10 Best Restaurant Deals & Promotions for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air—and so is the buzz around every romantic's favorite holiday: Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is all about expressing your love for others, primarily by eating a nice meal and exchanging meaningful gifts. Whether you're celebrating with friends, family, or a special someone, Valentine's Day is inextricably linked to food. We're talking about rich chocolates, savory pasta, and wine galore. As a result, celebrating the holiday can be quite expensive, especially if you're going out to eat.
However, dining out doesn't always require you to drop some Benjamin's. Instead of skipping out on all the fun, read up on how you can save some cash by scoring one of these delicious Valentine's Day restaurant deals.
Tired of all those Valentine's Day clichés? Skip the flowers and opt for a breadstick bouquet from Olive Garden. This year, Olive Garden is offering a three-course Valentine's Day ToGo Dinner for Two starting at $34.99 starting on Feb. 13. In addition to the breadsticks and your choice of dipping sauce, the deal includes either soup or salad, a shareable entrée and dessert, and a special after-dinner chocolate mint box with an adorable love poem.
California Pizza Kitchen
If you're the type of couple that loves to go all-in on Valentine's Day, look no further than California Pizza Kitchen. From Feb. 11 through Feb. 16, you can feel the love with CPK's heart-shaped, thin-crust pizzas, available with all your favorite ingredients. But that's not all the restaurant has to offer. Make a reservation between Feb. 12 and Feb. 16 to enjoy a special "Sweet Deal for Two" prix fixe menu which includes an appetizer, two entrées, and one dessert, all for just $35.
Design your own dining experience with P.F. Chang's menu for two. Priced at $75, the personalized meal comes with three courses (starter, entrée, dessert) and even two glasses of bubbly for toasting to you and your partner. You can enjoy the deal between Feb. 7 and Feb. 16.
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Craving some Italian cuisine? Check out the prix fixe menu for two at Romano's Macaroni Grill—which consists of one antipasto (appetizer) dish, two entrées, and one dolce (dessert)—available from Feb. 7 through Feb. 16 for $45. The sweetest part of this deal? You get to end your evening with either a slice of decadent cheesecake or chocolate cake or with something a bit more traditional such as tiramisu or a cannoli.
For those looking to dine out on Friday night (and for cheap), Chili's is offering a $25 meal for two, complete with an appetizer, two entrées, and a sweet treat to split with your sweetheart. The best part? While you're reminiscing about all your relationship milestones, you can also sip on The Hearts on Fire 'Rita—Chili's perfectly pink cocktail made of Maker's Mark Bourbon, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, and Lunazul Blanco Tequila and priced at just $5 all month long.
Treating your partner to a classic Italian feast? Now that's what we call amore. Make a reservation between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16 at Bertucci's to enjoy the $35 dinner for two, which includes two starters, two entrées, and—the sweetest part of it all—a dessert to share. Imagine, savoring a creamy tomato soup followed by a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, and rounded out by the restaurant's own Limoncello Mascarpone Cake.
bd's Mongolian Grill
If you're not a fan of a prix fixe menu, but still want to take your significant other out for an evening of fun, consider heading to bd's Mongolian Grill for a little treat. After you eat a generous portion of stir fry, you can indulge in deep-fried Oreos served with hot fudge. This special dessert is available for $5 between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15.
Whether you're single, in love or unsure of where exactly you stand, grabbing drinks is always a safe move, and what better than a pink cocktail? This month, Applebee's signature cocktail, a vodka strawberry lemonade, is just one dollar. At the very least, this promo is perfect to enjoy with some of your girlfriends—it practically has Galentine's Day written all over it!
For all those high school sweethearts out there, return to the early days of your relationship by splitting a Red Velvet Cake Shake. Two straws, please! Topped with a slice of red velvet cake, this fun treat let's you drink your cake and eat it too. It's available for $18 on Valentine's Day, at Black Tap locations in Las Vegas, Anaheim, and NYC.
Give the carnivore in your life the gift of authentic BBQ. At Dickey's Barbeque, you can sink your teeth into your choice of slow-cooked meats, two savory sides, and a roll. Couples can score this deal all month long for only $24.
Are you falling head over heels for these amazing deals? If so, it's time to secure your table for Valentine's Day!