Valentine's Day: Wine & Dine

From an Oregon Truffle six-course dinner at Chalk to sliders and chicken rings served tableside by candlelight at White Castle, there's something for everyone looking for a great dining experience on Valentine's Day weekend. Get details here.

Apsara: Four-course dinner for two includes two glasses of champagne. Regular dinner menu is available. $60. 4:30-11 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14. 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, 513-554-1040, www.apsaraasiancuisine.com

Bella Luna: Celebrating Valentine's Day all week with a four-course meal Feb. 10-14. $50 a couple. 4632 Eastern Ave., East End, www.bellalunacincy.com

Chalk Food & Wine: Celebrate V-Day with an Oregon Truffle six-course prix fixe menu. Reservations are required. $65 per person. 5 p.m. Feb. 14. 318 Greenup St., Covington, 859-643-1234, www.chalkfoodwine.com

Chick-fil-A: Another fast food franchise is hopping on the ironic “fancy” Valentine’s Day dinner (see Skyline and White Castle below), and the Florence Chick-fil-a is doing it for a cause. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner which includes a soup, salad, entrée, drink and dessert. $20 per couple. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. 5-8 p.m. Feb. 13. 4980 Houston Road, Florence, 859-393-5282.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: Offers up an evening of dinner and entertainment for Valentine’s Day. The guest of honor will be Glenn Plott. $50 per person. 6 p.m. Feb. 13. RSVP to 513-381-2273, ext. 217. 719 Race St., Downtown, 513-381-BARD, www.cincyshakes.com

Daveed's: Offers a Valentine's Day prix fixe menu featuring three courses. $55 per person. 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14. Daveed's will also offer carryout for two to be picked up between 2 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 13. Can't get reservation downstairs? Upstairs, Chef David will be preparing 12 courses of family-style platters. $35 per person. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. 934 Hatch St., Mount Adams, 513721-2665

Grand Finale: Offers up a Valentine’s promotion including an appetizer, choice of entrée and dessert from their special V-Day menu. $70 per couple. 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 3 E. Sharon Road, Glendale, 513-771-5925, www.grandfinale.info

Iron Horse Inn: Chef Nat Blanford will create a special four-course menu including oregeno pesto-stuffed meatball, peppered beef carpaccio, filet and lobster oscar and strawberries and chocolate dessert. All courses paired with wine. 5 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 40 Village Square, Glendale, www.ironhorseinn.com

JeanRo Bistro: Soup, salad, entrée (lobster or filet) and dessert. Reservation recommended. $55 per person. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13-14. 413 Vine St., Downtown, bistrojeanro.com

Jags Steak and Seafood: Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for two including a variety of steak and seafood options. $99.95 per couple. Or enjoy a four-course dinner for two that includes champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. $149.95 per couple. 5 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, 513-860-5353, jags.com

John Phillip’s Restaurant and Bar: Offers the best of the land and sea with their valentine's day surf 'n' turf, featuring a 5-oz. filet mignon, 5-oz. lobster tail, sides like asparagus or a baked potato and dessert. $99 per couple. Reservations requested. 4 p.m. Feb. 14. 2809 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills, 859-344-0444, www.drinkeatenjoy.com

Lavomatic: Enjoy a five-course dinner with entrée choices like tenderloin, duck breast, bean stew and more. $50 per person. 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 13-14. 1211 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, www.lavomaticcafe.com

Local127: Enjoy a menu which includes choices like bison, sea scallops and duck breast with desserts including sour cream cheesecake. Ladies receive a rose. $45 per person. Feb. 14. 127 W. Fourth St., Downtown, mylocal127.com

Mecklenburg Gardens: Opens their doors on this special Sunday (they’re usually closed) to serve a special a three-course dinner with a surf and turf option, along with their normal menu items, and half-price bottles of wine. $40 with a $5 upcharge for surf and turf; $25 for surf and turf alone. 5 p.m. Feb. 14. 302 E. University Ave., Corryville, 513-221-5353, www.mecklenburgs.net

The Melting Pot: This fondue franchise offers up a five-course meal including items like at special shrimp cocktail, cheese fondue, a cherry blossom salad, Teriaki sirloin and raspberry dark chocolate or smores fondue for dessert. Each meal includes a champagne toast, a rose and take-home goodie bag. $124 per couple. Noon Feb. 13-14. 11023 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, 513-530-5501, www.meltingpot.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse: Enjoy a three-course dinner with a specialty cocktail and a commemorative photo. $99 per couple. 4-11 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and 3-10 p.m. Feb. 14. 441 Vine St., Downtown, 513-621-3111, www.mortons.com

The Pub at Rookwood: Come celebrate Valentine's all weekend long with the "Perfect Pair.” Get your choice of a 1oz pour of Quinta Ruban Scotch or an Imperial Pint of Young's Double Chocolate Stout paired with a slice of Nick's Wee Dram Chocolate Cheesecake. Feb. 12-14. $9.95. Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood, www.tavernrestaurantgroup.com

Riverview 360: Get a great view of the city and a dinner package that includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and a shared dessert (you can fork feed each other). $79.90 per couple. Reservations required. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 12-13, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 14. 668 W. Fifth St., Covington, 859-491-5300.

Skyline: For the eighth year, the Blue Ash Skyline celebrates Valentine’s Day under the pseudonym “La Skyline Chili.” Maitre d’chili Scott Callaway and his staff will serve up three-course Skyline dinners for $26.99 featuring a salad, main course and cake. There will also be candlelight, violinists and roses for the ladies. 4-8 p.m. Feb. 14. 5005 Cornell Road, 513-489-8488.

The Summit: Invite your sweetheart for a special three-course menu and glass of champagne. $40 per person. Add wine to the first and second course for an additional $10. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati State Campus, Clifton, 513-569-4980

Teller’s: Offering their usual half price wine special as well as a four course prix fixe aphrodisiac-inspired menu including an arugula salad with figs and honey ginger dressing, Lobster Tail with sauce almondine, asparagus and coffee infused basmati rice and a strawberry chocolate parfait. 4 p.m. Feb. 14. 2710 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-321-4721.

Vito’s Café: This Fort Thomas favorite is serving up a "Lover's Dinner,” a four-course meal featuring a Seared Scallop appetizer, salad, Pork Osso Buco entrée and a cream puff dessert. Red roses and more than 100 love songs will be available for you to impress your lover. And if you want to go over the top, add Prosecco Italian sparkling wine for $20 extra. $80 per couple, plus tax and tip. 5-10 p.m. Feb. 11-14. Reservations recommended. 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, 859-442-9444, www.vitoscafe.com

White Castle: Sliders and chicken rings get a touch of class with the addition of candlelight and tableside service. Along with your fave craves, get flowers and a photo of your romantic rendezvous. 4-8 p.m. Feb. 14. For reservations at any Cincinnati location, call 513-559-0575, ext. 10.

Washington Platform: The Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Deal features a dozen fresh shucked oysters, two entree choices, chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and a bottle of wine. $75 per couple. 4 p.m. Feb. 12-14. 1000 Elm St., Downtown, 513-421-0110, www.washingtonplatform.com

White House Inn: Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with a four-course dinner. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 12-13; noon-7 p.m. Feb. 14. $50 per couple; add a bottle of wine for $15. 4940 4940 Mulhauser Road, Hamilton, 513-860-1110, heartlandcooking.com

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