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13 Valentine’s Day menus destined to impress

13 Valentine’s Day menus destined to impress

Fellas, don’t repeat the same thing you did last Valentine’s Day and wait until the last minute to try and book a reservation. Sure, a dozen roses is always nice, but even better is a dozen Philly restaurants serving up something special this Valentine’s Day. Click the name of each restaurant below for the menu. Tables fill up fast, so don’t dawdle.

 

Fine Palate

231 S 15th St,

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One of the newer players on the scene, Fine Palate has been captivating the taste buds of foodies since it opened its doors.  Our recent review of Fine Palate tells you everything you need to know.  The ambiance, quality and drinks makes this place a must try.

 

Cuba Libre

10 S 2nd St,

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Diners can order from the regular dinner menu all weekend, while executive chef Jennifer Salhoff is also offering a couple of specials: crisp pork belly, or a surf and turf featuring grilled Brazilian lobster tail and shrimp with slow-braised short rib steak. On Saturday, Sunday and President’s Day, enjoy an all-you-can-eat tapas brunch for $28.

Bar Ferdinand

1030 N 2nd St,

Known for its Spanish tapas, Bar Ferdinand is stepping it up a notch with a four-course menu from executive chef David Ansill, plus dessert and amuse bouche (a gift from the kitchen).

Coeur

824 S 8th St,

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Coeur means “heart” in French, and so it’s only right this South Philly neighborhood hotspot is offering dinner specials all week long from Feb. 8-14. You can even get half-priced oysters all week after 5 p.m.

Parc

227 S 18th St,

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Technically not a Valentine’s Day special, but this pastry dinner is just too sweet to pass up, pun intended. For $45/pp (beverage pairing package available) on Feb. 9, embark on a five-course dessert tasting menu from executive pastry chef Abigail Dahan. Yep, five courses. All desserts. Seats are limited.

Abe Fisher

1623 Sansom St

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Inspired by the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora (small plates and prix fixe meals), Abe Fisher’s hook is small plates in a lively atmosphere. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with four courses — that’s eight plates to share with your special someone, or maybe you can pretend you got stood up and enjoy all four courses twice.

Sbraga

440 S Broad St

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The above post says it all, or did you need me to convince you to sit back and let a Top Chef winner whip up dinner for you and your date? For an extra $20, definitely go with the six-course tasting menu and dine at the chef’s counter.

 

The Fat Ham

3131 Walnut St

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Chef Sbraga’s other hit venture, The Fat Ham, does small-plate Southern food, and does it extremely well. Normally walk-in only, for this special Sunday Supper each party receives nine dishes, served family-style, at $30 per person. Reservations will be accepted exclusively through Reserve.

Lolita

106 S 13th St.

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At this contemporary Mexican spot from Marcie Turney and Todd Satterfield, diners will start off with a maitake huarache (v) for the table to share and end with some delectable dessert choices. The two dinner courses in between feature plenty of variety, including a vegetarian option for each course.

High Street on Market

308 Market St.

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During a taping of MasterChef Junior at High Street on Market a few months ago, Gordon Ramsey raved about Eater Philly 2015 Chef of the Year Eli Kulp. So if you haven’t yet made up your mind for Valentine’s Day dinner plans, you should probably call now and reserve your spot for High Street on Market’s $75 “Leave It To Us” tasting menu.

London

2301 Fairmount Ave.

On both Saturday and Sunday, London is serving up a “sexy” three-course prix fixe dinner for $40/pp plus an a la carte offering.


 

Noord

1046 Tasker St,

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If you’ve never had the chance to indulge in Noord’s one-of-a-kind Dutch cuisine, what better time than Valentine’s Day? For $125 per couple (that’s $62.50 each if being a gentleman isn’t your thing), let owner/chef Joncarl Lachman take you on a five-course tour of what makes this restaurant so special.

Fond

1537 S 11th St.

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Right across from Noord at East Passyunk’s Singing Fountain, the setting (and people-watching) doesn’t get much better than this intimate spot. Honestly, my last meal here was so good I thought I was having an out-of-body experience. A unique five-course tasting menu is being offered on both Saturday and Sunday, while Saturday also includes an à la carte menu dining option. Save room whatever homemade dessert pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki has concocted.

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