Valentine’s Day is a day to spend with the one you love. The most popular way to spend the evening begins with a nice romantic dinner. It’s fun to try something different from your normal routine. There are plenty of upscale, romantic restaurants, but what is the best option for this once-a-year occasion? Here are some of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in DFW. Not only do they offer an atmosphere just right for the day, but also have special items on the menu.
4701 W. Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Buttons serves Southern comfort food in an upscale environment. A bonus to having dinner at Buttons is that it offers more than just food. The restaurant boasts food and live music to soothe your soul. The live blues, R&B and jazz complete the experience. For Valentine’s Day, Buttons will be serving a prix fixe menu of three courses for $50 per person. This even includes a glass of champagne to sip as you enjoy the music and comfort.
Ferré Ristorante e Bar
215 E. Fourth St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Ferre serves Tuscan cuisine in a contemporary style. For Valentine’s Day dinner, Ferre will offer a three-course menu for $50 per person. It is located in downtown Fort Worth, right across from Bass Hall, and is the perfect place for dinner before a show. “Ghost: The Musical” will actually be playing at Bass Hall over Valentine’s Day weekend, so dinner and a show would make a perfect date night. “Ghost: The Musical” will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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Arcodoro & Pomodoro
100 Crescent Court, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75201
Arcodoro & Pomodoro is always a romantic Italian restaurant, which makes it a natural choice for Valentine’s Day. The homemade pasta and “Ultimate Ravioli” are a couple of good reasons to reserve this restaurant, but there are many others on the menu as well. The restaurant will be offering its regular menu along with additional a la carte specials. There will be two seatings for dinner, so reservations are a must.
3720 N. Josey Lane, Suite 118
Carrollton, TX 75007
Misto Bistro serves New American cuisine. It offers an elegant meal without a high price tag. The menu includes a variety of cuisine from homemade meat loaf to grilled polenta. Prix fixe menus are a nightly option that change regularly. The prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day weekend will feature some of Chef Janet Parr’s specials. Reservations are necessary for Misto Bistro. There will be seatings at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tribeca Americana Bistro & Lounge
62 Main St., Suite 200
Colleyville, TX 76034
This is a romantic restaurant and a nice special occasion place, so Valentine’s Day is a good fit. It’s also nice for the residents of Colleyville who don’t want to drive all the way into Plano or even Southlake for fine dining. Tribeca will have seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, so reservations are required. It will offer a four-course menu for $45 per person. Tribeca even has a romantic balcony and patio if February 14 brings a warm spell.
Emilie DesJardins currently works in Dallas television and worked with KRLD Restaurant Week for several years before that. She is always trying new places around the Metroplex to find the best food and unique things to do. See her work at Examiner.com.