Where to Eat and What to Do for Valentine’s Day in Utah • Salt Lake Magazine
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, as if those plans had to be made yesterday. It’s not too late, however, to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration for you and your plus one. We’ve got you covered with these favorite northern Utah restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day cuisine, whether you’re looking for an upscale three-course meal or a quick dessert. Plus, get creative with our unique vacation date ideas. (PS: If you find that these reservation slots from 14and are all filled in, don’t worry! Many of these offers extend a few days before and after Valentine’s Day.)
Dinner and Dessert
Gray Cliff Lodge
the Gray Cliff Lodge restaurant, nestled in Ogden Canyon, is a cozy and quaint eatery where patrons can enjoy a four-course meal – each entree is always served with a fruit bowl or tomato juice, green salad or homemade soup, apples of land or rice, fresh rolls and cinnamon buns and a homemade dessert. We recommend the local fresh trout for dinner and the oatmeal pie for dessert. It’s a cozy dinner for two. Just down the road in the same canyon is the Alaska Inn, where you and your sweetheart can enjoy a romantic night in with breakfast delivered to your room or cabin in the morning. And there are of course many ski resorts nearby.
508 Ogden Canyon, Ogden, 801-392-6775
Frank’s is offering a 5-course prix fixe meal plus dessert on February 13 and 14, including dishes such as lobster, sunflower root lasagna and ribs. Prices are set at $125 per person or $105 for a vegetarian version.
6264 S. Holladay Blvd, Holladay, 801-274-6264
Madrid coffee the special 4-course Valentine’s menu offers options such as fruit and cheese platters, lobster tails, salmon, beef tenderloin, creme brulee cakes and chocolate mousse. Price: $75 per person.
5244 S. Highland Drive, Holladay, 801-273-0837
Veneto Ristorante Italiano
Veneto offers two hours of service on Valentine’s Day: one at 5 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. For the holidays, they’re replacing their regular menu with a special four-course menu priced at $125 per person, with optional wine pairings for $75 per person.
370 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-359-0708
Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar
From February 11 to 14 for dinner or February 12 and 13 for lunch, by Fleming The 3-course Valentine’s Day menu offers a classic surf and turf dinner for two at varying prices depending on the selection.
20 S. 400 West, #2020, SLC, 801-355-3704
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Available from February 11 to 20, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers a Filet for Two meal at a fixed price. The meal includes two entrees of a house salad, caesar salad or shrimp cocktail, roast chateaubriand for two for entree, served with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach to cream, and a chocolate cake for dessert. Rather celebrate at home? You can also get this meal to go with 48 hours notice.
275 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-363-2000
2001 Park Avenue, Park City, 435-940-5070
Spencer’s Steaks and Chops
at spencer The Valentine’s Day 3-course prix-fixe menu, featuring the restaurant’s USDA Prime Steaks, will be served February 11, 12, and 14 for $180 per person.
255 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-238-4748
Bambara will open during special holiday hours this Valentine’s Day. Guests will have the option of ordering from the regular dinner menu or a special Valentine’s menu, which will include items such as corn and crab bisque, braised lamb shank with spring risotto marinades, watercress, juice and mint, and filet of chateaubriand served with fingerling potatoes, wild mushroom and cipollini. The special menu is priced at $115 per person or $155 per person with wine pairings. Bambara is also connected to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, which has just launched a new romantic package to complete your holiday celebration.
202 S. Main St., SLC, 801-363-5454
The Pago Group offers several options for Valentine’s Day in Salt Lake.
Pago the 9thand & 9and offers an upscale 5-course tasting menu at $95 per person, with a wine pairing option at $38.
878 S. 900 East, SLC, 801-532-0777
finca serves a more casual 4-course tasting menu at $75 per person, with a $30 wine pairing option.
1513 S. 1500 East, SLC, 801-532-3372
Pago on Main offers another more casual experience with a 3-course tasting menu for $65 per person, with a $35 wine pairing option.
341 S. Main Street, SLC, 801-441-2955
CasotPago’s new neighborhood wine bar, offers a few homemade desserts paired with dessert wines on a first-come, first-served basis: port and chocolate for $25 or churros and bubbles for $20.
1508 S. 1500 East, SLC, 801-441-2873
Eight Settlers Distillery
Book ahead for Valentine’s Day dinner at eight settlers. In addition to their regular menu, the specials include a 16 oz. wagyu and a holiday cocktail menu, including Pretty in Pink, which combines the distillery’s own Butler vodka with mint, watermelon and freshly squeezed grapefruit.
7321 S. Canyon Center Pkwy., Cottonwood Heights, 385-900-4315
From February 12 to 14, Haven of logs invites couples to enjoy a holiday menu of specials and cocktails with their Three Nights of Passion event. Log Haven’s scenic location in the Wasatch National Forest has inspired USA today to name Log Haven one of the most romantic restaurants in the United States.
6451 Mill Creek Canyon Road, SLC, 801-272-8255
Alpine Pie Bar
If you’re more in the mood for a relaxing dessert than a full meal, Alpine Pie Bar in Park City offers the chance to slow down, sip a craft cocktail, and enjoy a slice of pie.
364 Main Street, Park City, 435-200-9082
Park City Desserts and Coffee
Speaking of desserts, Park City Desserts and Coffee also offers a special Valentine’s Day dessert menu, with 9-inch lemon or espresso tarts for $48 or 4-inch lemon or espresso heart-shaped tarts for $12, chocolate covered strawberries, flourless chocolate cake and gift boxes. All their desserts are organic, vegan and gluten-free. Delivery available.
268 Main Street, Park City, 435-922-0059
Valentine’s Ball at Wadley Farms
Wadley Farms in Lindon hosts a romantic fairy tale prom on valentine’s day for $100 per couple. The night includes a 3-course dinner, dancing and horse-drawn carriage rides. Come in formal or 19and ballroom outfit of the century.
35 E. 400 North, Lindon, 801-404-9996
Valentine’s Day Big Band Dinner Dance
If your musical taste leans more towards the 1940s than the 19th century, a dancing in downtown Ogden February 12 will feature live big band and swing music. Held at the Ogden Eccles Conference Centre, next to Peery’s Egyptian Theatre, the evening will also include a full meal and cocktail. The cost is $90 per couple or $50 for singles.
2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-689-8700
Chocolate tasting for Valentine’s Day
On February 12 and 14, The Queen Bee in Ogden will hold its 7and annual Chocolate tasting for Valentine’s Day, an evening full of fine chocolates from around the world. $15 per person.
270 25th Street, Ogden, 801-317-4226
Always more !
On February 11, 12 and 14, the Scaffold Theater in Salt Lake City will present Always more ! An interactive theatrical extravaganza for Valentine’s Day. This comedy show presents the story of a lover, cursed by Venus, trying to find his love with the help of Miss Valentine and Cupid. Perfect for a date, or you can even bring the kids. Tickets are $25.
740 W. 1700 South, Ste. 9,SLC
Valentine’s Day with Hell’s Belles
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in true rock-n-roll fashion with Hell’s Belles, AC/DC’s famous all-female tribute band. the performance will take place on February 14 at OP Rockwell Music Hall in Park City, and tickets start at $25.
268 Main Street, Park City, 435-338-3322
western ballet Romeo + Juliet
Keep the Valentine’s Day fun on the weekend before and after the holidays. Ballet West will present its production of the world’s most famous love story, Romeo + JulietFebruary 11, 12, 17-19.
50 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-869-6900
Jane Austen’s Regency Period Ball
On February 19, Sweet Harmony Performing Arts Group is hosting a regency period ball at Clearfield in conjunction with her performance of Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice. After the play, you can dress up and attend the ball, with dancing and food, for $15 per person. On February 12, learn ballroom dancing, Regency manners, and how to create your own Regency look. Tickets for the educational event are sold separately.
140 Center St., Clearfield, 801-525-2779
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