemon, yogurt, and granola cheesecake. On Friday and Saturday, the specials are available a la carte, and there’s also a special brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the weekend, drink specials and 36 artisanal wines on tap add to the experience.
February 12-14, $55 per person for prix fixe or menu specials a la carte, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-499-0001, beatbrasserie.com
Head to the Beehive in the South End for their Three Days of Lovin’. There will be Valentine’s Day-inspired dishes from executive chef Gregory Torrech, drink specials, and live jazz and soul performances all weekend. On Sunday, a special prix-fixe menu will be served, including lobster chowder, duck au poivre, a duo of beef filet and short rib, chocolate pot de crème, and strawberry cheesecake. For guests looking to dine earlier in the weekend, you can enjoy the Valentine’s Day menu as a la carte specials that will be served in addition to the regular menu on Friday and Saturday. Brunch fanatics can also engage in their Lover’s Brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
February 12-14, 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m., specials priced a la carte, prix-fixe on Sunday $65 per person, 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069, beehiveboston.com.
Bistro du Midi
Get the romantic Parisian experience without hopping on a plane with a five-course prix fixe at Bistro du Midi, available both Saturday and Sunday. With an amuse bouche and courses like butter poached lobster, venison tartare, escargot beignet, and duck breast, indulge your palate. Also featured are wine pairings from sommelier Todd Lipman.
February 13-14, $125 per person + $75 per person for wine pairings, 272 Boylston St., Boston, 617-426-7878, bistrodumidi.com
In addition to their the regular menu, Executive chef Israel Medina is offering up a 5-course designed to share–perfect for lovebirds. Enjoy sizzling oysters, a red beet salad, camembert fondue, the option of half-baked stuffed lobster, NY Strip, or Porterhouse, and indulge your sweet tooth with fudge brownies and dark chocolate dipped strawberries.
February 12-14, $100 per couple, 399 Grove St., Newton, 617-454-3399, bokx109prime.com
For Surf and Turf lovers, Boston Chops is sure to satisfy. Chef and co-owner Chris Coombs is presenting a three-course prix with countless different options, including different cuts of steak like filet mignon or prime rib, as well as offerings from the raw bar like a seafood platter with jumbo shrimp, cerviche, lobster, and more.
February 14, $99 per person, 1375 Washington St., Boston, 617-227-5011, bostonchops.com
Highlights of Brasserie Jo’s four-course Valentine’s Day menu include chilled poached lobster with citrus sabayon and grapefruit caviar; and surf and turf with bone-in filet, half-baked stuffed lobster, and bone marrow sauce. Complete the meal with a strawberry chocolate tart with champagne. Want to go the extra mile? Consider a reservation upgrade: romantic additions like roses, chocolates, and a bottle of champagne.
February 12-14, $75 per person, 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-425-3240, brasseriejo.com.
Indulge in a four-course meal at Brine, full of seasonal land and sea options. Executive chef Justin Shoults’ menu includes Spearpoint oysters, cream of mushroom soup, Chateaubriand and lobster lobster sausage en croute with celery root dauphinoise, charred onion, and baby carrots, and more. An a la carte menu will also be available.
February 12-14, $95 per couple, 25 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479, brineoyster.com.
Executive chef Patrick Campbell will present two romantic dinner options over the course of Valentine’s Day weekend. On Saturday, in addition to its regular a la carte menu, Campbell and pastry chef Renae Connolly will present a three-course prix fixe dinner for two including chilled shellfish and Chateaubriand a la Rossini with Pommes Anna. For Sunday patrons, the team will offer a five-course prix fixe exclusively, with menu highlights including Japanese wagyu crudo with fried oyster, XO aioli and nori vinaigrette, and mushroom veloute with parmigiano custard, truffle and hazelnut bread crumbs.
February 13, $180 per couple; February 14, $85 per person with optional $65 wine pairing; 650 E Kendall St., Cambridge, 857-999-2193, cafeartscience.com.
Catalyst is serving up a four-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe, plus specials on Friday and Saturday. Indulge with options like tuna tartare, oxtail croquettes, scallops, and baked Alaska, to name a few. Festive cocktails include Cupid’s Kiss, with gin, grenadine, egg white, and grapefruit, and Who Rums the World (Girls), with spiced pineapple, sherry, rum, and orange. A wine pairing is also available an additional option.
February 12-13 priced a la carte, February 14, $90 per person + $42 for wine pairing, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, 617-576-3000, catalystrestaurant.com.
Ceia Kitchen + Bar
Across Ceia’s cozy dining rooms, executive chef Jeremy Glover is offering a European-meets-New England tasting menu, with four courses. Options include potato and leek soup with black truffles; confit beets with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, venison carpaccio, seared cod, prime hanger steak, and more. Save room for assorted chocolates, and crème fraiche cake with persimmon and chili ice cream.
February 14, $65 per person, 38 State St., Newburyport; 978-358-8112 or ceiakitchenbar.com.
City Table at the Lenox Hotel
In addition to the regular menu, chef Adam Wimes will make a number of Valentine’s Day specials to savor all weekend long. Enjoy short rib ravioli, seafood paella, and much more while cozying up with your sweetheart in this cozy historic space. Top it off with a fine wine, cocktail, or single malt selection. City Table will also serve their Sunday brunch on Valentine’s Day.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 65 Exeter St., Boston, 617-933-4800, citytableboston.com.
Committee has sharable meze plates and large format cocktails to enjoy with a significant other, or a group of friends. Try Mediterranean dishes like the shrimp skordo with spanakorizo, green garlic, and lemon; and drinks like the #FirstDate, with Absolut Elyx and vanilla, dry vermouth, rhubarb bitters, lemon, and rooibos tea, or the #DoubleDate for four, with Absolut Elyx, cynar, lejay cassis, cinnamon, lime, barrel-aged betters, and crimson berry tea.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 50 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-737-5051, committeeboston.com
Chef and co-owner Chris Coombs has four decadent courses with festive and romantically-inspired dishes. Try the “Sweetheart Ravioli,” the “Honey Bunny,” acacia-honey braised rabbit with cavatelli, pecorino, arugula, and carrots; and the “Rib Eye Love You,” an 8 oz. “heart” of grilled rib eye with sour cream and horseradish, mashed potato, chantenay carrots, and haricots verts. Cheers with an extensive wine list.
$75 per person, 1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, 617-265-4490, dbarboston.com
Foundry on Elm
Available both Saturday and Sunday, Foundry on Elm will celebrate the holiday with a series of flavorful specials that work for couples or groups of friends. For starters, you can try the chipotle vanilla butter poached lobster tail with applewood smoked bacon, clementine, frisée, and avocado crème. Entrees include a pan roasted filet mignon with truffle-whipped potatoes, crispy shallots and mushroom demi-glace, or vegetarians will love a sweet potato and red quinoa hash with chanterelle mushrooms, baby kale, and lemon-maple ricotta. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the espresso molten lava cake with brûléed banana and hazelnut ice cream or a clementine panna cotta. Specials will be available at a la carte pricing.
February 13-14, priced a la carte, 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617-628-9999, foundryonelm.com.
Gather will blend their menu with specials offerings for a decadent Valentine’s Day dinner. Appetizers range from pan-seared scallops with parsnip puree and cherry sauce; to steak tartare with a spiced aioli, quail egg, and toasted brioche. Entree choices include duck breast with apricot carrot puree and haricot vert with lemon sage butter sauce; or rainbow trout with baby veggies and cheesy smoked grits. Cocktails and desserts will be the cherry on top.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 75 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-982-7220, gatherboston.com.
A three-course prix-fixe at Harvest has the option of adding on wine pairings. Highlights include Island Creek oysters with celery, blood orange, and salmon roe; Painted Hills farm beef strip loin with sunchoke, Tuscan kale, smoked potato, and black garlic mustard; and a chocolate torte with strawberry gel, caramel mousse, and dried apricot espuma.
February 14, $75 per person, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255, harvestcambridge.com.
Both the Newbury Street and the new Brookline locations of La Voile will offer romantic dinner options for Valentine’s Day. In Boston, chef Raphael Lambert’s three-course menu includes a choice of scallops tartare with caviar or leek velouté. In Brookline, chef Francois Grayon has pan-seared foie gras with ginger, and duck magret with pear angevine. If you’re celebrating early, head out on Friday, when winemaker Veronique Drouhin will present a selection of her Burgundy wines.
February 12-14, $69 per person, 261 Newbury St., Boston, 617-587-4200, or 1627 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-277-1260, lavoileboston.net.
Liquid Art House
Chefs Doug Rodrigues and Giselle Miller headed a five-course prix fixe served all of Valentine’s Day weekend. Delicacies like aged beef tataki; miso butter soup with black truffle and sea scallops; carabineros shrimp a la plancha with goat’s milk risotto, white truffle vinegar, and chartreuse are on offer. Add-ons are an option too, like a platinum royal Belgian caviar and vodka service for $250, A5 + Waygu beef shabu service for $80, and 100-day dry-aged A5+ Waygu beef tataki for $150.
February 12-14, $125 per person + $50 for wine pairing, 100 Arlington St., Boston, 617-457-8130, liquidarthouse.com.
Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
If you’re not looking for the traditional fancy evening, head to Loco for a Latin American-inspired dinner and cocktails. Executive chef Matt Drummond’s Valentines Day specials include tons of chocolate. Brunch is available on Sunday, too.
February 14, priced a la carte, 412 West Broadway, South Boston, 617-917-5626, locosouthboston.com.
Loyal Nine will offer a prix-fixe, shared supper for lovebirds this holiday. Menu items include marinated Cape Cod mussels, dressed lobster with sunchoke and potted mushrooms, and duck fat poached fluke with fennel and sauce barnave. Plus, for adventurous more adventurous couples, try the confit beef tongue with pickled mackerel and roasted chicories or the grilled beef heart with napa cabbage preserved with salted herbs, satsuma, and yellow cabbage.
February 14, $60 per person, 660 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-945-2576, loyalninecambridge.com.
Chef Jordan Bailey’s three-course prix-fixe on Valentine’s Day has options like venison tartare and halibut. For those who would rather avoid the crowds and have a low-key romantic evening, the specials are available a la carte on Friday and Saturday nights.
February 12-14, priced a la carte or Sunday prix-fixe $95 per person plus optional $42 wine pairing, 1293 Washington St., Newton, 617-244-9199, lumiererestaurant.com.
At M.C. Spiedo, located inside the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, choose from specials like oysters, linguini and clams, wagyu strip loin with foraged mushrooms, watercress, and truffle sauce, spit-roasted black sea bass, and other delicacies. The regular menu by James Beard Award-winning chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier will also be available.
February 14, priced a la carte, 606 Congress St., Boston, 617-476-5606, mcspiedoboston.com.
Have cozy evening at MJ O’Connor’s, which has its full menu alongside specials. New York strip steak is topped with beer-braised onions, sauteed mushrooms, and herb butter; there’s chicken madras with orange and vodka sauce and fresh cranberries; and salmon crusted with black and white sesame seed and topped with lemon beurre blanc. Plenty of wine by the glass or bottle is available, as well.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 27 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-482-2255, mjoconnors.com.
In addition to its regular menu, Nebo will offer a few special drinks and desserts this Valentine’s Day. With classic Italian love ballads in the background, enjoy Love Knots, or Italian cenci, a tied fried dough dessert drizzled with Nutella syrup and dusted with powdered sugar. You can also share a pitcher of Love Potion #9 sangria.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 520 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-723-6326, neborestaurant.com.
The Roman kitchen in Burlington will have a collection specials available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. Executive chef Walace Benica will offer up oysters and shrimp; lobster pappardelle with tomato and prosecco broth; prosciutto-wrapped monkfish with beef risotto, and chocolate mousse cheesecake with chocolate-covered strawberries. Sip from their all-Italian wine list, including extensive sparkling options by the glass and bottle.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 19 3rd Ave., Burlington, 781-272-1600, osterianino.com.
Outlook Kitchen and Bar
Chef David Verdo has a three-course dinner tasting menu that will be available all weekend. For dessert, choose between “Passion” (passion fruit tart, toasted meringue, sesame crunch) or “Lust” (white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate cake, cranberries, spice cookie).
February 12-14, $65 per person or $80 with optional wine pairing, 5-11 p.m., 70 Sleeper St., Boston, 617-338-3030, theenvoyhotel.com.
Pelekasis at Wink & Nod
Get close with large-format dishes to share, including braised lamb shank with chickpeas plaki, sunchoke, and olive gremolata. The specials are available alongside the regular, modern Greek menu on on Friday or Saturday nights. Chef Brendan Pelley’s pop-up concept isn’t typically open on Sundays, but it has a special menu for the holiday. The four-course prix-fixe begins with oysters, and includes a choice of appetizer and entree. It ends with chocolate glyka for two. The bar at Wink & Nod has festive specials for the weekend, too.
February 12-13, priced a la carte; February 14, seating begins at 5 p.m., $65 per person; 3 Appleton St., Boston; 617-482-0117 or winkandnod.com.
The Painted Burro
Lovers—and lovers of Mexican food—can head to The Painted Burro for unique specials in addition to the regular menu. Try the Cotuit oysters with lime, shallots, pickled onions, and tequila mignonette; or a grilled New York sirloin with chipotle-roasted potatoes, white asparagus, oyster mushrooms, red wine demi glaze, and tequila butter. Make sure to save room for dessert: It’s a Mexican banana split for two, with coconut-avocado ice cream, chipotle-chocolate ice cream, dulce de leche ice cream, caramelized bananas, tequila-soaked cherries, and horchata whipped cream.
February 13-14, 219 Elm Street, Somerville, 617-776-0005, thepaintedburro.com.
Enjoy a night of romance at the Palm Boston with a classic surf and turf prix-fixe, alongside the full menu. Lobster lovers are in luck with courses like lobster bisque, jumbo Nova Scotia lobster and a prime New York filet mignon, and optional, sharable sides like lobster mac and cheese. Desserts, like New York style cheesecake, finish it off. Plus, every couple receives a complimentary long-stemmed red rose and chocolate covered strawberries.
February 11-12, 11 a.m.-11 p.m, February 13-14, 5-11 p.m., $200 per couple, One International Place, Boston, 617-867-9292, thepalm.com.
Parsnip Restaurant and Lounge
Head to Harvard Square for a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu served all weekend, in addition to Parsnip’s regular menu. The prix-fixe options include oyster, leek, and grape gratin and champagne sabayon; almond-roasted duck breast with parsnip and white chocolate puree, pears, and coffee sauce; and a dark chocolate truffle cake with raspberry lambic sorbet and salted caramel meringue. Couples looking for something more laid back can head upstairs to the lounge, where oysters, Hanky Panky and Chocolate cocktails, a fireplace, and good vibes await.
February 12-14, $65 per person with optional $25 wine pairing, 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-714-3206, parsniprestaurant.com.
Pastoral Artisan Pizza Kitchen and Bar
Pastoral invites guests for a weekend of good eats. Celebrating early? On Friday night, enjoy Prosecco splits and local wood and salt-roasted oysters for two, and Saturday, imbibe on the Prosecco and Italian wine list, a special Valentine’s menu, and the restaurant’s hand-crafted chocolates for the table. Sunday offers brunch as well as family-style dining, so you can enjoy time with all the loved ones in your life.
Feb 12-14, 345 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston, 617-345- 0005, pastoralfortpoint.com
Pier 6 on the Waterfront in Charlestown will offer a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu all weekend. Executive chef Adriano Silva has created a flavorful tasting menu for lovers of all sorts—especially those who also adore seafood. Courses include scallop ceviche, grilled quail, a mini shellfish platter, Bouillabaisse with fresh cod, lobster, clams and mussels, and more.
February 12-14, $65 per person, 1 8th St., Charlestown, 617-337-0054, pier6boston.com.
Take your pick of a la carte specials of a three-course prix-fixe menu at Post 390 this V-Day. There are dishes like citrus-marinated Nantucket scallops with butternut puree, avocado, cara cara oranges, and pickled fennel; mushroom and lobster Benedict with poached lobster, black truffle omelet, wild mushroom and tasso salad, and sauce Americaine; and a chocolate trio with cinnamon and dark chocolate layer cake, passionfruit macarons, and hand-rolled truffles.
February 12-14, priced a la carte or $68 per person, 406 Stuart St., Boston, 617-399-0015, post390restaurant.com.
Valentine’s Day weekend specials include scallop crudo, “Love Letter Ravioli” with beet and ricotta filling, mint, and shaved Parmesan; and ribeye tender with Yukon gold puree, foie gras, and black truffle madeira sauce, among other choices.
February 13, 5-11 p.m.; February 14, 4:30-10 p.m., 187 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville, 617-625-0600, postoboston.com.
Partake in “10 Years of Amore on the Charles” this holiday at Restaurant Dante. Chef Dante de Magistris and his team’s classic menu has specials tailored for lovers, like surf and turf with Italian flair—lobster raviolo, lobster vellutata, sea beans, beef tenderloin steak, porcini juice, and cipollini onion strings.
February 12-13, 5:30-11 p.m., February 14, 5-10 p.m., priced a la carte, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-497-4200, restaurantdante.com
Join the fun at River Bar’s “Valentine’s Through Rosé-Colored Glasses” weekend-long celebration. Its collection of rosé wines, available by the both the glass and the bottle, pink speciality cocktails, and cuisine designed for sharing will be available. The bartenders will uncork special bottles, as well as present festive cocktails like the Most Sacred Monster. Executive chef Patrick Gilmartin designed a menu with options including a Szechuan beef tartate starter, whole grilled sea bass, and for something sweet at the end, cookie butter mousse for two and chocolate cherry bread pudding.
February 12-14, priced a la carte, 661 Assembly Row, Somerville, 617-616-5561, river-bar.com.
Mexican food lovers, rejoice: Rosa Mexicano’s four-course prix fixe includes tableside guacamole, flautas de camarones (crispy corn tortillas filled with lobster and potato), tostadas de tinga de res (crispy tortillas with slow-cooked pulled beef, salsa verde, and red onion), plus a selection of entrees and desserts. Sip a festive pomegranate-pink peppercorn margarita alongside your south-of-the-border eats.
February 14, $40 per person, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 617-476-6122, rosamexicano.com.
Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar
Throw it back this Valentine’s Day with a retro dinner date reminiscent of 1950s courtships. This nostalgic dinner for two includes a signature boozy conversation heart milkshake made with bourbon and your choice of strawberry or raspberry, whipped cream, and conversation hearts; smoked chicken wings or fried Brussels sprouts, two cheeseburgers, and a slice of Rosebud pie.
February 14-15, $49 per couple, 5 p.m.-close, 381 Summer St., 617-629-9500, rosebudkitchen.com.
Is your lover a whiskey aficionado? If so, Saloon, the underground bar from the same team as Foundry on Elm, will be the perfect place to be Valentine’s Day weekend, as executive chef Shayne Nunes has created delectable comfort food-inspired specials specifically designed to complement the restaurant’s 120 rare whiskey selections. Options differ by the evening. Saturday offers a three-course prix-fixe menu with optional whiskey pairings—or choose the items a la carte. With choices like oysters with kimchi tartar sauce, stout braised short rib, and sweet potato gnocchi, you are bound to be satisfied. Sunday, try chipotle vanilla butter poached lobster tail with applewood smoked bacon, clementine, frisée and avocado crème, and a pan roasted filet mignon with truffle-whipped potatoes, crispy shallots, and mushroom demi-glace.
February 13-14, $40 per person or $65 with whiskey pairings, 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617-628-9999, saloondavis.com.
Chef Brendan Burke had romance in mind as he created a decadent three-course meal for Serafina’s Valentine’s Day diners. Start the night with a crowd favorite—pizza—elevated with creamy robiola and fontina and truffle. Ingredients like Maine lobster, beef carpaccio, and tagliolini pasta comprise entree options, which also include sea bass al pinot grigio, wrapped in thinly sliced potatoes and served on a bed of zucchini and leeks.
February 11-13, $55 per person, 10 High St., Boston, 617-426-1234, serafinaboston.com.
Strega Prime, Strip by Strega, and Strega Waterfront
For couples who love a good steak almost as much as they love each other, look no further than Strega Prime or Strip by Strega. Executive chef Farouk Bazoune has prepared plates designed for two, with options including ocean-fresh tuna, tender wagyu beef, Maine lobster, and foie gras. The shared plates will be available all weekend at both restaurants. At Strega Waterfront, executive chef Salvatore Firicano will offer a three-course chef’s tasting menu in the heart of the Seaport District for Valentine’s Day weekend. Italian cuisine with plenty of seafood options round out the choices: oysters on with rock shrimp and caviar, heart-shaped lobster ravioli with pink crabmeat sauce, and fettuccini di bosco with wild mushrooms and truffle cream. Cap off the night with tiramisu or chocolate-covered strawberries.
Strega Prime: February 12-14, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn, 781-933-3333, stregaprime.com.
Strip by Strega: February 12-14, 64 Arlington St., Boston, 617-456-5300, stripbystregaboston.com.
Strega Waterfront: February 12-14, $85 per person or $105 with optional wine pairing, 1 Marina Park Dr., Boston, 617-345-3992, stregawaterfront.com.
Tamo Bistro + Bar
Enjoy a view of the harbor and the Seaport District at Tamo, located inside the Seaport Hotel. On Friday and Saturday, in addition to the regular menu, Tamo will feature a la carte specials like bruschetta with Caesar aioli, charred tomatoes, Parmesan, and black pepper; beef braciole with crispy polenta, broccoli rabe, and tomato gravy; and tiramasu.
February 13-14, One Seaport Lane, Boston, 617-385-4304, tamobar.com.
Top of the Hub
Enjoy dinner with a sweeping city view at Top of the Hub, on the Prudential Center’s 52nd floor. Friday and Saturday nights, indulge on a four-course prix fixe, including a glass of sparkling wine per guest. Courses include roasted chicken consommé, fricassee of short rib, Madeira-soaked filet mignon and seared foie gras, and more, topped off by a “Sweet Symphony for Two,” with triple chocolate mousse, passion fruit joconde, chocolate almond clusters, French macaroons, and champagne peach coulis.
February 13-14, 4-10 p.m., $150 per person, 800 Boylston St., Boston, 617-536-1775, topofthehub.net.
Townsman will offer both three-course and five-course prix fixe dinners and optional wine pairings, so it’s up to you to decide how indulgent you intend to be. The courses include tuna crudo, roasted langres (a French cheese) with grape and honey conserva, crispy brown bread, and herb salad; venison and leek tortellini; and roast porchetta.
February 14, $95 / $125 per person, plus optional wine pairings $40 / $55; 120 Kingston St., Boston, 617-993-0750, townsmanboston.com.
The Tip Tap Room
Chef Brian Poe has created “The Love Game” menu at the Tip Tap Room in Beacon Hill, a five-course prix-fixe full of wild game. It may invoke your animalistic side, but hey, it’s Valentine’s Day. Choices include options like elk carpaccio with green peppercorn studded tenderloin, deviled egg puree, garlic toast points, flash fried capers, lemon oil, as well as a duck confit salad and venison. Courses are offered a la carte as well.
February 12-14, $75 per person, 138 Cambridge St., 857-350-3344, thetiptaproom.com.