Thursday, February 15, 2024

Where to Dine On Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. Some might call it a commercial holiday, others are enamored by it. Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s Day, going out to dinner with loved ones is priceless so here’s a roundup of local restaurants ready to wine and dine you. 

Abe & Louie’s

The steakhouse is offering a surf and turf for two on Valentine’s Day with a Chateaubriand complemented by king crab. Price: $190.  

2200 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561/447-0024;

Café Boulud

Steak tartare from Cafe Boulud, photo credit: Bronwyn Knight

A romantic three-course dinner awaits you at The Brazilian Court. Start with petite oysters and Florida stone crab claws before savoring a selection of canapés. Once you’ve whet your appetite, appetizer options include watermelon gazpacho and beef tartare while main courses include crab linguine and a beef duo. Price: $224 per person.

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

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

If you’re craving Italian cuisine, Carrabba’s four-course menu includes several fan favorites and comes with a celebratory glass of prosecco. If you can’t make it on the 14th, don’t worry as its available from Feb. 8-18. Price: $65 per couple. 

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

Chez Marie

The French restaurant has created a three-course romance menu with a selection of favorites including goat cheese salad, pâté, roasted duck and filet mignon. Price: $95

5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton; 561/997-0027;

Cornell Café

If you want to relax among the beautiful Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, head over to its pan-Asian bistro for a special lunch menu that includes two mimosas, egg rolls (or vegetable spring rolls), shumai (or vegetable dumplings), and sushi.  Price: $14

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach; 561/495-0233;


This three-course prix fixe menu celebrates the ocean with various selections for seafood lovers. Start with the hamachi crudo or Bermuda fish chowder followed by a whole crispy local Thai red snapper or sea scallop fettuccine carbonara—it’s all up to you. Plus, if you arrive early (4-7 p.m.), diners will receive 50-percent off special Valentine’s Day cocktails during happy hour. 

110 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton; 561/206-0066;

Deck 84

Seared tuna from Deck 84

Pair waterfront views with specials like the seared ahi sashimi and seafood linguine. The regular menu will also be available. 

840 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach; 561/665-8484;

Fiolina Pasta House

Bucatini alla Carbonara from Fiolina

Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s newest Boca restaurant has several specials for this evening (and through Saturday) including a warm mozzarella with black truffle and a Sicilian style baked provolone ravioli with eggplant.

5377 Town Center Road #300, Boca Raton; 561/473-9400;


The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach’s restaurant curated by chef Mauro Colagreco (his Mirazur restaurant in France has three Michelin stars) is offering lovers two options for dinner. The Cabana Dinner is a four-course experience served in a private oceanfront cabana ($620 per person) while inside the restaurant, a three-course menu will be offered. ($215 per person) 

2800 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561/533-3750;


Indulge in a five-course wine pairing dinner showcasing the collection of Prisoner wines alongside live music. Price $175 per person. 

600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/231-6100;

Le Colonial

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Transport yourselves to Vietnam with this three-course menu. Selections include Chao Gio, or a crispy shrimp and pork roll, Banh Uot, or the sesame beef ravioli and the Goi Ga Vietnamese chicken and cabbage salad. Entrées include Bo Luc Lac, the beef dish that has been featured on Le Colonial’s menu since 1993, Ca Chim halibut and Tom Xao Sate spicy shrimp stir fry. Price: $115 per person. 

601 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach; 561/566-1800;

Pink Steak

Tomahawk steak from Pink Steak

West Palm Beach’s newest steakhouse is serving up a four-course experience that includes a complimentary glass of bubbles. The menu offers wood-fired grilled oysters, Caprese salad with buffalo milk mozzarella, Maine lobster, wagyu short rib, and a dessert duo. 

2777 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/557-9083;


Duck a l’orange from Pistache

The French bistro has a three-course prix-fixe menu ready for Valentine’s Day with a variety of options to choose from. All the French favorites like onion soup, escargots, foie gras, bouillabaisse and duck will be featured. Price: $98 per person 

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090;


Cupid chocolate martini from Prezzo

If you can’t make dinner on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry; Prezzo has it covered. Its Valentine’s Day specials will run until Tuesday, Feb. 20. Enjoy dishes like the Chilean sea bass, cast iron seared New York Strip and everyone’s favorite, the Cupid chocolate martini. 

4520 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/429-6938;

Sushi by Bou

The omakase concept is offering a few specials including the Sashimi BouQuet ($29) that comes with several pieces of fish and the Caviar and Bubbles Bliss ($150) that includes caviar, uni, salmon roe and toro paired with a bottle of Champagne. 

409 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 954/440-5270;

400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens

The Butcher’s Club

The PGA National Resort’s restaurant has created a tasting menu that includes decadent dishes like a wagyu sandwich with lobster and osteria caviar and dry aged wagyu strip with duck fat fries and a truffle bordelaise. Price: $225 per person. The restaurant is also offering upgrade packages, including the Celebration Package with a dozen red roses, Louis Sherry truffles, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and a card for an additional $250 per couple, and the Sweetheart Package that includes a single rose, the truffles and Champagne for $115 per couple. 

400 Avenue of the Champions; Palm Beach Gardens; 561/627-4852;

The Hampton Social 

The restaurant’s Perfect Pair offering, which includes two glasses of rosé and an order of oysters for $30, starts on Feb. 8 to give you plenty of time to visit and enjoy. 

40 N.E. 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 561/404-1155;

The Jupiter Grill

This four-course prix-fixe menu includes choices like a cauliflower bisque, ricotta prosciutto toast, seafood platter with oysters and snow crab and a petite filet. Price: $250 per couple. 

149 Soundings Ave, Jupiter; 561/768-9582;

Warren Delray

Manhattan and French Martini from Warren Delray, photo credit: Pier G.

The whiskey kitchen is offering a prix-fixe menu with selections like baked camembert, beet carpaccio, branzino, and braised short rib. Artist Joseph Gormely will also be exhibiting his art and guests will go home with a special piece. 

15084 Lyons Road, Bay 350 Delray Beach; 561/455-4177;

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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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