Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but the weekday shouldn’t deter you from celebrating this special holiday with a loved one. It’s easy to get wrapped up in busy days of balancing work and life, so remember to take time for each other by treating yourself and someone special to a relaxing evening. One way to guarantee a stress-free Valentine’s is to eliminate the worry of preparing and cleaning up dinner by going out. Whether you enjoy seafood or Italian cuisine, there is first class dining in your area. Below are a few examples of places to enjoy an evening of delicious food.
2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church
2941 is cooking up specials for those looking to go out on Valentine’s Night. At a fixed price of $75, hungry individuals can choose from a special three-course Valentine’s menu with five choices for an appetizer like grilled octopus salad with fingerling potatoes topped with pimentón de la Vera, or mushroom ravioli with chive blooson, shiitake broth and rapini. Dinner includes a choice of four different main courses ranging from Veal Tenderloin Rossini with truffle sauce to the Winter Harmony dish of wild mushroom tart with eggplant provençal. Dessert dishes include a milk chocolate heart with vanilla mousse and coconut crèmeux, a sweet mango tatin with ginger crème fraîche, or hazelnut semifreddo with chocolate bread pudding and caramelized banana. 2941 will be open regular business hours serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Valentine’s dinner from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit 2941.com or call 703-270-1500.
124 N. Washington St., Falls Church
Argia’s is serving a Valentine’s Day weekend special Friday through Tuesday. Their three-course prix-fix dinner at $39.99 comes with the option of wine pairings for a total of $59.99. The “Primi Piatti” portion of the meal allows for a choice of tuna tartar or roasted red pepper soup. Main dishes include lobster, asparagus and Mascarpone ravioli; seared sea scallops; black truffle and house-cured duck confit risotto; or braised pork shank served under creamy Parmesan polenta. Dinner guests may then choose from double chocolate and peanut butter bars with caramel gelato, or raspberry gateau with vanilla bean gelato. For more information, visit argias.com or call 703-534-1033.
Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 W. Broad St., Falls Church
For $28, guests can enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner. Appetizers will include a crab and tomato bisque or Caesar salad. Guests may then choose from three choices for an entrée – a surf and turf of filet mignon and grilled jumbo shrimp with a burgundy wine reduction, potatoes au gratin and grilled asparagus; fresh rock fish with roasted baby potatoes, fresh spinach and a parsnip puree; or stuffed, breaded chicken breast with mushroom masala sauce and fresh asparagus with potatoes au gratin. The dining experience will then conclude with a white chocolate Valentine’s heart, filled with black currant mousse and served with chocolate covered strawberries. For more information, visit 4psva.com or call 703-534-8999.
La Côte D’Or Café
6876 Lee Highway, Arlington
In addition to their regular menu, La Côte D’Or Café is compiling all of their specials from the year for Valentine’s Day. Signature items for Tuesday include a Valentine salmon and sea scallops, filet mignon and cassoulet as just a few examples off their dinner menu. The menu is priced à la carte and La Côte D’Or Café will be open for its regular hours, serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. For more information, visit lacotedorcafe.com or call 703-538-3033.
Pistone’s Italian Inn
6320 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church
In addition to its regular menu of Italian favorites, Pistone’s will be serving a special four-course Valentine’s menu from Friday to Tuesday for $49. Couples can enjoy a full bar and authentic Italian cuisine to the sounds of a live band. Appetizers for this special include lightly breaded and fried calamari with a tangy tomato sauce; a bruschetta with jambalaya crab meat served with avocado and a fresh, herb dressing; or a marinated antipasto with a variety of cheese and cold cuts. Diners may also choose from a mixed green garden salad, Caesar salad or lobster bisque. Entrées range from a choice of roasted prime rib and twice baked potato; a half lobster stuffed with jambalaya crab meat and filet mignon; baked wild rockfish with white wine, olive oil, grape tomatoes and capers, a lobster bisque and jambalaya crab meat; or a veal dish. Guests may then finish a gourmet meal by choosing from a chocolate cake, cheesecake, chocolate mousse or other sweet treats. For more information, visit pistoneitalianinn.com or call 703-533-1885.