Valentine’s Day is many things – gimmicky, sweet, cheesy, romantic, and in some cases, dreaded (for many reasons).  I think of it as significant other appreciation day.   Yes, you should appreciate each other year around, but this a good time to do something out of the ordinary and shake it up a little.  If V-day falls into the “dreaded” category for you, then fear not!  We are here to help.

Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, Facebook

Depending on what vibe you are going for this Valentine’s Day, we have different suggestions for where to go this February 14th.  Be sure to look into reservations!

If you want to impress with something upscale…
La Table Château.  Any nice steakhouse.  One Fifth.

La Table Château

La Table Château, Facebook

If you want to impress with something new and cool…
Doris Metropolitan.  Emmaline. Riel.

Doris Metropolitan

Doris Metropolitan, Facebook

If you want something romantic with a beautiful setting…
Rainbow Lodge.  Brenner’s on the Bayou.  Brennan’s.

Rainbow Lodge, Facebook

If you want something intimate…
Just Dinner.  Momo Food and Wine. Da Marco. Nancy’s Hustle. Roost.

Roost Houston

Roost, Facebook

If you want something sleek and sexy….
MF Sushi.  Radio Milano. 13 Celsius.

13 Celsius Houston

13 Celsius, Facebook

If you want to keep it light and fun…
Goode Co Taqueria. Good Dog.  Lee’s Chicken and Donuts. Melange Creperie.

Good Dog Hot Dogs Houston

Good Dog Montrose, Facebook

If you want some combination of a lot of all those things…
North Italia. Southern Goods. Down House.

Down House Houston

Down House, Facebook

If you want to grab drinks…
Camerata at Pauli’s.  Boheme. Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge.

Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar, Facebook

If you want something unique to you…
Go to you and your S.O.’s favorite local spot, but order something additional that you don’t normally get (different appetizers, desserts, etc.) to step it up a notch.  First date locations also work VERY well for this. Focus on the sentimental; the setting is not as important as the time and memories the two of you have together, and the experience can still be memorable and special.

If you are single (holla)….
Gather your friends, and go get some wine (or beer) and pizza! Refer to our list of recommended pizza places.

Cane Rosso, Facebook

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