Houston's most romantic restaurants to visit this Valentine's Day
Houston, Texas Published by Chron.com, Author: Darla Guillen
Valentine's Day is upon us, and if you still haven't made dinner reservations in Houston: Now is the time!
Some of the city's most romantic restaurants book up fast, despite the fact that we're teeming with warmly lit establishments ready to serve world-class food.
River Oaks' State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, is offering a four-course meal for $85 per person. Some of the entrees include butter-poached lobster with cotija grits, diver scallops with stewed lentils and roasted-beet pansoti. Call 832-942-5080 for reservations.
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CityCentre's Radio Milano will have some of chef Jose Hernandez's best dishes on display this holiday. Wagyu beef carpaccio, oxtail tortellini with English peas and passion fruit-topped white-chocolate mousse are some of the prix-fixe menu dishes. The three-course meal is priced at $70 per person. Wine pairings can be added for an additional $40. Call 713-827-3545 to save seats.
The Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar, is featuring couples relaxation packages. Couples pedicures will cost $180 per 50-minute session and $400 for an 80-minute massage. Champagne and treats will be served with both. Call 713-650-1300 to reserve one of these date-night experiences.
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Midtown's Damian's Cucina Italiana, 3011 Smith Street, is offering a three-course menu for $55.95 per person. Place reservations at 713-522-0439. Some of the notable offerings are the sweet potato ravioli in a sage butter sauce as an appetizer, the grilled snapper served over arugula for an entree and the Tuscan bread pudding for dessert. Make sure to have that decadent finishing course with some Jack Daniel's bourbon sauce.
Over in the River Oaks District, French and Vietnamese fare from chef Nicole Routhier awaits. The three-course menu, priced at $75 per person, includes grilled Mangolian lamb chops, crepes Suzettes and stir-fried Chinese broccoli. Call 713-629-4444 to schedule dinner.
Memorial-area French restaurant Bistro Provence is offering three-course meal with a glass of sparkling wine for $65 per person. The cozy spot's menu, curated by owner Genevieve Guy, will be offered at set times between 6 and 9 p.m. Call ahead to reserve a time at 713-827-8008.
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For a more casual, low-key Valentine's night, head to Le Mistral's Rouge Wine Bar, 1400 Eldridge Parkway. Chef David Denis is offering a bottle and any choice of wood-oven pizza for $39. Champagne and prosecco are included in this offer.
Another laid-back date night will be at the Raven Tower, 310 North Street, which will be hosting "LIttle Debbie Does the Tower" on Feb. 11. Drinks will range from $5 to $8, and guests will be paired with a fun dating game for singles.
Note that these prices don't include taxes or gratuity, and reservations are encouraged for Valentine's Day and the weekend before.
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