The International Day of Love is coming up and whether you are heart-eyes over it or just think it’s another Hallmark holiday, there is no shortage of excellent restaurant choices in Irving for Valentine’s Day. If you’re like me, then food is your love language. What better way to show your love this Valentine’s Day than sharing a delicious meal with your significant other, friends or family? Dining in, take-out at home or just looking for an elevated cocktail and appetizers, check out these lovely Irving favorites for a romantic Valentine’s Day!
Sanjh Restaurant & Bar
5250 N O'Connor Blvd. Suite 146 | (972) 239-1800
You're going to want to add this beautiful spot to your must-eat list. Sanjh Restaurant & Bar is garnering great reviews. The newly opened elevated Indian restaurant in Water Street is a high-end romantic experience. Treat your sweetheart to an enchanting evening of exquisite ambiance along Lake Carolyn. Indulge in a three-course dinner menu featuring Bharwan Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Jhinga, Gulnaar Kofta and Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Rack. End on a sweet note with Strawberry Romanoff or Kulfi. The Valentine's menu is $125 per person including a glass of champagne or mocktail and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Grab a reservation and enjoy the experience.
Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse
310 West Las Colinas Blvd. | (469) 208-7977
The definition of tableside service, Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse is a true gem located in the Toyota Music Factory. Fresh meats seared to perfection in an all-you-can-eat style is the best way to say, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” While some may advise not to fill up on the salad bar, the high-quality ingredients and delicious sides at Blaze beckon your taste buds for more. If you are looking to elevate your meal, Blaze offers buttery lobster tails for an additional cost. Be sure to leave some room for dessert and a champagne toast to your loved one.
Mexican Sugar Cocina y Cantina
3215 Regent Blvd. | (469) 313-1300
Combine margaritas, tacos and one of the most beautiful interiors and patios in Irving, and you've captured the perfect Valentine's Day! Mexican Sugar Cocina y Cantina is elevating the Latin food game in Irving through fresh ingredients, delicious chef-curated dishes and cocktails that both look beautiful and taste amazing. Many entrees are perfect for sharing and you can spice up your date night with a margarita flight or tequila tasting. If you are looking to take your fiesta home, enjoy easy curbside pickup!
Pacific Table - Las Colinas
5238 N O'Connor Blvd. #136 | (972) 957-7620
If your ideal Valentine’s Day includes fresh oysters and champagne, then head to Pacific Table! Fresh seafood and chef-driven menu items make this Water Street favorite a picturesque meal for any occasion. If the weather permits, opt to sit on their beautiful lakeside patio that features a fire pit. You can also dine at their gorgeous bar or a booth in the floor-to-ceiling windowed dining room.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
3080 Ranch Trail | (469) 296-6688
Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable "Token of Love" dining experience at Fogo de Chão in North Irving. Amidst the warm ambiance and flickering candlelight, savor tender cuts of perfectly grilled meats and indulge in an array of delectable sides and salads. Let the passion of Brazilian churrasco ignite your romance as you toast to love and laughter in this enchanting setting. You know you're always going to have a good meal here. Make your reservations soon because this popular spot will fill up.
The Blue Fish
320 West Las Colinas Blvd. #110 | (469) 206-0305
Sushi is one of my favorite dishes any time of the year, but for Valentine’s Day, The Blue Fish kicks it up a notch for the perfect meal. This award-winning Japanese kitchen puts an extra emphasis on quality and freshness that can be experienced with each bite. Even if you are not one for raw seafood, The Blue Fish offers a wide variety of Japanese favorites that will be perfect for date night. Try the Kobe sizzler that lets you cook your beautifully marbled, thin-sliced steak to perfection on a hot rock. Order a bottle of sake for the table and enjoy some of the best dining in Irving.
9462 N MacArthur Blvd. | (972) 556-2465
Featuring classic Italian food with a view, Bruno's Ristorante is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike and for good reason! Located along the canals in Valley Ranch, Bruno’s offers the best service and delicious entrees for all to enjoy. Whether you want to keep it simple with some of the best pasta in Irving or go extra special for date night with a beautiful ribeye steak, Bruno’s has it all - even live, romantic piano music. Choose a bottle from their extensive wine list or enjoy a cocktail from their skilled bartenders.
5240 N O'Connor Blvd. #160 | (214) 496-0590
Always offering a bright and refreshing meal, Hugo's Invitados is a community favorite. Since opening in 2018, Hugo’s has shown North Texas what fresh Latin ingredients can do to elevate classic dishes of Mexico into beautiful and flavorful creations. Dining at Hugo’s is always a treat and the beautiful floral interior will make anyone feel special this Valentine’s Day. With a large selection of tequilas and mezcals, be sure to ask their friendly staff for some cocktail recommendations to compliment your meal.
La Margarita Mod Mex Kitchen and Rita Lounge
2922 N Belt Line Rd. | (972) 570-1137
Every meal at La Margarita feels special with their chef-driven menu, refreshing cocktails and incredible staff. Choose between their dining room to enjoy modern Mexican cuisine or the Rita Lounge for a unique experience including bar bites handcrafted by the head chef and paired with freshly infused margaritas. My personal favorite is the hibiscus jalapeno margarita. When spending Valentine’s Day at La Margarita, the sopapillas are a must and a great pairing to enjoy with champagne! All of the incredible margaritas and entrees at La Margarita can also be enjoyed to-go!
Two Mules Cantina
501 West Las Colinas Blvd. | (469) 577-4599
Everyone’s idea of romance is different, but a twinkle-lit courtyard with Old Mexico charm, a refreshing tequila cocktail in your hand and live music all sounds pretty romantic to me. Find this and more at Two Mules Cantina located inside the Texican Court Hotel. Celebrate with the one you love with the Two Mules' special four-course Valentine's Menu, available for dinner from February 11 - 17. Reservations are required.
215 Mandalay Dr | (972) 556-2525
A truly unique dining experience in Irving, Venetian Terrace allows guests to enjoy a meal right on the Mandalay Canals. While the restaurant is only open for lunch, you do not want to miss the opportunity to share an Italian meal while watching the gondolas on the Mandalay Canal float by. From pasta to fresh seafood dishes, Venetian Terrace is the perfect matinee Valentine's Day experience. With Valentine’s Day being on a Wednesday this year, if you don't think you can sneak away for a romantic lunch, order your meal at Venetian Terrace to-go and enjoy later that night at home. You can also call directly at (972) 556-2525 to inquire about a Special Venetian Date Night.
Villa's Brazilian Steakhouse Grill
137 S Main St. | (972) 259-2939
Tucked away in the historic Heritage District in downtown Irving, Villa’s Grill is a great dining experience for Valentine’s Day. Their friendly staff and delicious meats carved tableside create a romantic and memorable evening. This family-owned restaurant with set dinner prices allows you to enjoy as much as you can eat with high-quality meats and salad bar sides, including traditional Brazilian tastes like fried polenta and grilled pineapple. If you are looking to enjoy this Valentine’s Day at home, try one of the Villa’s Grill platters like the Picanha Plate with garlic picanha and a side of rice and beans.
Wherever you end up in Irving this Valentine’s Day, remember to spread the love to your local servers and cooks as they work through one of the year’s busiest shifts. Also, be sure to make your reservations early to avoid long wait times. Cheers, y’all, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day!