Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants

Friday, February 10, 2012


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Wherever you take your Valentine, it'll be special if it's in Rhode Island.

Restaurants in Rhode Island are gearing up for the most romantic day of the year with indulgent specialty selections for everyone to enjoy. Hotels, bars, non-profits, and others are close behind, hosting steamy specials to tickle your inner romantic fancy.

Cocktails and Couples Looking for something fun and creative to do with that special someone over the weekend? TiNi cocktail class may be just the thing. This class explores the role of cocktails in relationships, focusing on basic bartending skills with plenty of time to indulge in your creations, snack on some treats, and explore cocktail culture, actively mixing four different drinks. Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. $50 per person. Contact Lexi @ Al Forno: 401-273-9767 or Darius @ Tini: 401-383-2400.

Blush Winebar is offering a special Valentine’s Prix-fixe menu and Champagne Tasting! Indulge in their Valentine’s Prix- Fixe Dinner for two. Appetizers and entrees include Calamari Fritte, Lobster Wontons, Fusilli all Grey Goose, and Seared Diver Scallops. Lastly, indulge in incredible desserts, Chocolate Seduction and Cheesecake Lollipops. Blush is also having a Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting from 5-9 p.m., $40 per ticket. Blush Winebar, 332 Atwells Ave, Providence. For more information: call 401.270.0050, or visit

Ocean House Tides in Westerly offers a romantic getaway and sweet events for everyone. For the true romantics, enjoy a five-course dinner while listening to the soothing melody of classic love songs performed by the Salt Marsh Opera on February 11th. Executive Chef John Kolesar of Ocean House’s fine dining restaurant, Seasons, will be providing a special menu on Valentine’s Day. Other events include a three-course dinner using local ingredients from Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, Rhode Island, various wine tasting activities, a journey into all things beer, and a deliciously different spa recipe. For dates and details visit

Midwinter on Angell  Knights in shining armor, the birth of chivalry, ladies of the court. Celebrate Valentine’s Day medieval-style at Central Congregational Church in Providence with a grand feast of food, mirth, and songs of love in a medieval English manor. The feasting includes a traditional "boar's head" dinner, Renaissance rituals, and Middle Age music performed by the Central Adult Choir. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Central Congregational Church. Midwinter on Angell, held on Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence. $45 per person. For reservations, call 401-331-1960 or email [email protected].

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Providence will celebrate the passion this year with three evenings through February 12th through 14th of luxe specials and a complimentary $25 Fleming’s Dining Card to use toward a future rendezvous with their sweetheart for couples. Filet Mignon & Prawns, Prime New York Strip & King Crab, and Colossal North Atlantic Lobster Tail with Red Velvet Cake with Espresso Truffles will be offered. Wine Director Maeve Pesquera has crafted a Cupid-perfect cocktail: The Bella-Tini, a Bellini-inspired cocktail with Belvedere Vodka, peach purée and Mas Fi Cava sparkling wine. Reservations at

Sakonnet Vineyard's Annual Valentine Open House  Sample delectable treats at Sakonnet Vineyards will be hosting their Annual Valentine Open House. Enjoy a barrel tasting, and famous port truffles! February 11. 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Free. Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 West Main Rd., Little Compton.

Share the Love  Join the Marriot Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m. for a magical Valentine's Day dinner and concert. The menu is presented to you by award-winning Chef Franco Paterno and entertainment from top vocalist Kelley Lennon. Proceeds from this event will help benefit the Providence Rescue Mission. Call 401-553-0400 for tickets. $125 per couple or $65 per person. Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms Street, Providence.

In downtown Providence, Aspire at the Hotel Providence will be offering a Valentine's special of a 3-course dinner, flute of champagne, and valet parking, for $65, from February 11-14. Reservations are required; call 401-521-3333. Interested in making a night of it? Check out the Hotel Providence's special romance package during those same dates, including rose petal turndown service. Call 401-861-8000 for more information and reservations.

ACE Bistro is offering an elegant Valentine’s day evening featuring a three course dinner prepared by Recent Graduates of the Amos Culinary Education Program at the Friendship Café. All proceeds from the event benefit the Amos Culinary Education Program. 6:30 p.m. 500 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island, $50 Per Person. Place your reservation with Michael at [email protected].

Gracie’s in Providence is opening its doors Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, in honor of Valentine’s Day, calling all lovebirds to partake in a special restaurant opening featuring a sweet-sipping specialty cocktail, decadent dessert for two, and complimentary couple photos. While Executive Chef Matthew Varga prepares culinary delights from the restaurant’s new winter menu, Wine & Spirits Director Jason Wessel will tempt guests at the opening of the meal with “Mon Cheri,” a winter-flavored sparkler with a medley of citrus and berry tastes concocted especially for Valentine’s Day. Gracie’s Valentine’s Day “Dessert for Two” will feature Chocolate Cake Doughnuts made from hazelnut nougatine, blood orange ganache and cardamom, and topped with spiked whipped cream. To complement the dessert, Wessel crafted a sweet and smooth “Berries & Spice” cocktail. More information: or call 401.272.7811.

Chez Pascal on Providence's East Side will be offering a special menu February 14th that evening featuring three love filled courses with dishes like Cream of Porcini Mushroom Soup with Potato & Celery Root Salad and a Mushroom Flan and Local Cod Filet with Crispy Potato Terrine, Braised Red Cabbage, Crispy Sunchokes & Truffle.

Celebrate Your Love with Chow Fun Food Group, an ensemble of award winning restaurants offering indulgent specials for Valentine’s Day, the only tough thing: deciding where to eat! Restaurants include:

XO Café will feature a specialty six-course tasting menu from Chef Simon Keating, featuring Bomster Scallop, Hill Orchard Apple Sorbet, and Ménage a Trois of Duck, and White Chocolate Crème Brulee with cranberry fudge.  $50 per person, For more information or to make reservations, please call 401-273-9090, or visit 125 North Main Street.

10 Prime Steak & Sushi will offer two special starters paired with two glasses of Veuve Cliquot, scrumptious entrée selections, and a luscious Valentine’s dessert, Sin & Sex Cake with maple ice cream and passion fruit cream. For more information or reservations please call 401-453-BEEF (2333) or 55 Pine Street.

Rick’s Roadhouse will offer a Valentine’s Menu for Two, beginning with a choice of appetizers to share, followed by a choice of entrees. Dinner will conclude with a choice of desserts to share: Strawberry Shortcake or Campfire S’mores. For more information or reservations, please call401- 272-7675 or visit 370 Richmond Street, Providence.

At Luxe Burger Bar guests can enjoy a specialty meal and the ultimate indulgence: Luxe’s feature Valentine’s dessert, an Oreogasm: four homemade chocolate chip cookies wrapped around Oreos and baked until golden brown. For more information call 401-621-5893 or 5 Memorial Boulevard.

Harry’s Bar & Burger will feature a selection of Valentine’s Day specials, including Fried Zucchini Sticks with chipotle ketchup dipping sauce and for dessert, a Fried Twinkie with chocolate and caramel drizzle. For more information, please call 401-228-7437 or visit 121 North Main Street.

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