Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2020

Valentine's Day Dining Guide 2020

Thanks to the vibrant restaurant scene here in the Greater Richmond area, there are plenty of choices for a romantic evening out. Whether you’re looking for casual dining, upscale elegance, or will be happy with any place that doesn’t require you to cook or clean up your kid’s spilled milk, there’s no shortage of fine food and fun ambiance in Richmond and the surrounding counties. However, as we all know, Valentine’s Day is sneaking up fast and that means that restaurants will start booking up soon. That means it’s time to sort your Valentine’s Day dining options out…today!

If you’ve already made your Valentine’s Day dining plans at a local favorite, then we applaud your pro-activity! But there are still a number of us out here who have started getting a little worried that we might not be able to find place that still has spots open for  “the big day.” And with Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, we can expect many of our favorite places to fill up even more quickly than usual.

But don’t worry. If you’re still looking for a special Valentine’s Day dining establishment, we’ve done the hard work for you. We found a number of Richmond top-rated restaurants that are not only offering specials for Valentine’s Day dining, but still have spots available. We will warn you though, things are moving fast, so be sure to check out our list and make your reservations today!

Of course, if it’s more than just a dinner you’re looking for, be sure to check out the following:

Best Unique Date Ideas in Richmond
Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Richmond
Valentine’s Day 2020: Events for Couples in Richmond 

In the meantime, we wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day – wherever your plans take you!


Valentine’s Day Dining Specials and Reservations in Richmond

Bar Solita

Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegan and Vegetarian options

Bar Solita, located in the heart of Richmond’s arts district, offers beautifully crafted Mediterranean tapas (small plates) featuring flavors from Italy, France, Greece, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Enjoy their casual, yet trendy setting and enjoy an optional prix-fixe dinner menu along with drink specials to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Their Valentine’s Day menu will be available on February 14 and 15, 2020.

See the full menu
Make an online reservation

123 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220


Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Celebrate your Valentine with a little southern elegance this year. This vibrant “Southern kitchen” focuses on creative dishes that rely on locally sourced ingredients, ensuring quality, freshness, and local responsibility. With an upscale, yet relaxed ambiance, Belle is the perfect place for a romantic meal paired with one of their many specialty craft cocktails. For Valentine’s Day 2020, Belle will be offering a special three-course meal for $50/person. Add a signature wine pairing for $25 per person, which includes one glass of wine paired per course per person.

See the full menu 
Make an online reservation

700 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-0366


Bistro 27 Valentine’s Day Three-Course Dinner 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of Richmond’s favorite romantic restaurants, Bistro 27. To help you celebrate with your someone special, they will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu for only $48.50/person.

See the full menu and make reservations here. 

Time: February 14; 5pm – 9pm (last reservation at 8pm)

Location: 27 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Contact:  (804) 780-0086


Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse

Seafood, Steakhouse

This Richmond classic is a top choice for romance any day of the year. With their warm ambiance, gourmet menu, and vast wine menu, Bookbinder’s has long been a go-to for special occasions, including Valentine’s day. This year, enjoy a special three-courses prix-fixe menu at $70 per person. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the photo booth to capture a special memory of your evening!

See the special Valentine’s Day Menu here
Make an online reservation

2306 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 643-6900

Casa Italiana


The passion behind Casa Italiana’s classic Italian cuisine began in Carini, Italy before making its way to Richmond. Today, this family-owned and operated restaurant in Richmond’s West End still pours their love and passion into every dish they serve. Join them this Valentine’s Day for a special “Chef Inspirations” menu, as well as the regular along with a complimentary prosecco toast. Specials will be available February 14 and 15, 2020.

See the full menu 
Make an online reservation

8801 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 303-2769


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill @ Belvedere and Short Pump

Classic American, Food-fired pizzas, Steaks

Known for great food and a great atmosphere, Firebird’s makes date night special any night – but especially on Valentine’s Day. For Valentine’s Day 2020, they will be offering a special “Table for Two” three-course dinner (in addition to the regular menu) at both of their Richmond locations. This special menu is offered at a prix-fixe price and will be available through March 1, 2020. But be sure to make reservations soon!

Firebirds – Belvedere
11448 Belvedere Vista Ln.
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 440-0000
See the full menu
See the Table for Two Menu ($29.95/person)
Make an online reservation

Firebirds – Short Pump
11448 Belvedere Vista Ln.
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 440-0000



Max’s on Broad 

Belgian, French

When it comes to romance, this French and Belgian-inspired bistro is a winner every time. Max’s on Broad offers homemade desserts, soups, fresh salads, local raw oysters, craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, local beers, Belgian beers, and an elegant ambiance. Featuring local, sustainable foods, Max’s offers a special twist on classic favorites to give you and your Valentine a night to remember. This year, join them for Valentine’s Day to enjoy their regular menu, along with some Valentine’s Day specials including Oysters & Champagne for $30, Surf & Turf for $50, a special Chocolate Pot de Creme Valentine’s Day dessert at $7.

See the full menu 
Make an online reservation 

305 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0400


Metzger Bar and Butchery


Don’t let the simplicity of the name fool you. When it comes to fine dining, Metzger Bar and Butchery doesn’t skimp on elegance. With a rustic-chic atmosphere, they offer seasonal and sustainable German-inspired plates, plus an extensive pallette of wines by the glass or bottle. This Valentine’s Day, they will be featuring a special three course prix-fixe menu for $60/person.

See the full menu 
Make an online reservation 

801 N 23rd St.
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 325-3147



The vibrancy of NAMA’s artfully inspired menu is reflected in everything they do, right down to the decor. If you’re looking for something special this Valentine’s Day, don’t miss their special three-course prix-fixe menu with options designed for romance. All three courses are available for $45/person and come with complimentary wine or champagne. This special menu will be offered Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2020.

See the Valentine’s Day menu
Make an online reservation 

15 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 665-9450



American, Hawaiian, Filipino

Perch serves up island flavors and world-class culinary techniques with a delightfully diverse menu. Head Chef Mike Ledesma’s combines his culinary training in Hawaii with his Filipino heritage to create dishes that inspire and delight. Enjoy a truly exotic meal in Perch’s vibrant dining room this Valentine’s Day with Perch’s special multi-course prix-fixe menu at only $50/person.

See the Valentine’s Day Menu
Make an online reservation

2918 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23230
(804) 669-3344



Seafood, Contemporary American

An upscale, yet casual seafood restaurant nestled in the historic Grace Street corridor of downtown Richmond, Rappahannock serves up seasonal dishes, craft beers, diverse wine, signature cocktails, and an enormous raw bar focusing on their very own oyster farms – Rappahannock Oyster Co. For Valentine’s Day weekend, they’ll be kicking the romance up a notch with a special four-course prix-fixe menu on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 for $65/person. Optional beverage pairings will also be available.

See a sample of their regular menu
Make an online reservation

320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 545-0565


Tarrant’s Café

American, Seafood, Pizzeria, Gluten-Free

With a menu that ranges from elegant seafood dishes to comfort foods like pasta and pizza, Tarrant’s truly has something for everyone, including a dedicated gluten-free menu, all in an romantically casual setting. This Valentine’s Day, treat you and your someone special to their three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu, including all three courses for $50/person with an optional bottle of wine for only $25 more.

See the Valentine’s Day Menu 
Make an online reservation

1 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0035


Tarrant’s West

American, Italian, Seafood

As the sister restaurant of Tarrant’s Cafe, Tarrant’s West offers the same quality, elegance, and delightful options, but with their own special twist. Needless to say, Valentine’s Day at either of these establishments will guarantee a date night to remember! For Valentine’s Day 2020, Tarrant’s West will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu (including a wine course) for only $40.95/person. This special menu will be available February 15 through February 16, 2020.

See the Valentine’s Day Menu
Make an online reservation

11129 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 205-9009


The Boathouse – all four locations

Seafood, American

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. At The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing, you’ll find a special four-course prix-fixe menu with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for $75/person or $150/couple. The regular menu – along with some Valentine’s Day specials – will be available at The Boathouse’s Sunday Park, Short Pump, and City Point locations. Be sure to visit the links below to see Valentine’s Day menus or make reservations!

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.


The Shaved Duck 

Contemporary American

Featuring an “upscale casual” environment, The Shaved Duck is all about finding the best of the best in local and sustainable produce, meats, and seafood. With a broad menu options, they proudly support the local and regional land and sea farmers in their farm-to-kitchen-to-table establishment. This Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy some of their finest offerings with a special menu of small plates, shared plates, and delicious dinner entrees – available at special prices from February 14 through February 16, 2020.

See the Valentine’s Weekend Menu
Make an online reservation

15408 Westchester Commons Way
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 379-7505

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