Friday, February 16, 2024

Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Love should be celebrated all year round—but if you want an excuse to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of local restaurants that have curated special menus just for you. 

Almond

Tropical fruit plate from Almond

Dine on a four-course menu that offers a variety of choices including red snapper crudo, oysters, shawarma spiced lamb, royal red shrimp and desserts like a tropical fruit plate or pecan pie. $90/guest.

207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561/355-5080; almondrestaurant.com/s/palmbeach/

Atlantic Grille

Grilled veal chop from Atlantic Grille; photo credit: Lana Davis Photography

The Seagate Hotel’s restaurant has put together a romantic prix-fixe menu served with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Start with the lobster bisque or cupid salad before diving into a seared seabass or veal chop. Make sure to save room for the dessert buffet with its slew of chocolatey desserts, $85/guest. If you want to add an extra special touch to the evening, pick up a Treats for My Sweet gift box from ETC. Café & Gifts (located in The Seagate Hotel) filled with housemade macaroons, chocolate-dipped strawberries and creamy bonbons. 

1000 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach; 561/665-4800; seagatedelray.com

Avocado Grill

This three-course menu includes a glass of Champagne or wine to toast to your love. Dish options include appetizers like tuna tataki and seared scallops; mains like shrimp paella and glazed salmon; and desserts like avocado Nutella mousse and lime ginger crème brulée. $99/guest.

125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; (561) 623-0822; avocadogrillwpb.com 

Café Boulud

Café Boulud Terrace; photo by Bill Milne

The Brazilian Court Hotel’s romantic restaurant sets the mood with a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes options like tuna tartare and truffle arancini canapes; beef carpaccio and gazpacho appetizers and entrees like the filet mignon or rigatoni with Brussels sprouts. $214/guest

301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060; cafeboulud.com

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 

If you’re craving Italian fare this year, enjoy this four-course dinner that actually runs Feb. 9-19. Selections include lasagna, chicken marsala, grilled filet and a cannoli cake. $65/guest 

6909 S.W. 18th St. Boca Raton; 561/544-8838; carrabbas.com 

Ember Grill at The Ray Hotel

Ember Grill

The Ray Hotel’s American bistro is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu with signature dishes like the scallop crudo and squid ink lobster agnolotti. $95/guest, view the menu here.

233 N.E. 2nd Ave, Delray Beach; 561/739-1705; therayhotel.com

Okeechobee Family of Restaurants

Okeechobee Tomahawk steak; photo credit: Alissa Dragun Photography

With a portfolio of restaurants and a market, the Okeechobee family of businesses is making life simple this Valentine’s Day with its variety of options. If you want to dine out, visit one of its three steakhouses—the signature Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm, Lewis Steakhouse in Jupiter or Lewis Prime Grill in Loxahatchee. And if you want to dine at home, its Prime Meat Market is selling everything you need for a romantic dinner. 

Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach; 561/683-5151
Okeechobee Prime Meat Market, 1959 Wabasso Drive, West Palm Beach; 561/570-7200
Lewis Steakhouse, 6390 West Indiantown Road, Suite 59, Jupiter
Lewis Prime Grill, 7040 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, Loxahatchee

okeesteakhouse.com

The Melting Pot

Chocolate fondue awaits you this month. Celebrate love with three opportunities to dine at The Melting Pot. A special Galentine’s menu for friends is available every Wednesday for $32/guest and if you can’t wait until the 14th its Thursdate menu offers a four-course meal for $52/guest and includes a rose covered table with romantic candles. On Valentine’s Day the restaurant is hosting a Cupid’s Romance Package with four courses, a dozen roses, teddy bear and keepsake photo frame for $225/couple. 

5455 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/997-7472; meltingpot.com/reservations

The Regional

Tilefish from The Regional; photo credit: Alissa Dragun Photography

Chef Lindsay Autry has designed two options to celebrate Valentine’s Day. She’s offering a tasting menu or a la carte options like the chilled lobster salad, herb roasted golden tilefish and New York strip. Tasting menu is $95/person. 

651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/557-6460; eatregional.com

Warren

Warren Delray

Diners looking to celebrate love will have two options Valentine’s evening, with a special prix-fixe menu alongside the usual a la carte menu. Highlights of the three-course meal include the fried gnudi, beef Wellington and sous vide swordfish. $85/guest

15084 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; 561/455-4177; warrendelray.com

Lemongrass Hospitality

Its restaurants, which include Lemongrass Asian Bistro (Boca, Delray, Boynton and Wellington), The Sea Kitchen (Delray), Ganzo (Delray) and Ramen Lab Eatery (Boca, West Boca and Delray), has curated its own unique prix fixe menu.

Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Ganzo Sushi and The Sea Kitchen

Includes a welcome cocktail, an additional glass of Champagne or wine, a shared appetizer, two entrees and a dessert. Available Friday, Feb. 10 to Tuesday, Feb.14; $120/couple

https://lemongrassasianbistro.com/
https://ganzodelray.com/
https://theseaasianbistro.com/

Ramen Lab Eatery

Includes an appetizer, two entrees, a dessert and two glasses of prosecco. Available Friday, Feb. 10 to Tuesday, Feb.14; $68/couple

100 N.E. 2nd St., Boca Raton; 561/750-4448; ramenlabeatery.com
25 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561/455-2311

Eat District

Learn how to make dumplings or pad Thai at one of its hands-on experiences. Each class includes welcome appetizers and sake. Feb. 10: Dumplings; Feb. 12: Pad Thai; $59/guest

Purchase tickets here.

1941 N.E. 5th Ave., Boca Raton; 561/576-2046; eatdistricts.com

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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