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5 Houston Restaurants for Valentine’s Day Procrastinators

There might still be time

State of Grace / Jay Tovar
State of Grace / Jay Tovar

Come February 14, Houston’s lovebirds will either be holed up at home watching a Meg Ryan romcom or enjoying dinner at the city’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day. All last-minute bookers should check out the options below for special, prix-fixe menus, and easy to share dishes from some of the most amazing restaurants H-town has to offer. Act quick, because spaces are extremely limited.

State of Grace
Rev up your hormones with a special aphrodisiac menu at this River Oaks gem. State of Grace’s glamorous oyster room or dining room is the perfect way to begin or end your Valentine’s Day. Dig into Texas grilled specialties and the some of the most succulent Gulf coast fare with a seafood laden prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu. | 3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098; (832) 942-5080

Lamb-stuffed pear at Helen’s.

Helen's Food & Wine
Nosh on the food of the Gods at contemporary Greek restaurant Helen’s. The menu includes a marriage of fresh ingredients and flavorful Greek regional cuisine like soft lamb stuffed baked pear, feta brined chicken youvetsi, and grilled octopus with cracked coriander potatoes in a red wine. Call over the sommelier to help pair the meal with an excellent bottle selection as Helen’s boasts the second largest Greek wine list in the U.S. | 2429 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005; (832) 831-7133

Frank's Americana Revival
For less ostentatious but nevertheless delicious dining, Frank’s Americana Revival provides the finest comfort foods in a beautiful setting. Indulge in a rich menu chock full of dense dishes like short ribs and grits, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, buttermilk fried chicken, and pasta bucatini. Round out the meal with a warm white chocolate bread pudding, sticky toffee bundt cake or coconut key lime cheesecake. | 3736 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027; (713) 572-8600

Salad at Frank’s

Hearsay on the Green
Located on the first floor of Embassy Suites right next to Discovery Green park, Hearsay on the Green offers lovers classically American fare in a modern industrial setting with a large bar, sparkling chandelier and outdoor seating. The prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu features entrées like a succulent duck confit with duck fat mashed potatoes and surf and turf with braised beef cheek and seared red snapper. | 1515 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77010; (832) 377-3362

Spend the holiday in an intimate Westheimer restaurant L’Olivier. Hearty and romantic dishes like short ribs, oxtail stuffed ravioli, seared foie gras, Mediterranean sea bass, and seared shrimp pasta reign at this underrated eatery run by world renowned French chef Ciesielski. | 240 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006; (713) 360-6313