Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and you're trying to plan the perfect date. You can never go wrong with a nice dinner. Whether it's your first date or your 5,000th, You're in luck! Wichita is home to several romantic restaurants, and some of them are even offering special Valentine's Day promotions this year! Check out the great Valentine's Day dinner options below!
AVI Seabar & Chophouse
Valentine's Dinner special: (offered during dinner on both Saturday and Sunday.) For just $89, Valentine's Day diners can enjoy lobster spinach and artichoke dip, with garlic bread and grilled crostini, as well as a choice of lobster bisque, Kansas clam chowder, grilled Caesar salad with garlic croutons and parmesan ribbons, or a house salad. Then enjoy Surf & Turf for 2, which includes two six-ounce fillets withshitake demi glaze, lobster tails, creamed potatoes, and French green beans. If that's not enough, finish your meal with a delectable serving of chocolate cake. Two glasses of champagne are also included in the meal.
AVI Searbar & Chophouse will open from 4-9 p.m. AVI Seabar & Chophouse is located in downtown Wichita at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview. With a location that's within walking distance from Century II, and WaterWalk, and a short drive from Intrust Bank Arena and the Orpheum Theatre, AVI is a perfect date night location!
Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar
Valentines Special: Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar embraces the fun side of Valentine's day this year, offering special entrees in the evening and bringing in a photo booth so you can remember your night for years to come. Chester's will also give away dolche chocolates during the valentines meal.
Chester's Chophouse is located at the Waterfront, on the corners of 13th and Webb Road and opens daily at 4:30 p.m. Offering incredible lake views as well as two dining rooms and a covered patio, Chester's is a great date night location. Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar is a five year recipient of The Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.” Chester’s has been heralded in local press with “4 star ratings” and is also a member of the International Society of “Chaine des Rotisseurs”.
The Hungry Heart
Valentine's special: Hungry Heart will offer a four-course meal on Valentine's Day, and each course will be paired with a craft beer! The meal will be primarily seafood, offering a smoked tomato bisque for the appetizer, Shrimp cocktails with our homemade cocktail sauce for the second course, smoked sea bass for the third course, and finishing with a beer creme brulee for dessert. The Hungry Heart plans to serve the dinner at 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day. The cost will be approximately $45. To reserve a spot at The Hungry Heart's four-course Valentine's meal, stop by and pre-pay for the event, or pay over the phone.
The Hungry Heart is located downtown, and features a rustic-industrial atmosphere. Known for its mixture of West Coast pub style and suouthern barbeque, The Hungry Heart is truly unique location. With 16 domestic craft beers on tap, and a selection of craft whiskey, there's something for everyone!
Newport Grill will offer a Valentine's Day dinner special featuring the freshest fish available, though specific details are not yet available. Newport is known for the fresh seafood artistry of Chef Aaron Whitcomb and Chef Kevin Derks. the menu highlights many favorite seafood items such as the Diver Sea Scallopsand the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna. In addition to seafood, Newport Grill serves a variety of other options, like the 14 ounce Prime Ribeye, braised beef and more. Newport also offers an extensive wine list, which offers the best prices in town. Newport is located in Bradley fair, ar Rock and 21st Street.
Located in Wichita's College Hill, Albero Cafe boasts made-from-scratch Italian foods, like penne marinara, spaghetti bolognese and chicken parmesan. Albero is owned and operated by Hassan Ballout. Hassan has extensive experience in the restaurant industry as well as culinary arts, and has led Albero Cafe to become all that it is today, highlighting authentic and innovative dishes. The menu at Albero Cafe features several favorite items like Margherita, Italian nachos, Chicken Saltimbocca and grilled salmon, as well as a variety of other dishes such as grilled steaks and seafood. Albero Cafe offers a large wine selection, so come out this Valentine's Day weekend and check it out.
Bella Vita Bistro
This Valentine's Day, Wichita's Bella Vita Bistro will offer a special holiday menu in place of its regular menu. Bella Vita is known for providing fresh, homemade and traditional Italian cuisine that is sure to impress. Bella Vita's quaint and quiet atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner date. Offering a selection of beer and wine as well as a full bar, Bella Vita's got something for everyone. Delicious food and beautiful presentation will charm guests, as will the restaurant's villalike atmosphere. Bella Vita Bistro is located at 120 N. West Street, making it a great go-to spot for west Wichitans.
Legend's Restaurant and Lounge
Legend's Restaurant and Lounge is casually elegant, and a great place to visit for Valentine's Day! With entrees to please even the most particular palate, Legend's offers only the best food to its guests. Legend's has been a local favorite for more than 20 years, so it's entrees are tried and true, and sure to satisfy. Located in west Wichita at the Doubletree by the Hilton (Wichita's Airport Hilton), Legend's Restaurant and Lounge is a great romantic dinner option for west-siders looking for a perfect date night. Legend's will be open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Valentine's Day, so stop make your reservations today!
Typically open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays, the Kansas Star Casino's Woodfire Grille is an ideal location for your Valentine's Day meal. The Woodfire Grille offers upscale dining in a cozy, rustic-modern atmosphere. The Woodfire Grille is located at the Kansas Star Casino, just off of I-35. It's perfect location for a date night, whether you decide to test your luck at the casino, or just relax and enjoy your meal. With over 200 bottled wines available, and 24 wines available by the glass, hand-crafted cocktails and more, you'll never run out of options!
The classically-trained chefs at Woodfire Grille have created a menu that's based on hand-selected, seasonal ingredients which are sourced locally when possible. Using only the highest-quality meats, seafoods and produce, the Woodfire Grill offers guaranteed quality in each of its dishes.
Opening in 1982, DeFazio's has been a long time local favorite. The neighborhood style Italian restaurant is known for its traditional Southern Italian Cuisine. Defazio's combines old family recipes and fresh new ingredients to bring its guests the best quality possible. The restaurant's mainstay menu features Italian favorites such as Lasagna della Casa, Manicotti Carbonara, grilled Italian sausage and more. Other menu items include pizza, antipasta, seafood, home style pasta, and more. The desert menu at DeFazio's boasts authentic Italian cannolis as well as homemade cream puffs.
DeFazio's, owned by chef Pietro DeFazio, has been recognized as the best "Quaint Italian Eatery" on the west side by the Wichita Register.
Sweet Basil offers a delectable menu and a fine dining experience. Voted Wichita’s most romantic restaurant, it's a perfect place to take your valentine! Known around Wichita for its great service, Sweet Basil's staff makes you feel like part of the family. Whether you're a regular guest or whether you've just discovered the northeast Wichita gem, Sweet basil's friendly environment will make you feel right at home. The restaurant has recently been remodeled, offering a bright and fresh new approach to the dining experience you know and love. With a new look and a new menu featuring old favorites, you're sure to have a great time. Sweet Basil is open daily during lunch and dinner hours, so it's a great option for those with busy schedules!
Savute's Italian Ristorante
Serving Wichita for over 65 years, Rose and Tom Simone provided Wichita with its first home-cooked Italian meals in 1944 at their first location, Rosie's. In 1952,the restaurant was relocated to a new property at the current location, 3411 N. Broadway, and in 1960, the name was changed to Savute's, which was the name of Rosie's brother who bought the business in 1950.
Now, Savute's Italian Ristorante boasts the addition of the Stick 'n' Rudder Club, which, in true Wichita fashion, features aircraft memorabilia and even airline seats! Savute's has also added an outdoor patio that seats up to 40 people, so guests can enjoy their meals outside when the weather is nice. Visit the oldest operating Italian restaurant in Wichita this Valentine's day!
If romance isn't really your thing, grab a craft beer at Hopping Gnome! Hopping Gnome takes pride in its delicious hand-crafted ales. Featuring several American, British, Belgian, German, and Seasonal style ales, and several great beers on tap, there's almost always something new to try. Play some games and order in a pizza for a casual and fun date night!
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company has a mission that simple: to brew a variety of craft beers with high quality ingredients. Hopping Gnome is passionate about the Buy Local movement and strives to further support it within the Wichita community.