Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and dining out at a fancy restaurant tends to be an important part of the holiday’s tradition. If you’re looking for a place to impress your sweetie, take a look at this list of central Phoenix restaurants whose special Valentine’s offerings are sure to make your night unforgettable.
This year, St. Francis is starting their Valentine’s celebration over the weekend. They will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring local and seasonal produce on Friday, February 10, Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. Enjoy delicacies like wood roasted Spanish octopus, petite filet mignon and pistachio cake for dessert. And for the occasion, St. Francis has whipped up some clever cocktails; Roses Are Red (vodka, Giffard fraise des bois, rosewater and strawberries) and Violets Are Blue (gin, Giffard blue curacao, and creme de violette).
Province Urban Kitchen & Bar
If you and your valentine are feeling especially hungry this year, you won’t want to miss dinner at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar. Chef Marco Garcia has crafted a six-course meal, finished off with a delectable and shareable dessert course. To entertain you while you chow down on these delicious dishes, Miguel Melgoza will perform live music from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Seatings start at $75 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Make your reservations by calling 602.429.3600, or by visiting their OpenTable page.
Palette at Phoenix Art Museum
Indulge in drinks and dessert with Palette’s “Just Desserts” menu or take a seat and enjoy their three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner featuring local and seasonal food and wine. After dinner, head into the museum for their “After Hours: Lovers/Haters” event. Reservations are required for dinner and can be made here.
The Asian-inspired midtown eatery is leading off their Valentine’s Day menu with a whole rotisserie duck. Add to that Brussels sprouts with Chinese chorizo and white yam purée with crab and truffle and your choice of Pali Huntington Pinot Noir or Conundrum Sparkling White and your date will be impressed. Seating is $100 per couple. Reservations are required, call 602.222.2474 to reserve your spot.
Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails
Enjoy romantic views of downtown Phoenix while you dine on a delicious dish from Executive Chef Sean Currid. Currid will be prepare a five-course, prix fixe menu to celebrate the special day. The menu features amuse-bouche, lobster ravioli and filet mignon among other delicious plates with your choice of two desserts, chocolate cheesecake or champagne cake trifle. Seatings are $80 per person and reservations are required. Reserve your space on Open Table or by emailing email@example.com.
MATCH Cuisine & Cocktails
If you want to steer clear of the traditional steak dinner usually found on Valentine’s Day menus, opt for something special courtesy of MATCH Cuisine and Cocktails. Start the meal off with amuse-bouche, followed by an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Featured dishes include Kumomoto oysters, steelhead salmon and red velvet lava cake. Seatings start at $75, with wine-pairing, $115. Make your reservations by calling 602.875.8080.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
Relax with your significant other at a comfortable table for two adorned with its own rose and glass of sparkling wine at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar. Enjoy a special three-course, prix fixe dinner featuring dishes like curry roasted squash soup, Hudson Valley duck breast, vegan scallops and topped off with your choice of one of two delicious desserts. Seatings are $49 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made on OpenTable or by calling 602.817.5400.
Take your pick of two meal packages offered at Polish-themed MILK BAR in the Evans Churchill neighborhood. The “VALANTINKA #69” ($69 for two) and the “Z-MOZA” ($125 for two) will be available for dinner along with a limited list of fine exclusive champagnes. Make your experience even fancier by adding red Russian salmon caviar for $40 or black Russian ossetra malossol caviar for $80. Reservations are recommended by Saturday, February 11 and can be made by calling 602.252.2416.