Frankly, going out to eat on Valentine's Day is for amateurs. The prices are jacked up, the service and food are often subpar (restaurants typically cram in as many covers as they can), and it all tends to feel forced. Instead, do as we do, and book a table somewhere special for a few days before or after, and dine in on the actual date. This menu will give you the luxe restaurant feel at home, with minimum stress (much of the work is or can be done ahead of time), so you can actually enjoy an evening with your loved one.
A Restaurant-Worthy Valentine's Day Menu You Can Make at Home