Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinners & other romantic events in Houston

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Grab your boo and make plans with dinners and romantic events for the most popular date night weekend of the year from Thursday, February 10 to Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2022.

Whether you want to dress to the nines for a night on the town, keep it low-key and casual, mix and mingle with singles, or bust up to live comedy, there’s plenty going down for Valentine’s Day weekend in Houston.

And with the official holiday landing on Monday this year, you can still find plenty of Valentine’s Day–themed events leading up to it throughout the weekend.

We’ve gathered our picks for brunches and dinners, theater shows and concerts, stand-up and more things to do for Valentine’s Day 2022 in Houston.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Dinners & Events in Houston

Pre-Valentine’s Day Dinners, Brunches & Offers

  • Double-Pizza Special at Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana | Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 13 – At both locations in Memorial and Montrose, the family-owned pizzeria is serving up a Valentine’s special that includes one Margherita pizza plus a specialty Napoletana pizza with a bottle of Chianti for $50. Times vary.
  • Tulum Sunburn Cocktails at Reserve 101 | Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 13 – The Downtown drinkery is serving up a special Valentine’s weekend cocktail, the ruby red Tulum Sunburn which combines Arette Reposado Tequila, ancho, grenadine and watermelon. $12. Friday and Saturday 4pm to 2am; Sunday 6pm to 2am.
  • Valentine’s Weekend Menus at Caracol in Uptown | Friday, February 11 to Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The coastal Mexican restaurant is serving up two menus across the weekend. Friday and Saturday 3pm to 9pm; Valentine’s Day 10am to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm.
  • Burning Love Sammich at Mico’s Hot Chicken | Friday, February 11 to Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The limited run sandwich returns to Mico’s in the Heights, offering another level of spice with its Extra, Extra Hot chicken. Menu prices vary. 10:30am to 9:30pm.
  • Valentine’s Brunch with Papalo Taqueria at Finn Hall | Saturday, February 12 | No Cover – The Downtown food hall hosts a Saturday morning brunch with pre-Columbian foods from Papalo Taqueria, delicious drinks from Amanecer Co. Coffee, pan dulce from Tlahuac, and floral arrangements by Abbey Mae Florals. 11am to sell-out.
  • Galentine’s Day Brunch at B.B. Lemon | Saturday, February 12 – Gather your gal pals and enjoy a Galentine’s brunch at the Washington Ave eatery, complete with DJ tunes, festive decor and jewelry shopping from Burdlife. Reservations are recommended. Menu prices vary. 11am to 3pm.
  • Tapas on the Trails at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Saturday, February 12 – Take a romantic walk down the candlelit trails of the Arboretum at this special dinner event featuring Mediterranean tapas-sized dishes with wine and beer pairings. $105 per person. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Sweetheart Wine Dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy | Saturday, February 12 – Dine out in Uptown with a four-course meal with options like Tomato Basil Bisque, Truffle Risotto, Cupid’s Heart Strawberry Cheesecake and more, paired with perfectly chosen wines. Reservations are $130 for 2. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Dinner with Your Valentine Demonstration at Central Market Cooking School | Saturday, February 12 – Get hands-on with Valentine’s dinner as Central Market walks you and your partner through a delicious four-course meal with roasted duck, souffle Grand Marnier, a spread of cheeses, and wine pairings. $80 per person. 6:30pm.
  • Water 2 Wine Brunch Cruise at Buy the Glass Wine Bar & Lounge | Sunday, February 13 – Take in scenic views of Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston Bay while aboard a yacht, along with a romantic brunch and wine tasting. Head to Buy the Glass in Spring, where transportation to the marina and back again will be provided. $139.99 per person. 10am to 3:30pm.

Dinners on Valentine’s Day, February 14

Seafood specials available for Valentine’s Day at Caracol | Courtesy of Caracol
  • Valentine’s Day Specials at Big Horn BBQ | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – At both locations in Pearland and Manvel, you can swing through for a V-Day double dose with any two burgers plus two sides and two non-alcoholic beverages for $25. Times vary.
  • Valentine’s Day at the Original Ninfa’s | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – At locations on Navigation Boulevard and in Uptown, Chef Alex Padilla is offering a V-Day special dish, Arroz a la Tumbada, a savory Mexican stew with a roasted seasonal fish, risotto de epazote, clams and mussels for $55 (serves 2). Pair it with a bottle of Casa Madero Rose for $20. Plus, sip on a set of Valentine’s cocktails, including the Pricky Pink (tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, prickly pear and foam for $13), the Pretty Woman (a chocolate-covered strawberry twist on a French 75 for $11), the Red Rose Margarita (rose-infused syrup, tequila, Fiero, triple sec and lime juice for $13), and more. 11am to 10pm.
  • Valentine’s Day at Little Woodrow’s Midtown | Valentine’s Day, February 14 | No Cover – Take a low key evening on Valentine’s Day at the Midtown location of Little Woodrow’s, which offers drink specials like $4 Love Street beers and $5 frozens all day long. 2pm to close.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Brasserie 19 | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – Indulge in bubbles, oysters, caviar and more with a Valentine’s special menu at the River Oaks French dining establishment. Menu item prices vary. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Valentine’s Day at Artisans Restaurant | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The French restaurant in Midtown is offering classics stretched across eight courses set to live jazz. $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Valentine’s Dinner at Rainbow Lodge | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The romantic lodge restaurant on Ella Boulevard is serving up a special three-course menu for Valentine’s dinner with options like smoked duck gumbo, beef tenderloin filet, cauliflower and paneer curry, and more, along with a glass of sparkling wine. $89 per person. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Tony’s | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The upscale Italian eatery in Greenway Plaza is offering a four-course menu featuring caviar service, the classic Bolognese Bianco, Butter Poached Lobster, and Truffled Prime Filet of Beef, among other options. Early seating is $110 per person; second seating is $155 per person. Seatings at 5:30 and 7:45pm.
  • Valentine’s Dinner at Trez Art and Wine Bar | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – Just off Washington Ave, Trez is serving up a three-course meal paired with wine from African American wine makers, plus live entertainment. $99 per person. 7pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at William Price Distilling | Valentine’s Day, February 14 – The Garden Oaks distillery is serving up a seven-course menu with cocktail pairings for your Valentine’s date night. Seatings are limited to 12 people. $150 per person. 7pm to 9pm.

Valentine’s Day Events Around Houston

Learn the steps to popular dances at Latin Dance Factory’s Valentine’s Day session at El Big Bad | Courtesy of Latin Dance Factory
Hop aboard a Cupid Cruise and take scenic ride down Buffalo Bayou | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Crowds gather for a side-splitting stand-up comic at Rudyard’s British Pub | Courtesy of The Riot Comedy Show
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” gets a Valentine’s Day screening at Axelrad | Courtesy of Focus Features

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.