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Valentine's Day dining options from A to Z

Valentine's Day dining options from A to Z

It's easier than ever to wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Tucson-area restaurants are presenting a variety of special menus and deals - from prime rib to pizza (heart-shaped of course). All of these specials are for Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. And definitely make reservations.

Abrego Grill - 3233 S. Abrego Drive, Green Valley. Three-course menu, with selections that include prime rib and Atlantic salmon, from $19.95 to $24.95. 4-9 p.m. or 625-9192.

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum - Wildly Romantic Afternoon - 2021 N. Kinney Road. Learn about other species' mating calls and courtship rituals, and enjoy afternoon tea and treats on Feb. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. $33; $55 if you reserve for two. Reserve by Feb. 11. 883-3086.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila - 2905 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 246. Dinner for two includes one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two drinks. $45 for two. Also regular menu. 4-10 p.m. 232-1007.

Blue Willow Restaurant - 2616 N. Campbell Ave. Specials include baked salmon en croute, garlic chicken, prime rib and Mediterranean seafood linguine, from $14.95 to $18.95, with soup or salad. Also regular menu. 5-9 p.m. 327-7577.

Bluefin Seafood Bistro - 7053 N. Oracle Road. Specials of a la carte house favorites from $21 to $30. Also regular menu. 5-9 p.m. 531-8500.

Boca - 828 E. Speedway. Dinner for two includes six tacos, rice, beans and a bottle of wine for $30. Also regular menu. 5-11 p.m. 777-8134.

Chad's Steakhouse & Saloon - 3001 N. Swan Road. Ten-ounce New York strip steak with three jumbo fried shrimp for $19.95. Also regular menu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 881-1802.

Contigo Cocina Latina - 1745 E. River Road. Specials include cornmeal-crusted escolar and ancho-rubbed filet mignon. $15-$28. 5-11 p.m. Feb. 11-12 and 14. 299-1730.

Cup Cafe - Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Five-course prix-fixe meal for $35. 5-10 p.m. 622-8848.

DoubleTree Reid Park - Cactus Rose Steakhouse, 445 S. Alvernon Way. Three-course meal for $85 per couple. 5-9 p.m. Feb. 11-12. Valentine's Brunch for $29.95 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13. Closed Feb. 14. 881-4200. • Carnival of Illusion show with Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed. Shows at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12, 18-19. Tickets $24-$39. Present show ticket and buy one dinner entree and receive a second entree free of equal or lesser value. 615-5299 or

Dove Mountain Grill - 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Marana. Four-course dinner for $52. Special items also available a la carte. Also regular menu. Champagne and sparkling-wine specials. 4-9 p.m. Feb. 12-14. or 579-8999.

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails - 135 S. Sixth Ave. Four-course tasting menu for $45, with wine pairings for $75. Regular menu not available. 5-9:30 p.m. or 623-7700.

Eclectic Pizza - 7065 E. Tanque Verde Road. Three-course meal including two glasses of wine and coffee for $35 per couple. Also regular menu. Hosting a local artist who will sell mosaic hearts and other gifts. 5-9 p.m. 886-0484.

El Parador Restaurant - 2744 E. Broadway. Three-course prix-fixe menu from $15.95 to $22.95. Also regular menu. Descarga plays on Friday night and SalsaRengue plays on Saturday night. Music starts at 10 p.m. $7 cover. $5 salsa lessons at 10:30 p.m. both nights. Dance with your Valentine 4-10 p.m. Feb. 11-12 and 4-9 p.m. Feb. 13-14. 881-2744.

El Parador Restaurant "Dinner in the Raw" - 2744 E. Broadway. Make your Valentine's dinner at home. Meals prepared for pickup to cook or grill at home. Choices include beef filet, chicken, portabello mushroom, shrimp or salmon. Complete meal includes potato, fresh sliced veggies for grilling, salad greens, garlic bread and dessert. $12.95-$16.95 per meal packages. Daily orders can be made by 9 a.m. through Feb. 28. 881-2744.

Elle Wine Bistro - 2970 N. Campbell Ave. Specials include chilled poached lobster salad, cumin-braised pork shank and pan-seared rock fish. $12.50-$20. Also regular menu. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 11-12; 4-9 p.m. Feb. 13; 5-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Also Feb. 13, fifth annual "All Red" wine dinner. Wine-paired dinner for $55 starting at 6 p.m. 327-0500.

Feast - 3719 E. Speedway. Four-course prix-fixe menu with choices. $65; $95 with wine. 5-9 p.m. 326-9363.

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol - 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road. Four-course prix-fixe menu showcases the region's freshest meats and vegetables. $75, wine pairings are $35 extra. Also regular menu. 5:30-10 p.m. 529-3500.

Grill on the Green - 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Four-course menu. Entree choices include spinach-stuffed chicken breast, filet mignon, rack of lamb, New York strip, salmon or surf and turf. $21.95-$34.95. 4-10 p.m. or 393-1933.

Hacienda del Lago at del Lago Golf Club - 14155 E. Via Rancho del Lago, Vail. Specials include buttered lobster tail and bacon-wrapped tenderloin for $69 per couple. Also regular menu. 4:30-9 p.m. Feb. 11-12; 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 13-14. 647-3109.

Hotel Congress - 311 E. Congress St. Featuring an "I Love You but I've Chosen Cocktails: An Anti-Valentine's Tasting." A flight of three cocktails for $15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. Mixologist Aaron DeFeo and friends will serve up the perfect antidote to pre-Valentine's anxiety. $15. For ages 21 and older. 622-8848.

J BAR - 3770 E. Sunrise Drive. Three-course tasting menu for $45, wine pairings for $70. Regular menu not available. 5-10 p.m. or 615-6100.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa - 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Signature Grill - Five-course menu for $50, $90 per couple; with optional wine pairings $70, $120 per couple. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 11-14. Primo - Four-course menu with optional wine pairings. $75 per person; $115 per person with wine pairings. Feb. 14. 5:30-9 p.m. 792-3500.

Janos - 3770 E. Sunrise Drive. Four-course tasting menu for $65; $95 with wine pairings. 5:30-9 p.m. Regular menu not available. or 615-6100.

Jonathan's Cork - 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. Specials include BBQ pork chop, sea bass alhorno and blue cheese-stuffed filet mignon. $20-$30. Regular menu also. 5-9 p.m. 296-1631.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill - 2564 E. Grant Road. A la carte menu with house favorites and specials, $24-$34. Also regular menu. 5-9 p.m. 323-7739.

Le Rendezvous - 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road. Four-course menu with choices and housemade sangria for $65. No regular menu. 5-10 p.m. 323-7373.

Little Anthony's Diner - 7010 E. Broadway. Dinner for two includes a heart-shaped pizza for $29.95. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 296-0456.

Lodge on the Desert - 306 N. Alvernon Way. Three-course prix-fixe menu with choice of salmon, penne pasta, braised osso buco, petite filet or lobster tail. $42-$60. Price includes a champagne toast, a rose and an amuse bouche, which gives a taste of the restaurant. Regular menu also. 4-10 p.m. Feb. 11-14. 320-2014.

Maynards Market & Kitchen - 400 N. Toole Ave. Four-course prix-fixe menu featuring foods that are aphrodisiacs. $45 per person or $160 for double dates. $20-per-person wine pairing is available. Regular menu not available. 5-10 p.m. 545-0577.

McMahon's Prime Steakhouse - 2959 N. Swan Road. Four-course menu with choices that include Muscovy duck, prime rib, lobster, filet mignon and lavender salmon. $39.95-$69.95. 4-10 p.m. or 327-7463.

Metropolitan Grill - 7892 N. Oracle Road. Three-course menu with choices that include pistachio and mushroom-crusted Atlantic salmon, rib-eye steak or poblano and bacon-wrapped pork medallions.$17.95-$29.95. 4-10 p.m. or 531-1212.

Montana Avenue - 6390 E. Grant Road. Three-course dinner. $45 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. $55 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also regular menu. 298-2020.

North at La Encantada - 2995 E. Skyline Drive. Three-course dinner. $45 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; $55 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Also regular menu. 299-1600.

Old Pueblo Grille - 60 N. Alvernon Way. Three-course meal with choices that include avocado chicken, Atlantic salmon and grilled vegetable enchiladas. $17.95-$29.95. 4-10 p.m. or 326-6000.

O'Shaughnessy's SteakHouse & Piano Bar - 2200 N. Camino Principal. An evening of dancing, singing and dining to all the great love songs. Singing staff and piano players will delight you while serving prime rib, lobster tails, wild Alaskan salmon, chicken francaise, salads and desserts. $22-$36. 5:15-9:15 p.m. Feb. 13. 296-7464.

Pastiche Modern Eatery - 3025 N. Campbell Ave. Three-course meal with choices that include bourbon salmon, ahi tuna, pork tenderloin, cajun pasta or portabella tower. $30. Also, limited menu. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 14. Some specials offered Feb. 10-13 and 15. 325-3333.

Reid Park Zoo - Woo at the Zoo - 1100 S. Randolph Way. Join the Reid Park Zoological Society for the third annual Valentine's Day dinner. Plated dinner with light-hearted discussion by zookeeper and educator Rusty Agte on the mating behaviors of wild animals. $50. 18 and older only. Seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 12. or 881-4753.

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano - 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Several specials. $9-$28. Also regular menu. 5-11 p.m. Feb. 12; 5-10 p.m. Feb. 13-14. 531-1913.

Wildflower - 7037 N. Oracle Road. Three-course prix-fixe dinner. $45 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. $55 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Also regular menu. 219-4230.

Wooden Nickel Tavern - 1908 S. Country Club. Two cheeseburgers, fries and two drinks for $12. Drinks may be alcoholic if 21 or older. Drink special is French martinis, $4. Noon-10 p.m. No cover. 323-8830.

Zinburger - 1865 E. River Road. Dinner for two includes one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two drinks for $40. Also regular menu. 4-10 p.m. 299-7799.

Compiled by Jayne O'Sullivan

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