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    If you are planning a beautiful, romantic dinner outing with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, it’s time to make sure you have your plans in place. The holiday falls on Saturday this year, and that means every restaurant in Louisville will be packed to the rafters with tables for two.

    Don’t delay; make reservations at one of these restaurants, offering specials for you and your beloved one.

    The English Grill at the Brown Hotel

    Executive chef Josh Bettis has planned an exquisite five-course menu with grilled oysters, potato bisque, prime rib, Godiva molten cake and more. Overnight accommodations are available and guests dining in the English Grill will receive a $20 discount on their stay with the deluxe ($259) or club luxury package ($329).

    4th and Broadway

    Call 502-736-2996 for reservations

    $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity

    The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel

    Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, The Oakroom presents a Valentine’s Day three-course dinner. Chef de Cuisine Patrick Roney will prepare beginnings including pan-seared foie gras, entrees including Thai chicken or Beluga lentil and portabella, and desserts including menage au chocolate or bourbon and crème brulee.

    500 South 4th Street

    Call 502-807-3463 for reservations

    $85 per person

    Whitehall Estate

    Whitehall's Valentine's Dinner presents a perfect evening of fine dining and elegance. Served by candlelight inside the beautifully appointed Whitehall mansion, the Valentine’s Dinner features a delicious four-course feast prepared by chef Gregoire Guiot of Mirabelle Gourmet Catering.

    3110 Lexington Road

    Call 502-897-2944 for reservations

    $75 per person for four-course dinner or $100 per person for four-course course dinner with wine. Reservations are required and are available for parties of two or for groups of up to 10 guests. Entree selections must be made at time of ticket purchase. $45 per ticket is tax-deductible. Valet parking included.

    Proof on Main

    Treat your sweetie to a romantic three-course table d’hote menu at Proof on Main this Valentine’s Day. Lovebirds, get ready to swoon over chef Levon Wallace’s southern-inspired dishes and tantalizing desserts. The special Valentine’s Day menu will be available on both Friday and Saturday.

    702 West Main Street

    Call 502-217-6360 for reservations and pricing

    Equus and Jack’s Lounge

    Celebrate your passion for food with Equus & Jack’s Lounge and a delicious five-course menu prepared by chef Stephen Dunn, to be served both Friday and Saturday evenings. Start with scallops and saffron couscous, then a watercress salad. Grouper, a smoked creekstone filet and and special banana, caramel and peanut butter dessert round out the meal.

    122 Sears Avenue

    Call 502-897-9721

    $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity

    Bernheim Forest

    Spoil that special someone this year with a romantic candlelight dinner for two in beautiful Bernheim Forest. Bernheim’s stunning Visitor Center provides the perfect setting for an enchanted night in the forest. Your dinner includes cuisine impeccably presented by Jarfi’s Bistro along with appetizers, music and dancing. A cash bar will be available. A weekend stay at the Bernheim Lodge will be auctioned off as well.

    2499 Clermont Road

    Call 502-955-8512 ext.181 for reservations (Note: Saturday night is sold out, call for reservations for Friday night)

    $120 per couple for Bernheim members, $150 per couple for non-members

    Harvest

    If you’re in love with strong flavors and bold combinations, take your love to Harvest for a special four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. Start with a meat and cheese board, sample brown butter-kabocha soup, feast on red wine braised beef cheeks and satisfy your sweet tooth with pawpaw cheesecake.

    624 East Market Street

    Call 502-384-9090 for reservations

    $65 per person

    The Bristol Bar and Grille

    The Valentine’s Day menu will be available Feb. 12 through Feb. 15, and features a Capriole Farms goat cheese or oyster appetizer, halibut, sea bass or beef entrée and dessert.

    Downtown at 614 Main Street or Jeffersonville at 700 West Riverside Drive locations

    Call 502-582-1995 (downtown) or 812-218-1995 (Jeffersonville) for reservations

    A la carte pricing

    LouVino

    Choose from three seating times (with a two-hour limit per table). The four-course special menu includes choice of soup or crispy oyster appetizer, fingerling potatoes with bacon Dijon dressing or salad, beef tenderloin or sea bass entrée and a choice of decadent desserts.

    1606 Bardstown Road

    Call 502-365-1921 for reservations

    The earliest seating, at 5:00 to 5: 15 p.m., is $40 per person. Later seatings are $45 per person. A premium wine pairing with each course is $25 per person.

    Winston’s

    Both Friday and Saturday, Winston’s is offering a prix fixe menu, featuring a delectable four-course menu created by chef John Castro. Guests will be offered a choice among five entrées, including filet of beef, lamb chops, sea bass, lobster vol-au-vent and salmon. Appetizer selections include shrimp cocktail and fried oysters. Caesar or wedge salads and four dessert selections are also included.

    3101 Bardstown Road

    Call 502-456-0980 for reservations

    From $57 to $64 per person, plus tax and gratuity

    Brasserie Provence

    The romantic French restaurant will be doing two seatings on Valentine’s Day, and is featuring a three-course prix fixe menu, beginning with an amuse bouche and ending with chocolate mignardise.

    150 North Hurstbourne Parkway

    Call 883-3153 for reservations

    $64 per person

    Asiatique

    For an upscale Asian Valentine’s dinner, choose the four-course prix fixe at Asiatique. Dinner features salad; a wide selection of appetizers; pork shank, ahi tuna or several other entrée selections; and crème brulee, chocolate torte or cheesecake.

    1767 Bardstown Road

    Call 502-451-2749 for reservations

    $50 per person

    Varanese

    Varanese Restaurant will offer a special menu of appetizers, entrees, and dessert that are comprised of aphrodisiac ingredients designed to stimulate the appetite and inspire the heart. "A Taste of Love Aphrodisiac Dinner" will be available from Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 15th, and all items are available a la carte. The regular menu, except for sandwiches, will also be available.

    2106 Frankfort Avenue

    Call 502-899-9904 for reservations

    A la carte pricing

    Cena

    The Italian hot spot’s four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, to be served Thursday through Saturday evening, features oysters and caviar to start, lobster bisque with black truffle, lasagna Bolognese or rabbit ragu, bistecca or branzini, and torte di mascarpone or crème di chocolate.

    9200 Taylorsville Road

    Call 502-333—376 for reservations and for prices

    Fountain Room at The Galt House

    The Fountain Room, in RIVUE Tower, is presenting a buffet from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., including live entertainment and a complimentary champagne toast. A raw bar includes assorted salads, Alaskan king crab legs, boiled shrimp and shucked oysters. The steam bar includes eastern mussels, crawfish Monica, seafood au gratin and blackened salmon creole. Prime rib, and chocolate angel dessert bar and much more are also planned.

    140 North 4th Street

    Call 502-568-4241 for reservations

    $55 per person, plus tax and gratuities 

    Sway

    Savor Southern fare in an inspired setting along Louisville’s vibrant Fourth Street. Indulge in a farm to fork menu comprised of the freshest regional ingredients at Sway, including StoneCross Farms New York strip and bourbon brined pork, plus champagne and dessert.

    311 South 4th Street

    Call 502-581-1234 for reservations

    $50 per person

    Louis Le Francais

    Chef is still perfecting the last details of a special five-course Valentine’s Day dinner, which will feature soup du jour, a fish course, choice of ratatouille, chicken rollade or pork Normandy, salad and a special dessert.

    133 East Market Street, New Albay

    Call 812-944-1222 for reservations

    $59 per couple

    Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge

    Bring your valentine in this February 14th for a romantic three-course meal, including a bottle of wine or champagne.

    446 South 4th Street

    Call 502-568-9009 for reservations

    $75 per couple

    Olive Leaf Bistro

    A decadent three-course Valentine’s Day dinner features selections like lobster bisque, rack of lamb and raspberry or Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert.

    130 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville

    Call 812-913-1252 for reservations

    $130 per couple, including a bottle of wine

    Basa Modern Vietnamese

    Dine on an exotic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Basa, featuring fried oysters, spring rolls, shrimp bisque, filet mignon and French chocolate custard, among other decadent choices.

    2244 Frankfort Avenue

    Call 502-896-1016 for reservations

    $60 per person

    BLU Italian Grille

    Focus on the romance and let the chefs at BLU Italian Grille worry about the romantic meal. The culinary team has prepared a four-course prix fix menu to tantalize even the most discerning palates.

    280 West Jefferson Street

    Call 502-671-4285 for reservations

    $60 per person

    Hillbilly Tea

    Cozy up together and share a special Valentine’s Day four-course dinner, details to be determined.

    120 South 1st Street

    Call 502-587-7350 for reservations

    $55 per person

    Joe Huber’s

    It’s a classic that works for Valentine’s Day, too. Choose the prime rib or country platter, plus dessert and beverage, and then select a bottle of wine or appetizer. Live music, too.

    2421 Engle Road

    Call 812-923-5255 for reservations

    $49.95 per couple, plus tax and gratuity

    Mayan Café

    Mayan Café is partnering with Boston’s Floral Couture to create Valentine’s Day flair. Toast your special someone with a glass of Italian rose prosecco and a bouquet of orchids hand-selected by Boston’s Flora proprietor Andrea. Toast with Il Follo Rose Prosecco.

    813 East Market Street

    Call 502-566-0651 for reservations

    $45 for orchids and sparkling toast

    Garage Bar

    And for something different, we have the Anti-Valentine’s Day Tap Takeover, hosted by Garage Bar and featuring a Valentine’s-themed beer list and small bites.

    700 East Market Street

    Call 502-749-7100

    Pick four flights for $10. With bites for $20.
    Pick all seven flights for $15. With bites for $30.00.


    Photos 1-4 Courtesy: Whitehall, Bernheim, LouVino, BLU Italian Grille

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