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Arizona Valentine’s Day Dining

Seeking a truly decadent steak-and-seafood spread to enjoy with your sweetheart or a festive pretty-in-pink milkshake to sip with your kiddos? Regardless of who you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with, here are 50-plus options for dining (in or at home), courtesy of your favorite Arizona restaurants.

At L’Auberge de Sedona, couples are surrounded by the Red Rocks and can enjoy an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner creekside at Cress on Oak Creek. Among the selections, delight in roasted langoustines and Swiss chard-wrapped halibut. Available for hotel guests only from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required by emailing [email protected]. Pictured.

Treat your someone special to dinner at one of the most romantic locations in the Valley, Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, dig into a four-course, prix-fixe dinner, including a delectable dessert and complimentary glass of Champagne, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is offering a decadent three-course spread with options like wagyu beef, grilled fish, tuna tartare, strawberry shortcake, German chocolate cake and much more. To up the luxe factor, check out the lengthy list of optional accompaniments (think caviar and oysters).

For Valentine’s Day dinner (served from 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14), guests can savor elements’ four-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. Standout dishes include Thai spiced lobster and coconut soup, beet raviolo and Barolo braised short rib. A variety of decadent desserts will end the meal on a sweet note.

LON’s whips up a special prix-fixe Valentine’s menu on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. For the main entree, choices include wagyu filet, diver scallop, duck and Chilean sea bass, with enhancements like foie gras and shaved truffles available to add to the special occasion.

Little Rituals in Phoenix will be offering prix-fixe packages available for pre-order starting Feb. 1. Enjoy three courses with a bottle of Champagne and a main dish of chicken pesto gnocchi or crab ravioli, followed by espresso chocolate cake and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on the Camelback Corridor will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14, including filet mignon, Ravioli di San Valentino, a seafood medley cioppino and more. A takeout option is available; Tomaso’s is only accepting pre-orders for to-go Valentine’s Day dishes on Feb. 14.

Guests can indulge in a special dinner menu from Rita’s Cantina & Bar at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa Valentine’s weekend with a menu boasting a Cedar River prime hanger steak, butter-poached king crab, a dark chocolate tart and more. On Feb. 14, the resort will also feature a complimentary Perrier-Jouet tasting through the Rita’s Patio Bar from 2 to 3 p.m.

Celebrate love at Stonegrill at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 with a specially curated prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu with a Southwestern twist. In addition, a kid’s prix-fixe menu will be available for a Valentine’s family affair.

Maple & Ash has launched two new carryout experiences–the luxe IDGAF and Baked and Loaded options–for guests who prefer to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. For Valentine’s Day, both of the new carryout options are available and include a complimentary bottle of Maple & Ash Fired Up Steak Sauce. Must pre-order by Thursday, Feb. 11. In restaurant, Maple & Ash’s regular menu will be offered for both brunch and dinner with complimentary red roses, chocolate truffles and macarons.

T. Cook’s is offering a luxurious prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Lee Hillson on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. Guests will enjoy a toast of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and bacon-wrapped dates to start, followed by their choice of of entrees including Scottish salmon, beef tenderloin, tofu paella and more. Plus, music will be hosted in the Mansion Courtyard on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and on the historic Vernadero Lawn at the foot of Camelback Mountain on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Postino offers a variety of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including Postino Love Grams (a limited-time, seasonal lineup of e-gift cards available for gifting in custom denominations for the month of February); a seasonal Mix ‘n Match Wine Box; and free date-night-in delivery from Feb. 8 to Feb. 14.

Chauncey Social is celebrating both Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day! The North Scottsdale restaurant is offering a special prix-fixe menu Feb. 12 through Feb. 14, and packages include amuse bouche, appetizer, main dish, dessert and drink. Plus, enjoy a special Valentine’s Day cocktail, Cupid’s Berries, all week long starting Feb. 8.

Garden Bar is a garden-to-glass cocktail experience set to open in 2021 and currently doing delivery previews with Weekender Cocktail Kits and Grazing Boxes that are brought right to your doorstep. For Valentine’s Day weekend only, anyone ordering the Bubbles & Botanicals kit will also receive a complimentary box of StoneGrindz Japanese Whiskey Truffles. Must order Feb. 11 through Feb. 14.

To kick start the holiday weekend with a delicious dinner a deux, the Sweetheart Menu at Rusconi’s American Kitchen is available for dine-in Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13. Options include rack of lamb, lemon-scented herb risotto, beef tenderloin and more, with even more options available on Valentine’s Day. 

The Valentine’s Day at the Club special at Sedona’s Cowboy Club includes slow-smoked prime rib and cold-water lobster tail, served with twice-baked potato, baby broccoli, sauce béarnaise and four chocolate-dipped strawberries. Diners will enjoy the musical stylings of David Parker from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Sicilian Butcher’s Valentine’s Day menu will surely impress your date. The prix-fixe menu, available from Feb. 12 through Feb. 14, includes specials like a 15-layer lasagna and chocolate-covered strawberries for you and your sweetheart. The Valentine’s Day menu is also available for takeout and call-in orders, but only on Feb. 14.

The Sicilian Baker

Next door to The Sicilian Butcher is a grab-and-go, Italian-style pasticceria, The Sicilian Baker. The bakery has a sweetheart deal: a mini tiramisu cake and chocolate hazelnut mousse cake for $22, and a Valentine’s Day-only special of chocolate-covered strawberries. To pre-order Valentine’s Day desserts or cakes, orders must be placed at least 72 hours in advance.

Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine in Scottsdale dishes up a Valentine’s prix-fixe dinner on Feb. 14 with delectable choices like stuffed dover sole and surf and turf.

Scottsdale’s Nonna Urban Eatery has created a tasty prix-fixe feast available from 5 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day with dishes like pan-seared branzino, tuna tataki, tagliatelle Bolognese and date and pecan pie on the menu.

R+ W Modern Bistro and Market invites love-struck couples to enjoy an exclusive wine pairing dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14, with hors d’oeuvres paired with rosé sparkling wine at 5:30 p.m. and seated dinner following at 6 p.m.

STK Steakhouse is offering Valentine’s Day specials–from brunchtime through dinner–from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 that are available for dine-in and takeout. Seafood lovers will adore the Seafood Platter For 2 with oysters, tuna sashimi, king crab leg, lobster, ceviche, marinated mussels and jalapeno-pickled shrimp.

On Valentine’s Day, Kasai Japanese Steakhouse will offer Chateaubriand for two that includes roasted potatoes and broccolini with chocolate-covered strawberries as a dessert. Couples can add two lobster tails for an additional $40. This special is available at the dinner tables only, not teppanyaki. 

Peacock Wine Bar in Gilbert is offering a Valentine’s Day package for dine-in or takeout. For $60, guests will enjoy one bottle of red or white wine or Champagne, a lovers Peacock charcuterie board for two and six decorated chocolate-covered strawberries. Guests can purchase additional bottles of wine for only $15.

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is serving a featured three-course menu from 5 to 10 p.m. Choose from dishes like truffle and chive agnolotti with hazelnuts and chocolate-covered strawberry cake with white chocolate milk crumb. Plus, ZuZu is serving up the Red Hot Love “Show Stopper” Shake. Enjoy a milk chocolate shake topped with red velvet cheesecake, candy swizzle sticks, red fudge, dark chocolate milk crumb and Hot Tamales. 

Celebrate with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day at Hearth ‘61 on Saturday, Feb. 13, or Sunday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., and indulge in a three-course dinner. For dessert, the chocolate chiffon mousse cake with candied rose petals will be a true treat.

Couples can enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner this Valentine’s Day at CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale. This special menu includes a choice of one starter, salad, entree and dessert and is available from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14.

Marcellino Ristorante is set to serve a decadent prix-fixe menu for the holiday, and guests can expect dishes like Santa Lucia, filet mignon and the Zuppa di Pesce Royale. Plus, Marcellino Ristorante also offers “Baskets of Amore” to go for those who prefer a romantic evening at home. The baskets are lovingly decorated and filled with three courses of Italian delicacies to share, alongside reheating instructions.   

This Valentine’s Day, ShadowRock Tap + Table is offering a one-of-a-kind romantic dining experience: igloo dining under the stars. Through the end of February, couples are invited to book an igloo outside of ShadowRock to enjoy a private, socially distanced (and warm!) alfresco dining experience for the holiday. After dinner, guests are welcome to cozy up at the firepit and enjoy roasted marshmallows

The Vig offers a tasty three-course menu for the holiday as well as a special brunch-for-two menu, $25 bottles of Campo Viejo Cava and more on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14.

On Saturday and Sunday, Stratta Kitchen in Scottsdale dishing up a Valentine’s Day menu with classic shrimp cocktail, braised beef short rib, chocolate-dipped strawberries, bubbly and more.

From Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14, diners can enjoy a three-course menu, with cod or short ribs as the main dish, at Urban Margarita in Glendale.

Phoenix City Grille offers a variety of tempting specials on Valentine’s Day, including filet and lobster, Chula Seafood sea bass and red velvet cheesecake. Plus, all couples will also receive a complimentary chocolate-covered strawberry to share.

Match Market & Bar dishes up two dining specials for couples (each including a bottle of wine) as well as a festive chocolate-covered strawberry martini featuring vodka, house strawberry liqueur, crème de cacao and strawberry.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is offering some passionate plates, like jumbo bacon-wrapped prawns, Chilean sea bass and prime rib and lobster tail.

Available on Feb. 14, Jalapeno Inferno’s sizzling South of the Border-style menu includes a main entree of fajitas for two with fresh vegetables, marinated grilled chicken, marinated grilled steak, giant Mexican shrimp or a combination.

Crumbl Cookies has got your Valentine’s Day covered with its new free cookie cards. One card sheet is $17.28 and includes six adorably crafted cards, each valid for one free cookie at Crumbl. In addition, Valley locations are selling mini 12 packs of their signature sugar cookies just in time for the holiday.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen Credit: Stephanie Russo

Valentine’s Day dinner at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen takes place from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and spotlights your choice of lobster tail risotto, beef tenderloin filet and other decadent entrees. For dessert, dig into an old-fashioned trifle or dark chocolate tart.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge invites couples to enjoy its Any Two Entrées + a Bottle (select wine or Champagne) special for $100. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is also offering $6 well cocktails and entertainment by DJ RoleModel the Friday and Saturday before Valentine’s Day.

Soda Jerk at High Street whipped up two Valentine’s Day-themed shakes. The Sweetie Shake is a strawberry milkshake with red white chocolate drizzled in the shake in a heart candy and frosting rim and topped with whipped cream, a heart-shaped Rice Krispies treat with frosting and sprinkles and finished off with fluffy cotton candy. The Valentine Shake features strawberry and fudge with a red velvet cupcake and a chocolate-covered strawberry.

Trapp Haus BBQ is firing things up with a three-course date night dinner for two with short rib pot pie or seafood pot pie. Available for dine-in or takeout.

Cuisine & Wine Bistro, Copper & Logs and B Gastrobar are each hosting special Valentine’s Day menus featuring an array of specials for the romantic holiday on Sunday, Feb. 14. Reservations are available from 4 to 9 p.m. at all three.

Cider Corps in Mesa will release a Valentine-themed edition of its weekly Cider Bomb. The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bomb is made from Cider Corps’ bone-dry cider and a flavor-packed fruit puree. It comes in a 32-oz. can and is available online for pickup at the taproom. Only a few hundred will be available for the weekend for $15. Online sales start at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12. 

Morning Squeeze will feature a Strawberry Mocha for the Valentine’s Day weekend. The espresso drink includes white chocolate and milk steamed with strawberry simple syrup. It’s topped with whipped cream–and more chocolate. 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, Feb. 14, The Screamery ice cream parlors in Phoenix, Chandler and Tucson will offer a delicious deal for all ice cream lovers. Their one-of-a-kindsix-flavor flight of ice cream plus two, old-fashioned sodas–cream soda, root beer, cane cola or wild cherry–will be priced for $7 (regular price would be $12.50).

Z’Tejas Southwest Grill is offering a free dessert this Valentine’s Day. A special dulce de leche “heart” cheesecake with chocolate glaze, strawberry reduction and strawberry rose will be given as a complimentary dessert with the purchase of two entrées to groups of two to share.

The Lola at Westgate offers two tasty tipples in honor of Valentine’s Day: the Baddie pomegranate and jalapeno margarita with 3 Amigos tequila, garnished with black salt and a heart sucker, and the Love at 1st Sigh made with Bailey’s Strawberries and Cream, vanilla vodka, fresh strawberry purèe and whipped cream garnished with a strawberry puff.

The Craftsman Cocktails + Kitchen is dishing up a festive Valentine’s Day cocktail for the holiday: The Pretty in Pink with Craftsman Rum, Cointreau, raspberry simple syrup, lime juice, egg white and a sugar rim.

Curate Cuisine

For a truly decadent date night, Chef Joseph Lerner, formerly of JW Marriott Desert Ridge, has started Curate Cuisine, crafting small, private dinner parties at people’s homes or his. Chef Lerner will be preparing private lunch and dinner parties throughout Valentine’s weekend for the ultimate in at-home luxury.

The Grill Kitchen & Bar at the Boulders Resort will be hosting a specialty three-course menu on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. The mouthwatering menu includes the likes of pork chops, seared red grouper or truffled filet beef tenderloin.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s red velvet cheesecake is made with decadent cocoa and rich cream cheese on an Oreo cookie crust topped with whipped cream and Oreo cookie pieces. Available through February at all Arizona locations.

Humble Pie is celebrating with bottomless mimosas on Sunday, Feb. 14, available all day.

Indulge in the ultimate hands-on feasting experience with one of Angry Crab Shack’s special Asian-Cajun seafood boil mixed bags for carryout, with options for two people or even a family spread. 

Thirsty Lion Gastropub hosts a three-course meal from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 with options like grilled shrimp and butternut squash risotto and grilled salmon on the menu.

This Valentine’s Day, Fired Pie is offering heart-shaped pookies (a chocolate chip cookie or macadamia nut cookie dough topped with vanilla bean ice cream), while supplies last. Additionally, it will be offering a Valentine’s Day family bundle of two custom entrees (mix or match customized, mac ‘n cheese, pizzas or salads), two cheese pizzas, one heart-shaped party pookie and four medium fountain drinks for $39.99. This deal will be valid Valentine’s weekend from Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14.

Enjoy GuacStars’ two most romantic cocktails: the Amorita, a frozen cocktail with blue agave tequila, rosé wine, maraschino cherry liqueur, fresh lime juice and a red sangria tea-infused simple syrup, and the Sex in Mexico City featuring orange tequila St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, fresh lime and agave nectar all Valentine’s Day weekend.

Pedal Haus is offering couples a bottle of wine and a dessert for $20 (a $38 value). Pedal Haus Brewery has more than a dozen wine options and three delicious desserts to choose from: a seasonal cheesecake, the Campfire ‘Smore Cookie and a hot fudge brownie.

Fat Ox

Offered Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, enjoy a featured six-course chef’s tasting menu at Fat Ox, alongside the full regular menu. Courses include Chesapeake Bay wild striped bass crudo and agnolotti pasta with smoked crab. Note: your entire party must order the chef’s tasting menu. Then on Valentine’s Day, Fat Ox tempts with a spectacular four-course prix fixe menu, with multiple options per course.

Spice up your Valentine’s Day weekend at The Mission Old Town and Kierland Commons, where they’re serving up a two-person, four-course tasting menu (with oyster ceviche and prime filet) alongside the full regular dinner menu.

For exclusive dining all February, lovebirds can book a reservations-only experience Private Poolside Experience to enjoy an intimate cabana dinner served from Litchfield’s at The Wigwam. At Litchfield’s, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated all weekend long with a four-course prix-fixe menu. Or book the Romance for Two special menu any day this month at Red’s Bar & Grill.

Los Sombreros is offering a Valentine’s Day three-course meal for two, ending with a heart-shaped churro dessert. Available for takeout or dine-in at Los Sombreros’ Scottsdale or Mesa locations.

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