Last year’s Valentine’s Day options just had to be creative to score points, but this year, it’s a whole new ballgame. For those who don’t want to cook, but don’t want to take the risk of dining out during a pandemic with numbers on the rise, these Dallas restaurants are coming to the rescue with killer Valentine’s Day takeout packages perfect for takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery.
Whether celebrating alone, with a significant other, with girlfriends or not at all, this Valentine’s Day is definitely going to be different, but it doesn’t have to be less delicious thanks to these 16 takeout options.
Tacos from Mario Bros. Tacos
Available in limited quantities, Mario Bros. will be filling a heart-shaped chocolate box with tacos again this year. The little shack is opening a second location in Plano off E Park Blvd., and the original location is relocating to 8420 Abrams at Royal.
Premium pressed sushi from Sushi de Handroll
The creator of Dallas’ most beautiful mosaic sushi is planning some major, limited time upgrades this Valentine’s Day with a premium mosaic sushi box. Though usually available as a special treat any day with some notice, the specialty mosaic masterpiece will include uni, Japanese scallop, truffle-and-gold-flake topped wagyu beef and more.
Sweet or salty limited edition boxes at Uchi Dallas
With both a sweet “Valentine’s Day Sweet Box” and a savory “Curbside Caviar Box,” available for curbside pickup at Uchi, each collection of curated sweets and treats is sure to make Valentine’s Day feel special, even if it’s in your own dining room. The sweet box is designed by Uchi pastry chef Ariana Quant and includes specialty sweets like dark chocolate nougat with almonds, candied orange, lemongrass, and makrut lime, strawberry rose pâte de fruit, yuzu caramels, white chocolate habanero candied popcorn and more. The caviar box includes caviar of course, plus spoons, chips, sauces and sparkling wine. Both boxes are limited, with preorders happening through February 11 for pickup on February 13 or 14. Call (214) 855-5454 after 3:30 p.m.
Take another little pizza my heart with pies from Mimi’s, GAPCo, or Delucca
Staying home can still be special with a surprising heart-shaped pizza. Three local spots, Mimi’s Pizzeria on Northwest Highway, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company on Lowest Greenville and Delucca Gaucho Pizza in both the Design District and in Plano, are offering heart-shaped pies in honor of the cheesiest of holidays. Call each of these spots to order ahead.
Traditional, but make it to-go:
Get lucky with a Truluck’s steak and seafood feast, available curbside:
Treat yourself and your date to 16 oz. of bone-In ribeye, a 1-pound prime king crab leg, jumbo lump crab cake, parmesan mashed potatoes, asparagus, rolls and wedding cake for dessert for $150 per couple. 24 hours advance notice required, with limited quantities available.
Steakhouse chic: Fleming’s Valentine’s Day Prime Surf & Turf for two:
The steakhouse will offer a decadent 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk, Lobster Tail Scampi and Crab-Stuffed Shrimp to-go for dinner, or the unique Fleming’s Wine Box which comes with a California Cabernet Sauvignon and a bottle of Italian Prosecco, a box of truffles, tasting cards and two Riedel wine glasses.
Experience Wicked Butcher’s Valentine’s three-course menu, to-go:
Wicked Butcher, the restaurant inside The Sinclair in Fort Worth is offering a three-course Valentine’s Menu, available to-go, featuring luxurious dish options like tuna carpaccio and foie gras, New Zealand rack of lamb, 32 oz. dry aged porterhouse for two and a dark chocolate hazelnut tart. Though offered with wine pairings for those dining in, wines are available by the bottle to go along with dinner. Reservations are available online or by calling 682-231-8214.
Opulence offered up to-go at Ocean Prime
Swing by Ocean Prime on Valentine’s Day to impress your sweetie with a three-course dinner in a box, starting at $199. The uptown steakhouse’s Valentine’s Day kit comes with ingredients prepped and ready, plus step-by-step instructions to cook a complete Surf & Turf dinner for two with lobster bisque, choice of two sides, chateaubriand, rolls, soft pretzels and whipped butter, plus and a choice of shrimp scampi or Alaskan king crab legs with butter. Chocolate fondue with strawberries caps off the night, and the whole boxed dinner comes complete with a candle in a special scent unique to Ocean Prime.
Northern Italian Love up north at Taverna at Legacy West
Available for dine-in or to-go, a special menu featuring dishes like Lobster Tail with beef tenderloin, dark chocolate cake and asparagus tagliolini are all available on Taverna’s Valentine’s Day menu all weekend long.
To Celebrate the Year of the Ox and Valentine’s Day:
Share a big bowl of Bun Thang noodle soup at Ngon
Knock out Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day in one meal, pick up a special soup from Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen on Greenville Avenue. The dish is called Bun Thang and it features rice noodles in a chicken broth with dried shrimp floss, shredded chicken, Vietnamese ham, fried egg, pickled daikon, shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese sausage The dish is only available for one week, between Friday, February 12 and Friday, February 19, and orders come with traditional gifts of gold or red envelopes with gift cards throughout the week.
For a semi-homemade Valentine’s Day:
Pasta in your kitchen, via Partenope
Available the entire month of February (and note that Partenope is closed on the 14th because it’s a Sunday), order up a Spaghetti all Scarpariello kit online for curbside pick-up. The $55 kit includes everything you need to cook dinner in about 20 minutes, plus a bottle of Vigneti del Salento “i Muri” Primitivo and tiramisu for two.
Eat your heart out at home, via Eatzi’s
Eatzi’s always has a number of specialty dinner options for each holiday, but for Valentine’s Day they’ve put together some very fancy dinner for two options available for preorder, including a Rosewood Ranch espresso and cocoa rubbed Wagyu sirloin with black raspberry port demi-glace, two crab-stuffed lobster tails, filet mignon with horseradish butter, or chicken cordon bleu with mustard cream sauce. All combinations include side dishes, a heart-shaped créme brulee and a 6-pack of chocolate truffles. Order by Saturday, February 13.
For a smokin’ hot Valentine’s Day:
One90 Smoked Meats in East Dallas is no stranger to take-and-heat-and-eat meats. That’s a been a good amount of their business since the beginning. But this Valentine’s Day calls for something a bit more special. The One90 Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two, includes a 16-ounce beef tenderloin, asparagus, potatoes au gratin, salad and rolls, plus a brookie (brownie-cookie hybrid) from local EVo’s Bakery as well as flowers from en Fleur. Order by February 11 for pickup on February 13.
Have a ball, then turn it into pizza:
Trinity Groves’ own Holy Crust has put together a Date Night DIY Dinner Box for two, available in Margherita or Classic Pepperoni with everything you need for an interactive, romantic night in, including dough, fresh Mozzarella, marinara, flour, toppings, a recipe card, salad and dessert. Order by February 10 for pickup February 12, 13, or 14.
Have a chef handle all the cooking with Bright Box Foods:
Forget ordering in; food fresh from the kitchen of a private chef is special, especially when that chef is former Abacus chef Chris Patrick. His service, Bright Box Foods has some Valentine’s Day specials sure to please, including seared tuna salad, surf & turf with filets and lobster ravioli, including sides for $160. Dessert add-ons include cookie kits, CocoAndre Chocolatier’s chocolate covered strawberries to special Valentine’s Day JOY Macarons. Order by February 10 for pickup (or free delivery over $50) on Saturday, February 13.