80+ CT Restaurants & Events for Valentine's Day

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Love is in the air!  Are you feeling romantic?  These Connecticut restaurants, bars, and venues are serving up prix fixe menus, special dishes, and other festivities.  Get your special someone and partake in these dining delights that would make cupid proud.

  1. Homestead Inn, Greenwich: The Homestead Inn will serve a prix fixe Valentine’s Dinner for $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

  2. On20, Hartford: At On20 in Hartford, feast on a 6-Course Tasting for $160 per person, which includes beverage pairings.  Dishes include caviar, foie gras torchon, lobster, beef tenderloin, and more. 

  3. The Chelsea, Fairfield: How about Valentine's Day specials from a Chopped champion? Chef Eric Felitto is serving up specials at The Chelsea.

  4. The Cottage, Westport: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a loved one at The Cottage on February 14, where they’ll be presenting a special four-course, prix-fixe dinner prepared by Chef Brian Lewis and his team, with extended hours from 5:30pm – 10:30p.

  5. Harlan Publick, Norwalk: At Norwalk’s Harlan Publick, dine on a 3 course prix fixe menu for $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  As a romantic bonus, sip on a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival.

  6. Carbone’s Ristorante. Hartford: Carbone’s Ristorante in Hartford will be offering Valentine’s Day dinner and cocktail specials from February 14-February 16, in addition to their regular a la carte menu.  The restaurant will also extend their hours and be open until 10:00pm on Valentine’s Day.

  7. Carbone’s Kitchen, Bloomfield: Carbone’s Kitchen in Bloomfield will be offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials from February 14-February 16, in addition to their regular a la carte menu.  The restaurant will also extend their hours and be open until 10:00pm on Valentine’s Day.

  8. Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill, New Haven & Fairfield: Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield and New Haven will be offering Valentine’s Day food and cocktail specials from February 14-February 16, in addition to their regular a la carte menu.

  9. Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk & Newington: Stew Leonard’s will offer special Valentine’s food gifts- like a brownie basket- and baking classes for kids.

  10. The Essex, Centerbrook: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your date at The Essex and enjoy a romantic 4 course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Colt Taylor and Sous Chef Bryan Ramirez.

  11. Wakeman Town Farm, Westport: Tim’s Kitchen at Wakeman Town Farm will have Valentine’s baking classes for kids on February 11 and February 14.

  12. Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood, Norwalk: Enjoy amazing menu specials, wine selections, and water views at Rowayton Seafood in Norwalk on Valentine’s Day.

  13. Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven: Join Anthony’s Ocean View from 7pm-12am on Valentine’s Day .  Enjoy an open bar, an hour of hors d’oeuvres and sushi, a 3 course dinner, and a DJ.  It costs $79.95 per person.  VIP seating is also available.

  14. Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen: Sunset Meadow Vineyard in Goshen will celebrate Valentine’s Day early on February 8.  Enjoy a quiet, intimate night with your special Valentine in their beautiful tasting room with live music.  Dine on a four course dinner with appetizers, salad, dinner and dessert.  It is $150 per couple and doors open at 6pm.

  15. Griswold Inn, Essex: Join The Griswold Inn for a cozy celebration!  Chef Toppin has created an menu to be enjoyed in theirHistoric Dining Rooms, designated as "Connecticut's coziest" by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. The prix fixe menu will be offered along with the Gris Classics and Seasonal Menu.

  16. Chabaso, New Haven: New Haven based bakery Chabaso is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a new Valentine’s Bread Bundle, available through the company’s new e-commerce platform, beginning on 2/1.  Priced at $25 (plus shipping), the bundle includes four of the company’s slightly sweet offerings.

  17. Carbone’s Prime, Rocky Hill: Carbone’s Prime in Rocky Hill will be offering Valentine’s Day dinner and cocktail specials from February 14-February 16, in addition to their regular a la carte menu.  The restaurant will also extend their hours and be open until 10:00pm on Valentine’s Day.

  18. Pizzaco, Stratford: For the ultimate date night, take your sweetie to a pizza making class at Pizzaco in Stratford on 2/14.  The evening includes a pizza making demonstration, the chance to make your own pizza, a complementary drink, and dessert.

  19. Saz Jamaican Restaurant, Newington: Saz Jamaican Restaurant presents “A Night of Love and Romance - The Valentine's Day Affair.”  Dinner packages will include an appetizer, entrees, and dessert along with a complimentary glass of wine.  Then participate in ballroom dancing lessons with Certified Ballroom and Latin Instructor Kamar Khayd Blake.

  20. Herbaceous Catering, Bridgeport: Herbaceaous Catering Company in Bridgeport will deliver a romantic meal to your house complete with reheating instructions, photos, and all the garnishes to make these foods as beautiful as they are delicious.  It is $75 per person.

  21. Chateau Le Gari, Marlborough: Valentine’s Day at Chateau Le Gari will feature a 4 course meal from Brasato. One glass of wine upon arrival is included with the ticket and additional glasses and bottles are available for purchase throughout the dinner.

  22. Outriggers, Stratford: After a few weeks of renovations, Outriggers is officially open!  Check out the new space on February 14 when they host Valentine’s Dinner.

  23. Porron & Pina, West Hartford: Porrón&Piña, a Spanish-style restaurant and bar on the corner of Haynes Street and Asylum in the heart of downtown Hartford, will be open for it’s first Valentine’s Day. Chefs Tyler Anderson and Alejandro Carroll Leiva are offering a four-course, prix fixe menu at $65.00 a person that will seduce the soul with spanish flavorings.

  24. AMG Catering, Westport: Join AMG Catering for a VALENTINE’S COUPLES CLASS on Tuesday February 12.   Make Sweet and savory brie “en croute,” Lobster pot pies Pernod, Endive salad with Roquefort, and Salted caramel “trifles” with chocolate.  $220 per couple, 7-9 pm.

  25. Shell and Bones, New Haven: Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill (New Haven) will be offering Valentine’s Week food and cocktail specials from February 9-February 16 in addition to their regular a la carte menu.  You can also feast on a Valentine’s 3 Course Prix-Fixe Menu for $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

  26. Public Wine Bar, Norwalk: Public Wine Bar in Norwalk is open on 2/14 from 11:30am-10pm.  They’ll serve Valentine’s Day specials all day alongside their regular menu.

  27. Washington Prime, Norwalk: On Thursday 2/14, Washington Prime in Norwalk will present a 3 course prix fixe menu for $65 per person.  Select an appetizer, entrée, and dessert with your special someone.

  28. Hartford Flavor Company, Hartford: On Wednesday 2/13 and Saturday 2/16, Hartford Flavor Company will hold Valentine’s Mixology Classes.  Make and sip on 3 “love potions.”  It costs $40 and lasts from 6-7:30pm.

  29. Bugsy’s Dueling Pianos, Hamden: Bugsy’s Dueling Pianos in Hamden will hav medium Lisa O’Connor on hand to answer all of your love related questions.  The event includes food.  Tickets are $55

  30. .Jack’s, New Haven: Treat yourself and a loved one at Jack’s Steakhouse in New Haven.  They will be serving specials as well as their a la carte menu.

  31. Bistro Mediterranean, Norwalk: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Bistro Mediterranean in Norwalk.  They’ll have specials to make the night memorable.

  32. Dinosaur BBQ, Stamford: Join Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for an "Eat, Drink, and be Messy" Valentine's Day affair. Scrap manners for saucy barbecue dishes and anti-love themed drinks like the "Thirst Trap” or "A Stiff One.”  Plus, order any 5 of our featured drink specials and get a little surprise!

  33. Stamford Marriot, Stamford: At the Stamford Marriot, guests can enjoy Complimentary Sparkling Wine & Strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce and special rates from February 14 - February 17.

  34. Tuttobene, Fairfield: Call 203-292-6885 to make reservations for Tuttobene’s special Valentine’s Dinner.

  35. Ibiza Tapas, Danbury: Invite your other half for a night of delicious tapas, amazing handcraft cocktails and the best Spanish wines at Ibiza Tapas in Danbury on 2/14.

  36. Gisella’s Ristorante, Danbury: At Gisella’s Ristorante in Danbury, Gisella & Chef Ricardo have chosen a menu especially for the holiday. Dinner for 2 with wine costs $79.99.

  37. Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury: The Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury will serve Valentine’s Day Dinner from February 13-16.   Choose from a starter, entrée, and dessert- plus, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.  It costs $30 per person, plus tax and tip.

  38. Artisan Restaurant, West Hartford, Southport: At Artisan, Chef Frederic Kieffer’s menu includes his and hers cocktails, a “Libido” Chopped Salad and Passionate Tuna Crudo, Double Lamb Chops, Stonington Sea Scallops, and more. The three-course $65 price-fixed menu also has wine and champagne pairings options available at an additional cost.

  39. Basso Cafe, Norwalk: Basso Café is taking reservations for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy their A La Carte menu and festive Chef Specials!

  40. Millwrights, Simsbury: Millwrights in Simsbury presents a Valentine’s Day menu from February 14-16.  For $75 per person, enjoy four courses and treats for the table.

  41. Aspen Restaurant & Bar, Old Saybrook

  42. L’escale, Greenwich: L’escale will have seatings for their Valentine’s Day dinner between 5pm and 10pm.  Feast on a 3 course prix fixe menu for $85 per person.

  43. Riverview Bistro, Stratford: Riverview Bistro in Stratford celebrates Valentine’s Day from February 14-16.  For $88 per couple, receive a shared appetizer, 2 salads, 2 entrees, and a shared dessert.  Add a bottle of house wine for $10.

  44. David Burke Prime, Mashantucket: For a whimsical Valentine’s Day meal, head to David Burke Prime in Foxwoods.  There will be specials for the occasion alongside the a la carte menu.

  45. Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich: The Spa at Norwich Inn will have an assortment of Valentine’s Day dinner specials including Narragansett Bay Oysters, Wagyu Striploin, Nutella Moose, and more.  Combine your meal with their romantic getaway spa package for additional luxury.

  46. Vivo Trattoria, Hartford: Vivo Trattoria in Hartford will offer Valentine’s Day specials during dinner service on February 14.

  47. Rebecca’s, Greenwich: Rebecca’s in Greenwich presents a 3 course prix fixe Valentine’s Day meal for $155 per person.  You can also add one of their “few tiny treats for the table” to enhance the already delicious meal.

  48. Pearl, Westport: Pearl at Longshore will offer a number of Valentine’s Day appetizer and entrée specials like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Halibut Romanesco, and Apple Glazed Lobster.

  49. Café on the Green, Danbury: At Café on the Green in Danbury, feast on  5 course prix fixe menu for $65 per person.  Entrees include dishes like grilled filet mignon, red snapper, pork osso bucco, and more.

  50. b restaurant, Fairfield: B Restaurant in Fairfield hosts “You're Bacon Me Crazy: Anti Valentine's Party” on February 14 from 3pm-close.  They’ll have a spread of bacon-inspired treats.  Because bacon is our one true love, right?!

  51. Max Restaurant Group, Various Locations: Max Restaurant Group is pleased to partner once again with Crystal Ridge Winery in South Glastonbury, to present an exclusive Valentine's Day Dinner in the winery.  Enjoy a reception in the winery loft overlooking the CT River Valley, then enjoy a reception followed by four course meal paired with wines from Crystal Ridge.

  52. Infinity Bistro, Norfolk: Treat your special someone to a fabulous Valentine's Day dinner at Infinity Bistro Norfolk!  Enjoy the Sweet Heart specials from Chef Lisa.

  53. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield: The Ridgefield Playhouse welcomes Kool & The Gang for a Valentine’s Day performance on 2/14.  Festivities start at 6:30pm with a Raffle, Champagne, and Chocolates.  Then, catch the show at 8pm.

  54. Pacifico, New Haven: Join Pacifico in New Haven and enjoy a special three course Valentine's Day menu with a complimentary glass of champagne.  It costs $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

  55. Bee & Thistle Inn, Old Lyme: Join Bee & Thistle Inn for Valentine’s Day Dinner on Thursday February 14 with seating times between 5 and 9 pm.  There is limited availability, so call for reservations: 860.434.1667.

  56. Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton: A Valentine’s Day Package at the Copper Beech Inn includes a $100 voucher for dinner, champagne, breakfast, chocolate, and a Super Deluxe Room.

  57. Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Mystic: Valentine’s Day specials at the Captain Daniel Packer Inne include Crab Bisque with Toasted Coconut, Oysters on the Half Shell, Wagyu Ribeye, Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake, and more.  Order from these or the regular menu.

  58. Bernard’s, Ridgefield: On February 10 at Bernard’s in Ridgefield, Valentine’s Day starts early with a Valentine's Cabaret at 6pm.  Then, join them on February 14 for a prix fixe dinner that costs $95 per adult and $55 per child.

  59. Fig Cooking School, Milford: The Fig Cooking School in Milford will have a Hands-On Valentine’s Day Cooking Class on 2/14.  Create Three Cheese-Champagne Fondue, Mixed Greens and Winter Fruits, Champagne Vinaigrette, Beef Tenderloin with Port Wine Cherry Sauce, and Lavender Crème Brûlée.  

  60. Tavern at Keney Park, Windsor: Enjoy Valentine's WEEK at The Tavern at Keney Park!  Couples can partake in Dinner for 2 for $39.99, plus tax & gratuity.  Join them Wednesday 2/14– Saturday 2/17.  Reservations required.  

  61. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, West Hartford: Visit Fleming’s February 8th through 17th for a three-course celebration of love.  Fall in love all over again with Filet Mignon and your choice of North Atlantic Lobster Tail or Colossal Shrimp.  Customize your meal with a luxury gift and premium champagne add-on.

  62. Fire at the Ridge, Middlefield: Take in mountainside views at Fire at the Ridge.  Their Valentine’s Day meal features four courses, a champagne toast, and a cheese plate for the table.

  63. Tablao Wine Bar & Restaurant, Norwalk: This Valentine’s Day impress your partner like it’s your first date all over again with Valentine’s Day Dinner at Tablao Wine Bar.  They will be offering their a la carte menu and Valentine’s dinner specials.

  64. The Melting Pot, Darien: Experience all of the romance and intimacy The Melting Pot has to offer with an Ultimate Valentine's Day Package for just $100. This package will include rose Petals sprinkled across the table, guaranteed semi-private seating in out sought after Lovers Lane section, a framed photo of you to help remember this special evening, and a six rose bouquet.

  65. Hunt Hill Farm, New Milford: On Sunday February 10, Hunt Hill Farm hosts Cocktail Cupcakes For Valentines Day Create an Intoxicating sweet surprise for your sweetheart or participate in the class as a couple.  Visit them later on February 16 for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner.

  66. Saltwater, SoNo: From February 14th to February 16th, bring your loved one and enjoy the Valentine's Day menu at Saltwater Grille.  They’ll have specials, drinks, and an a la carte menu.

  67. Red Lantern, Foxwoods Casino: On Saturday February 16, grab your date and head to Red Lantern for a couple’s sushi making class from 1-3pm.

  68. Bistro on Main, Manchester: Bistro on Main’s 4 course Valentine’s Day Dinner consists of options like Foie Gras for 2, Oysters & Pearls, Pate, Chocolate & Fondue, and more.  $75 includes tax and gratuity.

  69. Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan: New Canaan’s Roger Sherman Inn presents a Special Valentine's Day Dinner.  The Pre Fixe Menu costs $110 per person, plus tax and 20% gratuity.  Eat dishes like Black Truffle Tagliatelle, Roasted Live Maine Lobster, Duck Breast, and more.

  70. elm, New Canaan: Join elm this Valentine's Day for a full a la carte dinner menu featuring signature dishes alongside romantic specialties by Chef Luke Venner.

  71. Kashi, Stamford: At Kashi in Stamford, couples will receive a complimentary bottle of wine for every $80 spent on 2/14.

  72. SolToro, Mohegan Sun: In honor of Valentine’s Day, SolToro will offer a 6 oz filet with red wine demi, mezcal-marinated shrimp, and herb-roasted potatoes for $32.  There will also be a Dessert Special.

  73. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Mohegan Sun:Check out Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse’s Valentine’s Day specials: a 7oz Filet Duo for Two $120, 7 oz filet with Foie Gras Mushroom Duxelle Crust & Boursin Cheese Polenta, and a 7 oz filet with Lobster Béarnaise & Wilted Winter Greens.

  74. Bessemer Hall, Bridgeport: On Saturday February 9, visit Bessemer Hall in Bridgeport for a Valentine’s festival to beneft nOURishment Bridgeport and Black Rock Farmers Market.  There will be local vendors, food, music, and activities from 1-am-4pm.  Admission is free.

  75. Match, Norwalk: Partake in Match's regular a la carte menu as well as some "Love Bird Specials."

  76. T.H.C., Derby: THC in Derby will have a singles party on 2/14. Entry is free and there will be live music from 6:30-9:30pm.

  77. Harbor Lights, Norwalk: Visit Harbor Lights in Norwalk for waterside views and a prix fixe menu on 2/14. You also have the option to add on a raw bar sampler for 2.

  78. Irons Restaurant & Bar, Mystic: The Irons Restaurant & Bar in Mystic, located at the Hilton, will offer a Valentine's prix fixe menu from 2/14-2/16.

  79. Martel, Westport: Although Martel in Westport doesn't usually take reservations, they will for Valentine's Day.

  80. Rive Bistro, Westport: Rive Bistro will offer a prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $65 per person. There are 2 seatings to choose from and guests get a complimentary glass of champagne.

  81. Flinder’s Lane, Stamford: Flinder's Lane will serve a delivious 3 course menu for $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

  82. Olea, New Haven: Olea will be serving a special 3-course prix fixe menu (with choices) to help enhance the romance. The price will be $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity.