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Top Valentine’s Day 2013 Restaurant Specials In Philadelphia

February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the City of Brotherly Love. Many restaurants will offer exclusive menus and specials in honor of the holiday. Elegant, cozy, romantic and entertaining, these are your best spots in Philadelphia to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone.
402 S 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-7280

Price: $95/couple
Hours: Feb. 14 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 – 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Xochitl offers classic Mexican dishes with modern flair. The restaurant’s combination of brightly colored walls with wooden carvings and flickering candles makes it a cozy and relaxed — yet upscale — place to spend your Valentine’s Day meal. From Thursday, Feb. 14 though Saturday, Feb. 16, a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available. Start with a fresh salad or the adobo shrimp bisque followed by a second course chosen from options such as cheese empanadas and tuna ceviche. Your choice of five delectable entrees includes red snapper, roasted vegetable sope, stuffed chicken breast, seared shrimp and a surf and turf. Top it off with a dessert sampler for two and a glass of champagne. This special Valentine’s menu will be the only menu available Thursday evening; however, the special menu plus Xochitl’s standard dinner menu will be available on Friday and Saturday.

REX 1516
1516 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 319-1366

Price: $45/person plus optional $20/person wine pairing, regular menu also available
Hours: Feb.14 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

REX 1516 provides Southern-inspired cuisine in an environment that’s both comfortable and unique. Customers rave about the way that the restaurant transports them back in time to an era when people had time to simply sit on the front porch and watch the world go by — think sipping whiskey while sitting on a reclaimed church pew under a beautiful chandelier. For Valentine’s Day, REX 1516 is offering a three-course prix fixe menu designed for sharing on Thursday, Feb. 14. Plus, guests have the option of adding the $20 wine pairing specially designed to complement each dish. The everyday menu will also be available.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
1426 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price: Varied depending on menu selections
Hours: Feb. 14 to Feb. 16 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Feb. 16 – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu at this award-winning upscale steakhouse. Del Frisco’s will be offering a menu of appetizers such as shrimp remoulade and fried oysters, entrees including sesame seared tuna and ribeye and sides like lobster macaroni and cheese. All of the selections have been chosen to create a delicious meal fit for the holiday. Choose from these options, or share the aptly named “Perfect Pair” – a Valentine’s Day special featuring an 8-oz. filet and 8-oz. lobster tail for $79. While the special Valentine’s Day menu will only be available on Thursday, Feb. 14, the Perfect Pair will be available Thursday through Sunday.

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Spirit Of Philadelphia
401 S Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-4354

Price: $44.90 – $169.90 adults/$26.95 children 3 to 12 (lunch only)
Hours: Feb. 14 – 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Feb. 15 – 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Feb. 16 – 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Dinner, dancing and beautiful city views from the Delaware River set the scene for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. Dinner cruises are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (starting at $89.90/person), and a family-friendly lunch cruise sails Saturday afternoon (starting at $44.90/adult). Cruises last two hours, with boarding times starting 30 minutes prior, and include a delicious buffet, a rose for each couple and a champagne toast. See the Spirit of Philadelphia website for details on ungraded packages, which include guaranteed window tables, a bottle of champagne and more. Stroll along the climate-controlled decks watching the cityscape under the stars, dance to the DJ-provided music and toast to love aboard Philadelphia’s most festive ship.

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Twenty Manning
261 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-0900

Price: $60/person plus optional $25/person wine pairing
Hours: Feb. 14 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Twenty Manning Grill is a perfect fit for the stylish Rittenhouse Square crowd. With white walls, black and white photographs and cheerful yellow leather-upholstered booths, it appears sleek while still managing to remain casual and friendly. The menu is mainly American with a focus on local seasonal ingredients, plus a few Asian-influenced options such as pork pot stickers. On Valentine’s Day, Twenty Manning will offer a four-course tasting menu with options specifically chosen for the special night. In addition, diners will have the option of a wine pairing to complement each course.

Michelle Hein is a copy editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer boyfriend would love to open. Examiner.com

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