The Star's Valentine's Day dining guide

2014-02-07T16:00:00Z 2014-06-18T14:47:52Z The Star's Valentine's Day dining guideBy Hannah Gaber Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 07, 2014 4:00 pm  • 

Romantic dining options abound this Valentine’s Day, from romantic getaways to traditional tastes gone wild, as in posole with wild boar or chocolate with a chile bite.

Call venues directly for info, and as always, reservations are strongly recommended and sometimes even required.

All specials are offered on Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted. Prices generally do not include tax and gratuity and are per person unless listed otherwise.

Acacia Real Food and Cocktails — 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Four-course dinner. Reservations required with 48-hour cancellation notice. 4:30-10 p.m. $55. 232-0101.

Agustin Kitchen — 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150. Five courses and a Moet & Chandon champagne toast. 4:30-10:30 p.m. $85. 398-5382.

Bluefin Seafood Bistro — 7053 N. Oracle Road. A la carte menu including favorites and holiday specials. 5-10 p.m. $21-$34. 531-8500.

Cactus Rose at the DoubleTree Hotel Reid Park — 445 S. Alvernon Way. Four-course menu including champagne toast. Every couple receives a rose. 5-9 p.m. $79 per couple. 323-5220.

Cafe a la C’Art — 150 N. Main Ave. Three-course dinner, a rose arrangement for each couple to take home, violinist during dinner, and admission to the Tucson Museum of Art before 8 p.m. Begins at 5 p.m. $45. 628-8533.

Casino del Sol Restaurants — 5655 W. Valencia Road. (855) 765-7829.

• PY Steakhouse: Four-course prix fixe dinner. $85. 4-10 p.m.

• Moby’s: Dinner for two. Soup or salad, grilled ribeye with baked potato, fresh seasonal vegetable and crème brule. $35.95 per couple. 5 to 11 p.m.

• Casino of the Sun Express: Special includes shrimp Afredo linguini with salad and garlic bread. $13. 4-9 p.m.

• Tequila Factory: Three-course dinner includes spinach salad, choice of Mexican pasta or shrimp fideo for two and strawberry sorbet. $30. 4-10 p.m.

• Fiesta Buffet: Includes prime rib, sea bass, petite sirloin steaks, seafood bar, and chocolate fountain. $28. 4-10 p.m.

Casa Vicente Restaurante Español — 375 S. Stone Ave. Guitarist from Cordoba, Spain, David Paez, joins Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo. Reservations required, full menu and specials available. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16. $5 added to dinner. 884-5253.

Cup Cafe — 311 E. Congress St. Special menu includes oysters Rockefeller for $12, pan-seared beef medallions or stuffed acorn squash for $32. Dessert for two is $10 and chile-chocolate martini is $9. 5-10 p.m. 798-1618.

Dakota Bar and Grill — 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Dinner for two includes appetizer, entrees, dessert and champagne toast. 5-10 p.m. $75 per couple. 298-7188.

Falora — 3000 E. Broadway. Dinner for two includes wood-fired Margherita pizza, salad, panna cotta for dessert, and selected bottle of wine. Two seatings: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Reservations required. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $33 per couple. 325-9988.

Five Palms — 3500 E. Sunrise Drive. Two-course lunch for $25; four-course dinner for $89 per couple; VIP four-course dinner with live music and dancing for $109 per couple. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Dinner 5:30 or 8:30 p.m.; VIP dinner 6:30 or 9:30 p.m. Dessert tent on the patio starting at $20 per person open to the public at 5:30 p.m. 615-5555.

Ghini’s French Caffe — 1803 E. Prince Road. Three-course dinner begins at 4 p.m. including soup or salad and mussels of choice for starter; glass of wine with dinner. Reservations required. $45. 326-9095.

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bistro — 5845 N. Oracle Road. Chocolate-dipped berries, cupcakes and cakes. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-45. 408-9000.

Jonathan’s Cork — 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. Regular menu and specials including wild boar posole, sautéed sea bass and surf and turf. Bar opens at 3 p.m., dinner begins at 5 p.m. $15.50-$44. 296-1631.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill — 2564 E. Grant Road. A la carte menu with favorites and holiday specials. $21-$34. 323-7739.

La Fuente — 1749 N. Oracle Road. Regular menu and live mariachi music starting at 6:30 p.m. Seatings at 6, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Costs vary. 623-8659.

Magpie’s Pizza — Three locations offering heart-shaped pizzas. Discount on orders placed before Feb. 13. Locations: 6342 N. Oracle Road, 297-2712; 605 N. Fourth Ave., 628-1661; 105 S. Houghton Road, 751-9949.

Maynard’s Kitchen — 400 N. Toole Ave. Classic menu featuring northwest oysters, white truffle risotto and surf ‘n’ turf with poached lobster tail. Dessert included, wine pairing available. 5 p.m.-midnight. $70; $90 with wine pairing. 545-0577.

McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse — 2959 N. Swan Road. Four-course menu including surf-and-turf lollipops for starter, with soup or salad and dessert. Entree options include crab-stuffed chicken for $35.95 or petite filet mignon with lobster tail for $59.95. 4-10:30 p.m. $35.95 and up. 327-7463.

Metropolitan Grill — 7892 N. Oracle Road. Starter, soup or salad and dessert. Entrees include champagne chicken for $23.95 and prime rib of beef for $31.95. 4-10:30 p.m. $23.95 and up. 531-1212.

Monterey Court — 505 W. Miracle Mile. World beat and Afro Pop dance music. $15 includes one drink; $35 for a drink, four-course dinner and dessert. 7-10 p.m. 207-2429.

Noble Hops — 1335 W. Lambert Lane. Specials including grilled steak medallions with crab-stuffed shrimp for $24, chocolate-dipped strawberries for $6 and wine specials. Regular menu available. No reservations. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 13-15. Costs vary. 797-4677.

North Italia — 2995 E. Skyline Drive. Three-course prix-fixe menu including short ribs or kale salad for starters, spicy shrimp pasta or beef filet among entrees. 4-11 p.m. $55. 299-1600.

Old Pueblo Grille — 60 N. Alvernon Way. Starter, soup or salad and dessert. Entrees include roasted vegetable enchiladas for $21.95 or house-smoked ribeye for $34.95. 4-10:30 p.m. $21.95 and up. 326-6000.

The Parish Gastropub — 6453 N. Oracle Road. Bar tour for $25, special dinner menu with features and favorites. Dinner from 5-10 p.m., late-night menu until midnight, bar open until 2 a.m. 797-1233.

Pastiche — 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Regular menu or three-course prix fixe for $35. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 13-16. 325-3333.

Rancho De La Osa Guest Ranch — 1 La Osa Ranch Road, Sasabe. Candlelight dinner in the Hacienda dining room followed by an overnight in a room with a fireplace; pink champagne and chocolates, and full breakfast before departing the next morning. Check in at 3 p.m., check out at noon. Feb. 13-15. $279 per couple. 1-520-823-4257.

Reid Park Zoo — 3400 E. Zoo Court. “Woo at the Zoo” fundraiser includes gourmet dinner, live music, champagne toast, animal encounter, desserts and a chat about amorous animals. Two seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Reservations required. 5:30 p.m. $65. 881-4753.

Sabbar Shrine Center — 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Sweetheart Dance and fish fry. Fish fry at 5:30 p.m., dance begins at 7 p.m. $10; $15 couples. 624-2509.

Salon Mexico — 106 W. Drachman St. Soul-food dinner with live entertainment and dancing. 7-11 p.m. $30 single, $55 couple before Feb. 7; $40 single, $60 couple after Feb. 7. 302-9344.

Sea Of Glass-Center For The Arts — 330 E. Seventh St. Band fuses rock, jazz, Celtic, world, mantra and country music; dinner and concert for two or concert only. 7:30-10 p.m. $18 in advance; $23 day of show; $85 dinner and concert. 398-2542.

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano — 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Three-course prix-fixe includes a glass of Prosecco. 3-11 p.m. $65. 531-1913.

Vero Amore — Two locations. Specials include grilled steak medallions with crab-stuffed shrimp for $24 and chocolate-dipped strawberries for $6. Wine specials and regular menu also available. No reservations. 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Marana. 579-2292; 2920 N. Swan Road. 325-4122. Both locations open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 13; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 14-15. 579-2292.

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, Gold Restaurant — 245 E. Ina Road. Lunch or dinner at Gold: Three-course lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25; Three-course dinner from 5:30-9:00 p.m. for $59. Weekend hotel package starts at $389 per night, includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to the room and dinner for two at Gold. Spa specials also available. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 14-15. 297-1151.

Zivaz Mexican Bistro — 4590 E. Broadway. Gourmet burgers for the holiday: ”Lamb B” burger with Middle East spices, salmon miso burger and ”Kobeef” Kobe burger with crispy parmesan cheese. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15. $15. 325-1234.

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