On Valentine's Day, it can be tempting to pick the prix fixe at a popular restaurant, but that decision is likely a path to regret. Prices get jacked up, servers feel harried, kitchens are slammed. Although cooking at home is a tempting option, for those who still want the sense of occasion that comes with dining out (or just don't want to do dishes on a supposedly romantic evening), here are a few, mostly low key options. What these restaurants lack in the sort of atmosphere that draws in Valentine's Day diners, they make up with good food, reasonable prices and a relaxed vibe that should make Thursday night more pleasant.
For people who want the full experience, this post nicely summarizes just about every restaurant that's issued a press release in the last three weeks. Skim and enjoy. Or take that 5:30 reservation at Tony's from the twelfth spot on the map. That's a guaranteed winner.
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