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February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day updates -- Pazza Luna added

hsbPazza Luna is postponing its regular Monday night pasta night, and will offer a special Valentine's Day menu on Monday, February 14.

Pictured: From Dunkin' Donuts, the new Cupid's Choice heart-shaped donut, a heart-shaped yeast shell donut filled with Bavarian Kreme, topped with strawberry icing and a festive mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles. I'd like one. -- Update, Monday, Feb. 14 -- readers, I ate one!

Restaurateurs, send your restaurant's Valentine's Day offers and events to

And, civilians, post your Valentine's Day plans here, along with your past delightful experiences celebrating this most beloved of all holidays.

Here's what I have so far:

13.5% in Hampden is offering a Valentine's Day fixed-price menu on Monday, February 14-- there's a 3-course version for $55, and a 4-course option (to be shared by two) for $95. 

B, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, February 14 and serving both a fixed-price and a la carte menu.

Cinghiale is offering a $76 (or $116 with paired wines) fixed-price menu on Monday, February 14th. The full a la carte menu will be available the remainder of Valentine's Day weekend. Complimentary valet parking. Availability 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. Room is still available on Thursday, February 10 and Monday, February 14. $99 plus tax and service.

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.

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.

Da Mimmo in Little Italy is promoting a four-day Valentines weekend. Diners making reservations on S Sunday night will receive a $25 gift certificate for use on a return visit. Long-stem red roses will be presented to women diners on the 14th.

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

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.

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.

Gertrude's is running a special fixed-price Valentine's Day "Amour" dinner on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A limited edition of the regular menu will be available on Saturday and Sunday, but only the fixed-price menu will be available on Monday. A three-course menu is $49 ($42 for vegetarians) and a four-course menu is $59 ($52 for vegetarians).

Grano Chestnut (the big one) in Hampden is offering a specially created a la carte menu in addition to its regular menu on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14.

Henninger's Tavern, which is usually closed on Mondays, will be open for Valentine's Day, February 14, serving from the regular menu. Reservations accepted.

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.

Mr. Rain's Fun House is running a "Go All the Way" Valentine's Day menu, based on the classic "bases" system on Monday, February 14. The four-course menu will be available all weekend.

Mortons The Steakhouse is celebrating the four-day weekend, February 11 – 14, 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 ribeye 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.  


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 personComplimentary 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.

Petit Louis --is offering a $59 (or $89 with paired wines) fixed-price menu on Monday, February 14th. The full a la carte menu will be available the remainder of Valentine's Day weekend. Complimentary valet parking.

Rams Head Tavern Annapolis is running dinner specials from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. 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 wiil be featuring dinner specials on Monday, February 14th and half-price bottles of wine (with a purchase of an entrée for the couples) frrom 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. "Anti Valentine’s Day Party" in the Bar from 9pm-2am, along with discounts on selected spirits.
Rams Head Shore House is offering fireside dinner specials on Monday, February 14th; Cupids Stupid Party in the bar on Saturday, February 12th, 2011, 9pm-2am, along with discounts on selected spirits.

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, featuring live music and discounts on selected spirits.

Regi's American Bistro is offering half-price bottles of red wine and complimentary bittersweet chocolate bark for dessert.

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

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

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.

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

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 throughout the long Valentine's Day weekend, from February 11 through the 14.

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

Sullivan's Steakhouse is running an $89 dinner-for-two from February 11-14. Entree choices include Filet Mignon, crab-stuffed shrimp and triple-cut lamb chops.

Tapas Teatro usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, February 14 and serving its regular menu plus a few special dishes made for the occasion.

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.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:00 AM | | Comments (25)


Thanks for the excellent 30 Rock reference....I needed a giggle :)

Want sexy on Monday, Valentines Day?

Regi's in Federal Hill is doing 1/2 price bottles of Red Wine & complimentary bittersweet chocolate bark for dessert.

I haven't been to Regis' in years, how late are they open?

Billzappa, we'll be serving until 10:00 p.m.. Ask for Alan when making your reservation and I'll personaly guarantee a great nite.

wait, really $8 at Feast@4east? That doesn't sound right.

Thank you Alan!

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"

Feast@4East is 48$/pp for the four course meal. The 48 dollars also includes the 5$ corking fee.

Charleston is open on Sunday, February 13th. They are traditionally closed. The full tasting menu will be available.

I'm taking mylady to Monday Night Frazier's Wing Night. Nothing says 'I love you' like 35 cent wings and $1.50 Yuenglings.

Thirty five cent wings? $1.50 Yuenglings? Fraziers? I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love.

Is it true that Paul Lebel, who served at Roy's, will be back in town for the events?
He was not only the best waiter we have ever had world-wide; he is also a fine young man who does selfless acts for others.
He created and rode his bicycle across America. The mission is to raise money for the children of our fallen and wounded troops. I read that the first bikes are going out soon to kids in San Diego. Lebel has been living in San Diego while he does all the hard work of distributing the bicycles across our country.
I hope to see him when he is in town.
He also started, with the help of his many friends, good friends, a bunch of honest and talented people,"Charm City Summit." They all worked together to do; "Save Your Sole" dances at the Lithuanian Hall. Good time old Rock & Roll. It even had John Waters there, who digs the great sounds of our city. Waters, did Paul inspire you to do a new movie? I would use him, I have heard that he can act too.
I hope he works at Roys again. My wife and I really appreciated his expert and friendly service. He always knew what was best to dine on that particular night.

Anyone else going out over the weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day as opposed to going out on Monday night? My husband and I are planning to go out tomorrow/Friday night (since that's when we could get a babysitter) and I am wondering if we should make a reservation. I guess that would mean that we'd need to decide where we are going, too.

CKisMom--you should most definitely make a reservation, unless you plan to dine at Burger King.

Hey, CKisMom--no reservations needed (or taken) at 13.5% Wine Bar. And you can share a porterhouse for two. ;)

I have a reservation out to Mr. Rain's Funhouse Saturday night. I e-mailed the restaurant with a question and got a prompt response from the chef! I'll report back to see if they continue to impress.

After rallying in Annapolis in support of marriage equality and gender-identification non-discrimination Monday evening, my boyfriend and I are heading down the street to Henninger's. Pan-fried breaded oysters on a bed of spinach, with Pernod and fennel cream to start.... mmmmmmmmmm

I am happily married and will be cooking up something special at home for my Valentine--but if I were single and a date took me to Hooters ... well, I don't know what I would do, but it would definitely be our last date. And not just because I don't eat wings.

I'm with you, Dahlink.

Dahlink -- my thoughts exactly on Hooters!

BankStreet and Colleen--thanks for the solidarity on this issue!

Hooters for Valentines Day seems wrong on so many levels!

Or, Hal, on any day, from my perspective ...

Dahlink, no argument from me.

White Castle is also offering a Valentine's Day special. What could be more romantic, give her plastic roses, dinner at White Castle, and a romantic get-a-way at a cheap motel on Philadelphia Road. Don't forget a bottle of Thunderbird.

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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.

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