Unique places for Valentine's Day dining

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Houston's best places for Valentine's Day dining

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, so if you plan on romancing your sweetheart with a scrumptious meal, you'll want to pick your restaurant wisely. Check out these unique picks for Valentine's Day around Houston.

B&B Butchers - the traditional Steak Dinner

B&B Butchers has made its mark on the Houston dining scene as one of the best choices for an upscale multi-course steak dinner. It has the feel of an established steakhouse, yet the restaurant is not even a year old. For Valentine's Day, the restaurant is offering a special menu that includes a traditional Beef Wellington.

You can even order it for take-away, if you want to enjoy private dining in the comfort of your home! Click here to learn how to make it at home.

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Etoile Cuisine et Bar - because the French know romance

French is the language of love, so why not check out one of Houston's most-acclaimed French restaurants? Etoile will be offering a three-course dinner on Feb. 13 & 14 ($74 per person) in addition to a three-course brunch on Feb. 14 ($45 per person). Dinner items include "Tartare de Thon Au Yuzu" (tuna tartare with yuzu vinaigrette) and "Duo de Boeuf" (sous-vide tenderloin and braised beef short ribs) while brunch items include Bisque de Homard (Maine lobster bisque) and Risotto de Legume D'Hiver (winter vegetable risotto and truffle oil). Sounds fancy, right?

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar - oysters!

Spark some romance with oyster's, one of the most commonly known aphrodisiacs. Appetizer offerings include the Oysters Cupid "Yvonne," named after executive chef Mark Holley's wife, composed of crabmeat, champagne-fennel cream and American caviar.

Diners can also choose from entrees like a Thai-style fried snapper for two and desert of a down south coconut cake with spiced pecans and salted caramel sauce. The $70 per person menu, offered on the 14th, includes three courses as well as a lagniappe.

3201 Louisiana Street

La Table - Your Sunday brunch choice

Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, which provides a unique opportunity to take your sweetheart to brunch. La Table a Table will feature a special Valentines Day brunch served from 10am - 2:30pm on Sunday, Feb. 14. The family-style brunch includes house-made pastry basket, "la table" signature orange brioche french toast, scrambled eggs, seasonal fruit plate, buttermilk pancakes, chicken apple sausage, applewood smoked bacon, roasted heirloom potato hash.

Family-style Brunch: $59 per adult; $29 per child

6 BLVD Place, 1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Arcodoro - La Festa de San Valentino

Who doesn't love Italian? If you and your sweetheart are just getting to know each other, Arcodoro would be a fun, safe bet. The festive Valentine's Day menu offers a wide variety of entrees, for any taste. You can even enjoy a heart-shaped "dolce" dessert pizza.

5000 Westheimer Rd #120, Houston, TX 77056

PDQ - a deal for the kiddos

Make a date with your littlest loved one. PDQ is offering a free kids meal with the purchase of any combo meal on Valentine's Day. PDQ, which stands for People Dedicated to Quality, is a fast casual restaurant specializing in fresh hand-battered chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, daily cut fries, hand-spun milkshakes and fresh salads. Locations in Cypress, Cinco Ranch, in Vintage Park, and off Bunker Hill.

The West End - for the single

Are you single and ready to mingle? Enjoy a lively Sunday with brunch at this bustling, indoor/outdoor hot spot, just steps from The Galleria. Highlights from The West End's a la carte menu include raspberry cheesecake stuffed French toast with fresh fruit. Cocktail specials include Berries & Bubbles, champagne with a splash of strawberry puree and garnished with fresh berries; and Cupid Float, vanilla ice cream topped with cherry vanilla vodka and Sprite.

5320 Westheimer

Weights and Mesaures - for the single

Weights and Measures will close out their one year Anniversary Week by celebrating Valentine's Day February 12th-14th.

The Love and Squalor Bar will be serving creative Valentine themed cocktails and hosting and "80's Dance Party" on Saturday

night from 10pm-2am with music from DJ Jacob Stogner.

2808 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004