Here are some of our ideas for Valentine’s Day. If you have some ideas or suggestions of your own, please share. These are mainly for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I hope you enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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An at-home dinner is a great way to save money while having some real quality food. Surprise your spouse by cleaning the house, making dinner, getting some wine, and writing a sweet note. See Valentine’s Day filet recipe below for a great and affordable dinner for two.
Taverna is one of the best kept secrets, as far as romantic spots, in Dallas. You can’t find a more intimate spot with better atmosphere, and the food and service are incredible. Saturday and Sunday Brunch features $1.00 Bellinis and Mimosas from 10 am – 3 pm with purchase of an entree. They have a patio that is heated and insulated to use year-round, which is perfect for a Sunday Brunch. The place only seats about 50, so get your reservations in early.
Info: Address: 3210 Armstrong Ave Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 520-9933
Bread Winners Bakery and Bistro is always a good choice. The atmosphere is very laid back and casual, and they have a ton of choices, from omelets to eggs Benedict, oatmeal to granola, waffles & pancakes to biscuits and gravy, breakfast tacos to steak &eggs. There are 3 Dallas locations – one in Uptown, one in Inwood Village, and one in Plano.
Info: Check them out at their website at http://www.breadwinnerscafe.com
Dallas Fish Market’s Valentine’s Day dinner will be in 3 courses.
The 1st course will be a choice of pan-roasted Texas quail, Pacific Tuna, 6 total (3 of each) of Wellfleet and Salute oysters, or Alaskan King Crab cakes and Hearts Salad.
The 2nd course is your choice of seared New Zealand Barramundi (a white flakey fish that is very flavorful), pan-roasted Cape Cod Haddock (white firm fish), Maine scallops, an 8 oz. American Kobe strip, or Australian grass fed 8 oz. filet tenderloin Oscar.
The 3rd course is 1 of 4 Desserts choices: Chocolate Fondue for two, Ambrosia Chocolate Pudding, Pacific Northwest Huckleberry Cobbler, or Beignet à Deux. This meal costs $60 per person. Reservations are required.
Info: Address: 1501 Main Street, Dallas, Tx 75201. Call (214) 744-3474.
Museum of the American Railway in Fair Park is the place for an old-fashioned Valentine’s Day dinner. Designed to replicate the experience of dining during the heyday of train travel, this romantic evening features a champagne reception, entertainment, and a dinner menu from the Santa Fe Railway. Dinner is served on the fully restored 1937 MKT Dining Car.
Info: Call (214) 428-0101 for reservations.
Taverna is one of the best kept secrets, as far as romantic dinner spots, in Dallas. New specials are created daily, and all the pastas, pizza dough, and breads are hand made that day. And they have an enormous copper wood-burning oven that they cook pizzas and bread in. The place only seats about 50, so get your reservations in early.
Info: Address: 3210 Armstrong Ave, Dallas, TX 75205. Call (214) 520-9933
Mercy Wine Bar has a great romantic atmosphere, tasty cheese plates, and a huge selection of wine. You can’t go wrong. And the menu has a lot of options – from fresh cheeses, fruits, and nuts, to great salads and soups, steaks and fish, and amazing desserts….she will love it, and so will you. Enjoy!
Info: Suite 544, 5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254. Call (972) 702-9463
Tour of Wines -Take a tour of 8 wineries in Grapevine. One ticket gets 3 one-ounce samples at each winery, a bottle of Texas wine, a complimentary champagne glass, food and entertainment, and a map for self-guided fun in Grapevine. Advance tickets are $45 each if purchased on-line before Feb 13. Tickets cost $50 each at the door.
Info: Call Cross Timbers at (817) 488-6789. Feb 14th and 15th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be performing “Romance and Rachmaninoff” this Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available, but limited. Remaining tickets start at $75.
The Richardson Symphony Orchestra is performing “Music for Lovers: The Most Romantic Moments from Movies, Broadway and Opera” with tickets starting at $12. The performance will be held on Feb 14 at 8 p.m.
Info: Address: Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX. Call (972) 744-4650
Bass Hall Presents The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, who will perform “An Affair of the Heart: Music and Romance” at 2 p.m. on Feb 15 at Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth. Tickets start at $26.
Info: Address: 525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-5440 Phone: (817) 212-4400
Galaxy Drive in Movie Theater is a great place to pack snacks or dinner, hot chocolate, blankets and pillows. You can catch a great romantic movie (The new movie, “Valetine’s Day”) and get in some Putt-Putt. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 11, and free for children younger than 5. It is a bit of a drive, but it is well worth it. Also, having an SUV or Truck is helpful as well.
Info: 5301 N Interstate Highway 45, Ennis, TX 75119Call 972-875-5505 for more information.
The Swans at Fair Park are paddleboats for two. Take a turn around Leonhardt Lagoon with your Valentine. Afterwards, have a picnic on the grounds or stroll through one of the museums. Visitors can take in an aerial view of Fair Park on the Texas Skyway Gondola Ride for $5 per person or $20 per carload. The Swan Rides will be available also for $10 per boat (up to three people per boat). Obviously, it will be a bit chilly, so watch the weather for this one.
Info: Address: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Call (214) 421-9600 Hours: 4:30 to 10 p.m. Parking: $8 at gates 5, 6, 13 and 14. Website: fairpark.org
Hyena’s Comedy Club has local comedians as well as nationally famous ones. Their Valentine’s Day package includes preferred seating for two, a champagne toast for two, three long-stem roses, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Todd John will be the comedian.
Info: Address: 605 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102, in Sundance Square (downtown Fort Worth). Call (817) 877-5233 to reserve tickets and confirm showtimes.