Valentine’s Day Dining 2021: Celebrate love with these special meals at local restaurants

Looking for a way to wow your Valentine on the big day? You have options at Dayton-area restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day menus and events.

You even have options on which night you’d like to celebrate.

Here are some of your options.

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🍴💗The Caroline

The Caroline in Troy is hosting an early Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, Feb. 12, with reservations from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The dinner will include the following menu options:


  • Shrimp Bisque Cup ($6 for cup and $9 for bowl)
  • Five jumbo shrimp served with the restaurant’s house cocktail sauce ($13)
  • Ahi Tuna, seared rare and served with wasabi and sweet and spicy Asian sauce ($13)
  • Three traditional pork egg rolls served with sweet and sour sauce, hot mustard and Asian slaw ($11)
  • The Caroline’s Crab Cakes served with remoulade sauce ($13)
  • Bourbon mushrooms sauteed in bourbon, butter, garlic and onions. Served with garlic bread. ($9)


  • Caesar salad ($6)
  • House wedge with choice of dressing ($6)
  • The Caroline Salad: Dried cranberries, walnuts, fresh apples, and bleu cheese with salmon, ahi tuna or crab cakes ($16), or, with grilled chicken ($13), or, as a side salad ($6)


  • 12-ounce Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with horseradish ($32)
  • The Caroline House Steak: Seasoned 10-ounce certified Angus top sirloin on a bed of sauteed mushrooms and red wine demi-glace ($26)
  • Six-ounce Certified Angus Filet Mignon: Garnished with burgundy sauce, portabello mushrooms and tangled onion rings ($32), while the Oscar Style comes with crab meat, asparagus and tarragon butter ($37)
  • Grilled Maple Glazed Salmon: Eight-ounce filet of salmon, basted with the restaurant’s whiskey maple glaze ($37)
  • Chicken Linguini: Grilled eight-ounce chicken breast in a creamy parmesan alfredo sauce ($18)
  • Jumbo Sea Scallop Linguini: Five sea scallops with onions, mushrooms, garlic and sundried tomatoes in a Madeira wine butter sauce ($29)
  • Thai Vegetarian: Sauteed fresh and pickled vegetables, including eggplant, kale, sundried tomatoes, pickled portabello mushrooms and pickled onions, tossed in a coconut cream basil sauce. Served with coconut white rice and garnished with sweet and savory candied pecans ($16)
  • Five Smoked Chicken Ravioli: Served with a sundried tomato and basil cream sauce ($23)


  • Baked potato
  • Fresh green beans

Premium sides ($5 each):

  • Roasted asparagus with parmesan
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Bourbon mushrooms


  • Triple Chocolate Cake with chocolate ganache ($7)
  • New York-Style Cheesecake ($7)
  • Reese’s Cup Cheesecake ($7)
  • Coffee Ice Cream or Dutch Apple Ice Cream ($7)

Call the restaurant at 937-552-7676 to make a reservation.


When: Friday, Feb. 12, from 4-9:30 p.m.

Where: The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy

More info: Website | Facebook

🍴💗Carvers Steaks & Chops

Carvers Steaks & Chops is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14. Diners can add a single rose to the table for $5 or add an entire bouquet of roses in a glass vase to the table for $50. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 937-433-7099.


When: Sunday, Feb. 14

Where: Carvers Steaks and Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Washington Twp.

More info: Website

🍴💗View 162

One of Dayton’s restaurants with the most fabulous dining view is helping its guests celebrate with a special Valentine’s menu.

Who's ready for a night out? Valentines Day is around the corner.

Posted by View 162 Restaurant and Lounge on Friday, January 22, 2021


Where: Crowne Plaza Dayton, 33 E. Fifth St., Dayton

When: Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13

More info: 937-224-0800

🍴💗Salar Restaurant and Lounge

Salar will host a special Valentine Wine Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. The five-course dinner features “romantic sips” like the Four Vines Naked Chardonnay and Sexual Chocolate Red Blend paired with delicious entrees like beet ravioli filled with goat cheese and a filet mignon medallion in a wine sauce.

Tickets are $89 per person and can be purchased at

The restaurant’s Valentine’s Day Dinner includes the following courses and wine pairings:

  • Course 1: JEIO Prosecco Rosé paired with grilled Oysters Parmesan, (scallops for carryout) and chimichurri butter.
  • Course 2: Four Vines Naked Chardonnay served with arugula, strawberries, burrata and fried polenta in a hot honey vinaigrette.
  • Course 3: Domain de L’Ostal Estibals to enjoy with beet ravioli filled with goat cheese, caramelized onions and sage, topped with orange-brown butter and crushed pistachios.
  • Course 4: Four Vines Kinker Cabernet Sauvignon and a grilled filet mignon medallion in a Ruby Port wine sauce served with wild rice and a watercress salad.
  • Course 5: Sexual Chocolate Red Blend and chocolate ganache in a strawberry coulis.


Where: Salar Restaurant & Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St., Dayton

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, beginning at 6 p.m.

Cost: $89 per person with tax and gratuity included

More info: Website | Facebook


Credit: Bonefish Grill

Credit: Bonefish Grill

From Feb. 4-15, Bonefish Grill will be offering a romantic take on its menu with the addition of their Filet & Lobster Tail, which features a seven-ounce filet alongside a steamed cold-water lobster tail. Guests are encouraged to pair the Filet & Lobster Tail with Bonefish Grill’s exclusive 20th Anniversary Weedon Island Wine Blend.

The special Valentine’s Day dish will also be available for carryout through online ordering by visiting The special menu is not available for delivery.


Where: Bonefish Grill, 2818 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Miami Twp.

When: Feb. 4-15

More info: Website


Agave & Rye, which operates restaurants in Troy and in the Liberty Center, is offering several Valentine’s Day menu specials:

The Crown Jewel:

Butter-Poached Lobster, Shiitake Mushrooms, Mac N Cheese, Truffle Oil & Shavings, Shaved Green Onions

Little Red Corvette (Frozen):

$13 (Reg) | $20 (Epic Size) | $39 (Pitcher)

House Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lime Juice, Sugar Water, Splash OJ, Secrets, Strawberry Swirl, Edible Rose

(Rocks available upon request)

Birria (3):

Slow-Braised Beef with Guajillo Chilies, Oaxaca Cheese, Cilantro, Onion, Dipping Consommé

The Love Shack:

Barbacoa Pork, Bacon Bourbon BBQ Bean Love Cushion, Corn Salad, Chili de Arbol, Sweet & Spicy Bacon

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups (3):

Chipotle Pulled Chicken, Spicy Avocado & Honey Slaw, Crispy Carrots, Spicy Chipotle Drizzle, Lettuce Cups

Dessert for 2:

Chocolate layer and carrot cake at all locations



2 N. Market St., Troy

7125 Fountain View Dr., Liberty Township

When: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14

More info:


From Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 14, The Florentine in Germantown will be offering a number of special menu items inspired by the holiday of romance.

These Valentine’s Day menu items are as follows:


  • Lasagna with salad and garlic bread ($16.99)
  • Smoked French-cut Pork Chop with two sides ($21.99)
  • Chicken Parmesan with two sides ($15.99)
  • Prime Rib with two sides and served only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after 4 p.m. ($34.99)

Side specials:

  • Stewed tomatoes with zucchini
  • Oven-roasted Brussel sprouts
  • Loaded cauliflower
  • Steamed broccoli

Dessert specials:

  • Gourmet cupcakes
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Throughout the week, The Florentine will be offering the Berry Much in Love drink special, a pretty concoction of Vodka, Chambord, Creme de Cocoa and cream. Each specialty cocktail is $8.50.

Customers can make reservations by calling the restaurant at 937-855-7759, contacting them via Facebook messenger, their website or by email at


Where: The Florentine, 21 W. Market St., Germantown

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More info: Website | Facebook

🍴💘TABLE 33

Table 33 is selling tickets for its special Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe menu in which guests can indulge on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14.

This special menu consists of:

  • First course: Cream of celery root soup garnished with parsley pistou, pickled onion, creme fraiche, lardon, lemon dressed micro radish and toasted ciabatta crumbs (gluten-free optional) or seared jumbo scallop, red miso-blood orange brown butter, leek confit, Ed Hill’s local red grits and cashew crunch (gluten-free)
  • Second course: Herb-marinated beef tenderloin, burnt lettuce, aerated Maytag blue cheese, roasted shallot, confit potato and Cabernet-bacon vinaigrette (gluten-free) or seared salmon, pickled beet, crispy potato, cucumber ribbon, lime-dill-ginger beurre blanc and salmon roe (gluten-free)
  • Third course: Coffee four ways: Housemade coffee ice cream garnished with smoked sea salt, cocoa crumb, coffee creme anglaise, chocolate-covered espresso bean, cherry fluid gel and coffee “caviar” (gluten-free optional), or house-made key lime pie: Graham cracker crust, Chantilly cream, spun sugar, beet foam and mint

Throughout the evening, guests also have the ability to order from the restaurant’s full wine and cocktail menu. Tickets for the event are $65 per person and can be purchased by visiting Seatings will be available from 5-8 p.m. on both evenings.


Where: Table 33, 130 W. 2nd St., Dayton

When: Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 with seatings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on each night

More info: Website


To ensure that all guests have a chance to dig into the special Valentine’s Day menu at Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grille, the restaurant will be offering the menu from Friday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 18 (closed Monday). In addition to the Valentine’s Day menu, customers will also be able to order from the regular menu as well.

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grille will be offering the following special features this Valentine’s Day:


  • Escargot: Six imported large French double helix snails baked in house-made sherry and garlic butter served with warm French bread ($9)
  • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp: Four bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with horseradish and topped with house-made dijonnaise sauce ($12)


  • Chilean Sea Bass: Broiled Chilean sea bass topped with house-made honey ginger soy glaze served with fresh sautéed snow peas and carrots with a salad ($35)
  • Sweeney’s Surf and Turf: Grilled center-cut USDA six-ounce oz. filet mignon topped with onion straws and eight-ounce lobster tail served with white truffle oil mashed potatoes and a salad ($40)
  • Seafood Newburg Pasta: Fresh sautéed Nantucket Island bay scallops, large wild shrimp, fresh asparagus, mushrooms and cavatappi macaroni tossed in house-made lobster tomato cream sauce and salad ($27)

A selection of desserts will also be available throughout the week. Due to social distancing and capacity restrictions, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant at 937-291-3474.


Where: Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grille, 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville

When: Friday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 18 (closed Monday, Feb. 15). The restaurant opens at 4 p.m.

More info: Website | Facebook


Credit: The Wellington Grille

Credit: The Wellington Grille

The Wellington Grille in Beavercreek will be offering a 44-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye Steak Dinner for two through Valentine’s Day weekend. Due to limited availability, reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 937-426-4600.


Where: The Wellington Grille, 2450 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek

When: Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 4:30-9 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 14 from noon to 8 p.m.

More info: Website | Facebook


Credit: Lily's Dayton

Credit: Lily's Dayton

Along with offering special Valentine’s Day meals via dine-in, carryout and delivery by 937 Delivers, Lily’s Dayton will be partnering with the Dayton Ballet to offer a Marg-75 cocktail and a Finish-at-Home Meal Kit based upon the Valentine’s Day specials. The restaurant will also be donating $2 from each cocktail sold to the Dayton Ballet.

Lily’s Dayton will be offering its special Valentine’s Day menu from Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. each night. Throughout the week, customers will also be able to enjoy items from the restaurant’s full menu.

Lily’s will be offering the following Valentine’s Day specials:


  • Chili-maple glazed sea scallops with jalapeno-white cheddar corncake, sweet corn, mango relish and lime creme fraiche ($16)
  • Vegetarian option: Substitute mock scallops of seared cantaloupe with jalapeno-white cheddar corncake, sweet corn, mango relish and lime creme fraiche ($11)


  • Fresh strawberries and raspberries with baby spinach, candied pistachio, and fresh torn basil, tossed in berry balsamic vinaigrette (gluten-free). ($10) Add a rock lobster tail to salad for an additional $15.


  • Bacon-wrapped beef short ribs with rosemary-cabernet butter, red polenta and brie croquette, served with raw shaved asparagus-parsnip-mint slaw. ($27) Customers can add a rock lobster tail to entrée for an additional $15. (Gluten-free option: Substitute jasmine rice for croquette).
  • Pan-seared maple-pecan crusted salmon filet over spinach-ricotta gnocchi with Meyer lemon cream, toasted pinenuts, shaved parmesan, red polenta and brie croquette, served with raw shaved asparagus-parsnip-mint slaw ($25)
  • Spinach-ricotta gnocchi with Meyer lemon cream, toasted pine nuts, shaved parmesan, red polenta and brie croquette, served with raw shaved asparagus-parsnip-mint slaw ($19)


  • Duo of Chocolate and Strawberry: Strawberry mousse with a chocolate shortbread crust and chocolate covered strawberry ($9)
  • Chocolate eclair filled with raspberry creme patisserie on top of berry coulis with sprinkles ($8)

Along with offering a socially-distancing dine-in experience, Lily’s Dayton will be serving these Valentine’s Day specials via contactless curbside carryout, which can be accomplished by visiting the restaurant’s website. When picking up your carryout order, be sure pull behind the restaurant in the Wiley’s Comedy Club parking lot, and, upon arrival, call the restaurant to let them know the make and color of your vehicle is to make the process smoother.

For those who live within a five-mile radius of Lily’s Dayton, 937 Delivers will deliver these Valentine’s Day specials directly to your door. These delivery orders can be placed by visiting

Finish-at-Home Meal Kits based on the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day specials will be available for pick up between 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Customers must place their orders prior to noon on Thursday, Feb. 11 to ensure that they can snag their special Valentine’s Day meal kit. Each kit comes with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials and two servings with optional add-ons like salads, desserts and bottles of wine. Finish-at-Home Meal Kits can be ordered by visiting the restaurant’s website.

Though walk-ins are always welcome, due to social distancing and capacity guidelines, Lily’s Dayton encourages its guests to make reservations through Valentine’s Day week by calling the restaurant at 937-723-7637.


Where: Lily’s Dayton, 329 E. 5th St., Dayton

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. each night

More info: Website | Facebook


El Meson is set to celebrate Cupid’s holiday with fancy fare, margaritas, tacos and brunch from Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 14. From Wednesday through Saturday, from 4-9 p.m., the restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu with special entrees from around the world.

This special prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu will consist of the following items:

  • First Course: Sopa — Papas con Pollo: Colombian chicken soup with potato, shredded chicken, green onions and topped with cilantro OR Bacon Empanada: Potato, bacon, egg and cheese-filled turnover
  • Second Course (select one) Chimichurri Steak from Argentina: South American marinated grilled hanger steak served with roasted potatoes, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Served with a side of white rice with peas. ($29.95); Pork Chops from Colombia: Browned pork chop over mashed potatoes, topped with a homemade gravy. ($29.95); Chicken Aguascalientes from Mexico: Chicken thighs cooked in a white wine sauce with onions, tomatoes and prunes. Served with a side of white rice, peas and an avocado salad. ($24.95); Pisto Manchego from Spain: Peppers, zucchini and eggplant cooked in a tomato sauce, topped with a sunny side up egg. Served over Spanish yellow rice and with a side of sweet plantains. ($24.95)
  • Third Course: Banana Monkey Bread or Chocolate Flan

Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the price of these meals.

El Meson will also be hosting its Loosey Goosey Valentine’s Day event, which features a casual margarita and taco tasting, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 4-8:30 p.m. At the event, guests can enjoy $5 margaritas, $7 taco flights and $3 a la carte tacos. Guests can choose from the following El Meson tacos: Chorizo and Fried Egg, Carne Asada, Spicy Battered Cauliflower, Chicken Tinga, Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Tempura Shrimp.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, from 4-9 p.m., El Meson will be serving up special cocktail flights. Customers will be able to choose among the following options: Spicy Mamasita, Smoked Caramel Butterscotch Margarita, Meson Traditional and GoGo Juice, the restaurant’s newest Tequila-inspired cocktail. One flight containing all four samples is $15.

The restaurant will also be hosting a brunch event on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Valentine’s Day Brunch will consist of the following menu items:


  • Tropical Bacon Brunch Stack with corn and black bean salsa, avocado and chips ($10)
  • Chorizo and Egg Flatbread with salsa and cheese ($12)
  • Calamari Salad with Napa cabbage, seaweed, and sautéed calamari ($10)
  • Taco Trio or Tostone Trio ($12)
  • Bacon Empanada filled with potato, egg, cheese and bacon ($10)


  • Waffles with Guava & Cheese ($12)
  • Monkey Bread ($8)
  • English muffin with butter and jam ($5)
  • Dulce de Leche Strudel ($5)


  • Carne Asada and Eggs: Grilled steak with chimichurri sliced into strips topped with two eggs of choice ($16)
  • Crabby Benedict: Two classic Eggs Benedict with crab cake, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce ($16)
  • Classic Eggs Benedict with ham ($15)
  • Shrimp or Chorizo and Polenta: Cheesy Italian grits topped with shrimp or chorizo ($15)
  • Meson Breakfast Bowl: A choice of chicken, chorizo, bacon or mushroom with rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa and cheese topped with an egg of choice ($14)
  • Grilled Quesadilla: Chicken, chorizo or mushroom (can add an egg) ($12)
  • Salmon Burgers: Grilled salmon filet, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a Brioche bun ($14)
  • Spinach Omelet Pie: Puff pastry pie layered with egg, ham, Swiss cheese, roasted red peppers and spinach ($15)

Sides ($6 each):

  • Spring rice
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Sautéed Brussel sprouts
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Polenta
  • Toasted English muffins

Special Drinks:

  • Passion Fruit Mimosas
  • Mango Mojitos
  • Bloody Mary
  • Bloody Maria
  • Tequila GoGo Juice

Reservations are encouraged for in-person dining can be made on the restaurant’s website.


Where: El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Dr., Dayton

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 14

More info: Website | Facebook


Credit: Brock Masterson's Catering

Credit: Brock Masterson's Catering

For those who seek an intimate Valentine’s Day meal at home, Brock Masterson’s Catering is offering two meal options with optional add-ons.

These are the catering company’s Valentine’s Day meal options:

Surf & Turf Three-Course Meal For Two ($99):

  • Starter: Chef Rick’s Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup and rolls with herb-infused butter
  • Dinner: Tenderloin filet with creamy horseradish sauce and herb-infused butter, lobster tail, cheesy scallops potatoes and seasoned asparagus
  • Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Stuffed Chicken Breasts Three-Course Meal For Two ($59):

  • Starter: Caesar salad with oversized homemade croutons, shaved parmesan and creamy parmesan Caesar dressing with rolls and herb-infused butter
  • Dinner: Parmesan-encrusted Boursin-stuffed chicken breasts, cheesy scallops potatoes and green beans almondine
  • Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Add-on options:

  • Brock’s Traditional Charcuterie Board for Two ($20)
  • Dessert Charcuterie Board for Two ($20)
  • One dozen Chocolate Dipped Strawberries ($33)
  • Half a dozen Chocolate Dipped Strawberries ($20)

Pre-ordered Chocolate Dipped Strawberries can be picked up between Thursday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 14.

Orders for Brock Masterson’s Catering Valentine’s Day meals need to be placed by Friday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and can be done by calling or texting 937-701-8926 or calling 937-298-1234. Orders can also be placed via Messenger on the catering company’s Facebook page. Meals can be picked up hot and ready to enjoy on Saturday, Feb. 13 between 5-8 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 14 between 4-7 p.m.


Where: Brock Masterson’s Catering, 450 Patterson Rd., Dayton

When: Orders must be placed by Friday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and can be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 13 between 5-8 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 14 between 4-7 p.m.

More info: Website | Facebook

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