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The best Fort Worth restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day 2022

The best Fort Worth restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day 2022

Emmaline Valentine's Day champagne
Toast to love all Valentine's weekend long. Photo by Becca Wright

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Monday. That means we have a Valentine's Day Weekend on our hands, since doing a special romantic dinner is a lot easier to execute on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, than it is a Monday.

Thus, most of the restaurants on this list are hosting "Valentine's Day" dinners all weekend long. The dates are noted.

Here are the Fort Worth-area restaurants hosting special events to wine and dine valentines. (The list will continue to grow as more are announced.)

97 West
The restaurant at the Stockyards' Hotel Drover is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for $135 per person (with an add-on option of bubbly or wine pairings for $80). Menu includes starter choices of Whipped Feta, Fried Green Tomatoes, or Baked Oysters; entree choice of Beef Tenderloin, Herb Crusted Mahi Mahi, or Chicken Fried Steak Au Poivre; and for dessert, Chocolate Flourless Torte. Available 5-10 pm February 14 only. (Special red velvet pancakes will be available during brunch February 12-13). Reservations via Open Table.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The Shops at Clearfork steakhouse offers Valentine's Day dinner for dining in or to-go. All guests dining in February 14 will receive a complimentary small box of chocolates. Flower arrangements from Cityview Florist will also be available for the table upon making reservations. (Floral orders must be placed 48 hours in advance.) Or order dinner for two to-go ($195) which comes with choice of two apps, two sides, entrée, and dessert. Main course options include chateaubriand, beef Wellington, and filet mignon. (Note that the entrée will need to be prepared and heating instructions will be included.) Flowers may be included with to-go orders, as well.  

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar
Chef-driven restaurant in Grapevine's Hotel Vin is offering a cleverly named "Love the Wine You're With" Champagne wine dinner — a four-course dinner paired with vintage Champagne in the Tuscany Ballroom, 7-10 pm Friday, February 11 only. The $210 per-person ticket includes the menu of Foie Gras Torchon, Lobster Bisque, Black Truffles Beef Wellington, and Blood Orange Champagne Creme Brulee — plus Champagne. Reserve tickets here

Blue Mesa Grill
Special brunch on February 13 features street tacos, red chile salmon, enchiladas, Adobe Pie, omelets, migas, huevos rancheros, chicken & Belgian waffles, breakfast potatoes, chimayo corn, salads, fruit, and house-made desserts. Valentine additions include sparkling rosé, mimosas, and chocolate fountain. $28. 817-332-6372.

Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
Bonnell’s will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu ($115 per person, plus tax and gratuity) one night only, February 14. Online reservations are full but check with the restaurant directly for any last-minute cancellations. Fully-cooked, cold-packed dinner for two (with reheating instructions) is available for takeout. The three-course meal ($150 for two) includes Caesar salad, lobster tail and beef tenderloin filets with sides, and chocolate ganache tart with Melt cherries jubilee ice cream. Order by Tuesday, February 8.

Brio Italian Grille
Special entrees include Parmesan-crusted Chilean sea bass and Parmesan-crusted beef medallions, $32-$34, comes with marble chocolate chip brulée cheesecake dessert. February 11-14.

Buca di Beppo
Valentine’s Lasagna Lovefeast for two includes heart-shaped layers of meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan, with small salad, garlic bread and cannoli. $60, for dine-in or to-go. February 13-14.

Capital Grille
Dishes include lobster & crab cakes, calamari, tenderloin with lobster tails, asparagus with lemon mosto. February 11-14. 817-348-9200.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Four-course dinner for two includes choices from mozzarella marinara, tomato caprese with burrata, Caesar, house, or Italian salad, Sicilian chicken soup or soup of the day, lasagne, fettucine Carrabba, chicken Bryan, chicken marsala, Tuscan-grilled sirloin or filet, salmon, sogno di cioccolata, or berries and butter cake. $60, for dining-in or to-go, from February 10-21.

Central Market
Special Valentine's takeout meals for two include Beef Tenderloin ($169.99), Lobster ($179.99), Beef Tenderloin and Lobster ($199.99), and Vegetarian Lasagna ($49.99). All come with several sides and dessert, plus macarons for an extra sweet finish. Orders may be placed online or by calling the stores starting February 1. Specific pickup times will be scheduled February 12-14, 10 am-5 pm. Last order time is 6 pm February 11 or when supplies run out. Fort Worth, 817-989-4700; Southlake, 817-310-5600.

Chef Point
Both the Watauga and Colleyville locations will offer a special Valentine's Day menu, February 14 only. Entree offerings include chicken and waffles, Hawaiian salmon, scallops and grits, smoked teres major, and rack of lamb. Add a glass of sparkling, or an entire mimosa flight. Book reservations online. Watauga, 817-656-0080; Colleyville, 817-482-5030.

Classic at Roanoke
The Roanoke fine-dining restaurant offers a three-course, prix-fixe Valentine's dinner February 14 only. The $85 per-person dinner meal includes choice of salad or tomato-basil soup; entree choices of grilled Australian lamb chops, seared maple leaf duck breast, pan-seared salmon, beef tenderloin, or vegetarian radiatore pasta; with dessert of either buttermilk blueberry pie, Texas sheet cake, or mango sorbet. Book at Open Table or call 817-430-8185.

Cotton Patch Cafe
Chicken fried chicken or chicken fried steak for two, with choice of two sides, $22. Plus Hummingbird Cake, a seasonal spice cake with pineapple and banana, cream cheese icing, toasted coconut, and chopped pecans. February 4-March 8.

Eatzi's
Feast for two includes choices from Wagyu sirloin, crab-stuffed lobster tails, or filet Mignon with horseradish butter, all served with berry panzanella salad, lobster bisque, and pot de crème. Order by February 13 for pickup February 11-15 at Eatzis.com/Valentines.

El Chico
Meal for two features mixed grill fajitas with steak, chicken, & shrimp, plus rice, tortillas, ranch beans, and choice of guacamole or cheddar cheese. $38. Special chocolate caramel nachos are $4. February 13-16.

El Chingon
"Date night menu" features margarita flight with three mini margaritas to share, elote covered in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Mex salad with kale, romaine, corn, black beans, cotija cheese, and diced avocado, and fajitas for two with choice of chicken, Angus steak, shrimp, or chicken & steak. $49 for two. February 14-16. A separate three-course meal at La Chingona, El Chingon’s intimate private event space, includes choices from pozole rojo soup, Jalisco salad, carne en su jugo, tacos de barbacoa, pollo en mole, mole vegetariano, fried ice cream, or churros à la mode. February 12 and February 14, 7-9 pm. $85, or $119 with bottle of wine.

Fireside Pies
Heart-shaped Berry Lover's Pie has a raspberry cream cheese base with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mint, lemon, oatmeal pecan streusel crumble, and aged balsamic. $12. February 11-20.

Fish City Grill
Two specials include miso glazed sea bass with orzo pasta, bok choy, leeks, for $35; and grilled redfish NOLA with crawfish tails, cheddar cornbread, crispy okra for $25. February 11-12, February 14. Mansfield, Southlake.

Fort Worth Zoo
A girl power-fueled "Galentine's Party" takes place 7-9:30 pm February 10 and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and dessert buffet; $85 per person. A multicourse Valentine's dinner or two, including an open bar and dessert, is offered 7-9:30 pm February 11 and 12; $225 per couple. Both events are 21-and-up and include a meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s outreach animals and a special party favor: a Valentine’s adoption package. All events are expected to sell out; reserve at the website.

Il Modo
The upscale Italian restaurant in The Harper hotel downtown is offering a three-course, prix-fixe dinner showcasing the restaurant’s contemporary Italian cuisine in a shareable fashion. Available February 11-20, the menu includes mussels with tomato, fennel, garlic, and sourdough; followed by filet & lobster tail with garlic spinach, Tuscan potato, and Americana sauce; and for dessert, a chocolate panna cotta; $165 for two with wine pairing available for an additional charge. Reservations, 817-415-0144. Upstairs in the 24th-floor Refinery 714 lounge, there's a complete menu of Valentine's-themed cocktails for a nightcap.

La Onda
The Tastemaker Award-winning restaurant is serving a special Valentine's dinner in addition to its regular menu, 4-9 pm February 11-12 only. The four-course meal will come with a bottle of Alexander Vineyards wine; $125 per couple. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are encouraged. 817-607-8605.

Logan's Roadhouse
Three-course menu includes choice of starter, main course, two sides, dessert, plus liquor, beer, or wine. To-go meal includes two 12-ounce Prime Rib dinners with choice of chocolate cake or cheesecake for $70. February 11-14.

Magdalena's
Chef Juan Rodriguez's kitchen is doing their popular Valentine's Kits consisting of Lobster Bisque; Champagne Steamed Mussels; House-made Pasta; Braised Ossobuco; Grand Marnier Canele; and a few late-night snacks and sweet treats. Each kit is $180 and feeds two. Orders must be placed through Resy by February 10 for pickup 11 am-1 pm February 12 or February 14.

Malai Kitchen
Special menu features choices from scallops, "drunken" filet mignon, Burmese-style grilled cobia, and Thai tea panna cotta, plus special drinks including Lover's Lane and Burning Passion. Price a la carte. February 14. Southlake, 817-251-9141; Fort Worth, 682-707-3959.

Melting Pot
Four-course menu includes choice of cheese fondue, salad, entrée, and chocolate fondue for dessert. Arlington 817-472-9988. $65. February 11-14.

Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
Three-course menu includes choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert featuring lobster bisque, eight-ounce filet Perry, white chocolate cheesecake, and more. Available for dine-in and to-go February 14. $65 until 5:30 pm, $80 after 5:45 pm. Credit card required for reservations with a $25 cancellation fee per person after February 12.

Rainforest Cafe
Three-course meal features choices from Caesar or house salad, Aloha salmon & shrimp, chicken fajitas, rasta pasta shrimp, cheesecake, or Key lime pie. $70. February 11-14. 972-539-5001.

Riscky's Steakhouse
Stockyards steakhouse offers a "Texas Twosome Valentine's Special," a complete dinner for 2 for $89.95 that includes calf-fries appetizer with homemade gravy; one 6-ounce filet and one 18-ounce bone-in ribeye; two side salads; two side dishes; and two glasses of house wine. Available for both dine-in to-go (wine is not included in to-go orders), offered February 11-14. 817-624-4800.

Silver Fox
Three-course meal includes III Forks salad or French onion soup, filet mignon and lobster tail with potatoes, sugar snap peas, tomato, and spring onion, and chocolate ganache cake with chocolate-covered strawberries. $190 for two. February 11-14. 817-332-9060.

Simply Fondue
The subterranean downtown Fort Worth restaurant offers a four-course package with a shared cheese fondue, individual salad, prix-fixed entrée, and a shared chocolate fondue dessert; the entire menu is here. Tea and sodas are included. Also includes a cotton candy champagne toast, rose, and gift certificate for future use. $89 per person and upgrades are available; February 14 only. 817-348-0633.

Social House
The Crockett Row hot spot is doing a special Valentine's Day three-course dinner from 5-9:30 pm February 14 only. The $45 per-person dinner includes choice of Caprese salad or Angry Shrimp Creole Chowder; choice of surf & turf or roasted chicken; and for dessert, choice of creamy caramel flan or chocolate covered strawberries. Reservations online, on Open Table, or at 817-820-1510. (They'll also serve a special Valentine's brunch February 14, 11 am-3 pm.)

Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Three-course menu includes choices from pork tenderloin, Atlantic salmon, ribeye steak, house or Caesar salad, beer cheese soup, Bing cherry bread pudding, deep dish chocolate porter brownie, or whiskey apple crumble. $39-$65. February 11-14. Reserve online or call Irving at 214-496-0400, or Euless at 817-283-9000.

Thirty Eight & Vine
The Foundry District wine bar offers a Valentine's-themed event a few days after the big day: A wine dinner with boutique Napa-area wine producer Ackerman Family Vineyards and Luckybee Kitchen. It's $150 per person and starts at 6:30 pm February 17. For reservations, email jennifer@thirtyeightandvine.com.

Toro Toro
The downtown Latin steakhouse inside the Worthington Renaissance hotel will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu February 11-14. The menu will be $65 Friday through Sunday, and $85 on Monday, February 14. The dinner will come with two glasses of prosecco on Valentine's Day and a single rose for the ladies. Menu highlights include seared scallops, grilled skirt steak, salmon and passion fruit tiradito, and dessert for two.

Truluck’s
The Southlake fine dining seafood destination will offer a Valentine’s special of Maine lobster ravioli made with a butter poached tail and smoked pecorino cream ($89). End the meal with a slice of strawberry chocolate cake topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry ($14), which will be offered all of February.

Wicked Butcher
Restaurant at The Sinclair Hotel downtown is serving a three-course menu with choices from cauliflower soup, tuna carpaccio, steak tartare, hamachi crudo, heirloom beet salad, wasabi furikake ahi tuna, rack of lamb, ginger miso sea bass with basmati rice, pork chop, roast chicken, ribeye, tomahawk for two with yukon gold mashed potatoes & creamed spinach, dark chocolate tart with peanut butter mousse & candied peanuts, olive oil cake, black cherry cheesecake, and strawberries & crème. $85 plus $75 for wine pairings. February 14, 5-11 pm. Reservations at  www.wickedbutcher.com or 682-231-8214.

Wishbone & Flynt
Chef Stefon Rishel's restaurant is doing a Valentine's dinner from 5-10 pm, February 12 and 14 only. Menu includes choice of Beet Salad or Tomato Bisque; entree of Seared Duck Breast, Center Cut Ribye, or Blackened Stuffed Sole; and Mille Feuille or Smoked Chocolate Creme Brulee for dessert. Final ticket price will depend on food and beverage choices at time of service, but a $25 per-person ticket holds your place; reservations at OpenTable