Valentine’s in the Valley: 31 Places to Celebrate with Your Sweetheart

Madison RutherfordFebruary 10, 2022
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STK Steakhouse 


Love is in the air at these Valley restaurants, which are offering swoon-worthy multi-course meals and sweet dining deals for couples this Valentine’s Day.

Adams Table
Share the love with half-off bottles of wine and a Chef’s Board (Noble bread, sour cherry jam, rosemary ham, marinated olives, deviled eggs and cheese) at this beloved Downtown haunt. This offer is available February 11 through 14.

Alto Ristorante e Bar
The culinary team at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is cooking up a night of opulent romance with a five-course menu including spice heirloom prawns, lobster manicotti and red velvet cake. Enjoy a nightcap and live music at Center Stage Bar.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound’s executive Chef Brian Peterson is celebrating the season of love with a specialty menu that includes a salad, New York strip and dulce de leche tart. Diners can also opt for fancy flourishes like foie gras and Wagyu beef.

ADERO Scottsdale’s onsite restaurant has a new executive chef and he’s hitting the ground running with a decadent three-course V-Day menu. Chef Ken Arneson will be serving such romantic recipes as bacon croquettes, filet mignon and dark chocolate arancini. CIELO’S Sommelier Special spices things up with half off more than 25 bottles of top-tier wine.

Diego Pops
This year, V-Day falls on Taco Monday at Diego Pops, which means you and your paramour can share $3 tacos all day, plus sip on happy hour drink specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Taco options include traditional (chicken and steak) and creative twists (Brussels sprouts, braised pineapple pork and grilled plantain).

The Americano stuffed lobster 


Double Dutch Kitchen and Cocktails
A prix fixe “Lover’s Menu” will be available from February 10 through Valentine’s Day at the upscale Chandler gastropub. This special menu includes a choice of appetizer, two entrees, a shareable dessert and a bottle of wine for $100. On February 13, couples can also enjoy live music by a local artist.

This Sanctuary Camelback Mountain eatery is known for its sweeping views and refined fusion fare. This Valentine’s Day, it will host a four-course prix fixe dinner developed by chef Samantha Sanz. Look forward to burrata and citrus salad, crispy pork belly, miso-glazed seabass, beet ricotta gnocchi and vanilla bean cheesecake.

This Old Town Scottsdale Italian eatery is presenting a special four-course menu tailormade for couples this Valentine’s Day. The exclusive offering will only be available on February 12 and February 14. Diners can choose from such decadent dishes as jumbo shrimp cocktail, diver scallops with white chocolate cream, braised short rib and chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for dessert.

Foch Café
Food lovers are invited to enjoy an exclusive dining experience at this new bistro in Tempe. Guests can choose from a three-course meal and bottle of wine ($50 per person) or a four-course meal and bottle of wine ($60 per person). Menu highlights include pear salad, sweet potato lasagna and chocolate cherry tort mousse.

Hearth ’61
Swing by Mountain Shadows with your sweetie this V-Day for lobster salad, wild mushroom and goat cheese tarts, and white chocolate crème brûlée, plus wine pairings and a featured rum cocktail. This experience is reservation only.

Tomaso’s seafood medley cioppino


Jacy & Dakota’s
If you’re looking for cute cocktails, a multi-course dinner and decadent dessert, this newly opened Downtown restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate V-Day. Choose from three signature cocktails, enjoy indulgent entrees and save room for a black forest cherry chocolate cake. Jacy & Dakota’s Valentine’s Day menu is $77 per person and reservations are required.

Kasai Japanese Steakhouse
The surf and turf is perf at this luxury teppanyaki restaurant in Scottsdale. Look forward to steak and lobster, sushi, craft cocktails and more this Valentine’s Day at Kasai. Diners can choose from three exclusive specials: a Teppanyaki Table Special for Two ($95), non-teppanyaki entrée special ($125) and a sushi special ($25). Reservations are highly recommended.

Koibito Poke
Take your lover to a local Koibito Poke location and celebrate with the Sweethearts Special – buy one bowl, get one half-off all Valentine’s Day. Popular items include the chicken and shrimp bowl and a newly launched keto-friendly bowl.

The Wigwam, the West Valley’s premier luxury resort, invites guests to celebrate their love (of food) with a special Valentine’s Day dining experience at its signature restaurant. Dine by candlelight, listen to live music and enjoy an exclusive four-course meal with a featured wine list at Litchfield’s.

Los Sombreros
This local chain is honoring Valentine’s Day all week long! From February 9 through 16, all three Valley locations will be offering an irresistible special: two entrees, one dessert and a bottle of wine for $59.

Trap Haus BBQ’s Phil “The Grill” Johnson


Match Market & Bar
For those that appreciate a sipper with their supper, Match is a must-try this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant’s exclusive prix fixe menu offers an array of option for each course (something for vegans and vegetarians, too!), plus love-inspired cocktails to complement each course.

Mora Italian
This V-Day, this modern osteria is offering an indulgent five-course, family-style menu including whole stuffed lobster, pork and veal meatballs, pasta al pomodoro, house-made truffle gnocchi with parmesan, crudo with herb purée and chateaubriand.

Phoenix City Grille
Lovebirds can flock to Phoenix City Grille for a three-course meal available only on February 14. Start with New England clam chowder with smoked bacon, enjoy a choice of entrees including smoked prime rib and pan-seared halibut, plus red velvet cheesecake for dessert. Couples will also receive complimentary chocolate-covered berries.

Rusconi’s American Kitchen
This chic eatery is celebrated for its use of local, seasonal ingredients, and this Valentine’s Day it’s celebrating love with the introduction of two new menus. The Sweethearts Menu is available February 10 through 13 and features three courses for $65 per person. Diners can choose from lamb in two styles, cocoa- and spice-rubbed duck breast and 28-day aged beef tenderloin. On Valentine’s Day, an exclusive one-day-only menu will feature more options such as pan-roasted striped seabass, and lemon and herb risotto for $89 per person.

Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill
Planning a romantic night in? Take advantage of Salt and Lime’s Valentine’s takeout special: braised short rib barbacoa for two with your choice of beans, rice or veggies with either corn of flour tortillas, plus a 32-ounce margarita jug for $75.

Double Dutch cocktails 


Fall in love with mindful dining this Valentine’s Day at this new health-focused haven in Scottsdale. A special four-course menu includes a glass of sparkling wine, oysters, squash blossoms, a choice of steak, lobster or pan-seared polenta cake, and a pecan tart with avocado mousse for a sweet finish.

STK Steakhouse
Honor the love in your life all weekend with Valentine’s specials at STK, which include red snapper crudo, Wagyu spinalis, cured and roasted wild king salmon and chocolate lava marshmallow cake.

Streets of New York
Spend the most romantic day of the year in NYC – or at least pretend – at this unpretentious pizzeria. On February 14, guests can get their choice of two pasta dinners, a large salad, dessert and a bottle of wine for under $30.

Taphouse Kitchen
Foodie couples can indulge in a delicious three-course meal on February 14 at both Taphouse locations (Scottsdale and Phoenix). The menu includes burrata salad, steak and shrimp, lobster ravioli and chocolate cake, available a la carte or prix fixe for two, which includes dinner and a glass of champagne for $150.

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits
Chef Alexander Robinson heads up this charming eatery on the ground floor of The Westin Tempe, which will be featuring a limited Valentine’s menu available exclusively for dine-in guests. Indulge in dishes like raw oysters with grilled lemon and chile mignonette, organic beer carpaccio and Maine lobster with blueberry gastrique. Craft cocktails and vegan-friendly desserts round out the romantic experience.

Adams table Chef’s board


The Americano
Helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant, this Italian-inspired steakhouse will be serving up sophisticated specials with a romantic twist this February 14. Expect typically off-the-menu dishes from Conant’s new cookbook, Peace, Love, and Pasta.

The Sicilian Butcher
From February 11 to February 14, diners can take advantage of this sweet deal at The Sicilian Butcher: one bottle of wine, one appetizer, two entrees and a shareable dessert for less than $100. Entrée options include spaghetti and clams, braised short ribs and gnocchi, and lumache and sausage.

Choose from legendary, limited-time Valentine’s dishes like lobster fazzoletti, king crab and Alaskan halibut pasta, and seafood medley cioppino made with shrimp, clams, calamari, scallops, mussels and seabass. Pair these delectable seafood dishes with a glass or bottle of premium wine and Tomaso’s relaxed, romantic ambience.

Trap Haus BBQ
Pitmaster Phil “The Grill” Johnson will be preparing a special meal in honor of this romantic holiday. Hungry couples can look forward to ribeye with red wine reduction, black truffle lobster mac and cheese, umami swiss chard and bourbon bacon chocolate mousse cake for $75 per person, plus a drink on the house!

Enjoy a special prix fixe menu only available on Valentine’s Day at this swanky bistro and wine bar in Scottsdale. Start your meal with a glass of champagne and blinis topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and caviar. Indulge in entrees like the French-inspired eatery’s signature steak frites and branzino, and pick a sweet finale from the restaurant’s extensive Parisian dessert menu.

The iconic Hotel Valley Ho’s onsite restaurant is gearing up for the special day with a romantic three-course menu that will be available February 11 through 14. Highlights include hiramasa crudo, dry-aged ribeye, lobster shepherd’s pie and passion fruit posset. Reservations are required.