Pyles is all about Texas Akuashi Wagyu.
Flora Street Cafe (Photo by Imani Chet Lytle)
Make Valentine's Day extra romantic with dinner at the Mansion Restaurant.
Mirador, located on the fourth floor of Forty Five Ten on Main
Hotel lobby at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Mansion Bar. Photo courtesy Rosewood Mansion on Turtlecreek.
Here’s an interesting fact: Dallas diners book restaurant reservations earlier than any other American city. Twenty three whole days in advance on average. Here’s another interesting fact: Valentine’s Day is much sooner than that.
If you don’t yet have a plan, now’s the time to get your business in order.
No need to panic – we’ve put together a guide to some of the city’s most romantic spots. Here are 10 Dallas restaurants that will make for an extra special Valentine’s Day date.
This upscale seafood and steak spot always has a nice, date-worthy atmosphere, but on February 14, it’s turning up the heat. There will be table-side photos, rose petals, truffles and live entertainment. Reservations are required for the dining room, and the bar downstairs is first come first serve.
The restaurant has two Dallas-area locations – visit the website for more information and reservations.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
One of the dreamiest dining rooms in Dallas is offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu this year. Enjoy truffle ravioli with wild mushrooms, chives and cream; Akaushi Wagyu sirloin with Brussels sprouts, beet potato terrine and sherry jus; and Sea Bass with cucumber, apple and Korean potato.
Valentine’s Day reservations are available for $135 per person – book online or call 214-443-4747.
If you can’t make a date on actual Valentine’s Day, you can still celebrate the holiday anytime during the week at Savor Gastropub. The restaurant is featuring a three-course, pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu from February 10 to 16. Dinner is $60 per person before 6:30 p.m. and $75 per person after.
Wine pairings are available with each course for $30 per person. Find more information and make reservations online or by calling 214-306-5597.
The Statler is throwing it back to the 1950s with a Vintage Valentine’s party, complete with dinner, dancing and cocktails in the hotel’s grand ballroom. Hunter Sullivan’s 15-piece “big band” orchestra will provide a lively soundtrack for the evening, and chefs Graham Dodds and Stephen McHugh will be cooking up prime rib, shrimp sauté and more.
Tickets are available for $119 per person. Find details here.
Flora St Café
If your valentine is a true foodie, treat them to the city’s most celebrated culinary experience. Stephan Pyles Flora St Café is offering a three-course, pre-fixe menu for $90 per person ($150 with wine pairings). The evening’s offerings include Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna Tiradito; Texas Wagyu Ribeye; Seared Sea bass, Poached Lobster and Paddlefish Caviar and more.
Take in sparkling views of Downtown Dallas from the top of Forty Five Ten on Main. Mirador is opening specially for dinner on Wednesday, February 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. The restaurant is serving a three-course tasting menu for $75 per person. Make reservations online or by calling 214-945-8200.
Ocean Prime is cooking up some special dishes and cocktails in honor of Valentine’s Day, like Rosewood Wagyu Short Ribs, Lobster Baked Potato, Togarashi Texas Striped Bass and Flourless Chocolate Cake. The regular menu will also be available. Call 214-965-0440 to make a reservation.
If you want to avoid the holiday crowds, Grange Hall is offering a luxurious and romance-inducing dinner to-go. The “Je t’aime Pique-nique” includes Cashew Cream with sesame biscotti; Winter Salad with red couscous and pink orange; Lobster-Chestnut Bisque; Lemon Trifle; Truffles; and a bottle of Daumas Gassac Rose Frizant.
The dinner for two is $395 and comes with a signature flower arrangement. Additional champagnes and caviar service is available upon request. Pre-orders are encouraged.
Orders will be available for pick-up or delivery beginning on February 7. For more information call 214-443-0600.
Reunion Tower & Wolfgang Puck Five Sixty
What’s more classically Dallas than Reunion Tower? Celebrate Valentine’s Day 470 feet above downtown at Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck. The destination is offering Valentine’s Day packages from February 9 through February 18. Packages include a printed photo and frame, a champagne toast with souvenir glasses, macarons, and reservations at Five Sixty.
Roses will be available for purchase onsite, and a harpist will be playing heavenly tunes on the 14th and 17th. Thinking of making this V-day extra special? Reunion Tower actually offers an onsite proposal planner! Visit reuniontower.com/valentines for more info.
This laid-back New American restaurant at The Joule is offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu on February 14, in addition to a limited version of the regular menu. For $55 per person, diners will enjoy dishes like Gulf crudo, pan seared snapper, Cassoulet and toasted pecan chocolate torte.