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True romance: 10 restaurants with delicious Valentine’s Day specials

Updated: 2014-02-10T13:44:26Z

By Sarah Gish

Tempted to book a romantic restaurant date ASAP? Here are 10 restaurants serving up multi-course meals for sweethearts on V-Day.

12 Baltimore, 106 W. 12th St. inside Hotel Phillips, offers its three-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. On the menu: Chickpea fritters with chipotle barbecue sauce, crab-stuffed filet mignon and triple chocolate mousse cake. Call 816-346-4410 for reservations.

Mestizo, 5270 W. 116th Place in Leawood, delivers a four-course dinner for $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity) on Feb. 14 and 15. The menu includes guacamole, ceviche, braised short rib and tres leches cake. There’s also live music (a DJ Friday, a KISS cover band Saturday) from 8 p.m.-midnight at the restaurant’s rooftop lounge. Call 913-752-9025 for reservations.

Final Cut Steakhouse inside KCK’s Hollywood Casino serves its Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 14 and 15. The multi-course meal costs $69.99 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and boasts a pretty luxe array of options: oysters on the half shell, lobster risotto, Maine lobster tails, and a KC Strip steak. For dessert, there’s creme brulee with fresh berries or toasted Bailey’s cheesecake. Call 913-287-9761 for reservations.

Accurso’s Italian Restaurant, 4980 Main St., is charging $100 per couple for its four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, which features cheese risotto-stuffed eggplant rolls, carrot and winter squash soup, braised veal shank, seared duck breast and peanut butter and banana pie. Call 816-753-0810 for reservations.

The Alamo Drafthouse, 1400 Main St., screens “Casablanca” in one of its dine-in theaters at 8 p.m. February 14. Tickets cost $65 each and come with gourmet food and drink pairings designed to complement the romantic 1942 classic.

It’s not a restaurant, but Hotel Sorella, 901 W. 48th Place on the Country Club Plaza, offers a $299 Valentine’s Day Romance Package that includes one night in the hotel, plus gourmet chocolates, a bottle of wine, and a free European breakfast. Dining at the hotel’s chic Italian restaurant, Rosso, costs extra. Call 866-842-0100.

Providence New American Kitchen, 1329 Baltimore, charges $75 per couple for its three-course Valentine’s Day dinner, which comes with a champagne toast, rose, and free valet parking. The menu starts with smoked goat cheese fondue and ends with chocolate cake and strawberry mousse. Want to stay overnight at the Hilton President Hotel? The hotel’s $278 Sweetheart Package comes with Providence’s Valentine’s Day dinner, a one-night stay, and access to the breakfast buffet. Call 816-303-1686 for reservations.

Renee Kelly’s Harvest, 12401 Johnson Drive in Shawnee, serves its Valentine’s Day feast with super-rich dishes (braised pork belly, stuffed rabbit, mocha-rubbed beef tenderloin, homemade S’Mores) befitting of the restaurant’s castle atmosphere. The dinner costs $75 per person in advance (plus tax and gratuity) or $89 at the door. Call 913-631-4100.

Avenues Bistro, 338 W. 63rd St., has two Valentine’s Day dinners in the works: On Feb. 13, the Brookside restaurant offers a wine and food tasting menu for $39 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Wine pairings are included in that price. On Feb. 14, Avenues serves its four-course Valentine’s Dinner, which has at least three choices for every course. Lobster bisque, KC Strip steak and white chocolate bread pudding are just a few of the tempting options. Call 816-333-5700 for reservations.

Story, 3931 W. 69th Terrace in Prairie Village, serves its Valentine’s-themed chef’s tasting menu Feb. 13-16. The five-course meal costs $85 plus tax and gratuity ($125 with wine pairings) and includes linguine with lobster, arctic char with root vegetables and chocolate torte. Call 913-236-9955 for reservations.

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining columns for Ink and 913. Contact her via email at sgish@kcstar.com or tweet @sarah_gish.

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