The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)
Valentine’s Day restaurant options around Connecticut
Treat your Valentine to a special meal this Feb. 14. The holiday falls on a Tuesday, but several Connecticut restaurants are extending their menu offerings for several days.
The Cottage in Westport will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 starting at 5 p.m., with a la carte specials available in addition to the regular menu. Reservations: 203-5573701.
The Cottage’s Greenwich location will feature an a la carte lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the regular menu with celebratory specials for dinner. Reservations: 203-769-1220.
OKO in Westport will be open on Valentine’s Day, offering its a la carte menu with seatings starting at 5 p.m. Visit okokitchen.com/westport or call 203-557-8404 for reservations.
L’Escale in Greenwich offers a special Valentine’s menu Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m., with entrees like lobster fra diavolo, local black sea bass, jumbo sea scallops, crispy duck breast duo, grilled lamb chops or filet mignon. Cost is $95 per person. Make reservations online or call 203-661-4600.
Artisan Restaurant, with locations at the Delamar Hotels in Fairfield and West Hartford, both offer $85 prix-fixe meals with main courses like jumbo sea scallops and saffron risotto, goat gouda-crusted halibut, crispy skin duck breast duo, Maine lobster fra diavolo and Angus filet mignon. For reservations, call 203-307-4222 (Fairfield) or 860-937-2525 (West Hartford).
Pier 131 in Shelton hosts Valentine’s Day dinner with specials like lobster lollipops, twin lobster tails, a specially prepared halibut and pan seared scallops. Reservations are strongly recommended. 203-513-2935.
The Wheel in Stamford offers Valentine’s specials like lobster risotto and 14-ounce prime rib. 475-270-1300.
Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill in New Haven will be celebrating “Five Days of Valentine’s,” offering specials in addition to its regular a la carte menu from Feb. 10 to 14. Specials include Lonely Hearts Club cocktail, country fried chicken of the woods, Wagyu sirloin, tagliatelle bolognese, red velvet lava cake, red miso carrot cake and more. Make
reservations online or call 203-787-3466.
Fair Haven Oyster Co. in New Haven welcomes guests for a Valentine’s Day “winter chalet” experience, available both indoors and in its outdoor greenhouses. The menu features French onion oysters, potato rosti with caviar, warm raclette with pickled baby carrots and housemade sausage, pan-roasted Arctic char and warm crepes with génépi cream, cara cara oranges and chamomile. Cost is $100; optional caviar and gin pairing
are available for an additional $50 per person. The regular menu is also available. 203-7455741.
Union League Cafe in New Haven features a three-course prix-fixe menu, with entree choices of domestic veal loin with seared foie gras, mushroom and chestnut stuffed quail, pepper-crusted filet mignon, pan-seared Arctic char, butter poached lobster and raclette ravioli with shaved black truffle. Cost is $96. Guests receive a box of chocolate truffles. 203-562-4299.
Grano Arso in Chester offers a four-course Valentine’s dinner, with course options like ricotta agnolotti, duck breast, seared scallops and affogato sundae. Cost is $70 per person; reservations are available on OpenTable. 860-3223143.
The Wharf at Madison
Beach Hotel in Madison offers its Valentine’s Day menu Feb. 10, 11, 12 and Feb. 16 to 19, with a prix-fixe menu featuring entree choices of chicken saltimbocca, maple-citrus glazed Atlantic salmon, filet and “lobster thermidor” or butternut squash ravioli.Cost is $48; $58 with filet and lobster. The regular menu is also available. Reserve online or call 203-3500014.
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook offers a Valentine’s Day menu with a la carte entrees like seared sea scallops, beef Wellington, pappardelle with porcini mushrooms, pistachiocrusted rack of lamb and lobster pot pie. Reservations: 860-388-1111.
The Shipwright’s Daughter in Mystic offers its fivecourse Valentine’s tasting menu from Feb. 11 to 14, with dishes like diver scallop, monkfish a la plancha, crispy pig’s head and banana semifreddo. Cost is $100 per person; additional wine pairing is $50. The regular menu will also be available. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. 860-536-7605.
Rosa Mexicano in West Hartford offers a $99 prix-fixe menu, with entree choices of three-cheese chile relleno or cocoa-rubbed short ribs, and chocolate empanadas as a dessert option. 860-270-0740.
Butchers & Bakers in Farmington offers its Valentine’s Day menu from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14, with specials like whole roasted beef, lobster risotto and chocolate covered strawberries. 860-470-7414.
Millwright’s Restaurant in
Simsbury will offer its Valentine’s Day four-course prix-fixe menu Feb. 10 through Feb. 14, with entree choices of mushroom bourguignon, roasted half chicken, seared salmon or New York strip. Cost is $105 per person. This will be the only menu served during that time frame. 860-651-5500.
Wood-n-Tap, with nine locations around Connecticut, offers a $38 three-course, prixfixe menu Feb. 10 to 14, with entree choices of filet medallions, stuffed sole, penne a la vodka with grilled shrimp or blackened shrimp.