Where to Spend Valentine's Day

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10 Arts Bistro
At Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts Bistro, chef de cuisine Nathan Volz will prepare a six-course Valentine’s tasting menu for you and your date, as you relax in a candle-lit atmosphere (February 14-16, 5:30-10 p.m.). For $195 per couple, enjoy dishes like smoked kusshi oysters, lobster and prawn ravioli, petite aged ribeye, and two dessert rounds of yuzu granita and chocolate creme brûlée. Guests can also opt for a $275 menu, which adds Moët & Chandon Champagne pairings to the aforementioned food items. For reservations, call the restaurant at 215-523-8273. 10 Avenue of the Arts

Bar Ferdinand
For a truly unique day of love, head to Bar Ferdinand's Spanish-inspired Día de San Valentín celebration. The Northern Liberties tapas spot is offering a five-course prix-fixe menu (February 14, $65/person; $90 with additional wine pairing), complete with live flamenco performances, and a complimentary Cava cocktail for each guest. From roasted chestnut soup, to seared ahi tuna with foie gras crouton, to a succulent dark chocolate cake with dulce de leche and chocolate sauce, diners will have an array of delicious dishes to choose from. A vibrant list of Valentine’s Day drinks will also be available, February 14-16. For reservations, call the restaurant at 215-923-1313. 1030 N. 2nd St., Northern Liberties

Bistro St. Tropez
Toast the year’s most romantic weekend at Bistro St. Tropez, where a three-course prix-fixe spotlights the likes of oysters, Scottish salmon, lobster feuilette, filet mignon, and lemon goat cheese risotto from February 14-16 ($58 per person). Have other plans on Valentine’s night? Bistro St. Tropez is also hosting a Valentine’s Brunch on Sunday, February 17 for $25 per guest. In addition to an amuse bouche course, brunch-goers can opt for first-course salad or salmon, mains like lobster scrambled eggs or a farm-fresh omelette, and a nutella or gluten-free dessert. For reservations, call the restaurant at 215-569-9269. 2400 Market St., 4th Fl., Center City

Caesars, Atlantic City
Looking to make it official with your significant other? Head to Atlantic City for Valentine’s weekend and pop the question with the Light Your Love package from Caesars Entertainment. Let Caesars profess your love in lights on the Waterfront Tower of Harrah’s Resort before you head off on an elegant limo ride with a $100 dining credit and a bottle of Etoile Rose Brut Champagne. For just $699 ($1,000 for the weekend), you and your loved one will also enjoy an overnight stay at the Tower with a special 1 p.m. checkout. For reservations or more information, visit caesarsac.com. 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-441-5000

Hotel Monaco
Hotel Monaco’s Diamond in the Sky package comes complete with everything you need to make that special someone’s dreams come true. For $80,000, guests will get a Bernie Robbins engagement ring, access to a private pavilion at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge where you can ask for her hand, a personal photographer to capture the moment, a complimentary bottle of Veuve Cliquot, two nights in the Majestic Suite, car service, in-room brunch by chef Guillermo Tellez, an en-suite couples massage, a first-class flight home, and complimentary passes to local museums and attractions in the city. Plus, the package gives you a jump-start on wedding planning—it includes a wedding reception for up to 200 guests at the hotel’s luxurious Lafayette Ballroom. For more information, visit monaco-philadelphia.com; available February 8-17, minimum of five-day advance notice needed. 433 Chestnut St., Old City, 215-925-2111

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