Don’t forget to make reservations for the most important date night of the year! Boston Back Bay has you covered with the best Valentine’s Day dining locales to take your special someone.
Bar Boulud Boston
776 Boylston Street
Escape to Bar Boulud, a French bistro, this Valentine’s Day. Chef Daniel Boulud has crafted a special three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner in addition to the bistro’s regular menu. Entrees include the choice of crab ravioli, halibut, or a beef duo. Close out the night with a special chocolate dessert to share.
Why We Love It: Bar Boulud is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. With windows overlooking Boylston Street and a warm ambience inside, Bar Boulud is the perfect brassiere to celebrate any occasion.
Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston Street
Enjoy beautiful Public Garden views as you savor some of Boston’s finest French food. This four-course prixe fixe menu by Chef Josue Louis features multiple choices for each course as well as an optional Chef’s course with the choice of seared foie gras or potato gnocchi.
Why We Love It: Bistro du Midi, inspired by farmhouses in the South of France, features classic Provençal cuisine with a unique and modern presentation. Give in to your French temptations this Valentine’s Day; you won’t regret it.
120 Huntington Avenue
Enjoy succulent French fare with an art-deco theme inside the Colonnade Hotel. Chef Nicholas Calias has crafted a four-course menu, also available a la carte, for this Valentine’s Day. Choice of entrees include lobster gratin, bouillabaisse, lamb, and dover sole.
Why We Love It: Brassiere JO enables you to make the night even more personal with its special upgrades available. Allow Brassiere JO to handle everything with their Gold or Diamond Packages which include roses, chocolate, and a bottle of champagne!
65 Exeter Street
If you are looking for somewhere a bit more comfortable to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, City Table is for you. Located in the Lenox Hotel, City Table offers craft cocktails and a classic, yet innovative American menu. In addition to its regular menu, City Table’s Valentine’s Day Specials include oysters, lobster, and red velvet cake for two.
Why We Love It: City Table is a more casual neighborhood eatery with a menu full of comfort food. After dinner, head upstairs to one of the Lenox’s fireplace suites to make the night even more special.
75 Arlington Street
This Boston favorite is sure to not disappoint this Valentine’s Day. Davio’s three-course menu is sure to please people of all palates. With options for the meat-lover, pasta-lover, and vegetarian, Davio’s has thought of everyone for this special date night.
Why We Love It: Davio’s is an Italian steakhouse with modern flair. Their dining room is open and airy yet each table feels secluded and intimate. Their generous portions will also leave you feeling satisfied.
371 Commonwealth Avenue
On the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts sits a modern French restaurant with locally sourced food. This Valentine’s Day Chef Chris Coombs has created a special four-course menu that is sure to wow. Deuxave has the finest of entree options which include duck breast, sea bass, and a duo of venison and short rib.
Why We Love It: With windows overlooking brownstones and crackling fireplaces inside, Deuxave is a perfect romantic setting to spend Valentine’s Day. The restaurant’s sophisticated plates and attention to detail is sure to please you and your date.
Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar
79 Park Plaza
Mix up your plate this Valentine’s Day by heading to Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar for Mediterranean fare. Their four-course menu features entrees such as beef short ribs, mushroom moussaka, sea bass, and braised lamb. Finish off the night with a Greek dessert tasting for the table.
Why We Love It: Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar features modern Greek food that won’t leave you overly-stuffed. The restaurant features contemporary artwork that will make you feel like you are in a galley. Doretta Taverna’s also sets itself apart from the rest with its unique raw bar and international wine program.
131 Clarendon St
Allow Flour to make your sweetheart something sweet this Valentine’s Day. Joanne Chang, James Beard Winner for 2016, has crafted a special pastry menu to sweeten up your night. Whether you want something fruity or chocolate, the special menu has something that will please all that have a sweet tooth.
Why We Love It: Boston favorite, Flour Bakery, is the perfect spot to pick up dessert if you would prefer to cook your sweetheart something for dinner. While you might be an excellent cook, save the pastries to the professionals. All of these Valentine’s pastries will be showstoppers and a good way to show someone you care.
Il Pesce at Eataly
800 Boylston Street
Dine by candlelight in Verona without ever leaving Boston. Il Pesce transforms into the city where Rome and Juliet first fell in love this Valentine’s Day. The night includes a special a la carte menu, extensive wine list, and a decadent dessert to share.
Why We Love It: If you are dreaming of being in Europe, Il Pesce will take you there for a night. This intimate restaurant is sure to make you and your Valentine feel special as you are treated to a Chef’s Feast of seafood and other delectable options. This will be a night not to miss!
Eataly’s 15 Shades of Red: A Wine and Chocolate Affair
Eataly has crafted this special event that pairs two great combinations, chocolate and wine! The night includes full access to 15 varieties of red wine and artisan Italian chocolate sure to make all hearts swoon.
Why We Love It: If you are looking for something out-of-the-box to do this Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day!) this event would be perfect for any wine and chocolate lover. To make the night a bit more complete, you can also savor bites from a special menu!
Tickets $50 per person. Reserve here.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
This Valentine’s Day, Fleming’s has you covered from soup to nuts – or from champagne to diamonds, as it may be. Reserve at Fleming’s for a four course dinner for you and sweetheart, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, and a stunning necklace from one of the world’s most iconic jewelers.
Why We Love it: Fleming’s takes the classic steakhouse concept and ups the ante. Their fabulous USDA prime steaks are only the tip of the iceberg; the seafood offerings are just as indulgent and every bit as delicious. Their Valentine’s Day menu offers both. Enjoy a filet mignon or New Zealand grilled salmon, both paired with either a colossal shrimp or king crab leg. Plus, this special menu is available from February 9 – 18, so you have the option of celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long.
Lucca Back Bay
116 Huntington Avenue
Classic Italian favorite Lucca will make any pasta lover happy this Valentine’s Day. Chef Anthony Mazzotta has crafted a special three-course prixe fixe menu featuring Italian favorites like chicken roulade, bolognese, and cavatelli. Finish off the night with one of the decadent desserts!
Why We Love It: Everyone loves the North End, but Lucca is just steps away from Newbury Street where you can take a leisurely stroll before or after dinner. Lucca’s lounge is the perfect place to relax before dinner and the dining room’s twenty foot windows allow for great people watching onto Huntington Avenue.
406 Stuart Street
Indulge in upscale comfort food that is regionally sourced at Post 390 this Valentine’s Day. Start your meal with Italian favorite cacio e pepe or warm carrot soup before indulging on filet mignon or bank cod and then finishing the night with tres leches cake or chocolate mousse cake.
Why We Love It: This two-floor urban tavern is the perfect place if you are looking for a location with a bit more energy. To make the evening even more special, Post 390 is offering 50% off half bottles of champagne! With multiple fireplaces and an expansive bar, Post 390 is sure to be a memorable experience for your Valentine.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
190 Newbury Street
Stephanie’s on Newbury is offering Valentine’s Day menu with two appetizer and entree specials and a decadent, shareable dessert special. Treat your sweetheart to pan seared scallops or baked brie to start, then cozy up to an entree of whole roasted branzino, served boneless and stuffed with chestnuts, brussels sprouts, and fennel, or a grilled porterhouse steak with southern whipped potatoes and a sweet onion demi. You’ll know that you really love your sweetheart if you’re willing to share the desert: a molten chocolate cake for two with raspberry sabaylon and chocolate covered strawberry.
Why We Love It: Stephanie’s covers all of your bases. It’s your go-to spot for home cooking away from home, with fresh, exciting dishes and a killer beverage program. It’s chic and modern without the pretension, so that you and your Valentine can focus on each other, not which fork to use first. And it’s centrally located for a romantic after dinner stroll down Newbury Street or Comm Ave.
STRIP by Strega
64 Arlington Street
This Vegas style steakhouse, located at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, is the place to go if you a looking for a prime cut of meat this Valentine’s Day. STRIP by Strega has crafted the ultimate Chef’s Special for Two this Valentine’s Day in addition to its regular menu. The menu includes a lobster and ricotta appetizer, surf and turf entree, and a petit four dessert.
Why We Love It: STRIP by Strega is the perfect place to go to to share a meal with your sweetheart. You will be in awe over the dining room as it is full of sleek touches and modern art. STRIP by Strega sticks to the Verano Group tradition with its large cuts of meat and pasta sides that are perfect for a decadent Valentine’s Day.
Top of the Hub
Spend an evening at the Top of the Hub for a romantic dinner under the stars. Chef Michael Chandler has created a special four-course menu with optional wine pairings to make your evening special. Entree options include chateaubriand, roasted halibut, and roasted duck breast. Close off the night with a Valentine’s Day Dessert Medley with a macaron, mousse cup, chocolate dipped strawberries, and red velvet cake.
Why We Love It: The Top of the Hub will give any couple a night to remember when dining on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center Building. Glass walls offer phenomenal views of the city while you are comfortably seated at an intimate table. To make the night even more special, you can enjoy live jazz music while you dine.