85 + Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in CT: 2018

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  If you’re looking to treat your loved one to a romantic dinner for two, Connecticut restaurants are serving up decadent prix fixe meals, love-inspired a la carte menus, and other sexy specials.  If you and your significant other prefer an alternative to wining and dining, there are also couples cooking classes and catering options if you want to enjoy the evening at home. Here are 85+ Valentine's Day Dining spots for that special day. 

  1. Homestead Inn, Greenwich:Thomas Henkelmann's famous French cuisine will be featured on the Valentine's Day menu at the Homestead Inn. The prix fixe menu costs $85, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity.
  2. elm, New Canaan: At elm in New Canaan, enjoy 5 courses for $55 on February 14.
  3. Red Bee Apiary, Weston: On Sunday February 11, visit Red Bee Apiary in Weston for a honey tasting paired with cheese and chocolate. Plus, sip champagne and honey wine.
  4. Millwrights, Simsbury: Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern is celebrating Valentine's Day with prix-fixe menus all week! Join them on Tuesday February 13 and Sunday February 18 for a 4 course meal for $69 per person. On Wednesday February 14-Saturday February 17, it will be $79 per person
  5. Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven: Anthony's Ocean View invites you to start the Valentine's festivities early, on Saturday February 10, with an evening with an open bar, passed bites, dinner, and a DJ for $79.95 per person, plux tax and gratuity.
  6. Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen: Sunset Meadow Vineyards will offer TWO Types of Wine and Chocolate pairings at Sunset Meadow Vineyards from 11m-4pm on Valentine's Day, February 14.
  7. Terrain Garden Cafe, Westport: One day before Valentine's Day, on Tuesday February 13, join Terrain Chef Jessica Bengtson and Carissa Dellicicchi from The Stand Juice Company for a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner in the Garden Cafe in Westport, CT. You’ll enjoy a full menu of vegan dishes, from hors d’oeuvres to dessert, plus a signature cocktail and wine pairings.
  8. Chateau Le Gari, Marlborough: Enjoy a four course wine paired dinner at the beautiful Chateau Le Gari on Valentines Day catered by Brasato.
  9. Hop Haus, Plantsville: Visit Hop Haus on February 14 for a 3 course Valentine's Day prix fixe menu with items like Lobster Sacchettini and Grilled Swordfish. Plus, get your choice of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay or HobNob Pinot Noir along with your meal. It all costs just $50 per person.
  10. Peaches, Norwalk: Enjoy the winter menu at Peaches in Norwalk and listen to the sounds of Joni Wallace from 6-9pm on Valentine's Day.
  11. Shell and Bones, New Haven:  In addition to their regular a la carte menu, Shell & Bones in New Haven will be offering special appetizer, entrée and dessert options from Saturday, February 10- Saturday, February 17.
  12. 129 Restaurant, New Canaan: 129 Restaurant in New Canaan will have a a 3-course prix-fixe menu on February 14 for $55 per person alongside their regular menu.
  13. Newbrook Kitchen, Westport: Newbrook Kitchen in Westport hosts one of their popular 6 course Tasting Dinners on February 14 at 7pm for $65 per person. The event is BYOB.
  14. The Half Door, Hartford: Celebrate Valentine's Day a few days later with a "From Belgium with Love" Beer Dinner on February 18 at 7pm. The 5 Course Dinner will feature rare Belgian beers for $40 per person, or $60 per couple, plus tax and tip. 
  15. Tisane Euro Asian Cafe, Hartford: Tisane Euro Asian Cafe in Hartford will serve a "When Euro met Asian Menu" with Valentine's Day specials like crab cakes, 18oz NY strip steak, and tiramisu for 2.
  16. Conspiracy, Middletown: Conspiracy in Middletown will have Valentine's food and drink specials for couples and singles, including champagne pairings, local truffles, and dessert waffles.
  17. Butchers & Bakers: Farmington: On February 22, Butchers & Bakers invites you to a post-Valentine's "Love Stinks" Inaugural All-Garlic Dinner at 6:30pm. Enjoy 5 courses with wine and beer pairings - including an exclusive Black Garlic Smoked Porter brewed just for this event! 
  18. Bistro Versailles, Greenwich: Bistro Versailles will be offer a special a la carte Valentine’s Day menu on February 14 in addition to their regular menu. Additions include Passion Fruit Nantucket Sea Scallops, Squid Ink Lobster Ravioli, Lamb Saddle, and more.
  19. Outriggers, Stratford: For Valentine's Day, book your loved one a romantic dinner at Outriggers in Stratford. Make your reservations early... seats fill up fast.
  20. Bobby Flay’s Bar American, Uncasville: Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain will feature two five oz. spice rubbed filet mignons, lobster with roasted lemon butter, smashed potatoes, chocolate cream pit and two glasses of Wycliff champagne on Valentine’s Day for $140.
  21. Hash House A Go Go, Uncasville: Hash House A Go Go will serve their regular menu and feature dishes such as Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes, NY Strip Steak with a Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Grilled Swordfish, Wedge Salad, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake.
  22. Artisan Restaurant, West Hartford, Southport At Artisan's West Hartford location, Chef Frederic Kieffer has prepared options like a His and Hers Cupid’s Cocktail, a "Libido" Chopped Salad, Maine Pemaquid Oysters, and Passion Fruit Tuna Crudo, Maine Lobster, Pan Roasted Lamb Chops, and more. The prix fixe menu is $65 per person, with champagne pairings for an additional cost. The Southport location will offer a prix fixe menu from 5-10pm.
  23. Baldanza, New Canaan: Baldanza in New Canaan invites you to a Valentine's dinner with a cava toast as well as your choice of starter, main, and dessert. It is $160 per couple.
  24. Todd English’s Tuscany, Uncasville: How about two 4 oz petit filets of beef, truffled silk potato, asparagus, King Crab and hollandaise? Enjoy it for $65 at Todd English's Tuscany in Mohegan Sun.
  25. Basso Cafe, Norwalk: At Basso Cafe in Norwalk, order a la carte or opt for one of their Valentine's Day specials.
  26. Bartaco, Westport, Stamford: Say "I love you" with tacos and margaritas at Bartaco Westport's Valentine's celebration. They open that day at 11am.
  27. Mikro Beer Bar, Hamden: For an alternative to wine and dine, visit Mikro Beer Bar in Hamden on February 14 for a tequila pop up!
  28. Lazy Dog Tavern, Stratford: The Lazy Dog Tavern in Stratford is now taking reservations for Valentine's Day.
  29. Harbor Lights, Norwalk: Make a reservation at Harbor Lights in Norwalk and choose from a starter, entree, and dessert for $59 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Add-ons, like a raw bar sampler for 2 and a lobster sampler, are available for an extra charge.
  30. Aspen Restaurant & Bar, Old Saybrook: Aspen Restaurant in Old Saybrook will offer a prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $55 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings, plus tax and tip.
  31. L’escale, Greenwich: With beautiful views of the harbor and a delicious prix fixe menu for $75 per person, L'escale in Greenwich is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day.
  32. Riverview Bistro, Stratford: Riverview Bistro's Valentine's Dinner for 2 will be available from February 13-17. For $85 per couple, share an appetizer, each get your own salad, each choose an entree, and share a dessert. A bottle of wine can be added for $10 more. (Tax and gratuity not included).
  33. David Burke Prime, Mashantucket: At David Burke's Prime, located in Foxwoods, creative twists on Valentine's Day treats will be served along with the a la carte menu.
  34. Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich: Kensington's Restaurant in the Spa at Norwich Inn will offer an assortment of Valentine's Day specials. There are also Valentine's Day packages available in conjunction with the spa and inn.
  35. Rebecca’s, Greenwich: Rebecca's in Greenwich has created a 3 course Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $155 per person. There are also additional raw bar and pasta items for the table at an upcharge should you desire.
  36. Cavey’s, Manchester: Cavey's in Manchester has a few openings left for Valentine’s Day dinner in both their Italian and French dining rooms. Call the restaurant for reservations at 860-643-2751.
  37. Liv’s Oyster Bar, Old Saybrook: Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook is a romantic place for Valentine's Day. Continue the festivities with $1 oysters on Thursday February 15.
  38. Pearl, Westport: Pearl at Longshore will provide you with a scenic backdrop. They're also crafting a Valentine's Day menu.
  39. J. Gilbert’s, Glastonbury: Make a reservation at J. Gilbert's in Glastonbury from February 14-18 and get a 1lb lobster tail, 8oz filet Oscar, or a 6 oz. filet & 8 oz. lobster tail with your choice of two seasonal sides for $65.
  40. Lansdowne Irsh Pub & Music House, Uncasville: On February 14, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House in Mohegan Sun will serve Butternut Squash Ravioli, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Prime Rib, and Dessert in honor of the holiday.
  41. Artisan Restaurant, Southport, Hartford: At Artisan's West Hartford location, Chef Frederic Kieffer has prepared options like a His and Hers Cupid’s Cocktail, a "Libido" Chopped Salad, Maine Pemaquid Oysters, and Passion Fruit Tuna Crudo, Maine Lobster, Pan Roasted Lamb Chops, and more. The prix fixe menu is $65 per person, with champagne pairings for an additional cost. The Southport location will offer a prix fixe menu from 5-10pm for $75 per person.
  42. Café on the Green, Danbury: ake a reservation at Cafe on the Green in Danbury and feast on a 5 course Valentine's Day meal for $65 per person, plus tax and tip. Offerings include Pork Osso Bucco, Filet Mignon, Penna ala Vodka, and more.
  43. Match & Match Burger Lobster, Norwalk, Westport: Chef Matt Storch promises "lots of love inspired specials" at Match in Norwalk and Match Burger Lobster in Westport.
  44. Union League Cafe, New Haven: Visit Union League Café for their 3 course Valentine's Day menu for $79 per person.
  45. b restaurants, Milford and West Hartford: b restaurant in West Hartford presents "Exploding Hearts with Hooker Brewery" on February 14 while b restaurant in Milford hosts a Ballatine's Day After Party on February 15.
  46. Wadsworth Athenium, Hartford: ttens a "Valentine Soirée at The Museum" at the Wadsworth Athenium Museum of Art in Hartford. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, and open bar, a plated dinner, dessert, music by DJ Rob Guilmette, a photobooth, and more. It is $130 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
  47. Max Restaurant Group, Various Locations: Select Max Restaurants, like Max Amore and Trumbull Kitchen, will serve "Dinner & Romantic Specials" from 4-10pm. See the website for participating locations and menus. Meanwhile, Savoy Pizzeria hosts "Savoy is for Singles" and Max Downtown will have a prix fixe menu.
  48. Infinity Bistro, Norfolk: At Infinity Bistro in Norfolk, Chef Lisa will whip up "Sweat Heart Specials" and Chip Reid will play live music.
  49. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield: At the Ridgefield Playhouse, enjoy a gala with Champagne, chocolate, and desserts at 6:30pm followed by a performance by the "First Ladies of Disco" at 8pm.
  50. Capital Grille, Stamford, Hartford:  Dine at the Capital Grille on Valentine's Day and receive complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
  51. Roia, New Haven: At Roia in New Haven, get your choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert for $65 per person from Wednesday February 14-Sunday February 18.
  52. Pacifico, New Haven: Pacifico in New Haven promises a romantic meal "inspired by seductive Latin Cuisine." Enjoy a 3 course prix fixe menu and complimentary glass of champagne for $49 per person, plus tax and tip.
  53. On20, Hartford: Feast on a 6 Course Chefs Tasting Menu at On20 in Hartford. It is $75 per person, plus tax and a 20% service charge. A $40 beverage pairing is available as well.
  54. Bee & Thistle Inn, Old Lyme: Chef Kristofer Rowe has created a six course Valentine's Deal at the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme. Seating times are from 5-9pm.
  55. Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton: The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton will have a special Valentine's Dinner menu. In addition, an overnight package is available February 9th, 10th, and 14th that includes a deluxe room, dinner, full breakfast for 2, champagne, and chocolate for $550. Call 860-767-0330. less
  56. Harbour House @ Inn at Mystic, Mystic
  57. Bernard’s, Ridgefield: Make a reservation for Wednesday, February 14 at Bernard's. They will serve a Prix Fix Dinner for $95 per person with seatings from 5-9:30pm.
  58. G.W. Tavern, Washington: The G.W. Tavern in Washington will be open for dinner on February 14 from 5:30-9pm with a special menu.
  59. Daniel Packer Inn, Mystic: The Valentine's menu at the Daniel Packer Inn features Oysters Rockefeller, Baked Stuffed Lobster Tail, DPI Wellington, Monkfish, and dessert.
  60. J House, Greenwich: At J House in Greenwich, order from a 3-course prix fixe menu for $195 per couple.
  61. Fig Cooking School, Milford: Take a cooking class with your loved one at Fig Cooking School in Milford. On Valentine's Day, prepare a menu of Three cheese Champagne Fondue, Mixed Greens and Winter Fruits, Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cherry Sauce, and Lavender Crème Brûlée. 
  62. Tavern at Keney Park, Windsor: Tavern at Keney Park will offer a prix fixe dinner for 2 for $39.99.
  63. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, West Hartford: Fleming's in West Hartford is celebrating Valentine's Day from February 9-18. Join them for a 4 course prix fixe menu during that time.
  64. Irons Restaurant & Bar, Mystic: The Irons Restaurant & Bar in Mystic has a prix fixe for Valentine’s Day from February 10-17.
  65. The Essex, Centerbrook: The Essex's Valentine's Menu will be available from February 12-16. The "Hearth" prix fixe meal will cost $55 per person.
  66. Barcelona, New Haven, Norwalk, Fairfield, West Hartford: Share tapas with your Valentine at Barcelona on Valentine's Day. They are open and ready to make your evening memorable.
  67. Fire at the Ridge, Middlefield: Celebrate with your Valentine at Fire at The Ridge. The 3 course menu comes with a glass of champagne and chocolates for $65 per person or $120 per couple.
  68. Lobstercraft, Fairfield: How about a lobster dinner for 2? Lobstercraft in Fairfield is offering a Valentine's Day package with two 1.5 lb steamed lobsters, clam chowder, baked potatos, spicy cole slaw, 2 Red Roses, and a box of chocolate. $129 all in, call 203-856-2635.
  69. Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant, Norwalk: Make your reservations at Tablao in Norwalk for their a la carte menu and Valentine’s dinner specials. Call 203-939-9602.
  70. Ola Latin Kitchen, Bridgeport: At Ola Latin Kitchen in Bridgeport, Chef Lemus has prepared a 4course prix-fixe menu for $53 per person.
  71. The Melting Pot, Darien: The Melting Pot's set-menu Valentine's package includes a gourmet four-course experience with sweet additions and a champagne toast. It will be offered exclusively from 2/12-2/15. Visit the website for pricing and children's options.
  72. South Sea Grille, Orange: South Sea Grille in Orange will serve a special Valentine's dinner menu on February 14 from 4-10pm.
  73. Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford: Instead of going out to dinner, invite a loved one to a fun hands-on cooking class where you will work with a chef to create a fabulous surf and turf dinner. It takes place at the Silo at Hunt Hill Farm from 6-9pm and costs $110. 
  74. Saltwater, SoNo: From February 14th to February 17th, bring your loved one and enjoy the Valentine's day menu specials, drinks, and a la carte menu at Saltwater in SoNo.
  75. Madison Beach Hotel, Madison: For a romantic evening, head to The Wharf at the Madison Beach Hotel.
  76. Amis Trattoria, Westport: At Amis Trattoria in Westport, enjoy a prix fixe menu plus followed by a screening of Romeo & Juliet (1968).
  77. Red Lantern, Foxwoods Casino: If you want a couples activity on Valentine's Day, try the sushi making class at Red Lantern, located in Foxwoods Casino. It costs $149 per couple and includes Hands-On Sushi Instruction and Sake Pairing.
  78. Bistro on Main, Manchester: Attend Bistro on Main for a "La Saint Valentin Dinner." The 4 course prix fixe meal is $65 per person plus tax (tip included).
  79. Summer Shack, Uncasville: From February 14th through February 18th, enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner for Two at Jasper White’s Summer Shack for $50 per couple (plus tax and tip). Share 4 pieces from the raw bar; mixed greens salad with goat cheese, apples, walnuts and house vinaigrette; shack paella; and decadent chocolate cake. less
  80. Sushi Koya, Uncasville: Dig into the Sushi Boat for Two and dessert at Sushi Koya from February 14th through February 18th. It is $60.
  81. Ballo Italian Restaurant, Uncasville: For Valentine's Day, Ballo Italian Restaurant in Mohegan Sun will serve up an a la carte menu full of Chef's specials.
  82. Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan: Treat your significant other to a delicious, seasonal menu specially prepared by Chef François Kwaku-Dongo at the Roger Sherman Inn. Start with our Black Truffle Tagliatelle with Shaved Black Truffles and Parmigiano Reggiano, but save room for the Prime Côte de Boeuf for Two with Perigord Sauce and Aligot Potatoes! The multi-course dinner is $95 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Choose from 5:30-6pm or 8:30-9pm
  83. My Myx Creative Kitchen, Greenwich: This Valentine’s Day, go heart healthy! The Good as Gold sauté bowl at My Myx Creative Kitchen features many heart healthy ingredients like kale, sweet potatoes, and broccoli
  84. Flipside Burgers & Bar, Fairfield: Even Flipside Burgers & Bar is joining in the Valentine's Day merriment! 1/2 priced bottles of champagne & $20 MONSTER drinks to share will be available on February 14.
  85. Bar Zepoli, Stamford: Bar Zepoli in Stamford whipped up a very special Valentine's Day menu. It is four-courses for $85 per person and includes one 1 complimentary glass of wine. An optional wine pairing with each course is also available for $55 per person. 
  86. Herbaceous Catering, Bridgeport: Place your orders by February 6 to partake in Herbacious Catering Company's Valentine's Day options. They'll provide an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $80 per person. They have an extensive menu to choose from. 
  87. Knot Norm's, Norwalk: Knot Norm's and Gathering Harvest Vines collaborate on a "not your average" Valentine's Day 5 course dinner with wine pairings for $65. 
  88. Flinder's Lane, Stamford: Aussie lamb chops, Smoked Tea Mussels and tons of champagne mark V-Day Australian style! at this Stamford newcomer! 

Fireside dining is always a romantic option- and also an excellent choice for a regular winter’s night.  These restaurants have beautiful fireplaces for a cozy dinner.