Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in the Valley – Places Our Moms Suggest


Recommended by our contributors and readers, check out our favorite spots for Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in Phoenix!

Is there anything more romantic than sharing a delicious meal together? Add in a new place you are experiencing together, even take out, and it can give your meal a sense of adventure! We hope these give you a few new Valentine’s Day Dinner ideas! 

Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Blue Hound Kitchen – Next to Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Blue Hound offers all the comforts of a neighborhood joint in the heart of downtown’s bustling cityscape. Think sleek and urban, minus the fuss.

The Farm at South Mountain – Quiessence at The Farm delivers an authentic “farm-to-table” experience using local produce, meat and wine to create a refined, hand-crafted menu. Sourcing on-site from Soil & Seed Garden, Chef Dustin Christofolo curates each week’s menu using freshly harvested vegetables, edible flowers, eggs and herbs. Tucked away near the back of the property at the Farm at South Mountain, Quiessence delivers farm-focused and uncomplicated cuisine in a very special intimate setting. The restaurant features a delightful array of cheeses, artisan breads, handcrafted pastas and local produce, with unique indoor and award-winning outdoor dining. The wine list features both domestic and Arizona wines, as well as an international reserve list.

Federal Pizza – Housed in the restored 1950’s First Federal Bank building designed by Al Beadle, Federal Pizza is a midcentury-meets-modern restaurant specializing in wood fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, and salads. Also not to miss are our selection of wines, old school wine coolers and craft beer on tap and in bottles.


Arrowhead Grill – From the moment you first set eyes on an Arrowhead Grill steak, you know you’re in for a special meal. The searing steak, still sizzling in the iron skillet as it’s brought to your table, is a work of perfection, and a savory one at that. Come in and see for yourself.

Fuego Bistro – Zagat Survey 2017
“Tucked away” in North Central Phoenix, this “reasonably priced” Pan-Latin practitioner produces “novel” dishes that are “served with a smile and attention to detail;” “romantic” outdoor dining in the courtyard is an “experience not to be missed.” 

Tia Carmen – Renowned chef Angelo Sosa’s restaurant at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort + Spa. Tia Carmen pays homage to chef Sosa’s Aunt (Tía) Carmen and celebrates the local landscape, farmers and community of the Southwest reflecting a mix of tradition and modernity. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu will showcase flavors imbued from a wood-fired grill and American Indian and heirloom food products.

Rough Rider – Victorian era cocktails with a contemporary flair paired with modern American cuisine.

Buck and Rider – We do whatever it takes to serve the finest just-caught fish and shellfish of the East, West, and Gulf coasts and beyond.

Pyro – Our diverse menu walks the line of Japanese American Bistro, with our chefs harnessing the power of open flame, live fire-cooking that allows the enhanced natural flavors of each ingredient to shine through.

The White Chocolate Grill – The White Chocolate Grill offers an expansive menu of classic American fare; made from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients.

Doughbird – Nothing else can quite satisfy cravings for comfort food quite like the offbeat combination of house-made pizza and tender, juicy rotisserie chicken.

Cafe Monarch – Named by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

Let us know what restaurants we should add to the list! And we hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day!



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