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These are the 7 best Valentine's Day dinners in Fort Worth for 2018

These are the 7 best Valentine's Day dinners in Fort Worth for 2018

III Forks Valentine's Day
Cheers to true love and good wine. Photo courtesy of III Forks

Love is in the air, and on the plate. Prix fixe Valentine's dinner menus at restaurants around Fort Worth on February 14 range from simple steak and potatoes to lobster bisque and caramelized braised pork ribs. Here are six of the most delicious Valentine's meals, plus one after-dinner treat for two. Book now before time runs out and you're forced to (gasp!) order take-out.

Bird Café
Lovebirds will enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner at the Sundance Square Plaza restaurant, with options including charred scallops, grilled oysters with lavender goat and rose compound butter, dry aged ribeye, and butter cookie cheesecake. The meal itself is $90 per person, but wine pairings can be added for $35 more. Seatings start at 5 pm.

Café Modern
Enjoy tranquil views of the Modern Art Museum’s reflecting pool while partaking in a three-course prix fix dinner. Apps include beef carpaccio and lobster butternut bisque, while entrée choices offer osso bucco, butternut cannelloni with wild mushrooms, and sea bass. Then there’s dessert — a trio of chocolate salted caramel tart, vanilla and raspberry panna cotta, and Persian lime white chocolate mousse and pistachio tartlet. Reservations are available from 5-9 pm and are $65 per person, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity.

Ellerbe Fine Foods
Southern specialties are the theme of the three-course dinner offered at the elegant West Magnolia Avenue cafe, where reservations are going fast. Menu items include creamed corn chowder, Louisiana black drum, and Texas citrus shortcake. The $85 per-person price does not include wine, tax, or gratuity, but wine pairings can be added for $35 more.

FnG Eats
There are two seating times — 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm — for chef Bob Stephenson’s four-course menu, which starts with crab cake bites and Tito’s vodka cocktail sauce and offers several choices from there. Menu highlights include lobster bisque, Alaskan halibut, filet mignon, and Nutella flourless chocolate ganache cake. Reservations for the Keller restaurant are $65 per person, excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity.

Pouring Glory Growler Fill Station & Grill
Significant others looking for a more laid-back and less expensive night out will appreciate the $21.95 per-person price for Valentine’s Day dinner at Pouring Glory. Three courses include a choice of salad, chopped steak and potatoes or shrimp Alfredo, and strawberries and champagne or chocolate cake with raspberries. Drinks are not included, but there will be live music from 5-8 pm.

The Collective Brewing Project with SAAP Lao Kitchen
Saap means “delicious” in Laotian, and SAAP Lao Kitchen’s jerky products are just that. The Dallas-based family-owned company will take their Laotian-style cooking on the road to serve five courses at the Near Southside brewery. The $120 per-couple price includes crispy shrimp rolls, red curry chicken soup, seared shrimp salad, caramelized braised pork ribs, and steamed coconut sticky rice. Beers will be paired with each course, and the dinner begins at 7 pm.

Gypsy Scoops
Technically not "dinner," but certainly an afternoon confection or after-dinner treat meant to be shared. The Race Street ice cream parlor will serve its popular shakes made for two with over-the-top garnishes like moon pies, cotton candy, chocolate cake, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Patrons can customize their own version, or choose from a menu of options. The $15 massive shakes will be offered from 4-8 pm.