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Valentine Dinner Specials—2013

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When you think of Valentine's Day gifts, what to mind? For me, it's candy, chocolate and flowers. After those are checked off the list, many head out for a romantic dinner. This year, Louisville restaurants are ready for amorous couples and there is a meal for every budget. Impellizzeri's has a pizza special, featuring dinner for two under $25, and other restaurants are serving up seafood and steak for over $100 a couple. Looking for ideas beyond dinner? Check out this list of ways to celebrate the holiday.

Asiatique

Where: Asiatique
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
Dinner includes a starter, salad, entree and dessert for $50 per person. Some items on the menu are salmon, rib eye, duck and more. Asiatique is at 1767 Bardstown Rd. Call (502) 451.2749 to reserve a table.

Belle of Louisville Cruise

Where: Belle of Louisville
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16
Relax on an Ohio River cruise. A DJ will be playing music and dancing is encouraged. Dinner is served, the price is $50 per person. The boat boards at 6:30 p.m. and departs at 7 p.m. Expect to be back on land at 9 p.m.

Bernheim Forest

Where: Bernheim Forest
When: Friday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 9
An annual event, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest celebrates Valentine's Day with dinner and dancing. The candlelit dinner is $120 per couple for Bernheim members. If you aren't a member, the cost is $150 per couple. Appetizers, salads along with an entree and a dessert are included. If you want anything other than iced tea or coffee, visit the cash bar.

Bristol East

Where: Bristol East
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
Specials for the holiday of romance include scallops, beef and lobster mashed potatoes. There will be dessert specials, too. The Bristol East is located at 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Call (502) 426-0627 for more information.

Bristol Highlands

Where: Bristol Highlands
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
Does herb-braised beef rib and whipped potatoes sound good? Then the Highlands Bristol is the perfect spot for your Valentine's meal. The Bristol Highlands is located at 1321 Bardstown Rd. Call (502) 456-1702 for more information.

Bristol Jeffersonville

Where: Bristol Jeffersonville
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16
Special menu items will focus on Valentine's Day. Expect to see lobster, shrimp tortellini and bone-in prime rib. Wine pairings are offered for each dish. The Bristol in Jeffersonville is located at 700 W. Riverside Dr. Call (812) 218-1995 for more details.

Corbett's, An American Place

Where: Corbett's
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
Since the holiday of romance falls on a weekday, Corbett's features lunch and dinner specials. The prix fixe lunch is $35 a person and includes petit filet or blackened shrimp, salad and dessert. Call (502) 327-5058 for more information.

English Grill

Where: Corbett's
When: Saturday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 14
Located in the Brown Hotel, this festive Valentine's Day dinner is offered two nights. The price is $85 per person and the dinner features five courses. Call (502) 736-2996 to make a reservation.

Hillbilly Tea

Where: Hillbilly Tea
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
This is year three for Hillbilly Tea's Valentine's Day dinner. Seating is at 7 p.m. and reservations are required. The price is $69 for two. Skirt steak is on the menu, but there is a vegetarian option, grilled bourbon marinated tempeh. Vegan options are available, but only if requested in advance.

Impellizzeri's

Where: All Impellizzeri's Locations
When: Thursday, Feb. 14
After 4 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Impellizzeri's is offering dinner for two at $24.99, including salad, a heart shaped pizza and dessert. The first 50 ladies to walk into each location will get an added Valentine's Day gift.

Proof on Main

Where: Proof
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16
In addition to their regular menu, Proof is serving up a romantic three course dinner. The price is $65 per person. Besides, with a hotel full or art and a naked gold man in front of the establishment, there will be plenty to talk about. Call (502) 217.6360 for reservations.

Rivue

Where: Rivue at Galt House
When: Friday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 16
For $150 per couple, diners enjoy salads, beef filet, jumbo shrimp and more. Plus, since Rivue is on top of the Galt House, you'll have a stunning and romantic view of the Ohio River.

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