Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials to Fill Your Heart (and Your Stomach)

From prix-fixe plates to sweet treats, the dining scene has you and your loved ones covered.

Time is running short, it seems, and February 14 will be here to set our hearts aglow before we know it. But not to fret. Our master list of Valentine’s Day dining deals is here to help you take the stress out of your planning. Whether you’ll be spending the occasion with your besties or beside your other half, you’re sure to find a fit to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.

Alma Cocina Latina: Visit this North Charles Street mainstay for a tropical-inspired take on Valentine’s Day. Sip on wine as you fill up on Venezuelan favorites (think the likes of tostones playeros and red snapper ceviche). $75 per person.

BLK Swan: Make reservations here to score a four-course feast at this Harbor East lounge, complete with plates curated by executive chef Saon Brice. All evening long, relax as you take in soothing saxophone sounds and sip house cocktails with the apple of your eye. $165 per person.

Citron: This spacious and inviting Greenspring go-to has a four-course prix-fixe spread in store for lovebirds. Roasted delicata squash with wild rice and sweet luxardo cherry cheesecake are among the menu’s highlights. $86 per person.

Codetta Bakeshop: Let’s be real. A box of goodies from this celebrated Light Street spot is sure to help you win the heart of anyone who has a pulse. To help you out, find everything from red velvet raspberry cupcakes to strawberry cheesecake slices.

Cosima: For Valentine’s Day, the swanky Sicilian spot on Falls Road will boast a special prix-fixe menu. Highlights from the three-course feast include prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with red wine figs, grilled filet mignon alongside garlic butter-sauteed shrimp, and chocolate-dipped “Cannoli Al Cosima.” $95 per person.

Dutch Courage: In honor of the holiday, this Old Goucher bar is dishing out a three-course meal complete with cocktail pairings, of course. In keeping with the color theme, slurp festive pink moon oysters before digging into entrees such as lobster pierogies, smoked strip steak, and vegan campanelle.

Gunther & Co.: A love-inspired, four-course tasting menu at this Brewer’s Hill establishment includes temptations such as salt-and-pepper shrimp with wine sauce and Maine lobster risotto with a grapefruit beurre blanc. To end the meal on a sweet note, look out for a pink rose water cream puff filled with strawberry ice cream and whipped mascarpone. Starting at $125 per person.

Iron Bridge Wine Company: If you’re looking to treat the oenophile in your life, take a drive to this Columbia mainstay to enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu with amorous offerings by chef Corey Laub. Of course, there will be plenty of vino pairings available to round out the memorable meal. $90 per person. 

The Lunchbox Lady: True to form, chef Craig Falk’s gourmet pop-up shop is set to dish out boxed-up fare to munch on with your lover. One package yields two portions each of cream of crab soup, roasted carrots, tender steak, and mini pecan pie tarts. For an additional $10, go all out when you grab a pint of ice cream from The Charmery Factory. $75 per person. 

Magdelena: This posh bistro at The Ivy Hotel in Mt. Vernon will be serving up a three-course meal for you and your beloved. Delight in fresh-cut tagliatelle pasta, Mystic Oysters on the half shell, and banana chocolate entremet. $150 per person.

One Eleven Main: No matter when you’re planning on celebrating, this Bel Air neighborhood spot has got you covered. Not only will the restaurant be offering Valentine’s Day dinner service on Feb. 14, but it will also offer a Sunday Sweethearts Dinner on Feb. 13 from 4:30-8 p.m. Settle in to enjoy farm-to-table favorites such as baked oysters, seafood cajun pasta, braised beef short ribs, and seared sea scallops with butternut squash puree.

Rec Pier Chop House: With a range of a la carte indulgences, this chandelier and brick-emblazoned Fells Point steakhouse inside the Sagamore Pendry is here to help you set the Valentine’s Day mood. Look out for everything from winter truffle-topped fluke crudo and roasted duck breast to a wholesome sweet potato agnolotti.

Topside: Complete with scenic city views and gourmet grub, this rooftop bar and restaurant inside Mt. Vernon’s Hotel Revival is the perfect place to treat your date. Dishes to look out for include mushroom soup with chili oil, creamy squid ink pasta topped with scallops and prosciutto, and dark chocolate mousse.

The Urban Oyster: Thanks to this female-fronted pop-up fixture, you can treat that special someone to a fancy meal without leaving the comforts of your home. Treat your tastebuds to a veggie-loaded fried lobster curry, mini cheeseburger egg rolls, and a rich French toast bread pudding topped with bourbon caramel.