38 Valentine’s Day Specials From Restaurants All Around the Twin Cities Metro

“Love is finding one person infinitely fascinating” – Sofia Kinsella

“Food and a lot of wine help” – Eating Minnesota

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we a) love and miss our restaurants immensely and b) after a few lockdowns with our significant other, we NEED a romantic evening.

Whether it feels like cupid is drunk and forgot about you, or you have fallen in love with your other half all over again, or you would just like a decent dinner to absorb the amount of wine you will be drinking Valentine’s Day weekend – these restaurants got you covered.

Check out our list of 38 restaurants all around the Twin Cities serving up fantastic meals – dine-in, pick-up, take and bakes – they got it all!


Stillwater

Domacin Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Wine Shop

102 South Second Street • 651-439-1352

Valentine’s Day Four-Course Dinner – Dine-in or Takeout

*wine pairing available

Course 1 – Choice of Scallops or Arancini

Course 2 – Choice of Potato-Leek Soup or Mixed Green Salad

Course 3 – Choice of Osso Bucco or Lobster Risotto

Course 4 – Salted Caramel Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Torte

MatchStick Restaurant and Spirits

232 N. Main Street • 651-571-0111

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Pork Chops and Crab Leg Specials

The Lowell Inn

102 Second Street N. • 651-439-1100

Valentine’s Day Three-Course Dinner

Course 1 – Choice of Shrimp Cocktail, Garden Salad, Roasted Red Pepper Bisque or Lowell Inn Creamy Mushroom, Caesar Salad, Roasted Beet Salad

Course 2 – Choice of Almond Panko Crusted Walleye, Vegetable Napolean, Surf & Turf, Coq Au Vin,  or Steak Diane

Course 3 – Choice of Chocolate Torte, New York Cheesecake, Caramel Praline Bread Pudding, Crème Brulee, or Grape Downshire

Feller Restaurant

402 South Main Street • 651-571-3501

Valentine’s Day Four-Course Dinner

Course 1 – Choice of Bison Tartare, Crudo, or Truffled Panna Cotta

Course 2 – Choice of Panzanella, Porcini Gnocchi, or Lobster Bisque

Course 3 – Choice of Bison Tenderloin, Pheasant Ballotine, Halibut, or Vegetarian Entrée

Course 4 – Salted Caramel Dacquoise or Chestnut Butterscotch Budino

Wine at Domacin | Photo provided by the author

Cooks of Crocus Hill

324 Main Street South • 651-351-1144

Date Night in Stillwater: Cupid in the Kitchen

Create a gourmet dinner with your significant other.

On the menu: Crab Cakes with Herbed Aioli and Spring Greens; New York Strip Steaks with a Mushroom Cream Sauce; Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes.

The Velveteen Speakeasy

Valentine’s Day Three-Course Dinner

TBD – Their menu is almost complete. Check out their Facebook Page or Instagram for updates.


Bayport

Manger

320 5th Avenue North • 651-324-9313

Valentine’s Day Three-Course Dinner

*wine pairing available

First Course – Seafood Platter for Two

Second Course – Wood-fired Wagyu Tomahawk Steak for Two

Third Course – Ho Ho for Two


Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo Inn

3442 Lake Elmo Avenue • 651-777-8495

Valentine’s Day Meal Inn a Box for 2

Box includes: Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Tail, Braised Short Ribs and Gorgonzola Polenta, Roasted Beet Salad, Grilled Asparagus, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Baguette and Butter, and Mini Raspberry Chocolate Torte.


White Bear Lake

Brickhouse Food and Drink

4746 Washington Square • 651-528-6958

Valentine’s Day Ala Carte Menu

Appetizers: Minnesota Butchers’ Board, Roasted Cauliflower, Pig Pen, Crab Cakes, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Sticky Ribs

Soup & Salad: House Special Salad, Grilled Caesar Salad, Crispy Apple Kohlrabi Salad, Beet and Tandoori Yogurt, Roasted Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup, Lobster Bisque

Entrées: Red Curry Lentils with Naan, Sizzling Rice with Brickhouse Chicken, Sticky Ribs, Shrimp Carbonara, Chilean Sea Bass, Cracker Crusted Walleye, Cedar Plank Salmon, Beef Short Ribs, Filet Mignon, Oscar Royale Filet, Ribeye

Sides: Hash Browns, BH Style Hash Browns, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Lobster Mashed Potatoes

Acqua Restaurant & Bar

4453 Lake Ave South • 651-407-7317

Valentine’s Day Three-Course Tasting Menu

First Course – Choice of Matchstick Apple, Cheese and Chive Salad, Soup of the Day, Classic Caesar, Mixed Greens Salad, or Roasted Beet Salad 

Second Course – Choice of Braised Pork Shank, Roasted Chicken, Tiger Shrimp Scampi Chicken Piccata, Ragu alla Bolognese, Seared Salmon, Shrimp Puttanesca, or Panko Encrusted Fresh Walleye 

Third Course – Choice of Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Soufflé Cake, or Butterscotch Budino


Roseville

Baldamar

1642 County Road B2 W • 651-796-0040

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner

Starter: Whiskey Smith Scallops

Entrée: Choice of Bone-in Ribeye, Prime Filet, or The Love Boat

Sides: Legume au Vin or I love Potatoes

Dessert: Boule de Chocolat


St. Paul

Grand Catch

1672 Grand Ave • 651-348-8541

Valentine’s Day Take-Home Boil Kits

Boil Kits Include: Two lobster tails, two snow crabs clusters, ½ lb. Argentinean Red Shrimp, ½ lb. peeled shrimp, four potatoes, four sweet corn pieces, choice of sauce, boil spices, and cooking instructions.

Saint Dinette

261 5th Street East • 651-800-1415

Valentine’s Day Dinner – Pick-up Only

Entrée – Choose one (serves two) – Brochettes: skirt steak, vadouvan, eggplant or Lumache pasta with escargot, mâitre d’hôtel butter butter, breadcrumbs

Side – Choose one (serves two) – Grilled Carrots or Grilled Cauliflower

Dessert – choose one (serves two) – Marjolaine or Pot de Cheesecake

Holman’s Table

644 Bayfield Street • 612-800-4298

Four-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

First Course – Pheasant Rosemary Pate

Second Course – Lobster Bisque

Third Course – Beef Wellington or Salmon with Crawfish Relish. Served with Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes

Fourth Course – Honey Panna Cotta and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Union Hmong Kitchen

693 Raymond Avenue • 612-431-5285

Valentine’s Weekend 2021 Heat-at-Home Dinner

Heat-it-yourself meal includes: Smoked Trout, NY Strip Steak, Khao Soi, Potluck Salad, String Beans, Carrots, Sticky Rice, Thai Tea Pavlova, and Strawberry Passionfruit Night-Mosa’s.

Union Hmong Kitchen – Photo by Lauren Cutshall

The Buttered Tin

237 7th Street East • 651- 224-2300

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert for Two Take-Home Feast

Take-Home Feast includes: Creamy Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Hot Bacon Mustard Brussel Sprouts, Dinner Rolls, Chocolate Flourless Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, 2 Roses

Estelle

1806 St. Clair Avenue • 651-330-9648

Valentines’ Day Brunch for Two, Takeout Meal

Takeout meal includes: Tortilla Espanola, Patatas Bravas, Spinach Salad, Pork Belly, Orange Ricotta Zeppole, Mimosa Kit

DeGidio’s Bar & Restaurant

425 7th Street West • 651- 291-7105

TBD – They will becoming out with their menu next week, check our their Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

2325 Endicott Street • 651-340-5793

Three-Course Valentine’s Day Celebration Menu for Two – Pick-up Only

First Course – Winter Citrus, Arugula, and Fennel Salad

Second Course – Baked Alfredo Pasta, Nestled Chicken

Third Course – Petite De-Lovely Brownies

Cooks of Crocus Hill

877 Grand Avenue • 651-228-1333

Love Birds Who Lunch

Cook up something special with your sweetie.

Menu: Seared Scallops in a White Wine Sauce; Creamy Rose Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes; Chocolate Crepes with a Strawberry Compote and Freshly Whipped Cream; Prosecco Toast. 


Minneapolis

Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub

2716 E 38th Street • 612-208-1450

Valentine’s Day a la Carte – Pick-up Only

Menu includes: Chicken Roulade, Steak and Béarnaise, Smoke Beet Salad, Roasted Root Vegetables, Risotto Fritters, and Personal Cakes.

Umbra

708 S. 3rd Street • 612-540-7323

Valentine’s Day Dinner Three-Course Meal – Dine-in or Takeout

First Course – Choice of Ceviche, Beef Tartare, or Shrimp Cocktail

Second Course – Choice of House or Caesar Salad

Third Course – Choice of Filet and Lobster or Twin Tails

Dessert – Chocolate Lava Cake and Strawberries

And a split of Francois Montand Champagne

Broders Cucina Italiana

2308 W 50th Street • 612-925-3113

Valentine’s Take & Make Dinner for 2

Dinner includes: One Rosemary Focaccia, one Large Mixed Salad, choice of Saffron Risotto or Potato Gnocchi, and choice of Chocolate Amarena Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Bestia Nera, or Strawberry Rhubarb Bars.

Stella’s Fish Café

1400 W. Lake Street • 612-824-8862

The Ultimate 3-Course Valentine’s Seafood Dinner

First Course – Choice of Champagne Mussels, Half Dozen Oysters, Oyster Rockefeller, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Twin Cities Sushi Roll, Fresh Fried Calamari, Coconut Shrimp

Second Course – Served Family Style – Two Lobster Tails, two Red King Crab Legs, two Jumbo Shrimp, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus. Add a New York Strip Steak at an additional cost

Third Course – Choice of Red Velvet Cake or Warm Brownie Batter

Photo provided by Stella’s Fish Café

St. Genevieve

5003 Bryant Avenue S. • 612-353-4843

Six-Course Valentine’s Dinner – Dine-in or Takeout

Amuse – Beef Broth, Salmon Gravlax

Second Course – Scallop “Aguachile”

Third Course – Charred Turnip

Fourth Course – Dover Sold

Fifth Course – Slow Roasted Lamb Loin

Sixth Course – Cheese Tartlette, Morello Cherry Clafouti

Borough

730 N Washington Avenue • 612-354-3135

Five-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

*wine pairing available

First Course – Mussels & Clams

Second Course – Tarts

Third Course – Pork Shank Ravioli

Fourth Course – Lamb

Fifth Course – Pistachio with White Fig, Vanilla, and Rose

The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

3675 Minnehaha Avenue South • 612-729-3663

Valentine’s Day for Two Date Night Take + Bake

Take + Bake includes: 3 Cheese French Boule, Tomato Bisque, “I Love You Berry Much” Strawberry Salad, “Wild About You” Chicken Marsala, and Tiramisu for Two.

Lakes and Legends Brewing Company

1369 Lasalle Avenue • 612-999-6020

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Four-Course Menu with Craft Beer Pairing

First Course – Seafood Shack – Lobster Bisque, Truffled Shrimp Roll, Old Bay Chips

Beer Pairing – Happy New Beer

Second Course – Roasted Beet Salad

Beer Pairing – St. Gail Raspberry Honey Ale

Third Course – Braised Beef Short Rib

Beer Pairing – Two Ravens Red Ale

Fourth Course – Chocolate Caramel Brownie Banana Bread Pudding

Beer Pairing – Adam Banks Chocolate Stout

Brasa Rotisserie

620 East Hennepin Avenue (pick-up address) • 612-379-3030

Valentine’s Day Take Home Packages for Two

Packages include: Half Signature Rotisserie Chicken, Green Sauce and Creole Sauce, Gumbo Rice with Rock Shrimp, Okra, & Spicy Andouille Sausage, Mixed Green Salad, Chocolate Pudding, and Two Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Petite Leon

3800 Nicollet Avenue • 612-208-1247

Valentine’s Day Take Home Dinner for Two (entirely GF)

Dinner includes: Bermuda Onion Dip with Caviar and Chips, Bitter Green Salad, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Smoked Lamb Shoulder, Chocolate Cake for Two

Cooks of Crocus Hill

210 N 1st Street • 612- 223-8167

Night Out in North Loop: Cupid in the Kitchen

Create a gourmet dinner with your significant other.

On the menu: Crab Cakes with Herbed Aioli and Spring Greens; New York Strip Steaks with a Mushroom Cream Sauce; Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes.


Hopkins

Pub 819

819 Mainstreet • 952-933-1230

Valentine’s Day for Two Date Night Take + Bake

Take + Bake includes: 3 Cheese French Boule, Tomato Bisque, “I Love You Berry Much” Strawberry Salad, “Wild About You” Chicken Marsala, and Tiramisu for Two.


Edina

CoV Restaurant

3155 Galleria • 952 -999-4011

Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner Special for Two

Starter – Choice of Lobster Bisque, Bruschetta, Grilled Oyster, or Simple Salad

Entrée – Choice of 120 Day Butter Aged New York Strip, Crispy Skin Black Cod, Port Braised Lamb Shank

Dessert – Choice of Princess Torte for 2 or Chocolate Mousse for 2

Saint Louis Park

The Block Food & Drink

7007 Walker Street • 952-767-1117

Valentine’s Day for Two Date Night Take + Bake

Take + Bake includes: 3 Cheese French Boule, Tomato Bisque, “I Love You Berry Much” Strawberry Salad, “Wild About You” Chicken Marsala, and Tiramisu for Two.

Photo provided by The Block

Wayzata

CoV Restaurant

700 Lake St. East • 952-473-5253

Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner Special for Two

Starter – Choice of Lobster Bisque, Bruschetta, Waldorf Salad, or Clams Casino

Entrée – Choice of Pan Roast Duck, Seared Pork Tenderloin, or Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail

Dessert – Choice of Princess Torte for 2 or Chocolate Mousse for 2

6Smith Restaurant

294 Grove Lane East • 952-698-7900

Valentine’s Dinner Specials

TBD – 6Smith will be posting their Valentine’s Dinner menu in the next day or two. Check their Facebook Page or Instagram for updates.


Golden Valley

Lat14 Asian Eatery

8815 7th Avenue North • 763-400-7910

Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner

First Course – Appetizer Trio – Sakoo Yut Sai, Chicken Samosa, Shrimp Roll

Second Course – Seasonal Yum Salad

Third Course – Laska

Fourth Course – Choice of Whole Fried Snapper, Steak & Jeow, Thai Basil Duck, or Mushroom Lamb

Fifth Course – Dessert Trio – Thai Teua Creme Brulee, Black Sesame Mochi Cake, Coconut Ice Cream


Robbinsdale

Travail Kitchen and Amusements

4134 Hubbard Avenue North •  763-535-1131

“Just the Two of Us” Take-Home Boxes

Take-home boxes include: Beef Wellington, Prosciutto-layered Pave Potato, King Crab Salad, Curried Deviled Eggs, Red Velvet Chocolate Cake Trifle, Chocolate Covered Nuts, Butterscotch Pancake Mix

Luxury Boxes available – feeds 2-4 people


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