Last Minute Valentine’s Day Roundup

Still need a date idea for the Hallmark holiday? Even if you’re not the V-day type, or if you’re single, we’ve got you covered with a few recommendations that still have open reservations.

Traditional Valentine’s Day Suggestions:



Épicerie isn’t taking advanced reservations, so get there early to beat the crowd. Try out some special desserts new pastry chef, Heather Butcher (Portland, OR), will have prepared for the occasion – including a light Lavender Honey Goat Cheese Cheesecake and a rich Dark Chocolate Bavarois. Épicerie will also be offering a pairing of Graham Beck Brut Rose to accompany the sweets.




Bryan Malarkey’s joint on 5th and Colorado is offering a four course dinner for two that includes a champagne toast, a choice of one hot appetizer, two salads, an entree of your choice and a dessert. Entrees include N.Y. strip and scallops, gulf red snapper and Texas venison. Cost is $100 per couple.

The Bonneville


Husband and wife chef duo, Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello, will host a four-course menu with optional wine pairings. The menu features New Zealand rack of lamb, pan-seared local striped bass and fazzoletti pasta with roasted shiitaki mushrooms. Price is $65/person, with an additional $20/person for wine pairings.

Non-Valentine’s Day:



Early Bird $40/person

Everyone’s favorite ranch-inspired restaurant will host a party that includes buffet food, dancing and cash bar. Contigo has promised nothing will be decorated in red or with hearts. Early Bird pricing is $44/person, with day-of tickets at $55/person.


The South Lamar bar will host their annual “Heart-breakers and Home-wreckers” anti-Valentine’s Day Party – complete with KY Jello Shots, black roses for the ladies, and food and drink specials.

Rattle Inn

For those who prefer pets over mates. The Rattle Inn is hosting a BYOP (bring your own pet) Anti-Valentine’s Day Party. The “Pawty on our Wooftop” event will feature with a doggy photo booth, extended happy hour pricing and local dog celeb, “Sid” (TheRegalBeagle). $2 domestics and $3 wells from 4pm-8pm.
Images: Uchi,Contigo

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