February is for love. With Valentine's Day coming up next week, we recommend some advance planning to impress your love. A full heart often starts with a full tummy, so be sure to nail down reservations (or at least have a plan for the evening's sustenance planned out). Here is a list to get you started.
89 Fish & Grill
89 East Nationwide Boulevard
Their tagline is "love what you eat." What could be more appropriate? Using the freshest seafood, meats, dairy and produce available, 89 Fish prepares your meals fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients.
40 North High Street
If you and your love want a slice of Italy, Cafe Napolitana, a downtown lunchtime fav, is also open evenings. Their bar beckons with an array of beer and cocktails.
Chez du Bon
122 South High Street
If you can't take your love to Paris, you can still have an evening of ooh-la-la. Chez du Bon offers a unique French menu, so make your reservations now.
Dempsey's Food & Spirits
346 South High Street
Dempsey's always offers delicious fare all day long, but this Valentine's weekend you can find a special fixed price menu. It will be available both Friday and Saturday.
deNOVO Bistro & Bar
201 South High Street
For a setting second to none, plus delicious New-American cuisine, bring your Valentine to deNOVO.
Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace
248 South Fourth Street
For a more casual night, but no less delicious, join Dirty Franks for dogs, beer, cocktails and the not-to-be-missed tater tots with cheese sauce. It's love on a bun.
65 East Gay Street
Due Amici wants you to be their Valentine. Grab reservations for an evening of Italian treats. Maybe you can stage your own version of the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti kiss over a plate of their delicious spaghetti and meatballs.
El Camino Inn
236 South Fourth Street
El Camino offers authentic tacos, fantastic margaritas, fresh salsa and guac, and more, that you and your love will, well, love. No reservations are taken, but it's fun to hang at the bar while you wait, listening to hot tunes on vinyl. Unique tastes and sounds.
117 East Chestnut
For unique artisan pizza downtown, you will be in your Element. And if your date isn't a fan of the pie, there are delicious sandwiches, starters, salads and more.
Flatiron Bar & Diner
129 East Nationwide Boulevard
If you seek Cajun, Creole, barbecue or Low Country love, Flatiron is the place to be. They will have a special Valentine's menu available and a made in-house dessert for two. Make a reservation today.
Grass Skirt Tiki Room
105 North Grant Avenue
If you can't take your Valentine to the South Pacific this Valentine's Day, take in the flavors at Grass Skirt.
79 South Fourth Street
Hae-Paul's is offering a special Valentine's Day Wine Dinner. Reservations are limited, so make yours now. For 45.00, you can enjoy delicious food paired with special wines. You can check out the full menu on their website.
The Jury Room
22 East Mound Street
If you want your holiday held in a room with history, The Jury Room is your place. With great drinks, a yummy menu and historic ambiance, you will stay on the right side of the law and love.
50 North Third Street
For a special night out, Latitude 41 is always a fantastic choice filled with food sourced from seasonal, local fare. They are offering a special Valentine's menu as well. Heart.
240 South Fourth Street
Little Palace offers good vibes for all, with a fun atmosphere and better-than-bar-bites. From gyros to stromboli to poutine, a Canadian plate of fries, gravy and cheese curds. Trust us; try it. Valentine's, eh?
2 Miranova Place
M will make you and your love feel special, from their elegant decor full of cosmopolitan touches to their outstanding menu to their nationally recognized wine list.
229 Civic Center Drive
If you are looking for an outstanding view of our fair city plus tremendous food and drinks, Milestone 229 is your spot. They are offering a special Valentine's menu on Friday and Saturday: for 35.00 enjoy a six-ounce filet with butter poached lobster tail, Yukon Gold potato puree, and parmesan roasted broccoli and bearnaise sauce.
19 North Pearl Street
Another more casual affair, but Ringside's burgers will make your mouth melt.
122 East Main Street
Sidebar 122 offers South American-inspired small-plate dishes plus drinks reminiscent of the roaring 1920's. What more could you want?
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
73 East Gay Street
Sweet potatoes for your sweet? Tip Top's famous sweet potato fries will make him or her swoon.
Zen Cha Tea Salon
19 East Gay Street
Historically, gathering over tea has helped foster connections. Connect with your Valentine over any tea under the sun plus delicious, fresh foods.