The best eats for you and your sweetie on Valentine’s Day

Mr Mesero

This hip restaurant is nestled in Uptown. Killer chips and salsa and a gorgeous patio are perfect for a romantic brunch. Whether you’re looking dreamily at your date or people-watching the bustling neighborhood, you’ll definitely enjoy the view.


Posh seafood and a glam interior make Abacus shine. It’s on the pricey side, but the beautifully presented fish and sushi are worth it. Their featured Valentine’s dessert? “Bada Bing Cherry Mousse Bombe”. Sounds good to me.

Courtesy of Abacus.


For a romantic dessert, swing by Toulouse. The French bistro serves powdery soft beignets, chocolate souffles, and creamy profiteroles.The best part? Desserts are topped with fireworks. Nothing says “I love you” like fireworks.

Sangria tapas y bar

For a fun dinner date, fill up on shared tapas, from sliders to calamari, all with a Latin vibe. Also, Sangria is true to its name– their signature drink is worth making the trip. If you leave having only had sangria, you’ll still leave happy.

The Melting Pot

While fondue might seem cliché for a romantic dinner, you won’t mind your lack of originality when you’re covering strawberries and cake with dark chocolate. Or bread in gooey cheese. Or chicken in sauce. You get the idea.


Carbone’s is a hidden gem. It’s a restaurant and Italian deli in one, and the white-tableclothed tables sandwiched in the corner are oddly romantic. The meatballs alone will make your Valentine’s Day. I promise.

Eno’s Pizza Tavern

Courtesy of Eno’s Pizza Tavern.

Bishop Art’s strung lights and cobblestones make it a swoon-worthy neghborhood. Window shop and stroll around before heading to Eno’s. Their pizzas are artisanal and crunchy. And you’ll get bonus points for being so hip.


If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, take yourself to Gloria’s and indulge in some of the best Mexican around. Order a tamale. Or enchiladas verdes. Or both. You deserve it.


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