Richmond Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Valentine's Day Dining GuideValentine’s Day is a tricky holiday. On the one hand, I like to pretend that it’s not a big deal because we should say “I love you” every day, right? On the other hand, I must admit, when February 14th rolls around every year, I don’t say “no” to a little extra attention. In fact, if I’m honest, it’s kind of nice to have a day set aside when we all make a little extra effort to show the special people in our lives just how much they mean to us.

However, most of us have done just about all we can do to get through the big holidays in November and December, so Valentine’s Day can sneak up on us rather quickly. All too often, we think about things like Valentine’s Day dining reservations with only days to spare. By then, we run the risk of our go-to restaurants being booked and we might find ourselves without a back-up.

With that in mind, we have collected a list of fantastic spots all throughout the Greater Richmond area that are offering special Valentine’s Day dinners. From upscale to casual dining, you’ll find great food and just the right amount of romance to make your day special.

Check out our list of top picks for Valentine’s Day dining in Richmond and remember, while we should say “I love you” every day, there’s nothing wrong with celebrating your special someone with a little extra attention on Valentine’s Day!

BRIO Tuscan Grill

Located at Stony Point Fashion Park, BRIO Tuscan Grill offers authentic Italian cuisine in a classy, but relaxed environment. Join them for a special Valentine’s Day event from this February 9th through the 18th, and enjoy romantic specials like the Sweetheart Martini, Antipasti Bruschetta, savory soups of the day, Lobster and Shrimp Scampi, and Molten Chocolate Cake. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Brio Tuscan Grill
9210 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 272-2255
Make online reservations here.

 

Casa del Barco

Casa del Barco will add some spice to your Valentine’s Day dinner with authentic Mexican cuisine served in a vibrant setting. With locations at the Canal Walk in downtown Richmond and an all-new spot in Short Pump featuring a rooftop bar, Casa del Barco is the perfect place to find a little romance this Valentine’s Day. Choose from their special Valentine’s Day menu, available from February 14th through the 18th, or select favorites from their regular menu, as well.

Contact:
Casa del Barco
Canal Walk
320 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 775-2628
Make online reservations here.

Short Pump
11800 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 729-5088 ext. 1

 

Firebird’s Wood Fired Grill

Featuring an all-star menu of seafood, steak, and classic American dishes, Firebird’s offers an upscale, but casual environment for Valentine’s Day…or any day. However, to help make your Valentine’s Day just a little more romantic, in addition to their regular menu, they will be offering an exclusive seasonal menu on February 14th for both lunch and dinner.

Contact:
Firebird’s at Short Pump Town Center
11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 364-9744
Make online reservations here.

Firebird’s at The Shoppes at Belvedere
11448 Belvedere Vista Lane
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 440-0000
Make online reservations here.

 

Hanover Tavern

Located in an authentic mid-1700s tavern, Hanover Tavern has been part of the area’s history for more than three hundred years. And this Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way to celebrate the history of your own love than with a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14th or a Valentine Dinner and Wine Pairing on February 16th. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Contact:
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Route 301
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050
Make online reservations here.

 

K-Town Kitchen and Bar

This Korean hot spot in the VCU district serves up favorites like Kim Bap Rolls, Udon, Ramen, and Bi Bim Bap, along with many other Korean delicacies. For Valentine’s Day, they will be offering a special menu and will be accepting reservations. Call (804) 355-0055 for reservations or see their regular menu here.

Contact:
K-Town Kitchen and Bar
9 N. 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 355-0055

 

Kitchen on Cary

With a focus on creative farm-to-table meals that are constantly changing and evolving, Kitchen on Cary is a Richmond treasure. Join them this Valentine’s Day from 5pm – 9:30pm for a special three-course prix fix meal from award-winning executive chef, Michael Macknight, and his culinary team. Each course offers a wide array of choices including gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as traditional favorites such as Chesapeake Crabcake and Boneless Short Rib. Valentine’s Day dinner will be served with a complimentary glass of champagne, as well as a selection of love-inspired desserts. Valentine’s Day dinner is $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). See the full menu here.

Contact:
Kitchen on Cary
1331 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 642-1315
Make online reservations here.

 

Little Saint

Featuring local, organic, and sustainable foods, Little Saint serves up traditional Southern meals with a modern twist. Choose from their regular menu of seafood, steaks, salads, and more, including vegan and gluten-free options, or take advantage of their exclusive three-course prix fix “Lover’s Menu,” available from the weekend before Valentine’s Day until the weekend after. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Little Saint
2901 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 303-9772
Make online reservations here.

 

Maple and Pine

Located in the Quirk Hotel in downtown Richmond, Maple and Pine is an upscale dining experience that focuses on artisanal flavors crafted from local, seasonal foods. Join them this Valentine’s Day for a special four-course prix fix menu that highlights their signature flavors. Prix fix meals are $65 per person and reservations begin at 5pm.

Contact:
Maple and Pine
201 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-6050
Make online reservations here.

 

Max’s on Broad

It may not be possible to get away for a romantic European vacation this Valentine’s Day, so Max’s on Broad brings the flavors of Europe to you. This popular Belgian eatery offers a wide array of European-inspired cuisine, including meats, cheeses, soups, sandwiches, waffles, and savory entrees. Join them from the weekend before Valentine’s Day until the weekend after and celebrate your love with their optional three-course prix fix “Lover’s Menu.” Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Max’s on Broad
305 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0400
Make online reservations here.

 

MOSAIC Restaurant

For more than two decades, Mosaic has been setting the bar for fine dining in the Richmond area. But on Valentine’s Day, they kick it up a notch with an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. This elegant four-course meal-for-two is offered for $89 per couple with an additional wine pairing offered for only $30 more. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
MOSAIC Restaurant
River Road Shopping Center
6229-A River Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
(804) 288-7482
Make online reservations here.

 

Rowland

For elegance and flair, head to Rowland this Valentine’s Day. Located in The Fan, Rowland combines Southern, Asian, Mediterranean & Provence influences with fresh seasonal ingredients to create signature dishes that are served in an upscale, yet comfortable environment. Join them this Valentine’s Day for their exclusive three-course Valentine’s Day Menu. The prix fix menu is available for $60 per person, but space is limited so be sure to make your reservations soon.

Contact:
Rowland
2132 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 257-9885
Make online reservations here.

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Known for their premier steaks, Ruth’s Chris is one of Midlothian’s most popular fine dining establishments. And, of course, Valentine’s Day is no exception. This Valentine’s Day, they will be offering a special of Ruth’s Surf and Turf (a 6 oz. filet and two 5 oz. cold water lobster tails) for only $56. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Midlothian
11500 West Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 378-0600
Make online reservations here.

 

Shula’s Steak House

Another Richmond favorite for fine steaks and upscale dining, Shula’s at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa will add just the right amount of elegance to your Valentine’s Day. Join them on February 14th and choose from their wide selection of premium appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, seafood, and desserts. See the full menu here. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Shula’s Steak House – Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 565-7000
Make online reservations here.

 

Strawberry Street Café

While Strawberry Street Café might be best known for their famous “Bathtub Salad Bar,” they are also one of The Fan’s most popular dining establishments. Featuring fresh ingredients and a wide selection of all-American fare, Strawberry Street Café offers a casual dining experience that is perfect for a laid-back Valentine’s Day. Choose from their regular menu, or take advantage of their special Valentine’s Day four-course dinner for two. This dinner features their soup and salad bar, along with two entrees and a dessert to share all for only $49. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Strawberry Street Café
421 Strawberry Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-6860
Make online reservations here.

 

Tarrant’s Café

With a menu that ranges from elegant seafood dishes to comfort foods like pasta and pizza, Tarrant’s truly has something for everyone. This Valentine’s Day, treat you and your someone special to a meal from Tarrant’s regular menu, or choose from their Valentine’s Day-inspired three-course “Lover’s Menu.” The Lover’s Menu will be offered from the weekend before Valentine’s Day until the weekend after. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Tarrant’s Café
1 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0035
Make online reservations here.

 

Tarrant’s West

As the West End sister establishment of Tarrant’s Café, you can count on the same delicious food, casual, but elegant dining, and exceptional service at Tarrant’s West. This Valentine’s Day, they will be offering their regular menu along with an optional a three-course “Lover’s Menu.” The Lover’s Menu will be offered from the weekend before Valentine’s Day until the weekend after. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
Tarrant’s West
11129 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 205-9009
Make online reservations here.

 

The Melting Pot

If you love fondue, then chances are you’ve already discovered The Melting Pot in Richmond. This casual fondue-focused restaurant is perfect for a family outing, a night out with friends, or a romantic dinner for two. This February, they are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special “14 Days of Romance” event. From February 7th through February 21st, you can enjoy special menus and pricing designed to celebrate your love, including set menus on February 10th and 13th for $59 per person. On February 14th, enjoy a set five-course menu complete with a sparkling wine toast and Valentine’s Day keepsakes for $79 per person. For an additional cost, add flower packages, rose petals, or balloons. Call (804) 741-3120 for details.

For the little ones in your life, be sure to take advantage of The Melting Pot’s “Little Cupids” lunch special available on Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th. From 11am – 4pm, kids 12 and under will receive a complimentary “Fun-due for the Kids” entree with each adult entree purchased. Reservations are recommended, so be sure to call (804) 741-3120 and mention “Cupid’s Lunch.”

Contact:
The Melting Pot – Richmond
9704 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 741-3120
Make online reservations here.

 

The Boathouse

With three stunning waterfront locations throughout the greater Richmond area and a fourth location at Short Pump, The Boathouse offers beautiful views and incredible food all year long. But there’s no better time to visit your favorite Boathouse location than this Valentine’s Day. They will be serving their regular menu complete with their signature seafood favorites, as well as a special love-inspired Valentine’s Day menu. Valentine’s Day specials will be available from February 14th through the 18th. Reservations are recommended.

Contact:
The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
4708 E. Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 622-2628
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
4602 Millridge Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 744-2545
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center
11800 W. Broad St. Unit 950
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-7200
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at City Point
701 West Randolph Road
Hopewell, Virginia 23860
(804) 616-4222
Make online reservations here.

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Anna Strock
Anna has spent the last 18 years writing, directing creative projects, and trying to be the best mom possible to her three girls. When she's not exploring Richmond for the latest and greatest resources, offerings, and activities, she can be found daydreaming on travel blogs, drinking too much coffee, and running kids to endless activities.