11 Restaurants to Consider for Valentine’s Day Dining
Cupid's holiday is just a week away. Where will you be dining?
Paramour Dessert// Courtesy of Paramour
If wining and dining are your idea of the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Main Line for a host of top-notch offerings. These 11 menus—prix-fixe and a la carte, racy and traditional, representing cuisines from around the globe—are worthy of your attention.
A la Maison: Want to take a rustic, French spin on your Valentine’s Day? This charmed BYOB presents three- ($75) or five-course ($95) tasting menus for your dining pleasure. Expect soul-warming dishes like Mission fig and Roquefort tartlet, wild striped bass with red wine gastrique and 28-day dry-aged New York strip. Full menu here. All tastings include a glass of champagne and your choice of red or white wine. A special Valentine’s brunch will also be offered on Feb. 15, available for $38 per person. 53 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 412-8009, www.alamaisonbistro.com.
Desert Rose: State Street’s Mediterranean/Middle Eastern gem is offering a special Chef’s Tasting Menu on both Thursday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 14. Impress the one you love with five unforgettable courses featuring harira, Jordan River dates, stuffed grilled calamari, grilled lamb, red snapper, dessert and more. Call for reservations. 305 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8012, www.desertrosemediapa.com.
Glenmorgan Bar & Grill: Executive Chef Bob Williams has crafted a special Valentine’s Day menu with dishes designed for sharing. Appetizers for two include oysters on the half shell, rare beef & asparagus rolls and coconut-crusted jumbo shrimp. The full Valentine’s Day dinner menu also boasts seafood and surf & turf favorites and decadent desserts. Call or make your reservations online. 593 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, (610) 341-3188, www.glenmorgan.com.
(From Left) Isabella Bar, Chef Michael Cappon of Isabella// Photos by Dallyn Pavey
Isabella: Set the mood with Chef Michael Cappon’s 10-course Valentine’s Day Edible Aphrodisiac Menu, available Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. Starring avocado, oysters, figs, banana, chocolate and five more libido-stimulating foods, the $40 per person menu will be served in place of the a la carte menu. A slate of special Valentine’s Day cocktails will also be on offer. 382 East Elm St., Conshohocken, (484) 532-7470, www.barisabella.com.
Paramour: For $70 per person, indulge in a seductive three-course prix fixe dinner menu crafted by Executive Chef Eric Goods. Selections include Maine lobster and hubbard squash en croute, herb-roasted lamb loin and raspberry and Godiva tiramisu. Enjoy an optional wine pairing selected by Sommelier Steven Gullo for an additional $35. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600, www.paramourwayne.com.
Restaurant Alba: Enjoy a traditional Italian four-course tasting menu at Restaurant Alba. The $80 prix fixe feast will be offered Saturday, Feb. 14, from 5–10 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 5–8 p.m. Inspired dishes include poached shrimp with blood orange & champagne butter sauce, ricotta & egg raviolo with tomato ragu, Adriatic seafood stew and Alba’s renowned butterscotch budino. Call for reservations. 7 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-4009, www.restaurantalba.com.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Turn up the heat with Sullivan’s Aphrodisiac Menu, a $69 three-course decadent dinner that kicks off with an “In the Grey” cocktail, hand-shucked oysters and devilish eggs and makes its way through three sexy courses designed to inspire romance. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $25. For those looking for something a little more traditional, a $59 prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu is also available. 700 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, (610) 878-9025, www.sullivanssteakhouse.com/king-of-prussia.
White Horse Tavern & Wine Bar// Photos by Alexandra Whitney Photography
White Horse Tavern & Wine Bar: The newly renovated, rustic-chic restaurant and bar inside The Sheraton Great Valley Hotel has dreamed up irresistible dinner packages, some including an overnight stay. Come dine on Feb. 13 or 14 and take advantage of a three-course, farm-to-table dinner with wine pairings and a champagne toast—all for just $150 per couple. Dinner and room packages begin at $249. Plan your visit here. 707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer, (610) 280-2580, www.whitehorsetavernandwinebar.com.
Win Signature Restaurants: In addition to their regular a la carte menus, Win and Sutida Somboonsong have cooked up three delicious ways to enjoy the holiday on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. At Azie on Main, a four-course $60 Valentine’s Day menu to include Kobe beef carpaccio, strawberry jalapeno roll, lobster fried rice and a decadent chocolate basket will be available. Chef Kazuyuki “Kaz” Mitsui at Azie in Media will be dazzling diners with specials to include truffle chawanmushi, sake-marinated foie gras, surf & turf and a chocolate flower pot. And at Teikoku in Newtown Square, treat your sweetie to a special menu of aphrodisiac-inspired dishes like grilled jumbo scallops and a 32 oz. tomahawk steak. Azie on Main, 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700, www.azieonain.com; Azie, 217 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-4750, www.azie-restaurant.com; Teikoku, 5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 644-8270, www.teikokurestaurant.com.