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February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day last-minute updates

B, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, February 14 and serving both a fixed-price and a la carte menu. Still room as of 1:24.

Cinghiale is offering a $76 (or $116 with paired wines) fixed-price menu on Monday, February 14th. Complimentary valet parking. Availability tonight at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 (in the Enoteca) and 9 p.m. (in the bar)

Charleston is offering a $109 (or $159 with paired wines) fixed-price menu on Monday, February 14th.Complimentary valet parking. Openings after 9 p.m. or 8:30 at the bar.

Chef's Expressions at the Gramercy Mansion is hosting a Romance With Bubbles Wine Dinner on Valentine's weekend. $99 plus tax and service. Still openings as of 1:26 p.m.

Clementine, typically closed on Monday, is opening its doors on February 14, and will be serving a special a la carte Valentine's Day menu. Message promises a call-back

Crush is is offering a $50 3 course fixed-price menu at $50 for Valentine's day. There also will be a limited a la carte menu available to diners. Extremely limited availability.

Da Mimmo  Long-stem red roses will be presented to women diners on the 14th. Still good availability.

The Falls in Mt. Washington is offering a fixed-price four-course Valentine's Day menu -- $75 includes a bottle of wine. Still good availability.

Feast @ 4 East -- The Mt. Vernon restaurant is not usually open on Monday nights, but it will be on February 14, with a special $48 four-course menu, featuring roast ducking, wild rockfish and bison tenderloin among other entree choices. Feast @ 4 East is BYOB. Completely booked.

Frank & Nic's West End Grille is taking reservations for its romantic, candle-lit Valentines Day dinner, which will feature a $35 three-course menu. Complimentary glass of sparkling wine included. Still good availability.

Gertrude's is running a special fixed-price Valentine's Day "Amour" dinner on Monday. A three-course menu is $49 ($42 for vegetarians) and a four-course menu is $59 ($52 for vegetarians). Still early (5:30 p.m.) and later (8:30 p.m.) availability.

Grano Chestnut (the big one) in Hampden is offering a specially created a la carte menu in addition to its regular menu on Monday, February 14. Good availability

Kooper's Tavern has come up with a special three-course Valentine menu for the long weekend. Depending on the entree ordered, the fixed price ranges from $29 to $49. Good availability.

Mortons The Steakhouse is celebrating with a special three-course menu for two, as well as a Valentine’s Day cocktail, The Red Velvet. The menu for two consists of a choice of two salads; two single-cut filets (or upgrade to a double cut filet Mignon, prime rib eye steak, or single cut prime New York strip for an additional cost); choice of two seafood options (Morton’s jumbo lump crab cake, colossal shrimp Alexander, broiled sea scallops, or chicken Christopher); two side dishes; and two desserts for $109.99. Tables available at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. (PERFECT phone manners!!!)


Pazo will have its full menu available along with two fixed price menus "created especially for the romantic." The special options are available for $35 and $55 per person. Complimentary valet parking is available to every guest. Availability at 5 and 10:30 p.m.

Pazza Luna is postponing its regular Monday night pasta night for a fixed-price Valentine's Day menu on Monday, February 14. Booked!

Rams Head Tavern Annapolis is running dinner specials tonight. Spaces are filling up. An "Anti-Valentine's Day" party in the pub, on Monday, February 14, will feature fortune telling from 8 to 10 p.m., along with discounts on selected spirits. 

Rams Head Roadhouse will be featuring dinner specials on Monday, February 14th and half-price bottles of wine (with a purchase of an entrée for the couples) from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. "Anti Valentine’s Day Party" in the Bar from 9pm-2am, along with discounts on selected spirits. Filling up fast.
Rams Head Shore House is offering fireside dinner specials on Monday, February 14th

Rams Head Tavern Savage is running dinner specials on Monday, February 14th, and an Anti-Valentine's Day party in the RATH on the same night

Regi's American Bistro is offering half-price bottles of red wine and complimentary bittersweet chocolate bark for dessert. Availability after 8:30 p.m.

Roy's will be offering a fixed-price option on Valentine's Day, with prices depending on the entree selected. Fully booked!

The Prime Rib is business as usual over the four-day weekend, with live music and free valet parking. Fully booked!

The Rumor Mill in Ellicott City, usually closed on Monday, will be open on February 14 and will be running Valentine's Day specials throughout the four-day weekend.

Rusty Scupper -- Taking reservations for tonight via phone or web.

Ruth's Chris Steak House, at all of its area locations, is running a special Valentine's Day menu. Diners can put together their own meal (entree, soup or salad, and potato or vegetable), with prices ranging, depending on the entree, from $44.95 to $82.95. Availability very early (around 4 p.m.) and relatively late (after 9:30 p.m.) at all area restaurants.

Ryleigh's Oyster is offering a menu of $7 Chef's "Secret" Small Plates, featuring a dozen or so aphrodisical ingredients, along with $20 Domaine Chandon splits.

Slainte has come up with a special a la carte Valentine's Day menu that it will be running over the four-day weekend. Good availability.

Sullivan's Steakhouse is running an $89 dinner-for-two from 14. Entree choices include filet Mignon, crab-stuffed shrimp and triple-cut lamb chops. Availability before 5:30 or after 10 p.m. Lounge seating, with full menu, first-come, first served. Great phone manners!

Waterstone Bar & Grill in Mt. Vernon will be offering a $42 four-course menu, heavy on Greek specialties. Wine pairings are available for $25 extra. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Wild Orchid Cafe in Annapolis is offering a $65 four-course fixed price menu. 

The Wine Market is offering a four-course, $49 per person menu for Valentine's Day, with optional wine pairings for an additional $28 per person. At 1:30 p.m. there was one table for four left. Chris Spann said he'd be willing to give it to a deuce.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 1:18 PM | | Comments (2)


Richard, that was SO nice of you to call around for availability. I can't tell you how helpful that is. The BF and I are actually going to Joss tonight. Not sure if they have a special menu, but we really love the Annapolis location and have been to the Baltimore space once before and really enjoyed it. Thanks again for all your efforts!

I agree with Liz. What a service you are providing!

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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