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Your Restaurant Guide to Valentine’s Day


Forgot to book a table for Valentine's Day? Dont panic.


Skip last-minute reservations this Feb. 14, and woo your Valentine with impressive main courses, side dishes, and a decadent desserts from the best restaurants in town delivering straight to your door.


Here is DiningIn's restaurant guide for Valentine's Day in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Boston.


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Dallas Restaurants for Valentine's Day

Named “Best Italian Restaurant” by Dallas Morning News, Villa-O features 100% organic ingredients in specialties from Pepperoni Pizza, Spinach Fettuccine Classic Alfredo, and Organic Chicken Milanesa.


Modern Mexican restaurant Lazaranda, owned by restaurateurs Mario Letayf and Antonio Marquez, is inspired by the authentic flavors of their native Mexico including the Michoacan Fesh Tuna Tostadas,  Shrimp Poblano Enchilada, and the Lobster Taco Rosarito Style.


Alberto Lombardi’s take on contemporary French cuisine, Toulouse serves a variety of main courses, cheese assortments, and delicious salads including Filet Au Poivre, Artisan Cheese Platter, Salade Niçoise, and Petit Entrecote Pommes Frites.


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Located in Uptown Dallas, Japanese fusion restaurant Hypnotic Sushi serves unique creations like the Ahi Tower Roll, California Roll, Mango Fandango Roll, and Seafood Yaki Soba.


Serving Spanish and Mediterranean tapas, Lombardi Family Concepts restaurant Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar is perfectly designed with small plates for sharing such as Ham & Chicken Croquettes, Marinated Ground Lamb Skewer, Blistered Shishito Peppers, Spanish Meatballs, and Tuna Bonito.


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Credit: Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar


Chicago Restaurants for Valentine's Day

Treat yourself on Valentine's Day to a modern blend of Asian cuisine from Slurping Turtle including Tan Tan Men Ramen, Tonkotsu, steamed Baos, and Duck Fat Fried Chicken.


Experience the best of fine Italian dining with Volare, featuring Gnocchi alla Vodka, Fattoria Risotti, Prosciutto e Mozzarella Panini Sandwich, Margherita Pizza, and Spaghetti Caprese.


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Credit: Volare


Lettuce Entertain You restaurant Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab includes selections of fresh seafood dishes and top-quality steaks like Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs, Bone-in Rib Eye, and Chilean Sea Bass.


Spanish for “little market”, Chef Patricio Sandoval’s Mercadito features colorful South Mexican dishes such as Corn Masa Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Platanos Machos, and Camaron Tacos.


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Credit: Mercadito


Philadelphia Restaurants for Valentine's Day


Stephen Starr restaurant Buddakan is always revamping it’s sharing-style menu with creative dishes from Edamame Dumplings, Korean Beef Fried Rice, Spicy Rock Shrimp Bao Buns, and Dip Sum Doughnuts.


Featuring homemade Italian pastas and entrées, Serafina serves delicious options like Serafina "Chicken Salad", Penne Stoli, Rigatoni Alla Bolognese, and Margherita Pizza.


Contemporary American STARR Restaurant Butcher & Singer is a Philly favorite featuring 8 oz. Filet Mignon, Tomato & Roquefort Salad, New York Style Cheesecake, and Porterhouse Steak.


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Credit: Butcher & Singer


Chef Jose Garces combines the influences of Mexico City in Distrito, serving Guacamole, Chilango Chop Salad, Carnitas Tacos, Esquites, and Nachos Ignacio.


Upscale Italian cuisine restaurant Maggiano’s Little Italy is nationally known for it’s generous portions of Mom’s Lasagna, Bruschetta, Crab and Shrimp Cannelloni, and Our Famous Rigatoni “D” ®.


Exhibiting an eclectic Pan Asian menu, Stephen Starr's Pod features Rockin Spicy Tuna, Lettuce Wraps, Penn Roll, Wasabi Vegetable Rice, and Chu Toro Tuna.


Minneapolis Restaurants for Valentine's Day 


A classic Italian cuisine restaurant, Tucci Benucch is a longtime favorite serving dishes from Hand-Pulled Mozzarella & Tomato Bruschetta, Tuscan Salad, and Famous Baked Spaghetti.


Mango Factory, an upscale Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis' Dinkytown, has mastered authentic Japanese and Asian fusion cuisine with selections from Mexican cuisine with selections from Guacamole Picado, Tamales con Puerco, Camarones estilo Oaxaca, and Churros.


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Located in Minneapolis, Asian Fusion favorite Tiger Sushi serves creative sushi specialties like Flying Tiger Kick aka: The Bruce Lee Roll, The Geisha Salad, Tekka Maki Tuna Roll, and Tiger Ceviche.


Classic Italian Taverna Parma 8200 has a wide variety of selections like Garganelli Bolognese, Parma Cheeseburger, Bucatini “Limone”, and House-Made White Chocolate Dipped Cannoli.


Experience the best of steaks, seafood, and style from Bloomington Chophouse with courses from Grass Fed Steaks to Spicy Sausage & Butternut Squash Pasta, and Seafood Bouillabaisse.


Lettuce Entertain You restaurant Wildfire serves mouth-watering options including the Wildfire Chopped Salad, Mini Bison Burger Trio, Grilled Pepperoni Pizza, and Surf and Turf.


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Credit: Wildfire


Boston Restaurants for Valentine's Day 

Voted “Best Sushi” by Improper Bostonian, Japanese restaurant Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant serves high-quality specials like Spicy Tuna Maki, Lunch Bento Boxes, and Shumai.


Newbury Street’s signature Indian restaurant, Kashmir features tandoor-oven delights from Vegetable Samosa, Mango Lassi, and Murg Tikka Masala ready to spice up your Valentine's Day dinner.


‘Premier French bistro’ Aquitaine features France-inspired courses including Moulad Duck a L’Orange, Burgundy Braised Escargots, Filet au Poivre, and Salmon Roti. 


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Credit: Aquitaine


Traditional all-American, New England cuisine, Joe's American Bar and Grill serves a variety of dishes like Joe’s Original Great Burgers, Lump Crab Cakes, and Cabernet Braised Short Rib.


Upscale take on traditional Italian, Papa Razzi uses fresh, local ingredients in dishes from Mozzarella Fritta, Scaloppine di Vitello, and Spagheti alla Bolognese.


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Credit: Papa Razzi