Valentine’s Day dining

You can’t go wrong with a classic. A romantic meal out is sure to impress your sweetie, no matter what. Take a look at some great specials going on around town during Valentine’s weekend.

You can’t go wrong with a classic. A romantic meal out is sure to impress your sweetie, no matter what. Take a look at some great specials going on around town during Valentine’s weekend.

Please note: As Valentine’s Day gets closer (and restaurants decided what they’ll be doing to celebrate), we’ll be continually adding to this list. Make sure to keep checking back!

Amici Ristorante

Stop by on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to choose from lots of delicious specials (on top of their regular menu).

Location: 3343 W. Cary Street
Contact: 804-353-4700


Enjoy the musical stylings of Cherry Bomb on February 11, David Schultz & The Skyline, The Great White Jenkins, and Pepi Ginsberg on February 12, or stop by for DJ Pari’s Soul Party on February 13. They’ll also be doing a special menu on Valentine’s Day and taking reservations for any size party on Sunday.

Location: 203 N. Lombardy Street
Contact: 804-355-3008

Cafe Rustica

Enjoy a three-course meal for $30. $30! That’s, like, nothing. And they were very quick to tell me that they are, in fact, taking reservations for this one.

Location: 414 E. Main Street
Contact: 804-225-8811

Cous Cous

Although they’re usually closed on Sunday, Cous Cous will be open so you can share some tapas with your loved ones. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 10:30, and the bar will be open until 2am.

Location: 900 W. Franklin Street
Contact: 804-358-0868

Hanover Tavern Restaurant & Pub

Hanover Tavern Restaurant and Pub is serving a five course meal with a complimentary champagne toas at just $55 per person. Dine in theirr romantic and rustic Montgomery Room, their elegant and classy veranda, or sit with history in any of our other rooms once frequented by Patrick Henry, George Washington, and many others. Their Valentine’s Menu (seen here) is available Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 starting at 5pm. Call for reservations or seating details.

Location: 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Contact: 804-537-5250

The Hard Shell

Look for extended hours over Valentine’s Day weekend with brunch scheduled from 11:30am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 10pm. Chef specials will abound.

Location: 1411 E. Cary Street
Contact: 804-643-2333

The Hill Cafe

Choose from their regular (delicious) selections or partake in a special chef’s menu just for Valentine’s Day, including appetizers, entrees, and desserts created just for the occasion.

Location: 2800 E. Broad Street
Contact: 804-648-0360


Julep’s is usually closed on Sundays, but they will open their doors for the special day. The evening will feature a new menu from their new chef, along with a fireplace and candlelight to set the mood. And (how cute is this?) every guest receives a rose.

Location: 1719 E. Franklin Street
Contact: 804-377-3968

The Melting Pot

Partake in some fondue fun with The Melting Pot’s special Valentine’s menu running from Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15. Couples can dine for $140 on Friday and Monday and $150 on Saturday and Sunday. They’re also offering a double-date option: $120 per couple on Friday and Monday, $130 per couple on Saturday and Sunday. AND you’ll get a free frame photograph, a “love quiz,” and a rose.

Location: 9704 Gayton Road
Contact: 804-741-3120

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Because nothing says “love” like steak. Or perhaps a steak and seafood dinner for two for $99, or a steak a lobster combo for $79 per person.

Location: 111 Virginia Street
Contact: 804-648-1662


Enjoy a special Valentine’s dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings AND a Valentine’s brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Special values are promised!

Location: 6229A River Road
Contact: 804-288-7482

Rowland Fine Dining

Enjoy a three-course, pre-fixed meal for just $120 per couple.

Location: 2132 W. Main Street
Contact: 804-257-9885

Ruth Chris

They have extended hours for Valentine’s Day weekend and a “Love at First Sight” Wine Dinner on Friday February 3 at 6:30pm for $55 per person. Includes a four-course meal in which wine is paired with chocolate-inspired dishes.

Location: 11500 W. Huguenot Road
Contact: 804-378-0600


Get this: one appetizer, one salad, one pizza, and one dessert for $29.95. Cozy, delicious, and not likely to break the bank.

Location: 7 N. 23rd Street
Contact: 804-788-7077

Strawberry Street Cafe

Enjoy a three-course meal for two for only $49.95!

Location: 421 Strawberry Street
Contact: 804-353-6860

The Tobacco Company

The Tobacco Company and The Berkeley Hotel are teaming up to bring you one heck of an evening. For $249, indulge champagne and truffles in your guestroom, a three-course dinner for two at The Tobacco Company, and a complimentary breakfast the next morning at The Berkeley.

Location: 1200 E. Cary Street & 1201 E. Cary Street (They’re right across the street!)
Contact: 804-780-1300

The Tea House at Lewis Ginter

For $40 per person (includes garden admission), treat your lady or gent to brunch or dinner at one of Richmond’s most beautiful spots. The Garden’s Conservatory will also be open in the evenings for before or after dinner strolls. Reservations available for both Saturday and Sunday.

Location: 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Contact: 804-262-9887

Don’t see anything you like? Check out our Eats directory for more on restaurants around Richmond.

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