Valentine’s Day 2021: Romantic feasts to enjoy at home or while dining in

For the love of food, treat your date — or yourself — to one of the dinners or deals happening this year.

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.

AC Hotel Tucson Downtown and HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery

151 E. Broadway Blvd • 266 E. Congress St.
Prime Fries and Glory Curds at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Prime Fries and Glory Curds at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Here’s a double whammy of fun on Valentine’s Day. Book a room at the AC Hotel and it will include an amazingly delicious dinner for two at the HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery.

The holiday special is $239 and reservations can be placed by calling the front desk at (520) 385-7111.

For more information, visit marriott.com

Barrio Charro

3699 N. Campbell Ave.

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On Valentine’s Day, the newest Si Charro concept is offering an amazing Quesabiria Tortamano sandwich made with Azteca bread, created by partner Don Guerra of Barrio Bread.

For more information, visit barriocharro.com.

Batch

118 E. Congress St.

PREORDER! We’re offering these doughnut 4-packs for Valentine’s Day at $10 each. ?? Order at batchtucson.com for pick up…

Posted by Batch on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Batch is allowing you to preorder doughnut four-packs for Valentine’s Day at $10 each. You can order them online and pickup is on Sunday, February 14.

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart
  • Valentine Candy French Vanilla Glaze
  • White Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Lemon Rose Pistachio

For more information, visit batchtucson.com

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Facade at Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Facade at Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano (Credit: Jackie Tran)

They’re offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner from Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, which is available for dine-in or to-go. The romantic three-course meal is $45 per person.

Starter
  • Simple Salad – iceberg lettuce, croutons, carrot, pepperoncini, tomato, red onion, house Italian dressing
Entrée
  • Maine Lobster Ravioli – brown butter sauce, meyer lemon, goat cheese, pomegranate
Dessert
  • Bellissimo Tiramisu – chocolate sponge cake and mascarpone-marsala cream

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Blue Willow Restaurant & Gift Shop

2616 N. Campbell Ave.
Pan Roasted Alaskan Cod at Blue Willow (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Pan Roasted Alaskan Cod at Blue Willow (Photo by Jackie Tran)

The restaurant is offering a four-course dinner for dine-in or takeout on Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14. You can either order online or call (520) 327-7577.

They’ll be open from 7 a.m – 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and they’re also offering a “Sunday Morning Breakfast in Bed” takeout special.

For more information, visit bluewillowtucson.com

BOCA Tacos y Tequila

533 N. Fourth Ave.
Pollo Mole and the Dan Gibson tacos at BOCA Tacos y Tequila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pollo Mole and the Dan Gibson tacos at BOCA Tacos y Tequila (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The spot on Fourth Avenue is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner with limited seating and reservations are required, too. You can save your spot by calling (520) 777-8134.

The menu features Green Chile Relleno of Ahi Tuna Esabeche and Mexican Chocolate Cake.

For more information, follow BOCA Tacos on Facebook

The Carriage House

125 S. Arizona Ave.
The Carriage House

Photo by Jacki Tran

For the weekend of Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, chef Janos Wilder is back in the kitchen, serving up a multi-course dinner for lovebirds. All orders must be placed no later than midnight on Wednesday, February 10 for pickup.

The three-course dinner is $35 per person.

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

El Charro Cafe

Multiple Locations

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All El Charro locations have added handmade Quesabirria Mini Chimis served with a delicious consommé dip to their menus for Valentine’s Day.

For more information, visit elcharrocafe.com

Charro Steak & Del Rey

188 E. Broadway Blvd.

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This Flores Concept is serving up Carne Asada Estilo Quesabirria. It’s a delectable combination of fantastic flavors created by executive chef Gary Hickey, and features quesabirria laid over mesquite-grilled carne asada, finished with melted manchego cheese, and drizzled with birria consommé.

This one’s available in the restaurant or to-go.

For more information, visit charrosteak.com.

Charrovida

7109 N. Oracle Rd.
Charro Vida

Photo courtesy of Charro Vida on Facebook

This is considered to be the home of the vegan Quesabirria Taco. It’s made from tender jackfruit using the same mouthwatering seasonings and has all the flavors of its carnivore cousin but is plant-based and gluten-free.

It’s the perfect meal for a Valentine’s Day date night — for dine-in and to-go.

For more information, visit charrovida.com.

Culinary Dropout

2543 E. Grant Rd.
Culinary Dropout

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The midtown hangout spot is featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu.

  • Rock Shrimp and Scallop Bouillabaisse – black mussels, charred zucchini, grilled ciabatta, saffron tomato broth
  • Love Triangle – Tito’s vodka, grapefruit, cranberry, and lemon
  • Altar For One – American gin, strawberry, fresh lemon, and sparkling prosecco

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com

The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

943 E. University Blvd.

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The Dutch is excited to share its new Valentine’s Day menu available Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, in-house or for takeout and delivery.

Reservations and pre-orders are highly recommended because seating is very limited and safety precautions are in place.

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

Gallery of Food Bodega

2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.

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Gallery of Food is offering a multi-course to-go dinner for two for Valentine’s Day.

Priced at $125 (for two), the elegant dinner includes a mini bouquet of fresh flowers, a hand-crafted Valentine Heart by Terrapin Trinkets of Tucson, and a Moondog Graphics Art card.

For more information, call (520) 884-5033 or visit galleryoffood.square.site.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Le Clasique Burger at Ghini's French Cafe

Le Clasique Burger at Ghini’s French Cafe (Photo by Kennedy Williams)

Chef and owner Coralie Satta is offering a monthlong festival of Valentine’s specials including her strawberry Nutella crepes, chocolate raspberry mochas, French raspberry mimosas, and the Be Mine Burger — a sweet, spicy, juicy burger with Hatch green chilies, Gilroy garlic chipotle cream, local honey, Wilcox grilled tomatoes, and Cabernet grilled onions on a La Baguette French Roll.

If enjoyed at the Caffe, Ghini’s Signature Raspberry Mimosa is specially priced at $7. Additionally, during February, get a free “Get Frenched” face mask with the purchase of a matching t-shirt.

For more information, call (520) 326-9095 or visit ghiniscafe.com.

Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

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The historic hotel is offering a “Valentine’s Date Night In” for $150. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a romantic night in creating a delicious meal with your valentine. Plus, the culinary team has created a four-course menu that’ll help make the sparks fly.

“Valentine’s Date Night In” package includes:

First Course
  • Bacon-wrapped scallops, passion fruit, chive oil, arugula
Second Course
  • Cremini mushroom soup, thyme, lemon oil
Third Course
  • Two petite filets, sweet potato puree, root vegetables, pickled green beans, demi-glace
Fourth Course
  • Dessert assortment box

The package also comes with a bottle of Champagne. You’ll need to order by Wednesday, February 10 and plan to pick it up on Saturday, February 13 between 3 – 5 p.m.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com

Kingfisher

2564 E. Grant Rd.
Warm Cabbage Salad at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Warm Cabbage Salad at Kingfisher (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chefs Jeff Azersky and Jim Murphy are planning some wonderful Valentine’s Day specials for take-out on Saturday, February 13.

Follow Kingfisher on Facebook to keep up to date with the menu items on each day.

For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com

The Horseshoe Grill

7713 E. Broadway Blvd.
Dry-aged NY strip steak and lobster tail at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dry-aged NY strip steak and lobster tail at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The restaurant is offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day dinner after 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14. It’s going to be available for dine-in and pickup.

Plus, everyone gets a complimentary glass of bubbly or sparkling cider.

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

L Station Cafe & Bar

500 N. Fourth Ave, #1
L Station Cafe & Bar

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The cafe and bar is offering new cocktails and bites for the holiday, and live entertainment happening from noon – 4 p.m. at the latest.

  • Mangonada Margarita – tequila, chamoy shrub, lime juice, orange juice, and agave nectar
  • Love Potion – citrus vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, orange juice, and simple syrup
  • Valentine’s Mimosa – strawberry purée, pineapple juice, orange juice, and champagne
  • East Coast Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell – served with a green apple and mint granita, Trappy’s Hot Sauce, lemon, and shaved horseradish
  • Steak and Eggs – grilled center cut New York strip steak, with two eggs, hand-punched french fries, and green chili and onion jam

For more information, visit lstationtucson.com

Locale Neighborhood Italian

60 N. Alvernon Way
Locale Neighborhood Italian

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The new Italian spot in town is now taking pre-orders for Valentine’s Day.

They’re serving up a Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner To-Go Special for $50, which includes Lasagna for two, Caesar Salad for two, Locale’s own fresh Schiacciata Bread, and Tiramisu for two.

For more information, visit localetucson.com

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
Diver Scallops at North Italia (Credit: North Italia)

Diver Scallops at North Italia (Credit: North Italia)

On Sunday, February 14, all romantics and food lovers are welcome to a three-course menu featuring decadent Italian favorites, such as blue crab risotto, roasted butternut squash agnolotti, and lobster fra diavolo.

For those looking to celebrate sooner, there’s a date night bundle for $50, available now until Friday, February 12.

For more information, visit northitalia.com.

PY Steakhouse

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Filet Mignon at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Filet Mignon at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The steakhouse is hosting a Valentine’s Day weekend dinner from Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14 and is available for dine-in or to-go. The three-course dinner is $69 per person.

Starter
  • Shrimp Bisque – local citrus espuma, shrimp fritter
Entrée
  • Petite Filet Mignon and Jumbo Shrimp Scampi – boursin whipped potatoes, asparagus, peppercorn demi
Dessert
  • Red Velvet Layer Cake – dark chocolate fudge, strawberry gelato, chocolate-dipped strawberry

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Ume

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

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The restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Day weekend special from Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14 and is available for dine-in or to-go.

Valentine’s Day Special
  • Cupid’s Revenge Sushi Roll ($14) – ahi tuna, spicy lump crab, avocado, japanese mayo, sriracha caviar

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

 Wildflower

7037 N. Oracle Rd.
Wildflower

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They’re serving up an exclusive three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person. It’ll be available on Sunday, February 14 starting at 4 p.m. — dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

One thing to note is that the regular menu will not be available on this day.

For more information, visit wildflowertucson.com

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