Countdown to Valentine’s Day is here!

GOT PLANS?? There’s plenty to do either with a couples night out, spectacular dinners or just sending a sweet treat.

Hotel Packages


Hotel Alessandra will feature a special Valentine’s overnight package the nights of February 14, 15 and 16 showcasing luxurious accommodations for two, a room upgrade based on availability, welcome amenity, food credit for dinner at Lucienne ($200 on February 14 and $100 on February 15 and 16) plus a $50 credit for breakfast for two in the comfort of your room or Lucienne.  


Escape for a cozy weekend in Houston’s Galleria and River Oaks District.   Hotel Derek will arrange a special upgrade from Sky Deluxe to Balcony King Suite, plus welcome you to a rose-petal turn down service, chilled Champagne welcome amenity with Chocolate Truffles, and Breakfast in Bed the following morning with a leisurely 1pm late departure. This package represents savings of $100 and is designed for double occupancy.


Check in and check out for the night with the Park & Stay package, which includes complimentary overnight self-parking for one car. The Shop ‘Til You Drop package includes self-parking for one car, a $30 food and beverage credit at Launch to get the morning started or to perk up after a long day at the mall, plus an exclusive Galleria Savings Passport with more than 70 special offers, ranging from savings up to 30% to complimentary engraving and gifts with purchase.

Dinner Specials

La Table on 1800 Post Oak,

photo: Dailey Hubbard

This Valentine’s Day, La Table will offer two romantic dining experiences. Guests can enjoy a special a la carte menu available downstairs in Marche.  Additionally, couples looking for a more elegant dining experience can indulge in a four-course prix fixe menu available upstairs in Chateau for $125 per person. La Table will also feature their Tableside Classics for two in Chateau. For reservations, call the restaurant at (713) 439-1000.

BISOU | VALENTINE’S DAY,, 4444 Westheimer Rd Suite A-120

Helmed by French Master Chef Frédéric Perrier, Bisou brings an unparalleled combination of continental cuisine and curated entertainment to River Oaks District. With its robust beverage program featuring classic cocktails, an extensive wine list, and champagne magnums, Bisou features a sleek contemporary interior punctuated by crisp white and brass accents. This Valentine’s Day, Bisou introduces a four-course tasting menu for $79 per person.

BCK, 933 Studewood St., 832-831-7155, (Avail. 2/14-17)

BCK will offer a “Sweetheart Dinner” with a prix-fixe menu priced at $65 per couple. Dinner will feature a three-course meal prepared by Chef Peter Petro, including your choice of Fried Gulf Oysters Florentine, Bacon Wrapped Dates or Avocado Toast; BCK Surf + Turf. Enjoy half-priced wine bottles and your choice a speciality cocktail featuring Four Roses whiskey or Moet Rosé or Chandon splits.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer Rd.,, (Avail. 2/14-17)

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will offer a “Sweetheart Dinner” with a prix-fixe menu priced at $45 per person. Dinner will feature a three-course meal including Shaved Squash Salad and your choice of Grilled Petite Filet or Char-Grilled Mahi Mahi Filet. Dinner is completed with a Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Raspberry Reduction. Enjoy half-priced wine bottles and your choice of a speciality cocktail.

Riel, 1927 Fairview St. 832.831.9109,

Riel will offer complimentary champagne to dinner guests. Specialty Classic Cocktail Jell-O Shots prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Lachaine will also be available for the occasion, along with a new Valentine’s cocktail featuring Macchu Pisco, Velvet Falernum, Green Chartreuse, Lime Juice, Strawberry Fennel Syrup, and Rhubarb Bitters.

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, 2704 Navigation Blvd.,

photo: Kirsten Gilliam

The Original Ninfa’s will offer a special prix-fixe menu for couples on Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Treat your loved one to Chef Alex Padilla’s famous Fajitas for Two (any meat or veggie option), Two Ninfaritas and Mexican Chocolate Cake for just $59. The Original Ninfa’s also will offer a Hibiscus Margarita for $10, featuring Tequila Blanco Reformador.

Lupe Tortilla:  This offer will only be available on Valentine’s Day (2/14).

Spice things up for Valentine’s Day and bring your significant other to enjoy the food they really want – Tex-Mex. Lupe Tortilla will offer Fajitas for Two ($42.95 for one pound of mixed beef and chicken).

The Grove Houston: Valentine’s Day couples menu & prime meat specials available Feb. 13-16.

The Grove Houston will offer a special three-course dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A three-course dinner of arugula salad, live oak grilled NY strip and lobster tail with roasted garlic-herb butter, local grits and asparagus, and mole torte will be served family style. $100 per couple. Reservations are available and encouraged from 5-10pm. Link to info:

State of Grace,

Indulge in a four-course Valentine’s Day menu starting at $85 per person. Highlights include biscuits & ham with jam (optional Caviar add on for $95), hearth roasted bone marrow with foie gras terrine & smoked onion marmalade, pancetta wrapped Rainbow trout with spring artichokes and a delicious tres leches with mixed berries. For more information and reservations,

La Lucha,

photo: Jessica Matos

Enjoy a family style fixed menu at La Lucha on Valentine’s Day for $49.95 a person. Highlights include Johnny cakes with Cajun caviar, beef carpaccio with smoked oyster mayo, and Carolina gold rice porridge with spiced pumpkin seeds. For more information, visit:  

Sweet Treats

BOGO Brownies:  

photo courtesy of Antone’s

Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys will offer a special buy one, get one free deal on its Chocolate Chip Brownies on Valentine’s Day. Buy one brownie, get the second one FREE.Offer valid Thursday, Feb. 14 only.

CRAVE Cupcakes: 

The special offering will feature a box of four CRAVE cupcakes, two classic red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and two chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting, each with piped rosette frosting, along with a beautiful Petite JoyBox filled with fresh flowers from “Houston’s Most Instagrammable Flower Shop,” JoyBox Fine Flowers.

photo: Karen Henry

This Valentines exclusive will be available through 5pm on February 11th (online and instore), and customers can have the sweet surprise delivered from or picked up at any of CRAVE’s three locations on February 13th and 14th.

Outing Deals

Lonely Hearts Mix and Mingle Happy Hour:  

No date? No problem. The Union Kitchen on Washington will host a “Lonely Hearts Mix and Mingle” Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. in the private dining room. The event will feature complimentary appetizers, drink specials, “Ice Breaker” games and a chance to win several prizes, including a Chef’s dinner for two. Last, but not least, bring a photograph of your ex to tear up for the bartender and receive an extra special drink concoction.

A Love Boat Dinner Cruise at Moody Gardens: 

Let your cares float away on a romantic two-hour cruise around Offats Bayou on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Moody Gardens. Guests will board by 6 p.m. for the cruise to begin at 7 p.m., (weather permitting). The evening includes a dinner buffet featuring lobster Cobb salad, carved prime rib of beef, pan roasted salmon with wild mushrooms and risotto, smothered chicken, au gratin potatoes, jumbo citrus asparagus, and creamed spinach as well as an assorted dessert table. Other highlights include a cash bar, music, and dancing. The Dinner Cruise is $230 per couple with a window seat, and $210 per couple with a non-window seat. For reservations call 409-683-4419.  


Located at BLVD Place, Façade offers a variety of services, ranging from make-up lessons, hair removal, and make-up application for special events or day-to-day activities. For Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), Façade will be offering free lashes with a Party Face service, a 45-minute makeup application service suitable for Valentine’s Dinner. For information and appointments, visit:

Feature photo credit: CRAVE JoyBox by Karen Henry