Valentine’s Day at Boston’s Best Restaurants

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 2009 Valentine’s Day menus. See what’s happening at spots like 33 Restaurant & Lounge, Aujourd’hui, Aura, Avila, Bambara, Beacon Hill Bistro, The Beehive, blu, Blue Ginger, The Blue Room, Bonfire, Bricco, Bristol Lounge, Cafe Fleuri, Casablanca, Chez Henri, Chiara, Clink, Craigie on Main, dante, Davio’s, dbar, Estragon, EVOO, Finale, The Fireplace, Flat Iron Tapas, Garden at the Cellar, Grafton Street, Great Bay, Grotto, Hamersley’s, Harvest, Kingfish Hall, L’Espalier, Lineage, Lumiere, Marliave, Masa, Meritage, The Metropolitan Club, OM Restaurant | Lounge, Persephone, Pesce Blue, Radius, Red Rock, Rialto, Rocca, Rustic Kitchen, Sage, Sandrine’s, Sasso, Sel de la Terre, Sensing, Sherborn Inn, STIX, Taranta, Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro, Tangierino, Temple Bar, Tomasso Trattoria, Top of the Hub, Toro, Tremont 647, Turner Fisheries, Union, UpStairs on the Square and Vox Populi.

33 Restaurant & Lounge
Celebrate Valentine’s Day for three days straight at 33 Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Joshua Botsford will be serving up a special four-course prix fixe dinner filled with special dishes like Valentino salad and jumbo heart ravioli. To make the night even more special, guests will also be given a box of truffles to take home and a single red rose. The meal, which costs $95 per person and $125 with optional wine flight, will be available Thursday, February 12th through Saturday the 14th.  Call 617.572.3311 to make your reservation.
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style this year by taking your petite chou to Aujourd’hui. This year chefs William Kovel and Brooke Vosika will be delighting diners with a special four-course prix fixe meal brimming with tantalizing treats. The cost of the meal is $110 per person and you can make your reservation by calling 617.351.2037.
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Chef Rachel Klein creates a sweet little prix fixe for diners at Aura this Valentine’s Day. Couples can get comfortable in the cozy dining room to tuck into three-courses of Klein’s culinary artistry. The menu, priced at $90.09 per couple ($119.18 with wines), includes holiday appropriate delicacies like oysters on the half shell with forbidden fruit mignonette and Georges Bank scallop with Japanese pumpkin ravioli, brown butter, spinach and sage. To book your table, call Aura at 617.385.4300.
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If the poor economy has put a little damper on your Valentine’s Day plans, the folks at Avila have the answer to your problems – transport your sweetheart to the Mediterranean, without the costly airfare (or the unpleasant jet lag for that matter). Executive chef Rodney Murillo and pastry chef Tom Ponticelli will be luring diners in with their special four-course prix fixe menu. And as if that’s not enough, they’ll be offering specially discounted bottles of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label for $50 – the perfect drink to share with that special someone. The dinner menu, which will be served from 5:00 to 11:00pm, costs $65 or $95 with wine pairings. Call 617.267.4810 to make your reservation.
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Celebrate your love for that special someone this Valentine’s Day by dining at Bambara. This year chef Jay Silva will be delighting lovebirds with a special Love Pairings prix fixe consisting of four decadent courses. Available all weekend, the meal costs $60 per person. Add wine pairings and the price goes up to $80 – add champagne pairing and the price goes up to $100. They’re also offering their regular menu if you’re keeping it low key. Either way, you’re in for a great meal. Call 617.868.4444 for reservations.
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Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Celebrate your love for your sweetheart at the Beacon Hill Bistro. Executive Chef Jason Bond will be offering lovebirds a special three-course prix fixe meal in honor of coupledom.  Dinner, which costs $65 per person, will be served from 5:30 to 11:00pm in the cozy, Charles Street dining room. Reservations are an absolute must, so make yours by calling 617.723.7575.
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The Beehive
Never content to leave well enough alone, the folks at The Beehive have decided that if one night of Valentine’s Day celebrations is a good thing than an entire week of holiday themed wining and dining must be even better. From Monday, February 9th through Saturday, February 14th, they’ll be hosting their Make Love All Week celebration featuring romantic and fun performances by a variety of artists, a 10% discount on their extensive champagne list and delicious food specials from chef Rebecca Newell. They’ll be open from 5:00pm to 2:00am all week, but performance times vary so make sure to call 617.423.0069 for more information or to make a reservation.

No need to fret if you haven’t quite nailed down your Valentine’s Day plans yet – the folks at blu have a evening planned that’ll get you to commit. Chef Joseph Carli will be whipping up a fabulous four-course prix fixe meal in reverence to all things love-related – dishes like “my sweetie” sweet potato soup and roasted beet “love letter” pasta will be gracing the menu, which costs $65 per person (wine pairings are an additional $40 per person). Call 617.375.8550 to make a reservation, lest you find yourself feeling blue come February 14th.
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Blue Ginger
Add a little east meets west flair to your Valentine’s Day celebration this year by dining at Blue Ginger. Chef-owner Ming Tsai and his right hand man Jonathon Taylor welcome lovebirds to enjoy either their regular a la carte menu or a special four-course prix fixe menu which of course includes a lover’s dessert for two courtesy of pastry chef Michele Fadden. Or if you prefer something a little more casual, you can always enjoy a quick bite of Asian tapas in the lounge. The cost of the prix fixe is $75 per person or $100 with wine pairings and will be available both Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th. Call 781.283.5790 to make your reservation.
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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. Call 617.494.9034 today to make sure you have a reservation this Kendall Square favorite come February 14th.

Ignite your passion for the one you’re with this Valentine’s Day at Todd English’s Bonfire. Chef Robert Bean will be delighting diners with a few Valentine’s Day specials like Maine lobster with patatas bravas, piquillo peppers, chorizo and celery in addition to their regular a la carte menu. Call 617.262.3473 to make a reservation.

In addition to his carefully crafted regular menu, Chef Gianni Caruso will be offering, a few especially romantical dishes for Bricco’s Valentine’s Day diners. Guests can choose from dishes like surf and turf of Kobe tenderloin carpaccio and yellowtail tuna tartare with truffles and arugula; and heart-shaped beet and lobster ravioli with asparagus cream. And don’t forget about dessert – how does a vanilla parfait with chocolate and raspberry gelee drenched in rum sound?  Just so that you have something to whet your whistle or to wash down all these scrumptious bites, they’ll also be offering a specialty cocktail – Christiana Kiss cocktail. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 11:00pm so call 617.248.6800 if you would like a table at Bricco come February 14th.

The Bristol Lounge
Spend your Valentine’s Day at The Bristol Lounge and treat yourself and your special someone to a delicious evening. In addition to a limited a la carte menu, chef Brooke Vosika will be offering a special prix fixe menu for $65 per person. And don’t forget about dessert – pastry chef Tim Fonseca will be pulling out all the stops with his Viennese Dessert Buffet, which runs from 9:00pm to midnight and can be substituted for the prix fixe dessert at no additional cost. Call 617.351.2037 to make you reservation.
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Café Fleuri
Wile away the hours of Valentine’s Day at Café Fleuri‘s Chocolate Bar and let pastry chef Trena Costello wow you and your loved one with an array of fantastic chocolate confections – chocolate covered strawberries, customized crepes, dark chocolate truffles and chocolate croissant bread pudding. You can also enjoy sipping on chocolate martinis while listening to the live music which will waft throughout the space all day long.  The cost of this special Valentine’s Day edition Chocolate Bar, which runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm is $40 for adults, $22 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for the little ones under the age of 4. If you’d prefer to celebrate over dinner, chef Mark Sapienza creates all sorts of romance with a three-course prix fixe menu which is enhanced by a complimentary glass of champagne, treats from the chocolate bar and live piano music. Dinner, which costs $65, will be served from 6:00 to 10:00pm. To make your reservation call 617.451.1900, extension 7125.
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Take your sweetheart on a little trip to Casablanca this Valentine’s Day and perhaps you’ll find yourself at the beginning of a beautiful friendship – and yes, we mean the one in Harvard Square. Chef Camillo Diaz has prepared a delicious three-course prix fixe, priced at $55 (or $80 with optional wine pairings and glass of champagne), which will be available on both for February 13th and February 14th. You can also purchase a full bottle of Brut Veuve Clicquot Champagne for $50 or a half bottle for $25 to make the night that much more special. Call 617.876.0999 now to make your reservation because if you dine somewhere else you’ll regret it.  Maybe not today.  Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
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Chez Henri
Celebrate all Valentine’s Day weekend long at Chez Henri. From Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th, chef Paul O’Connell will be delighting diners with a myriad of menus from which to choose including a special three course Valentine’s prix fixe in addition to the regular a la carte and bar menus. So choose a day, choose a menu and treat the one you’re with to a delicious meal. Call 617.354.8980 for reservations.

Chef Steven LaCount and Bret Pelaggi are planning a truly lovely evening at their Westwood eatery. The dynamic duo is working on a three-course Valentine’s Day prix fixe that’s sure to delight with options like hand-crafted gnocchi with tender braised veal, sweet garlic créma and basil oil; andpan-seared halibut filet with shrimp and chive risotto, fried artichokes and cherry tomato relish. Valentine’s Day dinner at Chiara costs $79 per person and reservations are there for the taking at 781.461.8118.
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This Valentine’s Day, become a prisoner of love by dining with your sweetheart at Clink where chef Joseph Margate will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu of all the most romantic foods – oysters, chocolate, strawberries. The dinner will cost $75 per person with the option of a raw oyster course for an additional $18. Call 617.224.4004 to reserve your table.
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Craigie on Main
Looking for the perfect spot to take your love to on Valentine’s Day? – Craigie on Main is just the place to impress and delight. Spend February 14th dining in their new space where Chef Tony Maws will be taking advantage of the bigger kitchen by preparing a fabulous five-course prix fixe meal for $150 per person ($200 with wine flights). Of course the meal will be fresh and sustainable as always – there will even be a vegetarian option lest all you vegetally inclined sweethearts feel left out of the fun. If you’d rather dine during the week chef Maws will also be offering a four course prix fixe Valentine Market menu for $80 which includes dessert and hot chocolate. Call 617.497.5511 quickly if you want a reservation – they are going to go fast.
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Treat your better half to a special meal at dante this Valentine’s Day and experience culinary amore. On both Friday, February 13th and the day itself, which conveniently falls on a Saturday, chef Dante de Magistris will be tantalizing diners with a menu inspired by – let’s say love. The four-course tasting menu, which includes a “bubble bath” of prosecco and a trio of foie gras aptly titled Menage a Foie, costs $75 per person. Make your reservation asap by calling 617.497.4200.
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Treat the person you love most to an Italian feast at either of Davio’s two locations. Stay in the city to enjoy a special four-course dinner from chefs Stephen Brown and Eric Swartz at their Back Bay location. The menu, which is available from Friday, February 13th through Sunday, February 15th, costs $95 per person ($145 with wine pairings). If you’d prefer a suburban celebration, Davio’s Foxboro location will also be serving a special menu on the 14th. Executive chef Paul King lures diners to Patriots Place with a five-course Valentine’s tasting menu for $65 per person ($95 with wine pairing).  Whichever way you choose to celebrate, you’re guaranteed a great meal. Call 508.339.4810 for reservations at the Foxboro location and 617.357.4810 for a table in Boston.
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Feeling a little strapped for cash this Valentine’s Day? How about heading over to dbar where they have just this little problem in mind. Chef Christopher Coombs and company are once again offering their value Valentine’s Day dinner. Four courses cost just $55 per person ($85 with optional wine pairings). Call 617.265.4490 to make your reservation today.
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Show el amor of your life just how much you care this Valentine’s Day by taking them to Estragon, where chef Alex Castagneto will be offering the amorous a special four-course prix fixe meal just brimming with delicious Spanish-inflected dishes like oysters with a blood orange and tarragon mignonette; and warm crab salad with chorizo crumbs and poached cherry tomatoes. The celebratory meal costs $55 per person, or $75 with the optional wine pairings. To make your reservation call 617.266.0443.
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This folks at EVOO are extending their Valentine’s celebration to encompass the whole weekend – now that’s a lot of love. On Friday, February 13th and Sunday, February 15th chef Peter McCarthy will be offering his guests a special Valentine’s menu in addition to the regular a la carte menu. On the holiday itself, he’ll be whipping up two separate prix fixe meals – a three-course one for $65 ($85 with wine) and a four-course one for $75 ($100 with wine) – from which you can choose.  If you’d like to get in on this fun anytime during the weekend give them a call at 617.661.3866.

It’s never too early to start thinking about the many ways in which to indulge your special someone on Valentine’s Day – and really is there anything more appropriate than chocolate?  In that spirit, executive pastry chef Nicole Coady of Finale Desserterie will be debuting her Chocolate Plate for Two on February 14th. Additionally, Finale will be offering two distinct Valentine’s Day prix fixe menus for $55 per couple (main course and chocolate plate) or $70 per couple (appetizer, main course and chocolate plate). And just so that you don’t get shut out, Finale will be taking offering both menus throughout the weekend. For reservations call Park Plaza at 617.423.3184; Harvard Square at 617.441.9797; or Coolidge Corner at 617.232.3233.

The Fireplace
Regardless of what the weather decides to do this February 14th, you’ll be warm and cozy with your sweetheart if you spend Valentine’s Day at The Fireplace.  Indulge in any one of chef-owner Jim Solomon‘s delicious dishes off of the special a la carte menu while snuggling next to a roaring fire. Call 617.975.1900 to make your reservation soon – tables here are sure to go quickly.
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Flat Iron Tapas
Treat your Valentine to some tasty tapas at Flat Iron Tapas at the Bulfinch Hotel, where the culinary team will be serving a special four-course prix fixe meal complete with the a champagne toast for $60 per person (or $80 with the optional wine pairings). If you and your sweetie feel like sinking your teeth into dishes like espresso crusted filet mignon or amaretto crème brulée then call 617.778.2900 for reservations.
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Garden at the Cellar
Cuddle up with your cutie this Valentine’s Day at Garden at the Cellar where chef Will Gilson will be offering some scrumptious dishes to match the cozy setting. He will be serving a special three course prix fixe for $50 per person, featuring enticing dishes as French Lovers (homemade cassoulet) and Toasted Lovers (s’more bread pudding). They’ll be accepting reservations (a rarity) for three seatings at 6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Call 617.230.5880 to make your reservation soon – these sought after seats are likely to go fast.
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Grafton Street
Spend a cozy evening at Grafton Street – chef Matthew Richey will be offering diners a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, in addition to a limited version of his regular menu. The prix fixe, which features delicacies like warm lobster salad and flourless chocolate truffle cake, costs only $40 per person. The restaurant opens for dinner at 5:00pm, so call 617.497.0400 anytime to have them set aside a table for you.
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Great Bay
Celebrate your love at Great Bay where chef Michael Schlow will be preparing a special four course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for couples. Sink your teeth into delicious dishes like braised beef short ribs and salmon sashimi – and of course there will be chocolate. The cost of the menu is $100 per couple so get yourself a date and make a reservation by calling 617.532.5300.
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Dine at Grotto this Valentine’s Day and you’re sure to come away happy. This year chef Scott Herritt will be offering patrons a three course prix fixe menu filled with old Grotto favorites as well as some new dishes to liven things up. The cost of the meal is $36 per person. Reservations are being taken until 10:00pm so call 617.227.3434 now if you’d like to one of those tables to be your.

Hamersley’s Bistro
Indulge in a delicious meal this Valentine’s Day at Hamersley’s. Chef-owner Gordon Hamersley will be wooing diners with a four-course prix fixe meal overflowing with decadent delicacies like seared foie gras with passion fruit coulis and toasted brioche or pan-roasted lobster thermidor “Julia’s way.”  The cost of the meal is $110 per person and you can call 617.423.2700 to make a reservation.
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Spend your Valentine’s Day in the heart of Harvard Square at Harvest. Chef Mary Dumont will be whipping up a fabulous three-course prix fixe to delight you and your sweetheart. And don’t worry about dessert – there will be plenty of chocolate thanks to pastry chef Jed Hackney. The cost of the dinner is $70, with an optional half glass wine pairings for $85 and a full glass pairing for $95. Call 617.868.2255 to ensure you have a table.
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Kingfish Hall
If your Valentine is a seafood lover, book a table at Todd English’s Kingfish Hall and bask in all sorts of warm and fuzziness right in the heart of historic Faneuil Hall. In addition to the stellar fish-laden regular menu, chef Katherine See will be offering patrons a few scrumptious Valentine’s Day themed specials. Call 617.523.8862 for a reservation.

Love is in the air at L’Espalier – for two weeks straight! Celebrate your sweetie anytime between Saturday, February 7th and Saturday, February 21st – chefs Frank McClelland and James Hackney will be offering something love-related every day. They’ve put their heads and hearts together to create a special Lover’s Menu which will be available for the entire two week period; two special Valentine’s weekend lunch menus available Friday, February 13th through Sunday, February 15th; and the grand eight-course prix fixe menu available for $185 (additional $95 for the vintner’s pairing) on the big day itself. Now that you know all your options, make reservations for any one (or more) of these celebratory events by calling 617.262.3023.
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If you can’t quite commit, spend Valentine’s Day at Lineage this year where you can keep your options open. Chef Jeremy Sewall will be offering indecisive diners a special a la carte menu as well as two tasting menus to choose from: a three-course seafood tasting for $38 ($50 with wine pairings) or three-course lobster menu for $42 ($57 with wine pairings). And, if that weren’t enough, all three menus will be available from Thursday, February 12th through Sunday, February 15th. Set the date and book a table – just call 617.232.0065.
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Treat the light of your life to a fantastic meal at Lumiere this Valentine’s Day. Chef Michael Leviton will be offering a luminous five-course prix fixe meal in honor of the amorous. Dinner is priced at $100 per person with an optional wine pairing for $45. The wines are still in the works but we know the evening’s menu includes dishes like wild mushroom and truffle cappuccino; and Gloucester grey sole with aromatic vegetables, American sturgeon caviar and champagne sauce. Call 617.244.9199 for reservations.
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Indulge in a little history this February 14th by dining at Marliave where they are celebrating their 135th Valentine’s Day at the current location. In honor of this special day chef Scott Herritt will be cooking up a Valentine’s inspired Table d’hôte “Two Share” menu consisting of five decadent courses.  The cost of the prix fixe menu is $50 per person but they will also be serving their regular menu, should you prefer to dine a la carte.  Reservations are required for the table d’hôte menu so call 617.227.0004 to get your table.
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Add a little something special to your Valentine’s Day celebration by spending it at Masa. This year chef Philip Aviles will be tantalizing guests with a four-course prix fixe filled with decidedly different takes on the traditional holiday dishes like cinnamon chocolate butternut squash soup, achiote shrimp stuffed poblano en croute and chocolate truffle tamale. In addition, each guest also gets a complimentary glass of Cava to start the evening out on a sparkling note. The cost of the meal is $79 per person and you can call 617.338.8884 to make your reservation.
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Alternate between gazing out across Boston Harbor and gazing into each other’s eyes over a lovely meal at Meritage. Enjoy chef Daniel Bruce‘s special five-course prix fixe is paired with an oh-so-appropriate champagne pairing. Reservations for the dinner, which costs $145 per person, will be served from 5:30 to 10:00pm. Call 617.439.3995 to reserve your spot.
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The Metropolitan Club
If you and your sweetheart fancy yourselves something akin to a modern day Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr then there’s no better place to celebrate than The Metropolitan Club. Chef Todd Winer will be presenting lovers, star-crossed and otherwise, with his special three-course A Fare to Remember prix fixe full of aptly named dishes like Always Forever, Hold Me Tight and Sweet Nothings. The prix fixe menu, which costs $40 per person, will be offered in addition to the regular menu on both Friday, February 13th and the big day itself. Call 617.731.0600 to make your reservation.
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OM Restaurant | Lounge
If you’ve ever felt like one day is just not enough time to show someone you truly care then head to OM for their three day Valentine’s Day event. From Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th they’ll be serving chef Youssef Boujana‘s special four-course Aphrodisiac Menu at three open seatings: 5:00-6:30 for $75; 6:30 – 8:30 for $95; after 9:30 for $75. To sweeten the deal even further, they’ll also be serving a specially concocted drink for two at the bar. If that’s not enough – take your pick from Friday night giveaways or Sunday’s mariachi band. There is a lot to choose from here so start making your Valentine’s Day weekend plans and call 617.576.2800 to make your reservation.
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Love is a many splendored thing, but so is a delicious meal. If you’ve found the former and are in search of the latter, head to Perspehone for a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner from chefs Michael Leviton and Jeff Pond. The menu, which will be offered on both Friday and Saturday, costs $55 per person. If you are simply looking for a fun way to spend Saturday night (one that doesn’t require heart shaped boxes of chocolate or bouquets of roses), make your way over to Fort Point for the Achilles Project party. Drink your romantic sorrows away or celebrate being single with some great cocktails.  The party runs from 10:00pm to 1:00am. For more information or to scoop up yuor table for two before they’re all gone, call 617.695.2257.
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Pesce Blue
This Valentine’s Day, keep your options open at Pesce Blue where there are several different ways to celebrate with the one you love. Chef James Walter gets all romantical with some love-inspired specials to the dinner menu which will be available all weekend long. Or, if you prefer, you can dine in the daytime because they will also be serving lunch on Saturday, February 14th from 12:00-2:00pm. Call 603.430.7766 if you’d like to make a reservation.

Chef-owner Michael Schlow would like to see you and your beloved at Radius this Valentine’s Day – that’s why he’s going all out with a special five-course tasting menu. Chock full of yummy offerings like duo of duck, ahi tuna tartar and cinnamon panna cotta, the menu costs of the $85 per person.  Call 617.426.1234 to make your reservations.
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Spoil your sweetie at Rialto. Chef Jody Adams will be working her usual culinary magic – this time channeling her abilities into a four-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 13th through Sunday, February 15th, costs $75 per person. Call 617.661.5050 for reservations.
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Red Rock
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 great specials to the evening’s offerings. Starting at 9:00, Diane Blue and her band will be taking the stage. Get a move on and make your reservations. Call red Rock at 781.595.1414.

Find your way over to Rocca this Valentine’s Day weekend and you’ll just about guarantee yourself a great time. Chef Tom Fosnot will be whipping up a special three-course prix fixe meal to put you in the mood for amore. The menu, which costs $50 per person with an additional $25 for optional wine pairings, will be the only one offered on the 14th, but it will also be available, in addition to the regular dinner menu, all weekend long.  Regardless of when you choose to celebrate, you’ll want a reservation so call 617.451.5151.
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Rustic Kitchen
Book a table at Rustic Kitchen‘s Boston location this Valentine’s Day and spend a relaxing meal with your sweetheart. Chef Tom Holloway will be preparing a special Valentine’s Day a la carte menu boasting dishes like crab-stuffed haddock with roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes and buttery lemon caper sauce; and rich chocolate mousse, from which diners can pick and choose their options. Call 617.423.5700 to make a reservation now.
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Looking for something decadent to impress that special someone on Valentine’s Day? – look no further than Sage in the South End where chef Anthony Susi will be offering a special six-course prix fixe menu all weekend. The cost of this generous prix fix is only $75 and seats will get snapped up fast. Be sure to make your reservation soon by calling 617.248.8814.

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 $58 per person. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 10:30pm so make sure you call 617.497.5300 to be sure they have room for you.
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Give your Valentine the Italian treatment at Sasso where chef Anthony Mazzotta will be serving up a fabulous four-course feast in honor or love. Dinner, with decadent, swoon-inducing options like marinated Island Creek oysters, butter poached lobster and milk chocolate panna cotta, is priced at $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity.  Make your reservation today by calling 617.247.2400.
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Sel de la Terre
This Valentine’s Day show that special someone that you care by taking  them to any of Sel de la Terre‘s three locations for a truly scrumptious meal.  Chef Geoff Gardner has overseen the menus at all three locations so whether you plan on dining in the heart of Back Bay, down by the water, or out in Natick you really can’t go wrong. The Back Bay location will be serving a five-course prix fixe for $85 from 4:00 to 11:00pm. The Long Wharf restaurant will also be featuring a five-course prix fixe for $85 but from 4:00 to 10:00pm. Lastly, if you want to avoid the city all together, dine at their Natick location with a five-course menu for $79 per person (add $30 for a vintner’s tasting) from 4:00 to 10:00pm. Call 508.650.1800 for reservations in Natick, 617.266.8800 for reservations at the Back Bay or 617.720.1300 to reserve your spot at a Long Wharf table.
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Revel in some Parisian-inspired delights this Valentine’s Day at Sensing. Chef de cuisine Gerard Barbin will be cooking up a special four course prix fixe meal in honor of l’amour. This special menu, which costs $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity, will be the only once served come February 14th so call 617.994.9001 if you would like a reservation.
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Sherborn Inn
This year Valentine’s Day just happens to fall on a Saturday so why not celebrate the entire weekend? From Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th the Sherborn Inn will be accepting dinner reservations for their special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu as prepared by chef Robert Fathman. The dinner, which includes an appetizer, intermezzo, entrée and dessert, costs $52 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 508.655.9521 to make your reservation.
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Celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day by dining at STIX where chef Joshua Botsford will be offering diners a special three-course prix fixe dinner in honor of this most amorous of days.  In addition to the delicious meal, guests will also be treated to a complimentary box of truffles to take home, ensuring a sweet end to the evening.  Special extras, such as champagne service or a dozen roses delivered to your table, will also be available for advance purchase.  Dinner, which costs $60 per person or $80 with wine pairings, will be available Thursday, February 12th through the big day itself. To make your reservation, call 617.456.7849.
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Looking for something a little exotic to spice up your Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Charlestown – Tangierino‘s romantic ambiance, full of mysetery and intrigue, and it’s Moroccan-inspired menu will suit your purposes perfectly. Chef-owner Samad Namaad’s special Marrakech menu consists of four courses which are sure to entice your palate. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 11:30pm and costs $89 ($107 with wine pairings).  Call 617.242.6009 for reservations.

Chef Jose Duarte invites you and your sweetie to spend Valentine’s Day at Taranta where he’ll be putting a Peruvian twist on his menu with dishes like pan-seared scallops with a sautee of giant Peruvian corn and pancetta, vincotto sauce, and braised lamb shank served with a mushroom quinoa risotto style. The dinner costs $60 per person and reservations can be made by calling 617.720.0052.
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Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro
Indulge in some delicious food and fine wine at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro. On both Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th executive chef Richard Garcia and chef de cuisine Mathew Maue will be tempting diners with a four-course prix fixe meal. This being a wine bar, of course there are wine pairings a-plenty to go with the meal. There’s even a secret aphrodisiac bar in the private wine room which, for $15, gets you a sampling of some of the world’s best known aphrodisiacs – so make sure you’re especially fond of your dinner companion. The cost of the meal, which is being served from 5:00 to 10:00pm, is $55 or $65 with wine pairings.  To make a reservation call 508.203.9463.
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Temple Bar
Enjoy an intimate dinner with the one you love at Temple Bar. Chef Tom Berry will be enticing diners with a three-course prix fixe that covers all the traditional bases – oysters, champagne, chocolate, roses – in fun and creative ways (think: rose flavored cupcakes with rose petal chips, champagne-rose water sorbet). Valentine’s Day dinner costs $50 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 will be preparing a four-course prix fixe. The cost of the meal is only $45 ($65 with wine pairings). Call 508.481.8484 to make your reservation today.
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