Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. Woo your sweetheart by making reservations at one of these romantic Valley restaurants.
El Chorro in Paradise Valley hosts a three-course “Romance in the Desert” menu. Entrees include pan-roasted chicken breast, Chilean sea bass and center-cut filet. www.elchorro.com.
The Latilla restaurant at the Boulders Resort in Carefree will be feature a pre-fixe, three-course aphrodisiac menu and live entertainment all evening. www.theboulders.com.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will celebrate Valentine’s Day with four evenings of decadent specials and a unique Valentine gift for couples who dine Feb. 14-17. www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
TQLA in Mesa offers a Valentine’s Day special pre-fixe menu, which is available from Valentine’s Day through Feb. 17. Hand-dipped strawberries also will be available for purchase the whole week to-go; $10.95 for a half dozen and $17.95 for a dozen. www.tqla.com.
From Feb. 12-16, The Melting Pot offers its menu of delicious signature dishes, as well as a special holiday-theme cocktail: Love Martini. www.meltingpot.com.
Mark’s Cafe is hosting a special four-course Valentine’s Day dinner featured crab cakes and salad and entree choices being filet medallions, macadamia nut-crusted salmon, chicken piccata and roast pork loin with chocolate cake with raspberry sauce for dessert. www.markscafeaz.com.
For the holiday, Different Pointe of View will offer an elegant four-course dinner. Couples will be able to choose from the restaurant’s signature dishes like the pan-seared diver scallops as an appetizer, Cedar River grilled filet mignon, citrus-scented butter-poached Maine lobster and many other eats. www.tapatiocliffshilton.com.
On Valentine’s Day, Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar’s Gilbert and Scottsdale locations are invited to enjoy the I Heart You Roll and a free I Heart Your Cake with the purchase of two cocktails. www.bluewasabisushi.com.
On Feb. 14, Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North will showcase a five-course tasting menu, featuring medallion of pancetta-wrapped Maine lobster with wagyu short rib ravioli drizzled in truffle sauce, followed by a “His and Her” beef porterhouse nestled among roasted porcini and locally harvested heirloom micro vegetables. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.
Lon’s at Hermosa Inn will dish up a five-course sweetheart’s menu also features a beef wellington entrée to share, or all options from the a la carte menu are also available. The sweetheart’s menu is available Feb. 14-17. www.lons.com.
Cork in Chandler doles out a delicious four-course tasting menu for V-Day, with pan-roasted scallops, butter-poached beef tenderloin, butternut squash bisque and more. www.corkrestaurant.net.
Guests at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar in Phoenix will enjoy an amuse from the chef, an appetizer, a main course “Dynamic Duo Scented with Passion,” and dessert served with a long-stem red rose. www.districtrestaurant.com.
Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician will present a signature three-course prix fixe dinner menu on Valentine’s Day, as well as Feb. 15 and 16. www.thephoenician.com.
Between 5 p.m. and midnight, lovebirds are invited to Scottsdale Quarter’s Michael Dominick’s Steakhouse for a romantic Valentine’s Day feast. Choose from the Scottsdale’s restaurant signature items, like colossal shrimp cocktail, the porterhouse for two and more. Be sure to sip the special Valentini cocktail. www.dominickssteakhouse.com.
Alchemy Restaurant at CopperWynd Resort offers some of the best views in the Valley and offers a three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu, including a Champagne toast. www.copperwynd.com.
On Valentine’s Day, you and your Valentine can enjoy a three-course romantic menu with wine pairing in Frank & Albert’s, a gourmet four-course Valentine’s dinner with wine pairing in Wright’s at The Biltmore, or, for resort guests, an in-room Valentine’s Candlelight Romance for Two dinner–all at Arizona Biltmore. www.arizonabiltmore.com.
Scottsdale’s Pig & Pickle has created a menu fit for passionate pig lovers looking for a unique holiday dining experience. Three and five course options are available. www.pigandpickle.com.
Taggia, the coastal Italian dining destination located inside Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, is offering a sexy Valentine’s Day menu February 14-16. www.taggiascottsdale.com.
SASSI in North Scottsdale will be offering a four-course, pre-fixe menu (Antipasti, Primi Piatti, I Secondi and Dolci) for two on Feb. 14. www.sassi.biz.
Brugos Pizza Company at el Pedregal will be offering a six-course, Italian feast on Valentine’s Day. The main course if top-shelf prime rib. www.elpedregal.com.
For a more casual, but delicious Valentine’s Day dinner, couples are invited to enjoy a special pre-fixe dinner menu at Rico’s American Grill at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. www.squawpeakhilton.com.
Roaring Fork celebrates the Valentine’s Day holiday in rustic style with an assortment of specialty menu items. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. www.roaringfork.com.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho will be featuring a few a la carte specials, along with the regular dinner menu. Specials include tempura shrimp and lovster, braised halibut, a dessert duo with chocolate-covered strawberries and mini red-velvet cupcakes, and drinks. www.hotelvalleyho.com.
Arrowhead Grill in Glendale is serving a decadent five -course, Valentine’s Day experience, beginning at 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. www.arrowheadgrill.com.
With a three-course pre-fixe menu offering an array of special dishes, guests will have the chance to indulge with their Valentine at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix. The menu is offered on Feb. 15 and 16, as well. www.royalpalmshotel.com.
Bungalow Bar and Grill in Old Town Scottsdale will serve decadent V-Day dishes, including hor d’oeuvres like creamy spinach artichoke dip served with warm pita bread and tortilla chips, New York bruschetta served with melted mozzarella, and fried calamari made from succulent strips of calamari steak. www.bungalowbarandgrll.com.
The Cove Trattoria, a family-owned restaurant located in Scottsdale’s Seville shopping center, will be serving a three-course meal, in addition to its regular dinner menu, on Valentine’s Day and throughout the entire weekend. www.thecovetrattoria.com.
The Herb Box at SouthBridge and DC Ranch are both offering a special prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner for two. Or, for those who prefer to have a romantic dinner at home, The Herb Box Market (neighboring The Herb Box) at SouthBridge is offering two different Valentine’s meal packages that are available for take-out or delivery. www.theherbbox.com.
Featuring entrée specials including rock salt-crusted prime rib, crab-stuffed Atlantic salmon, grilled sirloin and scampi prawns and oven-roasted lamb shank. Thirsty Lion in Tempe will hosts a special Valentine’s Day dinner. www.thirstylionpub.com.
On Valentine’s Day, locals are invited to enjoy a romantic dinner at Carefree Station. Cozy up in the climate-controlled greenhouse-style atrium or dine under the twinkling lights from the courtyard garden. www.carefreestation.com.
From 4 to 10 p.m., Scottsdale’s The Mint hosts a three-course prix-fixe menu, featuring shareable plates for couples. www.themintaz.com.
The Palm Court at Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center hosts a four-course prix-fixe dinner with choices including lobster bisque, prime beef tenderloin, Chilean sea bass and more. www.thescottsdaleresort.com.
iPic and Tanzy at Scottsdale Quarter will be offering special a la carte menu items (think prime rib, surf and turf and red velvet bread pudding) for Valentine’s Day weekend. Plus, they will have a photographer on site and a fun Valentine’s Day themed photo-booth set up for the weekend. www.tanzyrestaurant.com.
Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Blanco Tacos + Tequila, North, True Food Kitchen and Zinburger are celebrating this day of love with special prix-fixe menus. www.foxrc.com.
Feb. 14-17, Valley Z’Tejas locations are hosting special V-Day menus, including chile citrus-glazed halibut, white chocolate mousse and more. www.ztejas.com.
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