Revival Market is offering housemade brownie petit fours in boozy bourbon flavors.
Lucille's is hosting a "Dinner on the French Quarter" with a special after-dinner cocktail featuring Cafe du Monde coffee.
Regular menus and nightly specials will be available at Kata Robata on Valentine's Day.
Live jazz and an Easter egg hunt add personal touches to this brunch.
State of Grace is serving up a four-course prix-fixe menu on Valentine's Day.
Relish is known for its Mediterranean twist on traditional American fare.
Helen Greek Food and Wine and Helen in The Heights are celebrating with a four-course Valentine's Day menu, with optional wine pairings.
It’s time for some tough love: you’ve got to make Valentine’s Day plans. Now.
Sure, you may see it as a holiday built for greeting card manufacturers and candy companies. But you can’t deny it’s got clout.
If you forget the holiday, you’re disappointing your honey. And you’re basically giving love a bad name. It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all — but how about we just skip the “lost” part altogether? Love will keep us together, but a night out on the town never hurts.
PaperCity has rounded up the top Valentine’s Day Houston restaurants to cozy up to your significant other and enjoy a glass of bubbly. Go for sushi, scallops, pasta, prime rib, risotto or roasted chicken. You can’t go wrong.
The menus are tempting, but remember: You can’t hurry love. You’ll just have to wait.
1. Ristorante Cavour
1080 Uptown Park
The restaurant in Hotel Granduca is celebrating a crazy little thing called love with a special four-course menu. At $95 per person, the menu offers dishes like Chardonnay-poached lobster and scallops, lobster gnocchi, ruffle risotto and beef fillet Oscar with grilled asparagus.
2. Quattro at Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
The Four Seasons’ Italian restaurant knows what love is. They’re sharing it from Saturday, February 10 to Wednesday, February 14 with a special menu. For either $78 per person or $140 per couple, the meal includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. An optional wine pairing is available for an additional $60.
East Coast blue point oysters start off the meal, followed by four more courses. Options range from caviar-carbonara seared Branzino with parsley, wild mushroom-risotto, and grilled prime beef tenderloin to seared diver scallops.
This three-course prix-fixe menu will be love at first sight. Eat up appetizers like sweet potato ravioli or cannelloni di carne to start. Entree options range from your classic linguine to Branzino and chicken Milanese.
End the night in la dolce vita with Tuscan bread pudding drizzled in Jack Daniel’s bourbon sauce.
Tell your sweetheart I’m crazy for you with Potente’s deluxe prix-fixe menu. Featuring a complimentary glass of bubbly, the meal includes a smoked ora king salmon macaroon crowned with caviar to start.
Second courses include snapper con granchio with jumbo blue lump crab, iron seared Rohan duck breast and wood-grilled veal. Dessert choices take advantage of classic Italian liquers, like Limoncello curd almond short bread and Tiramisu with Frangelico flame.
5. Roka Akor
Diners can’t help falling in love with Roka Akor’s four-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu, available from 5 to 11 pm. The dinner is $108 per person, and kicks off with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Enjoy a selection of special appetizers, sashimi, signature robata dishes and desserts. You and your love will also get the option of ordering off of a limited a la carte menu.
6. Kata Robata
If you’re the kind of person that wants to fill the world with silly love songs, celebrate Valentine’s Day at Kata Robata. Lunch hours are 11:30 am to 3 pm, and dinner will be served from 5 to 10:30 pm. The regular menu and nightly specials will be available. Dessert will be complimentary on Valentine’s Day.
7. B&B Butchers
B&B feels for Valentine’s Day–truly, madly, deeply, with dinner, flowers and chocolate. Want to stay in and cuddle on the couch? The Valentine’s Day prix fixe takeout menu sounds just right for you. If you want a night out, enjoy special menu items in the restaurant like a seared foie gras appetizer, mini surf and turf and red velvet cake. Like the takeout menu, the items are available now through Valentine’s Day.
The takeout menu offers an entree, two appetizers, three sides, two desserts and chocolate covered strawberries for $130. Entrees include a 20-ounce Chateaubriand, 20-ounce Beef Wellington or two 10-ounce filet mignons. Appetizers include B&B Chef Tommy’s Bacon Box. Order from now until Tuesday, February 13th.
8. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
1200 McKinney, 5839 Westheimer
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is jumping into the love bonanza early, offering its Valentine’s Day menu now through Wednesday. The three-course menu includes a choice of salad or soup, an entrée of Filet Oscar or Filet & Shrimp, and a red velvet brownie, for $82.95 per person.
Diners can also opt to go with the regular restaurant menu instead.
9. Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha is starting the festivities early and keeping the love going late. From Tuesday through Thursday, from 7 pm to 12 am each day, love birds can enjoy live music and choose a special Valentine’s Day package.
The $150 dinner includes the traditional rodizio menu for two and a choice of a bottle of Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d’Asti or The Hess Collection Napa Valley Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon.
Regular dinner options will also be available, priced at $52.50 per person. Reservations are required
10. Perry’s Steakhouse
9827 Katy Freeway
According to Perry’s, only a “Rare and Well Done” experience will do on Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation for you and your special someone for February 14. Reservations for 5:30 and earlier are $59.95, and spots 5:45 and later run $74.95 per person.
Get things started with a signature wedge salad or lobster bisque, before moving on to Perry’s famous pork chop or 8-ounce Filet Perry.
11. Tango & Malbec
It takes two to tango at the chophouse’s romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The three-course menu, for $92 per person, with an optional Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne bottle for an additional $85, boasts meat, seafood, and vegetarian offerings.
Guests can start off with a green pear salad or lobster bisque. Chilean Bass is a seafood highlight, and the Surf & Turf is a standout as well: an eight-ounce grilled filet mignon and seven-ounce lobster tail with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus.
There’s no need to justify your love for Brennan’s. This Valentine’s Day, the iconic Houston restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe dinner, with a starter, entree and dessert for $75 per person.
Start off with a Brennan’s staple Snapping Turtle Soup or get things going with a Louisiana Crawfish Enchilada. Other options abound, like Texas Quail & Waffle. For your entree, enjoy Red Snapper Pontchartrain or Sugarcane Smoked Short Rib. Like appetizers and entrees, there are many choices for dessert. Standouts include Texas Strawberry Short Cake and Brennan’s Bananas Foster.
13. Relish Restaurant & Bar
Relish knows when it’s love. The restaurant is offering a three-course Valentines’ Day menu priced at $60 per person.
A seasonal crostini amuse-bouche kicks things off. Starters include lobster bisque or pear salad, and entrees are osso bucco or lobster caramelle.
For dessert, enjoy some bubbly with a raspberry black pepper sorbet fizz. Or go classic with strawberries dipped in a Grand Marnier chocolate granache. Wine and champagne pairings are available at an additional charge.
Cross your heart and hope to dine at Benjy’s on Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include Benjy’s all-time favorite Crunchy Chicken served with snow pears, sweet roasted potato, corn reduction and honey balsamic.
The Twice-Cooked Duck is served with mole negro, chocolate, crispy avocado, pepitas, pomegranates and quest fresco. You can also Go Fish with the Grilled Scottish Salmon with rainbow quinoa, ginger citrus and market vegetables.
Love will find a way to get you to Roost for an elegant $60 three-course menu with a complimentary glass of champagne. Options include Roasted Hudson Valley duck breast, fried oysters Rockefeller with creamed mustard greens and a special strawberry pie with chocolate sauce, cocoa nibs, almond custard and toasted almonds.
16. Hotel ZaZa
5701 S. Main, 9787 Memorial City
What says love like breakfast in bed? This Valentine’s Day, you can even have it away from home. Hotel ZaZa is offering special getaway packages through February 18th.
The Breakfast Package includes a romantic “5 senses of love” turndown amenity and a $40 breakfast credit. The Dinner & Breakfast Package includes the same romantic turndown, as well as a $150 dinner credit and $50 room service breakfast credit.
Entrees at the Tipping Point restaurant include options 48-hour sous vide beef short rib herb-grilled lamb loin. For breakfast the next morning, enjoy a country ham croquet monsieur or house beet-cured salmon tartine.
Monarch, the bistro on the patio looking out on Hermann Park, has dinner options like braised beef short rib and Texas pecan coffee-brined pork chop. For breakfast, much on roasted chicken chilaquiles and All American Brioche French Toast.
17. The Pass & Provisions
Tell your sweetheart they’re still the one with a seven-course menu for $175 per person, with wine pairings or mixed beverage pairings available for an additional $125.
Provisions is also offering a four-course menu for $75 per person, along with a la carte options at the bar.
18. Urban Eats
Mix and match a meal at Urban Eats to make the most of your Valentine’s dinner. From February 13th to Thursday, February 15th, Urban Eats is offering up a “Cupid’s Feast of Love” for $65, plus tax and gratuity.
From 5 to 9 pm, patrons can take part in this dinner for two with an appetizer, two entrees from the Dinner Plates menu, or two orders from the Signature Sliders Menu, and a shared dessert paired with a bottle of wine or sparkling wine.
Urban Eats dug deep to make a series of special treats: homemade desserts like rose macarons, strawberry cake balls, red velvet mini cheese cakes and more. Can’t choose? You’re in luck. Dessert specials are available through the month of February.
19. State of Grace
Forgot about Valentine’s Day? This four-course dinner for $85 is your saving grace. Begin with biscuits and ham and jam, even tossing on some caviar if you wish.
Hearth bone roasted bone marrow, tuna carpaccio, and Berkshire pork cheeks with a Huitlacoche tamale are just a few of the dishes. To end the evening, you can shake things up from the traditional red velvet cake. Enjoy a raspberry pink velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.
3939 San Felipe
You can’t buy love, but dinner and flowers at Ouisie’s come pretty close. An expansive a la carte menu and floral arrangements by Oui Floral & Events make for a memorable Valentine’s Day. The flowers will be waiting at your table. Choose either two stems of roses for $25, or a classic dozen for $90.
Treat yourself with some house-made chocolate truffles at $12 for six, or a bottle of Heidieck Champagne for $55.
21. Rainbow Lodge
It must have been love when Rainbow Lodge planned its four-course Valentine’s Day menu. With seatings from 5 to 10 pm, the meal costs $89 per person. A complimentary glass of champagne is included with selections like pheasant and creamy spatzle, vitello tonnato, and truffled sunchoke veloute.
They are ending the evening with their signature croissant bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
5512 La Branch
Lucille’s is bringing star-crossed lovers two options for dining, upstairs and downstairs. It won’t be easy choosing your favorite version of The Big Easy.
In the downstairs dining room, Executive chef/owner Chris Williams has created a three-course prix-fixe menu for $75 per person.
Upstairs, diners can enjoy a “Dinner on the French Quarter,” a three-course menu accompanied by live jazz from a saxophone player. The package is $125, and includes dinner, as well as a glass of champagne to start the evening off, the option of table-side bananas foster for dessert, a take-home floral arrangement, wine pairings with the first and second courses, and a special after-dinner cocktail featuring Cafe du Monde coffee.
Reservations are required.
23. Backstreet Café
1103 S. Shepherd
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just pretend to be one on Valentine’s Day, chef Hugo Ortega’s got your back. This February, Backstreet Café is offering both a Couple’s Menu and a Valentine’s Day Menu.
The Couple’s Menu is for the diehard love devotees who want to celebrate from Saturday through Tuesday, or Thursday through Saturday, February 17. The Couple’s Menu, $105 per person, features roasted oysters, lamb chops, salmon crudo and desserts.
The Valentine’s Day Menu, $79 per person, offers bacon-wrapped quail, cauliflower soup, duck confit, and dessert like milk chocolate Bavarian cream cake with roasted strawberries and passion fruit.
24. Bowl & Barrel
The boutique bowling and dinner destination isn’t celebrating Valentine’s Day so much as Singles Awareness Day. In lieu of a traditional dinner for two, Bowl & Barrel is going for a “Shred Your Ex” event.
Hand over a pic of the one who did you wrong, and you’ll get to snack on complimentary hors d’oeuvres like Meatballs, Mini Cornish Hand Pies, and Devils on Horseback.
You can stick around CityCentre and make a night of it. No date needed.
This year, Laurenzo’s wants you to say it with steak. The restaurant’s three-course prix-fixe menu for two, $79.99, or $129.99 with the optional wine pairing, offers a first course of roasted beets salad or a wedge salad.
For the second course, choose between bacon-wrapped Texas wagyu steak with red wine mushroom sauce or a pecan-crusted Redfish with crab and shrimp in a white wine cream sauce.
Tiramisu and chocolate dipped strawberries for two finish it off.
26. Max’s Wine Dive
Valentine’s Day means it’s time for puppy love. On Saturday, February 10, and on Wednesday, February 14, party on the patio with your S.O., your pup, and Lobster Ravioli, Prime Rib, and Deep Fried Oreos.
Houston’s Wag Tantrum is throwing Max’s a bone and providing their human-grade, organic dog food options.
Max’s also makes sweet gestures easy, offering special to-go orders of chocolate-covered strawberries. Just place your order from now to Monday, February 13 at 4 pm.
27. Max’s Wine Dive
This Valentine’s Day, Max’s is kicking its upscale comfort up a notch with the same special to-go orders of chocolate covered strawberries. Every day’s the right day to pair fried chicken with Champagne.
28. Mezza Grille
Love on the brain? Head to Mezza Grille this Valentine’s Day for a four-course meal. The dinner includes an appetizer to share, choice of soup or salad for each diner, one entrée per person, and finally one dessert and bottle of wine to share. The meal is $125 per couple.
Chef Hugo Ortega had a vision of love: a Couple’s Menu from February 10 through February 13 and February 15 through February 17 and a Valentine’s Day Menu on the big day. The Couple’s Menu brings options like short rib mole, crispy potato tacos, and butternut squash soup, for $105 per couple.
On Valentine’s Day, enjoy blue crap soup, pan-seared scallops and sweet potato massa bowls with rabbit for $79 per person.
30. Cadillac Bar
Cupid’s bringing a combo to Cadillac Bar from February 13th to February 17th. For $49.99 per couple, delight in roasted poblano queso with spicy beef, steak enchiladas, chicken tamales verdes, mahi-mahi mahi-mahi Acapulco and more.
31. El Big Bad
We all know you have a special someone, but it’s OK to have two loves. El Big Bad is bringing them together on Valentine’s Day with its annual “I love you and tacos so much” event. For $39.95, you and your date can chow down one bottomless tacos — your choice of chicken, beef, or pork — and two margaritas.
Local graffiti artist Kevin Hernandez creates a mashup nod to both Austin’s iconic “I love you so much” mural and San Antonio’s homage to it, the “I love tacos so much” wall. Pre-purhase tickets are encouraged.
32.One Fifth Romance Languages
One Fifth is showing a whole lotta love with its four-course prix-fixe menu inspired by Spanish, Italian and French cuisine. The meal is $99 per person. Celebrate the Houston restaurant’s night of “Amour/Amore/Amor” with first course choices like baby paella or asparagus salad.
Move on to the second course with One Fifth’s fan favorite duck heart bolognese or garlic shrimp, before you get to items like duck a l’orange or Nantucket Bay Scallops.
Split a tiramisu, chocolate hazelnut mousse or strawberry cake for dessert.
33. La Table
1800 Post Oak
Feeling crazy in love? Celebrate Valentine’s Day at La Table, with two different romantic options. Chateau offers a meal for $125 per person, and Marche offers a more casual $75 per person alternative.
Upstairs at Chateau, a three-course prix fixe menu features dishes like seared “prestige” foie gras, black truffle tagliatellio, poached lobster tail, and decadent desserts for two, like chocolate soufflé or heart shaped maracon, made at the bakery on the first floor.
Valentine’s Day at Marche brings a meal with starters like beet salad with goat milk yogurt and cheese, mushroom ravioli, and a dessert selection from the bakery.
Raw bar options can be added to both menus at additional cost.
34. Brasserie du Parc
Delight in a downtown dinner. Brasserie du Parc will have a three-course prix fixe menu for $58 per person, with an optional $28 wine pairing.
Winter vegetable risotto and duo de boeuf with pommes mousseline will have you feeling like you’re in France. Add a little Lone Star State to the mix with Texas redfish ratatouille.
35. Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park
Got stars in your eyes? Dine at Etoile on Valentine’s Day. The three-course prix fixe menu is $78 per person and showcases truffle mascarpone-stuffed brie, duck a l’orange, duo de bouef, and foie gras au torchon.
Don’t want to lose that lovin’ feelin’? Toulouse is your answer. The River Oaks District café is celebrating the most romantic time of the year with an exclusive menu from Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 14.
Enjoy jumbo lump crab cakes with petite salad and espellette aioli, asparagus cream soup topped with ruffle coulis and brioche croutons, seared halibut over hazelnut risotto, and filet mignon with onions, roasted potatoes and mushrooms in a truffle sauce.
Live music will fill the lit courtyard on Valentine’s Day.
37. Bistro Provence
Celebrate l’amour with a three-course dinner at Bistro Provence. The prix fixe menu is $65 per person, and includes dishes like roasted duck and Robuchon mash, and salmon and apple tartare.
A complimentary glass of sparkling French wine adds to the festive feel, along with chocolate pot de crème. There are five seatings: 6:00, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00 and 9:00.
38. Bistro Menil
1513 W. Alabama
Love is in the air at Bistro Menil, all the way from February 7 to February 18. Diners start with an amuse bouche before moving to a single part of the special meal, or all three parts for $64.
The appetizer is a shrimp bisque with crab toast, the entrée is a roasted filet of beef with a tarragon-butter poached lobster tail, and dessert is a Coeur a la crème. The regular menu will also be available.
39. Eddie V’s
Eddie V’s is getting jazzed about the holiday, and this West Ave restaurant’s got the live music to prove it. Listen to it over a Valentine’s Day champagne and oyster pairing.
Patrons can select a half-dozen oysters, like Thatch Island or Pink Moon, and enjoy a half-bottle of champagne, selected by the restaurant sommelier.
2200 Post Oak
Feast on Caracol’s seafood, whether you’re looking to celebrate in early or on Valentine’s Day in particular. From Saturday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 13, then again on February 15 through 17, enjoy the Valentine’s Couple’s Menu.
The meal is $110 per couple, and features dishes like shrimp tortilla soup, pasilla-rubbed beef tenderloin, and poached lobster bocadillos. Or celebrate on Valentine’s Day itself with the $85 per person meal, with fire-roasted lobster and hazelnut-mandarin bombe.
41. Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
The minds behind Tony Mandola’s don’t want to miss a thing. They’re bringing Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras together with a three-course, NOLA-inspired menu now through Wednesday, February 14.
For $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity, eat up selections like seafood gumbo, wood-grilled tenderloin and lobster fra-diavlo. Don’t forget the finishing touch: a red velvet brownie a la mode.
Ambrosia is taking things to the next level with its shareable plates, offering an eight-course prix fixe menu. For $100 per couple, or $160 with drink pairings, enjoy Southeast flavors and fresh, local ingredients like Gochujang-charred octopus, ribeye tataki and lobster bisque cappuccino.
43. The Tasting Room CityCentre
818 Town and Country
The CityCentre eatery wants to whisk you and your lovebird around the world on Valentine’s Day with an “Around the World” dinner. The pre-fixe four-course dinner is a menu and wine pairing available from 5 pm to close.
The dishes are inspired by France, Italy, America and Thailand. What’s love got to do with it? Live violin music, a free glass of bubbly, a rose for each lady, and two chocolate-covered strawberries per couple.
44. The Tasting Room Uptown Park
1101 Uptown Park
The Tasting Room at Uptown Park is giving you the best of their love with a four-course menu, themed “When France Meets Italy.” The Valentine’s Day Dinner will be served from 6 to 10 pm, for $150 per guest.
The evening takes off with a complimentary glass of champagne. Diners can feast on dishes like braised veal shank with creamy polenta and grouper almandine. A wine pairing is available for an additional $35.
45. Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Look forward to an elegant three-course prix-fixe dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Globally inspired dishes take center stage, like a calamari starter with tempura shrimp sriracha ailoli and sweet chili sauce.
Entrée options include a Chipotle mango chicken or Prime New York Strip. End the evening with Moxie’s famous white chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.
46. Helen Greek Food and Wine, Helen in The Heights
2429 Rice, 1111 Studewood
Helen is celebrating this love with a four-course Valentine’s Day menu, at $75 per person or $115 per person with wine pairings.
47. Mi Luna Tapas Restaurant and Bar
Anyone in love will tell you it’s the little things, and that goes double for tapas. Enjoy a four-course pairing dinner on Valentine’s Day for $75 per person. Niche Manrique & the Guateque Band will provide some Latin rhythm.
Reservations are required.
Get lost in a sea of love at Lucienne from 5:30 to 10 pm. The indulgent three-course menu includes magret de canard and morel consumme with truffles and puff pastry.
Milk chocolate mousse with cherry glaze ends the night on a sweet note. The meal is $85 per person.
49. Le Colonial
How deep is your love? Find out with a three-course authentic Vietnamese dinner at Le Colonial this Valentine’s Day. Dinner is $75 per person.
This Valentine’s Day, the Japanese spot is using booze to get rid of your holiday blues. The “Whisky is My Valentine” party kicks off at 6 pm. With a focus on Japanese whisky, expect a fun night of food, drinks and games. To make things a little special on this special day, the pub will also serve exclusive cocktails and a candy bar with all kinds of confections. You can even commemorate the evening in a special photo booth.
51. Crave Cupcakes
1151-06 Uptown Park, 5600 Kirby Drive, 2501 Research Forest
Crave is taking a chance on love with their Valentine’s Day special cupcakes and sweets from now through Valentine’s Day. You can give a dozen assorted mini cupcakes iced with hearts, or go a little more Millennial with hand-crafted heart-wink emojis.
Customize your toppers or go for heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats.
Crave’s Uptown Park location will even have a pop-up, drive-thru tent, from 8 am to 5 pm on Valentine’s Day.
52. Momo Food + Wine
This Midtown restaurant is playing Cupid with its gourmet s’mores experience. The $45 package includes two glasses of wine and allows the couple to create their own s’mores with homemade bourbon marshmallows and bacon.
53. Revival Market
Revival Market will have you seeing visions of love with its housemade brownie petit fours. For $16, you can get a specialty 12-piece multi-flavored box. The boozy treats come in Chocolate Woodford Reserve Cherries and Spiced Cherry Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cocktail Bitters Salted Caramel.
Treebeards believes Valentine’s Day takes the cake, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the restaurant’s classic 9-inch red velvet layer cake. They’re topping it off with a pink sugar heart to make things official. You can snag yours for $37.
If you fancy something a little lighter, Treebeards is sweetening the deal with Valentine’s Day cookies. Place your order any time from now until 2 pm on Tuesday, February 13th.