Take a trip to the 'burbs to enjoy a refined and romantic evening at 80 Thoreau in Concord. Expect a delectable assortment of dishes from Chef Carolyn Johnson on the evening's three-course tasting menu. Pick a glass of old world wine or a craft cocktail to accompany your meal - and the right dinner companion, of course - for the perfect Valentine's Day.

Availability: 5:30-9:30pm

Price: $70 per person

80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-0008

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A la Carte specials are the order of the day at Abby Park. The Milton restaurant will be rolling out swoon-inducing specials for your celebratory night out. You and your sweetie can snack on lettuce cups or nibble on lamb lollipops to start; tuck in to seared scallops or Statler chicken. See what's in store on the menu below.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Abby Park

550 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
617-696-8700

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Celebrate your love in the heart of Harvard Square. Chef Michael Scelfo and his team will be offering their regular menu as well as some especially decadent a la carte specials (think: seared foie gras, Wagyu Kobe and venison raviolo).

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-2100

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Order a la carte or share four decadent courses-designed-for-two at Alta Strada. Michael Schlow's Wellesley spot covers all the delicious bases for a tasty and romantic Valentine's Day celebration.

Availability: 5:30-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte; $70 per person

Alta Strada

92 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-237-6100

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Take your sweetie on a little mini trip to Paris by way of Aquitaine Bar á Vin Bistrot. The South End bistro will be serving their regular menu as well as over-the-top a la carte goodies (think: like seared foie gras, lobster thermidor nouvelle and bone marrow crusted-ribeye) for the quintessential date night.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Aquitaine

569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617-424-8577

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Dedham-based lovebirds can skip the trip to the city and celebrate at Aquitaine's Legacy Place outpost. The suburban spot will be serving its regular menu and an array of festive French specials like oyster and celeriac bisque, and grass-fed New York strip.

Aquitaine Dedham

950 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
781-471-5212

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Relationships are complicated but pizza can make everything better. You’ll feel right at home at one of the Area Four outposts - as long as you choose wisely. The original Cambridge location will be throwing an anti-Valentine's Day party, while the Boston spot will be welcoming couples for a lovey dovey a la carte dinner. Whatever your status, there’s an Area Four (and a pizza) for you.

Availability: 4:00-11:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Area Four Boston

264 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118
857-317-4805

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Relationships are complicated but pizza can make everything better. You’ll feel right at home at one of the Area Four outposts - as long as you choose wisely. The original Cambridge location will be throwing an anti-Valentine's Day party, while the Boston spot will be welcoming couples for a lovey dovey a la carte dinner. Whatever your status, there’s an Area Four (and a pizza) for you.

Availability: 5:00-10:00pm

Price: A la Carte

Area Four Cambridge

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-758-4444

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Treat your loved one to a romantic evening at the Royal Sonesta, where the V-Day festivities include a decadent four-course dinner, champagne toast and love songs from local crooner, Rich DiMare. Start the night with specialty sips before sitting down to a meal of mushroom crusted filet, white truffle risotto and a chocolate tasting for two worthy of royalty.

Availability: 7:00-10:00pm

Price: $125 per person

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ArtBar

40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-806-4122

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Book a table at Artistry on the Green to dig in to Stacy Cogswell's decadent three-course holiday menu. The cozy restaurant in Lexington will also be serving Valentine's Day specials for breakfast and lunch and adding a la carte specials to the dinner offerings on February 8th, 9th and 13th (so you have plenty of chances to get it right).

Availability: 5:30-9:00pm

Price: $75 per person

Artistry on the Green

2027 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
781-301-6655

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Romance blossoms at Bambara this Valentine's Day, thanks to chef David Bazirgan and team. The kitchen will be supplementing their a la carte offerings with specials - red beet salad, crispy porchetta, local scallops and more - for you and your sweetheart.

Availability: 5:30-10:00pm

Price: A la carte

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
617-868-4444

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Sure, there are plenty of fish in the sea but if you've found the one you want to spend Valentine's Day with, take him or her to B&G Oysters. The South End seafood mecca will be serving its whole a la carte menu so you can choose from all the fishes (and shellfishes, too).

Availability: 5:00-11:00pm

Price: A la Carte

B&G Oysters

550 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0550

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