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18 Houston Restaurants That Will Help Make Valentine’s Day Special

Spoil your sweetheart with an intimate dinner for two at one of these romantic restaurants

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Pondicheri is offering two five-course meals for Valentine’s Day
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Say what you will about the corny candy hearts, the loud red and pink décor, and the “Be mine” love notes tucked in oversized bouquets — Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend a romantic meal with your significant other, and with the holiday falling on a Monday this year, festivities may ensue all weekend long. In addition to offering exclusive dining specials and beverage choices, many restaurants are doing all of the leg work when it comes to setting the mood, too. Fresh flower arrangements, fizzy glasses of champagne, and boxes of chocolate await. Whether it’s an elegant, caviar-fueled meal at one of Houston’s fancy fixtures or a chef-led tasting experience at a sushi bar hideout, consider this a guide of where to dine with your Valentine.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Back Table

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2301 N Millbend Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 364-6400
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Let the lush, natural landscape of the Woodlands Resort serve as the backdrop for a meal at the newly opened Back Table, helmed by Michelin and James Beard-trained chef Jonathan Lestingi. A three-course prix fixe menu is available for $80 per person from February 11-14, with selections including grilled filet mignon and lemon box pie with gingerbread crust, candied ginger and mulled blackberry. Stay overnight at the resort, and make a weekend of it with a round of golf or a visit to the spa.

La Vie En Rose cocktail in a glass with rosemary and a strawberry.
Enjoy a prix fix dinner at Woodlands Resort’s restaurant Back Table, and then opt for a round of golf or a visit to the spa.
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2. Trattoria Sofia

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911 W 11th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 804-0429
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Berg Hospitality’s newest restaurant has raised the bar for romantic dining in the Heights. With oversized banquettes, a softly-lit dining room, and a live olive tree on the covered, climate-controlled terrace, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Dinner specials, offered from February 11 to 14, include a complimentary box of chocolates as a gift to guests.

3. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
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This boutique steakhouse, with its striking rooftop views of the Downtown skyline, is always a stellar choice for date night, and on Valentine’s weekend, guests can expect an evening of pure romance. Between February 11 and February 14, the restaurant will offer dinner specials and the option to add an arrangement of red roses from John Friedman Flowers to their reservation. All guests dining on Valentine’s Day will be treated to a complimentary box of chocolates.

4. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 668-5808
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Tucked away in Uptown Park, this bistro is just as romantic as one might think. Vintage chandeliers bedeck the dining room, and the rustic art and French décor make it feel like a Parisian getaway. From February 11 to 13, guests may choose between a special four-course menu for $85 per guest, or opt for a la carte options. The coursed-out menu is offered exclusively on February 14.

5. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
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Located in a 1940s-era house, this River Oaks restaurant offers a memorable setting for Valentine’s weekend. Cozy tables are spread out across the courtyard and situated near crackly fireplaces inside the snug dining room. A four-course menu will be offered for $120 per couple on February 11 and 12, while a Valentine’s Day menu will be available for $85 per guest on February 14. All menus are also available to-go.

6. Toro Toro

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1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 650-1300
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Situated inside the posh Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown, this Pan-Latin steakhouse helmed by celeb chef Richard Sandoval, is a solid choice for couples looking to try something new. Between February 12 and 14, a multi-course, prix fixe dinner with highlights like tuna tiradito, Cusco pork empanada, and a 20-ounce cowboy ribeye will be offered for $125 per guest. Take advantage of the hotel’s “Celebrate Romance” package, and enjoy an overnight stay with a bottle of bubbly, strawberries, and late checkout.

7. Turner's

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1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1212
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Though normally closed on Sundays and Mondays, Berg Hospitality’s romantic Uptown hideaway will remain open from February 11 to 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. In true Turner’s fashion, a pianist will set the mood with live music in the dining room, and guests may choose to add on a bouquet of fresh flowers from John Friedman Flowers to their reservation. 

8. Ouisie's Table

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3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 528-2264
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Ouisie’s Table is giving couples a chance to get a head start on Valentine’s Day dining with a special menu available on February 13 and 14. Start with complimentary wine and chocolate before settling in for a multi-course meal with choices like short rib cannelloni, horseradish crusted snapper with orange sauce, and strawberry chocolate mousse torte.

9. Brennan's of Houston

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3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711
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Couples hoping to ring in a romantic evening at Brennan’s can rest easy — the beloved Midtown restaurant, which is normally closed on Mondays, will open on February 14 for a festive Valentine’s celebration. A three-course menu featuring house favorites like snapping turtle soup and scallops and lobster risotto is available for $85 per guest, along with festive photo ops and live music by the Vincent Gross Jazz Trio.

10. 13 celsius

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3000 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 529-8466
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Nestled on a quiet, residential Midtown street, this sophisticated wine bar is open for regular service Friday through Sunday of Valentine’s weekend but will spotlight classic French wine and cuisine during a ticketed event at 6:30 p.m. on February 14. The five-course dinner, curated by chef Joseph Apa, will complement wines chosen by wine director Adele Corrigan. Seats are $175 per guest.

11. Truluck's

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5350 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 783-7270
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Lobster lovers should consider this seafood haven in Uptown as a prime choice for Valentine’s Day. Dine-in specials, available February 11-14, include Maine lobster ravioli made with handmade pasta and a butter-poached tail for $89. As a bonus, the restaurant’s dessert specials — a strawberry chocolate cake topped with strawberry cream cheese icing and a chocolate-dipped strawberry — are offered all month for $14.

12. Musaafer

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5115 Westheimer Rd Suite C-3500
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 242-8087
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With dishes like vegetarian biryani nigiri with mushroom oyster raita, Musaafer’s Valentine’s Day tasting experience will awaken the senses. A feast for the eyes and palate, the five-course lunch seating starts at noon for $120 per guest, while the seven-course meal is offered at either 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. on February 14 for $150 per guest.

Oysters topped with breadcrumbs.
Musafeer will offer a five-course lunch and a seven-course dinner for Valentine’s Day.
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13. Hidden Omakase

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5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 496-2633
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This exclusive sushi destination, which offers omakase-style dining led by chef Niki Vongthong, is adding romantic touches to its seatings throughout Valentine’s weekend. From February 10 to February 14, guests will be treated to complimentary bubbles, a rose, and a heart-shaped chocolate cookie. Insider tip: Hidden Omakase is BYOB, so bring along a bottle of choice to toast your love.

14. Gatsby's

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4319 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 393-7282
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With muted lighting, deep crimson-colored furniture, and a soundtrack of classic jazz, this Montrose newbie serves as a sexy destination for Valentine’s Day. Its special three-course menu is available only on February 14. Selections include Caesar salad, a 24 oz porterhouse steak topped with crispy shrimp and butter sauce, and red velvet cake. Seats are $120 per guest.

Gatsby’s Valentine’s Day set-up, with a bottle of wine, steak, caesar salad, and desserts.
Gatsby’s in Montrose offers a sultry and swanky ambience for a Valentine’s Day feast.
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15. Tony’s  

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3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

A common go-to for celebrating romantic evenings, this fine-dining stalwart will offer a four-course, multi-choice, prix fixe dinner on February 14 for seatings at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., plus an elegant three-course dinner for two to-go for $150 per couple. Splurge for a bottle of vino from Tony’s featured Valentine’s Day list including producers like Grand Cru and Contadi-Castaldi.

16. Coppa Osteria

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5210 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 522-3535
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Coppa is giving new meaning to making Valentine’s Day “special” — the Rice Village osteria has built its holiday menu from the most beloved specials of 2021, and will present them together as an epic five-course meal. Guests can partake at the restaurant, or opt to take the meal home — from February 11 to 14.

17. Dandelion Cafe

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5405 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401
(832) 988-9210
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This casual coffee house gem offers a charming alternative to formal dining on Valentine’s Day. Strawberry mimosas are buy one, get one for a penny on February 14. Homemade sugar cookies, also available by the dozen and half-dozen, are $3.75 each.

18. Pier 6

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113 6th St
San Leon, TX 77539
(281) 339-1515
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As if spending Valentine’s Day at a waterfront restaurant isn’t romantic enough, Pier 6 is setting the mood with personal touches at every turn. The restaurant will be open on February 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a special menu, fragrant fresh flower centerpieces, and a balloon wall that serves as the perfect backdrop for photos. Guests can also spring for a surprise bouquet of flowers from Robin’s florist, which will be delivered directly to the restaurant and held until the designated reservation time.

1. Back Table

2301 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
La Vie En Rose cocktail in a glass with rosemary and a strawberry.
Enjoy a prix fix dinner at Woodlands Resort’s restaurant Back Table, and then opt for a round of golf or a visit to the spa.
Mario Santos

Let the lush, natural landscape of the Woodlands Resort serve as the backdrop for a meal at the newly opened Back Table, helmed by Michelin and James Beard-trained chef Jonathan Lestingi. A three-course prix fixe menu is available for $80 per person from February 11-14, with selections including grilled filet mignon and lemon box pie with gingerbread crust, candied ginger and mulled blackberry. Stay overnight at the resort, and make a weekend of it with a round of golf or a visit to the spa.

2301 N Millbend Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380

2. Trattoria Sofia

911 W 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

Berg Hospitality’s newest restaurant has raised the bar for romantic dining in the Heights. With oversized banquettes, a softly-lit dining room, and a live olive tree on the covered, climate-controlled terrace, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Dinner specials, offered from February 11 to 14, include a complimentary box of chocolates as a gift to guests.

911 W 11th St
Houston, TX 77008

3. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

This boutique steakhouse, with its striking rooftop views of the Downtown skyline, is always a stellar choice for date night, and on Valentine’s weekend, guests can expect an evening of pure romance. Between February 11 and February 14, the restaurant will offer dinner specials and the option to add an arrangement of red roses from John Friedman Flowers to their reservation. All guests dining on Valentine’s Day will be treated to a complimentary box of chocolates.

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Tucked away in Uptown Park, this bistro is just as romantic as one might think. Vintage chandeliers bedeck the dining room, and the rustic art and French décor make it feel like a Parisian getaway. From February 11 to 13, guests may choose between a special four-course menu for $85 per guest, or opt for a la carte options. The coursed-out menu is offered exclusively on February 14.

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

5. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019

Located in a 1940s-era house, this River Oaks restaurant offers a memorable setting for Valentine’s weekend. Cozy tables are spread out across the courtyard and situated near crackly fireplaces inside the snug dining room. A four-course menu will be offered for $120 per couple on February 11 and 12, while a Valentine’s Day menu will be available for $85 per guest on February 14. All menus are also available to-go.

1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

6. Toro Toro

1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

Situated inside the posh Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown, this Pan-Latin steakhouse helmed by celeb chef Richard Sandoval, is a solid choice for couples looking to try something new. Between February 12 and 14, a multi-course, prix fixe dinner with highlights like tuna tiradito, Cusco pork empanada, and a 20-ounce cowboy ribeye will be offered for $125 per guest. Take advantage of the hotel’s “Celebrate Romance” package, and enjoy an overnight stay with a bottle of bubbly, strawberries, and late checkout.

1300 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

7. Turner's

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way, Houston, TX 77056

Though normally closed on Sundays and Mondays, Berg Hospitality’s romantic Uptown hideaway will remain open from February 11 to 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. In true Turner’s fashion, a pianist will set the mood with live music in the dining room, and guests may choose to add on a bouquet of fresh flowers from John Friedman Flowers to their reservation. 

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056

8. Ouisie's Table

3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027

Ouisie’s Table is giving couples a chance to get a head start on Valentine’s Day dining with a special menu available on February 13 and 14. Start with complimentary wine and chocolate before settling in for a multi-course meal with choices like short rib cannelloni, horseradish crusted snapper with orange sauce, and strawberry chocolate mousse torte.

3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

9. Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006

Couples hoping to ring in a romantic evening at Brennan’s can rest easy — the beloved Midtown restaurant, which is normally closed on Mondays, will open on February 14 for a festive Valentine’s celebration. A three-course menu featuring house favorites like snapping turtle soup and scallops and lobster risotto is available for $85 per guest, along with festive photo ops and live music by the Vincent Gross Jazz Trio.

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

10. 13 celsius

3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Nestled on a quiet, residential Midtown street, this sophisticated wine bar is open for regular service Friday through Sunday of Valentine’s weekend but will spotlight classic French wine and cuisine during a ticketed event at 6:30 p.m. on February 14. The five-course dinner, curated by chef Joseph Apa, will complement wines chosen by wine director Adele Corrigan. Seats are $175 per guest.

3000 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004

11. Truluck's

5350 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Lobster lovers should consider this seafood haven in Uptown as a prime choice for Valentine’s Day. Dine-in specials, available February 11-14, include Maine lobster ravioli made with handmade pasta and a butter-poached tail for $89. As a bonus, the restaurant’s dessert specials — a strawberry chocolate cake topped with strawberry cream cheese icing and a chocolate-dipped strawberry — are offered all month for $14.

5350 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

12. Musaafer

5115 Westheimer Rd Suite C-3500, Houston, TX 77056
Oysters topped with breadcrumbs.
Musafeer will offer a five-course lunch and a seven-course dinner for Valentine’s Day.
Raydon Creative

With dishes like vegetarian biryani nigiri with mushroom oyster raita, Musaafer’s Valentine’s Day tasting experience will awaken the senses. A feast for the eyes and palate, the five-course lunch seating starts at noon for $120 per guest, while the seven-course meal is offered at either 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. on February 14 for $150 per guest.

5115 Westheimer Rd Suite C-3500
Houston, TX 77056

13. Hidden Omakase

5353 W Alabama St #102, Houston, TX 77056

This exclusive sushi destination, which offers omakase-style dining led by chef Niki Vongthong, is adding romantic touches to its seatings throughout Valentine’s weekend. From February 10 to February 14, guests will be treated to complimentary bubbles, a rose, and a heart-shaped chocolate cookie. Insider tip: Hidden Omakase is BYOB, so bring along a bottle of choice to toast your love.

5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056

14. Gatsby's

4319 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Gatsby’s Valentine’s Day set-up, with a bottle of wine, steak, caesar salad, and desserts.
Gatsby’s in Montrose offers a sultry and swanky ambience for a Valentine’s Day feast.
Raydon Creative

With muted lighting, deep crimson-colored furniture, and a soundtrack of classic jazz, this Montrose newbie serves as a sexy destination for Valentine’s Day. Its special three-course menu is available only on February 14. Selections include Caesar salad, a 24 oz porterhouse steak topped with crispy shrimp and butter sauce, and red velvet cake. Seats are $120 per guest.

4319 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

15. Tony’s  

3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046

A common go-to for celebrating romantic evenings, this fine-dining stalwart will offer a four-course, multi-choice, prix fixe dinner on February 14 for seatings at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., plus an elegant three-course dinner for two to-go for $150 per couple. Splurge for a bottle of vino from Tony’s featured Valentine’s Day list including producers like Grand Cru and Contadi-Castaldi.

3755 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

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16. Coppa Osteria

5210 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005

Coppa is giving new meaning to making Valentine’s Day “special” — the Rice Village osteria has built its holiday menu from the most beloved specials of 2021, and will present them together as an epic five-course meal. Guests can partake at the restaurant, or opt to take the meal home — from February 11 to 14.

5210 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005

17. Dandelion Cafe

5405 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401

This casual coffee house gem offers a charming alternative to formal dining on Valentine’s Day. Strawberry mimosas are buy one, get one for a penny on February 14. Homemade sugar cookies, also available by the dozen and half-dozen, are $3.75 each.

5405 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401

18. Pier 6

113 6th St, San Leon, TX 77539

As if spending Valentine’s Day at a waterfront restaurant isn’t romantic enough, Pier 6 is setting the mood with personal touches at every turn. The restaurant will be open on February 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a special menu, fragrant fresh flower centerpieces, and a balloon wall that serves as the perfect backdrop for photos. Guests can also spring for a surprise bouquet of flowers from Robin’s florist, which will be delivered directly to the restaurant and held until the designated reservation time.

113 6th St
San Leon, TX 77539

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