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Dining Guide | The Ultimate List: Where to Eat Valentine’s Day 2018

Posted on: February 4th, 2018 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Are you looking to get a little romantic this year? Maybe you just want to get together with a few friends for a fancy dinner? Want to involve the kids in your Valentine’s Day celebration? We’ve you covered if you’re wondering where to eat Valentine’s Day 2018 in any part of the Valley.

Instead of creating a separate guide for each city as in previous years, this year I’ve created a monster list so just scroll for the part of town you’re looking for.

**Please note that the prices noted below do not include tax or gratuiy.**

THE ULTIMATE LIST_ WHERE TO EAT VALENTINE'S DAY 2018Where to Eat Valentine’s Day 2018: Scottsdale Restaurants

The Canal Club
Where | 4925 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | The Canal Club, the hotel’s new restaurant, bar and lounge specializing in modern Cuban-American cuisine and Caribbean inspired cocktails, will have a prix-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.
Cost | $90 per person or $120 per person with beverage pairings
Reservations | 480.424.6095

Citizen Public House

Citizen Public House Scallops

Photo Credit | Joanie Simon

Where | 7111 E. 5th Ave. | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Secure a table for two at Citizen Public House for a special, three-course tasting menu, and start off strong with the restaurant’s signature Original Chopped Salad, or select from three additional starter options. Next, duos can decide between four entrée options, among them Pan-Seared Scallops made with Tender belly Hampshire Bacon, wilted snow pea greens and cola gastrique, or another fan-favorite, the Amaro Meatloaf, made with smashed Yukon Gold potatoes, roasted zucchini, veal demi-glace and mushroom cream. Those with room left over can work their way through a Dessert Duo featuring Cinnamon Toast Bread Pudding and Black & Tan made with chocolate pot de creme, salted caramel pudding and whipped cream.
Cost | $55 per person
Reservations | 480.398.4208

Where | 7419 E. Indian Plaza | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | One of the newest Scottsdale hot spots is offering a greats Valentine’s Day special. Guests will enjoy your choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for a fixed price as well as ½ off all bottles of wine.
Cost | $90 per person
Reservations | 480.907.5635


elements at Sanctuary

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Where | 5700 E. McDonald Drive | Paradise Valley | 85253
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5:30pm until 10pm
Details | For Valentine’s Day dinner, 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. Dinner begins with complimentary chefs amuse and a glass of brut etoile rosé. Standout dishes will include Porcini Mushroom Bisque with parmesan gougeres, chive cream and porcini oil; Rock Shrimp Edamame Dumpling with pineapple green curry, petite vegetables, Thai basil and ninja raddish; Baby Beetroot & Goat Cheese Tart with caramelized onion jam, watercress, toasted walnuts and cabernet vinegar; Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass with forbidden rice, charred longbeans, shiitake mushrooms and kimchee coconut broth; Bacon Wrapped Filet of Beef with gratin potatoes, savoy spinach, and a foie gras emulsion; and Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck with Hawaiian sweet potato, candied root vegetable and honey hoison glaze. 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.
Cost | $125 per person
Reservations | 855.245.2051

Granada Bar & Grill
Where | 5001 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85250
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 9pm
Details | Granada Bar & Grill is featuring a special five-course Valentine’s Day menu specially crafted by newly appointed Executive Chef Ken Arneson. Menu items will include an amuse-bouche of grilled watermelon followed by oysters on the half shell, goat cheese stuffed figs, a sweetheart strawberry salad and cauliflower soup. Entrée options include pan seared sea bass, cocoa and espresso crusted filet mignon and a prosciutto wrapped cherry stuffed chicken breast. Dessert options include a molten chocolate lava cake, chocolate covered strawberry cheesecake and blackberry cabernet sorbet.
Cost | $51 per person
Reservations | 480.949.1311

The Greene House

The Greene House

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Where | 15024 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85254
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | 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.
Cost | $45 per person from 4pm-5pm and $55 per person from 5pm until 10pm
Reservations | online

J’s Kaiyo Sushi + Bar

J’s Kaiyo Sushi + Bar

Photo Credit | J’s Kaiyo Sushi + Bar

Where | 4412 N. Miller Road | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Are you looking for the perfect place to treat your Valentine? Spend your evening enjoying a romantic three-course meal complete champagne and chocolate covered strawberries at J’s Kaiyo Sushi + Bar. You’ll start your night with grilled and chilled octopus paired with watermelon, cucumber, candied serranos and mojito air. Follow that up with wild pheasant ramen with Scottish pheasant , parsnips, yellow steuben beans, celery root, daikon, corn nuts and huitaloche before moving to a Niman flat iron accompanied by sweet purple potato mash, bourbon onions, sweet pecan butter and date demi glace.
Cost | $65 per person
Reservations | 480.427.2526

J & G Steakhouse
Where | 6000 E. Camelback Road | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 10pm
Details | Treat your significant other to a romantic view-filled Valentine’s Day dinner at J & G Steakhouse at the Phoenician. Handcrafted by Jaques Qualin, the dinner will kick off with a stunning ruby-red beet tartare with hackleback caviar and then guests can choose from one of two different starters, entrees and of course J & G’s famously decadent desserts.
Cost | $66 per person
Reservations | 480.214.8000

Kitchen West
Where | 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy. | Scottsdale | 85258
When | February 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th
Details | Executive Chef Rick Dupere and the talented culinary team have prepared an exquisite three-course prix-fixe tasting. Start the memorable meal with a choice of Golden Tomato Crab Bisque or Burrata and Blistered Cherry Tomato Brûlée followed by your choice of Charred Lamb Chops, Pan Seared Black Cod or Flame Kissed Beef Tenderloin for the main course.  The dining journey would not be complete without a specialty dessert.  Savor a shared French Vanilla Crème Brûlée or a Double Chocolate Ganache Heart.
Make a night of it on Feb. 10 or 17th with The Scottsdale’s Romance Package featuring a romantic rose petal turndown, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. A late check out of 2pm (based on availability) allows couples to keep the romance going. Rates start at $349++ ($29 resort fee included).  Packages must be booked 48 hours prior to arrival.
Cost | $59 per person or $79 per person with wine pairings
Reservations | 480.596.7522

LDV Winery

LDV Winery

Photo Credit | LDV Winery

Where | 6951 E. 1st St. | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 12pm until 7pm
Details | LDV is the perfect place to start the Valentine’s Day adventure! Wine tasting flights paired with chocolates are available.
Cost | $8
Reservations | None required

Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse
Where | 34522 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 485266
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 9pm
Details | Food lovers are invited to unite at Liberty Station for two mouth-watering specialty menu items featuring seafood and smoked delights. Guests can opt between three Diver scallops with champagne vinaigrette, couscous salad and sautéed spinach or a smoked pork loin with cheesy grits, grilled asparagus and a raisin brandy compote.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | 480.595.9930

Marcellino Ristorante
Where | 7114 E. Stetson Drive | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This Valentine’s Day Marcellino Ristorante presents a delectable, five-course dinner specially created by Chef Marcellino himself, paired with his Elite Reserve wines. The evening also includes a very brilliant gift to present during dessert.  18K white gold Diamond Hoop Earrings with .5 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds set outside and inside. They are provided by Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler since 1810.
There will also be a la carte items will also be available as well as their special Baskets of Amore which will allow you to order a romantic dinner to be shared at home. The baskets are available for $95 to $115 and include options for pasta, fish and fowl lovers.
Cost | $2000
Reservations | 480.990.9500

Market Street Kitchen
Where | 20825 N. Pima Road | Scottsdale | 85255
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 9pm
Details | For those that are in love with a good meal, Market Street Kitchen offers special featured menu items on February 14. Some of the specials are a halibut with red quinoa, slow braised golden beet and goat cheese salad and a strawberry marmalade as well as a Surf and Turf featuring a four-ounce filet with a crab cake on top of achiote risotto.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | 480.278.7044

Mastro’s Restaurants
Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | A diamond isn’t the only way to her heart! For the perfect excuse to splurge, consider Mastro’s Restaurants, a collection of sophisticated steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations, for inclusion in Valentine’s Day roundups.
Just think: Nightly live entertainment, world-class service, and highly acclaimed cuisine including a selection of juicy USDA Prime steaks, mouthwatering seafood including oysters for an intoxicating aphrodisiac, and not to be forgotten, the famous (or rather, infamous!) Warm Butter Cake – a decadent dessert perfect for two.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | North Scottsdale 480.585.9500 City Hall 480.941.4700 Ocean Club 480.443.8555

Perk Eatery

Perk Eatery Belgium Waffle topped with Fresh Strawberries and Chantilly Cream

Photo Credit | Pauline Martinez

Where | 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy. | Scottsdale | 85254
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 6:30am until 3pm
Details | Perk Eatery is showing the love this Valentine’s Day with a very special romantic waffle special. You can get Perk Eatery’s famous Belgian waffle topped with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream served with 100% pure maple syrup.
Cost | The waffle special is $9.99
Reservations | Not required

Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork's Steak & Lobster

Photo Credit | Roaring Fork

Where |4800 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | Roaring Fork will be hosting a romantic evening for couples in honor of Valentine’s Day. The talented Executive Chef, Scott Mortensen, will be offering a specialty Lobster and Steak combination in addition to their regular menu featuring signature Wood Fired Steaks, Rainbow Trout, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Cedar Planked Salmon, Sugar Cured Duck Breast, and the Double Cut Pork Chop.
Cost | $59 for steak and lobster dinner, a la carte items vary based on selection
Reservations | 480.947.0795

Salty Sow
Where | 4801 E. Cactus Road | Scottsdale | 85254
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | Guests are invited to celebrate an evening of romance at Salty Sow with a special four-course menu. Specialty items will include fried green tomatoes, Brussels sprout Caesar salad, blackened salmon, pork stack and a chocolate mousse.
Cost | $60 per couple
Reservations | 602.795.9463

Sel Restaurant

Sel Restaurant

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Where | 7044 E. Main St. | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This Valentine’s Day, secure a seat for you and your sweetheart at Scottsdale’s Sel restaurant for an intimate, indulgent dining experience and a chance to sample one of the world’s all-time highest-rated steaks.
The special holiday menu follows Sel’s standard, multi-course format (and also includes an amuse-bouche and dessert), but the food itself is indicative of the amorous occasion. Starters include Prince Edward Island Malpeque Oysters and Braised Daikon “Scallops”, while second-course offerings include a King Crab dish or a Charred Cauliflower-Garlic Confit-White Miso Soup. For the third course, couples can work their way through Sel’s take on Zucchini Lasagna or a Crispy Heluka Pork Belly, while six different fourth-course options include Seared Hokkaido Scallops, a Miso Chilean Sea Bass and a Grilled Creekstone Farm Filet Mignon, among others. Included sweets up for grabs are a Strawberry-Marzipan Shortcake or Flourless Chocolate Tiramisu along with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine.
Cost | $130 per person or $200 with wine pairings
Reservations | 480.949.6296

Sonata’s Restaurant

Sonata's Restaurant Interior

Photo Credit | Sonata’s Restaurant

Where | 10050 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85253
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | 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 soup to start. For your second course you can opt from foie gras agnolotti or a Maine lobster roll. Third course options are a wagyu beef strip loin or a Chilean sea bass. Dessert will be a warm chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and an espresso chocolate sauce.
Cost |$149 per couple
Reservations | 480.477.1390

Sorso Wine Room

sorso wine room

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Where | 15323 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85254
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 11am until close
Details | Singles and couples alike are welcome to come together at Sorso Wine Room this Valentine’s Day and enjoy 1/2 off select bottles of wine and 1/2 off specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails including the famous Side Piece and Sweet 75.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | 480.951.4344

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats

Super Chunk_AZ Sunset Cake

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Where | 7120 E. 6th Ave. | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Available now
Details | Does your sweetheart like romantic sunsets? Super Chunk Sweets & Treats in Old Town Scottsdale has one that’s guaranteed to bring oohs and ahhs. You could say, it even takes the cake.
The pastry shop’s Arizona Sunset Cake is a perfect end to a romantic Valentine’s Day. It even gives a little nod to Arizona’s birthday (also on Feb. 14).  The 3” brown butter pecan cake is a swirl of soft hues and gold-touched silhouettes of our desert landscape. It’s topped with a white chocolate cactus, edible flowers, and two mini-Mesquite Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Arizona Sunset Cake is available daily in Super Chunk’s pastry case.
Cost | $12.99
Reservations | None required

Sushi Roku
Where | 7277 E. Camelback Road | Scottsdale | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This Valentine’s Day take your significant other on a culinary world tour, without leaving Scottsdale. The special dinner at Sushi Roku will allow you to 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.
Cost | $125 per couple
Reservations | 480.970.2121

Tavern Americana
Where | 20469 N. Hayden Road | Scottsdale | 85255
When | Wednesday, February 14th beginning at 5pm
Details | For the unattached set that has forsaken this Hallmark holiday, Tavern Americana offers the perfect “lonely hearts” menu for one. You’ll be able to enjoy jerk chicken tostadas or Rueben egg rolls to start. The main course will be chicken and waffles with a spicy slay and bourbon maple syrup. Wrap it all up with rock road ice cream with a bourbon caramel sauce. You’ll obviously need the perfect cocktail to celebrate your independence so your dinner includes Tavern Americana’s February Rain, a decidedly delicious combination of Jack Daniels, blood orange syrup, amaro and orange bitters.
Cost | $30
Reservations | 480.502.6740

Viola French Bistro
Where | 10135 E. Via Linda | Scottsdale | 85258
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Paris is the city of love, and the French know romance so why not indulge your sweetheart in a delicious, authentic French dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Guests will enjoy a vol-auvent de la Mer to start which is a delicious blend of shrimp, scallops and mussels in a creamy bechamel sauce. Entrée options include your choice of raviolis de homard (Maine lobster ravioli in a creamy lobster sauce) or filet mignon. Dessert comes in the form of le Coeur de Valentin, a heart-shaped chocolate and caramel mousse with a red fruit mirror glaze. If you want to get a jump on your holiday celebration, the restaurant is offering the same dinner on Sunday, February 11th as well.
Cost | $79 per person
Reservations | 480.614.5600

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
Where | 6114 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85253
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 6pm until 11pm
Details | Andaz Scottsdale, a 201 bungalow-style retreat, is steering away from the stereotypical Valentine’s Day Dinner. 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.
Cost | $45 per person
Reservations | 480.212.4622


ZuZu Date Night Cocktail

Photo Credit | Hotel Valley Ho

Where | 6850 E. Main St. | Scottsdale | 85251
When | February 14th from 5:30pm until 10pm
Details | This Valentine’s Day, the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is offering a delicious prix-fixe dinner along with a special date night package. Chef Russell LaCasce has prepared an incredible four-course prix-fixe menu at ZuZu with options for each course. Choose from baked lobster carbonara, bacon wrapped filet of beef, dark chocolate cremeux and more. Top things off with half-off select Champagne bottles, including Ruinart Rosé, Moët & Chandon Brut and Veuve Clicquot Vintage. J Forte will bring her soulful sounds to the lounge from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Package is complete with dinner for two at ZuZu, a guest room with a complimentary upgrade, and two welcome glasses of sparkling wine for $349. Or, take advantage of a special room-only offer of $214.
Cost | $65 per person
Reservations | 480.376.2600

Where to Eat Valentine’s Day 2018: Phoenix Restaurants

Beckett’s Table

Becketts Table Smoked Trout

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Where | 3717 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 10pm
Details | Beckett’s Table is the perfect place to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. Guests are invited to treat their sweetheart to a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu, offered in addition to the full seasonal menu. First course will be a smoked trout with asparagus, bacon lardons, saffron aioli and micro pea tendrils. Your second course is a surf and turf duet featuring prime flat iron steak and a seared scallop. Dessert is a special chocolate trio complete with a chocolate mousse, chocolate bread pudding and a flourless chocolate cake.
Cost | $55 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $25 per person
Reservations | 602.954.1700

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

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Where | 2 E. Jefferson St. | Phoenix | 85004
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 10pm
Details | 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. Lovers can choose from Dungeness crab fritters, pickled Rock shrimp cocktail or a wild mushroom tart to start. Enjoy your choice of a cauliflower and leek bisque or beet carpaccio next. Entrée options include a porcini crusted filet, braised short rib and scallops or sea bass. Add extravagant sweetness with your choice of chocolate cheesecake or a lemon poppy napoleon.
Cost | $80 per person
Reservations | 602.258.0231

Doughbird Pizza & Rotisserie

doughbird warm butterscotch cake

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Where | 4385 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 9:30pm
Details | 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 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.
Cost | $75 per couple
Reservations | Online

Geordie’s at the Wrigley Mansion

Wrigley Mansion

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Where | 2501 E. Telewa Trail | Phoenix | 85016
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Newly appointed Executive Chef Christopher Gross offers guests a first look at some of his new spring dishes at Geordie’s for Valentine’s Day with a special four-course prix fixe menu with available enhancements and wine pairings from mansion CEO and Wine Director Paola Embry. Chef Christopher’s signature seasonal French style shines on Geordie’s Valentine’s Day menu, with dishes including House Smoked Salmon with black brioche, crème fraiche, and caviar; Foie Gras Royal with canneles de Bordeaux and Pedro Ximenez; Poached Turbot with girolles and chives; and Ribeye Cap with red wine and bone marrow cromesques. And since no Valentine’s Day meal is complete without dessert, guests may enjoy a choice of Dark Chocolate Tower with espresso sauce; Passion Fruit Egg with berry sauce, or for those who stick to the more savory side, an Assortment of Cheeses sweetened up just a touch with fresh honeycomb.
Cost | $115 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $35 per person
Reservations | 602.955.4079

The Gladly
Where | 2201 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85016
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Diners from all over the Valley can look to these two popular, award-winning sister restaurants to impress their best-kept company this Valentine’s Day. Chef Bernie Kantak and his team have created a special three-course tasting menu for those looking to treat their better half. Select from starters such as Kabocha Squash Soup and The Gladly Wedge before choosing among five second-course options such as Duck Meatloaf, Tuna Poke and Press Coffee Short Rib. Guests can then finish off the meal with a special Dessert Duo, offering Black & Tan Pudding paired alongside Sticky Coffee Cake.
Cost | $55 per person
Reservations | 602.759.8132

Helio Basin Brewing Co.
Where | 3935 E. Thomas Road | Phoenix | 85018
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 3pm until 11pm
Details | Helio Basin Brewing Co. will be serving up a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two.The three-course meal will feature a shareable appetizer, two entrees, a dessert, and a beer to pair with the meal. To start off the meal the appetizers will be bruschetta topped with persimmon and prosciutto or burrata with ginger pesto. For your delicious entree you can choose between Manicotti with quail, winter squash, ricotta, and lettuce or a ribeye with a duckfat roasted potato, baby carrots, and l’itois béarnaise. The meal will end with a decadent champagne vinegar pie with pavlova meringue, mascarpone, candied pear, and raisin syrup.
Cost | $65
Reservations | 602.354.3525

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend

Little Cleo's bouillabaisse

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Where | 5632 N. 7th St.| Phoenix | 85014
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | Dive in to an amuse-bouche + three-course coastal-inspired menu at Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend. Guests can also choose to add a Shellfish Supreme and/or a wine pairing for an additional cost. 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.
Cost | $55 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $20
Reservations | Online

Match Restaurant
Where | 1100 N. Central Ave | Phoenix | 85003
When | Saturday, February 9th through Saturday, February 18th
Details | A special prix fixe menu has been created for Match guests. Your starter will be a Kumamoto oyster tasting. You’ll also get your choice of Nantucket Bay scallops or butternut squash ravioli. You’ll enjoy a spring vegetable crudité salad and your choice of charred Kobe sirloin, a potato crusted sea bass or a hearth-roasted crispy game hen for your entrée. Dessert options include a Meyer lemon almond cake, passion fruit tartes and a dark chocolate, caramel and praline treat.
Cost | $75 per person
Reservations | 602.875.8080

MidiCi the Neapolitan Pizza Company

MidiCi's Margherita

Photo Credit | Joanie Simon

Where | 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. | Phoenix | 85050
When | Wednesday, February 14th beginning at 11am
Details | Midici has created a special Valentine’s Day menu made up of a shared meatball appetizer, two pizzas (with two toppings), a shared Nutella and berry calzone along with 2 glass of wine or beer (one allowed per person.) On top of your dinner, guests will receive a special surprise gift at their table.
Cost | $39 per couple
Reservations | 480.247.7377

Miracle Mile Deli
Where | 4433 N. 16th St. | Phoenix | 85016
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Need a family-friendly restaurant to take your kids this Valentine’s Day? Grab your little ones and significant other and head to Miracle Mile Deli, where kids eat free all day long with purchase of an adult entrée or sandwich in honor of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14th. It’s the perfect way to celebrate all types of love, in a family-friendly setting, without having to spend tons of money at a fancy restaurant.   No set menu, no outrageous prices.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | None required

Mission Possible Café
Where | 1516 W. Van Buren St. | Phoenix | 85007
When | February 1st though the 28th
Details | Mission Possible Café is showing love to their customers all month long with several specials. For breakfast you can get a breakfast burrito along with a soda or drip coffee. Lunch specials include enchiladas on Monday, tacos on Tuesday, any salad on Wednesday, any soup on Thursday and a burro on Friday. All the weekly lunch specials include a drink for just $5. In addition, guests will receive a free Mission Possible Cookie with any entrée purchase throughout February PLUS Mission Possible Cookies are 20% off now through Feb 28 at gift cookies.com using code LOVE2018. All proceeds benefit Phoenix Rescue Mission! (cookie image attached)
Cost | $5
Reservations | None required

The Nash
Where | 110 E. Roosevelt Road | Phoenix | 85004
When | Wednesday, February 14th beginning at 7:30pm
Details | Come and celebrate love with this special Valentine’s Day concert as award-winning flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny is joined by vocalist Holly Pyle for an evening of songs about love. They will perform a wide variety of music ranging from Cole Porter classics to hits by Stevie Wonder and Sting, all in a style that is uniquely theirs.
Celebrated for her “soulfully graceful, liquid-like voice” (Phoenix New Times), Holly Pyle is one of the most popular vocalists in the Valley and performs with leading jazz groups and tours with the progressive soul-pop band House of Stairs.  Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer.
Tickets include champagne and chocolates at intermission.
Cost | $40 for VIP seating, $30 for preferred seating and $25 for general admission
Reservations | 602.795.0464

Olive & Ivy

olive and ivy

Photo Credit | Fox Restaurant Concepts

Where | 7135 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85251
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 10pm
Details | Valentine’s Day al fresco over a bottle of wine? Yes, please. In addition to classic Olive & Ivy favorites, guests are welcome to order from three featured menu items being offered that evening. Choose from Maine Lobster Risotto, made with black truffle, braised leek, and herbs; Filet of Beef, with horseradish dauphinoise and red wine shallot; or get the best of both worlds with a Surf & Turf option, filet served with Maine & Lobster Risotto. Enjoy over cocktails or a bottle of wine from Olive & Ivy’s extensive list.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | Online

Original Breakfast House
Where | 13623 N. 32nd St. | Phoenix | 85032
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 6:30am until 2pm
Details | Guests can indulge their sweethearts — and their appetites — at the Original Breakfast House with Valentine’s Day Specials all day long. Valentine’s Day specials include eggs benedict, filet mignon and eggs, shrimp and grits and red velvet pancakes.
Cost | Prices vary based on selection but range from $9.95 to $16
Reservations | None required

Pomelo at the Orchard
Where | 7100 N. 12th St. | Phoenix | 85020
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This Valentine’s Day, Pomelo at the Orchard is hosting a romantic three-course dinner. 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.
Cost | $55 per person
Reservations | 602.633.2600

Rusconi’s American Kitchen

Rusconi's pork tenderloin

Photo Crefit | Joanie Simon

Where | 10637 N. Tatum Blvd. | Phoenix | 85028
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 9pm
Details | Guests are invited to celebrate the Hallmark holiday based around love at Rusconi’s American Kitchen with a specially created menu exclusively for Valentine’s Day. Guests can choose from a baby romaine salad, wild arugula and hose smoked sustainable salmon, lobster bisque, ancho chile seared ahi tuna, pan roasted desert sweet shrimp or boneless short ribs and mild roasted pepper risotto to start. For your entrée you can choose from herbed breast of chicken, roasted pork loin, garlic and herb crusted rack of lamb, wood grilled Florida grouper or a 14-day aged filet of beef tenderloin. Dessert options range from grilled apple fritters, white chocolate cheesecake and banana s’mores in a jar.
Cost | $62 per person
Reservations | 480.483.0009

T. Cook’s

T.Cook's Chef Todd

Photo Credit | T. Cook’s

Where | 5200 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85018
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | T. Cook’s, one of Arizona’s most celebrated restaurants for more than two decades, 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.
Cost | $170 per person
Reservations | 602.808.0766

Taco Guild
Where | 546 E. Osborn Road | Phoenix | 85012
When | Wednesday, February 14th through Friday, February 16th
Details | Do you and your partner share a deep love for tacos? Taco Guild has just the Valentine’s deal for you. Your taco-riffic dinner will include a candle-lit queso app for two to start. You’ll then enjoy their special Valentines taco; grilled chicken, cabbage and a strawberry habanero balsamic sauce along with two additional tacos from their menu. You’ll get to add on your choice of street corn (always the best choice), green chile rice, Borracho red beans, local veggies or a house salad. Snuggle up with your sweetie and finish of your meal with a peppercorn angel food cake with fresh berries or tres leches shots.
Cost | $39.95
Reservations | 602.264.4143

Tacos Tequila Whiskey
Tacos Tequila Whiskey ChurrosWhere | 3950 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018
When | February 14th through the 18th
Details | Tacos Tequila Whiskey partners with Cupid to set a romantic mood for taco lovers to enjoy a modern Mexican twist to Valentine’s Day with its taco seduction menu.. Couples will begin the Valentine’s meal with a choice of beverage including sangria, fresh margaritas, craft beer on tap, or a fresh citrus tequila drink called Pinche Paloma – it’s not quite what you think it means. There is a choice of one shareable “antojito” (appetizer) and a luscious dessert. However, each person will select and savor their own three styles of street tacos.
Cost | $33 per couple
Reservations | 602.603.9411

Tammie Coe Cakes
Tammie Coe Cakes Dipped StrawberriesWhere | 610 E. Roosevelt | Phoenix | 85004
When | Order by February 10th for pick up on February 14th
Details | This year Tammie Coe Cakes is giving cupid the day off, because it will only take one bite of these sweet confections to make you fall in love. Place your order by February 10th and you can pick up any one of these sweet treats on Valentine’s Day: little bit of love cake (also known as crack soufflé), chocolate dipped strawberries, nutella sensational cake or the sweetheart cookie collection.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | 602.253.0829

Where | 6003 N. 16th St. | Phoenix | 85016
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | TEXAZ Grill is the perfect destination for romantic couples this Valentine’s Day thanks to its special menu featuring food & drink specials and complimentary piece of Texas sheet cake. Offered on Wednesday, February 14, diners can enjoy a pleasantly pink Prickly Pear Margarita for only $3.50 and a deliciously decadent dinner, including the Valentine’s supper special, Steak Lin Sue. Available after 4 pm, enjoy a 10 oz. NY Strip, grilled to order, topped with sautéed artichoke hearts and jumbo Gulf shrimp, covered with house-made bearnaise sauce, and served with dinner salad and a choice of potatoes for just $29. Plus, Texaz will offer fresh-shucked oysters for happy hour from 3-6pm for $1.50 each, while supplies last.  Diners can also enjoy TEXAZ’s new Wednesday night supper special, Chicken Fried Turkey.
Finally, finish your meal with a sweet treat and a complimentary piece of Texas Sheet Cake (rich, moist chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting, pecans and a fresh strawberry), with two forks please!
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | None required

Where to Eat Valentine’s Day 2018: Multiple Valley Location


Valentine's Day at Chompie's

Photo Credit | Chompie’s

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Are you and your sweetheart early risers? Skip the fancy dinner and celebrate Valentine’s Day with breakfast, brunch or lunch at Chompie’s! Chompie’s will be serving ½ price Mimosas and Poinsettia drinks for $3.25 each (normally $6.50). You and your Valentine can enjoy 2 bubbly drinks for the price of one! As always, the Chompie’s bakery is always the go-to place for Valentine’s Day sweets. You’ll find a wide variety of themed cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more. All made fresh from scratch by the experts.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | None required

The Crepe Club

The Crepe Club

Photo Credit | The Crepe Club

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Looking to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank? Take them to The Crepe Club in Phoenix or Tempe! You’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of Arizona and straight into Paris with authentic recipes and romantic décor. To make it even sweeter, when you purchase a savory crepe you’ll get a sweet one for free!
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | None required

Fired Pie

Fired Pie

Photo Credit | Fired Pie

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th beginning at 4pm
Details | Grab your loved ones and head straight to Fired Pie this Valentine’s Day! In honor of the most romantic days of the year, Fired Pie will be offering something sweet to couples & families who dine-in. Fired Pie will be offering a free dessert for your Valentine with the purchase of two pizzas or salads & beverages. This deal is valid for dine-in customers only.
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | None required

Flower Child

Flower Child

Photo Credit | Foz Restaurant Concepts

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Treat your date to a special night in by picking up Flower Child to go! On Valentine’s Day only, the restaurant will be offering a $30 carry-out meal for two including your choice of two proteins and three shareable sides. The perfect meal for two will also be accompanied by a freshly-juiced raspberry pomegranate bellini mix; enjoy as a healthy, flavorful mocktail… or add champagne! To satisfy your dessert craving, the meal also comes with handmade vegan and gluten-free dark chocolate truffles.
Cost | $30
Reservations | None required

North Italia

North Italia Branzino

Photo Credit | Fox Restaurant Concepts

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 4pm until 10pm
Details | 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 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. Nothing makes the night better than ending it with something sweet like Salted Caramel Budino, Ricotta Panna Cotta or a classic Tiramisu.
Cost | $55
Reservations | Online

Pita Jungle
Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This Valentine’s Day, Pita Jungle is celebrating all the third wheels out there by offering their signature Hummus Trio for only $3 all day. Couples and their lonely friends can enjoy this special deal featuring Pita Jungle’s signature Original Hummus, Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus and the Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus. Three is better than one, right? This deal is valid on Wednesday, February 14 only at select locations from open to close. (Note: Anyone can take advantage of this deal, not just third wheels – you just have to mention it.)
Cost | $3 for the hummus trio
strong>Reservations | None required

Sauce Pizza & Wine

Sauce Pizza & Wine

Photo Credit | Fox Restaurant Concepts

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Show some love with a 2 for $22 date night at Sauce. Celebrate the season of love with a date or a friend and enjoy a pizza ($11 or less), one of Sauce’s many hand-tossed salads ($9 or less) and two glasses of wine ($7 or less). If you’re not in the mood for pizza, you can substitute any entrée ($9 or less) or beverage ($7 or less.)
Cost | $22 for two
Reservations | Not required

Scramble – A Breakfast & Lunch Joint
Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | Scramble will feature Valentine’s Day specials at their Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. Valentine’s Day specials include Scramble’s Double Chocolate Strawberry French Toast featuring hand cut French baguette slices dipped in vanilla custard topped with fresh strawberries, a white and milk chocolate syrup drizzle, and powdered sugar served with Schreiner’s sausage patties for $9.89. Also featured that day is Scramble’s Cupid’s Arrow Café Latte featuring Ghirardelli dark and white chocolate syrup for $4.89.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | None required

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant and Tomaso’s When in Rome
Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th from 5pm until 10pm
Details | Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant and Tomaso’s When in Rome will be serving dinner from 5 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).
Cost | Varies based on selection
Reservations | 602.956.0836 for Tomaso’s and 480.404.6085 for Tomaso’s When in Rome

True Food Kitchen
Where | Multiple locations
When | Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 18th
Details | Whether you plan to spend Valentine’s Day with your true love or your true friend, True Food Kitchen is making this year’s holiday a memorable one by offering an exclusive Valentine-themed beverage menu.  Sip with someone special and enjoy a selection of carefully crafted cocktails including: Hot in the Dark, with lime, organic tequila, jalapeño, and pomegranate; War of the Roses, with rose petal, lime, pomegranate-infused vodka, and prosecco; Melts My Heart, with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari ice cubes; and, Matcha Made in Heaven featuring vodka, lemon, and matcha. In addition to the cocktails, the menu features Red Moon, a non-alcoholic drink with grapefruit, yuzu and honey. For the wine drinkers, the menu includes three featured selections.
So that you can enjoy one of these Valentine’s beverages (or two) with ease, True Food Kitchen has partnered with Lyft to get you safely to and from their restaurants! From Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18, existing Lyft users can enter code TRUELOVE to receive 25% off rides to/from True Food Kitchen Biltmore Fashion Park & Scottsdale Quarter. New users can also redeem up to $20 in Lyft Credits with True Food Kitchen by using code TRUEFOOD.
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | Not required for dinner, but is required for Lyft services

Venezia's Heart-Pizza-Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th
Details | This year, forget the chocolates. Venezia’s is taking Valentine’s Day to a new level with a pizza that’s got a lot of heart. For one day only, you can get a heart-shaped pizza at all five Venezia’s locations, to show your one true love how much you truly care. A Large 14″ Cheese Heart-Shaped Pizza is $13.69. Add your favorite toppings for $1.69/each. This adorably cheesy pie is only available on Valentine’s Day. Stop by on the 14th, or call today to reserve yours! The heart-shaped pizza is not available to order online.
Cost | Starting at $13.69
Reservations | None required, but you can call your local Venezia’s to order.

Where | Multiple locations
When | Wednesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 17th
Details | Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day four-course prix fixe menu for two. Couples can enjoy their choice o chicken tortilla soup or a small Z or Caesar salad to start. Appetizer options include artichoke crab dip, shrimp tostada bites or their sweet and spicy shrimp pork dumplings. For an entrée guests can opt from miso salmon, strawberry and walnut salad, stuffed chicken relleno or Tejas asada. For dessert you’re able to share ancho pie, strawberry cheesecake or apple cobbler.
Cost | $49 per couple, add $20 for a bottle of wine
Reservations | None required

Make sure to check back as I will be adding events as I hear about them. Share with your love or your friends to help make your plans a little easier or maybe to drop a hint or two.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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