16 January, 2022, 17:26

Valentine’s Day Dinner Options for 2020

Love is in the air as several Tucson restaurants prepare romantic dinners.

For the love of food, take your date to one of these restaurants for a delightful time.

If you’re looking for a night out on the town with your significant other, you’re in for a treat once you glance over these enticing menus. Some are positioned on the “fine dining” side of the table, while other restaurants are hosting a more casual experience.

Also, if you’re looking for something to sweeten your Valentine’s Day experience, check out some of the chocolate and beer pairing events happening around Tucson.

Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento, Suite 150
AZ Filet Mignon at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

AZ Filet Mignon at Agustin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Agustin Kitchen is inviting you to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.

They’ll be serving up a four-course prix fixe dinner that includes Lobster Bisque, Filet Mignon, Halibut, Oysters, sweet treats, and more.

Seats are $75 per person, or $100 if you’d like wine pairings, and reservations are recommended.

For more information and to view the full menu, visit agustinkitchen.com

El Berraco

2960 N. First Ave.

Have you ever eaten inside a restaurant that looks like a submarine parked in the desert?

El Berraco is whipping up a three-course meal for Valentine’s Day with live music and plenty of romantic vibes. The menu includes three separate three-course meals, so choose the one you’d prefer the most.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (520) 620-9828.

For more information and to view the full menu, visit El Berraco’s Facebook page.

Cafe a la C’art

150 N. Main Ave.

This meal is destined to make the romance flourish.

The restaurant is offering a three-course meal, but you’ve got more than one option for each course. The menu features Grilled Filet Mignon, Roasted Brussels Pancetta, Shrimp Bisque Chive Crema, White Chocolate Ruby Dome Torte, and more.

Seats are $55 per person and you can make reservations by calling (520) 628-8533.

For more information and to view the full menu, visit cafealacarttucson.com

Copper Rock Craft Eatery

445 S. Alvernon Way
Copper Rock's Signature Filet Mignon at Copper Rock Craft Eatery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Copper Rock’s Signature Filet Mignon at Copper Rock Craft Eatery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

One of Tucson’s newest restaurants is hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner for couples.

You’ll be able to share an appetizer, choose your own entree, share a dessert, and then split a bottle of wine.

Shared Appetizers (choice of)
  • Hummus Trio
  • Charred Broccolini
  • Calamari Fritti
Entrees (choice of)
  • Petite Tenderloin and Lobster Tail – with mashed potatoes, and grilled lemon, blood and fennel beurre blanc with fennel pollen garnish
  • Spanish Paella – with chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage, bell peppers, arborio rice, onion, saffron, and smoked paprika
  • Wild Mushroom and Pesto Gnocchi – with sauteed wild mushrooms, garlicky pesto, and charred patty pan squash
Shared Desserts (choice of)
  • Honeycomb Creme Brulee
  • Lovers Triple Chocolate Mousse
  • Red Wine Poached Pear – with vanilla bean ice cream, spun sugar, and red wine reduction

Tickets are $100 per couple.

For more information, visit copperrockcrafteatery.com.

The Coronet

198 W. Cushing St.

It’s a very special Valentine’s Day at The Coronet.

They’ll be serving their regular dinner menu, but a festive menu that features suggested wine pairings. The full menu can be found at coronettucson.com.

Each plate is individually price.

For more information, visit coronettucson.com

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

228 E. 6th St.

The brewery is hosting a Vegan Valentine’s Day four-course meal with Geronimo’s Revenge.

Each course will be paired with one of their brews and seating is on a first come first serve basis. The menu includes dishes such as Roasted Portabella Benedict, Chicken Fried Cauliflower, and Yellow Curry and Pumpkin Purée. Check out the full menu at Crooked Tooth’s Facebook event page.

Seats are $50 per person.

For more info, visit Crooked Tooth Brewing Company’s Facebook event page

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

Cup Cafe inside of Hotel Congress is offering a prix fixed dinner and a burlesque show at Club Congress.

The dinner includes items such as a Butternut Squash Bisque, Braised Short Rib, Seared Sea Bass, and more. The burlesque show with Lola Torch and the Torchbearers begins at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 per couple.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails 

135 S. 6th Ave.
Pan-Seared Cod at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

Pan-Seared Cod at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is serving up a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner starting at 5 p.m.

“I am in love with this menu and I know our guests will be as well. Our culinary team really knocked this one out of the park”, said Chef Janos Wilder. You can view the full menu at downtownkitchen.com.

Seats are $60 per person.

For more information, visit downtownkitchen.com.

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

943 E. University Blvd., Suite 171
(Photo courtesy of The Dutch Eatery & Refuge on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of The Dutch Eatery & Refuge on Facebook)

The Dutch is offering a Valentine’s Day menu from Tuesday, February 11 – Sunday, February 16.

The special menu includes dishes such as a Champagne Salad, Prime Rib, Crab and Shrimp Etouffee, and a Dark Chocolate Torte. Although, there’s plenty to drink, too, with options like the First Kiss Martini, Love Potion, and more.

For more information and to view the full menu, visit thedutchtucson.com.


3000 E. Broadway Blvd.

The wood-baked pizza spot is offering a few deals on Valentine’s Day — depending on when you stop by.

Valentine’s Day Specials
  • 4:30 – 6 p.m. : Bring in a romantic vinyl record and get a free bottle of Chianti
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m. : Get a salad, pizza, pasta, two glasses of Prosecco for $50
  • 8:30 – close : Half off all bottles of wine

For more information, visit falora.com.

Festa Buffet at Casino Del Sol Resort

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

Festa Buffet inside Casino Del Sol is dishing out a steak and seafood buffet for Valentine’s Day.

Tickets are $25 per person and this year’s feast also has an option to add a Martini and Rossi for an additional $3.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Kingfisher Bar + Grill

2564 E. Grant Rd.
Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is offering a special a la carté menu this Valentine’s Day from 5 – 11 p.m.

Every year, the restaurant goes all in with their menu that includes guest favorites like the New England Clam Chowder, Marinated Grilled Octopus, Grilled Hawaiian Ahi Tuna, Smoke Roasted and Grilled Ribeye of Buffalo, an oyster bar, and more.

Reservations are required, so make sure to get that set up beforehand.

For more information on the full menu and more, visit kingfishertucson.com

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr.

The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort wants you to spend Valentine’s Day with your one and only at one of their restaurants. Take a look at see which is best for you.

Cascade Lounge

The Cascade Lounge is serving a three-course dinner that includes Scallops, Pork Osso Bucco, and a choice of dessert. In addition, you’ll be able to taste the Prickly Pear Potion cocktail while listening to local music by Corey Spector.

This dinner is open seating.

Flying V Bar & Grill

The bar and grill is also have a three-course dinner that features Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, New York Strip Steak with Broiled Lobster Tail, and Chocolate Pavlova.

You’ll want  reserve your spot ahead of time by calling (520) 615-5495.

For more information on both of these dinners, visit loewshotels.com.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.
Maynards Market & Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen

If you’re looking for fine dining Maynards Market & Kitchen has you covered this year.

Executive chef Brian Smith is dishing out an inspired prix fixe menu to help you celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your loved one. The dinner includes options like Butter Poached Lobster tail, Gnocchi, Charred Cauliflower Veloute, and more. You can view the full menu at hotelcongress.com.

Seats are $85 per person.

For more information and to make your reservations, visit hotelcongress.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

The Parish is hosting a “Pulp Fiction” Valentine’s Day dinner this year.

Each of the courses are in the spirit of the classic film, including a Vincent Vega. It’s a Douglas steak with roast bone marrow sweet potato, duck fat onion rings, and a Vanilla Coke demi-glace. You can view the full menu at theparishtucson.com.

They’re also serving a limited version of the regular menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Penca Restaurante

50 E. Broadway Blvd.
Art of Plating dish by David Solorzano from Penca (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Art of Plating dish by David Solorzano from Penca (Photo by Jackie Tran)

The downtown spot is serving a four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner from 5 – 11 p.m.

First Course
  • Sunchoke Soup with Hibiscus Dust – made with Jerusalem artichokes and a light dusting of hibiscus
Second Course
  • Seasonal Braised Forest Mushrooms – Madeira-braised forest mushrooms over a light cheese sauce, garnished with wild herbs, and a farm egg
Third Course (choice of)
  • Grilled Petit Center Cut Fillet – with mole rojo, baby vegetables, house-made chorizo crumble, charred tomato and cauliflower puree
  • Quail and Rose – pan-roasted quail with rose petal sauce, young corn, and frizzled leek
  • Tagliatelle de Mesquite – with limon amarillo, chile de arbol, crema de maiz, salsa bandera, and toasted pinon
Fourth Course (choice of)
  • Mole Rosa – strawberries, raspberries, and a light yogurt espuma
  • Mexican Chocolate Fondue – strawberries and a warm Oaxacan chocolate sauce

Seats are $65 per person with an option for beverage pairings for an additional $30.

For more information, visit pencarestaurante.com or call (520) 203-7681.

Primo at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

From 5 – 9 p.m., Primo is serving up a prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. The menu features Roasted Parsnip Soup, Tallarines Verde, Akaushi Wagyu New York Strip, and more.

Seats are $95  per person and $125 each if you’d like wine pairings. It’d be best to reserve your spot, too, by calling (520) 791-6071.

For more information and to view the full menu, visit marriott.com

PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol Resort

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

PY Steakhouse will feature a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner 4 – 11 p.m.

Whether you begin with a roasted beet salad, grab a filet mignon and lobster tail plate for the main course, and finish off with an Vanilla bean crème brulée or choose from the other available options, you’ve got choices at PY Steakhouse. The full menu can be viewed at casinodelsol.com.

Seats are $99 per person.

For more information and to reserve your seats, visit casinodelsol.com or call (855) 765-7829.

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana, AZ

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has a couple options at two of their restaurants.

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

From 5 – 9 p.m., CORE will be presenting a chef’s multi-course Valentine’s  Day dinner featuring epicurean delights, a glass of bubbly and a special take-home gift. Main course choices are set to include freshly prepared Baja Sea Bass, Allen Brothers Prime Beef Tenderloin and Herbed Goat Cheese Ravioli.

Seats are $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Cayton’s Burger Bistro

This dining special is happening on two days. You can visit Cayton’s Burger Bistro on Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15 from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Cayton’s popular à la carte menu will also feature a Valentine’s-themed signature milkshake

For dining reservations at either restaurant, call (520) 572-3401.

For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain.

Sauce Pizza & Wine

6450 E. Grant Rd. • 5285 E. Broadway Blvd. • 7117 N. Oracle Rd. • 2990 N. Campbell Ave.
2 for $22 Valentine's Deal (Credit: Sauce Pizza and Wine)

2 for $25 Valentine’s Deal (Credit: Sauce Pizza and Wine)

Love and the scent of freshly baked pizza is in the air at Sauce Pizza and Wine.

On Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a $25 date night, which includes a hand-tossed salad, a 12-inch pizza, and two glasses of wine. If you’re not in the mood for wine you can substitute for a different beverage or an entree that’s under $10.

For more information, visit saucepizzaandwine.com.

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