Valentine’s Day Specials in Bethesda and Montgomery County

Many area restaurants are offering fixed-price meals and wine pairings


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Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for couples to embark on a romantic evening of wining and dining, but two local restaurants are providing an option for singles, too, on Wednesday’s holiday.

The Daily Dish in Silver Spring and the Dish & Dram in Kensington, which are under the same owners, are both offering “Anti-Valentine’s Daymenus, with both happy hour and dinner offerings for single people, such as "Shot Through the Heart" and "Dark, Stormy and Divorced" drinks and "Eat Your Heart Out" ravioli stuffed with lobster, shrimp and cheese. Both restaurants are still offering traditional holiday menus as well, with a $50 three-course meal at both.

Here are some other offerings at local restaurants:

City Perch

The Pike & Rose spot is offering a $60 three-course meal including potato aligot popovers, filet and lobster, and truffles for dessert. Champagne pairings are available at $15 for a glass.

Del Fresco Grill

Del Fresco Grill in North Bethesda will have entrees including the bone-in filet mignon and special desserts. There will also be a number of red wines available.

The Grilled Oyster Company

The Potomac and NW Washington, D.C., restaurants will have a dinner and ballet, with two prix fixe menus and the regular menu available. The ballet performance is Romeo and Juliet from The Washington Ballet.

Jaleo

The downtown Bethesda tapas restaurant will offer Spanish black truffle specials and three tasting menus, available for $55, $70 and $95. The regular menu will also be available, and all dinner guests will receive a complimentary rosé cava toast. Jaleo is hosting a pre-Valentine’s date night the day before.

Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna in downtown Bethesda has a special $45 three-course dinner with an optional wine pairing for $20 per person. The meal includes a hommus and baba ghanoush appetizer and a selection of entrees ranging from fatteh eggland to shrimp kabob.

Mon Ami Gabi

The French bistro on Bethesda Row has specials that started Thursday and go through Valentine’s day. The restaurant is bringing back its warm flourless chocolate cake topped with vanilla Chantilly and fresh raspberries.

Old Angler’s Inn

The Potomac seafood spot is offering a $75 three-course meal with a $45 wine pairing. Entrees include breast of duck and pan-seared scallops.

Pandora

Rockville restaurant Pandora is hosting a dinner and jazz event with a three-course surf and turf dinner and two glasses of wine for $75 to $129. The Lazzies Foure jazz band will play New Orleans-style jazz and swing music.

Tavira

The Chevy Chase restaurant has a three-course meal for $55. Entrees include grilled Portuguese salt-cod fish and roasted duck-moulard.

If you know of a restaurant with a Valentine's Day special, email joseph.zimmermann@bethesdamagazine.com to have it added to this list.

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