Valentine’s Day Dining in Phoenix 2016


With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it is time to call in those reservations–pronto! Here are Valley restaurants offering up a sweet feast for the lovers’ holiday. (Be sure to check each restaurant’s Web site for up-to-date menus and pricing.)
The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is celebrating this Valentine’s Day at the signature award-winning restaurant, Prado (pictured) for dinner on Feb. 13 and 14. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal dinner, seated in either the inviting indoor dining room or outdoor rustic patio. Guests will enjoy their choice of roasted lamb chops, petite filet and jumbo prawn or honey-pepita-crusted seared scallops. To cap the night, Prado has created artfully prepared desserts such as ginger-kiwi sorbet, strawberry semi-freddo or a chocolate-hazelnut-coconut mousse cake.
The Scottsdale Resort’s new Kitchen West restaurant is offering Valentine’s Day specials featuring its signature bold flavors and a modern interpretation of American Western cooking. Check out the celebratory three-course dinner menu that guests can enjoy from 5 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 14.
Executive Chef Beau MacMillan will turn up the heat with a celebratory Valentine’s Day dinner four-course prix fixe menu, available in elements at Sanctuary on Camelback on Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.. Menu highlights include Maine lobster and artichoke tart, bison steak tartare and miso-glazed Chilean sea bass.
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at the legendary T. Cook’s restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, where Chef Todd Allison will be preparing a special three-course, prix-fixe menu. Enjoy forest mushroom risotto, T. Cook’s lobster bisque and grilled filet mignon, among other dishes.
Dig into an all-chocolate menu at Scottsdale’s Virtu. The indulgent  menu begins with a Champagne toast and amuse bouche of chocolate bites followed by the three-course dinner. After dessert, chocolate and sea salt-covered strawberries serve as mignardises to seal the deal.
Ring in Valentine’s Day with Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Enjoy a night of casual comfort and community at Proof, an American Canteen or play up the romance with Talavera–on Sunday, Feb. 14, Talavera will feature a six-course menu.
At The Wigwam, guests can pull up a seat in Litchfield’s interior space or enjoy an open-air experience on the veranda. Entrée options include pan-seared sea scallops, truffle tagliatelle and Cedar River prime filet mignon.
This Valentine’s Day, ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is offering twice the chance for romance, with a candle-lit dinner on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Valentine’s specials include slow-roasted beef tenderloin and a strawberry trifle for two. For brunch, the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with live music Sunday by Jim Lugo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, order off the seasonal menu or choose the Valentine’s special, a Southwest benedict on jalapeño cornbread with spinach, poached eggs and smoked-chile hollandaise.
Papa Murphy’s Heartbaker pizza–fresh, scratch-made dough in the shape of a heart which is then topped with traditional red sauce, generous portions of 100 percent whole milk mozzarella cheese and premium pepperoni slices–is back. This special pizza is available in the Phoenix market Feb. 1 through Feb. 14 for $8. (Make it a Sweetheart of a Deal and add a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough for $11.) The HeartBaker should be taken home, baked at 425 degrees and served fresh out of the oven in 12 to 18 minutes.
Come celebrate with your loved one at Roka Akor with a choice of two decadent tasting menus. Dishes include King Crab Sashimi with house-made truffle ponzu butter; Niman Ranch Beef Tataki with enoki mushroom truffle jus; and more. Additionally, Roka Akor will offer an “Aphrodisiac” upgrade option with premium oysters, caviar and fresh truffles.
Marigold Maison will be offering limited time specials to celebrate all weekend long. Dishes include Lobster Mango Masala with fenugreek, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices; seared scallops served on a bed of roasted corn and mango chipotle sauce; and Vaishno Tikka with tandoori roasted vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, paneer, onion, peppers and mushrooms served on a sizzling platter.
Impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day with a special three-course prix fixe menu at North Italia in Arcadia and North Scottsdale. On Sunday, Feb. 14, begin by choosing from a variety of starters, while main courses include eat-your-heart-out options like the Mediterranean sea bass and slow-cooked short rib with roasted vegetable and creamy white polenta.
Savor a complimentary Champagne pour and a four-course prix fixe menu at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend at the Yard this Valentine’s Day weekend: Feb. 13 and 14. For an additional cost, guests have the option to order the Shellfish Supreme with oysters, poached shrimp, king crab, lobster, remoulade, cocktail and mignonette.
Celebrate with a $20 date night at Sauce Pizza & Wine. From Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14, grab a date or bring a friend and savor one of Sauce’s many salads, a 12-inch pizza, and two glasses of wine.
At True Food Kitchen, enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring flavor-forward, yet health-minded options like the roasted seasonal vegetable board, edamame dumplings and Moroccan chicken. On Saturday, Feb, 13 and Sunday, Feb., 14 the prix fixe menu is offered during dinner only, alongside the regular dinner menu.
Celebrate love and romance with three decadent courses for dinner at Province Urban Kitchen and Bar at Westin Downtown Phoenix. Available from 4 to 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day weekend, dinner will include a complimentary Champagne toast.
This Valentine’s Day, Beckett’s Table is celebrating the joys of falling in love with the food and wines that mean the most to owners Justin and Michelle Beckett and Katie and Scott Stephens.  The restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu inspired by the owners’ own foodie love stories; a dish inspired by the meal that Chef Beckett and his wife shared the night they got engaged (mushroom pasta), or the wine that Katie and Scott poured at their wedding.
Southern Rail in Phoenix is offering a Local Love prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day to celebrate its love for Phoenix. The menu will showcase the local ingredients that inspire Chef Beckett (in dishes like Grits & Shrimp & Sausage), and on Sunday all Arizona wines will be half off.
Restaurants at Tempe Marketplace are hosting a slew of deals and special menus for Valentine’s Day. California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a “Sweet Deal for Two,” including a choice of one appetizer, two entrées, and one dessert from its special menu. The offer is available for dine-in from Feb. 10-14. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar has introduced a prix-fix Keg Party menu on both Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Slices introduces “Love on a Budget,” which allows shoppers to order their favorite large pizza for takeout and receive $2 off, plus two free fountain drinks. King’s Fish House is offering sweethearts a special three-course menu where diners will be able to choose from one of five tasty appetizers, six delicious entrées and three sweet desserts. The promotion is valid from Feb. 12-14. Kabuki Japanese Restaurant will feature an all-new specialty cocktail in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Lovers can sit down and enjoy a refreshing and crisp TY KU Cucumber Martini, which includes TY KU Cucumber Sake with a touch of vodka and tonic and is topped with a cucumber slice. The cocktail will be available Feb. 1-29. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill will offer a special menu over Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 12-14) featuring crab-stuffed Atlantic salmon and oven-roasted lamb shank.
The XOX Box from Sprinkles Cupcakes is filled with crowd favorites like red velvet and chocolate marshmallow along with the classics, dark chocolate and vanilla. The XOX Box is available through Feb. 14. Or let them know you care with the raspberry-chocolate chip cupcake, available through Feb. 21. The chocolate chip-studded Belgian dark chocolate cake is topped with raspberry frosting and adorned with a pink heart.
Christopher’s Restaurant + Crush Lounge’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu features four courses, giving guests options such as Black River caviar or cassoulet of mushrooms and confit vegetables, boneless rack of lamb, among other selections.
Guests of Geordie’s Steak at Wrigley Mansion can enjoy their choice of four different courses, with first and second course options such as lobster soup, baked brie and eggplant ravioli, among others, while main course selections include Corvina sea bass and the steakhouse’s famous six-ounce filet mignon.
24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery in Tempe is baking up delectable treats this Valentine’s Day, including strawberry hearts raw cheesecake, gluten-free love cupcakes, lavender sugar cookies and more.
Experience the romance of Valentine’s Day at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar and Sheraton Grand Phoenix. Available Feb. 13 and 14 from 5:40 to 9:30 p.m., the Valentine’s Day dinner includes a complimentary glass of champagne and red rose.
East Valley diners can enjoy three courses of bold Mexican flavors and favorites served amidst Isabel’s Amor romantic, inviting interior this Valentine’s Day. Entrees include like Pescado de la Parilla and Puerco en Salsa Verde, among others.
Rita’s Kitchen at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn is offering a reason to celebrate all weekend long. The restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu includes a choice of appetizer and entrée, as well as a chocolate cherry cheesecake for dessert. The menu is available for dinner from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14.
On Valentine’s Day, celebrate the occasion with brunch or dinner at Sierra Bonita Grill. From 9 to 3 p.m., Sierra Bonita Grill be serving its regular brunch menu, in addition to some specials created for the holiday, like green chile cheddar quiche and the wood-grilled shrimp dish.
Enjoy a romantic meal at Paul Martin’s American Grill during Valentine’s weekend. In addition to the regular dinner menu, from Thursday, Feb. 11 to Monday, Feb. 15, Paul Martin’s will be serving a variety of decadent appetizers and entrees. To make the meal even more special, Paul Martin’s has hand selected the ideal wine to complement each dish. For those wishing to extend the holiday weekend, on Monday Feb. 15, enjoy a $50 Wine Dinner for Two.
Sphinx Date Company is offering a local twist on a romantic chocolate box for Valentine’s Day! Each heart-shaped box is packed with a choice of dark chocolate, milk chocolate or Arizona pecan-stuffed chocolate covered Medjool dates, dipped by Cerreta Candy Company. Prices start at $26.95 for 10 dates.
This Valentine’s Day, couples can celebrate with a romantic, fireside dinner under the stars with a three-course, prix-fixe menu at Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa. La Festa Degli Innamorati Menu is available Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. A slightly reduced a la carte menu will also be available.
The Hash Kitchen in Scottsdale will be offering specialty themed entrees to put the fun in V-Day. Menu items include Foreplay Doughnuts, fried-to-order sugar doughnuts topped with the sweet seduction of salted caramel drizzle and Cherub Pancakes, heart-shaped red velvet pancakes covered in sweet cream and warm maple reduction.
Vivo! Ristorante in Scottsdale is celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with some of the following menu items: filet mignon ravioli, homemade ravioli filled with braised beef tenderloin with wild mushroom truffle ragu, Cavatelli Chiantigiana, housemade ricotta and semolina cavatelli with beef short rib ragu from Tuscany’s region and pistachio-crusted salmon, pan-seared wild caught salmon, pistachio crust and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, an iconic Italian restaurant in the Biltmore neighborhood by Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore, will host a true “language of love” dinner over the course of Valentine’s Day weekend with eats like Pasture and Sea: kale organic ricotta ravioli and eggplant torte and pear-goat cheese sacchetti.
Roaring Fork hosts a gourmet Valentine’s Day dinner  on Sunday, Feb. 14 beginning at 4 p.m.  The regular menu will be offered in addition to a selection of specialty appetizers and entrees including shrimp scampi and a surf and turf dish.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a weekend of dining at Flourish, the sustainably sourced all-new restaurant located on the grounds of the boutique CopperWynd Resort in the mountains above Fountain Hills and North Scottsdale, where they will be hosting a romantic three-course dinner on Feb. 13-14 and brunch on Feb. 14.
This Valentine’s Day, Barrio Urbano Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has something special in store, and it comes in the form of a three-course dinner, drinks included. Start the night off with a specialty hand-crafted margarita or a choice of red or white sangria, and pair it with some Barrio Guacamole, served tableside. Next, get down to business with a choice of entrée options that include Enchiladas California, Enchiladas Urbanas and Filetito con Camaron en salsa de tamarindo before finishing with dessert.
Spinato’s is dishing up a four-course meal with optional wine pairing (excludes Tempe location): two side salads, choice of stuffed mushrooms or artichoke crostini appetizer, a medium specialty pizza and a choice of tiramisu or seasonal upside-down poached pear cake.
The Gladly offers a special Valentine’s Day tasting menu featuring three courses with entrees courses like pan-seared scallops, short ribs and duck meatloaf.
The three-course Valentine’s Day menu at Citizen Public House includes chicken pot pie, flat-iron steak, dark chocolate tart and more.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, Luci’s Healthy Marketplace will feature their scrumptious Madison Lavosh and your choice of a bottle of red or white wine for $20.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, kids 12 and under get a free kids meal with an adult purchase of an entrée/sandwich and drink at Miracle Mile Deli. (One free kids meal per sandwich/entrée and drink purchase.) The offer is valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This Valentine’s Day indulge with your sweetie in the Copa de Amor cocktail at SOL Mexican Cocina. This Frozen Margarita is served in a Bulldog Schooner with choice of Chambord or La Pinta floater and served with two straws. The specialty drink will be offered all day Saturday and Sunday on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day weekend than in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix with a prix fix menu available on Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.
Wright’s at the Biltmore will celebrate love throughout the day with a decadent brunch menu and an elegant three-course, prix fixe dinner (eats include foie gras torchon, Lovers Salad of wild greens, venison tomahawk and porcini-dusted salmon).
Frank & Albert’s invites couples to indulge in a three-course, prix fixe menu designed for two with highlights that include Kummoto oysters, lamb lollipops, strawberry gazpacho, butter-poached lobster risotto and a sweet chocolate dessert buffet.
Indulge in the Valley’s premier culinary experience offered at Kai restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. Chef de Cuisine Ryan Swanson has prepared an exquisite seven-course prix-fixe tasting menu to be offered on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Stingray Sushi sets the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day with the The Notebook Cocktail, an elixir of sparkling sake and strawberries, and special couples menu to share that includes two drinks, one appetizer, one maki roll or crudo and two chef’s specialties. The cocktail is available the whole month of February, the Couples Menu is available on only on Sunday, Feb. 14.
From Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m., dig into specialty Valentine’s Day menu items at Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden. Dishes include oysters, dry-aged ribeye for two and bouillabaisse for two.
Celebrate the holiday at TEXAZ Grill, with its Valentine’s Day supper special, Steak Lin Sue, for $26 after 4 p.m. The 10-oz. NY Strip comes grilled to order and topped with sautéed artichoke hearts and jumbo Gulf shrimp, covered with house-made bearnaise sauce, and served with a dinner salad and choice of potatoes. And finish your meal with a complimentary piece of Texas sheet cake all day long.
Toast to the love you share with that special someone while enjoying an indulgent multi-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and the LON’s culinary team, paired with one of the 500-plus wines. The holiday menu is available Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Take your Valentine’s Day to new heights by enjoying a romantic four-course meal at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician. Diners can savor a delicious four-course dinner including shrimp satay, warm oysters with basic cream, grilled beef tenderloin with spinach, and finish off with a raspberry and rose pavlova.
The Refuge in Central Phoenix is having a Valentine’s Day Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. They will be offering a special chocolate and strawberry crepe, as well as mimosas, Bloody Marys and its usual brunch fare.
The Boulders Resort & Spa will be featuring a specialty three-course menu at their Palo Verde restaurant complete with a Veuve Cliqcout Brut Champagne toast on Feb. 14. Enjoy butter-poached king crab, domestic lamb served three ways and more.
Reservations start at 5 p.m. for Central Bistro Valentine’s Day dinner menu that features dishes like crispy seared duck breast, espresso cheesecake and more.
Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona are celebrating Valentine’s Day with tasty sweets, treats and holiday menu items all day long on Feb. 14. The properties’ restaurants, from Orange Sky’s decadent dinner to an array of eats at Wandering Horse Buffet, will offer a slew of options throughout the entire holiday.
Fall in love over the far-from-ordinary pub fare and beer at Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery. The Old Town Scottsdale brewery and restaurant will offer a multi-course, beer-centric dinner throughout the weekend leading up to Valentine’s Day.
We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center hosts a special holiday menu on Saturday, Feb. 13. Savor halibut, filet mignon, veggie fajita pasta and a decadent Couple’s Dessert.
Phoenix City Grille’s brunch menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 14 for those who prefer to celebrate during the day with tasty drink specials. And for those who are looking to set the tone with a romantic evening, Chef Hewitt’s Valentine’s Day specials include a grilled beef tenderloin filet with shrimp in a lobster butter sauce, French green beans and roasted shallot whipped potatoes.
From 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14, Casablanca Lounge dishes up a V-Day tasting menu with pork chop, fresh fish, red velvet doughnuts and more.
All V-Day weekend long, The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s dishes up a romantic four-course holiday menu, topped off with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Dishes include lobster bisque, a bread board, cioppino and much more.
This Valentine’s Day, SumoMaya is featuring their very special Omakase menu for two. Each dining experience is customized based on dining needs and preferences as well as budget. Executive Chef Matt Zdeb and his team will craft a surprise menu that is personalized for each couple based on their aforementioned preferences. The Scottsdale restaurant’s regular menu will still be offered, as well.
Rucsoni’s American Kitchen dishes up a special menu all Valentine’s Day weekend. On V-Day enjoy a feast of blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin and pan-roasted sea bass and more. On Friday and Saturday, join in for the equally delicious Sweethearts menu.
Phoenix’s Ticoz Latin Kitchen offers a three-course holiday menu featuring lettuce wraps, grilled salmon, paella, churros and much more.
Valentine’s Day dinner begins at 4 p.m. at Gilbert’s Zappone’s Italian Bistro. Enjoy a three-course menu that includes filet and lobster tail, pear salad, pot de creme and much more.
At Mesa and Chandler’s Eklectic Pie, enjoy two 11-inch pizzas, two drinks,(includes beer and wine) and a special dessert for $19.99. Enjoy classic love songs and a free rose for the ladies while supplies last.
Decadent V-Day specials will be available at Scottsdale’s Marcellino Ristorante, including wild boar chop and porcini fettuccine, with Baskets of Amore available for those wanting a lovers’ feast to go. (Chef Marcellino creates a complete three-course dinner with reheating instructions and packaged in festive Valentine’s décor.)
V-Day means a delicious tasting menu at Los Sombreros with shrimp and papaya salad, salmon with mole verde, flan and much more.
Starting at 5 p.m., dig into a holiday menu at Local Bistro, with three decadent courses plus one optional mystery course. Dishes include truffle risotto, chocolate cake and Chilean sea bass.
Jewel’s Bakery and Café specializes in making yummy meals and treats that gluten-free customers, and for the holiday Jewel’s is offering a $25 special, which includes any two entrees, two drinks, and a dessert to share.
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with a weekend of dining at Flourish, the sustainably sourced restaurant on the grounds of CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills. Flourish will be hosting romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations on Feb. 13 and 14; three-course dinners will be served both nights with a special V-Day brunch available on the 14th.

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