Four restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Four restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a spot to impress your special someone? When planning your big date, note that some restaurants serve their special menus on both Friday and Saturday. Here are a few options — but call soon, you’re not the only one going out to dinner to celebrate.

Baratta’s: Enjoy the flavors of Italian cuisine in a local cozy environment. For this weekend of love, Baratta’s is offering a few Italian favorites. These items include blackened sea scallops over fettuccine alfredo for $19.95, and grilled filet mignon topped with Gorgonzola cream sauce, crumbled bacon, and served with green beans and potato croquette for $25.95. For dessert, try the Godiva chocolate martini for $7. You may order any of these specials, plus all of the regular menu items. Reservations aren’t accepted on the 14th, but they are welcome on the 15th. Find it: 2320 South Union St.; Valentine’s dinner hours: 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 515-281-3294,

Tally’s: A dinner adorned by love. Tally’s will have live music on Valentine’s Day, rose petals on the ground, and white tablecloth for a romantic dinner. The Valentine’s specials include chicken cacciatore for two for $16 per person, chocolate mouse with chocolate covered strawberries for $8, and bottle of champagne for $8. Tally’s always has your dietary preference in mind. They have an extensive vegetarian and gluten-free menu, and the Valentine’s dinner can be ordered gluten-free upon request. Regular menu items will also be available during the weekend. Reservations are encouraged. Find it: Tally’s, 2712 Beaver Ave.; Valentine’s dinner hours: 4 p.m. -10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 515-279-2067,

HoQ: Take your sweetheart to a gastronomic journey around the world. HoQ is known for creating international dishes using local ingredients. This Valentine’s, HoQ is serving a five-course meal with a variety of options for $65 per person. A wine pairing is also available for $25. Regular menu items will only be available on the 15th. Reservations are filling up fast, with little availability Friday, but there are openings any time Saturday. Find it: 303 East Fifth Street; Valentine’s dinner hours: 5 p.m. -10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 515-244-1213,

Proof: Love is blind, and so is the menu at Proof for Valentine’s this year. You will be asked if you have a vegetarian or non-vegetarian preference, and the chefs will do the rest. For $100, you and your love can enjoy a mystical four-course meal, 2 glasses of sparkling wine, and two amuse-bouche tastings. No regular menu items will be available during the weekend. Allow Proof to surprise and astound you. Make your reservations pronto. Friday is completely booked, but there is a waiting list, and plenty of reservations for Saturday anytime after 8 p.m. Find it: 1301 Locust St. Suite C, Valentine’s dinner hours: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday; 515-244-0655,


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