21 comments on “The Morning After: Valentine’s Day Dinners

  1. My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday night. We both have big work weeks ahead, so we thought going on the weekend would be a good alternative and we cooked in last night. Anyway, we went to Bob’s Steak House on Saturday night, and, wow. I am blown away. This was my first Bob’s experience, and it is the best steak in Dallas in my opinion. Unreal!

  2. Dining in the Dark last night was a really neat experience! The dinner menu by Chef Doug Brown was very good, but it was the overall experience that was really great for me and my valentine!

  3. We went to The Grape, and I thought the menu options for the 3 course menu were a bargain at $65. Great food and great service.

  4. My boyfriend and I celebrated with some Bangkok City and a nice bottle of wine. Too lazy to fight those crowds. Meddlesome Moth on Saturday night was quite enjoyable, too.

  5. Charmed by The Capital Grille. Since it was Valentine’s Day, let’s start with dessert! The coconut cream pie; awesome, in my humble opinion places in my all time top 5 desserts in Dallas. (Are you listening LB?) Baklava ice cream cake at Ziziki’s, Blueberry brioche bread pudding at Preston’s, La Duni Quatro Leches. Oh, I digress.
    Had the calamari appetizer, our favorite, mixed with porcini peppers; our entrees were the seared tenderloin and lobster, and the cedar plank salmon; and our sides were the sauted spinach and fresh asparagus. And, completed with a bottle of chilean cab sav Cuvee. All very nice, oh yeah, the service was over the top excellent.
    I usually don’t frequent chains, but this was well worth the experience, great deal, highly recommend for a special date.

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  7. My girlfriend and I went to Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House Valentines night for dinner. No complaints as far as the food went. The three course Valentines menu had great choices. The service was a bit lackluster but it was Valentines day and the house was packed. My biggest issue was the temporary tables set up for diners that were very uncomfortable. We could barely fit our legs underneath without hitting some sort of support or crossbar. Also, and this might be way off base, I noticed that most of the younger diners were sat at these temporary tables while old customers were sat at booths and regular tables.

  8. We went to Cane Rosso last night and we were certainly not robbed! The pizza was delicious, as was the Caesar salad with white anchovies. Yum! I can’t wait to be able to say that I’m a regular at this place!

  9. My wife and I celebrated at Adelmo’s Ristorante on Cole. Always charming even after being around for 20 years. It was like being back in one of the quaint, romantic restaurants in Italy…Perfect!

  10. Although it’s not a restaurant, Jon from TJ’s selected a half dozen of the best scallops I have ever cooked at home. Dallas should support TJ’s and Rex’s more, we are lucky to have them.

  11. Tight schedule, didn’t want to fight the crowd or traffic so ordered a pizza from Campania on McKinney Avenue to pick up. Showed up when they said it would be ready and they told my favorite gal they had no record of the order but would be glad to fix it while she waited and I circled. Won’t be back to Campania but glad Eatzi’s was close by.

  12. My boyfriend and I dined at Hibiscus last night. It was awesome!! The starters and entrees were delicious and the service was exceptional. They had great organization, as well, to deal with the large crowds. The steak was exceptional, I would highly recommend Hibiscus and I’ll definitely go back. I appreciated that the entire staff (even the bus boys) were polished and presentable. They all seemed to be very knowledgeable about the menu and food choices, too. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  13. We went to the Capital Grille on Sunday night at 5PM. Thought we’d be all alone. Wanted to to avoid all the hoopla on Saturday night & Monday. Shortly after we arrived & were seated at our requested favorite table, the restaurant started filling up and our waitress (Catherine, I think) said they planned to do 300 covers. As always, we had a excellent experience, great food and wonderful service. We have never had a bad experience at any CG location in the US. We are dieting so tried our best to be as good as we could. We split a field green salad with some blue cheese crumbles added & the (best) calamari (although we only nibbled), the kona-crusted sirloin-sauteed spinach-mashed potato’s (took home 1/2 for last night) & gave in to have ice cream & cookies. I was given a rose & we passed on the photo opp. Everyone form the hostess to bus staff and our waitress were great. And we got to have wonderful leftovers with the red rose on our table last night.

  14. Went to Artin’s Grill at Shops at Legacy on Friday without the kiddo. Wonderful food and great flair. It was full, so service was a little slow (which we really didn’t mind), but dining room manager apologized with a free glass of the wine I was drinking. Great experience.

    Yesterday with kiddo we went to Densetsu in Plano, which is just simply the best Japanese restaurant I’ve ever been to. Fresh, flavorful sushi, very good yakisoba and very attentive and friendly staff.

    Couldn’t have gone better for Valentine’s!

  15. The husband took me to the Mansion last night. First of all, they very kindly changed the reservation time yesterday morning. Of course, they first said they were full, and then called him back 5 minutes later to say miraculously there was a cancellation. Or maybe, no restaurant worth their salt can admit to having an opening for the big love evening. The restaurant was not ever full. It made me sad to think of back in the day, when not only was there never an empty seat, but, where you sat in the dining room corresponded directly to your social/ financial status in Dallas. And glamour, even if you didn’t know the people sitting there in the full furs and real jewels, you certainly recognized their pictures from social rags. I hate to say this, but I’m suspecting some mid-city people were mansioning last night. Not that I’m a snob…

  16. Had a fabulous dinner at Cane Rosso as well. We had the Misto salad and the Luana pizza, both were excellant. Service seemed to be a little rushed but that could also be due to Opening Night issues. We will be back many times. So glad Jay has his own place.