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Where to Eat Out for Valentine's Day



Now through Feb. 14

Wow your sweetheart with a heart-shaped pizza from Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant. Place your order today—the pizzas are menu price, large and small. Advance orders are appreciated. Visit gallucios-de.com or call 655-3689 for more information.

Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant, 1709 Lovering Ave., Wilmington


Feb. 9–10, 11, 14 and 17

The Hotel Du Pont has a number of romantic and delectable events going on all week for you and your sweetheart. From Feb. 9-10, make a reservation for a five-course dinner, where guests will also receive complimentary chocolate demonstrations and tastings. On Sunday, Feb. 11, dine in the Green Room during the Rose Petal Brunch for $55 per person. Is lunch more your style? Then make a plan to meet on Valentine’s Day for the Lovebirds Two Course Lunch, available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for $28 per person. Finally, on Saturday, Feb. 17 the Hotel is hosting a chocolate tea from 3-5 p.m. The event is $32 per person and $16 for children under 12 and free for children under 5. To view more information about these events, visit the hotel website to make reservations, call 594-3154.

Hotel Du Pont, 42 West 11th St., Wilmington


Feb. 9–18

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Dine at Market Kitchen & Bar—the hotel’s restaurant—and enjoy a romantic, four-course menu for $68 per person. Or reserve a seat on Friday, February 16 at the Valentine’s Chef’s Table, where chef Robert will create five savory courses in a romantic candle-lit space. Guests will receive a free overnight room with this event—for reservations call 631-1551. There are also a variety of romantic room packages available for you and your sweetheart—check out the hotel’s specials for more information.

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, 100 Continental Drive, Newark


Feb. 10–17

Caffè Gelato is offering a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner with seatings daily from 3-10 p.m. Prices start at $138 per couple, but jump to $157 per couple with a table seating and a dozen red roses, $158 per couple with booth seating and $177 per couple with booth seating and a dozen red roses (gratuity not included). Call 738-5811 for a reservation and visit caffegelato.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ValentinesDay_2018.pdf to view the menu.

Caffè Gelato, 90 E. Main St., Newark


Domaine Hudson is offering a special chef inspired five-course prix fixe menu as well as the a la carte menu. The special menu is available from Saturday, Feb.10 to Saturday, Feb. 17 (the restaurant is closed on Sunday, Feb. 11). The five courses are $85; paired with five wines is $130. View the complete menu on the website.

Domaine Hudson, 1314 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 655-9463


Feb. 12–17

Chelsea Tavern and Ernest & Scott Taproom are hosting Downtown Valentine’s Week. For $75 per couple, choose between two packages (each include a three-course dinner and two glasses of champagne).

Chelsea Tavern, 821 N. Market St., Wilmington, 738-5811
Ernest & Scott Taproom, 902 N. Market St., Wilmington, 384-8113


Feb. 14 beginning at 3 p.m.

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, which is located in SugarHouse Casino, is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for two. The meal is $175 per couple and includes a four-course dinner, Champagne toast and individual specialty dessert cakes.

Guests can make reservations by calling (215) 717-3900 or by visiting hugosphilly.com.

SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.


Feb. 14 beginning at 4 p.m.

Legends at Delaware Park is hosting a prix fixe menu for two for $79.95. Couples will each enjoy their own salad and share an appetizer, and have a choice of two entrees (grilled mahi-mahi or lobster risotto). Dessert is raspberry-lemon cake. Reservations are suggested; call 994-2521 ext. 7476.

Legends, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington


V&M Bistro is featuring a number of romantic specials, including pistachio encrusted salmon and midnight black seafood risotto. Don’t forget to try a red velvet cake martini or iced pear cocktail.

V&M Bistro, 1717 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 479-7999


Feb. 14 from 5–9 p.m.

Dine at the Historic Tilton Mansion on oysters, surf and turf, pomegranate red velvet cake and more. Nonmembers are welcome—call 658-5125 for reservations.

University & Whist Club, 805 N. Broom St., Wilmington


Feb. 14 beginning at 5 p.m.

1861 Restaurant in Middletown will be offering dinner specials, its regular menu and cocktail specials. Some of the specials include tuna tartare, aged Gouda fondue, scallops and duck breast. Call 376-7956 or visit the website for a reservation.

1861 Restaurant, 423 North Broad St., Middletown


Columbus Inn is offering a Valentine’s Day four-course prix fixe menu for $60 per person and will also offer nightly features and wine specials throughout the week. There will also be a number of ‘specialty bubbles’ to choose from.

Columbus Inn, 2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 571-1492


EasySpeak Spirits is offering a candlelit dinner for $59 per couple. Couples will share a salad, an appetizer, a main course, a pizza and will have a choice of dessert and will receive a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations are required—call 503-3313 or email marissa@easyspeakspirits.com.

EasySpeak Spirits, 586 Milford Harrington Hwy., Milford


Feb. 14 from 6–9 p.m.

Join Fish On for a special wine dinner. Shower your taste buds with six wines from Spain and South America paired with five culinary creations. Dinner is $59 per person; call 645-9790 or email billy@sodelconcepts.com to make a reservation.

Fish On, 17300 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes


Feb. 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Pig and Publican is hosting its first annual Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner. Reservations are required for this five-course dinner, which includes items such as raw oysters, an aphrodisiac salad and drunken berries. Dinner is $49.95 (excluding gratuity). Call 313-4487 for more information or to make a reservation.

The Pig and Publican, 516 E. Savannah Road, Lewes


Feb. 14 beginning at 7 p.m.

Maiale Deli & Salumeria is offering an exclusive four-course menu for $79 per couple. Space is limited to only 16 couples—the menu includes lobster bisque; a wedge salad; filet mignon with a baked potato and haricots verts and a layered coconut cake. Call 691-5269 to reserve your table or go to the website to purchase your ticket.

Maiale Deli & Salumeria, 3301 Lancaster Ave, Suite 3D, Wilmington


Wednesday, Feb. 14

Harry’s Seafood Grill is offering handmade “Brandied Apricot Chocolate Truffles.” Pick up a box for your sweetheart, or come to the bar and pair with a delicate Rosé from our extensive wine list.

Make a night of it & enjoy a 2-course, 3 choice menu for $35.00. Dessert offerings will be a Flourless Chocolate Torte, Strawberries Romanoff & Apple Rose Tart.

Harry’s Seafood Grill, 101 S Market St, Wilmington, 302-777-1500


Feb. 14–15

Sedona Bethany Beach is partnering with Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery to create a four-course, small plates tasting menu. Choose between two food options for each course (think Thai curry meatballs or orange chicken stir fry). The menu is $40 per person (the regular menu is also available); call 539-1200 to make a reservation.

Sedona Bethany Beach, 26 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach


Feb. 14, 16 and 17

Mexican Post is offering a three-course special. For only $45 per couple—choose your appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Reservations are accepted.

Mexican Post, 3100 Namaans Road, Wilmington, 478-3939


Feb. 14–17

Enjoy a few chef specials At The Rail, such as truffled lobster soup and beef short rib.

At The Rail, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 994-2521


Blackwall Hitch is offering a special, four-course menu on Feb. 14 that will also be available along with the full dinner menu from Feb. 15-17. The special menu is $65 per person and includes options such as lobster bisque, fried green tomatoes, veal chop and strawberry shortcake. To view the full menu, visit the website; to make a reservation, call 226-0550.

Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach


Feb. 14–18

In addition to its regular menu, Tonic Bar and Grille is offering its guests an array of special appetizers—like chicken satay and salmon gravlax—and a variety of appetizers, including a grilled pork chop, chateaubriand, 6 oz. surf and turf and a duo of mussels.

Tonic Bar & Grille11 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 302-777-2040


Feb. 16

Eden Restaurant is hosting a Long Meadow Ranch of Napa Wine dinner. Enjoy four courses, each expertly paired with a different wine.

Eden Restaurant, 23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330

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