Are Your Valentine's Day Plans Boring? Try These 5 Spots
Love or hate the holiday, these places know how to make it fun. But act now if you want to get in, tables are going fast.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and your holiday should be filled with love — love for amazing food, of course! Interpersonal love is great, but top-notch dining transcends the romantic date, the disappointing hookup, the singles celebrations, and everything in between.
Here are five options that would make for a memorable weekend, no matter your relationship status:
1. The Love Game at the Tip Tap Room
Get your game on at Brian Poe’s upscale pub in Beacon Hill — your animals-traditionally-hunted-for-food game, that is. Available as a five-course prix-fixe experience for $75, or a la carte, the menu features game of all sizes, including: elk carpaccio, miso soup with charcoal-roasted pheasant, duck confit salad, leg of venison. And for dessert, chocolate mousse with salted caramel ice cream.
38 Cambridge Street, Boston, 857.350.3344, thetiptaproom.com
2. Back Alley Blackheart’s Ball at Night Market
“Down with love, up with sake” is the tagline for the evening. Celebrate being single at the Harvard Square establishment, with bites inspired by Asian street food. The $27 ticket gets you admission and complimentary food, with a cash bar. Alternatively, happy couples should not be deterred; the regular dinner menu is still available.
75 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, 857.285.6948, nightmkt.com
3. Retro Diner Date at Rosebud American Kitchen
Everything was better in the old days, and Rosebud American Kitchen in Davis Square is offering a bit of nostalgic time travel for Valentine’s Day. Court your significant other over a boozy milkshake, smoked chicken wings or fried Brussels sprouts, griddled cheeseburgers, and a slice of one of Rosebud’s famous pies. The retro prix fixe menu costs $49 per person. Reservations suggested, but not required. And for those of you who avoid going out on Valentine’s Day altogether, the menu will also be available on Monday, February 15.
381 Summer Street, Somerville, 617-629-9500, rosebudkitchen.com
4. '80s Themed Meat Market Valentine's Day Bash at Sweet Cheeks Q
For those of you pining for yet a different era, Tiffani Faison’s acclaimed barbecue restaurant in the Fenway neighborhood is throwing it back with punch, a whole roasted pig, dance floor, and an ‘80s costume contest. 21+, $40 per ticket.
1381 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.266.1300, sweetcheeksq.com
5. Sushi Making Class at Red Lantern
If you’re up for splurging on a learning experience, this Asian fusion restaurant bordering the South End and Back Bay is hosting sushi classes Valentine’s Day weekend for $250 a couple. The class, taught by Executive Chef Kevin Long and sushi expert Jim Lam, is offered on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The itinerary includes a miso soup demonstration, hands-on sushi instruction and sake and champagne pairings.
39 Stanhope St, Boston, 617.262.3900, redlanternboston.com