Like it or not, February 14 is the one day of the year when love gets put on life’s center stage. Whether thankful for a wonderful relationship, bitter about an old love, or simply down to have a fun night out on the town, these restaurants and bars are catering to all crowds: Abby Park, Biltmore Bar & Grille, Catalyst, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Deuxave, Ducali, Il Casale, L’Espalier, Local 149, Posto, Puritan & Company, Prime Nightclub, Restaurant dante, The Painted Burro and Turner Fisheries.
For the Lovers
While every woman wouldn’t mind receiving flowers or a box of chocolate, it’s a real pleasure to be treated to a truly romantic evening at one of the area’s finest dining establishments. Some of these restaurants have been known to offer the perfect scenery for an engagement or just an evening full of pure romance and bliss.
Abby Park: As both an established modern American restaurant and a non-traditional wedding venue situated in the heart of East Milton Square, Abby Park offers local lovers the perfect location for a romantic Valentine’s Day outing. With an impressive creativeness for modern American comfort food with infusions of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, Chef Tony DeRienzo has crafted a drink and dinner menu just for the occasion. Cheers with a flirty love potion for just $12 a pop. The “Cupid’s Arrow” is the perfect cocktail made with pomegranate liqueur, Cointreau, cranberry juice and prosecco. Some of the delicious dishes to be enjoyed include plates such as prosciutto wrapped scallops, soy glazed tuna tataki, butter poached lobster and Angus steak Au Poivre.
Abby Park is located at 550 Adams Street, Milton, MA. For reservations please call: 617.696.8700
For more information, visit: http://www.abbypark.com
Biltmore Bar & Grille: Couples don’t have to travel into the city for the best in quality cuisine. Get the full romantic dining experience in Newton at the Biltmore Bar & Grille. The three-course Valentine’s Day pre fixe menu is a steal for just $45 per person. Known for some of the best cocktails and beers on draft in town, toast to love, sit back, relax and enjoy Foie Gras or oysters mignonette to start the night off right.
Biltmore Bar & Grill is located at 1205 Chestnut Street., Newton Upper Falls, MA.
For reservations please call: 617.527.2550. For more information, visit: http://www.thebiltmoregrill.com
Catalyst: Commence with bubbly and enjoy one of the most romantic dining experiences Cambridge has to offer lovers this Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s in the fireplace room, with the soft glow of firelight on your date’s face, or at the bar toasting to an amazing three months together, the top of the line cuisine prepared by Chef William Kovel, will surely add to the feeling of love in the air. Some of the pre fixe menu offerings include decadent dishes such as bacon wrapped veal and wild mushroom risotto. End the meal with something sweet like Nutella ice cream with toasted marshmallow and hazelnut brittle.
Catalyst is located at 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA. For reservations please call: 617.576.3000. For more information, visit: http://www.catalystrestaurant.com
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen: While this corner bar is most known for being the intersection of friends, food and music, the weekend of February 14 is all about the lovers. On Valentine’s Day, R&B and jazz artist, Daniel McClain will perform romantic hits all night long. Other romantic guest vocalists will rock the house Friday and Saturday. Sweet slow jams, a complimentary flute of champagne and an elegant three course prix fixe menu will create an evening not to be forgotten. $60 per person goes a long way with quality sweet and savory menu options such as roasted pork shoulder with a bourbon glaze and fish stew with Atlantic Haddock, roasted chilies, sweet sausage, and corn. A mile high chocolate cake will leave lovers wanting more. The chef’s prix fixe menu will be available Thursday, February 14 through Saturday, February 16. Guests may make reservations starting at 5:00 p.m.
Darryl’s is located at 604 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.536.1110
For more information, visit: http://www.darrylscornerbarboston.com
Deuxave: Celebrity Chef Chris Coombs has crafted a February 14 menu that will sweep any woman off of her feet. Deuxave is the prime dining destination for any man trying to impress his date with the perfect Valentine’s Day meal. Think upscale chic style with the finest cuisine Boston has to offer. Four courses, for $99 a person, will have couples wishing the night won’t end. Additional wine pairings carefully selected by Sommelier Jason Irving will cost $69. Some of the delectable menu options include: the “Honey Bunny” –house made bacon wrapped roulade of rabbit, honey braised fennel jam horseradish, apple and rabbit jus, the “Love Bird”—duo of duck, spiced breast & housemade sausage, baby beets, snchokes, kale, cara cara orange & charred onion jam with sauce Robert, and “Rib Eye Love You” –roasted rib eye, braised short rib potato, crispy mushrooms, brussels sprouts with sauce bordelaise.
Deuxave is located at 371 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.517.5915
For more information, visit: http://deuxave.com/
Il Casale: For an authentic Italian-inspired romance this Valentine’s Day, Il Casale’s authentic menu rates at the top of the list. The rustic ambience coupled with an intimate feel makes for the ultimate dining experience. For just $59 per person, the options are plentiful. With a thoughtfully crafted drink and food menu, couples will leave the restaurant fully satisfied.
Il Casale is located at 50 Leonard St., Belmont, MA. For reservations please call: 617.209.4942
For more information, visit: http://www.ilcasalebelmont.com
L’Espalier: Spend this Valentine’s Day at Boston’s premier dining destination. Known for being one of the most romantic spaces in the city, home to many engagements and special anniversaries, Chef Frank McClelland has put together a decadent Valentine’s Day fete. L’Espalier is serving a deluxe eight-course dinner menu for $195 per person. Menus throughout the weekend will also feature the chef’s Valentine’s dishes.
L’Espalier is located at 774 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.262.3023
For more information, visit: http://www.lespalier.com
Local 149: Local 149 offers lovers a causal and romantic Valentine’s Day dining destination where quality and comfort make for the most enjoyable date. And for the busy couple who can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14—have no fear. Thursday night menu additions will carry into weekend and can be enjoyed Friday and Saturday as well. Chef Leah Dubois offers some add-ons to her already delectable menu including a duck breast with sunchoke and purple potato, hearts of palm and port grape glace, along with some lovely starters and mouthwatering desserts.
Local 149 is located at 149 P Street, South Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.269.0900
For more information, visit: http://www.local149.com
Puritan & Company: The new Inman Square hotspot brings Bostonians New England tradition with modern American style. Chef Will Gilson exhibits his culinary talent with seasonal, fresh cuisine crafted for a special Valentine’s Day four course menu. The $75 prix fixe menu includes dishes sure to sweep lovers off their feet. With choices including Nantucket bay scallop crudo and beet tartare to start, the experience will already have couples confessing their love. Lobster bisque topped with savory granola will set the mood for the entrée course with options including herb-roasted pork chop and seared bass with ragout of heirloom beans. The dessert, yet to be announced, will certainly have guests leaving with a sweet taste in their mouth.
Puritan & Company is located at 1166 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. For reservations please call: 617.615.6195. For more information, visit: http://puritancambridge.com/
Restaurant dante: Amore is in the air at Restaurant dante as Chef Dante de Magistris rolls out his Valentine’s Day menu inspired by “The Perfect Date.” On Thursday, lovers can enjoy an Italian meal fit for Cupid himself with a four-course tasting that guides the senses through each phase of the Perfect Date. Flirt with aphrodisiac cocktails, enact foreplay with canoodling noodles—a choice of lemon tagliatelle or heart shaped vanilla parsnip ravioli, climax with juicy beef tenderloin or tender chicken scaloppini, and spoon with a sweet cake for two. End dinner with a prosecco and strawberry bubble bath. Go on this perfect date for just $75 per person or $110 with wine pairings.
Restaurant Dante is located at 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA. For reservations please call: 617.497.4200. For more information, visit: http://www.restaurantdante.com
Turner Fisheries: At Turner Fisheries, couples can maintain their eco-friendly lifestyles while enjoying some of the best seafood in the area. At Back Bay’s premier seafood restaurant, Chef Armand Toutaint expertly prepares fresh, sustainable seafood with the finest ingredients and purest flavors. In addition to select favorites from the regular menu, Turners is offering a handful of special dishes during dinner service on February 14, 15 and 16. Whether couples desire taylor bay scallops baked to perfection in the shell, seared arctic char with fried brussels sprouts, or jonah crab crusted tenderloin topped with a grain mustard demi glace, a meal at Turner Fisheries will turn significant others into kissing fish by dessert.
Turner Fisheries is located at 10 Huntington Ave Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.424.7425 For more information, visit: http://www.turnersboston.com/
For a fun night out on the town
Whether it’s a group of girlfriends celebrating being single, a newly introduced pair looking to keep it causal, or a couple of dudes that just don’t care, Ducali, Posto, Prime Nightclub and The Painted Burro each offer Bostonians a low-key option for a fun Thursday night out on the town.
Ducali Pizzeria & Bar: Not interested in participating in the mushy lovers’ holiday hype?
Ducali gets that there are some guys-guys out there that are more interested in everyday “guy things” on February 14 than spending lots of money on roses, wine and extravagant meals. Not everyone wants to be prim and proper just because Hallmark says to. So, this North End pizzeria and bar is pulling down its big screen projector and playing “Dumb and Dumber,” encouraging that guests enjoy a “Spinaci” (heavy on the garlic) or a “Broken (artichoke) Heart” pie, and drink some filling beer. The beers on draft won’t disappoint even the manliest of men.
Ducali is located at 289 Causeway Street, Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.742.4144
For more information, visit: http://www.ducalipizza.com
Posto: At Posto, couples and friends are invited to feast on authentic wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, grilled meats and fish and handmade pasta. Make the already scrumptious meal that much better with a glass of wine from the extensive selection. Spend Valentine’s Day at a venue that is sure to make it a great evening whether taken or solo.
Posto is located at 187 Elm Street Somerville, MA. For reservations please call: 617.625.0600.
For more information, visit: http://www.pizzeriaposto.com
Prime: Every weekend night beginning at 10 p.m., Umbria Prime’s third, fourth and fifth floors transform into PRIME the Nightclub, a world class club catering to 25+ clientele, featuring an ultra-lounge with vodka bar, two spacious dance floors, table service, VIP lounge, plush couches, and some of Boston’s best nightlife events. Valentine’s Day weekend will be no exception. International Phenomenon, Eric Prydz, comes to Prime to rock out a slated to be sold out crowd. Best known for his 2004 hit single “Call On Me,” Prydz will leave nothing behind in Boston Saturday, February 16.
Prime is located at 295 Franklin St. Boston, MA. For reservations please call: 617.338.1000.
For more information, visit: http://www.umbriaprime.com/nightlife/
The Painted Burro: Shake up this Valentine’s Day with a hint of flavor at the Painted Burro! This Somerville hot spot features a menu that highlights the delicious and diverse flavors of Latin America. And for those who want to deviate from the usual champagne toast, the Painted Burro features over 100 craft tequilas to choose from. Cheers to a meal that you can fall in love with.
The Painted Burro is located at 219 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. For reservations please call: 617.776.0005. For more information, visit: http://www.thepaintedburro.com
With this large selection you are bound to find the right place to celebrate tomorrow. Let us know where you end up and tweet us pictures of your favorite dishes/drinks at #451Heat! Happy Valentine’s Day!