Not in the mood to cook for Valentine’s Day this year? No problem! Here’s a list of places you can dine at or order to-go on the 14th in Houston. Be sure to make reservations and call ahead!
Artisans Restaurant – 3201 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77006; 713.529.9111
Opt for something a little French this year at Artisans. The elegant seven-course dinner is guaranteed not to disappoint. For just $140 per person, enjoy a relaxing evening with dishes like smoked corn and leek chowder, beef Wellington and a Neapolitan mousse cake. Book your reservations ahead of time to dine from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant – 1814 Washington Ave., Houston, RSVP: 713.862.1814; Orders: 832.767.4828
Celebrate your valentine at B&B Butchers with their regular menu, as well as a few special touches (like preordered flower arrangements for your table—starting at $85). Or, skip the crowds entirely and order their three-course Valentine’s Day meal-to-go for $130 complete with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Choose your appetizer, like lobster bisque and B&B meatballs, entrées such as filet mignon and, of course, desserts. These options are available on Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16, with 48-hour notice so you have all weekend to wine and dine your loved one in the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home.
Caracol – 2200 Post Oak Blvd. #160; 713-622-9996
Enjoy the authentic seafood dishes from the six coastal regions of Mexico, and more at one of Houston’s best seafood restaurants for Valentine’s week! On February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16 guests can dine on a special Valentine’s menu with dishes like wood-roasted Gulf oysters and slow-roasted pork shank for $110 per couple. On Valentine’s night (February 14), there will be a special four-course menu for $85 per person including selection like seared yellowfin tuna and fire-roasted lobster. Dine-in guests can also enjoy live music by Ikaru on Valentine’s night.
Masraff’s – 1753 Post Oak Blvd, 713.355.1975
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones at Masraff’s! Savor selections like the colossal Crab Cakes or sizzling Ribeyes. They will be open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Website, 713.355.1975
Backstreet Cafe- 1103 S Shepherd Dr., Houston; 713.521.2239
Backstreet Cafe is one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants, with its lovely al fresco patios, cozy fireplaces, and intimate tables. Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special couple’s menu for Valentine’s week on the nights of February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 for $110 per couple and a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 at $79 per person. There will be live jazz by the Bob Chadwick Trio on Valentine’s night. Enjoy Backstreet’s full bar and award-winning wine list. Reservations are required, so give them a call to set up yours!
Etoile Cuisine et Bar – 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd.; 832-668-5808
Who knows romance more than the French? Join Etoile for an evening of amour and a special four-course prix fixe menu for $78 per person. The menu will be available on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 and will feature options like yellowfin tuna tartar, winter vegetable risotto with black truffles, and optional wine pairings available for $28 per person. Reservations are required, so give them a call to set up yours!
Jonathan’s The Rub The Original – 9061 Gaylord Street (77024); 713-465-8200; Memorial Green, 12505 Memorial Dr., Suite 140 (77024); 713-808-9291
Jonathan’s The Rub will be offering several specials and a Valentine’s dinner for two in addition to their regular menu, at both locations. The Valentine’s dinner for two allows guests a choice of one side and two jumbo chocolate-covered strawberries to go along with entrées like surf-and-turf with two 6 oz. filet mignons, two 5 oz. seafood-stuffed lobster tails served with garlic scampi for $82 per couple, and the Chateaubriand and shrimp with an 18 oz. center-cut prime beef tenderloin and 4 butterflied and fried jumbo shrimp with Louisiana remoulade for $72 per couple.
Hugo’s – 1600 Westheimer @ Mandell; 713-524-7744
Feliz dia de San Valentin! Hugo’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long with their special couple’s menu on the nights of February 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16 for $110 per couple. Couples can dine on dishes like crispy potato tacos and pan-seared scallops. On Valentines Day, Feb 14, enjoy a special menu for $79 per person with selections like crispy shrimp turnovers and wood-grilled lamb chops and live music by Viento just for the evening.
Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen – 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842
With two locations in Houston, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen is the city’s home for amazing enchiladas and other Tex-Mex favorites. For Valentine’s Day, Sylvia’s will be offering a parrillada special for two which includes a half-pound of chicken and beef fajitas, two grilled quail, and four jumbo shrimp, served with rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortillas, plus one chocolate tres leches to share for only $48.95.
Third Coast – 6550 Bertner, at the corner of Moursund, in the John P. McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons ~ 6th floor; 713/749-0400
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at one of Houston’s most unique, beautiful restaurant settings. Third Coast is perched atop a six-story waterfall in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. On Valentine’s Day, chef Jon Buchanan will offer a three-course lunch menu along with their regular menu, and a special Valentine’s menu during dinner. The special menu features courses like a jumbo lump crab cake, pan-seared snapper, and berries and Champagne sabayon.
The Health Museum’s Love Bugs & Love Bites – 1515 Hermann Dr., Tickets
Looking for something a little different this Valentine’s Day? Join The Health Museum for a three-course meal from chef David Cordua that mixes delicious cuisine, great ambiance, and one of the most sustainable proteins on the planet – crickets! With their Love Bugs & Love Bites Valentine’s Feast Fit for Foodies, they’re offering something for everyone from foodies and wine-lovers to those looking for something a little more on the adventurous side. For $59 per person ($75 with optional wine pairing), each course will feature cricket and non-cricket options, so you can decide just how adventurous you want to be. Guests will be able to make this event their own – whether that’s coming for date night, Galentine’s day, guys night out, or whatever suits their needs best. Cocktail hour will be available from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. and seating will take place from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
KUU – 947 Gessner Rd., Site A180, Houston, TX 77024; 713-461-1688
This Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to elegant edible art at KUU. Enjoy the freshest cuts of sashimi and the extensive wine list along with handcrafted cocktails from chef Adison Lee who got his start under the tutelage of master chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The modern Japanese restaurant will be offering its whole menu for lunch and dinner accompanied by live music for the special day.
Peli Peli – multiple locations
Just for Valentine’s weekend (February 14 and 15) Peli Peli, Houston’s top South African restaurant, will be featuring all of their most popular dishes as well as Valentine’s specials from chef Ryan Stewart. Dine on their delicious options which include lobster thermidor, lobster mac & cheese, and Parmesan-crusted sea bass.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston and Quattro Restaurant – 1300 Lamar St., Houston, (713) 276-4700
Treat your sweetie to a memorable evening with a special four-course prix-fixe dinner available February 14 and 15 at Quattro Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. This Valentine’s menu features selections like caviar, sesame-crusted ahi salad, and wagyu beef tenderloin for $170 per couple. Plus, guests can add a bottle of Moët Impérial Champagne for $80. Quattro has started offering dinner-for-two menu items that feature several beloved classics prepared at your table for an elevated dining experience. Guests can choose between the decadent wild mushroom risotto, an impressive Tomahawk steak, and Quattro’s signature tiramisu – all prepared at your table with Four Seasons’ legendary service.
Emmaline; 3210 W Dallas St., OpenTable
Fall in love with Emmaline this Valentine’s Day with four delicious courses and a glass of bubbly for $75 per person. Dine on courses like a meat and cheese board, cacio e pepe and filet and frites. Just for the day, add a romantic floral arrangement to your dinner reservation with lush, seasonal florals delivered to your table by Petals and Palette Design Co. for $75 (floral orders must be placed with Lisa Composto at 832-215-1599 by 2/11).
a’Bouzy – 2300 Westheimer Rd.; 713.722.6899
Treat your loved one to a candlelit dinner and romance with Ruinart at a’Bouzy this Valentine’s Day. Impress your Valentine with specially priced bottles of Ruinart blanc de blancs Champagne ($69) and Ruinart brut rosé ($79). The restaurant will be serving its regular dinner menu of seasonal seafood, salads, gorgeous greens, prime meats, and a large raw bar, including dishes from the new winter menu.
Chama Gaucha – 5865 Westheimer Rd.; 713.244.9500
Grab your amor and spend Valentine’s Day at Houston classic, Chama Gaucha. In honor of the day of love, on February 14 Chama Gaucha is offering lunch for $44.95 per person, which includes the all-you-can-eat salad bar, all-you-can-eat meat, and one dessert per couple. For dinner, guests can enjoy the same offerings for $64.95 per person. Guests can savor options like the famous pão de queijo (aka Brazilian cheese bread), selections from the expansive salad bar, a variety of the finest cuts of meat, including the house specialty picanha, and top things off with a sweet treat from the dessert menu.