Valentine’s Day Dining 2015

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I say that’s partially true. It should be that the way to any person’s heart is through their stomach and taste buds. If the former adage were true, then why is it that the fellas are under the gun every February 14 to make sure they pick the perfect spot to wine and dine their romantic counterparts?

At Tucson Foodie, we’re providing a community service to our friends who are tasked with procuring plans for a wonderful night out in celebration of their loved ones. We’ve compiled some Valentine’s Day offerings highlights, ranging in price point and cuisine, from around the greater Tucson area. No need to thank us, we are happy to do it so that these couples remain united to enjoy Tucson food together throughout the year.

Acacia

3001 East Skyline Drive
Acacia Dining Room

Acacia Dining Room

They are having two sweetheart nights, February 13th and 14th. Special four course tasting menu for $55 per person/$75 with wine pairing. They will also have a smaller version of their a la carte dinner menu.

Reservations: (520) 232-0101

View Acacia Valentine’s menu

Agustin Kitchen

100 South Avenida del Convento, Ste 200
Vermont Chicken at Agustin Kitchen in Tucson

Vermont Chicken at Agustin Kitchen in Tucson

Five course dinner on Valentine’s Day for $75 per person.

Reservations: (520) 398-5382

View Agustin Kitchen Valentine’s menu

AZuL Restaurant 

Weston La Paloma 3800 E. Sunrise

A decadent five or seven course Valentine’s Day menu, with such offerings as scallop ceviche verde, natural beef tenderloin, roasted lobster, and vanilla guava cheesecake or dulcey chocolate tart. Five-course menu: $74/person; Seven-course menu: $95/person. Go all out with wine pairings for $89/person and $125/person

Reservations: (520) 742-6000

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The Coronet

402 E. 9th St.

Coaster Illustration at The Coronet by Gwenneth Scully

A lovely three course menu for $45 per person featuring many original creations such as Endive Salad, Heartbeet Soup, Pozole, scallops, Tack Room Chocolate Mousse, and much more.

Reservations: (520) 444-2830

View The Coronet Valentine’s menu

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

135 S. 6th Street
Chocolate Cajeta Bombe - Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Bean Mousse, Chocolate Sauce, and Oaxacan Peanut Brittle

Chocolate Cajeta Bombe – Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Bean Mousse, Chocolate Sauce, and Oaxacan Peanut Brittle

A three or four course Valentine’s Day menu. No regular menu, however you can purchase the items from the Valentine’s Day menu a la carte in the bar.

Reservations: (520) 623-7700

View Downtown Kitchen Valentine’s menu

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd

Brunch and 2 for 1 mimosas.

Reservations: (520) 326-9095

View more Ghini’s info

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

5845 N. Oracle Rd

Menu for two includes:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Wilted Kale Salad
  • Chocolate Decadence Dessert
  • Two Glasses of Stellina di Notte Proseco

Reservations: (520) 408-9000

View more info at gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com

Gringo Grill + Cantina

5900 N. Oracle

Check out the Chef John Hohn, newest Iron Chef of Tucson with three courses for $35 per person. Includes:

Choice of one shared starter:

  • Raw Oysters with Chorizo Foam
  • Pico-De-Gallo Ensalada – Shaved Beets, Orange Supreme, Cucumber, Pineapple, Queso Fresco

One entree per person:

  • Chili Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Lobster Hollandaise, Jalapeno Polenta
  • Airline Chicken, Light Mole, Sweet potato Gnocchi
  • Red Chili Glazed Shrimp, Green Chili Tamale

Shared Dessert:

Ibarra Chocolate Fondue – House Made Pecan Churros, Vanilla Gelato, Cinnamon Sugar Nachos, Berries

Reservations: (520) 887-3777

Visit gringogrilltucson.com

Jonathan’s Cork

6320 E. Tanque Verde

Seating at 5-5:30, 7-7:30, 9-9:30. Regular menu plus Valentine’s specials:

  • Surf and Turf (6 oz filet with 5 oz lobster tail) $44.00
  • Sea Bass with a Crab Cream Sauce  $27.50
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed 8 oz Filet  $33.00

All entrees served with House Vegetables and Choice of Starch.

Reservations: (520) 296-1631

View more info at jonathanscork.com

Hamilton Distillers

Try something different this year with three whiskey and chocolate pairings curated by Case Coniglio of Brazen Chocolate. $35 per person.

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Harvest Oro Valley

Dinner includes:

  • 2 glasses of champagne or house wine or tap beer
  • Shared appetizer
  • 2 prime rib dinners (may substitute any entree for prime rib)
  • Shared dessert

Reservations: (520) 731-1100

Email dine@harvestov.com to make a reservation

Kingfisher/Bluefin

2564 E. Grant • 7053 N. Oracle
Oysters at Kingfisher

Oysters at Kingfisher

Valentine’s Day a la carte menus, with lots of tasty seafood options. (you know your girl always wants crab legs and lobster)

Reservations: (520) 323-7739/520-531-8500

View Kingfisher Valentine’s menu

View Bluefin Valentine’s menu

Kon Tiki

4625 E. Broadway Blvd

Dinner for 2 for $65. Features shared signature exotic drink and appetizer, two entrees, and shared dessert. Regular menu also available featuring Polynesian items.

View more info at kontikitucson.com

 

Flying V Bar & Grill

7000 N. Resort Drive

Four courses including tiger prawns, baby kale salad, striped bass, New York strip, and a pink champagne Bavarian dessert.

Reservations: (520) 615-5495

Visit loewshotels.com

Lodge on the Desert

Includes four shared courses plus your very own choice of entrée. Dinner seatings are 5pm – 10 PM; reservations required. $55++ per person. Wine pairings are available for an additional $35 per person

Reservations: (520) 320-2014

View Lodge on The Desert Valentine’s menu

Mama Louisa’s

2041 S. Craycroft Rd.

A three course Lover’s Day menu for $40 a couple, which includes a champagne toast.

Reservations: (520) 790-4702

Visit mamalouisas.com

Maynard’s Kitchen

400 N. Toole.
Maynards Patio in Tucson

Maynards Patio in Tucson

Four courses of pure Maynard’s goodness for $45 per person.

Reservations: (520) 545-0577

View Maynard’s Kitchen Valentine’s menu

McMahon’s Steakhouse

2959 N. Swan Rd.

A four course special menu with lots to choose from.

Reservations: (520) 327-7463

View McMahon’s Valentine’s menu

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline

Three courses for $45 or $55 per person depending upon reservation time (4pm or 5:30pm seatings available).

Reservations: (520) 299-1600

View North Italia Valentine’s menu (PDF)

Nox Kitchen & Cocktails

6370 N. Campbell

Scottish Salmon filet served on a bed of roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash nox

Special menu from 4-6pm. Includes Nox favorites, as well as the following additions:

  • Spinach and Strawberry Salad – Served with candied almonds, butternut squash, queso fresco and poppy seed dressing
  • Arugula and Calamari Salad – Served with parmesan and chipotle raspberry vinaigrette
  • Pan Seared Scottish Salmon – Served skin on, with red beet risotto, asparagus and béchamel
  • Prime Ribeye Frittes – Served with rosemary herbed crispy fries and béarnaise sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto – Served with roasted corn, pesto and white truffle
  • Red Velvet Cake – Served with cream cheese mousse and raspberries

Reservations: (520) 529-5849

View Nox Kitchen & Cocktails Valentine’s menu (PDF)

Old Pueblo Grill

60 N. Alvernon

A four course southwestern inspired menu with many entrée choices.

Reservations: (520) 326-6000

View Old Pueblo Grill Valentine’s menu

Poppy Kitchen

3770 E Sunrise Dr.
Ribeye at Poppy Kitchen in Tucson

Ribeye at Poppy Kitchen in Tucson

Four course dinner; app, salad, entrée and red velvet whoopie pie. They are also featuring some Valentine’s Day entrees and drink specials. $90 for two. (Good with their LOCAL 20 deal, for Tucsonans!)

Reservations: (520) 219-1235

Visit poppykitchen.com

Reforma Cocina Y Cantina

4660 East Camp Lowell Drive
Tamal de Elote Verde at Reforma Cocina Y Cantina in Tucson

Tamal de Elote Verde at Reforma Cocina Y Cantina in Tucson

Mexico City inspired cuisine newcomer Reforma brings four courses for $75 per couple.

Reservations: (520) 867-4134

View Reforma Cocina Y Cantina Valentine’s menu

Relish

4660 East Camp Lowell Drive

Valentine’s dinner for two with a champagne toast, filet mignon and stuffed lobster tails, and dessert for $65.

Reservations: (520) 300-4529

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Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 North Secret Springs Drive

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar. Four course dinner with choices such as Seared Scallops, Poached Lobster and Beef Tenderloin. $105 per person.

Luxury Chocolate Lounge. Chocolate heaven! Is included in with the dinner or enjoyed a la carte with a glass of the sparkling stuff for $20 per person.

In-Room “Divining”. Celebrate in the privacy of your room at the Ritz. You can receive the CORE Valentine’s dinner, followed by a duo of Mousse Hearts sharable dessert and an optional wine pairing. $105 per person + wine.

Ignite Lobby Lounge. Valentine’s Weekend Sushi, February 13, 14 and 15. All priced A la carte.

View Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Dining options

Tavolino

2890 E. Skyline Dr.

A prix fixe three course Valentine’s Day menu for $68 per person

Reservations: (520) 531-1913

View Tavolino Valentine’s menu

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell

UPH is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a four course menu for $75 per couple. Includes a shared starter, soup or salad, two entrees, and a shared dessert.

Reservations: (520) 329-8575

View Union Public House Valentine’s menu

Unplugged Wine Bar

118 E. Congress

This intimate downtown wine bar is offering three seatings (5:00, 7:15, and 9:30) and two different four course menus.

ReservationsVisit Eventbrite page for reservations

View Unplugged Wine Bar Valentine’s menu

Wildflower

7037 N. Oracle

Fox Restaurants’ flagship restaurant is offering a wide range of options over three courses for $45 or $55 per person depending upon your reservation time.

Reservations: (520) 219-4230

View Wildflower Valentine’s menu (PDF)

C.J. Hamm is a native Tucsonan and has been covering the local culinary and cocktail scene since 2012.

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