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Waco Restaurants Celebrate Valentine’s Day

4 months ago

By Avery Ballmann

L is for the way you look at food. O is for the only place you’ll eat. V is very, very necessary (to make a reservation). E is for enough looking for Valentine’s Day plans, we’ve got a whole list to choose from. While my rendition of Nat King Cole’s iconic song “L-O-V-E” isn’t the best, celebrating Valentine’s Day in Waco is. There are a multitude of local eateries waiting to wine and dine your special someone by offering carefully selected dishes and drinks that are perfect for your night out. But grab those reservations quickly before they’re all snatched up!

Oak & Ivy Wine Bar Bistro

A special wine bar, Oak & Ivy, located at 13701 Woodway Dr. Ste. 619, is starting their Valentine’s Day Dinner at 4 p.m. Serving classics such as scallops and tenderloin, and creating specialty dishes like an affogato with light sponge cake and hard chocolate shell with a shot of an espresso overtop, it’s a decadent spread for you and your loved one to enjoy. Tickets are $85 for individuals and $170 per couple. You can make your reservations online or by calling (254) 615-3111.

Clay Pot

Want a different type of Valentine’s dinner than your usual steak? Then head to Clay Pot, 416 Franklin Ave., for their Valentine’s Dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Clay Pot is serving a three-course meal with special dishes not found on their normal menu. To book your reservation, call (254) 756-2721 or direct message them on Instagram or Facebook @claypotwaco.

Bertie’s on the Rooftop

Take your relationship to new heights by spending Valentine’s Day at Bertie’s on the Rooftop, 701 Washington Ave.! Bertie’s will be serving a three-course dinner with a specialty cocktail list for $90 per person. To purchase your tickets, visit their website.

Barnett’s Public House

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Barnett’s Public House, located at 420 Franklin Ave., will begin serving their five-course Valentine’s Day dinner. There will be crostini, artichoke risotto, filet mignon, chocolate cake with mint ice cream, and of course, plenty of whiskey. There will be two seating options, one at 5:30 p.m. and the latter at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 per couple and can be reserved online.

Mating Game

Love is wild, especially at the Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N 4th St. The zoo is making dinner fun with a trivia game about animal mating behaviors — definitely a different, but interesting, way to celebrate. Tickets are $150 and include dinner for two, four drink tickets and trivia. Proceeds from this evening go to the zoo’s education department.

Segovia Wine Bar 

Be whisked away by live music from Frank Exum as you dine with Segovia Wine Bar, 300 S 6th St. Ste. F., for Valentine’s Day. From 6–9 p.m., drink delicious wines and eat yummy cuisines with the one you love. To reserve a table, call (254) 294-8600.

Camp Fimfo

Leave the city and troubles behind this Valentine’s Day as you spend it at Camp Fimfo, 1000 Chickadee Lane. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be a three-course meal and wine pairing created by Chef Ryan Edwards along with live jazz music from Evan Klaras. Tickets are $50 per person and can be requested here.

For Keeps Jazz Night

Swoon over live jazz music with your person at For Keeps, 3619 Bosque Blvd., starting at 7 p.m. For only $12 you get to hear live music and eat craft desserts! To purchase your tickets, click here.

Lighthouse Coffee & Wine

Chef Zachary Sherman is curating a special four-course meal at Lighthouse Coffee & Wine., 624 Washington Ave. starting at 7 p.m. Some plates to expect are pear and prosciutto crostini, minestrone soup, beef filet with herb butter and mascarpone mashed potatoes and to top it off, mint ice cream and chocolate-covered strawberries. Tickets are $65 per person with an additional $45 wine pairing, tickets can be requested on their website.