Best Valentine’s Day 2013 Restaurant Specials In Houston

February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

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There are few places in the United States with so many places to choose from to dine out on Valentine’s Day as Houston. Making your choice may be based on budget, menu, location or romance. Where are some of the best Valentine’s 2013 restaurant specials in Houston?

Mark’s American Cuisine
1658 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-3800
www.marks1658.comPrice: $48.95/ person/  lunch; $80.95/ person/ dinner

Golden ceilings, hand painted deco walls and candlelight create one of the most romantic dining atmospheres in Houston. Mark’s American Cuisine is located in a historic church and provides intimate table seating as well as private dining and group rooms. Each of day’s special prix fixe menu is listed on the restaurant’s website as well as a full listing of menu and wine choices. The menu selections are as varied as the “Great American Melting Pot,” which including tastes and flavors from around the world. Mark’s Valentine’s Day menu offers a three-course lunch or dinner menu, with a number of different selections to choose from your starter, entrée and dessert.  Reservations are required for both Valentine’s Day and everyday dining.

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51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge
5115 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 963-8067
www.51fifteen.comPrice: $75

This five-star restaurant located on the second floor of SAKS Fifth Avenue in Houston’s popular shopping and dining Galleria is home to one of Houston’s top chefs, Pedro Silva.  Whether it is a power lunch you are looking for or a romantic dining experience, 51Fifteen offers both.  One key feature is the world fusion cuisine offered, but the presentation of the food will compete with the 40 ft. rose sculptured wall, which lights up with pale to vibrant to neutral colors tipped with gold and silver accents. A sexy, sleek lounge atmosphere takes over at night. Make your reservations early when planning your Valentine’s Day dining at this restaurant and look for your Valentine’s Day dinner menu selection to include a glass of champagne.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
9730 Cypresswood Dr.
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 970-5999

Prices:  $59.95 for reservations 5:30 and earlier and $74.95 after 5:30 p.m.Contemporary decor and dining are a given at one the Houston’s most popular, upscale steakhouses, with multiple locations in the Houston area. Patrons rave about the service and large portion sizes (not to mention the delicious food). You will not find their everyday menu available on Valentine’s Day, but a very special three-course meal is planned.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 961-2700
www.maggianos.comDining is divine at Maggiano’s, with romance, wine and Italian-American cuisine. Come as you are to be served an authentic chef-prepared meal at your table or place your order for a romantic dinner at home with the restaurant’s carry out service. Pastas (made from scratch daily), salads, steaks, seafood and chef’s specialties are all on the menu for Valentine’s Day.


2003 Lexington St.
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 649-4636

Price: $75/coupleIn ancient times, ambrosia was the “nectar of the Gods.” There are many that would say that the Asian fusion menu and décor at Ambrosia is just that. On Valentine’s Day diners, will be treated to a set table of fabulous fusion Chef’s selections. Your menu includes one complimentary glass of house wine. Two seating’s are available at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at

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