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Houston’s Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Restaurant Guide

17 Sweet Spots You Can Still Get Into

BY // 02.13.17

We’ll be honest, Super Bowl preparation (and execution) dominated early 2017 in Houston. Readying the city for America’s biggest sporting event was no small feat, leaving little time for personal endeavors, like say making Valentine’s Day reservations.

With the year’s most romantic holiday almost here, we’ve gathered a list of last-minute reservations, sure to satisfy the procrastinator in all of us. From mani-pedi specials and romantic pop-up dinners to love-themed sweets and bromance brunches, here are 18 go-to’s that are sure to make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

Agu Ramen
9310 Westheimer Rd, 346.410.5328
Dive into the perfect pair this Valentine’s Day — ramen and poke — at Agu. Share a bowl of Shio or Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen with your significant other, add a Hawaiian Poke Bowl to the mix all for $20.

Anejo
1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd,713.963.9032
Indulge in some Tex-Mex this Valentine’s Day with at Uptown Park’s Anejo. Oysters Anejo, Queso Flameado Tenderloin, and Mexican Double Chocolate Cake invade the restaurant’s special holiday menu.

The Dunlavy 
3442 Allen Parkway, 713.360.6477
#TheDunlavyHappiestHours are getting a Valentine’s twist this week, as the chandelier-ridden venue partners with dating app Bumble for a special pop-up happy hour from 2 to 8 pm. Enjoy boutique wine, cocktails, bar bites, and live music from the E. Nicole Band.

Fluff Bake Bar
314 Gray St, 713. 522.1900
Can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on the actual day? Sugar Fairy Rebecca Mason hosts chef Bryan and Jennifer Caswell at her popular bakery for a Valentine’s Day-themed, six-course dinner. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program.

Hotel Granduca
1080 Uptown Park Blvd,713.418.1000
It’s time for a staycation! Hotel Granduca‘s Valentine’s Day special features one night accommodations in the signature Granduca Suite as well as a four-course dinner for two at the hotel’s in-house restaurant Ristorante Cavour. Finish the night with V-Day cocktails for two and dessert in the Veranda (rates starting at $430).

Kiran’s
2925 Richmond Ave, 713.960.8472
Kiran’s multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu ($95) features Indian-centric dishes such as the Hudson Valley Foie Gras and the Lamb T-Bone with parmesan garlic new potatoes.

La Fisheria
213 Milam St, 713. 802.1712
Fall in love with La Fisheria’s Tamal de Elote, Steak de Atun, Café de Olla, Mini Ceviche, the list can go on and on…

agu-ramen
What’s more romantic than a steaming bowl of noodles at Agu Ramen?

La Table
1800 Post Oak Blvd, 713.439.1000
Start off your Valentine’s Day evening with La Table’s two unique pre-fixe menus available in Chateau and Marche from 5:30 to 10pm Tuesday.

Le Colonial
4444 Westheimer Rd., 713.629.4444
For a Vietnamese twist, Le Colonial offers a Valentine’s Day specials from Chef Nicole Routhier. Enjoy a three-course menu for $75 a person.

Lucilles
5512 La Branch St,713.568.2505
For a southern flair, Lucille’s offers a three-course dinner with a lovely take home gift ($120 per couple). To make the night extra unforgettable, ask about getting a “fully dressed table”.

Paloma
1700 Post Oak Blvd #2, 832.516.9628
Looking for a perfect Galentine’s gift? A trip to non-toxic nail salon, Paloma, for a relaxing nail treatment coupled with beer, bourbon, wine, or champagne more than qualifies.

An added bonus: with every $75 gift card purchase (price of a standard mani/pedi), customers receive a complimentary box of Cacao & Cardamom artisanal chocolates.

Petite Sweets
2700 W. Alabama, 713.520.7007
Kick off your love-filled day with a few sweet treats. Stop by Petite Sweets for their Valentine’s Day goodies, featuring everything from chocolate dipped heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats to champagne mini cupcakes. Don’t have time to pick up your V-Day confections? Petite Sweets also delivers within a five-mile radius for free.

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
1008 Prairie, 281.940.4636
In search of a more adventurous night? Stop here for amazing entertainment with a romantic twist. Experience a night of burlesque performance set in a fairytale forest, accompanied by good food and craft cocktails. Sounds like an unforgettable time.

The Raven Tower
310 North St,832.925.7585
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the “Little Debbie Does the Tower” party. Featured cocktails and shots will be inspired by the beloved Little Debbie snack cakes.

Red Lion British Pub
2316 Shepherd Dr, 713. 782.3030
Single and happy? Perfect! Plan a night at the Single & Loving It Anti-Valentine’s Day event! Good music, drinks, and a live DJ will be in attendance to keep the party jumping until 2 am.

springbok
Grab your guys and head to Springbok for the ultimate bromance dinner.

Three Brothers Bakery
4606 Washington Ave, 713.522.2253
Did Cupid do you wrong? Head to Three Brothers Bakery for festive cookies sporting broken-hearted sayings such as “Love Stinks.”For the lovebirds who aren’t so much in a funk, come by for their special Valentine’s Day King Cakes — the perfect two-for-one holiday special. .

Springbok
711 Main St., 832.767.5574
Calling all single males, head to Springbok for a special bromance menu ($30), which Includes South African delights like Peri-Peri chicken wings and garlic jalapeño sausage and roasted potatoes. A beer flight is also included, because no bros night is complete without a few brews.

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