The coronavirus pandemic can’t stop Cupid’s arrow.
Whether you’re planning a romantic meal at home or a date night out on the town, dozens of Lehigh Valley area restaurants are still open and serving up mouthwatering Valentine’s Day menus, food specials, cocktails and more.
Here are some dine-in and take-out suggestions (check for hours and availability). Specials are offered on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are recommended for most restaurants.
3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Easton: Features, available Feb. 12-14, include crab mac and cheese stuffed whole lobster, Napoleon Surf and Turf (two 5-ounce filets layered with 6 ounces of lobster tail served with whipped potatoes, French beans, and Béarnaise sauce) and more. Customers also can purchase a Valentine’s Day basket, $60, featuring a bottle of Cava sparkling rose, chocolate covered strawberries, card and two roses. 610-829-1404; thirdandferry.com/reservations.
Alcamo Restaurant, Richland Township: Specials, available Feb. 12-14, include lobser Francaise, grilled Delmonico steak, chicken bruschetta, Italian fried spaghetti, salmon fettuccini and more. $22.95-$25.95. Entrees include dinner salad or cup of pasta fagioli; choice of fried fresh mozzarella, fried calamari or rice ball; and complimentary glass of red or white wine. 215-529-7011.
Apollo Grill, Bethlehem: Valentine’s Day bake sale, featuring half dozen red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing, half dozen Death by Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing and one dozen port wine dark chocolate truffles. $17 each. Order by Feb. 9 for pick-up on Feb. 13 or 14. 610-865-9600.
Art Cafe, Lower Saucon Township: Valentine’s Day brunch, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring crab cake eggs Benedict, eggs Ann Marie, crab asparagus and Parmesan omelet, create-your-own crepes, strawberry and Nutella French toast, spinach berry salad, apricot brie and bacon, mushroom strudel, Italian chicken sandwich, cinnamon buns, turtle cake, cream puffs and more. Prices vary. 610-849-2086.
Beck’s Land & Sea House, Bushkill Township: Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 12-14, includes starters such as king crab egg rolls, island coconut shrimp, golden fried mozzarella and seafood bisque; and entrees such as broiled seafood combos, halibut, 8-ounce filet mignon, lobster Francaise, seared scallops solstice, twin Maryland crab cakes and twin South African cold water lobster tails. Prices vary. 610-746-7400.
Berlinsville Hotel, Lehigh Township: Sweetheart Weekend specials, available Feb. 12-14, include walnut apple berry salad, bruschetta flatbread pizza, Chesapeake mac and cheese (house-made mac and cheese mixed with sauteed spinach, garlic Chesapeake seasoning and lump crab meat), pan-seared scallops, filet mignon, twin lobster tails and porter house steak. Prices vary. 610-767-6022.
Black River Farms Vineyard & Winery, Lower Saucon Township: Painting & Pairing event, featuring four-course hors d’oeuvre-style food and dessert menu, presented by Feast and paired with Black River Farms wine and Wardog Spirits, and painting fun with Art Fusion of the Lehigh Valley, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Courses include Wardog chocolate vodka paired with maple bacon-wrapped date stuffed with goat cheese; BRF sparkling sweet rose paired with aged gruyere and Granny Smith apple slices, BRF Forge (dry red blend) paired with pasta ragu and Wardog vanilla vodka paired with vanilla, caramel and cinnamon-raisin bread pudding. The tasting will be followed by a make-and-take art event. $50. 484-935-1011.
Blue Mountain Drive-In & Family Restaurant, Lehigh Township: Four-course menu, $40, with entree choices of shrimp and scallop scampi, chicken cordon bleu and surf and turf (12-ounce prime rib with pan-seared shrimp and scallops). In addition to soup or salad, an appetizer, entree and dessert, customers also receive a complimentary glass of wine. 610-767-6379.
The Beam Yard at Steel Club, Lower Saucon Township: Four-course menu, $175 per couple, featuring appetizer choices of bourbon shrimp, lobster ravioli, lamb lollipops and strawberry balsamic crostini; and third-course options of porterhouse steak, twin lobster tails, surf and turf and seared chicken. 610-838-7018 ext. 1; steel.club.
Curious Goods at the Bake Oven Inn, Germansville: Brunch Bundle for two, $55, includes house baked goods with cinnamon-honey butter (cinnamon crumb cake, raspberry crumb cake, red velvet chocolate chip muffins, blueberry muffins and savory bread), prosciutto-wrapped honeydew, 6-inch farm fresh quiche (crab and asparagus or Hartman’s bacon and imported gruyere cheese), breakfast potatoes with peppers and onions, and 6 pieces of assorted locally made Truffle Bar chocolate truffles. Brunch extras include housemade pancake mix, baked goods, bagel boards, maple glazed sausage, quiches and more. Dinner specials, $68 each, include beef or salmon Wellington, with roasted asparagus, tri-colored fingerling potatoes, housemade potato rosemary bread, artisan butters, Aphrodite’s salad and 6 Truffle Bar chocolate truffles. Extra indulgences include meat and cheese boards, truffle hot chocolate bombs, cocktail mixes and more. Pre-order by noon Feb. 8 (or until sold out) for pick-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14. email@example.com; 610-760-8580.
Detzi’s Tavern, Wind Gap: Specials, available after 4 p.m. Feb. 13, include shrimp cocktail, prime rib dinner, lobster ravioli, chicken cordon bleu and salmon avocado salad. Prices vary. 610-863-9882; detzistavern.com.
Diana’s Café, Center Valley: Valentine’s Day package for two, $75, includes one entree (salmon with crab au gratin, sliced beef tenderloin with crab au gratin or chicken breast with crab au gratin), salad and rolls, choice of roasted vegetables or roasted carrots, wild rice/tomato blend or roasted baby red potatoes, and raspberry chambord swirled cheesecake. Add-ons include bacon-wrapped scallops, crab bisque, shrimp cocktail, strawberry chutney and more. Order by 3 p.m. Feb. 10 for pick-up between 2 and 3 p.m. Feb. 13. 610-797-2525; Dianascafe@ptd.net.
Easton Wine Project: Four-course prix-fixe menu, $140 per couple or $70 per person, includes charcuterie and cheese board paired with rose, sacchetti soup and broccolini Caesar salad with chardonnay, eggplant portobello ravioli with Free Bridge white or surf and turf with cabernet sauvignon and raspberry infused chocolate confection with red raspberry. Seatings available at 4 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 14. Live music will be featured. 610-438-2533; eastonwineproject.com.
Fairgrounds Hotel, Allentown: February specials include Tails for Two (two complete meals with soup or salad, 4-ounce Maine lobster tails, choice of starch, vegetable of the day and choice of dessert) for $50; Surf & Turf for Two (same as Tails for Two with addition of 6-ounce sirloin filet topped with onion ring); and make-your-own seafood combo, featuring choice of lobster roll, 4-ounce lobster tail or half pound of snow crab legs and another choice of crab cake, coco-nut shrimp, a dozen clams or hand-battered shrimp. Prices vary. 610-433-7630.
Grille 3501, South Whitehall Township: Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 13 and 14, includes appetizers such as lobster arancini, short rib and brie dumpling and tuna sashimi; entrees such as grilled filet mignon, lobster tails, king salmon and veal cheeks; and desserts such as strawberry buttermilk pound cake, Meyer lemon cheesecake and flourless chocolate Kahlua brownie. Prices vary. Customers also can opt for a heat-and-serve Valentine’s Day dinner for two, featuring entree choices of twin filet mignon ($110), lobster tails ($110) and surf and turf, featuring twin filet mignon and two full lobster tails ($132). 610-706-0100.
House & Barn, Emmaus: Three-course menu, $65, features first-course options of peach burrata salad or H&B salad (mixed greens, marinated tomatoes, cucumber, crispy carrots and white balsamic vinaigrette), second-course options of 8-ounce filet, pan-seared chicken breast, crab cake or penne pasta with shrimp, Cajun alfredo, peppers, onions and mushrooms; and third-course options of cheesecake or red velvet cake. Meals include complimentary glass of sparkling rose and chocolate covered strawberries. 610-421-6666.
Karlton Cafe, Quakertown: Valentine’s Day menu includes starters such as bacon-wrapped scallops, filet crostini and oyster Maryland (Blue Point oyster stuffed with lump crab); entrees such as Maine lobster stuffed with jumbo lump crab, twin crab cakes, mushroom risotto and Godfather strip (10-ounce pan-seared strip, topped with roasted sweet and hot peppers, onions, mozzarella, basil, brown and tomato sauce mixed and roasted potatoes); and desserts such as chocolate truffle torte, crème brulee and strawberry swirl cheesecake. Prices vary. 215-538-8353.
Kempton Hotel: Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner, $69.99 per couple, includes one appetizer to share (shrimp cocktail, steamed clams or broccoli cheddar soup), two entrees (filet oscar, New York strip steak, twin lobster tails or haddock with lemon scallion sauce) with two sides each (scalloped potatoes, snap peas, garden mix salad or roasted potatoes) and dessert (chocolate or vanilla ice cream sundae). Reservations available 4-9 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14, 610-756-6588.
Kingfish American Bistro & Wine Bar, Bethlehem Township: Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 12-14, includes appetizers such as lobster bisque, coconut shrimp, clams casino and jumbo crab cocktail; and entrees, served with roasted green beans and potatoes, such as twin South African lobster tails, twin Maryland crab cakes, Chilean sea bass, 7-ounce prime center-cut filet mignon and seafood cioppino (white wine broth, clams, shrimp, lobster, scallops and fresh vegetables). Prices vary. 610-691-1115.
Lost Tavern Brewing, Hellertown and Bethlehem: Valentine’s Day brunch with the Fired Up Artisan Oven truck, 10 a.m. Feb. 14, at 782 Main St. in Hellertown; and Valentine’s brunch with Randevoo, 10 a.m. Feb. 14, at Moravian Book Shop location, 444 Main St. in Bethlehem. Losttavern.beer.
Madeline’s, Fogelsville: Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 12-14, includes starters such as scallops and bacon, chicken and dumplings, half dozen oysters and burrata; sandwiches such as crab cake, grilled reuben, filet mignon sandwich and Madeline’s burger (with smoked cheddar, bacon, grilled red onion and barbecue sauce); and entrees such as half cornish hen, venison, prime rib and surf and turf (6-ounce petite filet and 8-ounce lobster tail). Prices vary. 484-277-2250.
Mattie’s Strudel Haus, Bath: Valentine’s Day Box, $35, includes four 8-inch strudels (brownie cheese with raspberry melba sauce, strawberry chocolate cheesecake, cherry cheese, cannoli, bacon chicken ranch, bacon egg cheese or cheesesteak). Mattiesstrudelhaus.com.
McCall Collective Brewing Co., Allentown: Valentine’s Day dinner menu, available Feb. 12-14, includes tuna tartare, 6-ounce filet and jumbo lump crab cakes. Prices vary. Mccallcollectivebrewing.com; 610-653-1530.
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar, Bethlehem: Anti-Valentine’s Whiskey Tasting, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, featuring infused Jameson Whiskies paired with small bites, including banana split trifle (Splitsville), peanut butter potato chips haystacks (I’m Salty), Mexican hot chocolate praline (Burned Out) and chocolate dipped caramel marshmallow (Sweet Nothings). $40. Redstagpub.com.
McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, Quakertown: Valentine’s Day additions include appetizers such as chorizo-stuffed pickled banana pepper, Louisiana crab dip and tuna tartare; and entrees such as braised short rib, pan-seared scallops and surf and turf (8-ounce center cut, seasoned and pan-seared to your preference, and a 6-ounce lobster tail, broiled and served with bearnaise sauce, truffle mashed potatoes and asparagus). Prices vary. 215-538-1776.
The Melting Pot, Bethlehem: Five-course Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 13 and 14, includes a first course of jumbo shrimp cocktail, second course of black truffle cheddar and French onion gruyere fondue and fourth course of cold water lobster tail, filet mignon Florentine, sweet and spicy Pacific jumbo white shrimp, chicken breast and gourmet raviolis. $84.95 per person. A $349.95 Valentine’s Day VIP Package, featuring two 5-course gourmet fondue dinners, seating in “Lover’s Lane” section of restaurant, a bottle of champagne, half dozen roses and six chocolate dipped strawberries, is also available. 484-241-4939; meltingpot.com/bethlehem-pa.
Nonna Sulina’s Sicilian Kitchen & Grill, Hanover Township, Northampton County: Valentine’s Day menu, available Feb. 12-14, includes starters such as shrimp Grand Marnier, fried calamari, lamb pops and mussels; and entrees such as chicken brasciole, veal chop Jack Daniel’s, filet mignon au poivre, heart-shaped lobster ravioli and Chilean sea bass Montalcino; and desserts such as red velvet cake, Italian wedding cake, chocolate mousse parfait, chocolate covered strawberries and tiramisu. Prices vary. 610-419-1051; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar, Lower Macungie Township: “Home With Your Honey” Valentine’s Day weekend do-it-yourself dinner to-go, $100, featuring two butter-poached, 8-ounce lobster tails with all the components packaged to build your own butternut squash ramen. Package includes a cocktail for two (”Careless Whisper” or “Passion Between the Sheets”). Orders can be picked up Feb. 12-14. 610-841-4610; notchmknb.com.
Prime Steak House, Hanover Township, Northampton County: Five-course “Sweet Heart” wine tasting dinner, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, featuring sausage and kale soup, strawberry heart spinach salad, creamy Parmesan shrimp dip, grilled New York strip and white chocolate mousse. $45 per person. 610-882-4070.
The Pub at Seipsville, Palmer Township: Three-course menu, $50, includes first-course choices of lobster bisque, corn chowder, crab or salmon empanada or oysters on the half shelf; second-course choices of pulpo, Argentinian-style 12-ounce ribeye steak, butterflied whole Maine lobster or 10-ounce pork chop sous vide-style with apple compote, frizzled onions and brussel sprouts; and third-course options of table-side flambe, housemade pastry, fried pastelitos or tres leches cake. 610-252-3620.
Randall’s, Orefield: Valentine’s Day menu includes appetizer such as black and bleu beef tips, lobster cocktail, crab-stuffed mushrooms and oysters on the half shell; entrees such as barramundi Chesapeake, lobster Francaise, Maine cold water lobster tails, seafood scampi alla Romano, veal schnitzel and seared sea scallops with bacon and cherry gastrique; and desserts such as bourbon pecan pie, four-layer carrot cake, New York-style cheesecake and vanilla crème brulee. Prices vary. 610-395-8000.
Ringers Roost, Allentown: Valentine’s Day dinner specials, available Feb. 12-14, include lobster and filet, shrimp cocktail and more. Prices vary. 610-437-4941.
Savory Grille, Hereford Township, Berks County: Valentine’s Day dinner for two, $159, includes lump crab and spinach phyllo, Southern pickled shrimp, roasted red beet and arugula salad, grilled filet mignon and Maine lobster and dark chocolate pot de crème. Order by 3 p.m. Feb. 9 (or until supplies last) for pick-up between 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Heating instructions included. 610-845-2010.
Spinnerstown Hotel, Milford Township: Valentine’s weekend features include lobster bisque, pan-seared sea scallops, surf and turf (6-ounce grilled filet of beef with lemon herb crab topping, mashed potatoes, bearnaise sauce, asparagus and red wine demi glace) and cupcake trio (red velvet with cream cream cheese icing and candied pecans, vanilla with strawberry filling and buttercream icing and chocolate peanut butter). Prices vary. Advance orders of drink kits and desserts also availble. 215-536-7242.
Springtown Inn: Three-course Take-out Date Night for two, Feb. 12, includes artisan cheese board; choice of chicken Parmesan, surf and turf (6-ounce filet mignon and 4-ounce lobster tail with potatoes and vegetables) or lobster carbonara; and chocolate covered strawberries and champagne splits. $85. 610-346-7262.
TK’s Bar and Grill, Upper Mount Bethel Township: Valentine’s Day specials include seafood medley (shrimp, scallops and clams over linguine with house-made marinara sauce) for $32.99, prime rib for $25.99 and 8-ounce lobster tail for $32.99. 570-897-6112.
Valentine’s Day Tasting To-Go, downtown Allentown: The $74 tasting for two, presented by Downtown Allentown Business Alliance, includes two of the following (house-made doughnuts, bellini cocktail or mimosa from The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar), four-pack of Granny’s Bakeshop (dark chocolate raspberry bread pudding imperial stout) and raspberry ricotta cake from Bru Daddy’s Brewing Co., breakfast burger poutine from Bell Hall and dessert pretzels (buttery cinnamon pretzels with house-made chocolate dipping sauce) and two cranberry lime spritzer cocktails from Allentown Brew Works. Order by noon Feb. 13 for pick-up between noon and 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Downtownallentown.com.
Weathered Vineyards, Weisenberg Township: Cupid’s Delight Wine Pairing, featuring white chocolate truffle with chardonnay, chocolate dipped strawberry with frontenac gris, chocolate cherry cheesecake with pinot noir and wine-infused brownie with melange. $15. Order by 5 p.m. Feb. 8for pick-up on Valentine’s weekend. Weathered-vineyards.square.site.
ZEST bar+grille, Bethlehem: Valentine’s Day menu includes appetizers such as charred octopus, duck confit agnolotti and she crab bisque; entrees such as Chilean sea bass, grilled filet mignon and lobster tails; and desserts such as champagne pound cake, chocolate strawberry tart and milk chocolate bundino. Prices vary. Customers also can opt for a heat-and-serve Valentine’s Day dinner for two, featuring entree choices of twin filet mignon ($110), lobster tails ($110) and surf and turf, featuring twin filet mignon and two full lobster tails ($132). 610-419-4320.
Other spots to consider include: Adagio in Bethlehem, The Bayou in Bethlehem and Easton, Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem Township, Bellissimo Ristorante in Allentown, The Buckeye Tavern in Lower Macungie Township, Coopersburg Diner, Fiamma Italian Grill in Hanover Township, Northampton County, Edge in Bethlehem, Giacomo’s Italian Market in Quakertown, Good Jakes in Coopersburg, Greenhouse Enoteca in Allentown, Iron Mule Restaurant & Bar in Williams Township, Kasey’s on the Delaware in Tinicum Township, Limeport Inn in Lower Milford Township, Marblehead Chowder House in Palmer Township, Mario’s Italian Eatery in Easton, Mersin on Main in Nazareth, Ocean in Easton, Porters’ Pub in Easton, The Shelby in Lower Macungie Township, Slopeside Pub & Grill in Lower Towamensing Township, Social Still in Bethlehem, Surv in Forks Township, Takumi Sushi in Palmer Township, Tapas on Main in Bethlehem, Tavern at the Sun Inn in Bethlehem, Three Oak Steakhouse in Easton, The Trapp Door in Upper Milford Township, Two Rivers Brewing Co. in Easton, Union and Finch in Allentown, Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar in Bethlehem, The Vineyard Restaurant in Fountain Hill, Vivo Italian Kitchen in South Whitehall Township, Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern in Upper Saucon Township and Youell’s Oyster House in Allentown.