Valentine's Day is coming up Thursday, Feb. 14. What type of night are you looking for? Scenic, romantic, festive or fun? How about casual with some good beers or a girls night out? We've got you covered with a roundup of a few places offering some sweet dinners and deals throughout Greater Cleveland.
ROMANTIC: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
123 W. Prospect Ave., Cleveland.
26300 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood.
How's this for ambiance: You'll find rose petals on the tables along with votive candles and red rose napkins, and Veuve Clicquot will be available by the glass ($19.75) and bottle ($79).
SCENIC: Gervasi Vineyard
1700 55th Street NE, Canton.
Reservations are filing up for The Bistro, which a rep says offers \"its own little romantic escape,\" but The Crush House will have a three-course wine-pairing meal. Valentine's Day at the Crush House will be 5-9:30 p.m. It includes a glass of bubble and chocolate truffles. Cost is $65. For reservations, call Dacie at 330-497-1000, ext. 521. (Valentine's Day hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for full-service bar, 2-6 p.m. for happy hour and 6-9 p.m. for extended happy-hour specials on Thirsty Thursday.)
QUIET / ROMANTIC: Giovanni's Ristorante
25550 Chagrin Blvd., Cleveland.
The Italian restaurant consistently comes through with some of the best Italian food in Greater Cleveland. Giovanni's is not overlit, and with several dishes receiving tableside preparation, it's a quietly entertaining dining experience.
ACTIVITY DATE: Pinstripes
111 Park Ave., Orange Village
Here's an idea: Bowl a few frames or toss the bocce ball, then order a heart-shaped pizza. Bonus: A complimentary Champagne toast and Frangelico chocolate cake will be given per couple with meal purchase.
ACTIVITY DATE: JACK Casino
100 Public Square, Cleveland.
Work up an appetite by hitting a few tables before feasting at the Seven Chefs Buffet. A specialty buffet for $30.99 features cooked-to-order Steak Diane with burgundy mushroom sauce, lobster tails, Coq Au Vin, mushroom ravioli and festive desserts including chocolate-covered strawberries and panna cotta. (Signature stations also will be available.)
1867 W. 25th St., Cleveland.
If you find yourself sauntering after dinner in Ohio City and for some reason want the chill of some ice cream on a cold winter's night, these flavors for Valentine's Day are tempting: Swiss white chocolate, strawberry chocolate chunk and tiramisu. End the night sitting across from your date with a cup of ice cream and a couple of spoons.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Spice Kitchen + Bar
5800 Detroit Ave., Cleveland.
Spice will hold its first four-course Galentine's Day Wine Dinner 6:30-9:30 p.m. It will feature the three Cs: Caviar, Champagne and chocolate. Cost is $75.
BEER / CASUAL: HiHO Brewing
1707 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.
HiHO Brewing will hold a five-course dinner with Taproot Brewing Co. at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes limited-edition 8-ounce tasting glass. Reservation deadline is Sunday, Feb. 10.
ACTIVITY DATE: JACK Thistledown Racino
21501 Emery Road, North Randall.
Check out the multitude of video lottery terminals and then enjoy a four-course meal at the racino's signature restaurant, Millcreek Grille. It includes an appetizer of mushroom ravioli, baby wedge or side salad; entrée of steak and shrimp with two sides and then strawberry cheesecake. Cost is $45. (The Valentine’s meal deal will be offered Sunday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 17.)
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