Love is in the air–and caviar is on the table–this Valentine’s Day. Book an ultra-romantic elevated tasting experience or a lovely, laidback night in thanks to these local establishments for Valentine’s Day dining in Phoenix.
Maple & Ash
Do you just love your boo or bestie so f*@king much? Treat them to Maple & Ash’s special “I F*@king Love You” prix-fixe Valentine’s Day tasting experience, offered Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. The special holiday menu features wagyu, lobster, king crab, caviar and more. Spots are limited; to book, visit experience.mapleandash.com.
Match Market & Bar
Match Market & Bar at FOUND:RE offers the perfect way to enjoy Valentine’s Day dining in Phoenix–for an entire week! From Sunday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m. to close, Match will serve a three-course dinner of fritto misto, creamy polenta with roasted mushrooms, LHA ribeye, pan-seared scallops, chocolate-covered red velvet cheesecake and more. To book, visit matchphx.com.
Executive Chef Russell LaCasce at ZuZu of Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale dishes up a special spread for sweethearts from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 14. Dig into the restaurant’s seasonal menu, alongside featured dishes like pan-seared sea bass and New York strip. To book, visit www.hotelvalleyho.com.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa’s elements will offer a romantic four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Visitors will savor whipped brie and strawberry crostini, Wagyu beef meatballs, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, delectable desserts and more. Plus, the resort recently launched a new package–Romance in Paradise–which includes rose petal turndown service, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne and a romantic dinner for two at elements, perfect for Valentine’s Day. To book, visit www.gurneysresorts.com.
At Scottsdale’s Toca Madera this Valentine’s Day, toast to an evening of live entertainment (including musicians, fire performers, DJs and more), specialty cocktails and romantic dining, from 4 to 11 p.m. Valentine’s Day specials include a porterhouse for two, crab cakes, chocolate strawberries and bubbles and delectably fruity and festive cocktails, like the tropical-inspired La Enamorada. To book, visit www.tocamadera.com/reservations.
For the special occasion, Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort at Troon North dishes up a one-night-only menu, brimming with decadent eats (think oysters on the half shell, octopus carpaccio, cocoa-rubbed bison tenderloin and a “Love Is In the Air” dessert). The menu is available from 5 to 9 p.m. Plus, The Spa is featuring the “Love Me, Love Me Not” couples massage, concluding with a glass of sparkling wine, throughout the month of February. To book, visit www.fourseasons.com.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a three-course dinner at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The restaurant’s seasonal menu will be offered in addition to holiday specials, like warm lobster and ricotta cheese tart, Hawaiian snapper and Valrhona chocolate and passionfruit tart. To book, visit www.mountainshadows.com.
CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale Resort hosts a six-course prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner menu between Feb. 11 and Feb. 14, paired with views of the Four Peaks and McDowell Mountains. Chef Chris Kight will be serving up charred octopus, A-5 Wagyu rib cap with crispy polenta and a chocolate journey for dessert, starting at 4 p.m. Another swoon-worthy Valentine’s or Galentine’s date is via ADERO’s The Village at SkyTop, which offers guests an intimate private dining experience under the stars inside globes. To book, visit www.aderoscottsdale.com/cielo.
Boulders Resort and Spa
Palo Verde, the Boulder’s signature restaurant, combines an extraordinary wine list and a mouthwatering three-course Valentine’s Day Menu for a memorable and romantic dining experience. Options include flame-finished prime beef striploin, Plugrá seared diver scallops and more. Meanwhile, The Grill Kitchen serves up special entrees like rack of lamb and sea bass, while overlooking the golf course. Both dining experiences are capped off with a complimentary red rose. To book, visit www.theboulders.com.
Fat Ox is Scottsdale dishes up a special four-course chef’s menu, available from 4 to 10 p.m., on Valentine’s Day. Options include veal meatballs, Linz prime filet, oysters, branzino and many other decadent options, with supplemental wagyu ribeye cap available. To book, visit www.ilovefatox.com.
Cala at Senna House is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special prix-fixe menu for two. The three-course Mediterranean-inspired holiday menu, curated by Chef Beau MacMillan and Executive Chef Peter McQuaid, features options like Chilean sea bass, Maple Leaf Farms duck breast, pork belly pastrami, hamachi crudo and various other offerings. To book, visit www.calascottsdale.com.
The Americano in Scottsdale offers a swoon-worthy five-course menu from Chef Scott Conant, with options like a seafood tower, oysters on the half shell, seared Faroe Island salmon, spiced duck breast and much more. Seatings are available between 4 and 9:30 p.m. To book, visit theamericanorestaurant.com.
With dishes like hamachi crudo, whole stuffed lobster, pan-roasted chicken and salted caramel budino, Mora Italian brings the amore. This Phoenix Valentine’s Day dinner from Chef Scott Conant is a special three-course meal, with seatings available between 5 and 9 p.m. To book, visit www.moraitalian.com.
With an ambience of twinkling candlelight and live music, Litchfield’s at The Wigwam provides a romantic setting for a Valentine’s night out. The farm-to-table restaurant will treat diners to a four-course, prix-fixe menu from Chef de Cuisine Adam Dunton with favorites like the Cedar River prime filet and coq au vin. Make a night of it with The Wigwam’s Romance Package, featuring Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, daily breakfast for two and a $100 dining credit. To book, visit www.wigwamarizona.com.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Spend Valentine’s Day under the stars at the Queen Creek Olive Mill for a special Celebration of Duos dinner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The romantic dinner includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, a special five-course menu of “duos” where every dish will complement two renditions and a sommelier to provide bottle service throughout the event. To book, visit www.queencreekolivemill.com.
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
Andaz Scottsdale’s Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen hosts a chef-curated four-course candlelit dinner on Valentine’s Day. For the main course, guests can choose between lamb “ragine” (Colorado lamb spare ribs and chop, apricots, saffron and pomegranate); casarecce (house sausage meatballs, forged mushrooms, sage, walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano) or Moroccan-spiced squash (beluga lentils, butternut squash and herb salad). To book, visit www.andazscottsdale.com.
For a romantic Phoenix Valentine’s Day dining experience, guests can enjoy a Sonoran-inspired menu filled with locally sourced ingredients. Guests can expect dishes like citrus tuna tartare, burrata, sea scallops, decadent gateaux and more, from 4 to 10 p.m., at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown’s Carcara. To book, visit www.carcararestaurant.com.
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, on the ground floor of The Westin Tempe, whips up a limited-time Valentine’s Day dinner menu from 5 to 10 p.m. with a variety of decadent dishes with a romantic twist. Lovebirds will enjoy oysters, a strawberry salad, cast iron-braised short ribs, Chilean sea bass, a heavenly red velvet cake and tasty options, many crafted with local ingredients. To book, visit www.opentable.com.
On Feb. 14, Royal Palms Resort’s T. Cook’s invites couples and loved ones for a delectable four-course dinner or opt for a super-intimate Via Cappello dining experience set on a private patio. Plus, guests can book the Royal Romance package, which includes overnight accommodations for two nights, daily breakfast, a $100 F&B credit, daily rose petal turndown service, a welcome amenity and late check-out. To book, visit www.royalpalmshotel.com.
From Feb. 6 to Feb. 17, Postino is dishing up a variety of date night to-go packs for two or, if you’re seeking Galentine’s Day grub, up to six people. Plus, select bottles of wine are available to-go for $20. To book, visit postinowinecafe.com.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day dinner in Phoenix all week long–from Feb. 10 to Feb. 19–with a cozy evening at Windsor, complemented by the limited-time Lover’s Rock cocktail feature and a scoop of limited-time boozy bourbon toffee crunch Churn ice cream. To book, visit www.windsoraz.com.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix’s award-winning dining experience, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, offers guests modern American gastro-pub fare and creative cocktails. For a Phoenix Valentine’s Day dining experience, savor the restaurant’s special four-course dinner. To book, visit www.opentable.com.
Ember, at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, invites guests to enjoy a delicious five-course dinner in honor of Valentine’s Day from 5 to 10 p.m. The award-winning, fine-dining restaurant will serve up options like Spanish octopus, bone marrow-crusted filet of beef, duck breast, pan-seared branzino and much more. To book, visit www.wekopacasinoresort.com.
Belly Kitchen and Bar
Enjoy a night of romance and flavor at Belly Kitchen and Bar at Epicenter in Gilbert. In addition to its full menu, Belly offers a Valentine’s Day menu with special options like miso soup with miso fermented garlic, “Love at First Bite” featuring pan-seared scallops with charred carrot puree, black garlic gastrique and compressed kohlrabi slaw, a pan-seared duck breast and more. Make your reservation online here.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill
Valentine’s Day starts early with an “East Meets West Love Story” Valentine’s Celebration at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, taking place Feb. 10 to Feb. 15. Couples will enjoy a special limited-time menu for two, featuring favorites like General Ling’s shrimp, Blazing Salmon, Buddha’s Feast and Monsoon Chicken. To book, visit www.lingandlouie’s.com.
Ling’s Wok Shop
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ling’s Wok Shop in Scottsdale with a limited-time three-course meal for two, from Feb. 13 to Feb. 18. Guests start with an appetizer to share before moving onto entrees like Dan Dan Noodz, The Mandarin, Korean-glazed salmon, Kung Pao shrimp, Buddha’s Belly beef and more. To book, visit www.lingswok.shop.
Scottsdale’s Roaring Fork hosts a romantic evening for couples in honor of Valentine’s Day beginning at 4 p.m. Specialty menu items feature all-natural Black Angus steaks served with caramelized shallot butter and chipotle demi glaze, including the 8-oz. filet mignon, 22-oz. bone-in ribeye and 16-oz. New York strip. To book, visit www.roaringfork.com.
Phoenix City Grille
Starting at 4 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Phoenix City Grille serves a variety of scrumptious specials. This Phoenix Valentine’s Day dining experience features smoked prime rib, filet and lobster, pistachio-crusted Chula Seafood California halibut and more. Couples will also receive a complimentary chocolate-covered stem berry. To book, visit phoenixcitygrille.com.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse
From 5 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse invites guests to savor exclusive dining features. Entrees include a 42-oz. tomahawk for two (with three sides), surf and turf featuring petite filet mignon and lobster tail with Yukon mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, and more–as well as two chocolatey dessert specials. To book, visit visit keelerssteakhouse.com.
North Italia is dishing up a special three-course prix-fixe menu perfect for an intimate dinner out or cozy day at home with some takeout. For the main course, diners have the option of roasted porchetta, squid ink tonnarelli or roasted salmon, followed by Strati Di Torta (hazelnut chocolate, strawberry and almond cake) for dessert. While the prix-fixe is available only on Feb. 14, dishes from the special menu will be available to order in addition to North Italia’s regular menu from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.northitalia.com.
Participating locations of Pita Jungle are offering half-price bottles of wine and a Sweets on Us promotion for those dining on Valentine’s Day. Guests can receive their choice of walnut baklawa or chocolate-dipped walnut baklawa for dessert for free with the purchase of two entrees. To book, visit www.pitajungle.com.
Over Easy dishes up “For the LOVE of Pancakes” on Valentine’s Day, alongside a Very Berry Mimosa. The raspberry-white chocolate pancakes are made with the restaurant’s signature pancakes, white chocolate, fresh raspberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup (served as one, two or three cakes). For more information, visit eatatovereasy.com.
SugarJam The Southern Kitchen
On Feb. 12, guests at SugarJam The Southern Kitchen can enjoy a strawberry-themed French toast sandwich topped with strawberry maple syrup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, SugarJam’s resident DJ will be playing all your favorite hits. For more information, visit sjsouthernkitchen.com.
Common Ground Culinary
No wanting to go out on Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck as Christopher Collins, of Common Ground Culinary, is offering a complimentary house-made truffle to all guests on Galentine’s Day, Feb. 13, as well as on Feb. 15. Common Ground Culinary concepts that will be participating include Neighborly Public House, The Macintosh, The Collins, Wally’s, Collins Bros. Chophouse and Grassroots Kitchen & Tap. For more information, visit www.commongroundculinary.com.
Cress on Oak Creek
Executive Chef Shawn Applin has created a tasting menu to honor Valentine’s Day with five courses paired together as a dining experience for two at Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona. The dinner is offered on Valentine’s Day and includes choices of blue fin tuna tartare, Dungeness crab ravioli, rack of lamb and more. Interested pairs can also book the exclusive Creekside Reserve—a private, intimate venue overlooking Oak Creek under a canopy of vines and a beautiful chandelier. For more information, visit www.lauberge.com.
For a sweet treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chompie’s has plenty of festive options, starting at Feb. 8. Favorites includes themed cupcakes and rectangular cakes, conversation heart-inspired sugar cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries and much more. Guests can also pre-order customized desserts by calling or stopping into their preferred location. For more information, visit chompies.com.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
The four Valley locations of Thirsty Lion Gastropub will be offering specialty menu items from 4 p.m. to close, from Feb. 9 to Feb. 14, in honor Valentine’s Day. Dig into the likes of bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled ribeye, black cherry BBQ beef tenderloin and more. For more information, visit www.thirstyliongastropub.com.
You and your Valentine will receive $10 off your bill when you spend $30 or more at the poke restaurant from 5 p.m. to close. For more information, visit koibitopoke.com.
Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill
This Valentine’s Day falls on Taco Tuesday, and at Salt & Lime in Scottsdale, and you and your date can celebrate with $1.50 off all specialty tacos. Faves include taco vampiro, pork belly and beer-battered fried avocado taco. For more information, visit www.saltandlimeaz.com.
Picazzo’s Italian Kitchen
Picazzo’s Italian Kitchen guests can enjoy half-price bottles of wine all day long on Valentine’s Day. There are six Picazzo’s locations in the state. For more information, visit picazzos.com.
Wildflower will be selling pink and red hand-decorated heart cookies from Feb. 1 to Feb. 14, offering the perfect sweet treat for kiddos this Valentine’s Day. Wildflower has 12 Arizona locations. For more information, visit wildflowerbread.com.
Streets of New York
Streets of New York–at its 16 Valley locations–is celebrating the most romantic day of the year with a dine-in special for two. Guests can savor one appetizer, two pasta dinners and choice of dessert for $36, in addition to half-price bottles of wine. To book, visit www.streetsofnewyork.com.
Scottsdale’s Francine has unveiled a special four-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day, starting at 5 p.m. For the main course, guests can choose between prime filet mignon with truffle butter and sauce bordelaise; red snapper with gnocchi, pine nut and sauce vierge; wild mushroom pasta with parsley oil and parmesan; or diver scallop with mandarin sake beurre and endive. To book, visit francinerestaurant.com.
Kitsune Brewing Co.
Head over to Kitsune Brewing Co. in Phoenix this Valentine’s Day for the exclusive release of the all-new Hoppy Valentine’s Strawberry IPA, available for a limited time. For more information, visit kitsunebrewingco.com.
Chef Marcellino will be serving up a special menu featuring a variety of appetizers, salads, handmade pastas, meat and seafood dishes, and decadent desserts for Valentine’s Day. A special for the holiday, the Cuore di Gnocchi alla Sorrentina are sumptuous heart-shaped gnocchi served in a rich tomato sauce with melted mozzarella and topped with parmigiano. Monte Procopio will be crooning love tunes throughout the evening, to boot. To book, visit www.marcellinoristorante.com.
Alto ristorante e bar
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s Alto ristorante e bar hosts a special five-course prix-fixe dinner, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring everything from stramboli bianco with prosciutto di parma to carne alla pizzaiola with beef tenderloin. To book, visit www.hyatt.com.
Enjoy a delicious, decadent five-course dinner–with a main course of pan-seared branzino, duck breast or bone marrow-crusted filet of beef–in the warm, romantic ambiance at Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. The dinner is available from 5 to 10 p.m. for Valentine’s Day. To book, visit www.wekopacasinoresort.com/dining/ember.
The Sicilian Baker
For the month of February, The Sicilian Baker offers a pretty-in-pink strawberry lobster tail, a shell-shaped Italian pastry made with a delicious buttery, flaky dough and filled with a strawberry custard. For more information, visit www.thesicilianbaker.com.
On Tomaso’s Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, you’ll find a variety of classic Italian dishes, including stuffed mushrooms, burrata, calamari fritti, lobster ravioli, linguine with clam sauce and veal chop marsala in a romantic atmosphere. Reservations are highly encouraged. To book, visit www.tomasos.com/reservations.
Love is on the menu at Sushi Roku in Scottsdale. The Tokyo-inspired destination is offering a four-course dining experience, the Izakaya Feast for two, in honor of V-day. The opulent meal will feature a decadent lineup, including mains like the Surf & Turf filet mignon and lobster tail or an assortment of nigiri and sushi rolls, to name a few. The dinner is $165 for two, with an optional prosecco split for an additional $30. To learn more about Sushi Roku or reserve a table, visit https://iloveidg.com.
In honor of the holiday, Someburros serves up a a sweet deal on its kid-friendly heart-shaped cheese crisp ($3) on Valentine’s Day only. For more information, visit www.someburros.com.
Since Valentine’s Day is also Taco Tuesday at CRUjiente Tacos, guests can enjoy favorites from the happy hour menu like the Crunchy Beef Taco or their Premier CRU Margarita from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, as well as all-day happy hour at the bar only. The Phoenix restaurant will also be offering a special taco of the week, in addition to Raventos Sparkling Rosé at the bar for a special Valentine’s Day toast. For more information, visit www.crutacos.com.