Come February 14th, you won't be able to throw a candy Sweetheart without hitting a prix-fixe menu that promises the most romantic of evenings for you and your [insert: snuggle-pie, honey-bear, lover, one-night stand that won't disappear, long-time boyfriend/girlfriend, first date (props to you!), or fellow singleton who lives above you and had nothing else to do]. There are some truths you'll just have to face upfront: there will be a lot of heart-shaped ravoli, and there will be many champagne-themed or red-hued cocktails. But, be brave, romantic soul! We're with you. Here are some options that won't embarass you, or have you vomiting rose petals.
Absolut and Geeks who Drink are pairing up to bring you a nerdy, do-gooder Valentine's this year. Trivia proceeds benefit the American Heart Association (get it?) and Absolut gets the mood going with heaps of flirty cocktails. more
The perfect place to take your vegetarian date â€“ pick the all-veg options from the three-course prix-fixe or go for the three-course chefâ€™s whim vegetarian tasting menu. more
West Side Loungers say it best: "Roses hanging from the ceiling, bartenders shaking cocktails to make you weak in the knees, bottles of sexy pink bubbles flowing, and from the kitchen ... irresistibly romantic specials. Think Blue Point oysters for starters, move on to a rack of lamb with farro risotto and rosemary mint pesto, or perhaps swordfish with pearl couscous, grilled broccolini & mango lime salsa. And if you're feeling Valentine-level indulgent, the obvious choice will be petit filet mignon & lobster for two." Get in on it! more
Misery loves company â€“ come with a group of any size and eat Bloody Heart Pizzas, Breakup Banana Splits for up to 10 people, with Beer Goggle cocktails. more
Get your butt kicked, romantically of course, with Lydia Shire and Towne's latest cooking class--this time, for couples! After this, there's no excuse for not bringing your one and only breakfast in bed every. Day. more
Take romance out to sea and hit up an elegant cruise of lurve aboard the Majesty. Features a gourmet dinner, complimentary champage and a live jazz ensemble. more
Forget the candy selection at CVS: Boston's only authentic Swiss bakery offers Valentine's Day inspired handcrafted sweets and imported Swiss chocolates guaranteed to melt the heart of your significant other. Remember to place orders 24 hours in advance! more