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Pondicheri is offering two five-course meals for Valentine’s Day
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13 Lovely Last-Minute Options for Valentine’s Day Takeout

Where to order top-notch sushi, juicy prime rib, and more splurge-worthy eats for the holiday

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Pondicheri is offering two five-course meals for Valentine’s Day
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Dining on takeout at home is becoming more and more regular, and while it may seem a little lackluster at times, Valentine’s Day is the one time when spending a quiet, cozy evening at home, cuddled up with your partner over a special meal sounds full of romance and promise. Houston chefs and restaurants are making it easy to bring all of the charm of dining in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day into the home, by creating specific menus leading up to the special day that can be ordered in advance for curbside pick-up and delivery.

Whether you want all of the frills of a four-course meal or you prefer to pick and choose your plates off of an a la carte menu and kick the evening up a notch with the addition of flowers or chocolates, check out our list of places making it easy to create a magical — and tasty — Valentine’s Day at home.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rainbow Lodge

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2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-8666
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This Valentine’s Day stalwart is serving up a three-course “field and stream” dinner for two, priced at $175. Alongside the hearty entrees, Rainbow Lodge is a one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day, offering up a a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve exclusive brut Champagne and lavender spa gifts from Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Lavender Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, plus a $99 floral arrangement add-on that includes roses, succulents and antique hydrangeas created by Killion’s Milam Florist of Houston. Call 713-861-8666 to pre-order 48-hours in advance for pick-up February 12 through 14.

2. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
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Looking for a classic Valentine’s Day dinner? The beef Wellington, sticky-sweet slabs of chef Tommy’s bacon, and New York-style cheesecake at B&B Butchers are a stellar choice for the holiday. As a bonus, each three-course meal, priced at $125 per person, includes a box of complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Adding on a floral arrangement is also an option, for $155. Visit bbbutchers.com/Houston to pre-order.

3. Brenner's on the Bayou

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1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-4444
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For couples dining alone or as a group of four, Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou is offering a prime rib menu for two or for four available to-go paired with a bottle of Raymond Vineyards “Brenner’s Red Blend”. Call 713-868-444 to pre-order by February 9 for pick up on February 14. 

4. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
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One of River Oaks’ most romantic restaurants, Backstreet Café is offering its four-course couple’s menu to-go on the evenings of February 11-14 with familiar offerings like shrimp, crab and andouille sausage beignets, mushroom soup and grilled lamb chops. Call 713-521-2239 to pre-order.

5. The Annie Cafe & Bar

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1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1800
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Transform the living room into the elegant Annie Café & Bar for one night only with a prix-fixe dinner to-go, available for curbside pick-up February 11-14. Dinner options include the decadent lobster Louie, roast heritage chicken and coconut cake with caramel sauce. Call 713-804-1800 to pre-order.

6. Ouisie's Table

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3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 528-2264
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In addition to its three-course prix-fixe dine-in menu, Ousie’s Table is celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 by offering an extensive a la carte menu featuring a range of menu item favorites, plus a number of specials which have returned from previous Valentine’s — and all a la carte items are available to-go with 24-hours advance notice. Visit ousiestable.com to order.

7. Traveler's Table

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520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 409-5785
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Traveler’s Table makes it easy to celebrate with breakfast in bed without any of the fuss, offering its two-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe brunch with items like custard lava French toast and Louisiana fried chicken, plus a bottle of sparkling wine for $90 from 10 am to 3 pm on February 13th and 14th. Alternatively, dinner may also be taken to-go on both days with two three-course prix-fixe meals and a bottle of sparkling wine available for $140. Find Traveler’s Table on Toast to pre-order.

8. Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

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23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-7156
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The five-course menu at Tobiuo is the definition of an at-home feast, boasting hot and cold tastings, a nigiri course, entrées and dessert presented in a dynamic and fun way. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this unique experience is available to-go for $150 per couple from February 11-14. Call 281-394-7156 to pre-order.

a spread of sushi roll slices with avocado, jalapeño and what looks like red tuna
Tobiuo’s Valentine’s Day menu includes hot and cold tastings as well as dessert.
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9. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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Share corn and squash empanadas, wood-grilled tenderloin slathered in adobo sauce, and more excellent Mexican eats with this Montrose favorite’s four-course couple’s menu. Available February 11-14 for $110 per couple, call the restaurant at 713-524-7744 to pre-order.

10. a'Bouzy

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2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 722-6899
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Rosé all Valentine’s Day! A’bouzy has paired bottles of rosé with a long-stemmed red rose as a perfect gift for the pink wine drinker in your life. Choose from one of three tiers — each featuring a still and a sparkling varietal — ranging in price from $120 to $168, and including bottles like Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Brut NV and Whispering Angel Rosé by Château d’Esclans. Call 713-722-6899 to order by February 11 for pick-up on February 13th or 14th.

11. Pondicheri

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2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2022
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Dietary restrictions are definitely not a problem at Pondicheri, which will serve a five-course menu for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike on Valentine’s Day weekend. The $80 meatless experience boasts items like asparagus pea soup and tandoori paneer, while the $100 omnivore option features lobster samosas and lamb masala steak. Visit pondicheri.com/valentines-take-away/ to pre-order for pick-up at 12 and 4 pm February 12-14 at the Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop.

12. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7352
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This Houston icon is an obvious choice for Valentine’s Day, with options like 16 oz prime ribeye, 14 oz prime New York strip, and broiled Ora king salmon with jumbo lump crab on the menu. And because it’s Valentine’s Day, definitely order two desserts, perhaps the key lime pie and red velvet brownie? Call 713-780-7352 to order.

13. Tony's

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3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 622-6778
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Bring home a three-course dinner from one of Houston’s most beloved special occasion eateries on Valentine’s Day, complete with crab sausage fettuccine with vodka sauce, artichoke salad with pesto vinaigrette, cacio e pepe pasta, and Mediterranean branzino. Available for curbside pick-up for two for $150 on Sunday, February 14th. visit the restaurant’s website to order online.

1. Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

This Valentine’s Day stalwart is serving up a three-course “field and stream” dinner for two, priced at $175. Alongside the hearty entrees, Rainbow Lodge is a one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day, offering up a a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve exclusive brut Champagne and lavender spa gifts from Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Lavender Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, plus a $99 floral arrangement add-on that includes roses, succulents and antique hydrangeas created by Killion’s Milam Florist of Houston. Call 713-861-8666 to pre-order 48-hours in advance for pick-up February 12 through 14.

2011 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77008

2. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Looking for a classic Valentine’s Day dinner? The beef Wellington, sticky-sweet slabs of chef Tommy’s bacon, and New York-style cheesecake at B&B Butchers are a stellar choice for the holiday. As a bonus, each three-course meal, priced at $125 per person, includes a box of complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Adding on a floral arrangement is also an option, for $155. Visit bbbutchers.com/Houston to pre-order.

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

3. Brenner's on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007

For couples dining alone or as a group of four, Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou is offering a prime rib menu for two or for four available to-go paired with a bottle of Raymond Vineyards “Brenner’s Red Blend”. Call 713-868-444 to pre-order by February 9 for pick up on February 14. 

1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007

4. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019

One of River Oaks’ most romantic restaurants, Backstreet Café is offering its four-course couple’s menu to-go on the evenings of February 11-14 with familiar offerings like shrimp, crab and andouille sausage beignets, mushroom soup and grilled lamb chops. Call 713-521-2239 to pre-order.

1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

5. The Annie Cafe & Bar

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170, Houston, TX 77056

Transform the living room into the elegant Annie Café & Bar for one night only with a prix-fixe dinner to-go, available for curbside pick-up February 11-14. Dinner options include the decadent lobster Louie, roast heritage chicken and coconut cake with caramel sauce. Call 713-804-1800 to pre-order.

1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170
Houston, TX 77056

6. Ouisie's Table

3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027

In addition to its three-course prix-fixe dine-in menu, Ousie’s Table is celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 by offering an extensive a la carte menu featuring a range of menu item favorites, plus a number of specials which have returned from previous Valentine’s — and all a la carte items are available to-go with 24-hours advance notice. Visit ousiestable.com to order.

3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

7. Traveler's Table

520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Traveler’s Table makes it easy to celebrate with breakfast in bed without any of the fuss, offering its two-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe brunch with items like custard lava French toast and Louisiana fried chicken, plus a bottle of sparkling wine for $90 from 10 am to 3 pm on February 13th and 14th. Alternatively, dinner may also be taken to-go on both days with two three-course prix-fixe meals and a bottle of sparkling wine available for $140. Find Traveler’s Table on Toast to pre-order.

520 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

8. Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130, Katy, TX 77494
a spread of sushi roll slices with avocado, jalapeño and what looks like red tuna
Tobiuo’s Valentine’s Day menu includes hot and cold tastings as well as dessert.
Tobiuo Suchi and Bar/Facebook

The five-course menu at Tobiuo is the definition of an at-home feast, boasting hot and cold tastings, a nigiri course, entrées and dessert presented in a dynamic and fun way. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this unique experience is available to-go for $150 per couple from February 11-14. Call 281-394-7156 to pre-order.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130
Katy, TX 77494

9. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Share corn and squash empanadas, wood-grilled tenderloin slathered in adobo sauce, and more excellent Mexican eats with this Montrose favorite’s four-course couple’s menu. Available February 11-14 for $110 per couple, call the restaurant at 713-524-7744 to pre-order.

1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

10. a'Bouzy

2300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

Rosé all Valentine’s Day! A’bouzy has paired bottles of rosé with a long-stemmed red rose as a perfect gift for the pink wine drinker in your life. Choose from one of three tiers — each featuring a still and a sparkling varietal — ranging in price from $120 to $168, and including bottles like Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Brut NV and Whispering Angel Rosé by Château d’Esclans. Call 713-722-6899 to order by February 11 for pick-up on February 13th or 14th.

2300 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

11. Pondicheri

2800 Kirby Dr b132, Houston, TX 77098

Dietary restrictions are definitely not a problem at Pondicheri, which will serve a five-course menu for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike on Valentine’s Day weekend. The $80 meatless experience boasts items like asparagus pea soup and tandoori paneer, while the $100 omnivore option features lobster samosas and lamb masala steak. Visit pondicheri.com/valentines-take-away/ to pre-order for pick-up at 12 and 4 pm February 12-14 at the Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop.

2800 Kirby Dr b132
Houston, TX 77098

12. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

5839 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

This Houston icon is an obvious choice for Valentine’s Day, with options like 16 oz prime ribeye, 14 oz prime New York strip, and broiled Ora king salmon with jumbo lump crab on the menu. And because it’s Valentine’s Day, definitely order two desserts, perhaps the key lime pie and red velvet brownie? Call 713-780-7352 to order.

5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

13. Tony's

3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046

Bring home a three-course dinner from one of Houston’s most beloved special occasion eateries on Valentine’s Day, complete with crab sausage fettuccine with vodka sauce, artichoke salad with pesto vinaigrette, cacio e pepe pasta, and Mediterranean branzino. Available for curbside pick-up for two for $150 on Sunday, February 14th. visit the restaurant’s website to order online.

3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

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