Where to Eat in Lexington, Kentucky for Valentine’s Day

Two wine glasses clinking over a candlelight dinner

It’s almost that time of year – Valentine’s Day aka the day of love! Lexington has so many amazing restaurants throughout the city, so why not eat some delicious, yummy food and at the same time support a local business?!?

The other day, I made a list of “Thing to Do in Lexington, Kentucky for Valentine’s Day,” which included about 40 events that you could take part in, whether you are single, married, dating, or have kids.

This particular list here is all about the food! I wanted to give y’all some ideas on where to celebrate for dinner. I’ve included a description about each restaurant, as well as their regular menu and/or special Valentine’s Day menu.

As always, remember that Valentine’s Day is a busy time (only seven days until the big day!), so be sure to make reservations ahead of time! Something also important to remember is that some restaurants will have their regular menus available, while others will have a special prix fixe available for that day only. Lastly, some restaurants may be even running their special menus throughout the weekend!

Where to Eat in Lexington, Kentucky for Valentine’s Day

 

1. Valentine’s Dinner at Oscar Diggs

Come out to Oscar Diggs for a special Valentines day dinner. They will be offering a three course optional dinner menu for two. Dinner will be served at 6pm and 7:30pm on Thursday the 14th. There will be one seating at 7pm on Friday the 15th. Each time slot will be limited to ten couples per time slot. Cost is $85 per couple. Reservations can be made HERE. Tickets will include all three courses and a rooster beer (if of age) and table side service for the evening. See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 and Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Time: Thursday at 6pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 7pm (Be sure to make reservations!)

 

2. Valentine’s Day Sweet Deal at Drake’s

No Valentine’s Day reservations? No problem! Two can dine for $35 at Drake’s on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy two entrees, an appetizer and dessert to share and two glasses of champagne for a Valentine’s toast. Valentine’s Day menu can be seen HERE (Standard menu is also available).

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 11am to 11pm

 

3. Valentine’s Day at Louie’s Wine Dive & Chevy Chase Kitchen

Celebrate Valentine’s in style with wine and the latest specials from their award-winning chefs! You can call them at 859-523-7900 for reservations or you can make reservations online through OpenTable.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 4pm to 11pm

 

4. Valentine’s at the West Sixth Greenroom

Join us at the West Sixth Greenroom in Downtown Lexington after your dinner plans for Valentine’s Day! Like last year, we’ll have beer & dessert packages to share — with tasty creations from our friends next door at Sunrise Bakery! Grab your loved one, BFF, Mom, or whoever ya LOVE and join us for a cozy Valentine’s day dessert! 

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 7:30pm to 10pm

Each ticket ($30) covers two guests and includes:

  • 6 total beer samples (3 for each person) paired with a dessert tray to share – slice of delicious Sunrise Bakery cheesecake, cookie trio, Taza chocolate disk (wrapped if you want to take home!) & fresh fruit. Tickets available: HERE.

Cru Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm's Valentine's Day menu

5. Valentine’s Day at CRU Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm

CRU Chefs have crafted a menu to help you reminisce the special moments in your love story.  This Wine, Dine & Be Mine experience is $55 per guest.  There will be special Chef’s Valentine’s features offered on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th as well.  Be sure to make your reservations early because they fill up fast.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

6. Valentine’s Dinner at Hayden’s Stockyard Eatery

Enjoy a five course Valentine’s Dinner brought to you by Hayden’s Stockyard Eatery and the team of DaRae & Friends Catering. They are offering two tops, four tops and community table seating options for the evening to be enjoyed by couples, double dates, and larger groups of friends at our community tables. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm or 8pm to 10pm

 

7. Valentine’s Day Night Out at Fusion Brewing

Forget to make those Valentine’s day dinner reservations? Need a last minute thing that doesn’t feel “last minute”? Single and just want a cool night out with great drinks and grub? Don’t feel like paying over $100 for a Valentine’s day meal “special?” Come out on Thursday, February 14th on Valentine’s Day for a night of authentic Cuban food and local craft beer at Fusion Brewery. No reservations or tickets needed. First come, first serve.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

8. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Alfafa

Impress that special someone in your life by booking a table for a romantic dinner at Alfalfa.
Eat your heart out with their special Valentine’s day menu. Enjoy your delicious meal while artist, Armand Napier, does live paintings and listening to soft jazz music. Reserve your table today by calling 859-253-0014. See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm to 9pm

 

9. Valentine’s Day at The Blue Heron Steakhouse

The Blue Heron is offering a delectable Prix Fixe Menu for Valentine’s Day for $75.00 per person. Come celebrate with us! *Please note, they are serving their Prix Fixe Menu only on Valentine’s Day and not the regular menu. See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

10. Valentine’s Dinner at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar

Come out to J. Render’s Valentine’s Dinner with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day! They will have the perfect mood music from Carrie Johnson and Taylor Hampton Acoustic Duo. 3 Course Dinner for Two for $60. See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

11. Valentine’s Day at bd’s Mongolian Grill

Bring in your bowlmate to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Offer begins Thursday, February 14 at 4pm and runs through Sunday, February 17 at close. They strongly recommend making a reservation. For the Hamburg location, please call (859) 264-0686. For the Larkin Road location, please call (859) 309-3201

  • Date: Thursday, February 14 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • Time: 4pm on Thursday, February 14 to 10pm on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Two can dine for $35 offer includes:

  • Unlimited soup
  • Unlimited Salad
  • Unlimited Stir-fry
  • Shareable Sweetheart Sundae
    ***tax and gratuity not included

 

12. Valentine’s Apératif Dinatoire at Martine’s Pastries

L’apéritif Dinatoire is a French light bites dinner ritual combining drinks, food, friends and loved ones. Menu and Prix fixe table for two $50 per couple. A romantic Martine’s evening of celebrating and conviviality for all. The price includes for each couple, two French blanc de blanc sparkling splits, fromage et charcuterie to share, an herb roasted veggie, and brie and Browning’s country ham flatbread pair, et bien sûr Martine’s desserts! Assortment of (you guessed it) pistachio and chocolate, mini cannolis, truffles and dipped strawberries. Tables and seating are intimate upstairs, or downstairs lively by the bar, and are reserved via deposit. Please call (859) 231-9110 and ask for Chelsea who will take the reservation and confirm your arrangements.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Valentine's Day 2019 menu for Pasta Garage in Lexington, Kentucky

13. Valentine’s Day at Pasta Garage

Did you miss out on the chocolate lasagna last year?? It’ll be back for Valentine’s Day! They will only be taking reservations for 3 seatings; 5pm – 6:30pm, 6:30pm – 8pm, and 8pm- 9:30pm. They only have a limited amount of space, so call to reserve your spot today!

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 6:30pm, 6:30pm to 8pm, and 8pm to 9:30pm

 

14.  Valentine’s Day at Jean Farris Winery

Jean Farris is a restaurant, winery, vineyard, and farm all working in unison to serve you the freshest, healthiest, and most delicious food possible. Much of the food that they serve is grown on their own farm and everything is made from scratch. See Valentine’s Day menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: Call for reservations

 

15. Valentine’s Day at Merrick Inn

The Merrick Inn was built before the Civil War and completely remodeled in 1936 by the Cal Milam family. The Merrick Inn served as the manor house for one of Lexington’s finest horse farms. It has been owned and operated by the Murray family for nearly 40 years.  Offering the finest in traditional southern dining and innovative specials. See Valentine’s Day menu: HERE. Please call 859-269-5417 to make a reservation.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 4pm to 11pm

 

16. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dudley’s on Short

Dudley’s on Short has been a Lexington staple and culinary trailblazer since 1981. They prioritize local foods, preparing the finest ingredients simply and with exceptional hospitality. The readers of Southern Living voted Dudley’s on Short “The Best Restaurants in Every Southern State in 2017. For Valentine’s Day, you can get three courses for $70. See Valentine’s Day menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: Call for reservations

 

17. Spoil your sweetie this Valentine’s Day at Lockbox

Spend quality time with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day (or weekend!) amongst the art of today while indulging in a meal at Lockbox. Swoon over their special three-course dinner menu with dishes like Pan Roasted Scallops with winter squash and Cast Iron Hog Chop with Tuscan kale, available Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17. Their regular menu with all of our Lockbox favorites will also be available. Call 859-899-6860 for reservations. Three-courses, $55-$65 per person. See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm to 10pm

 

18. Valentine’s Day at AZUR

AZUR restaurant & patio is an innovative restaurant that offers truly unique cuisine, excellent service and European ambiance. They pride ourselves as being different by serving the freshest food with the highest quality ingredients (local whenever possible). AZUR Restaurant & Patio is a local, independent restaurant established in 2004. They wanted to bring a level of cuisine that most thought was only available in major markets. AZUR offers dishes composed of local meats, vegetables and produce whenever possible and is a member of Kentucky Proud. See regular menu: HEREDetails about Valentine’s Day: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

19. Special Private Selection Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Dishes at Carson’s

Carson’s Food & Drink represents rustic refinement in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. You will feel at home the moment you step inside our doors. With their unique decor, using leather, wood, brick, and over-sized chandeliers balanced with industrial materials combined with our amazing food and perfectly prepared cocktails you’re sure to become a regular. See regular menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 to Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: Call for reservations

Some of the dishes include:

  • Maker’s New York Strip: grilled and served with their Maker’s Mark® Private Selection Bourbon garlic and mushroom sauce, with yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, and haricots verts • served with your choice of soup or salad $36
  • Grilled Salmon & Shrimp Creole: grilled salmon on smoked gouda grits, sautéed shrimp with truffle butter, in their Maker’s Mark® Private Selection Bourbon creole reduction $29
  • Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding: with sautéed bananas in their Maker’s Mark® Private Selection Bourbon and banana liquor caramel sauce and whipped cream and powdered sugar $7

 

20. Valentine’s Day at OBC Kitchen

OBC Kitchen is a local, chef-driven restaurant that uses high quality, distinctive ingredients to create some of the best artisanal cuisine in town. See Valentine’s Day features: HERE. See regular menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Time: Be sure to make reservations!

 

21. Valentine’s Day at Malone’s

Named one of the Great Steak Houses of North America, Malone’s is Lexington’s premier steakhouse. Less than two percent of beef processed in the world is rated as “prime beef.” Malone’s is pleased to offer the widest selection of fresh, hand-cut USDA Prime steaks. Malone’s is the perfect destination for lunch or dinner with family and friends, professional meetings, and celebrations. Malone’s has been celebrating meals and milestones since 1998. See Valentine’s Day features: HERE. See regular menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Time: Be sure to make reservations!

 

22. Valentine’s Champagne Dinner at The Kentucky Castle (located in Versailles)

Celebrate your valentine with a memorable evening at The Kentucky Castle. Time your arrival with a Kentucky sunset from the Castle rooftop at 6:20pm. As you arrive, complimentary valet service will be available at the front door of the Castle, followed with a glass of champagne upon arrival. A four-course meal prepared by our award-winning chef will be served in the Grand Ballroom at 6:30pm with a guided sparkling wine tasting. Enjoy live music from concert pianist Aaron Nathaniel Orin, social seating, and a memorable Valentine’s Day at The Kentucky Castle! Event is for guests 21 years and older. See more details and menu and purchase tickets: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: Between 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Be sure to make reservations!)

 

23. Woodford Reserve Feast of Saint Valentine at Woodford Reserve (located in Versailles, Kentucky)

They are all about sharing the love at Woodford Reserve – the love of food and the love of bourbon!  Bring your special someone and celebrate this Valentine’s Day.  This enchanting evening will feature distillery tours, a beautiful four-course plated meal, paired cocktails and live music. Make reservations: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9:30pm

Menu:

  • First Course: Oysters on the half shell with Barrel Smoked Sea Salt and Woodford Reserve Mignonette
  • Second Course: Fresh salad of Woodford County winter greens, mission fig, capriole, shaved truffle, and champagne vinaigrette
  • Third Course: Frenched and grilled lamb chop served with a chive and cheese grit souffle along with sorghum buttered carrots, plum jam, and spicy chili oil
  • Fourth Course: Chocolate Three Ways – Rye Mexican hot chocolate, Double Oaked Chocolate Mousse and Gianduia Chocolate Truffle

 

24. Valentine’s Day Soiree with Minton’s and The Vault (201 East Main Street, Georgetown, Kentucky)

Come eat at Minton’s for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy their four course pre fixe menu. Call 859-948-1874 for reservations. If you would like to purchase tickets directly call. Champagne is included. Bottles of wine & cocktails will be available for purchase. There will be music and dancing. Your reservation is for a 2 hour time period only. Thank You VIP Tickets are available. Eat inside the actual bank vault as well as get a bottle of champagne. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 11pm (Be sure to make reservations!)

 

25. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Country Boy Brewing (located in Georgetown, Kentucky)

Country Boy’s 7 Year Anniversary starts in Georgetown with the Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14! Come out for a night of delicious food from The Kitchen at Country Boy Brewing! They also will have our regular menu but it will be limited. Come spend a romantic evening at The Kitchen and Georgetown Taproom! See menu: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm

 

 

I’ll be sure to update this list as I find out about more Valentine’s Day specific menus!

 

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