From an amuse-bouche to the sweet finale, we've compiled some of the area's best dining-out deals and options for Valentine's Day 2016 in Broward and Palm Beach:
Palm Beach County Valentine's Day Dinners
Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Call 561-540-6440, or visit tidelineresort.com.
For Valentine's Day, Brandon's — the main restaurant at the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach — will be offering a variety of special menu items reserved exclusively for this holiday weekend. Available from Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 14, Brandon's three-course prix fixe Valentine's menu showcases items such as beet-cured salmon, grilled bronzini, white truffle pappardelle, and warm almond pound cake. The cost is $70 per person.
4580 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-622-3222, or visit ProseccoCafe.com.
Lovers looking for a Valentine's Day hot spot that's both romantic and off the beaten path will find themselves in good company at Prosecco Café. Executive chef Dwayne Bell has created a special four-course "Cupid's Duet" menu designed to fulfill every gastronomic desire. That means choices from start to finish that include lobster bisque, salmon rigatoni, and six-hour braised short rib. Desserts are meant for sharing this night, including a Dolce Passione Cioccolato (white chocolate passion fruit cheesecake with ginger cracker crust). The price is $39.95 per person. Reservations are recommended. The Valentine's Day dinner menu is available 5 to 10 p.m.
Pistache French Bistro
101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5090, or visit pistachewpb.com.
Whether you're celebrating love or celebrating your love for the single life, Pistache French Bistro has something in store for you this Valentine's Day. Sensual Parisian décor, aphrodisiac-inspired dishes, cocktails, and a kissing booth make this the place to fall in love this holiday. On Sunday, February 14, Pistache will offer a three-course Valentine's Day brunch menu with a complimentary mimosa, bellini, or bloody mary, priced at $50 per person, as well as a three-course special dinner menu for S75 per person. Dishes include a salmon tartare with cilantro, avocado mousse, grapefruit, ginger oil, pickled shiitake, lemon aioli, and brioche croutons; zucchini blossom beignets with bay scallops, Boursin, tomato compote, and pesto; Burgundy escargots in lemon garlic butter; and moules frites, Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in white wine-garlic-shallot broth and served with pommes frites. And for dessert, good luck deciding between the brioche bread pudding with rum, raisins served with crème anglaise, or dark chocolate ganache cake with raspberry coulis.
191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach. Call 561-354-9800 or visit opentable.com.
Meat Market, Lincoln Road’s sizzling hot steakhouse with a second location in Palm Beach, is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with some special touches, including a rose giveaway for the ladies as they walk through the door and MM chocolates for couples at their end of their meal. The restaurant will be offering their regular lunch and dinner menu save for a few romantic additions, such as "His & Hers" specialty cocktails and Lanson Pink Rose Champagne to mark the occasion. Lunch ends at 3:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m.
2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Call 561-227-3511, or visit emkopb.com.
At Emko in West Palm Beach, you can celebrate Valentine's Day all day long with a special V-Day-themed brunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., or dinner menu prepared just for the holiday served from 5 to 10 p.m. Start the day with specialty cocktails like the Sienna, a combination of rye, cognac, china-china orange liqueur, and vermouth. Pair that with a cheese board, golden beet soup, or lemon ricotta pancakes. Come the evening, a four-course meal begins with an oyster shooter, followed by two light courses featuring Swank Farms produce. A third course highlights rabbit thigh and saddle with braised fennel, pumpkin puree, and hedgehog mushrooms; or halibut with zucchini fritters. Top it off with dessert made by the in-house pastry chef, a Valrhona dark chocolate cake with strawberry inclusion, lavender dark chocolate mousse, and bubble sugar garnish topped with salted chocolate sauce.
125 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-623-0822, or visit avocadogrillwpb.com.
Forget dinner. How about brunch? On Valentine's Day, you can enjoy farm-to-table fare at Avocado Grill's award-winning Sunday brunch featuring special Valentine's Day-themed offerings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning at 4:30 p.m, guests can enjoy a prix fixe menu for $59 each. Served until 10 p.m., these culinary creations include a complimentary glass of champagne. At the end, indulge and share the restaurant's "Passionate Embrace" (the edible kind) over any dessert from Avocado Grill's extensive list, including a ginger lime créme brulee; nutella avocado mousse with espresso whipped cream and carmelized hazelnuts; passion fruit tiramisu; cinnamon white chocolate bread pudding with pina colada sauce, peanut butter chocolate macadamia brownie; or fresh berries and whipped cream. Reservations are recommended through OpenTable.com.
Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar
213 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-651-1075, or visit GreaseWPB.com.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. How about "The $75-Set-Menu Day" instead? For those hoping to spend less this year and still enjoy a night out, visit Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey Bar on Clematis Street. The entire menu will be offered a la carte along with a delicious Brie Mine Burger, a 10 oz. Brie-stuffed burger topped with homemade apple walnut chutney. For dessert, dive into a mammoth slice of double-stacked chocolate cake. Grease also features a huge craft beer list with over 130 selections by the bottle and on tap, more than 110 whiskeys and bourbons including their own house-made whiskey, and a craft cocktail menu. A la carte menu. No reservations needed.
3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-544-3044, or visit rapoportsrg.com
In honor of the premiere showing of "How to Be Single," featuring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson, Bogart's — the American restaurant above the Cinemark theater in Boca Raton — will be hosting a special (and non-mushy) Cupid Is Stupid event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the building's south banquet room for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. For $15 per person, you'll receive passed appetizers and one specialty cocktail or wine. Additional drinks will be on special for $6 each. The specialty cocktail, the Love-ito, is a spin on the traditional mojito featuring Don Q rum and Bols pomegranate liqueur. To register for the event, visit cinemark.com.
5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Call 561-235-5819, or visit Facebook.com/tap42boca.
If you love beer as much as you love your sweetheart, Tap 42 is hosting a three-course Valentine's Day beer dinner at its Boca Raton location in the Town Center. Starting at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy a special meal that includes butternut squash risotto and scallops paired with Three Fates; a surf and turf dish paired with Parade of Souls; and a milk chocolate parfait for two paid with a cherry chocolate quad. The dinner is $55 per person. Guests can also enjoy the food menu or beer menu separately ($40 per person for food only, or $15 per person for beer only).
Tanzy at iPic
301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-922-6699, or visit ipictheaters.com.
Stimulate more than your appetite this Valentine's Day with Tanzy's special Lovers' Senses Valentine's Menu, a 6-course aphrodisiac experience for $69 per person (plus optional à la carte beverage pairings). Dishes include amplified oyster shooters, an artisanal cheese and charcuterie board, and the Sea & Land grilled Angus filet mignon and Gulf shrimp. Top it off with chef Sherry Yard’s blood orange chocolate tart, a sensual dark chocolate tart with praline crunch, candied hazelnuts, blood orange gastrique, and chocolate sauce, available a la carte for $9 (or paired with a glass of La Marca prosecco for $12) available from February 12 until February 14.
The Little Chalet
485 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Call 561-325-8000, or visit thelittlechalet.com.
The Little Chalet, Boca Raton’s new prime steak and fondue haus, is extending Valentine’s Day to a week-long celebration. From February 7th until 11th The Little Chalet is offering couples a sweat deal to receive one complimentary petite dessert fondue for two. Return back on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one in The Little Chalet’s enchanting atmosphere. Reserve your table online.
City Oyster & Sushi Bar
213 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-272-0220, or visit cityoysterdelray.com.
Single? Looking to mingle? Or just that couple that doesn't need anything super cheesy or sappy romantic? Then check out City Oyster & Sushi Bar in Delray Beach, one of the few restaurants inviting guests to indulge in a special dinner for two (or a night out with friends) on Valentine's Day. Start your culinary journey with the Double Dragon roll featuring shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, seaweed salad, and cucumber, topped with half avocado and half tuna, eel sauce, and spicy mayo. Then dive into main courses from executive chef Dennis Teixeira including a pasta bolognese made with beef, pork and veal, baked al forno with fresh mozzarella, and the Moroccan spiced grouper with cous cous veggie salad made with pine nuts, raisins, Sicilian olives, and salsa verde. End the night with a homemade dessert — including the restaurant's famous pies and bread pudding — from pastry chef Nico Jambetakis.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
700 South Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-366-0071, citycellarwpb.com.
Cozy up to your sweetie at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill this Valentine's Day executive chef Kevin Darr will be serving his a la carte menu along with a variety of delicious specials including Grilled Wagyu NY Strip, lobster risotto, organic mache, roasted shallot agro dolce, Pan Seared Halibut, butternut squash puree, sautéed Chinese broccoli, pistachio beurre blanc and Housemade Fresh Sweet Corn Gnocchi, cellar bacon, rock shrimp, local heirloom tomatoes, opal basil ($30). General Manager Michael "Iggy" Ignatowicz will also be on hand offering pairing suggestions from the restaurant’s award-winning wine list with more than 400 wines by the bottle, half bottle, glass and flight, including some great values. Reservations recommended.
3800 N Ocean Drive, Singer Island. Call 561-340-1795, or visit opentable.com.
The signature oceanfront restaurant at the award-winning Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa will host an Evening of Romance this Valentine’s Day. Priced at $95 per person, guests will enjoy a four-course dinner menu including an amuse bouche of Goat Cheese Croquette with raspberry coulis. First course selections include Chilled Lobster Cocktail with tarragon aioli, tomato jam
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