The best places to dine on Valentine's Day in Dayton

Looking to treat your significant other to a romantic dinner out on the town this Valentine’s Day?

Here is a roundup of Dayton-area Valentine's Day special dining events and menus: 

(We’ll be continuously updating this list. If you have any events to share, please send them along to 

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Love at First Bite at Brio Tuscan Grille 

The romance of Tuscany comes alive at BRIO with a special Valentine’s menu. Available for 10 days, their ‘Love at First Bite’ menu features romantic cocktails like the Sweetheart Martini and the Brut Domaine Chandon. The entrees include a lobster and shrimp scampi, or the Bistecca Brio. Reservations are highly recommended around Valentine’s Day.


WHERE: The Greene, 4459 Cedar Park Drive, Beavercreek

WHEN: Feb. 9-18

COST: Varies by menu items 


Lovebirds Dinner at Lily’s Bistro

Whether you and your dinner date are newly dating, or you’re real veterans at this whole Valentine’s Day thing, Lily’s Bistro has prepared a menu to make this V-Day the best one yet. The fixed-price menu is $54 a person, plus tax and a tip. Goat cheese panna cotta, scallops, pork belly, halibut, lamb loin and chocolat malted milk ball cheesecake have us drooling ...

(Amber Brady- Lily's Bistro)


WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 14

WHERE: Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton

COST: $54

INFO: Facebook

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El Meson’s ‘Madly in Love With Margaritas’

“Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or just hanging out with friends or family, I think everyone can agree, we’re ‘Madly in Love with Margaritas!’” said an El Meson Facebook post. The evening, which requires a ticket purchased in advanced, includes five different styles of Margaritas paired perfectly with a gourmet fajita bar. 


WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 

WHERE: El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton

COST: $45 & tax and tip

INFO: Facebook 

El Meson’s ‘A Casual Valentine’s Day Celebration’

Anyone wanting a more laid-back V-day celebration will be happy to hear that El Meson has got you covered. Signature Margaritas, Mojitos and select tapas are priced at $5 each. The following tapas are available for the special Valentine’s Day price:

Chilean Baked Chicken Empanadas 

Served with a spicy pebre (chilean cilantro sauce) 

Montaditos (choose one)

Contimpalito chorizo with manchego cheese 

Caprese (fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil), 

Smoked salmon with arugula 

Chicken Tinga Nachos

with nacho cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lettuce and jalepenos 

Battered Cauliflower

with aleppo pepper and a sweet citrus sauce 

Coco Bites

coconut crusted fish bites/scallions/tempura flash fried with an orange mustard sauce


WHEN: 4:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13

WHERE: El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton

INFO: Facebook

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Valentine’s Day Dinner at Dewberry 1850 

(Dewberry 1850)

Chef Timothy Skiber and his team want to make Valentine’s dinner special for you and your honey this year with a spectacular menu lineup. Make your reservations today, as they are expected to fill up fast. Here is what Skiber has created this year to make you fall in love all over again: (Choice of one of each course)


-Chopped salad 

Red onion/Brussels sprouts/edamame/chopped egg/tomato/roasted walnut raspberry dressing  

-Bibb lettuce 

Mandarin orange/local chevre /dried cranberries/crispy onion 

Rose Water and honey vinaigrette  


-Salmon saltimbocca 

Sangria glaze/asparagus chive bundle/saffron orzo 

-Veal cordon blue 

Gruyere fondue/corn cake 

-Smoked grilled tri tip 

Cheesy grits/carrot straws 

-Poached pear and cherry glaze tempeh/ sautéed garlic kale/brown rice 


-Chocolate crème brûlée, candied cherry’s 

-Salted caramel ice cream malt 

-Strawberry gelato/ bourbon caramel


WHEN: 5-10 P.M. Wednesday, Feb. 14

WHERE: Dewberry 1850, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

COST: $45

INFO: Facebook

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Wine, Dine & Sparkle at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

If you really want to splurge on Valentine’s Day, this is the event for you. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course dinner for two with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and a sterling silver Tiffany & Co. infinity necklace.

Those who just want a small splurge can opt out of the champagne and pendant and get the meal only. That cost will range from $69-$95, depending on choice of entrée.


Appetizer: Prosciutto Wrapped Sea Scallop (arugula, orange tarragon vinaigrette, crispy wonton strips, roasted garlic butter sauce)

Salad: Seasonal Beet and Goat Cheese Salad (golden and red roasted beets, pickled onions, roasted pistachios, goat cheese, lemon balsamic vinaigrette)

Choice of entree:

Filet Mignon (8 ounce, beech mushrooms, cabernet demi glace) OR New Zealand Barbecue Salmon (king salmon, beech mushrooms, cilantro oil)

The filet or salmon come paired with a choice of Colossal Shrimp in roasted garlic butter sauce OR Colassal King Creb leg, au gratin style)


Chocolate covered Madeleine Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with housemade chantilly cream


Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 4432 Walnut St., The Greene, Beavercreek

When: Feb. 9-18. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Open early at 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. 

Cost: $500. Reservations for the Wine Dine & Sparkle experience must be made no later than 2/07/18.

More info:  Website or call 937-320-9548. To make a reservation for the full bundle, send an email to or call 310-482-4273. Reservations for dinner only can be made online.

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Star City Brewing will be hosting Sweet & Sour Valentines on Wednesday, February 14 from 7-10pm. CONTRIBUTED

Sweet & Sour Valentines: A Miamisburg Pairing

Whether you’re feeling sweet or a little sour this Valentines Day, Star City Brewing Company and Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe have the event for you. The brewery will be hosting Sweet & Sour Valentines on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 7-10 p.m. 

“The sweet side of the event takes place in our Heritage Room, where we’ll have candlelit seating by the fireplace with chocolates, fresh fruit and your choices of beer, wine or cider — all made in house,” said Justin Kohnen, owner of Star City Brewing Company. “The jokingly sour side of the event takes place in our Mill Room and features access to a sour candy bar, a glass of beer wine or cider, and a whole night of mingling with our gaming library, foosball, darts, pool, giant jenga, Cards Against Humanity and more.” 

The brewery will also be tapping two exclusive ciders for the event with a new sweet and sour cider. 


What: Sweet & Sour Valentines: A Miamisburg Pairing

Where: Star City Brewing, 319 N 2nd St, Miamisburg, OH

When: Feb. 14 from 7-10 p.m. 

Cost: Tickets for the Sweet event are $40 per couple and include candlelit and fireside seating, 2 glasses of wine, beer or cider a piece, and 16 assorted chocolates from Grandpa Joe's and fresh fruit and dip to share. Tickets for the Sour event are $10 per person and include a glass of beer, wine or cider for each person, access to our Grandpa Joe's sour candy bar, and a night of group gaming. 

More info: Facebook

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Salar Restaurant & Lounge pop-up Valentine’s Day dinner at Boosalis Bakery

It’s just for one evening — but it’s a very important evening for restaurant owners: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. At 7:30 p.m. that night, Margot Blondet, owner of Salar Restaurant & Lounge, will host a pop-up, five-course wine-tasting dinner at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center bakery on East Alex Bell Road just east of Far Hills Avenue (Ohio 48). Salar, at 400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District, has been shut down since it was damaged in a fire on Dec. 29. There is no projected re-opening date yet.

The menu will include items such as Pistachio-Encrusted Baby Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon with Truffled Cream Pasta, Roasted Pisco, and Honey & Lemon Salmon. 

The price is $89 per person, which includes wine pairings and gratuity. Space is limited. 

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What: Salar pop-up Valentine’s Day dinner at Boosalis Bakery

Where: 175 E. Alex Bell Road #280, Centerville

Cost: $89 per person

More info:  Buy tickets here

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