CINCINNATI -- What are you doing to celebrate Valentine's Day? No pressure, but you're living in or near one of the most romantic cities in the United States.
You read that right: Cincinnati was rated the eighth most romantic city in the country this year by Amazon.com.
In order to ensure you and your significant other have a Danielle Steele novel-inspired good time, we've put together a list of romantic Tri-State dinner venues and deals to make your V-Day perfect.
Best places to grab a romantic dinner, in alphabetical order:
Bella Luna — From Feb. 11 to 16, couples can enjoy a three-course dinner for only $50 at Bella Luna. INFO: 4632 Eastern Ave., East End, 513-871-5862, bellalunacincy.com.
Bistro Grace — Get a three-course surf and turf dinner for $29.95 at Bistro Grace in Northside. It includes a hangar steak and scallops with brown butter hollandaise. INFO: 4034 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-541-9600, bistrograce.com.
The Blue Wisp Restaurant & Jazz Club — Enjoy a Valentine’s dinner with music by jazz singer Samantha Carlson at the Blue Wisp Restaurant & Jazz Club in downtown Cincinnati. For $99, entrées include prime rib, Cornish hen or salmon, dessert and half-off bottles of wine. INFO: 700 Race St., Downtown, 513-241-9477, thebluewisp.com.
Boi Na Braza — From Feb. 14 to 16, enjoy a gourmet salad bar, 16 cuts of meat, a selection of desserts, coffee and a champagne toast for $55.95 per person. INFO: 441 Vine St., in the Carew Tower, 513-421-7111, www.boinabraza.com.
Brown Dog Café — Indulge in a four-course dinner with appetizer, soup, salad and entrée for $56.95. If you’re seated by 5:30 p.m., it’s only $48.95. INFO: 5893 Pfieffer Road, Blue Ash, 513-794-1610, browndogcafe.com.
Buca di Beppo — Double dating? Get a feast for four, with salad, entrée, pasta and desert for $59.80 through Feb. 16. INFO: 2635 Edmondson Road, Rookwood Commons, 513-396-7673, bucadibeppo.com.
Cincinnati Dinner Train — Beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 6 p.m. Feb. 15, take a romantic four-course train ride while relaxing to the music of the 1940s. Every woman receives a commemorative rose. Tickets begin at $79.95 per person. Private car upgrades are available. INFO: 11013 Kenwood Road, Madisonville, 513-791-7245, cincinnatidinnertrain.com.
CRAVE Restaurant — Get a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe four-course menu for two from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 for $89 per couple. INFO: 175 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks, Downtown, 513-241-8600, cravcincinnati.com.
Grandview Tavern & Grille — Peruse a Valentine's Day menu with twin lobster tails, surf & turf, sea bass and complimentary chocolate-dipped strawberries. Also enjoy live music by Triage. INFO: 2220 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, Ky., 859-341-8439, grandviewtaverngrille.com.
Metropole — Enjoy Chef Michael Paley's farm-to-fireplace four-course table d'hôte menu. And if you’re popping the questions, 21C Museum Hotel has a special engagement package. INFO: 609 Walnut St., 513-578-6660, www.metropoleonwalnut.com.
Mokka and the Sunset Bar & Grill — Mokka is offering its "steak special" as well as a Mahi and a veggie pasta special. Each couple gets a free dessert to share. INFO: 500 Monmouth, Newport, KY, 41071, 859-581-3700, www.mokkasunset.com
Morton's The Steakhouse — “Dine your heart out” at Morton’s with steak and lobster tail for $55 from Feb. 13 to 16. INFO: 441 Vine St., Carew Tower, Downtown, 513-621-3111, mortons.com/cincinnati.
Nicholson's Tavern & Pub — Nicholson’s has a regular menu and a prix fixe Valentine’s three-course meal for $24.95. INFO: 625 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-564-9111, nicholsonspub.com.
Pompilios — From Feb. 14 to 16, enjoy live music and a special menu that includes fried eggplant caprese, chianti braised pork cannelloni and deep fried cannolis. INFO: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY, 859-581-3065, pompiliosrestaurant.com
Rail House — Grab a Valentine’s Day four-course prix fixe dinner for two (fillets and lobster tails with two sides) for $79.95. INFO: 40 Village Square, Glendale, 513-772-3333, railhouse1854.com.
Red Roost Tavern — Red Roost offers a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner including grilled beef tenderloin, asparagus, lobster soup, decadent chocolate cake and more for $70 per person. INFO: 151 W. Fifth St., Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown, 513-579-1234, cincinnati.hyatt.com.
Relish Modern Tapas — From Feb 14 to 16, relish in a four-course dinner from chef Robert with optional wine pairing for $40 per person and $20 for wine. INFO: 5947 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, 513-204-6925, relishmoderntapas.com.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse — Wine and dine your sweetheart with filet and lobster for $47.95 per person from Feb. 13-16. Ruth’s Chris will be open at 5 p.m. on Valentine's Day. INFO: 100 East Freedom Way at The Banks, www.ruthschris.com, 513-381-0491.
The Summit — For $45, enjoy several items on a three-course menu, a full bar, wine pairings and an award-winning Manhattan. INFO: 3520 Central Parkway, the Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati State campus, Clifton, midwestculinary.com.
Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant — From Feb. 13 to 16, get one dozen fresh-shucked oysters, two entrée choices, soup or salad, chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert and a bottle of wine to share – plus a half-hour carriage ride – for $115 per couple. INFO: 1000 Elm St., Downtown, 513-421-0110, washingtonplatform.com.
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