Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Dining in the D

By: Amber Ogden | February 10, 2016
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This Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and if you’re planning on taking your love out for a romantic meal, it’s time to make a reservation! While there are plenty of romantic, date-night appropriate restaurants in the D, there are also several hosting special dining events throughout V-Day weekend.

Here are a few options to consider:

Public House

On Sunday, Feb. 14, you’re in for a brunch and dinner treat at this Ferndale restaurant.

The day’s specialty menu includes Red Velvet Waffles with white chocolate, macerated strawberries and whipped mascarpone for brunch, along with the likes of Apple and Chestnut Soup and Braised Lamb Shank for dinner. Be there at 10 a.m. for brunch!

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The Inn at St. John’s 5ive Restaurant, located in Plymouth, is a go-to date spot, due to the ambiance and great menu. For Valentine’s Day weekend, the restaurant is serving a special menu Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14.

Share a Crab Cake Duo or Lemongrass Chicken Potstickers, then move on to the main course. Diver Scallop, Michigan Maple Glazed Salmon and Harvest Spinach Pappardelle are just a few of the options. Don’t forget about the Valentine’s wine special, which includes half off house wine by the glass or bottle. To make a reservation, email


Located inside Detroit’s MotorCity Casino Hotel, enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner here on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. The three course pre-fixe menu costs $90 per person.

Start the meal with Firecracker Shrimp or Kale Caesar Salad, then select from entrees including Surf and Turf for Two, Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops and Lobster Carbonara. Be sure to save room for dessert!

Michigan Beer Company

Nothing says, “I love you” quite like sharing a flight of Michigan craft beer! Enjoy Valentine’s Day at this Novi newcomer with a meal prepared by chef Jeff Krulikowski. For $79.95, couples can enjoy a choice of appetizer, soup or salad, entrees, dessert and a beer flight.

Entrée options include Pan-Roasted Black Bass, Filet Mignon and Apple Cider Glazed Roast Duck Breast.

After purchasing your tickets online, call the restaurant at 248-308-2717 to make a reservation.

No matter where you choose to dine out on Valentine’s Day, always remember: the way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach. Happy Valentine’s Day!