February is in full swing, which means it’s time to get your Valentine’s Day plans in order. Skip the box of chocolates and treat your significant other to a night they’ll remember forever—just don’t forget to make reservations. From romantic movie screenings to dining deals, check out our ultimate guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day in Boston.
What to do
Laugh is for Lovers
Laugh the night away with your loved one at this Valentine’s Day comedy showcase. Local favorites Will Noonan, Nick Chambers, Dan Boulger, Xazmin Garza, Tricia Auld and Chris Tabb are all set to perform.
8 p.m., Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $25, laughboston.com
“The Princess Bride”
Who doesn’t love “The Princess Bride?” Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, this fantasy tale of romance and action will take over the Brattle Theatre for a special late-night show.
10 p.m., Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, $8+, brattlefilm.org
Where to eat
The popular pizza maven’s South End location will be turned into a romantic getaway for lovers during the holiday. However, all the haters out there can have some fun too by heading to their Cambridge spot for an Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration.
Various locations, areafour.com
Feast like the French in Fort Point on Valentine’s Day. Executive chef Brendan Burke is serving up a four-course prix fixe menu for the evening, featuring foie grois brulee, butternut squash soup, seared scallops, chocolate mousse and more.
49 Melcher St., Boston, $75 per person, bastillekitchen.net
The Harvard Square restaurant has a four-day love fest planned for the holiday, kicking off with a three-course prix fixe menu on Wednesday night. Dine on delectable bites like grilled baby back ribs, tuna tartare, roasted sea bass and strawberry cheesecake.
13 Brattle St., Cambridge, $58 per person, beatbrasserie.com
Bistro du Midi
Have an unforgettable meal while taking in an incredible view of the Public Gardens from the dining room at Bistro du Midi. Chef Josue’s special four-course menu for the occassion includes mouthwatering items like mussels, wagyu beef tartare, venison loins and dulchey ganache. Add on a meal wine pairing for $65. A limited Valentine’s Day menu will also be served at the bar.
272 Boylston St., Boston, $105 per person, bistrodumidi.com
You don’t need to travel to Rome in order to have an Italian feast on Valentine’s Day. Dubbed “One Night in Verona,” Etaly is hosting a romantic, candlelit dinner at its seafood restaurant Il Pesce, complete with special menu items, a premium wine selection as well as a decadent dessert.
5 p.m.-9 p.m., 800 Boylston St., Boston, eataly.com
Oak + Rowan
This chic, Fort Point restaurant is going all out for the holiday. Chef Justin Shoults has prepared a four-course tasting menu featuring items from both the land and sea. Couples who reserve seats for Valentine’s Day will also take home a complimentary box of truffles and macarons by pastry chef Brian Mercury.
321 A St., Boston, $90 per person, oakandrowan.com
If you’re significant other is a burger fan, then they’ll definitely love this blinged-out offering from Pauli’s. The North End eatery has prepared a special burger that’s topped with an actual engagement ring, framed by round diamonds on a 14k gold band. The spectacle needs to be ordered 48 hours in advance and costs a cool $3000, but it is a pretty epic way to propose to the foodie in your life.
65 Salem St., Boston, $3000, paulisnorthend.com
Russell House Tavern
This new American tavern in Harvard Square is serving up everything from grilled spanish octopus ($16) to New York strip steak and tiger shrimp ($38) on the big day. Don’t forget to try the Match Made in Tavern cocktail ($13), made rye, lemon, crème de cacao and cassis caviar.
14 JFK St., Cambridge, russellhousecambridge.com
Select Oyster Bar
This Back Bay restaurant has everything you need for a seafood feast this Valentine’s Day. The three-course prix fixe meal by chef Michael Serpa features yellowfin tuna crudo, Main lobster salad and dayboat scallops. The menu will also be available Feb. 9-10.
50 Gloucester St., Boston, $75 per person, selectboston.com
Smith & Wollensky
For the meat lovers out there, what’s better than a steak dinner for Valentine’s Day? Stop by Smith & Wollensky for delicious offerings like the Snake Rivers Farms American wagyu sirloin, feauting togarashi hollandaise, pickled radishes and shiitake mushrooms. Have a surf and turf for the night and order it along with the shellfish tower for two, which includes lobster, Alaskan king crab, oysters, clams and jumbo shrimp.
Various locations, smithandwollensky.com
State Street Provisions
This contemporary restaurant near Boston Harbor has all kinds of amazing seafood fare on its menu. The eatery is also breaking out two special cocktails for the holiday. Sip on the Love Potion No. 9, made with citrus gin, a raspberry basil simple syrup, merlet trois citrus and lime with a raspberry garnish, or the Playing Cupid, featuring Owney’s rum, green chartreuse, lime, pineapple and Peychaud’s bitters with a mint sprig garnish.
255 State St., Boston, statestreetprovisions.com
Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
A newer addition to Boston’s food scene, this contemporary Chinese restaurant in Kendall Square is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for two that even comes with a specialty cocktail. Sip on peach sangria while feasting on steamed pork sausage, calamari, avocado meatballs and more.
270 Third St., Cambridge, $78, sumiaohunan.com
Head to chef Tifanni Faison’s fan-favorite Fenway restaurant to munch on a variety of Valentine’s Day specials. Much on items like wagyu dumplings, roasted romanesco, tom goon crab pot and more. The Asian eatery will also have a cocktails for two special, plus dessert prepared by pastry chef Deanne Steffen.
1363 Boylston St., Boston, tigermamaboston.com
This sushi hotspot in the Seaport has a pretty sweet deal going for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate by feasting on an eight-course tasting menu from the Kaiten-Kase (a conveyor belt omakase experience) for just $35. Add in a sake pairing for only $15 more per person.
79 Seaport Blvd., Boston, $35 per person, yosushiusa.com
This lovely restaurant near Downtown Crossing has a slew of specials available for the holiday. Fill up on delicious offerings like spice-smoked duck breast ($15), honey walnut shrimp ($17) and “Chain & Whip” ($10), a red velvet cheesecake dessert made with a twisted doughnut, whipped chocolate ganache and unicorn sprinkles.
2 Winter Place, Boston, yvonnesboston.com
Where to stay
Boston Harbor Hotel
Book the romance package for a luxurious stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The deal comes with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room, plus a full breakfast for two at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, bhh.com
The Colonnade and Brasserie JO have teamed up for a fun Valentine’s Day bundle. The restaurant has a special prix fixe menu for the holiday available for $95 per person that can be upgraded to include roses, chocolates or champagne. Book a stay for just $209 a night the week of Feb. 11 with the PS I Love You package and receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly with strawberries.
120 Huntington Ave., Boston, colonnadehotel.com
Fly high this Valentine’s Day. Book a weekend night stay at the Kimpton Onyx and add in a private helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of the city. You can also add on other, in-room amenities including a gourmet charcuterie plate, a bottle of bubbly or red wine and a dozen of red roses.
155 Portland St., Boston, onyxhotel.com