10 Lovely Dinners on Valentine’s Day in Palm Beach County

Pistache French Bistro

Pistache Front

“Je t’aime” is in the air with a three-course prix-fixe menu on Valentine’s Day that includes choices for appetizers (including burgundy escargot, choux de Bruxelles), salads and entrees (including beef Bourguignon, filet au poivre, Chilean seabass) and some luscious dessert options. Cost is $78 per person, excluding tax/gratuity. Reservations recommended. 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090

Piñon Grill

Pinon Grill VDay

Two signature specials on Valentine’s Day include a lobster and shrimp with brandy cream sauce over a 6 oz. filet for $42 per person, or Fra Diavolo, calamari, shrimp and scallops over linguine for $31 per person. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton (at Town Center Mall); 561/391-7770

Chez l’Epicier

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The Valentine’s Day menu will include a lot of aphrodisiacs (tapioca custard, poached oysters, lobster bisque, foie gras crème brulee), but the showstopper is the 80-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano (pictured), where lobster and Cognac spaghetti are flambéed inside for $120 per couple. Regular menu is available, too. 288 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561/508-7030

Okeechobee Steakhouse

If you really want to splurge, this is for you. Two lucky couples can reserve a Valentine’s Day package—for $1,000 per couple—that includes a five-course dinner, red roses, a bottle of Champagne to take home and a heck of a memory. Dishes include black truffle soup, lobster salad, braised pork cheeks, filet mignon and foie gras, and bananas foster. These dinners start at 6:30 p.m. 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/683-5151

Brick & Barrel

Brick Barrel Hearts on Fire

This new venue celebrates its first Valentine’s Day with a three-course prix-fixe menu for $55 per person that includes unlimited rosé. A special cocktail, Hearts on Fire (pictured), with rose-infused vodka is $12, and select wines are available. 748 Park Ave., Lake Park; 561/623-0916

Table 427

If you’re looking for great food, a romantic atmosphere and the element of a pleasant surprise, try Table 427. On Valentine’s Day, Chef Roberto will serve a five-course chef’s dinner—meaning he chooses the dishes for you—for $75 per person, excluding tax/gratuity. 427 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach; 561/506-8211

Parched Pig

The Parched Pig Oysters by South Moon Photography
The Parched Pig oysters. Photo by South Moon Photography.

The Valentine’s Day duo deal special includes a half-dozen oysters for couples and two glasses of sparkling wine. 4580 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/360-3063

Sant Ambroeus

A definite romantic venue, this Italian restaurant is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $120 per person, excluding tax/gratuity. The menu options include appetizer choices such as the Polpo Croccante or the Uova e Ostriche (deep-fried ostrich egg with crispy oyster and light beer sauce). The entrée options include housemade papparedelle with porcini mushrooms, Milanese breaded veal or grilled ribeye for two. Reservations recommended. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561/285-7990

Hilton West Palm Beach

A Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for $80 per person includes a complimentary bottle of Champagne, roses, a crème brulee martini and a three-course meal. 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/231-6100

Café Boulud

Try a three-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day, for $125 per person, and sit in the beautiful courtyard of the Brazilian Court Hotel. Included are a specialty cocktail, appetizer, entrée and a fab dessert. 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561655-6060

Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.

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