For an all-around sweet Valentine head to The Peabody. Peabody Deli & Desserts is selling gourmet chocolates, chocolate hearts, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. You can place your order at 529-4188.
Chez Philippe and Capriccio Grill are offering Valentine's menus: four courses with a choice of appetizer (oysters Rockefeller or baby Arugula salad) and two entrée choices (surf and turf or pan-roasted Atlantic salmon) for $95 per person at Chez Philippe and three courses for $75 per person at Capriccio Grill. For reservations call 529-4188 or 521-4199.
Grill 83 is offering a four-course dinner for $75 per person. Chilled lobster salad with avocado purée and domestic caviar are on the menu as is "Duck Two Ways" -- crispy Hudson Valley breast and duck leg confit. Call 333-1224 for reservations.
Jim's Place will have a three-course Valentine's menu for "sweethearts who call Jim's Place their place" and for those who want a really romantic setting. Call 388-7200.
Paulette's has a four-course Valentine's menu ranging from $49.95 per person for a choice of appetizer, garden salad, dessert, and halibut with fresh jumbo lump crab meat and Creole cream sauce to $64.95 per person for the surf and turf of Maine lobster and Angus filet mignon. Call 726-5128.
Phillip Joyner will play the piano at Garlands on Valentine's Day, while diners enjoy a four-course menu offering such treats as a lobster scallop bisque, braised lamb shank with truffle creamed mushrooms, and chocolate cayenne cake for $65 per person. Call 682-5202.
At Erling Jensen the Restaurant, you can get a five-course menu for $65 per person. Lobster will be one of the entrée choices and chocolate flan or red velvet cake will await you at the end of the fabulous meal. Call 763-3700.
Wally Joe restaurant will be offering a six-course Valentine's menu for $80 per person in addition to its à la carte menu. Call 818-0821.
Di Anne Price will be performing at Cielo at 7 p.m., while you and your significant other enjoy such goodies as lobster and crab beignets and filet mignon in appelwood-smoked bacon. Cielo's four-course Valentine's menu is $75 per person. Call 524-1886.
The Beauty Shop is offering a four-course menu for $50 per person. You can chose to start the evening with foie gras ravioli before you move on to crawfish bisque and butter-poached lobster. Call 272-7111.
If you're looking for some continental comfort food, Chef Jose Gutierrez and his crew at Encore will have the right thing for you and your Valentine. The three-course menu for $55 per person offers two entrée choices. Call 528-1415 or visit opentable.com.
Zanzibar will have live music by Billy Gibson, flowers, champagne, and a special menu for $60 per person that starts out with a "Teaser" of crab cakes with red beet and horseradish rémoulade. After that, you'll hopefully be ready to "Start the Romance" with a choice of two salads, so that you can move on to the "Grand Duette," a choice of three entrées including prime rib, duck, and salmon. Finally, the "Final Touch" will satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate truffles and raspberries. Call 543-9646.
At Mikasa Japan, two special menus will be available for diners from Friday until Tuesday: dinner for two for $39.95 per couple and a sake dinner at which you'll get a sample of premium sakes paired with items from the sushi bar for $29 per person. Call 683-0000.