J'adore Approved Valentine's Day Hot Spots
The pressure is on! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Not sure where to wine and dine? We’ve done all of the dirty work to give you some of our best options for a Valentine’s Date Night with your special significant other:
While Lady of the House is cooking it up at The James Beard House in NYC, we’re breaking the news that they’re doing a special tasting menu for Valentine’s Day. That’s right men, how romantic and vibed out would it be to take your lady to Lady for a special Vday dinner?
Takoi, (the risen restaurant phoenix) is having a 2-hour pre-fix Valentine’s Day dinner in honor of the love-bird holiday. Their food and cocktail program is funky and fresh; perfect for a couple that wants to try something new and hip for a dreamy Valentine’s night out. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the link here at $65 a person.
Republic Tavern, Detroit’s quintessential farm-to-table, rustic style restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner for an intimate 40 on the second floor of the iconic G.A.R. Building (more like a castle). The dinner will be a night to remember with six courses and wine pairings for $100/person. You’ll leave full and relatively inebriated. Purchase your tickets here.
The Sugar House is putting out a special dessert and cocktail pop-up while also proudly showcasing their new food menu, with charcuterie curated from another soon-to-open Dave K. endeavor, Gratiot Avenue Provisions. An intriguing romantic spot designed for intimacy and an incredible show from the bar staff, this is sure to impress your date in high spirits.
Prime + Proper, just named "Most Romantic Restaurant in Michigan” by Food & Wine, is the definition of “chique steakhouse” if you’re looking for something more snazzy. They have a raw seafood bar and flame-grilled steaks with an outstanding wine program curated by sommelier, Liz Martinez, former sommelier of The Purple Pig in Chicago. Truly a place to wine and dine, if you can get a reservation that is.
GreenSpace Cafe is not only for vegans! This classy establishment is for all types of guests offering an array of flavorful plant-based cuisine. They have many options for dietary restrictions, not to mention a full bar, as well as an array of vegan/gluten-free desserts. Not into desserts? Get the Farmer’s Cheese Board, with an assortment of house-made cashew cheese and be blown away.
Roast This staple is the place for a relaxing, traditional, and a consistently delicious and intimate experience for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Owned by the famous chef Michael Symon, the Bone Marrow is a must, and wine is a plenty. Best thing is that it’s right downtown so bar hopping is a breeze if you want to explore the city afterwards.
Mabel Gray This small but mighty James Beard Nominated venture in Hazel Park is strongly urged if you want to have a culinary journey with your date. We advise to order their tasting menu, along with their beverage pairing to complete the masterpiece that Chef James Rigato composed. Best. Date. Ever. Don’t forget to make a reservation.
Amore da Roma - Reenact “Lady and The Tramp” all in one of the oldest restaurants in Detroit (built in 1888), located just north of the Sheds at Eastern Market. This newly renovated space led by Chef Guy Pelino, kept their traditional italian menu, offering classic italian dishes such as Scaloppine Saltimbocca and Eggplant Parmigana along with their very romantic atmosphere. Bellisimo!
Cliff Bells, this cocktail jazz lounge has been around for decades and is the best place to take your Valentine to enjoy some old school entertainment. Famous musicians have played there in years past, making it the perfect place to go back in time and enjoy the night through music, cocktails and great company.