In case you’ve forgotten, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Although the holiday’s origin is shrouded in mystery and has a seemingly dark past, today it serves as a great opportunity to show appreciation for those you love while supporting a small business or two in the process. Here are a few ideas for a local Valentine’s Day dinner in Corpus Christi.
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill | $99 per person
Enchant the night away at The Republic of Texas Bar and Grill with a special Valentine’s Day dinner. The chef has hand-selected a flavorsome four-course meal including soups, salads, entrees and dessert. The Valentine’s dinner will run from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. Call (361) 886-3515 to reserve a table.
The Roughian | $85 per person
Dig into the finest of feats at The Roughian with its Valentine’s Day dinner programming. Though the dinners scheduled for Feb. 9-14 are already sold out, the love-themed menu continues Feb. 16-17 and on Feb. 24. Diners can expect bacon and leek basmati pilaf, verde salat, and more as part of the multi-course meal. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Not feeling a whole dinner? Order a croissant bouquet to go!
Coasters | $85 per person
Have a glass of wine or champagne with a five-course meal featuring charcuterie boards and beef wellington at Coasters on Feb. 14. Taking place from 5-9 p.m., the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Dinner will include gorgeous marina views and live music. Call (361)-226-1437 to make a reservation.
Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant | $39.95 per person + $10 table reservation
Visit the Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant for some authentic Thai food in the form of a four-course meal including a delicious Coconut Jelly Thai dessert. Due to limited seating, the Valentine’s Day dinner will have two sessions, the first from 5-7 p.m. and the second from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. Call 361-257-1444 for a reservation.
Music at Bellino Ristorante | Prices vary
Stop by Bellino Ristorante for a captivating performance inspired by love on Feb. 12. TAMU-CC students, along with Dr. Susan Gouthro and Paul Erickson on the piano, present “Love is in the Air” and will be singing Italian Arias starting at 6:30 p.m. While listening to the performance, you can enjoy authentic Italian and Sicilian cuisine, a glass or two of wine and a romantic evening with the one you love.
A Heart-Shaped Pizza and a Picnic| Starting at $25
Pre-order a 20-inch heart-shaped pizza from House of Rock between Feb. 13 through Feb.16 and surprise your significant other, best friend or even buy it for yourself! Choose from an assortment of toppings such as pepperoni, artichoke hearts, black olives, onions and more. Then, grab a blanket and some drinks and head out to your favorite local park for a picnic date. The House of Rock is open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.