Feb. 9th, 2012

Best Restaurants in Boston for Valentine's Day

Photo Courtesy of Top of the Hub
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here are our top 10 picks for the best restaurants in Boston to go with your sweetheart for dinner next week.

1. Aura at the Seaport Hotel is offering an a la carte menu for $100 or with wine pairing for $140 per couple that includes a varied menu offering a raw bar for two, grilled shoulder tenderloin of beef and chocolate molten cake. Aura is located at One Seaport Lane in Boston. For reservations or more information, call (617) 385-4300 or visit AuraRestaurant.com.

2. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is offering an eight-ounce filet with a six-ounce lobster tail for $79.00 per person. Check out the amazing view of Boston Harbor while sipping on one of their newly created drinks the Pomegranate Kiss cocktail ($14) a concoction of Ciroc Red Berry Vodka, Triple Sec, Pama and Monin Pomegranate syrup. For reservations or more information, call (617) 345-3941 or visit DelFriscos.com.

3. Craigie on Main is offering a five-course tasting menu that includes roasted red carrot and black truffle salad, ragout of lobster and blood sausage and red quinoa Arctic char. The prix-fixe menu is available for $150. Craigie on Main is located at 853 Main Street in Cambridge. For reservations or more information, call (617) 497-5511 or visit CraigieOnMain.com.

4. Top of the Hub offers one of the best views of the city (not to mention from the most romantic restaurant in town) from high atop the 52nd floor of The Prudential Tower. The restaurant will present a four-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day menu from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required and the menu is available for $125 per person. For reservations or more information, call (617) 536-1775 or visit TopOfTheHub.net.

5. Odyssey Cruises is hosting a special Valentine's Day cruise from 7 to 10 p.m. where couples will enjoy complimentary roses, a champagne toast, live entertainment, dancing and a plated dinner for $109.90 per person. All cruises depart from 60 Rowes Wharf in Boston. For reservations or more information, call (866) 307-2469or visit OdysseyCruises.com.

6. Finale Desserterie is the perfect stop for or after dinner this year. The confectionary also offers a two and three-course prix-fixe menu. Two-course menu offerings include a choice of an entree with chocolate plate for $55 per couple. Three-course diners can choose from a soup or salad followed by an entree with chocolate plate for $70 per couple. Dinner selections include new menu items such as soups like Thai peanut chicken or black bean, spinach and strawberry salad, and roasted pork loin and roasted asparagus quiche. Executive Pastry Chef Nicole Coady has created a special Chocolate Bliss plate of sweet treats, including molten chocolate served with creme anglaise, a Napoleon of Valrhona Caraibe chocolate layered with tart Morello cherry marmalade and Tahitian vanilla Bavarian creme, a praline feuilletine with passion fruit curd and chocolate streusel, a Valrhona Guanaja chocolate meringue cake with rich chocolate caramel creme topped with salted pine nut croquant a basket of lush sorbet and two caipirinha truffles. Finale has a location at the Park Plaza Hotel and a second one in Cambridge. For more information, call (617) 423-3184 or visit FinaleDesserts.com.

7. There is no better way to bond with your significant other on Valentine's Day than at BOND at the Langham Boston Hotel. This year, the chic restaurant is offering a special Victorian Valentine's Day menu, featuring four courses and a crepe station, as well as entertainment provided by a musical trio. The dinner is available in the Wyeth Room for a 6or 9 p.m. seating. The prix fixe menu is $90 per person and includes a bottle of Moet Chandon per couple. For reservations or more information, call (617) 956-8765 or visit Boston.LanghamHotels.com.

8. The Boston Harbor Hotel is hosting a special Valentine's brunch on Sunday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Atlantic Room. Chef Daniel Bruce has prepared an extensive selection that you can enjoy while listening to live piano music for $75 per person. For reservations or more information, call (617) 439-7000 or visit BHH.com.

9. Woodward at the Ames Hotel has prepared a special menu that features everything from southern fried oysters with spicy cornmeal to seared duck breast with parmesan polenta for $65 per person, which includes a glass of Domaine Chandon Rose bubbly. The chocolate bread pudding with vanilla creme fraiche just might be the best way to end the evening here. Woodward at Ames is located at 1 Court Street in Boston. For reservations or more information, call (617) 929-8200 or visit WoodwardBoston.com.

10. There might be no better place to spend a night on the town with your sweetheart than at towne stove and spirits. The restaurant will be featuring their regular dinner menu as well as some fun specials like tuna tartare with pickled ginger, blood orange ponzu, crispy shallots and edamame and raspberry champagne mousse with white chocolate gelato and crispy shortbread. For reservations or more information, call (617) 247-0400 or visit TowneBoston.com.

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