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VALENTINE'S DAY RESTAURANT GUIDES

Restaurants Offering Early Valentine's Day Reservations

Guide By Cole Bubenik
A quarter of Americans dine out on Valentine's Day, according to the National Restaurant Association. That makes February 14th the second busiest holiday for restaurants and the hardest day for diners looking to secure the perfect date-night reservation.
Diners looking to reserve tables on Valentine's day will have to contend with the near avalanche of love birds all with the same goal: celebrate love with a romantic dinner for two. To secure that much-wanted reservation, you'll have to make a plan.

To make booking your date-night-hot-spot easier, we've compiled a list of restaurants on the inKind network currently offering Valentine's Day reservations. You'll find a variety of restaurants included: casual spots for romantic dates, sultry lounges for budding love, and 5-star experiences for the deeply devoted.

These reservations are based on current availability at the time of posting, but we'll be updating as restaurants open up new spots, host special Valentine's Day events, or book up for the holiday.

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New York City

  • 9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
    (MIDTOWN)
    The Modern
    The Modern is a year-round must-visit to experience the height of contemporary American cuisine. For Valentine's Day, they're offering a special three-course menu of contemporary dishes. You'll dine on chilled crabmeat and sea urchin, venison seasoned with black pepper and basil, and a dessert of black truffle profiteroles wild strawberries, and champagne or milk chocolate served with coffee and toasted hazelnuts.
  • 120 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10020
    (Theater district)
    Oceana
    Oceana is an acclaimed American Seafood restaurant, serving New York City for nearly 30 years, making it a perfect choice for your date-night destination on Valentine's Day. They're known for their exceptional hospitality, award-winning wine list, and world-class cuisine from Tim Jocz. Book your table early and make sure to try their Roasted Cod.
  • 440 W 33rd Street Suite 100, New York, NY 10001 (HUDSON YARDS)
    Ci Siamo
    Ci Siamo celebrates the beauty of simplicity with chef Hillary Sterling crafting an Italian-inflected menu centered around live-fire cooking and seasonal ingredients. Their Valentine's Day dinner offers lovebirds a taste of signature dishes sure to make your night enchanting. Featuring dishes like Main Crab, linguine served with little neck clams, chilies, and lemon, and a light and sweet dessert of a blood orange torta served with sorbet and crema.
  • 242 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
    (CHELSEA)
    Orchard Townhouse
    Orchard Townhouse is a beautiful space perfect for the romantic Valentine's Day date night of your dream. Their cozy and intimate four-story townhouse sets the stage for a night full of swapping stories and sipping delicious cocktails while dining on their traditional American comfort food.
  • 283 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
    Les Trois Chevaux
    Acclaimed French fine-dining hotspot Les Trois Chevaux has curated a four-course prix-fixe menu or a six-course degustation menu for Valentine's Day diners. You'll enjoy the classic and elevated French techniques that have made Les Trois Chevaux famous, in their elegant (and highly romantic) dining room.
  • 12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
    (WEST VILLAGE)
    Gotham
    Gotham is a historical fixture in the West Village where Executive chef Ron Paprocki serves approachable but unforgettable cuisine. For Valentine's Day, they're offering a four-course dinner menu complete with live music. On the menu are classics starters like Island Creek Oysters and Kaviari Caviar. You'll also enjoy hearty main dishes like winter truffle pasta, Atlantic halibut, or their Long Island Duck Breast served with preserved cherries, kohlrabi, sumac, and soubise.
  • 5 King St., New York, NY 10012
    (SOHO)
    Charlie Bird
    Charlie Bird is a chic, bi-level spot featuring Italian-accented, New American fare. Inspired by downtown street art, design, and hip-hop, Charlie Bird is a place to celebrate life over food and drink. This Valentine's Day, they're serving a prix-fixe four-course menu from their culinary team with sommelier-selected wines and beverages available as optional add-ons.
  • 47 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
    (LOWER EAST SIDE)
    Lamia's Fish Market
    Lamia's Fish Market is a great pick for anyone wanting a nautical date night. They serve fish-forward dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients in a vibrant space decorated with nautical touches sure to delight. Make sure to try one of their fresh-market fish offerings that change depending on the season.
  • 363 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013
    (TRIBECA)

    American Cut
    If you're looking for the classic New York dining experience on Valentine's Day, American Cut is the place to be. A classic steakhouse, they pay homage to the original and aspirational steakhouse experiences that have been the bedrock of the New York dining scene for generations. Order one of the Chef Cuts of meat like Tomahawk Chop or Pastrami Ribeye and pair it with a beautiful glass of wine to enjoy an intimate dinner-for-two sure to delight.
  • 195 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
    (BROOKLYN)
    Saraghina Caffe
    For Brooklynites searching for their go-to Valentine's Day dinner, Saraghina Caffé is serving a 5-course dinner with optional wine pairing. Their 5-course menu highlights the grace and grandeur of Saraghina Caffé with classic Viennese-style plates.

Los Angeles

  • 419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Mirame
    Chef Joshua Gil's innovative menu at Mirame is full of rich, bold flavors and craft cocktails. Serving contemporary Mexican cuisine with an upscale twist, this restaurant is a date-night destination for those seeking a bold and high-energy Valentine's Day.
  • 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Yardbird
    If you're craving inventive takes on Southern comfort food, Yardbird is your place. They serve classic Southern dishes that will fill you up and leave you craving more. For a special date-night treat, make sure to sip on any number of their signature bourbon drinks like the Southern Peach or Southern Revival.
  • 11777 San Vincente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
    Katsuya
    Katsuya is a lively neighborhood hotspot for sushi, specialty cocktails, and classic Japanese dishes. It features the dynamic pairing of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi alongside the design impresarios Phillippe Starck and Yabu Pushelberg to create a true feast for the senses. A great spot for couples looking to experience the artistry of a master sushi chef.
  • 9077 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Doheny Room
    Doheny Room is inspired by traditional California beauty and art deco design. Their plush and stylish restaurant is paired with an eclectic dance club lounge above it, making this a great pick for anyone looking for a high-energy night out. They serve a small-plate dinner paired with an extensive selection of signature cocktails, so a better fit for those looking for a light meal.
  • 9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
    Sestina
    For a health-conscious and vegan-first Valentine's date night, you'll want to dine at Sestina. Their menu is entirely vegan and features renditions of classic Italian dishes. An extra bonus is their drink program which is built on organic and sustainable wine pairing alongside takes on classic Italian cocktails.
  • 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
    Plant Food + Wine
    Plant Food + Wine offers a healthy and delicious menu. Perfect for lovebirds looking to eat healthier and 2023, those craving a vegetarian-friendly menu, or anyone craving a plant-forward menu.

  • 2nd & PCH, E-200 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, C
    The Bungalow Kitchen - Belmont shore
    Few places feel as romantic as The Bungalow Kitchen Belmont Shore. This eclectic restaurant features an expansive wine list, craft cocktails, and California-inspired cuisine paired with stunning views.

San Francisco

  • 2238 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Fiorella
    For a cozy and lowkey Valentine's Day out, reserve your spot at Fiorella. They serve classic Italian pasta dishes, fresh wood-fired pizza, and fun cocktails in their charming neighborhood location.
  • 252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    Estiatorio Ornos
    Guests will feel transported to the eponymous Ornos Beach by the bright coastal aesthetic at Estiatorio Ornos. Featuring a menu that showcases the freshest oysters, calamari, octopus, and a wide selection of fish.
  • 2030 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
    Flores
    Flores is a bright and buzzy neighborhood cafe that serves traditional Mexican dishes and flavors sourced from original family recipes. This is a great pick for couples looking for a low-key, but still upscale, night out paired with an amazing selection of tequila and mezcal drinks.
  • 301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
    International Smoke
    Award-winning chef Michael Mina and renowned restaurateur Ayesha Curry bring a taste of the world to your neighborhood. International Smoke ignites a new spark of flavor on wood-fired steaks, seafood, ribs, and vegetarian entrees.
  • 669 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Okane
    If you're wanting a world-class experience on Valentine's Day, Okane is the place to be. A Michelin Bib Gourmand cafe serving refined Japanese comfort food, Okane is great for partners looking to share dishes, explore new flavors, and sink their teeth into the bold flavors of classic Asian staples.
  • 101 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    PABU
    For Valentine's Day, Pabu is offering up a special curated 7-course Omakase menu by chef Keita Tominaga. Reserve your spot to experience the Old-world Japanese charm that makes Pabu a must-visit year-round. As a special treat, elevate your meal with a selection of Sake pairings for only $95 extra.

Austin

  • 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd Bldg. B, Austin, TX 78757 | 5900 Slaughter Lane Suite D-500, Austin, TX 78749
    District Kitchen
    District Kitchen is a date-night staple of Austin. In their stylish restaurant up off research boulevard, you'll enjoy seasonal New American fare made with the freshest ingredients from local farms. Order one of their signature cocktails for a casual family-friendly date night in Austin.
  • 10000 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759 | 1500 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    Juliet Italian Kitchen
    Juliet Italian Kitchen serves modern and classic Italian fare paired with delicious cocktails you'll love sipping. A classic spot for an intimate night out, both their Barton Springs and Arboretum locations currently have open reservations.
  • 440 W 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701 | 6317 Bee Caves Road Suite 200
    Austin, TX 78746
    The Well
    For Austinites looking for a health-conscious restaurant with chic vibes, The Well is your go-to spot. They serve nutrient-dense options for dinner like their Free Range Roasted Chicken or their Butternut Squash plate out of their bright and energetic space.

Dallas

  • 2121 N Pearl St Suite #170, Dallas, TX 75201
    Yardbird
    If you're craving inventive takes on Southern comfort food, Yardbird is your place. They serve classic Southern dishes that will fill you up and leave you craving more. For a special date-night treat, make sure to sip on any number of their signature bourbon drinks like the Southern Peach.

Washington D.C.

  • 1401 Okie St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Gravitas
    Chef Matt Baker helms Gravitas, a Modern American restaurant dedicated to seasonal cooking sourced from local farms and waters. This restaurant offers a thoughtful night out for diners looking for thoughtful and delicious food highlighting the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
    Michele's
    Michele's is a New French-American restaurant inspired by Chef Matt Baker's late mother and his family connections. They serve a prix-fixe menu year-round, with reservations currently open for February 14th dining. This upscale experience is the perfect outing for those madly in love, and looking to celebrate their love with delicious food that feels intensely personal.
  • 401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
    Oyamel
    Oyamel is a lively upscale spot that serves creative Mexican tapas and street food. Created by chef José Andrés and his culinary team, this restaurant is a perfect pick for those craving a vibrant night of lively dishes, tequila, and mezcal.
  • 480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
    Jaleo
    José Andrés' festive eatery showcases Peruvian fare with Asian & Spanish accents & pisco cocktails. This restaurant is a great pick for foodies craving international cuisine and an exploratory date night on Valentine's day.

Chicago

  • 530 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
    Yardbird
    If you're craving inventive takes on Southern comfort food, Yardbird is your place. They serve classic Southern dishes that will fill you up and leave you craving more. For a special date-night treat, make sure to sip on any number of their decadent Southern desserts like the Deep Fried Oreos.
  • 353 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654
    The Hampton Social
    The Hampton Social is a lively restaurant serving coastally-inspired cuisine and seasonally-inspired dishes alongside an extensive list of fun and imaginative cocktails. They're known for their motto of rosé all day, making this a perfect spot for anyone looking for a bright, fun, and bubbly Valentine's Day night out.
  • 500 N Clark St #465, Chicago, IL 60654
    Jaleo
    José Andrés' festive eatery showcases Peruvian fare with Asian & Spanish accents & pisco cocktails. This restaurant is a great pick for foodies craving international cuisine and an exploratory date night on Valentine's Day.
  • 1200 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607
    City Winery
    City Winery is the quintessential social hotspot. This intimate music venue serves delicious food alongside an extensive list of thoughtfully curated wines. Wine lovers should make this restaurant a must-visit on Valentine's Day for a night full of social sipping.

Miami

  • 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33137
    CHICA
    CHICA's sultry and elevated lounge is a great pick for anyone looking for an upscale and elevated Valentine's Day dinner date. Serving classic renditions of Latin dishes, you'll love their vibrant plates and inventive cocktails.
  • 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127
    Negroni
    If you want an intimate and romantic dinner for two on Valentine's Day, check out Negroni. Their restaurant is transformed into a warm and candle-lit atmosphere during the night, serving cosmopolitan bistro dishes showcasing sophisticated, contemporary global options.
  • 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Yardbird
    If you're craving inventive takes on Southern comfort food, Yardbird is your place. They serve classic Southern dishes that will fill you up and leave you craving more. For a special date-night treat, make sure to sip on any number of their signature bourbon drinks like the Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade.

Seattle

  • 621 Union St., Seattle, WA 98101
    Cortina
    Cortina serves elevated Italian fare and craft cocktails out of its cozy dining room. For Valentine's Day, they're offering a special menu including sharable plates like Bruschetta and Lobster Arancini, pasta mains like Ricotta Ravioli, and hearty entrees like Black Cod and Zabuton. Save room for dessert and their optional wine pairing!
  • 1201 2nd Ave Suite D1, Seattle, WA 98101
    The Victor Tavern
    The Victor Tavern is a modern urban tavern by chef Ethan Stowell. It's the perfect spot year-round for a burger and a beer after work or for a cocktail dinner with friends and family. For Valentine's Day they're offering their regular menu of modern tavern classics plus additional specials like fried oysters, risotto cake, and chocolate flourless cake for dessert.
  • 401 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
    Rione XIII
    Rion XIII is inspired by Trastevere, the bustling 13th district of Rome (hence the name). Their menu explores simple roman cooking in Seattle's Capitol Hill. Their Valentine's Day menu is a four-course menu offering roman cooking classics like Burrata, Gnocchi alla Romana, and Truffle Pizza.
  • Multiple Locations
    Travolàta
    Tavolàta is all about the pasta: Rigatoni, Bucatini, Gnocchi alla Romana and more. Chef Ethan Stowell's famous fresh pasta and our namesake large party table are conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant Pike-Pine corridor on Capitol Hill. Each of their locations is offering a custom-curated Valentine's Day menu featuring classic pasta dishes, braised beef entrees, and expertly crafted desserts.
  • 4739 Ballard Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107
    Staple and Fancy
    Staple & Fancy serves simple, Italian-inspired food and seasonal dishes. You'll enjoy craft cocktails, a thoughtful wine list, and an innovative multi-course feast curated by their chef year-round. For Valentine's Day Staple & Fancy is offering a four-course menu with optional wine pairings. Special dishes include Sweet Potato Soup, Shigoku Oysters, Ravioli Doppio, and Paris-Breast for dessert.
  • 1423 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
    Red Cow
    Red Cow is a classic French brasserie that features a menu full of homemade charcuterie, local seafood, and robust steak offerings. For Valentine's Day they're curating a menu of brasserie classics each with an optional wine pairing. Start with smoked mussel bisque for the first course, a honey quail served with dandelion greens for a main entree and a decadent flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
  • 4200 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
    How to Cook a Wolf
    Ethan Stowell's How to Cook A Wolf is a restaurant paying homage to MFK Fisher and the philosophy of taking simple ingredients and transforming them into culinary splendor. For Valentine's Day their menu features pasta dishes made with braised elk or Perigord truffles, entrees like Cannelloni, and salmon served with cannellini cream, and light but tasty dishes like chocolate flourless cake.

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