Where to eat, what to pre-order for Valentine’s Day 2021 in Lexington,...

Where to eat, what to pre-order for Valentine’s Day 2021 in Lexington, KY

A guide to Valentine’s Day 2021 in Lexington, Ky: Where to pre-order, what to eat, what to do?

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Eating in for Valentine’s Day 2021? Eating out? Ordering ahead? No matter how you choose to celebrate, we have the answers for you. Below is a sampling of Valentine’s Day takeout and pre-order meals, as well as ways to celebrate all weekend long in Lexington, Ky.

Eating out? Eating in?

Azur offers a special menu on February 12-14 for $55 per person, including choice of starters, entree, and dessert. Reservations recommended.

Bella Notte has special Valentine’s features and is accepting reservations on Friday & Saturday of Valentine’s weekend. No reservations on Sunday, February 14; walk-in guests only. Menu is also available for pickup or delivery.

Bella Cafe & Grille has reservations only for Valentine’s weekend with special features available from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.

Carson’s Food & Drink is accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day.

The Cattle Drive at Bluegrass Regional Marketplace offers a special Valentine’s brunch on Sunday, February 14 from 10 am until 3 pm.

Chenault Vineyards hosts a Valentine’s Dinner featuring music by James Reed on Saturday, February 13 at 5 pm.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Columbia Steakhouse Downtown with The Nighthawk Special. Not accepting reservations, first come first serve basis.

Cru Food + Wine Bar hosts a Toast to Your Besties tasting & small plate pairing on Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A Valentine’s Day four-course dinner is available all weekend; dine-in or to go. There is a two-person take-home package for $110. On Valentine’s Day, a Sweetheart Brunch is offered with three courses for $30, with $2 mimosas and bellinis. Reservations recommended.

Drake’s (Lansdowne) offers a “2 Can Dine for $42.99” special, with one shared appetizer, two entrees, one shared dessert and two glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling cider on Valentine’s Day.

Dudley’s offers a three-course Valentine’s Day brunch and dinner menu on Sunday, February 14.

El Charro has a Valentine’s Day Special, dinner for two for $35 including choice of starters, entree, beverage and complimentary dessert.

Elixir has a Valentine’s Day Dinner available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Offering starters, entrees, and desserts. Friday & Sunday night features live music during dinner.

Elkhorn Tavern hosts a Valentine’s Dinner with live music and half off wine. Music starts at 6 pm.

Favor is opting out of a fancy menu for Valentine’s Day and offering TV Dinner themed items for pre-order. Select an entree & two sides. Schedule your pickup on the website for Sunday, February 14.

Bring your Valentine to Goodwood Lexington from February 11-15 for a special Valentine’s menu; including two special release Valentine’s stouts
, an appetizer or dessert to share
, two side salads, two entrees.

Girl’s night! Goodwood also hosts a Galentine’s Special on Wednesday, February 10, featuring half price on wine all day.

Honeywood has Valentine’s specials on February 12 and 13. Sweetheart Brunch specials are available on February 14, including shakshuka with local eggs and Midway sourdough, plus a full brunch menu and special cocktails.

J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar hosts a Cupid Special featuring three courses available on February 12, 13 & 14. Available dine-in or curbside.

Dine in at Joe Bologna’s on Valentine’s Day and enjoy a heart shaped pizza.

The Kentucky Castle offers a special Valentine’s menu the weekend of February 12-14 from 5 pm until 9 pm. Available as a three or five course meal, with the option of a wine pairing.

Le Deauville French Bistro has a pre-fix menu for Valentine’s Day.

Lexington Diner offers Valentine’s Day specials like a Bomb-Diggity Chocolate Waffle, a Seafood Lover Omelet, and Prime Rib on February 12-14.

Dine-in at Lockbox for Valentine’s weekend. Their dine-in menu is available on Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Featuring a three-course prix fixe menu including Roasted Carrot Soup and Pan Roasted Farro Island Salmon, Crispy Oysters and Char Grilled Pork Loin. Desserts include Caramel Apple Crisp or Dark Chocolate Torte.

Malone’s (all three locations) features Valentine’s specials (Bluegrass Country Filet, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Steak & Cake) along with the regular menu throughout Valentine’s weekend.

Valentine’s dinner for two from Mirror Twin Brewing and Rolling Oven on Sunday, February 14.

OBC Kitchen has Valentine’s specials along with hand-crafted cocktails Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Valentine’s Day Brunch is on Sunday from 10 am until 2 pm.

Old Vine Bistro’s Valentine’s Day Menu is available on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13; including a shareable appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert.

Oscar Diggs has a special Valentine’s dinner menu on Saturday, February 13 and a Valentine’s brunch menu available on Sunday, February 14.

Pasta Garage offers a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $75 per couple. Includes two glasses of house wine and choice of sea scallop heart-shaped ravioli or beef short rib with leeks for entrees. Dessert is chocolate lasagna or red berry gelato. Three seating times (5 pm, 6:30pm & 8 pm); reservations are required.

Pivot Brewing hosts Woke Junk Vegan Food and S’more Than a Feeling for a special Valentine’s Day event with several dinner seating times. Includes two entrees, two sides, an appetizer and two flights.

Ranada’s Kitchen offers a four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 12, 13, and 14 with 5:30 pm & 8:30 pm seatings.

Rickhouse Pub and Battle Axes combine to create a Valentine’s Day date night including drinks, dinner, dessert and axe throwing.

Rolling Oven has heart shaped pizzas available all week long leading up to Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 14.

Roulay Restaurant and Bar has a Valentines Day Prix Fixe Dinner on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14. Champagne toast (or cup of Chicory Coffee is included). Add-ons available including Charcuterie Board for two, Chesapeake Oysters, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Smithtown Seafood has Tacos de Amor (fried oysters, beet slaw and pink crema on corn tortillas) and other holiday specials on Valentine’s Day. Available for dine-in at West Sixth Brewery or takeout.

It’s Valentine’s Week at The Stave starting on Thursday, February 11 with dinner, drink and dessert specials. Brunch specials served on Sunday and Monday. Reservations are recommended.

Ted’s Montana Grill has Valentine’s specials available on February 12-14. Meals available for carryout or dine-in.

Texas Roadhouse in Beaumont has a Valentine’s Dinner for Two, available for dine-in or curbside, Thursday through Sunday of Valentine’s weekend.

Tin Roof hosts a Love Stinks, Lets Drink-Emo Brunch on Sunday, February 14. Brunch menu and Bottomless Mimosas available from 11 am to 3 pm with themed live music from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Wallace Station and Windy Corner both offer a two-person dinner for $40 with curbside pickup on February 12-14. Windy Corner also has a Sweetheart Sunday brunch to go, serves two.

Wise Bird Cider hosts a Black Soil Brunch on February 14 from noon to 3 pm. Includes a cider mimosa or cider bloody Mary, salmon croquette sliders with savory grits, chocolate dipped strawberries, and more; $45 per person, $55 with cider pairings.

Zim’s Cafe offers a Valentine’s Day three-course meal for two, available to-go or for delivery from February 12-14.


Order ahead for Valentine’s Day

Coles 735 Main offers two multi-course meal kits (featuring either USDA filet or Black Angus Falls NY strip steak) and a handcrafted artisan chocolates + wine pairings box. Pre-orders taken through February 12 for pickup on February 13.

DaRae has a Valentine’s Day Dinner for two for $65 with salad, au gratin potatoes, steamed asparagus, bourbon tenderloin medallion, mahogany salmon, bourbon chocolate mini cake and dipped strawberries. A Valentine’s Day Brunch for two is also available, featuring sausage cheddar tomato tart, Kentucky salad, handmade raspberry sweet rolls, gouda biscuit with ham pimento cheese and jalapeno peach jam.

Dupree Catering + Events offers a Valentine’s Dinner Package for two. The four-course dinner includes a choice of either filet of beef tenderloin or verlasso salmon for entree. Add-ons available. Order by February 5 at 5 pm.

Good Foods Co-op offers a pre-order meal for $16.99, including your choice of heat-and-eat entree, salad and a roasted garlic semolina loaf. Desserts are 25% off when added to a meal pre-order. Choose day and time for pickup from February 12–14. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, February 10, and the order is not be considered “placed” until payment is received. This same selection of dishes will be available in their grab & go section, as production permits.

Holly Hill Inn has a Valentine’s Dinner for Two at Home, including a trio of bites, a choice of first courses, entrées and desserts, and a bottle of bubbly to share.

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse offers special Valentine’s Day Meal Kits. Pre-order and available for pickup prior to 4 pm on February 12, 13, & 14 only. Meal Kit includes filet mignons, lobster tails, shrimp w/ cocktail sauce, freddie salad, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and more.

Lockbox has their dine-in Valentine’s Day menu available for pre-order carryout. Pricing is a la carte. Wine pairings by the bottle also available. Pre-order by Wednesday, February 10. Pick up starting February 12-14.

The Mousetrap offers a “Date and Bake Couples Dinner” for two for $30. Take home spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf and mashed potatoes or chicken pot pie; each comes with salad and two Valentine’s Day cupcakes. Order by Thursday, February 11. Pickup for Saturday and Sunday by reservation only.

Papi’s Rapido has a special Valentine’s deal called La Caja de Amor (the box of love) for $25; featuring 10 street tacos, green/red sauce, and small queso or guacamole (meats in the tacos are your choice, but the deal does not include Beef Asada/Steak). Boxes with 10 Steak tacos are available for $30. Call ahead to reserve.

Cater a special Valentine’s feast from Selma’s Catering, with options like Beef Filet Oscar Style, Salmon or Grilled Grouper, Breakfast Charcuterie, and more.


Valentine’s Day Desserts

Backroads Bakery has a Valentine’s gift package including two mugs, hot cocoa, 5-piece box of homemade dark chocolate truffles and a mini triple chocolate heart shaped cheesecake. Pre-order by February 10.

Chocolate Holler has chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Pre-orders for any amounts of dozens or half dozens. Pick up days are February 8, 10, 12, 13 & 14. Orders close at 8 pm two days prior to your selected pick up day.

Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream released special Valentine’s flavors, available in scoops & pints at both locations. Flavors include Irish Cream Dreams, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Non Dairy Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Pre-order a six-pack of Oreo cake pops decorated for the holiday.

DaRae & Friends Catering offers a Valentine Treat Box.

The Futile Bakery has Valentine’s themed treats leading up to Valentine’s Day, including red velvet cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, macarons, and cookie sandwiches. Cinnamon rolls and chocolate babka rolls are available February 14.

Laura Lou Patisserie has boxes of Valentine’s pastries and treats available in two sizes.

Martine’s Pastries offers Valentine’s decorated cookies, cookie gift boxes, desserts, French pastries, cakes, macarons and more. The sweetheart box of olive oil raspberry cookies and passion coulis includes a flourless chocolate cake in a mini metal cake pan keepsake.

The Midway Bakery has a Valentine’s Day Cookie Box. Each box includes a cookie-size Ruth Hunt milk chocolate heart and five varieties of cookies (four of each): Chocolate Chip, Sorghum, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Cranberry and heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink and red sprinkles. A gift note is included in each box by request. Available for pickup or shipping.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts on Clays Mill offers a Valentine’s Day dozen including: 2 plain glazed, 2 chocolate iced, 2 funkfetti, 2 chocolate covered strawberry fritters, 2 cream filled hearts, and 2 red velvet. Pick-up is Sunday, February 14 only.

Oh My! Cookie Co. offers Valentine’s Day cookie boxes.

Chocolate covered strawberries are back at Old Kentucky Chocolates! Along with other festive chocolate treats. All four locations offer a drive-thru option, but only for Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Chocolate-Covered Grapes & Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips. Drive-thru dates are Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13; check with each specific location for times. Stores are open for in-person shopping with all products available.

Pearl’s is making Valentine’s Day cookies, customizable to say whatever you’d like. Pre-order online and pick up on February 12 & 13.

Ruth Hunt Candy has heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s candy, including Derbies, bourbon balls and gourmet pretzels.

Selma’s Catering offers a variety of desserts along with Valentine Hot Chocolate Kits and Valentine Cookie Decorating Kit. Order by February 11.

Sharp’s Candies has chocolate dipped strawberries and grapes for Valentine’s Day.

Thrive Kombucha debuts a special release bottle of kombucha and sets of four chocolate covered strawberries available for Valentine’s Day.


Valentine’s Events

Williams Sonoma hosts Valentine’s Day Baking with Brian Hart Hoffman, Sarah Kieffer, and Amy Guittard online on Monday, February 8 at 8 pm.

For a $10 donation, Lexington Humane Society will write your ex’s name on one of their many litter boxes. Donations accepted through February 12.

On Friday, February 12 from 7 – 8 pm, spend a date night at home while enjoying a live tour of the Paint by Nature: Trees exhibit. Join local tree enthusiasts Nancy Barnett and Michael Potapov as they show off the 59 pieces of artwork depicting notable Lexington trees during the “For the Love of Trees” tour. Details for this year’s Reforest the Bluegrass will be announced during the event. 

Oh My! Cookie Co. has a pop up event at Poppy & Pomelo inside Greyline Station on February 13-14.

The Breeze Wine Bar hosts a free tasting of Dovetail bourbon while Laura Lou Pastry samples chocolates. Get a complimentary chocolate set to take home with the purchase of Dovetail bourbon on Saturday, February 13.

Wine + Market hosts their annual Bubbly and Bites Class on Saturday, February 13 at 6 pm; held on Zoom this year. Pick up your kit the day of the event, and that evening sample several bubbly styles – each paired with small bites.

The Mad Potter hosts their 19th Annual Valentine’s Day Event on Sunday, February 14 at 6 pm, online.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Burl w/ Mama Said String Band & Dark Moon Hollow on Sunday, February 14 at 7 pm.

Lexington Opera House offers a Valentine’s deal for couples and/or family groups of three or four to play mini golf at the Opera House on February 12-14. The package includes a 90-minute mini-golf session on their Broadway-inspired course, a photo opportunity at the Sweetheart Selfie Station, souvenir golf ball, and a sweet treat to take home. A personalized Valentine’s message will be posted on the new exterior Opera House Marquee on Broadway during the scheduled tee time.


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