Valentine’s Day at Boston Restaurants

 

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Flowers and chocolates are all well and good but how about treating your sweetie to a truly romantic evening of culinary delights – Boston’s best chefs and restaurants are putting the finishing touches on their Valentine’s Day menus. See what’s happening at spots like 33 Restaurant & Lounge, 606 Congress, Alta Strada, Amelia’s, Aquitaine, Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, Aura, Avila, B&G Oysters, Bambara, Beacon Hill Bistro, The Beehive, Bistro du Midi, Blue Ginger, Blue Moon Bistro, The Blue Room, BOKX 109 American Prime, BOND Restaurant & Lounge, Bricco, The Bristol Lounge, Buona Vita, The Butcher Shop, Café Fleuri, The Café at Taj Boston, Caliterra, Casablanca, Chiara, Clink, Craigie on Main, dante, dbar, Davio’s, Davio’s Patriots Place, Estragon, Finale, The Fireplace, The Franklin, Garden at the Cellar, Gargoyles, Gaslight, Grafton Street, Hamersley’s, Kingston Station, L’Espalier, Locke Ober, Lumiere, Mare, Masa, Masa Southwest Bar & Grill, Meritage, Metropolis Café, The Metropolitan Club, Miel, No. 9 Park, OM Restaurant | Lounge, Pain D’Avignon, Pesce Italian Kitchen & Bar, Pigalle, Poe’s Kitchen, Radius, Red Pheasant, Red Rock Bistro, Regatta of Cotuit, Rialto, Rocca, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Rustic Kitchen, Sandrine’s, Sauciety, Sel de la Terre, Sensing, Sherborn Inn, Spiced Pear, Sportello, Taranta, Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro, Tavolo, Temple Bar, Tomasso Trattoria, Top of the Hub, Toro, Trattoria Il Panino, Tremont 647, Tryst, Turner Fisheries, Union, UpStairs on the Square and Vox Populi.

33 Restaurant & Lounge
From Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th the team at 33 Restaurant & Lounge will be serving a sweetheart inspired menu that’ll make you and your cutie swoon. Chef Nuno Alves’s menu (which includes dishes like seared duck breast with pink lentils and pomegranate glaze; and rosé poached pear finished with hibiscus, mint and crème fraîche) costs $85 per person (or $125 with wines). Couples will receive a box of handmade truffles to take home and the ladies will all get red roses. If you really want to do it up, call ahead to ask about adding extras (like champagne service or having a dozen long stem roses delivered to your table). Each couple will also be given a sealed envelope, which they can bring back (unopened) during the month of March to reveal their prize. Prizes include discounts, gift certificates, chef’s tasting menus and a weekend getaway for two at one of Boston’s premiere boutique hotels. Make reservations by calling 617.572.3311.
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606 Congress
At 606 Congress chef Gregory Griffie goes all out with a four-course prix fixe full of appropriately indulgent dishes – fried oysters, butter-poached lobster and chocolate layer cake. The menu, which incorporates local and seasonal ingredients, and sustainably-sourced seafood, costs $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. To get in on the romance-inspired goodness, call 617.476.5606.
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Alta Strada
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Alta Strada is offering a prix fixe in addition to their a la carte menu. Chef-owner Michael Schlow will be channeling all his romantic energy into the three-course menu, which includes delicacies like chilled lobster salad with citrus, basil and mache; and potato gnocchi with wild boar in chocolate and toasted pine nuts. Forgo the standard flowers and a box of chocolates and book a table by calling 781.237.6100.
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Amelia’s
Spend a romantic evening cozied up with the one you love at Amelia’s Trattoria this Valentine’s Day. Chef-owner Delio Susi is planning a three course prix fixe menu in honor of this warm and fuzzy holiday filled with delectable dishes – and of course it involves chocolate. The menu, which will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday, costs $40 per person. And for all you diehard Amelia’s fans, the regular menu will also be available. Call 617.868.7600 to book a table.
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Aquitaine
Chef Matthew Gaudet sticks with his tried and true bistro classics for Valentine’s Day, giving Aquitaine diners what they want. Of course, he does take the opportunity to have fun with a few a la carte specials like lump crab and shrimp roll with scallion and mustard yogurt, and saffron vinaigrette; and Long Island duck breast with toasted barley, lime scented apple, endive, turnip puree and ginger jus. To save a table for you and yours, call 617.424.8577.
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Aquitaine Chestnut Hill
Take a spin down Route 9 for a romantic French dinner right in Chestnut Hill. The team at the suburban Aquitaine outpost has unveiled their Valentine’s Day specials, which include seasonal delicacies like Nantucket bay scallops and Maryland wild striped bass. The a la carte dishes will be available in addition to the regular menu. To reserve a table, call 617.734.8400.
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Aura
Couples can cozy up over a menu built for two at Aura. Chef Rachel Klein‘s three-course menu, priced at $120 per couple ($190 with wines), includes holiday appropriate delicacies like the bento box for two (with vegetable spring rolls, chicken skewers, beef skewers, crispy calamari, fried oysters with sesame seaweed salad, dipping sauces) and Georges Bank scallops with creamed spinach, baby carrots, French fingerlings and serrano ham. To book your table, call Aura at 617.385.4300.
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Avila
Celebrate your love – for food and that special someone – over brunch or dinner at Avila. On Sunday, February 14th you can drop in the Mediterranean restaurant from 11:30am to 3:00pm for a $30 three-course Valentine’s Day brunch tasting menu, which will be available in addition to the regular a la carte offerings. In the evening, chef Rodney Murillo will offer a customizable four-plus-course prix fixe menu costing $58 per person with optional wine pairings for an extra $25. Don’t miss out on a great Valentine’s Day offer—call 617.267.4810 to reserve your table.
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B&G Oysters
Forgoing the popular prix fixe route this Valentine’s Day, B&G Oysters will be offering chef Stephen Oxaal’s regular menu and some exciting celebratory specials on both Saturday and Sunday. They’ll even be taking reservations for the seats at the bar so be sure to call 617.423.0550 if you want to have a couple of them all to yourself.

Bambara
This Valentine’s Day, chef Jay Silva will be delighting lovebirds with a special Love Pairings prix fixe at Bambara. The meal, made up of four decadent courses, costs $60 per person or $80 per person with wine pairings – go for the champagne pairing and the price goes up to $100 per person. They’re also planning a Valentine’s Day brunch for those who prefer to celebrate during the day. Either way, you’re in for a great meal. Call 617.868.4444 for reservations.
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Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Celebrate with your sweetheart at the Beacon Hill Bistro. Executive Chef Jason Bond will be offering lovebirds a special three-course prix fixe. Dinner, which costs $65 perperson ($95 with the optional wine pairing), will be served from 5:30 to 11:00pm in the romance-filled, Beacon Hill dining room. Reservations are an absolute must, so make yours by calling 617.723.7575.
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The Beehive
The Beehive spreads the love – over three days of good music and great food. Pick the kind of party that suits you and your sweetie – the weekend long love-fest features menu specials from chef Rebecca Newell and live music throughout the evening on Friday, February 12th (romantic jazz followed by Akashic Record), Saturday, February 13th (romantic jazz followed by Toni Lynn Washington) and Sunday, February 14th romantic jazz followed by a very special Valentine’s Day Salsa Sunday). They’ll also be serving their Romance Brunch menu on both Saturday and Sunday so make a beeline to The Beehive for a musical Valentine’s Day celebration. Call 423.0069 for reservations.

Bistro du Midi
Try something new this Valentine’s Day. The recently opened Bistro du Midi will be serving a four-course menu of Provencal goodies from chef Robert Sisca. The menu is still in the works but Sisca’s most recent stint before coming to Boston was at Le Bernadin, so you and your valentine will be in good hands. Dinner for two costs $165 – they’ll pair the wines for another $100. Call 617.426.7878 for reservations.

Blue Ginger
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year in one fell swoop at Blue Ginger. Chef-owner Ming Tsai and chef Jonathan Taylor will be serving a celebratory four-course menu inspired by Chinese symbolism. The prix fixe costs $75 on its own and $100 with paired wines, not including tax or gratuity. If you’re in the mood for something off the regular a la carte east-meets-west menu, that’ll be available too. Call 781.283.5790 to book your table for two.
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Blue Moon Bistro
Join chef Peter Hyde at the Blue Moon Bistro this Valentine’s day. On Sunday, February 14th, the talented chef will be rolling out a special four-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person. Build dinner at this popular Dennis restaurant into your weekend getaway plans – the Cape can be very romantic during the winter. Just be sure to call ahead for a table – 508.385.7100.
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The Blue Room
Cozy up to your sweetheart at The Blue Room this Valentine’s Day. Chef Jorge Lopes will be offering diners a special holiday a la carte menu of their signature wood-grilled, Mediterranean inspired fare for diners on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and Sunday morning brunchers. Call 617.494.9034 today to make sure you have a reservation this Kendall Square favorite come February 14th. If you’re planning on staying in this Valentine’s Day, pick up a bottle of wine and some delicious treats from Central Bottle, The Blue Room’s sister store, located at 196 Massachusetts Avenue.
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BOKX 109 American Prime
The Indigo Hotel’s Bokx 109 American Prime celebrates Valentine’s Day over three nights. Chef Evan Percoco’s lavish four-course prix fixe will be served from Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th.  Each course on the customizable menu, which costs $75 per person, will be paired with selections from Domaine Chandon Winery. They’re accepting reservations starting at 5:00pm. Just call 617.454.3399 for yours.
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BOND Restaurant & Lounge
Bond with your beloved over a champagne dinner at the Langham Hotel’s BOND Restaurant & Lounge on either Saturday, February 13th or Sunday, February 14th. Chefs Mark Sapienza and Evan Leavy are putting together a four-course menu and pairing it with a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne for diners’ celebratory pleasure. Reservations are available at 6:00 or 8:00pm. At 10:00pm a DJ will start spinning so diners who want to dance the night away can stick around. The evening costs $150 per person including tax and gratuity. Call 617.451.1900 to reserve your table.

Bricco
Wine and dine your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with an Italian feast at Bricco. The North End favorite will be open, serving their regular, delectable menu with a few little specials courtesy of chef Gianni Caruso. Call 617.248.6800 if you want to book a table for the big day.

The Bristol Lounge
Treat your special someone to a delicious evening at The Bristol Lounge this Valentine’s Day. Chef Brooke Vosika’s three-course menu includes selections like tuna tartare, avocado terrine, red hot chili oil, soy sauce kissed with ginger; and a roast rack of lamb for two, if sharing a meal makes you feel closer. Dinner costs $75 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Call 617.351.2037 to celebrate in true Four Seasons style.
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Buona Vita
Celebrate amore out in Arlington at Buona Vita. Chef Francesco Martini, who just took over the intimate little suburban restaurant, welcomes lovebirds for a celebratory three-course prix fixe for $70 per couple. The menu, which comes with a complimentary glass of wine, is full of Italian treats from this Napoli native. Call Buona Vita at 781.641.4374 for Valentine’s Day bookings.
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The Butcher Shop
The Butcher Shop suspends its no reservations policy for Valentine’s Day, so fans of the South End favorite can book a table for two or more anytime after 4:30pm onSunday, February 14th. Chef Robert Grant’s menu, in all its meaty glory, will be available starting on Friday, February 12th so diners can duck in for a pre-V-Day preview. Call 617.423.4800 to make a reservation or to get more information.
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Café Fleuri
Lovebirds can live it up at the Langham all weekend long this Valentine’s Day. Book a table at Café Fleuri’s Chocolate Bar Buffet on Saturday, February 13th to treat your sweetie-with-a-sweet tooth to an amazing array of chocolate desserts from pastry chef Jed Hackney. The decadent spread of made-to-order chocolate crêpes, delicate truffles, a chocolate fountain and more is available from 11:00am to 1:30pm for $42 for adults and $28 for children. If your beloved is fond of brunch, make reservations for Sunday, February 14th‘s Valentine’s Day Brunch, which features mood-setting live music in addition to a full-to-bursting buffet. The special brunch costs $58 for adults including a glass of sparkling wine and $30 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations are available between 11:00am to 1:30pm. On Sunday evening, couples can combine elements of both weekend brunches at Café Fleuri’s Jazz Dinner & Chocolate Bar. The evening’s festivities, which will be accompanied by live jazz from Elan Trotman, include a three-course menu from chef Mark Sapienza (paired with a glass of bubbly), followed by the dessert buffet.  Dinner reservations are available starting at 6:00pm for $75 per person. For dessert lovers, the Chocolate Bar dessert buffet, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, is available beginning at 7:00pm for $50 per person. Guests looking to just enjoy the entertainment can relax with a glass of sparkling wine for $35 per person. For reservations for the Chocolate Bar, Sunday Brunch, or Jazz Dinner, call Café Fleuri at 617.451.1900, extension 7125.

The Café at Taj Boston
Treat your beloved to the ultimate elegant and romantic Valentine’s Day dining experience at The Café at Taj Boston . They’ve got all the bases covered – an elegant dining room on a picturesque and historic site overlooking both Newbury Street and the Public Garden; chef Franck Steigerwald’s four-course menu which featuring New-England flavors enhanced with subtle French and Italian touches; and live music from the Bo Winiker Band. This perfectly orchestrated evening costs $120 per person. Ask for a table overlooking Newbury Street for that special extra touch when reserving your table—617.598.5255.
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Caliterra
Blending Californian and Italian culinary traditions, chef Julia Brant add some specials to the Valentine’s Day offerings at Caliterra. Available either as a three-course prix fixe for $50 per person or a la carte, dishes include carrot-ginger soup with chive crème fraîche (like a little bowl of California sunshine); and grilled tenderloin beef tips and porcini gnocchi in an Asiago cream sauce (which obviously takes its cues from the heartier Italian side of the menu). To take your pick, call 617.348.1234.
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Casablanca
Whether you’re celebrating a new love or a tried and true long term commitment, enjoy dinner at a Harvard Square restaurant that’s stood the test of time for more than thirty years. Casablanca will be serving a three-course prix fixe from chef Camillo Diaz for $55 per person. The menu can be paired with wines for an additional $25 per person. They’re also offering full bottles of Brut Veuve Clicquot for $50 and half bottles of Brut Veuve Clicquot for $25. Call 617.876.0999 for reservations and more details.
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Chiara
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the city this February 14th and celebrate Valentines’ Day at Westwood’s Chiara. Chef Steven LaCount is cooking up something special, lovingly putting together three courses and an amuse for $79 per person.  To reserve yourself a table, call 781.461.8118.
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Clink
Capture your loved one’s heart with an intimate dinner at Clink. The combination of cozy dining nooks and Joseph Margate’s creative fixed price menu will guarantee an evening your beloved will never forget. The three-course prix fixe is available on both Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th for $80 per person (not including beverages, tax or gratuity). Whether you want to enjoy this romantic evening on Saturday or Sunday, be sure to lock in your reservation by calling 617.224.4004.
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Craigie on Main
Chef-owner Tony Maws celebrates sustainable food and sustainable love simultaneously at Craigie on Main. From Friday right up through Monday evening, they’ve got delicious ways for you to show your beloved just how smitten you are. On Sunday, February 14th chef-owner Tony Maws will be serving both a brunch and a dinner menu designed for lovers. The three-course brunch menu is priced at $50 while the five-course dinner prix fixe costs $120 (with an optional $60 wine pairing).  On the days leading up to the holiday – namely, February 12th and 13th– diners can enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day Market Menu for $85. If you book a table on Monday, February 15th, the aforementioned market Menu will cost $75 in honor of Craigie’s new Monday hours. To book a table call 617.497.5511.
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dante
Love is in the air at dante this Valentine’s Day. Chef-owner Dante de Magistris has outdone himself with a romantical menu of playful and tantalizing options to set the mood for the special evening. The menu, separated into categories like flirt, smooch, foreplay, climax, spooning and bubble bath, is available on both Saturday and Sunday for $75 per person ($100 with wine pairings). Spend the holiday looking out over the banks of the Charles – call 617.497.4200 to have them save you a table.
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Davio’s
Treat your sweetie to an Italian feast at Davio’s this Valentine’s Day. Chefs Stephen Brown and Eric Swartz will be serving four courses of deliciousness for $95 per person (not including drinks, tax or gratuity). If you can’t be with the one you love on the day itself, you can enjoy the prix fixe on Friday, February 12th or Saturday, February 13th for $75 per person (not including drinks, tax or gratuity).  Whenever you choose to celebrate, be sure they’ve saved a table for you by calling 617.357.4810.
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Davio’s Patriots Place
Plan a Valentine’s Day outing to Patriots Place and treat your sweetie to dinner at Davio’s. From 4:00-10:00pm, chef Paul King and his team will be serving their usual a la carte menu as well as an elaborate, five-course prix fixe. The edible ode to romance costs $65 per person (not including beverages, tax or gratuity) and can be paired with wines for an additional $30 per person. They’ll also be open for lunch from 11:30-3:00pm if a midday celebration is more to your liking. To book a table for two, call 508.339.4810.
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dbar
Lovebirds will be flocking to dbar for chef Christopher Coombs Valentine’s Day menu. The $59 prix fixe, which features four courses of deliciousness, will be available from Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. Coombs gets creative – and romantic – with dishes like the grilled Meyer beef rib “eye love you” or the “Honey Bunny” (rabbit rillettes on brioche toast). Call 617.265.4490.
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Estragon
Give your Valentine’s Day a Spanish twist at Estragon. On both Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th, chef-owner Julio de Haro will be serving a delicious, four-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Before you sit down to dinner, order a little something from the Liquid Love portion of the menu – they’ve got potent romance-inspired beverages like the Love Potion or Love on the Rocks. Reserve a table at Estragon by calling 617.266.0443.
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Finale
Consider yourself lucky if you and your love are as well matched as caramel and chocolate – their unique characteristics combine to create a whole that’s tastier than either could ever be on its own. Don’t fret, even if you and your sweetie aren’t quite as perfectly suited for one another, you can bask in the glory of their union at Finale Desserterie over chef Nicole Coady’s Chocolate Caramel Tryst. The tasting plate, which we debut on Valentine’s Day for $26.99, includes chocolate molten cake with caramel sauce, milk chocolate caramel pastry layered with passion fruit gelee, praline crisp and finished anglaise, chocolate covered marshmallows, dark chocolate bark with crystallized oranges and tart cherries, cocoa nib baklava, and a walnut fudge cake. Call any of the Finale locations directly (Park Plaza at 617.423.3184; Harvard Square at 617.441.9797; or Coolidge Corner at 617.232.3233) to incorporate this testament to true love in your Valentine’s Day celebration.

The Fireplace
Whatever the weather decides to do this February 14th, you and your sweetheart can be warm and cozy (not to mention well fed) if you spend Valentine’s Day at The Fireplace. Indulge in any one of chef-owner Jim Solomon‘s delicious dishes off of his special a la carte menu while snuggling next to the roaring fire. Ask about the In Bed Caviar Picnic – a portable feast of Little Pearl caviar to be enjoyed at home (available for $45). Call 617.975.1900 to make your reservation soon – tables here (especially the ones in front of the fire) are sure to go quickly.
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The Franklin
With three locations, the folks at the Franklin can afford to have a few different types of Valentine’s Day celebrations – to fit every level of commitment and enthusiasm. At the original Franklin Café in the South End, chef Kelly Hartman and company will be serving a $50 four-course prix fixe on the day itself but on Monday, February 15th they’ll be hosting the mother of all Anti-Valentine’s Day. Singles and sulking halves of couples can enjoy cocktails from the Anti-Valentine’s Day list for $5 and menu specials. At the Franklin Cape Ann, the kitchen will be putting out a fabulous three-course menu for $45 per person. And last, but definitely not least, at the Franklin Southie, chef Brian Reyelt will be showing the love for their diners with a complimentary amuse bouche and romantical specials built for two. Call the restaurants directly to make reservations – Franklin Café at 617.350.0010; Franklin Cape Ann at 978.283.7888; or Franklin Southie at 617.269.1003.
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Garden at the Cellar
Cuddle up with your beloved at Garden at the Cellar. Chef Will Gilson’s $50 three-course menu matches the cozy setting with tasty crowd-pleasers like crispy pork belly and roasted sausage with lentils, cipollini onions and black trumpets; and  ricotta gnudi with poached free-range egg, braised wild mushrooms and brie cream. They’ll be accepting reservations (which they don’t normally do) between 5:00 and  10:00pm. Call 617.230.5880 to reserve your table soon – these sought after seats are likely to go fast.
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Gargoyles
Love is in the air in Davis Square. Chef Jason Santos’s menu, priced at $50 per person ($55 with a glass of bubbly), includes three courses of his signature, Asian-inflected dishes like his Hawaiian style tuna poke and honey and hoisin glazed duck confit with sweet sticky rice, mango, cashews and young coconut milk. Call Gargoyles at 617.776.5300 to have them hold a table for you.
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Gaslight
Gaslight is just as romantic as candlelight, no? Take your sweetie to Gaslight Brasserie du Coin and see for yourself. Chef Keenan Langlois will be adding a slew of love-inspired specials to the standard array of French offerings at this South End dining spot. Call 617.422.0224 for reservations.
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Grafton Street
Keeping it casual for Valentine’s Day? That’s cool. There’s no need to skimp on gastronomic style, though – just get to Grafton Street. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, namely Friday and Saturday, chef Scott Robertson will be serving sneak preview prix fixe menu for $40 per person which you can pair with wine for an additional $20 per person. For the main event on Sunday, February 14th he goes all out with a more extensive menu for the same price.  To reserve your table, call 617.497.0400.
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Hamersley’s Bistro
Chef-owner Gordon Hamersley makes diners at Hamersley’s swoon with a four-course prix fixe that’s full of special-occasion-worthy dishes like seared foie gras with a warm prune and goat cheese crêpe and Armagnac sauce; and pan-roasted lobster stuffed with Maine shrimp and champagne sauce. The celebratory dinner is $110 per person and you can call 617.423.2700 to make a reservation. 
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Kingston Station
Make Kingston Station your Valentine’s Day destination this year. The hip little bistro, tucked away in Downtown Crossing will be serving a three-course prix fixe for $50 per person ($70 with wine) on Saturday, February 13th. To enjoy chef Dana Love’s carefully crafted dishes in the dining room you’ll need a reservation, though commitment-phobes can take their chances and see if there are seats available at the bar. No matter where you’re sitting, the Valentine’s Day menu will be the only one available. Call 482.6282 for reservations.
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L’Espalier
Often referred to as one of the city’s most romantic dining destinations, L’Espalier welcomes lovebirds to join them for a weekend long celebration of l’amour. Chef-owner Frank McClelland and chef James Hackney have planned a number of ways to celebrate. On either Saturday or Sunday diners can enjoy a special Valentine’s lunch. They’ll be offering a prix fixe ($45) as well as a tasting menu ($65). In the evening on Saturday, February 13th, they’ll be showcasing an extra special prix fixe, tasting and Chef’s Tasting Journey menus for $86, $110, and $190, respectively. On the big night, they’ll be serving an elaborate multi-course menu for $185 per person. Call 617.262.3023 to reserve a table for any of the Valentine’s festivities at L’Espalier.

Locke Ober
Deciding there’s no need to mess with tradition – chef Lydia Shire will be serving the regular menu at Locke Ober this Valentine’s Day. She may roll out a few specials for the occasion but all the tried and true classics like JFK’s lobster stew, wiener schnitzel à la Holstein and Dover sole meunière will be available for you and your beloved. Call Locke Ober at 617.542.1340 for reservations.

Lumière
Take the light of your life to Lumière for Valentine’s Day and let chef-owner Michael Leviton take care of the cooking. He’s culled some of his most romantical dishes and combined them on a three-course menu, which can be paired with wines for $100 per person or without for $70 per person. Call 617.244.9199 for reservations.
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Mare
If you’re looking to indulge in some delicious, sustainable seafood fare this Valentine’s Day, head out to Mare and give your meal a little Italian twist too. Chef Greg Jordan will be churning out his normal menu filled with of the sea goodness – and there may just be a few holiday themed specials to boot.  Book a table by calling 617.723.6273.

Masa
Make your way over to the South End to give your Valentine’s Day dinner a little Southwestern flair at Masa. Chef-owner Philip Aviles and his team will be serving a three-tiered menu that starts with apps like day boat scallop ceviche; and moves on to entrees like baby back rib carnitas. The specially designed dinner costs $59 per person. Reservations are available at 617.338.8884.
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Masa Southwest Bar & Grill
If your Valentine’s Day celebration needs a little spicing up, book a table at Masa Southwest Bar & Grill. The Woburn outpost of the popular South End eatery will add a little spark – and some tequila – to your romantic evening out via their signature masaritas and dishes like pan-seared achiote-rubbed monkfish with sauce Veracruz, artichoke heart croquetas and smoked shrimp salsa. The three-course menu is priced at $49 per person. Reservations are available at 781.938.8886.
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Meritage
Book a table at Meritage this Valentine’s Day – in addition to a delicious five-course meal from chef Daniel Bruce, you can enjoy sparkling views of Boston Harbor. As is the custom at Meritage, the prix fixe menu, which is priced at $145 per person, will be impeccably paired with wines from the restaurant’s extensive cellar. To have your pick of the tables in the dining room, and prime time reservations, call 617.439.3995.
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Metropolis Café
Get cozy in a neighborhood joint this Valentine’s Day – even if it’s not actually in your neighborhood. Metropolis Café is adding an assortment of a la carte specials to their regular offerings for Valentine’s weekend. Among chef Rob Morotto‘s edible odes to romance: rare yellowfin tuna with a shaved fennel winter citrus salade and prosciutto and gruyere stuffed veal loin chop in a sage white wine sauce with ratatouille Provençal. To secure one of the coveted Metropolis tables, call 617.249.2931.
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The Metropolitan Club
Stick to the suburbs for Valentine’s Day and sit down to dinner at The Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill. From Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, chef Todd Winer will be adding a handful of seriously delicious specials to the restaurant’s extensive array of steakhouse offerings (which will also be available). Sup on beef tartare and fried oysters; or roasted sirloin for two; or double chocolate falling cake. Call 617.731.0600 to reserve a table.
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Miel Brasserie Provençale
If you’re not whisking your better half off to Provence for the weekend, do the next best thing and book a table at Miel Brasserie Provençale. The restaurant’s four-course From Cocoa to Chocolate Valentine’s menu is available on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th from 4:00-11:00pm. Much less expensive than a plane ticket, the prix fixe costs $75 per person (or $83 with wines) not including tax or gratuity. For reservations, contact Miel at 617.217.5151. Ask about special hotel packages at the InterContinental when you call.
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No. 9 Park
Normally closed on Sundays, No. 9 Park is changing their plans to accommodate Valentine’s Day diners. Chef-owner Barbara Lynch and chef Patrick Campbell will be serving a six course Chef’s Tasting Menu ($165) in both the dining room and bar. The bar will also be serving a three-course tasting menu ($85). Reservations, which are bound to go quickly, are available starting at 5:00pm. Call 617.742.9991 for details and to book a table.

OM Restaurant | Lounge
No need to limit your Valentine’s Day celebration to just one day – bask in the warm and fuzziness of it all, all weekend long at OM Restaurant | Lounge. Chef Michael Madden and his wife/pastry chef Clarissa Madden will be serving a special three-course prix fixe from Thursday, February 11th through Sunday February 14th for $45 per person. Or, if you’d prefer, you can spend a leisurely Sunday morning in bed and then head to the OM for a special $40 brunch buffet. To make reservations – on Valentine’s Day itself, or for some pre-holiday wining and dining – call 617.576.2800.
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Pain D’Avignon
Enjoy a quiet and cozy Valentine’s Day weekend on the Cape – chef Toby T. Hill rewards the hearty souls who head for Hyannis with a delicious, artisanal six-course prix fixe at Pain D’Avignon. The Frenchified menu, priced at $70 per person, includes dishes like curried-coconut lobster soup- peanuts and grilled baguette; and prosciutto-wrapped Vermont quail with cranberry-pecan stuffing, collard greens andhollandaise glaze. To reserve a table for either Saturday or Sunday evening, call Pain D’Avignon at 508.778.8588.
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Pesce Italian Kitchen & Bar
Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in Portsmouth in the recently revamped Pesce Kitchen & Bar. Chef James Walter is preparing a selection of holiday themed specials in addition to his regular menu, which will be available Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th. Also, if you’d rather dine early, they’re offering a special Valentine’s Day brunch menu from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday.  Whenever or however you choose to celebrate, give them a call at 603.430.7766 so they can set aside a table.
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Pigalle
Word on the street: the French know a little bit about romance. They also know a little about food. That may make Pigalle the perfect spot to spend Valentine’s Day. Reserve your table to enjoy chef-owner Marc Orfaly’s five-course tribute to love (available in addition to the regular menu). Dinner at Pigalle will set you back $138 per person – a small price to pay to know you’re in such good hands. Call 617.423.4944 for reservations.
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Poe’s Kitchen
Celebrating the single life, chef Brian Poe has a little fun with his Love Unleashed menu this Valentine’s Day.  The a la carte menu, which is available from Wednesday, February 10th through Wednesday, February 17th, is full of fun dishes like 99 Problems But a Fish Ain’t One (pancetta wrapped cod upon acorn squash puree with sundried strawberry and balsamic reduction and strawberry sea salt) and Strapping Young Buck Tacos (peppercorn braised venison with watercress in aquas fresco with smoked peach and cilantro salsa, and brie cheese). Most dishes fall between $7 and $14. Call Poe’s Kitchen at 617.859.8555 for more info.

Radius
The folks at Radius make an adjustment to their regularly scheduled dinner hours, opening for dinner on Sunday, February 14th for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Chef de cuisine Matthew Audette has prepared a five-course menu that hits all the holiday high notes – sashimi of ahi tuna, slow roasted prime rib eye, and chocolate mousse. Reservations for dinner, which cost $100 per person ($150 per person with wines), are available at 617.426.1234.
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Red Pheasant
After a mid-winter hiatus, the Red Pheasant is re-opening just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dennis-bound diners can enjoy a lovely, multi-course dinner from chef Bill Atwood in the spruced up dining room. Throughout the weekend he’ll be serving deliciousness like salmon gravlox, Barnstable oysters, country style terrine, rack of lamb persillade, sole meunière and roasted Long Island duckling. Call 508.385.2133 for more information and reservations.

Red Rock Bistro
Spend Valentine’s Day in Swampscott – Red Rock Bistro still has some tables available (see if you can snag one of the ones overlooking the harbor for an especially romantic celebration). Chef Lee Fannon keeps up his end of the bargain by adding some romance-inspired and romance-inducing specials to the evening’s offerings. Call Red Rock at 781.595.1414.

Regatta of Cotuit
If you’re heading to the Cape for a romantic getaway, book a table at the Regatta of Cotuit and add chef Weldon Fizell’s elaborate a la carte menu to your Valentine’s Day festivities. Available all weekend long, the menu includes indulgent little culinary treats like lobster and corn chowder with chive oil; and seared North Dakota buffalo tenderloin with blue cheese dauphinoise potatoes, grilled winter asparagus and a cranberry demi glace. For reservations or more information, call 508.428.5715.
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Rialto
Revel in the romance of the holiday at Rialto. Chef Jody Adams will be working her usual culinary magic – this time channeling her abilities into a three-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, available in addition to the regular a la carte offerings. The prix fixe, which can be had Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th, costs $75 per person. Call 617.661.5050 for reservations.
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Rocca
Reserve a table at Rocca this Valentine’s Day – chef Tom Fosnot primes the palate with a tasty amuse followed by a special three-course prix fixe to put you in the mood for amore. Dinner costs $55 per person with an optional wine pairings available for an additional $25. Tables will go quickly so call 617.451.5151 to get yours.
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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
Enjoy water views and a sumptuous meal at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The four-course menu, hand-crafted by chef Daniel Bruce, starts off with a glass of Piper Heidsieck champagne and just gets better with dishes like fresh sweet Maine shrimp with saffron risotto and melted fennel; and a duet of dark chocolate. Dinner costs $70 per person. Secure your window seat by calling 617.856.7744.
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Rustic Kitchen
Enjoy a relaxing meal with your sweetheart at Rustic Kitchen‘s Park Square location. Chef Tom Holloway will be adding an array of Valentine’s Day specials to the regular a la carte menu. To get you in the mood – look for dishes like lobster ravioli in a saffron tomato sauce with fresh basil bread crumbs; and baked stuffed veal chop served with broccolini, mashed potatoes and wild mushroom jus. Call 617.423.5700 to make a reservation now.  
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Sandrine’s
Treat your honey to an Alsatian feast this Valentine’s Day at Sandrine’s. Chef-owner Raymond Ost will be offering his guests two options – an a la carte Celebration de la Saint Valentin menu or a special three-course prix fixe meal for $65 per person. Reservations are available from 5:30 to 10:30pm so call 617.497.5300 to be sure they have room for you.
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Sauciety
Get a little saucy this Valentine’s Day – take the one you love down to the waterfront for dinner at Sauciety. Executive Chef Nicholas McDermott and chef Brain Anderson will be ready for you with a four course prix fixe dinner designed to bring back that loving feeling. Dinner costs $65 per person – make sure you reserve a table by calling 617.532.4670.
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Sel de la Terre
Give your Valentine’s Day a little Provencal twist at any of Sel de la Terre’s three locations. On Sunday, February 14th Sel de la Terre Back Bay, located on bustling Boylston Street, will be serving an $85 five-course prix fixe ($110 with wines) from chef de cuisine Louis DiBiccari from 4:00-10:30pm. At the original Sel de la Terre Long Wharf, chef Benjamin Knack will be serving a $78 four-course menu from 4:00-10:30pm. Suburban diners can enjoy their Valentine’s Day dinner at Sel de la Terre Natick on Saturday, February 13th. Chef Daniel Bojorquez is working on a four-course menu which will be available from 4:00-10:30pm for $55 ($75 with wines) per person. Make reservations by calling the restaurants directly – Back bay 617.266.8800; Long Wharf 617.720.1300; or Natick 508.650.1800.
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Sensing
From February 12th through February 14th, Sensing will be serving a four course prix fixe menu developed by chef de cuisine Gerard Barbin. You and your sweetie can start with Tasty Teasers before moving on to appetizers like beet risotto or Jonah crab three ways, and entrees like cod steamed in lemongrass or beef strip loin slow cooked with onion and parsley confit. For the sweet finish you’ll have your choice of either the chocolate cylinder or the lemon and yuzu crystalline. The four-course menu will be available (in addition to the regular menu) for $65 per person.  Book a table on the day itself, February 14th, an order a bottle of Dom Perignon to go with your meal and you’ll get an overnight stay at the Fairmont Battery Wharf for just $10. Call 617.994.9001 for all the details and reservations.

Sherborn Inn
Let the team at the Sherborn Inn play cupid this Valentine’s Day. Chef Paul Walsh sets the mood with a candlelit dinner for two complemented by champagne, roses, a chocolate gift and live music from pianist Ross Petot. The five-course menu, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, costs $99 per couple not including tax or gratuity. All you have to do is book a table – call 508.655.9521.
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Spiced Pear
Planning a Valentine’s Day trip to Newport (it is a long weekend, after all)? Book a table at the Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. You can take in the spectacular views while you enjoy the Gourmand Prix Fixe Tasting Menu from chef Kyle Ketchum. The five-course menu, priced at $95 per person, is available from 5:30-9:00pm from Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. Call the Spiced Pear at 401.847.2244.

Sportello
Sportello will be keeping things low key this Valentine’s Day, offering their regular dinner menu with a couple featured specials. Chef-owner Barbara Lynch is no dummy, she knows the way to either a man or a woman’s heart – baked goods. The bakery case will have red velvet cupcakes, cookies, truffles, and other special treats with which to woo your Valentine. Call Sportello at 617.737.1234.

Taranta
Plan a trip to Taranta and give your Valentine’s Day a little Latin flavor courtesy of chef-owner Jose Duarte. The three-course menu, priced at $65 per person, is full of dishes that display Duarte’s signature blend of Peruvian and Italian ingredients and traditions (think: pan seared jumbo scallops over a sauté  of giant Peruvian corn, crispy pancetta, vincotto sauce). Reservations can be made by calling 617.720.0052.
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Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro
If your beloved has a passion for wine, Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro is the perfect spot to spend Valentine’s Day. Diners at the Foxborough bistro can pair wines from just about anywhere in the wine-producing world with a special four-course prix fixe from executive chef Richard Garcia and chef de cuisine Mathew Maue. Available on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th the $39 menu can be augmented with a winter black truffle supplement for $10 or expertly paired with wines for $15 per person. Call 508.203.9463 to secure your table.
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Tavolo
If you’re looking for a low key celebration, take your Valentine to Tavolo to enjoy either a three ($34 plus $17 with wine) or a five-course ($52 plus $25 with wine) prix fixe from chef Maxwell Thompson. The menus will be available in addition to the a la carte offerings on Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th. On Sunday, February 14th however, Thompson and company will be focusing all their energy on the prix fixes – so, no a la carte options. Call Tavolo at 617.822.1918 to make reservations.

Temple Bar
Leave your culinary fate in the hands of Temple Bar’s talented Michael Scelfo this Valentine’s Day. You and your love can enjoy an intimate three-course dinner that covers all the traditional bases and wraps up with Breakfast in bed (a dessert of French crepes with espresso mousse and fresh fruit). Dinner costs $49 per person and can be paired with wines for an additional $20 per person. Call 617.547.5055 to secure your table.
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Tomasso Trattoria
Digging into a delicious meal of perfectly prepared Italian cuisine with your sweetheart – now that’s amore! Spend your Valentine’s Day at Tomasso Trattoria where chef Justin Melnick, fresh home from a months-long stint traveling and cooking through Italy, will be preparing a four-course prix fixe. The cost of the meal is only $50. Call 508.481.8484 to make your reservation for either Saturday or Sunday.
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