Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, a day of the week when most fine-dining restaurants are usually closed. But many local restaurants have decided to have a special Sunday dinner for Valentines. Two we've gotten announcements from in recent days:
Veranda on Highland will be opening up Sunday evening, February 14, for dinner reservations. They will begin seating at 5pm with a special Valentine's Day menu, featuring dishes such as smoked salmon stuffed crepes, crawfish & corn bisque, filet mignon, grilled lobster tail with smoked jalapeno beurre Blanc and shellfish risotto, white chocolate bread pudding and praline cheesecake. The cost will be $50 per person plus tax and gratuity for a 3 course meal. Veranda will be open for its normal Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11-2 p.m. as well. Click here for more info.
Little Savannah in Forest Park also has special Valentine's weekend plans. Bring your sweetheart to dinner Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. Both the regular dinner menu and a special 5-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller and Tenderloin with lobster tail and blue crab hollandaise will be available on Friday and Saturday nights, while only the 5-course tasting menu will be available on Sunday night (5pm to 9pm). They also will open Sunday for Valentine's Day Brunch with extended hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Some other restaurants that are open for dinner on Valentine's Day are 26, Bottega, Avo, Brocks at Ross Bridge, Jackson's Bar & Bistro, Fleming's Steakhouse, John's City Diner downtown, Ocean, Satterfield's, Shula's, Village Tavern, and The Melting Pot. Bellini's is offering a special Valentine's Day brunch.
Reservations are definitely recommended for these restaurants.