Valentine’s One of a Kind Dining Experiences Bring on the Romance

ADAIR KITCHEN (Both locations) Cheers to love this Valentine’s Day with half-off bottles of wine at Adair Kitchen all day long! Choose any bottle off their list to enjoy with dinner favorites like Steak Frites ($26) with angus choice ribeye, house made chimichurri, rosemary parmesan fries or their Grilled Bone-In Porkchop ($21) with whipped sweet potato, sauteed onion, green apple, zucchini, and a cherry port demi-glace. End the evening with their delicious Lemon Lime Ice Box Pie ($7) or the Chocolate Mousse Pie ($8) for a sweet treat with your sweet date.  (photo: Adair Concepts)

AMRINA in The Woodlands: Indulge in decadence this Valentine’s Day at romantic The Woodlands hotspot, Amrina. For $125 per person, enjoy a five-course specially curated menu featuring delectable first and second course dishes like Caviar with uni malai and hasselback potato and Cucumber Chaat with yogurt, tamarind, and papdi. For the main event, choose from Lobster Tail poached in saffron spiced butter, Beef Tenderloin Cordyceps Extract & Exotic Mushrooms, or Pan-seared Paneer. End the romantic evening with something sweet, choose from the Strawberry & Coconut Popsicle with rose panna cotta or the Cayenne and Cinnamon Spiced Choclate Mousse with almond meringue. To reserve your spot for Valentine’s Day, go to (photo: Amrina)

ANDIRON on Allen Parkway: Treat your special someone to a night out at Andiron this Valentine’s Day. The intimate, upscale, live-fire steakhouse has added four specials to their menu for the week of February 10-17. Starter highlights include King Crab Rangoon ($18) paired with tobiko mayo and habanero sweet chili sauce, and Scallop and Foie Gras ($26) with gastrique, pistachio, and green strawberry. For the main event, relish in the Surf & Turf ($72) with a 6 oz filet and ½ lobster chick, sauce americaine, and leeks. Finish the night on a sweet note with their Lovers Entremet ($18) with gianduja, strawberry, and coconut. To make your reservation for date night, go to  (photo-Andiron)

BARI RISTORANTE:  Join Bari Ristorante for an extended Valentine’s celebration with a menu you’ll fall in love with. Valentine’s Day special menu will be available from Monday, February 12th to Saturday, February 17th.

BLUDORN/NAVY BLUE: Both of chef Aaron Bludorn’s acclaimed restaurants Bludorn and Navy Blue will offer a specialty a la carte menu on Wednesday, February 14. The full dessert menu is also available so you and your loved one can end your meal on a sweet note with Executive Chef Marie Riddle’s delectable creations. Guests may also add a bountiful bouquet for their significant other or a bottle of champagne ahead of time. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made through RESY at Bludorn and Navy Blue or by calling each restaurant. (photo-Caroline Fontenot)

CANDENTE: Indulge in a sizzlin’ soiree this Valentine’s Day with the Love Bird Special at Tex-Mex hotspot, Candente! For $75 for two people, receive two February-specialty White Chocolate Raspberry Margaritas, one small queso, one large combo fajita, and one tres leches cake. This special will be available all Valentine’s week, and the White Chocolate raspberry Margaritas will be on the menu all February long. (photo- Alex Montoya)

CIEL: The fine dining restaurant and lounge specializing in Japanese cuisine with a French twist will offer diners a three-course dinner ($125 per person) with the option to add on wine pairings ($30). The sumptuous menu features pan fried Wagyu Gyoza with garlic soy, fresno chile and togarashi; CIEL Sushi Flight with one piece of salmon nigiri, one piece of wagyu nigiri, two pieces of spicy tuna maki and two pieces of spicy yellowtail maki; Spicy Chicken Karaage with Greener Pastures chicken, buttermilk, labne and gojuchang; or Vegetarian Sushi Flight with two pieces of shitake nigiri and four pieces of avocado maki for the first course. Choose among the Chateaubriand au Poivre with roasted broccolini and pomme puree; Ora King Salmon with five spice, roasted broccolini and pomme pure; and Vegetarian Spinach Raviolo with spinach, ricotta, feta and shitake for the second course. Enjoy the Garden of Eden with pistachio and strawberry choux for dessert! 

CRAFT PITA (2 locations): Craft Pita offers a Valentine’s Day dinner special for dine-in and takeout with a bottle of wine. The special comes with the choice of whole rotisserie chicken ($50), beef kabob ($60), or falafel ($40). The dinner includes fattoush salad, rice pilaf, hummus, pita bread, and a bottle of Lebanese Wine. Guests can also order the special online to go.  (Photo by Rebekah Flores)

DARIO’S STEAKHOUSE & SEAFOOD: Guests will begin with lobster bisque, French onion soup, shrimp scampi or Dario’s salad. For the main course, they will select from Oscar-style filet mignon, rack of lamb, surf and turf, Chilean Sea Bass or New York Strip au poivre. Finally, this exquisite meal ends with a lavish dessert selection of chocolate dipped strawberries filled with Grand Marnier, strawberry cheesecake, tuxedo chocolate cake, mixed berries Romanov or chocolate crème brulee. Dario’s Valentine’s Day menu will only be available on Tuesday, February 14th with seatings at 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. The cost is $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made either online or by calling  281-304-1825. This special meal is also available for take-out by calling 281-304-1825.

ELDORADO BALLROOM: The Eldorado Ballroom will host a special dinner and concert featuring artist David Michael Wyatt for Valentine’s Day. The concert comes with a two-course gourmet dinner option curated by Lucille’s Executive Chef Chris Williams featuring the choice of Garlic Roasted Chicken, Braised Short Rib, or Harissa Cauliflower Steak (vegan) served with smoked mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables plus shared dessert. Tickets start at $35 for general admission, and the Valentine’s Dinner experience option is $225. (photo-Lucille’s Hospitality Group)

ELOISE NICHOLS GRILL & LIQUORS: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Eloise Nichols this year with their three course pre-fixe menu for $40 per person. First course, choose from three appetizers to share including Hushpuppies, Brussel Sprouts, or a Cheese Board. For the main entree, choose from Trout Almondine with toasted almond risotto, asparagus, and lemon butter sauce, a Filet: 7 oz. filet with mushroom wine sauce, asparagus, mashed potatoes and Chicken Picatta with capers, lemon butter sauce, sauteed spinach, and mashed potatoes. End the night on a sweet note with either their Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Cake to share. Plus, enjoy half off any bottle of wine for their Wine Down Wednesday special. (photo-Adair Concepts)

KATA ROBATA: This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with an intimate, at-home experience from Kata Robata, the Japanese sushi and grill restaurant from famed chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi. Diners can pre-order an Uni Handroll Kit for Two ($199) or Regular Handroll Kit for Two ($150 + $50 for caviar add-on) to be picked up and taken home on Valentine’s Day. Kata Robata will also be offering a Premium Sushi and Roll Set ($120 per box) which will include 12 sushi pieces and one four-piece roll and will be available as a takeout or dine-in item. All orders can be made by reaching out to at least one day in advance. 

LE JARDINIER:  The Michelin-caliber restaurant will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day lunch ($95 per person) including a choice of Murray’s Burrata with red wine poached pears, pecan gremolata and watercress pistou, Chicory Salad with black truffle, avocado aioli, shaved winter vegetables and citrus, and Hiramasa with avocado mousse, sweet potato, grapes and almonds for the first course; choice of Poached Maine Lobster with buttered potato and cabbage and lobster bisque, Red Wine Braised Short Rib with potato pave, celeriac and treviso, and Green Circle Chicken with sauce supreme, sauteed mushrooms and wilted greens for the second course; and choice of Raspberry Cheesecake Mousse with red velvet cake, cocoa sable or Valrhona Guanaja with dark chocolate cremeux and salty caramel sabayon for dessert.  (photo-Julie Soefer)

LOCH BAR: The swanky seafood tavern in River Oaks District will offer a special three-course prix fixe menu ($80 per person). For the first course, choose from decadent options like Fried Lobster Tail with honey butter, lavender Maldon salt, chili oil and micro celery, or Hamachi Crudo with mango citrus, yuzu aioli, puffed rice and chili. The second course offers sultry dishes like Blackened Redfish with Anson Mills grits and crawfish butter, Mushroom Risotto with wild mushroom, parmesan reggiano, crispy shallot and shaved truffle, or the 8 Ounce Filet with blistered tomatoes, arugula, port wine bordelaise and bone marrow butter. For dessert, choose between the Smores Blondie with nutella, s’mores gelato, graham cracker, and burnt marshmallow or Strawberry Short Cake with vanilla cake, strawberry cream and salted caramel. (photo- Kirsten Gilliam)

LOS TIOS (all locations): Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a Dinner for Two special at all six locations. For $65, receive two Gold Margaritas, one Small Queso, one-pound Fajitas, and one Tres Leches to share. (photo- Adair Concepts) 

LUCILLE’S on LaBranch: For Valentine’s Day, Lucille’s offers a five-day (Feb 13-17) Surf and Turf three-course dinner special. The first appetizer will be a 1/2 dozen oysters, followed by a choice of Surf and Turf served with oyster aioli with broccolini and fingerling potatoes or Grilled Salmon with broccolini and fingerling potatoes. Following the entrees for dessert, Lucille’s is serving a chocolate lovers cake with ice cream. (photo-Lucille’s Hospitality Group)

MAINE-LY SANDWICHES (2 locations): Maine-ly Sandwiches at both locations offers a Valentine’s Day Couples Special consisting of a $59 couples meal with two regular lobster rolls, clam chowder or lobster bisque, two drinks, and a whoopie pie for dessert. Maine-ly Sandwiches is BYOB. Customers are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to pair with the Valentine’s Day Dinner Special. (photo-Maine-ly Sandwiches)

MAKIIN: The new upscale Thai concept by Lukkaew Srasrisuwan, will offer a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $90 per person. For the first course, indulge in the Thai Trio Appetizer featuring a Seared Scallop & Spicy Mango Salad with Yum dressing; a delicate Flower Dumpling topped with sweet radish and peanuts; and Shiso Leaf Tempura. Entree highlights include Pink Noodles & Crispy Chicken with tamarind coconut sauce, spiced tofu, and bean sprouts; Wagyu Strip Loin Black Pepper Steak with saffron jasmine rice; and Choo Chee Seafood featuring a medley of seafood atop a bed of Choo Chee curry sauce with Kaffir lime leaves and crispy vermicelli noodles. End date night with the dessert course – Coconut Pudding topped with Siam rubies. (photo-Sean Rainer)

MARMO: Dine on a special three-course prix fixe menu ($110 per person). For the first course, choose from highlights such as Oysters on the Half Shell with Calabrian chili crème fraîche and osetra caviar or Burrata topped with pumpkin seeds, mango, spicy coppa and basil oil. For the second course, choose from Squid Ink Campanelle with fresh blue crab, uni cream sauce, chili, basil and breadcrumbs; Scarpinocc with ricotta, morels, asparagus and herbs; and Beef Tenderloin (add-on black winter truffle for $35) with black garlic mostarda and potato pavé. For dessert, enjoy the Lemon Olive Oil Cake with pistachio marmalade and orange creamcicle gelato, Panna Cotta with almond crumble, or the Tiramisu with amaro, espresso and mascarpone.  (photo- Kirsten Gilliam)  

MARVINO’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE: Guests will begin with French onion soup, shrimp bisque, crab cake, seafood duo, mango salad or Akaushi meatball.  Main course options include a perfectly prepared filet mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, rack of lamb, prime rib, linguini pescatore or filet mignon duo. The meal culminates with a scrumptious selection of dessert options including chocolate dipped strawberries filled with Grand Marnier, chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu, strawberry cheesecake or key lime pie. Marvino’s Valentine’s Day menu will only be served on Tuesday, February 14th starting at 3 pm. The cost is $89 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.  This romantic meal is also available for take-out. Guests should call 832-220-7200 to RSVP or to order take out.

MOODY GARDENS: Sea of Love: A Romantic Dinner Under The Sea with Your Valentine at the Aquarium Pyramid; Valentine’s Dinner at Shearn’s Seafood & Prime Steaks; and Sweetheart Cruise Aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Visit http://visit or call 409-744-4673. (photo-Moody Gardens)

93’ TIL on West Main: 93′ Till for Valentine’s Day will offer a pre-fixed three-course set menu for $50 a person. The menu will also come with an additional wine pairing option. 

OSTIA:  Chef Travis McShane presents a delectable array of new pasta dishes, including the exquisite Tagliolini with salted butter and black truffle. Explore Ostia’s diverse wine selection, spanning from Old World to New World Wines, enhancing your romantic experience. Opt for the special Valentine’s Day feast for two at $82 per person, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of citrus planters and a pink outdoor patio. (photo-Jenn Duncan)

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE (Galleria & Downtown locations): Valentine’s offerings is a three-course pre-set menu for $107.95 per guest (+ tax & gratuity). See menu here. (photo-Pappas Bros.)

Featured photo: Kirsten Gilliam