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Valentine's Day Dinner in Phoenix and Scottsdale - 2014

These Restaurants Have a Special Recipe for Romance

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Valentine's Day Special Menus - 2014

These restaurants will make your Valentine's Day a special occasion. Most of them offer a prix fixe menu for the occasion. Check back often -- I add more listings right up until a few days before Valentine's Day!
 

Even if it isn't Valentine's Day, you might consider any of these restaurants for a date or other special occasion. Of course, the special pricing or menu might not be available on another occasion. Prices mentioned do not include tax or tip unless otherwise specified.

Note: If you are looking for restaurants that have special Valentine's Day selections where you can dine for less than $30 per person, try these Ten Dining Ideas, on a Budget.

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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. Prices mentioned are quoted in USD. Rose image © Judy Hedding.

Stonegrill at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

North Phoenix
Stonegrill, featuring trendy southwest American fare, offers Valentine’s dishes with an eclectic twist. Start with queso blanco fondue with Oaxaca, fresco, and cotija cheeses, pulled beef short rib, roasted poblano and plantain tostones for $11 or crispy rock shrimp and hominy with cilantro lime crema for $13. Enjoy a main dish of either applewood smoked chicken mole with brown rice, Anasazi beans, roasted chayote squash, hush roasted corn and red chile-mole sauce for $24 or achiote glazed mahi mahi with charred tomatillo, Yukon potato hash, savory cabbage, pico de gallo and salsa verde for $26. Served from 5 to 9 p.m.
In 2014: Friday, February 14

Sushi Roku

Scottsdale
A five-course dinner.1st course (amuse): Fresh Oysters - Mignonette sauce with garlic, shallot, cucumber and jalapeno. 2nd course, choice of:

Halibut with apricot jam; Beef tar tar Korean Style; Lobster tempura with a buddha finger butter sauce. 3rd Course, choice of: Smoked mushroom and lemon grass soup; Chawanmushi (heirloom tomato and mushroom salad with an egg custard). 4th course, choice of: Baked crab hand roll, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, halibut and albacore; Seared duck with Braised pork-belly, cauliflower puree, roasted beets and fried brussels sprouts; Miso glazed salmon with wild rice and broccolini. Final Course. choice of: Heart shaped chocolate lava; Goat cheese cheesecake with rosemary caramel sauce. $60 per person; full menu also available. On Thursday only, Sushi Roku will also be offering “Valentine’s Industry Night” with a bottle of Norton Rose sparkling wine or La Marca Prosecco and a complimentary dessert for $15 (1 bottle/dessert per table, must have paycheck stub, etc. to prove one person works in a restaurant). On Friday enjoy a 5 cent bottle of sparkling wine for any party of 4 or more, perfect for double dates (1 bottle per table).
In 2014: Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15.

T. Cook's at the Royal Palms

Valentine's Day Dinner in Phoenix
Phoenix
Enjoy a variety of choices for a three-course dinner. Entrees include: John Dory with Dungeness Crab; Grilled Filet Mignon; Colorado Lamb Loin; Scallops; Wild Mushroom Risotto. Choice of four desserts. $105 per person. Children’s menu for 13 years and under is available. Served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Credit card guarantee required, fee for cancellation less than 48 hours before reservation or no-show.
In 2014: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15

Taggia at Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa

Valentine's Day Dinner in Scottsdale
Scottsdale
Chef Massimo De Francesca presents a three-course Valentine's Day Menu "Italian Style." Appetizer: choice of roasted bell pepper bisque with asparagus gratin, charred shrimp salad, or salad of baby arugula, baby spinach, smoked duck “pancetta”, pickled shallots, strawberry dressing. Entrée: choice of lobster ravioli with funghi trifolati, saffron and creamed fennel, or risotto, smoked tomato with fontina, parmigiano, mozzarella and basil, or grilled beef tenderloin with melted leeks, mushroom ragu, roasted potatoes, or seafood and pasta with shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels with monkfish and garlic-anchovy crostini. Dessert: choice of raspberry mousse with beet crumble and white chocolate fondata, or molten chocolate cake with caramelized banana, vanilla - peanut butter sauce. $50 per person.
In 2014: Friday, February 14

Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Valentine's Day Dinner in Scottsdale
Scottsdale
Talavera is teaming up with Valrhona Chocolate to offer an inspired menu showcasing all things chocolate in both sweet and savory form. Enjoy a five-course dinner for two featuring Cocoa Crusted Tuna, Lobster With White Chocolate Beurre Blanc, Roasted Duck with Chocolate Mole Risotto and Scallops with a Chocolate Vinaigrette - it's chocolate on a whole new level featuring the prestigious Valrhona chocolate from the Rhone Valley in France. Dinner is paired with two glasses of sparkling rose. The cost is $245 per couple, which includes a glass of sparkling rosé with dessert and a takeaway treat. Talavera is known for scenic, romantic views.
In 2014: Friday, February 14

Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill

Tempe Marketplace

The special Valentine’s Dinner Menu features dishes such as Crab Stuffed Atlantic Salmon and Rock Salt Crusted Prime Rib. Top your dinner off with Jameson Bing Cherry Bread Pudding, then wash it all down with three different types of champagne. The regular food and beverage menus are also available. If champagne is not your thing, choose from the 52 beers on tap. Pricing à la carte.
In 2014: Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16

Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Mañana

Valentine's Day Dinner in Cave Creek
Cave Creek
In addition to organic, locally sourced menu offerings, enjoy special selections like cold-water Maine lobster bisque with jumbo lump crab; mesquite wood-grilled peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin and scallops; and warm chocolate truffle Frangelico cake with a strawberry rose and meringue kisses. Add a hint of romance with a “Fifty Shades of Red” cocktail, a blend of chilled Absolut vodka, pomegranate juice, blood orange and lime, topped with fresh rose petals. Serving from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pricing is à la carte.
In 2014: Friday, February 14

Top of the Rock at The Buttes

Valentine's Day Dinner in Tempe
Tempe
Two different options for Valentine's Day dinner, a three-course and a five-course meal. The three course dinner is $45 per person, served 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The five-course dinner is $75 per person, served 5 p.m. to close. Entrees choices include Campfire Rockfish; Black Truffle Chicken; Slow Roasted Prime Rib; Top Sirloin Sous Vide. Reservations required. Top of the Rock is known for scenic, romantic views.
In 2014: Friday, February 14

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