Valentine’s Day in B-N

This Valentine’s Day, show your love and appreciation for your significant other, Galentine’s Day crew, family, or friends by treating them to a delicious meal or tasty treats from our wonderful local restaurants.

We’ve rounded up the very best Valentine’s Day dining options, baked goods, sweets, and events being offered by local spots. Whether you’re looking for a swanky night out, family-friendly fare or sweet surprises, our local food community has delightful ways for you to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. Read on to discover all the details!

**We will update this information as necessary. Restaurant owners/managers, if you’d like your info added to the list, please contact us.**

Valentine's Dinners and Meals

Bakery & Pickle – Chef Blake is preparing a romantic, multi-course meal which includes 1st course–Farm Greens, roasted beets, rocotta salatta, and champagne vinaigrette, 2nd course–Beef tartare, steamed duck egg, black garlic aioli, truffled cheddar, 3rd course– Potato Ravioli, Crawfish Tails, Chorizo Beurre Blanc, Cauliflower, Chive, Pickled Celery, 4th course–braised beef cheeks, winter roots, brine ravigote, creamy grits,5th course–dessert. This Valentine’s Day menu will be available through 2/17 while supplies last. MAKE RESERVATIONS

Baxter’s American Grille – Enjoy their special Valentine’s Features with dinner offerings of Mussels, Flank Steak and Pesto Alfredo. Finish off the meal with a  Crème Brûlée Duo for a sweet finish. Plus, cheers with Chocolate Covered Cherry cocktails and more. RESERVE A TABLE

Busy Corner – Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf starting at 4 pm. Reservations available.

Carlock Family Restaurant – Enjoy their special Valentine’s menu which includes Prime Rib, Steak & Shrimp, Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo, and Chicken or Shrimp Scampi.

Horsch Radisch (Gibson City) – Valentine’s Day Dinner includes a special limited menu available 4 pm to 9 pm. RESERVE A TABLE

Jack’s Restaurant – Jack’s will have a special Valentine’s menu for you to enjoy a fabulous dinner in a romantic setting. (BYOB with no corkage fee!) For reservations, call 309-808-1138.

Lake Road Inn – Celebrate early with their Valentine’s Dinner on 2/10. Includes: French Onion Soup, Pork Potstickers, Thai Spring Rolls, Filet Mignon, Seafood Alfredo, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Spaghetti along with great wine and cocktail selections

Lil Beaver Brewery – If you’re looking for a more causal way to spend your night, Lil Beaver is offering $7 classic thin personal pizzas in the shape of a heart! Choose from cheese, pepperoni or sausage. 

Reality Bites – One night only menu with speciality cocktails, and one of a kind appetizers, entrées and desserts! Reservations only – call (309)828-1300 OR text (309)533-0324 to book.

Rob Dob’s Restaurant & Bar – Their Valentine’s Day menu is available 2/14 – 2/18 and includes choices like Surf N Turf, Roasted Prime Rib, Cod Oscar and Garlic Crusted Chicken. Finish off your meal with Chocolate for Two. VIEW MENU

Run ‘N Erin’s – $30 Dinner for Two. Enjoy 2 drinks (wine or domestic beer), 2 Fettuccini Alfredo pastas with your choice of chicken or shrimp and a Red Velvet Cake for dessert. Plus hang around for Music Bingo from 7 to 9 pm with some Valentine’s giveaways! Call (309) 585-2216 to make a reservation.

Ruth’s Garden Tea Room**February 10th at 6 pm** – $70 per couple includes a candlelit dinner, n/a beverages and a digital photo. Dinner includes appetizer plate for two, oven-baked pork chops, cris-cross roasted potatoes, ratatouille and dessert. Advance payment required with reservations by February 4th. To reserve, call (309) 527-7200.

Shake It Up Cocktail Lounge & Bar – Valentine’s Day features include Marinated Prime Rib over Orzo Pasta (with Greens and Pickled Veg) and Candied Brussels Sprouts and Bloody Mary Poached Red Snapper over Gnocchi with Sweet Potatoes.

Wesley’s Grill – Featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu including items like 24k Gold Australian Waygu, Filet Mignon, Surf & Turf and more. Taking reservations from 2 pm to 10 pm – message on Facebook or call/text 309-204-8425.


Sweet Love Creations: Valentine’s Day Cookie Artistry WorkshopWhether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, this workshop from Beyond Social and Keg Grove Brewing Company is perfect for everyone who wants to create beautiful and tasty treats for their loved ones. Ticket price includes ingredients and a Keg Grove Brewery craft beer.* GET TICKETS

Paint with Pint with your Valentine – Join Sao’s Late Night Eatery at Casper Brewing Company for a romantic night of painting! Wednesday, February 14th at 6 pm. For just $75 per couple, you’ll receive 2 canvases to unleash your creativity, along with an intimate catered meal. Indulge in 1 appetizer and two meat selections, topped off with a delicious dessert from Red Wagon Bakery and special selection drafts.

Valentine’s Day Brewery Tours at Destihl Brewery – Grab your loved one for a 60-minute guided brewery tour which gives you an intimate look at the day-to-day happenings of the brewery, followed by 4 beer tastings & a souvenir DESTIHL logo glass as a parting gift!* LEARN MORE.

*Must be 21 or over to participate.

Sweets, Treats & Fun Eats

Cookies by Design – Give the gift of cookies this Valentine’s Day! VIEW MENU

Donny B’s Gourmet Popcorn – Gift the love with a Valentine’s Day box filled with your favorite popcorn flavor or candy. VIEW GIFT BOXES.

Front Street Creamery (El Paso) – Ice cream and cake are the best way to say “I love you.” Each Heart Ice Cream Cake is 4.25 and serves approximately 2 people. ORDER NOW

Grove Street Bakery – Enjoy February flavors like Red Velvet Brioche Cinnamon Rolls (filled with a chocolate-cinnamon filling and frosted with cream cheese buttercream) and decorated sugar cookies including “Galentine’s” cookies. ORDER ONLINE.

Java Cafe (El Paso) – Brownies, chocolate-covered pretzels, macarons and more make up their Valentine’s Day special order menu.

Monical’s Pizza – Grab a heart-shaped pizza with up to 3 toppings for $18. Available Feb 9 – 14.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza – Enjoy the day at home with a “Heartbaker” pizza. Available in cheese or pepperoni for only $11.

Sugar Mama – Choose from Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Royal Iced “Conversation Heart” Cookies (available in-store only; no pre-orders), Conversation Mini Cakes, and for the person who loves everything, a Celebration box which includes an individual heart cake, cookie and cupcake! They also have a 4-pack of Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls. Contact them to pre-order and pre-pay at (309)368-1018 or submit an inquiry on their website.

The Chocolatier – Say it with chocolate! The Chocolatier has a variety of chocolate sweet treats including Chocolate Covered Strawberries by PRE-ORDER, available for Pick up Tuesday 2/13 and Wednesday 2/14 with tre-order by Saturday February 11. VIEW VALENTINE’S DAY COLLECTION

Uncle Vait’s Pizza (Lexington) – Pick up a heart-shaped pizza for your loved one…or yourself!

Taking Reservations

The following are not offering special menus or meals but reservations are encouraged to guarantee a table.

Biaggi’s – Taking reservations by phone or online.

Destihl Restaurant – Their full menu & Chef’s Features will be available for dine-in or curbside pick-up, including beer & wine to-go. Reserve a table.

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