Here’s What to Order: The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Food Cheat Sheet
Rittenhouse Sq., 1740 Sansom St., Philadelphia, 215-557-9299
Fishtown, 431 East Girard Ave., Philadelphia, 215-425-1555
Italian Market, 1180 S. 10th St., Philadelphia, 215-463-0868
Washington Twp., 137 Egg Harbor Rd., New Jersey, 856-302-5099
HEART-SHAPED PIZZA-GRAMS AND CONTEST
This Valentine’s Day, love is in the pizza! Say “be mine” with a specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram from SliCE. Customize your pie with his/her favorite toppings or select one of SliCE’s signature pie combinations. As a bonus, SliCE will surprise one lucky pizza-gram delivery recipient with a Passyunk-made silver LOVE necklace from Sermania Jewelry (1719 East Passyunk). Sermania’s made-on-Passyunk collection pays homage to Philadelphia’s famous LOVE statue. The winner will be drawn at random based on delivery orders on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Heart-shaped pies are the same price as a traditional pies and are available at all four SliCE locations – including the new Fishtown organic location. Heart-shaped pies are also available for dine-in and take-out, but the jewelry contest is valid on delivery only.
For more information about SliCE or to place an order, call the location directly, visit www.slicepa.com, follow @slicepa on Twitter and like “SliCE” on Facebook.
231 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
FOUR COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER
Fine Palate hosts a special four course prix fixe dinner in honor of Valentine’s Day – on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (closed for dinner Sunday/Monday). Highlights include special Mediterranean Blue Lobster, Buffalo Fillet Mignon “Wellington Style”, Housemade Agnolotti with Black Truffles, Roasted Duck Breast, Foie Gras Torchon Pickled Mulberry Cauliflower, Hokkaido Uni and crab Chawanmushi and more. Decadent dessert choices include chocolate covered strawberries with vanilla cardamom rum and chantilly cream, banana flambe butter pecan ice cream and chocolate layer cake. Reservations are available for $75 per person by calling 267-318-7971.
NOTE: Fine Palate is one of the only restaurants on the East Coast sourcing exotic rare Blue Lobster for New Year’s Eve.
1148 S 11th Street
Devil’s Den is offering an a la carte Valentine’s Day menu to get the sparks flying. Philly’s premier craft beer restaurant and bar is setting the mood this Valentine’s Day with the most notorious aphrodisiac – Fresh Shucked Oysters, served with pinenuts, arugula, shaved parmesan and strawberry vinaigrette. Guests can also enjoy a Salmon with Red Wine Cinnamon Reduction served with oven roasted carrots, as well as delicious Artichoke Hearts, breaded and fried, and served with a basil mayo. After slurping down the oysters, guests can cuddle up next to Philly’s best wood-burning fireplace and get the blood flowing with one of six feature draft brews, including Freewill Passionfruit Berliner, Rogue Mocha Porter, Goose Island Halia, and Stone Enjoy by 2.14.17, among the mix.
The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Old City District
CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL PAIRING DINNER
The Little Lion in Old City breaks out the bubbly on Valentine’s Day and Weekend with a four course prix fixe champagne cocktail dinner. Selections include menu favorites as well as some special new dishes. The standard a la carte menu is also available. First course features Lobster Consume paired with a Lemon Fizz. Second course featured choice of Kale Caesar, Roasted Tomato Soup, Potato Fondue or Tri Color Beet Salad paired with a Ginger Blueberry Hibiscus. Third course featured Mushroom Crusted Filet, Whole Bronzino, Shrimp and Grits, Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken or Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Sorrel paireed with an Edlerflower Collins. Last course featured choice of Double Chocolate Stout Cheesecake, Chocolate Mud Jar or Espresso Creme Brulee paired with a Lavender Drop. The special Valentine’s Champagne Cocktail Dinner Pairing is $75 per person. Reservations – (267) 273-0688.
124 S 15th Street
Lovebirds who dig luxe environs should head to Ocean Prime for a romantic evening at one of Center City’s gorgeous seafood and steakhouse. Delicious Valentine’s Day features include an 8 oz. filet served with lobster tortellini, decadent truffle cream sauce, topped with shaved truffle ($60) as well as a Salted Caramel Brown Butter Torte served with vanilla mousse and bourbon caramel ($12). Whether it’s the first Valentine’s Day or the 25th, sweethearts can cheers to love with Ocean Prime’s signature “The Luxe” cocktail made with Stoli Elite, St. Germain, house made sour, Prosecco and gold sugar rim ($15).
Revolution Chop House
1160 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
King of Prussia
THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER
Revolution Chop House at Valley Forge Casino Resort features a special three course menu for Valentine’s Day from Friday, February 10, 2017 through Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Appetizer selections include a Roasted Beet Salad featuring golden and candy striped beets, pickled shallots, spiced pecans, goat cheese crema and micro arugula. Other appetizer offerings include Thick Cut Jalapeno Bacon and a Onion Soup Gratin with aged Gruyère, parmesan, crouton. For the Second Course guests can choose from an 8 oz. Filet Mignon paired with Truffled Potato Puree, Free Range Chicken with sautéed kale, sweet potato purée and a port wine demi glaze or Verlasso Salmon served with a parsnip purée, braised fennel and finished with a Beurre rouge sauce. Since no meal is complete without dessert, they’ll finish the meal off with a Maple Bourbon Creme Brulee topped with chocolate covered bacon and candied orange zest. Reservations are available for $55 per person by calling (610) 768-5003.
Jet Wine Bar
1525 South Street
Parks & Recreation star, Leslie Knope, coined the term in 2010 and since then, February 13th has since been known as Galentine’s Day. For those not a fan of the show, Galentine’s Day is a fictional holiday created for ladies and the love they have for their girlfriends. Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is celebrating accordingly this year with a Galentine’s Day celebration on Monday, February 13th at 4pm. Ladies can celebrate each other while enjoying $1 off all glasses of rosé as well as a $15 rosé flight and a specialty sparkling rosé cocktail. While guests sip rosé, a Parks & Recreation marathon will play on the Jet Wine Bar televisions. Although Galentine’s Day is for the ladies, men are more than welcome to join in on the festivities!
1823 Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 468-PUNK (7865)
FREE VALENTINE’S LOVE STOUT CAKE SHAKE GIVEAWAY
P’unk Burger 2nd Anniversary!
In 2014 on Valentine’s Weekend, Marlo and Jason Dilks (also owners of SliCE) opened East Passyunk’s organic burger, fries and shake BYO. Two years later, the couple celebrate their special milestone by partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th Street) for a free shake giveaway!
Kick-off Valentine’s weekend from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2017, with a free boozy treat – Yard’s Love Stout Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Milkshake! Also, that night, enjoy $5 build-your-own organic beef burgers and $1 off all other items.
This special limited edition anniversary and Valentine’s milkshake will also be available during regular hours from February 10 through Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
1717 Arch Street
The venue formerly known as Top of the Tower, is hosting Cupid in the Sky this Valentine’s Day from 6-8pm. Love-struck couples will have a front row seat to the twinkling lights of the city’s western skyline while enjoying live music from Louis Petenelli Duo and a deluxe tasting menu paired with a complimentary flight of three wines. The six courses include an antipasti, followed by Shrimp Cocktail, Butternut Squash Soup, Arugula Salad, choice of entrée, and choice of dessert at $185 per couple. Guests will choose from a 6 oz. Filet Mignon served with truffled gruyere potato gratin, Cider Brined Roasted Chicken Breast or Potato Crusted Waloo Tuna, an 8 oz Fresh Waloo Tuna served with sweet potato risotto, pea shoots and lobster sauce. The meal is capped with a lemoncello apertif and champagne accompaniment to the dessert selection. The 51st floor open-air terrace will be open for romantic selfies or an after-dinner cocktail with the city skyline as a breathtaking back drop. Dinner seatings are at 6pm. Tickets are advance purchase only.
2015 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
PERFECT PAIRINGS: SURF AND TURF TACO, TRES LECHES CAKE COLLABORATION
Chefs Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen present two perfect pairings for Valentine’s Day and Weekend at Revolution Taco. On the savory side, look for a special twist on the Surf and Turf with a limited edition taco featuring fried foie gras, lobster salad, apple slaw and tobiko. On the sweet side, the cooking duo teams up with Rival Bros Coffee for a special Tres Leches Cake Collaboration. Also known as pan tres leches (“three milks bread”), this limited edition dessert features lemon scented butter cake with a mixture of sugar, milk, sweetened condensed milk, half and half, and Rival Brothers espress beans. The cake is topped with with whip cream and fresh fruit – with a house berry puree.
Tres Leche Cake with Rival Bros started a few years ago when the food-trucking duo were making desserts for Street Food Philly Food Truck- but they ran out of milk for the final batch. “Luckily, Johnny Mack from Rival Brothers coffee was parked right in front of us and put together a milk coffee concoction for the cake.They kept us well caffeinated and we kept them well fed,” added Sultan. Tres Leche Cake is part of Revolution Taco’s special “duos” for Valentine’s Day that also includes a Valentine’s “Surf and Turf” taco featuring fried foie gras, lobster salad, apple slaw and tobiko.
Both the Tres Leche Cake and the Surf and Turf Taco are available starting February 10 through Valentine’s Day February 14, 2017.
The Twisted Tail
509 S 2nd Street
Music-lovin’ lovebirds rejoice! The Twisted Tail, Headhouse Square’s restaurant, bar and live music venue is featuring a deluxe, prix fixe, four-course dinner this Valentine’s Day. For $70, guests will enjoy menu highlights such as Celery Root Soup, Wild Ocean Stripe Ceviche, Sirloin Beef Carpaccio, Sweet and Sour Veal Breast, Crispy Rabbit Leg and a house-made dessert while groovin’ to foot-tappin’, finger-clickin’ live music from the Juke Joint.
Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sometimes love bites, especially at Taproom on 19th. The South Philadelphia gastropub presents a special anti-cupid version of Taco Tuesday on February 14th with $1 tacos that include Angry Chicken (Spicy Chicken, Jalapeno), Bitter Greens and Porky Dreams (Roast Pork, Broccoli Rabe, Sharp Provolone) and In a Single Pickle (Fried Pickles, Pumpernickel Sprinkles, Special Sauce). For the perfect singles night at the bar go bitter and sour for only $5.00. Selections include Kick em to the Curb Kentucky Mule, sour beer River Horse Cherry Berlinerweisse and bitter Americano (Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Club Soda).
1208 Frankford Avenue
For Philadelphian’s looking for a different approach to date night this Valentine’s Day, Bluebird Distilling and Fette Sau are teaming up for an all-pig focused prix-fixe menu with specialty cocktail pairings for $80. Fette Sau Executive Chef, Jason Goodman, has prepared a five-course dinner guests can truly “pig out” on. Each course is paired perfectly with a carefully curated cocktail by Phoenixville distillery, Bluebird Distilling. Menu highlights include a Mushroom Duxelle Stuffed Pork Loin paired with an Orange Vanilla Old Fashioned, as well as a Fresh Ham with Pear Mustardo to be carved tableside complemented by a Spiced Bourbon Pear Punch. Dinner starts at 7pm and reservations are required.
The Little Bird Bakery
517 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Street Headhouse District
Baker Jessica Nolen presents a special dark chocolate fudge dip that can be served with pound cake, brownies, fresh fruit, pretzel sticks or heart-shaped sugar cookies. Warming instructions are included for this decadent treat. Pre-order begins now for $12.99. There will also be limited supply in the shop on Valentine’s Day without pre-orders.
200 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
THREE COURSE PRE-FIXE
Head to Headhouse Square for Bridget Foy’s Sweetheart menu between February 10 and February 14th for only $35 for three courses. Selections include appetizer (oysters casino, celery root and apple soup, chilled lobster salad, house-made ricotta), entree (parmesan crusted lamb, steamed little neck clams, spinach cannelloni, bourbon glazed pork chop) and dessert to share (rich chocolate layer cake, salted caramel budino, red velvet donuts).
718 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
South Street Headhouse District
PRE-FIXE DINNER AND SPECIALS
Brauhaus Schmitz presents two pre-fixe options for Valentine’s Day with three courses (one appetizer, one main course and a dessert) for $35 and four courses for $39 (two appetizers, one main course and a dessert). Selections include Krabbensuppe (creamy shrimp bisque, brandy, smoked paprika, chive oil), Hackfleisch (steak tartare, raw red onion, fresh horseradish, anchovy vinaigrette, toasted rye bread), Schwäbischer Rostbraten (pan roasted sirloin steak ., red wine-onion jus, herbed butter, potato galette, bacon wrapped green beans, horseradish), Entenbrust (roasted duck breast, lingonberries, celery root-leek pancake, butter poached baby carrots), Dobostorte (multi-layered chocolate cake, sponge cake, chocolate buttercream . caramel, hazelnuts) and more. Specials can also be ordered a la carte.
121 S 17th Street
Rittenhouse’s Square 1682 is celebrating love this Valentine’s Day with Bring Your Little Love to Brunch on February 11-12 and February 18-20 from 7:30am-2:30pm. Chef Bobby Surdam invites little ones to create their own cookie while the kitchen prepares brunch for guests and their little love ones. Sweethearts can also enjoy a special five-course prix-fixe menu from Feb 11-Feb 19 featuring specialty Valentine’s Day dishes from Chef Bobby including Beef Tartar, Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, a 24 oz Bone-in Ribeye, and a Champagne Creme Brulee, among the mix for $65/person $120/couple. Guests can cheers to their love with specially priced sparkling wine and champagne.
1516 South Street
Rex 1516, South Street’s southern-inspired restaurant and bar is offering a three-course a la carte Valentine’s Day menu with a southern twist. The feature menu kicks off with Crispy Marinated Cauliflower served with baby arugula, shaved pecorino, lemon and extra virgin olive oil, and Seared Scallops served with mushroom, fennel and bitter greens. For the main course, guests will get a taste of the south with a Cold-Smoked Duck Breast served with collard greens, chestnut polenta and collard liquor. Sweethearts with a sweet tooth should be sure to indulge in the Apple & Almond Pave served with caramelized apples, almond frangipane, and maple & thyme ice cream. Rex 1516 has prepared two specialty cocktails for the lover’s holiday – Jack Rose, made with apple brandy, rye, lemon & house-made grenadine ($9) and Deep Royale, made with sparkling wine, crème de mure, and hellfire bitters ($11), as well as a feature cocktail made to share – Pink Squirrel, made with crème de noyaux, crème de cacao and cream ($10).
Red Owl Tavern
433 Chestnut Street
Lovers will be seeing red after indulging in Red Owl Tavern’s four-course prix fixe deluxe “Red” Valentine’s Day menu. For $65, guests will enjoy a Tuna Carpaccio amuse served with soy, ginger, chili flakes and sesame, Cauliflower Soup served with crab, apple, beet and nasturtium followed by an Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb served with tallegio polenta, Tardivo raicchio and spicy tomato jam. For dessert, sweethearts will enjoy a beet-based blue cheese cheesecake. Trust us, it’s delicious.