January 19

6 Ways To Casually Celebrate Valentine’s day in Plano, TX


Many people believe that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so this Valentine’s Day, why not surprise your significant other with a romantic date to remember at a special restaurant? There are plenty of great dining options and other fun occasions in Plano where you can spend a beautiful evening.

If you haven’t decided what to do for the big day yet, we’ve put together a rundown of some of our local favorites to help you make up your mind. Pick up your date in your new, comfortable Hyundai and take them to one of the following spots.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

You can’t go wrong with a classic steak dinner paired with some delicious wine options. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is highly rated by locals, thanks both to its top-tier menu and excellent service. Though you will get a five-star dinner here, don’t worry about it being too formal; the dress code is smart casual.

Some choice steak favorites include the Tomahawk steak and the filet with butter-poached lobster on top. Did we mention that, in addition to its great steaks, this restaurant also serves some mouthwatering seafood options? Share the seafood tower before your main course to see what the kitchen has to offer.

Fleming’s is perfect for couples who want to enjoy a gourmet meal without the stuffy atmosphere at other upscale restaurants.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

You may not be able to take a flight to Italy this Valentine’s Day, but you can always get a taste of Rome at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Located within the Shops at Willow Bend, Maggiano’s has plenty of delightful Italian dishes inspired by homemade recipes.

The building itself is styled to look like an elegant old-world mansion, giving customers a taste of Europe before they even enter the restaurant doors. Take your partner to the stores and pick up something special, then enjoy a hearty delightful dinner at Maggiano’s after an afternoon of shopping. Valet service is provided, so you don’t even have to worry about finding a parking spot on this busy night.

Valentine’s Day Cruise

If you want to try something a little different from visiting your local restaurant, why not opt for the Valentine’s Day Cruise on Lake Lewisville provided by Arispop Cruise? Though day cruises take place throughout the year, the boats do something special for Valentine’s Day on February 11, 12, and 14, when they offer a romantically arranged itinerary on board.

The cruise takes approximately two hours and includes a three-course meal, live music, and a comedy performance. Several time slots are available on Valentine’s Day itself, so whether you and your partner are early birds or night owls, you can find a time that works for you.

On Tuesday, February 14, cruises set off at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., or 9 p.m. The latest price for the cruise is $129, which is more affordable than most places that offer a Valentine’s Day three-course meal for two with live entertainment, not to mention the cruise itself. The boat leaves from Sam’s Dock at 1481 East Hill Park Road in Lewisville.

Anaya’s Seafood Scratch Kitchen

Anaya’s Seafood Scratch Kitchen serves some of the freshest seafood around. If you and your partner love mouthwatering dishes in a friendly, casual environment, make a reservation here and get ready for a fun date night on Valentine’s Day.

Customer favorites include oysters, Dynamite Shrimp tacos, New England clam chowder, New Orleans creole gumbo, and garlic parmesan flounder. It’s almost impossible to go wrong when choosing from this menu, as Anaya’s is one of the most highly-rated restaurants in town and has perfected every aspect of the dining experience. To enhance your enjoyment, make sure to order their rich desserts or one of their many expertly crafted cocktails, including tropical flavors, martinis, margaritas, and old fashioneds.

Bella Italia Ristorante

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a cozier atmosphere, you and your partner will love Bella Italia Ristorante. This authentic Italian eatery serves a wide range of pasta dishes, other Italian classics, and several delectable desserts. Frequent customers rave about the seafood pasta, stromboli, gnocchi, and, best of all, the incredible tiramisu.

The restaurant emphasizes fresh ingredients and a casual, intimate atmosphere where customers can relax and feel at home while enjoying a relatively low-key ambiance. For Valentine’s Day, make sure you make your reservations in advance, as the space is small and fills up quickly.

The restaurant provides an excellent wine selection featuring many vintages from Italy and around the world to complement the delicious food; however, you’re welcome to bring your own bottle. You’ll just have to pay a corkage fee. So, if you and your partner have been waiting for a special occasion to open a bottle you’re particularly fond of, go ahead and use this upcoming Valentine’s Day as your perfect excuse.

Yao Fuzi

Experience the creative Chinese cuisine and elegant yet relaxed atmosphere of Yao Fuzi this Valentine’s Day. Even if you think you’ve tasted every Chinese dish in the area, we guarantee this restaurant will surprise you with its original and innovative mix of flavors and cooking.

Try the soup dumpling, spicy water fish (chef recommended), panko-crusted duck, or the Shanghai-style lobster if you want to splurge on a luxurious dinner. The decor is upscale yet understated, and the dim lighting combined with the red accents create a very romantic mood.

Make reservations in advance, as Yao Fuzi’s reputation as a top destination for Chinese cuisine has made it an incredibly popular spot in North Texas.

Do something new this Valentine’s Day by dining at one of our favorite spots in the Plano area or taking a romantic cruise around Lake Lewisville. If you know of a special romantic spot around town that we missed, please contact us at Huffines Hyundai Plano and let us know, as we would love to feature it in a future post.


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