Valentine’s Day Dining

Valentine’s Day Dining

If you’re wanting to treat your sweetheart to a fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner this year, or even just treat yourself, check out our list of some restaurants in Arizona serving up romantic meals.

Prado

Prado, the premiere fine dining destination at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, will be offering a romantic dinner complete with music and a delectable Spanish-inspired, four-course menu to include choices such as pan-seared scallops, wood-fired prime filet, lobster and mero sea bass. This Valentine’s Day dinner can be enjoyed on Wednesday, February 14 5-10pm. The cost is $105 per guest; dinner with Spanish wine pairings is $135 per guest; dinner with Sparkling wine parings is $155 per guest. Reservations can be made by calling 480.627.3181.

Sonata’s

On Valentine’s Day, Sonata’s Restaurant invites couples to indulge in a decadent four-course tasting menu artfully crafted by Executive Chef Vincent Contreras. Complimentary with each course includes a perfectly paired wine or “Cupid’s Cocktail” tasting. A romantic and relaxing atmosphere with décor and live entertainment are designed to set the stage for love at Sonata’s Restaurant. Menu items include Cream of Asparagus, Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef Strip Loin, Chilean Sea Bass and a “Chocolate Decadence” dessert. The cost is $149 per couple. Reservations are recommended by calling 480.477.1390.

elements

For Valentine’s Day dinner, served 5:30-10pm on February 14, surrounded by wall-to-wall windows that showcase the breathtaking sunset over Mummy Mountain, guests can savor elements’ four-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. Priced at $125 per person, dinner begins with complimentary chefs amuse and a glass of brut etoile rosé. Standout dishes will include Porcini Mushroom Bisque; Rock Shrimp Edamame Dumpling; Baby Beetroot & Goat Cheese Tart; Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass; Bacon Wrapped Filet of Beef; and Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck. Dessert choices will include a White Chocolate & Raspberry Tart with rose pearls, milk crumb and raspberry sorbet, and a Ferrero Rocher Candy Bar with cherry mousse, hazelnut coating and a crunchy Nutella base. Reservations can be made by calling 855.421.0260.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktail at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Celebrate the romantic day in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with Executive Chef Sean Currid preparing a delicious four-course, prix-fixe menu for guests. The menu will feature Dungeness crab, porcini crusted filet, sea bass and chocolate cheesecake, to name just a few. Seatings are from 5pm to 10pm, the cost is $80++ per person. Reservations are required and can be made on Open Table or by calling 602-258-0231.

Royal Palms Resort

T. Cook’s restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix is offering an ultra-luxe, prix-fixe menu on Valentine’s Day starting at $170 per person. Awarded “Best Romantic Restaurant” by numerous media outlets, this year Chef Allison is creating a “You & I” menu where guests will enjoy a five-course menu with such dishes as Lobster Bisque, Maine Diver Sea Scallops & Braised Beef Short Rib, Grilled Petite Filet Mignon, Strawberry Shortcake, Warm Dark Chocolate Cake, among others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.808.0766.

J&G Steakhouse

Treat your significant other to a romantic, view-filled Valentine’s Day dinner at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician on Wednesday, February 14, 5-10pm. Handcrafted by J&G’s Jacques Qualin, the dinner kicks off with a stunning, ruby red beet tartare with hackleback caviar, and then guests can choose from one of two different starters, entrées and, of course, J&G’s famously decadent deserts. The cost is $66++ per person. J&G will also serve its full dinner menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.214.8000.

Sushi Roku

This Valentine’s Day take your significant other on a culinary world tour, without leaving Scottsdale, at Sushi Roku at the W Hotel. For $125++ per couple, sip on your choice of a bottle of French Champagne, Russian River Valley chardonnay, Santa Barbara pinot noir or Japanese sake. Then sit back and savor a five-course feast featuring your choice of authentic Asian meets American fare, such as spicy tuna hanabi or ribeye-wrapped asparagus, plus dessert. Reservations are recommended by calling 480.970.2121.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

If you’re single and looking to just enjoy a night out with friends, Andaz Scottsdale is where you want to be. The “Eat Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day Party” at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen will feature Champagne cocktails, aphrodisiac finger foods, live music and entertainment including a magician, splatter painting on the restaurant walls and spin art. The event is on February 14 from 6-11 PM and tickets are $45 per person + tax. Call 480.212.4622 for reservations.

Tomaso’s

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant and Tomaso’s When In Rome will be serving dinner from 5pm to 10pm on Valentine’s Day. Both restaurants are owned by the legendary chef of romance and authentic Sicilian cuisine, Tomaso Maggiore and will feature a menu that will bring your taste buds to Italy for the night. The specialty menu features dishes such as Red Velvet Fettucine “Alfredo” Al Tartufo, which includes handmade fettuccine with creamy parmigiano and truffle sauce ($25). The menu will also feature several seafood dishes such as Lobster Tail Crustacean FraDiavolo with lobster, mussels, clams, and shrimp topped with a spicy tomato-wine sauce over a bed of rich squid ink pasta ($44). Reservations can be made by calling 602.956.0836.

The Canal Club

The Canal Club, The Scott Resort & Spa’s new restaurant, bar and lounge specializing in modern Cuban-American cuisine and Caribbean inspired cocktails, will have a pre-fixe menu on February 14 with the option of beverage pairings. The four-course meal will include delights such as charred strawberry panzanella, surf on the turf, duck cazuela, and rose poached strawberries, to name a few. Dinner is $90+ per person and $120 + per person with beverage pairings. Reservations can be made at 480.424.6095.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Downtown Phoenix. The menu features items such as Cauliflower Bisque, Center Cut Beef Tenderloin and a decadent dessert. Guests will finish the evening with a single red rose and glass of sparkling wine. This Valentine’s Day dinner menu is available for $49 per person at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar only on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. A selection of paired wines will be available for purchase. Complimentary three-hour self-parking validation is available. Restaurant reservations are required by calling 602.817.5400 or visiting districtrestaurant.com.

Hearth ’61

Cheers to the holiday of love by whisking your sweetheart away to Paradise Valley’s newest hotel, Mountain Shadows, to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a perfectly prepared, four-course dinner menu by Chef Charles Wiley at Hearth ’61 featuring an amuse-bouche, citrus cured beets and burrata, followed by the choice of the herb crusted rack of lamb or surf and turf starring butter poached sweet prawns and braised short rib. Cap off the meal with a vanilla bean panna cotta – a perfect combination of dark chocolate, macerated strawberries, glanduja soil and toasted marshmallow. The Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner will be available on Wednesday, February 14 for $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 480.624.5400.

Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime, located at High Street in Phoenix, will be offering a special featured menu on Valentine’s Day. Specials include a Bubbly Elderflower cocktail with berry vodka, elderflower, house made sour, cranberry, champagne for $14; a Lone Mountain Ranch Kobe strip loin, oyster mushrooms and cabernet reduction for $59; Broiled Grouper with rosemary roasted potatoes, Alaskan king crab and brown butter sauce with baby basil for $42 and a Raspberry tart with Girl Scouts Savannah Smiles crust $14. Reservations can be made by calling 480.347.1313.

Dorian

Dorian, located in Old Town Scottsdale, is a new modern restaurant that combines California cuisine with Asian flavors and textures. On Valentine’s Day, Dorian is offering a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $90 and 1/2 off all bottles of wine. For reservations, call 480.907.5635 or visit www.dorianscottsdale.com.

Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar

The Camby’s Executive Chef Dushyant Singh will be creating a dinner full of love at Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar this Valentine’s Day. The four course dinner menu is a true tour de force with dishes to satisfy every taste and craving from roasted acorn squash punctuated with pomegranate seeds, apple gelee, pistachios and maple aioli to a chocolate chili fudge cake served with a strawberry balsamic ice cream and caramelized hazelnuts. Guests can make a reservation for the $75++ per person Valentine’s Day dinner between 5pm and 9pm at artizenaz.com or by calling 602.522.6655.

North Italia

You don’t have to book a flight to Italy to treat your loved one to a romantic Italian evening. This Valentine’s Day, take a trip to North Italia (with locations in Arcadia and Scottsdale) for a three-course prix fixe for $55 (excluding beverage, tax, and gratuity). Guests will begin their meal by choosing an aperitivi and one of a variety of starters including Chanterelle Mushroom Ragout, Beef Carpaccio, and Prosciutto Bruschetta. Eat your heart out with featured mains including Grilled Branzino, Burrata Tortelloni, and Bolognese. End the evening with something sweet like Salted Caramel Budino, Ricotta Panna Cotta or a classic Tiramisu. Valentine’s Day dinner available from 4pm to 10pm. To make a reservation visit www.northitaliarestaurant.com.

The Greene House

Share a meal in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of The Greene House with a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. Start your three-course meal with options such as Warm Brie, Crispy Calamari, Maryland Crab Toast, or a Chopped Kale or Citrus Braised Beet Salad. Main entrée features include Roasted Half Chicken, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Filet of Beef, or Braised Short Rib. End your meal on a sweet note by choosing between Chocolate Mocha Bars, Pineapple Rum Cake, or Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. Indulge in this tasty prix fixe menu for $45 per person between 4pm – 5pm, $55 per person from 5pm to 10pm (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). For the full Valentine’s Day menu and to make a reservation visit www.thegreenehouseaz.com.

Doughbird Pizza & Rotisserie

Take flight this Valentine’s Day by treating your special someone to dinner and a bottle of wine at Doughbird. That night, the restaurant will offer a three-course prix fixe menu with a bottle of red or white for $75 per couple (excluding tax, gratuity, and additional beverage). For the appetizer round, guests can select familiar favorites such as the Lebanese Hummus or Cast Iron Shishito Peppers, or choose from featured items including a Wild Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. Choose from featured entreès for the evening: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs or Wild Mushroom Pappardelle. Or stick with select Doughbird classics including Free Range Rotisserie Chicken, Oven Roasted Scottish Salmon, or Margherita Pizza. Top off the evening with Lemon Meringue Pie, Warm Butterscotch Cream Cake, or Black Forest Cake. Valentine’s Day dinner available from 4pm to 9:30pm. For the full Valentine’s Day menu and to make a reservation visit www.eatdoughbird.com.

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend

Dive in to an amuse-bouche + three-course coastal-inspired menu at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend for $55 per person excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. Guests can also choose to add a Shellfish Supreme for +$30 and/or a wine pairing for $20. Items featured on the prix fixe menu include starters such as a Barely Cooked Scallop and Shima Aji Crudo; second course options such as the New York Steak, Crusted Snapper, or “Bouillabaisse”; and a Sticky Toffee Pudding or Citrus Panna Cotta dessert. Valentine’s Day dinner available from 4pm to 10pm. For the full Valentine’s Day Menu and to make a reservation visit www.littlecleos.com.

EVO

Spend your evening enjoying a romantic four-course meal at EVO Scottsdale. EVO Scottsdale is evoking an Italian flair for a special Valentine’s Day menu offered on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 for $45 ++. Here you can start your night with hand rolled meatballs paired with pomodoro, followed by a fresh EVO salad with crispy brussels sprouts, dried kale, chèvre, pear, pancetta, pinenuts and balsamic before moving to a braised veal ravioli. Finish off your meal with a nutella cannoli, filled with mascarpone, house fruit puree and caramelized pecans. Reservations can be made by calling 480.265.9814.

Salty Sow

Guests are invited to celebrate an evening of romance at Salty Sow in Phoenix with a specialty four course menu available exclusively on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th from 4:00pm-10:00pm. Specialty menu items will include Fried Green Tomatoes, Blackened Salmon, Petite Filet and Shrimp Scampi Surf & Turf and more. The cost is $60 per couple. For reservations call 602.795.9463 or visit the website at www.saltysow.com.

Pomelo at the Orchard

This Valentine’s Day, Pomelo at the Orchard in Phoenix is hosting a romantic three-course dinner for $55 a person. The menu boasts a variety of options and many of the items are marked Gluten-Free and Vegetarian from the Lobster Bisque to the Wild Mushroom Risotto with Chanterelles, Parmesan and Fresh Herbs. The dinner includes complimentary Amuse Bouche and throughout the night, wine, specialty cocktails and beer will be available for purchase. Guests can choose from five starters, like the Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa to the Seared Sea Scallop. Choose from five different entrees, like the Breast of Duck, Maple-Glazed Black Cod and Oven-Poached Salmon. Lastly, guests will fulfill their sweet tooth by choosing from a Chocolate Pot Du Cream to the Pumpkin Truffle Cheesecake. For reservations, call 602.633.2600.

Lon’s

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn in Phoenix is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day, 5pm – 10pm. Main course options include Snake River Farms Wagyu beef striploin, Norwegian halibut, La Belle Farms Duck breast and a dry-aged Duroc pork chop. The cost is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 602.955.7878.

Beckett’s Table

This Valentine’s Day, Beckett’s Table in Phoenix invites guests to treat their sweetheart to a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu offered in addition to the full seasonal menu. The pre-fixe menu will be offered on Wednesday, February 14 from 5pm to 10pm at $55 per person, with an optional Sommelier wine pairing for an additional $25 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, call 602.954.1700.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson will present a gala Valentine’s dinner on Wednesday, February 14, with its special four-course romance menu to be offered at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. The one-of-a-kind epicurean experience will be available to local residents as well as overnight guests and will supplement an à la carte dinner menu also to be offered that evening. Main course options include Tomahawk Steak, Pan-Seared John Dory and Purple Potato Gnocchi. The cost is $175 per couple excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. For Valentine’s dining reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, call 520.572.3401.

PRIMO

PRIMO at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson is offering a four-course prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day 5pm – 9pm. The four course menu features choices of and Oysters Trio, Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs, Pasta di Frutti di Mare, Mushroom Risotto, Ribeye, Crab-Stuffed Dover Sole, Venison, and Manjari Chocolate Passion Fruit Torte. Each course is paired with wines. The cost is $90 per person or $125 per person with wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity. 18% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more. Reservations are recommended by calling 520.791.6067.

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  1. This is a fantastic list! Thank you for putting this together

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