You can order Miriam's Volcano Chocolate Cake for Valentine's Day. (Photo by Miriam Jimenez)
The Rosewood Mansion offers a safe and luxurious weekend getaway for Dallasites and travelers.
Valentine's Day at Bullion is full of roses and neon red art.
Upscale French restaurant, Bullion.
The TruLuv cocktail at Truluck's is just for Valentine's Day.
A special salmon dish is on the V-Day menu at Ocean Prime.
Al Biernat's is offering two special Valentine's Day drinks.
Your Valentine’s Day date, whether a longtime S.O. or first-date (if you’re that brave), can always tell how much thought you put into a dinner reservation on February 14. The special places fill up quick, requiring you to be quite the planner for this day of love.
To take some stress out of the process, we’ve compiled a list almost a month in advance of great Dallas restaurants that are already taking reservations for the most romantic holiday of the year. All of them are providing some kind of special V-Day menu or special to show your date how much you care.
Here are the Best Restaurants in Dallas for Valentine’s Day Dinner:
(We’ll update this story as more menus get released.)
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
The Mansion, one of the most romantic places to have your V-Day dinner, is offering a special four-course menu. For $150, you’ll start with Maine lobster faggotini with sea urchin beurre blanc, wilted kale, gremolata and parmegiano reggiano. Seared diver scallops and petite filet follow.
When dessert rolls around, you’ll have a choice between flourless chocolate cake and vanilla-rose panna cotta. Then top it off with assorted bon bons and bourbon. You also have the choice to add on caviar and two glasses of Moet Champagne for $145 to start. Or switch out your regular dessert with a cheesecake sphere for two and add on two glasses of Champagne for $75.
For reservations call 214-443-4747 or email email@example.com.
Miriam Cocina Latina
2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
The authentic Mexican restaurant across the street from Klyde Warren Park, Miriam Cocina Latina is hosting a special four-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. For $55 per person, choose between a first course of black bean sopecitos or chicken tostones. Second, you have the choice of casa de campo or punta mita.
And for main, there’s a blue cheese solomillo (filet mignon with poblano mashed potatoes), grilled mahi mahi with mango basil sauce and grilled veggies, or chile relleno with guajillo sauce (which has impossible meat). Lastly, for dessert, you’ll have a choice between the Mexican style bread pudding and volcano chocolate cake.
Reservations can be made on Open Table or by calling 214-855-5275.
400 S. Record Street
French restaurant, Bullion, will also be serving a special four-course menu on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Beginning at 5 pm, guests can reserve tables for an elaborate V-Day meal for $145 per person. Optional wine pairings will also be available for $95 per person.
To start, you’ll receive hamachi with green apple, celery and coriander with the option to add on oestra caviar and uni toast for $32. Next, a lobster bisque with brioche croutons, lobster tempura and saffron aioli will be served. Then, choose between the beef filet with black truffle fondant potato and grilled scallion or olive oil poached salmon for your main. Truffle and foie gras can be added on to either for an additional fee.
Top your meal off with the coeur de choux a la framboise, which is a chocolate raspberry cremuex with lychee and raspberry sorbet.
Reservations can be made at exploretock.com/bullion.
City Hall Bistro
1321 Commerce Street
Downtown gem, City Hall Bistro, is serving up a Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 for $49 per person. If you want to pair wine, add on another $30. First course offerings from chef Jeramie Robison include tuna crudo or farm greens. Second, choose from grilled beets or cauliflower. And for your entree, you have the choice between prime filet with braised cabbage, thyme butter, wild mushrooms and smoked bone marrow or Lockhart quail with jasmine rice, Bentons ham, grilled broccolini and mornay. Top off you meal with the seasonal dessert.
Reservations can be made at http://www.cityhallbistro.com/ or by calling 214-651-3686.
2401 McKinney Avenue
For Valentine’s Day, seafood empire Truluck’s is opening up their doors for a special, romantic evening. You and your date will be escorted to a table scattered with rose petals. Usual favorites will be on the menu, and can be paired with The TruLuv cocktail created just for the occasion. The drink is made with dry ice smoke, vodka, cava, Chambord, pineapple juice and raspberries. A photographer will also be on-site and will provide you with a complimentary polaroid photo. To end the night, try some complimentary truffles or order carrot cake or baked Alaska.
2121 McKinney Avenue
At Dean Fearing’s Ritz-Carlton culinary destination, there will be a three course Valentine’s Day dinner for $125 per person. As a gift from chef Fearing, you’ll start with the Tilfda peppercorn cured salmon with lemon dill creme and golden caviar on toast point. For starters, choose between Chesapeake Bay blue crab bisque, Hudson Valley foie gras tart, Weathervane sweet scallops with artichoke agnolotti and purple carrots, or Tataki-style kampachi and pickled rock shrimp.
Entree choices include the Alaskan duo pan seared halibut and butter poached king crab, lamb shank osso buco, maple/black peppercorn soaked Comanche buffalo tenderloin, or barbecue spiced prime beef filet and chicken fried Maine lobster.
Dessert tops things off with a trio of dark chocolate mousse with fleur de sel cookie, passion fruit creme brulee, and raspberry and champagne torte.
Reservations can be made on Open Table.
2101 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150
Special for Valentine’s Day, Ocean Prime Dallas is offering a roasted sea bass over Alaskan King crab gnocchi with champagne cream, along with their regular dinner menu. The entree is topped with baby carrot salad in a preserved lemon pepper vinaigrette.
To make a reservation, book online.
4217 Oak Lawn Avenue & 5251 Spring Valley Road
Specially for Valentine’s Day, Dallas steakhouse Al Biernat’s is hosting a dinner with holiday specials, a photo display, festive cocktails and a raffle. When you arrive, you’ll be able to take a pic in front of a pink conversation heart display. And if you share to Instagram with hashtags #albiernats or #albiernatsnorth, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card.
The bar will have two special cocktails for the occasion, including the “Bold and Beautiful” with Knob Creek, chocolate brandy, coffee brandy, brown sugar syrup and bitters. The second is a mix of Tito’s vodka, cranberry syrup, lemon juice and Prosecco and is called “Paris Romance.” For dinner, the regular menu will be offered. Also, if you come for brunch, there’s a red velvet pancake dish for $14.
The limited-edition menu will be available the week of Valentine’s Day. Reservations can be made at albiernats.com or by calling 214-209-2201 (Oak Lawn) or 972-239-3400 (North).
1717 Leonard Street
To celebrate V-Day, HALL Arts Hotel’s Ellie’s is offering a four-course pre-fixe menu for $95 per person. On February 14 and 15, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of Veuve Ambal Cremant de Bourgogne Rose before four courses created by chef Eric Dreyer. The first course is a Norwegian King Crab with Honeycrisp apple, shaved fennel, and blood orange. The second is a Bar N Texas Wagyu Carpaccio with petit greens, cured Vital Farms egg, and foie gras croutons.
Next, will come the Wood Grilled Hawaiian Moon Fish with Forbidden rice, butter braised Nira flowers, and coconut shiitakes. And dessert will be a duo of white chocolate/passionfruit cheesecake and dark chocolate/strawberry mousse. If you want to add on a wine pairing as well, the total cost per person will be $175.
To make a reservation, book on Open Table or call 214-953-1717.
TJ’s Seafood Market
6025 Royal Lane, Suite 110
For Valentine’s Day, TJ’s Seafood Market is offering s special menu on Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm for $65 per person. You can also add on a wine pairing for $35. To start, you’ll choose between the tomato bisque soup or salad with charred romaine heart, caramelized onion & bacon vin, goat cheese, artichoke bottoms, and heart of palm.
Next, you’ll have an appetizer option of a jumbo crab cake or fried green tomatoes. For main entree, you have three choices between a spiced rubbed-beef tenderloin medallions with grilled asparagus, herb potatoes, and peppercorn demi, Brown Butter Seared Salmon, or a Pappardelle pasta with wild mushroom cream, sundried tomatoes, truffled walnuts and garlic bread.
Dessert options include a chocolate creme brulee with tart raspberry coulis or TJs key lime cheesecake.
For reservations go to tjsseafood.com or call 214-691-2369.