Where to Dine With Your Valentine


Romantic dinner in restaurant

 

Valentine’s Day is this week, but it’s never too late to make plans. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots offering special Valentine’s Day menus.

 

Dee Lincoln Prime – Frisco

Enjoy a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Dee Lincoln Prime, an upscale steakhouse located in “The Star” at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Delicious offerings include grilled quail, chilean sea bass and white chocolate cheesecake for $85 per person.

 

Lavendou Bistro Provençal – Dallas

Classic French bistro, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, will be offering a delicious three-course meal on Valentine’s Day for $69.95 per person. Selections from the chef include lobster bisque, filet mignon and red velvet cake.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine

Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.

 

Princi Italia – Plano

This restaurant specializes in “scratch-made Italian fare” prepared using modern techniques. This Valentine’s Day, Princi Italia will offer a four-course dinner for $55 per person. Special selections include beef carpaccio, lobster salad, chilean sea bass and chocolate Italian cream cake.

 

Bistro 31 – Dallas

This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro 31 will offer selections including petite sweet oysters, charred tomato soup and lobster.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake

If you’re looking for something romantic yet low-key on Valentine’s Day, Del Frisco’s is a great choice. This traditional American steakhouse is offering a sophisticated yet fun Valentine’s Day menu, including shareable appetizers and desserts galore.

 

Table 13 – Addison

This restaurant specializes in fine dining, live music and reliving the 1960s. Table 13 is offering a chef-prepared, fixed-price dinner for $75 per person this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail or bacon-wrapped dates for your starter, and select from a number of delicious entrée options.

 

Abacus – Dallas

Enjoy a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day at Abacus, an upscale restaurant with a relaxed ambience and a passion for food. For $90 per person, enjoy a range of selections from venison empanadas, wagyu beef and lobster thermidor.

 

Sambuca 360 – Plano

This Valentine’s Day, Sambuca 360 will be offering a savory three-course dinner for $55 per person with delicious offerings, including crab bisque, pan-roasted halibut and white chocolate cheesecake. The entertainment for the night will be Memory Trip, a rock and blues band from Dallas.

 

Bullion – Dallas

Dying to take a trip to France? Bullion is the epitome of French cuisine in Dallas and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for $135 per person. Enjoy selections from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon, including elevated cocktails, peekytoe crab, scallops and a raspberry poached apple.

Where to Dine With Your Valentine


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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s never too late to make plans. You wouldn’t want your Valentine to go hungry, so we’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots (that, according to OpenTable are still open for last-minute reservations!) offering special Valentine’s Day menus.
 
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Bistro 31 – Dallas
This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Feb. 12 through 14, Bistro 31 will feature a special menu in addition to its regular menu.
 
Crudo Wood Fired Taverna – Frisco
If you’re in the mood for an Italian-style bistro with a relaxed atmosphere, then this is the spot for you. This restaurant offers a vast, mouthwatering menu that will be sure to please the most discerning palates.
 
Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake
Enjoy an intimate atmosphere, hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood at this popular restaurant.
 
Il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar – Southlake
This Italian restaurant offers fresh ingredients imported from all over Italy on a regular basis. This Valentine’s Day, il Calabrese is offering a three-course, fixed-price dinner menu for $75 per person. Choose from bruschetta, Mozzarella caprese, or calamari fritti for your starter, and pick from a number of delicious entrée options.
 
Mille Lire – Dallas (Oak Lawn)
Chic new Italian restaurant Miller Lire will be offering its regular menu in addition to a few Valentine’s Day specials (including dessert) this Feb. 14.
 
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine
Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.
 
Seasons 52 – Dallas, Plano
This restaurant specializes in seasonal food prepared using “rustic techniques.” This Valentine’s Day, Seasons 52 will be offering a three-course dinner for two at $60 per couple.
 
Sixty Vines – Plano
Enjoy seasonal cuisines made with local ingredients and paired with the perfect wine, or enjoy an exclusive Surf & Turf Valentine’s Day dinner.
 
Mexican Sugar – Plano
While this restaurant isn’t serving a special Valentine’s day menu, don’t let that stop you from enjoying innovative cocktails and decadent desserts. If you want something romantic yet low-key, Mexican Sugar is a great option.
 
Up on Knox – Dallas
Newly opened American Brasserie Up on Knox is offering a three-course meal this Valentine’s Day for $65 per person with dishes like Burrata & Celery Salad and Seared Yellowfin Tuna.
 
Ziziki’s – Dallas (Knox), Dallas (Preston Forest Village), Plano
This authentic Greek restaurant is offering a four-course dinner menu on Valentine’s Day with delicious offerings including flaming saganaki and rack of lamb.
 
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Take our advice and wine and dine your Valentine the right way!

5 Fondue Recipes for an At-Home Date Night


Fondue

Planning to stay in this Valentine’s Day? At-home date nights can be just as fun and romantic as hitting the town. If you’re in the mood to do something special from the comfort of your own home, sharing a pot of warm fondue can be a great experience. Here are five delicious fondue recipes perfect for a night in.
 
Don’t own a fondue pot? Don’t worry! You can mix the ingredients in a slow cooker and cover for one hour until everything is combined. For savory fondues, we suggest dipping cubes of crusty bread, cooked chicken breast, cooked sausage, boiled potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower florets. For sweet fondue, try dipping dried or fresh fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows, and cubed angel food cake.
 
1. Traditional Cheese
• 1 garlic clove, halved (rub the pot with the garlic, discard)
• 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• 2 cups Emmental cheese, coarsely grated
• 2 cups Gruyère, coarsely grated
• A few dashes of nutmeg
• Black pepper, to taste
 
2. Traditional Chocolate

 
3. Spinach Artichoke
• 1/3 cup light beer
• 1 cup chopped cooked spinach
• 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• Salt and pepper, to taste
 
4. S’mores
• 2 cups milk chocolate morsels
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 10-ounce package of marshmallows
• 1/4 cup crumbled graham crackers
• 2 tablespoons dark rum
 
5. Peanut Butter Chocolate