Madison area restaurants and specialty shops have come together to make Valentine’s Day extraordinary for you and your loved ones. Take your pick from take and bake meals, fancy dine-in deals, sweet treats for your honey, gifts for the Galentine’s. And plenty to choose from to treat yourself, too.
Please note, this list is not all-inclusive. Browse our restaurants page for more dining ideas.
A Pig in a Fur Coat
Willy Street’s Pig in a Fur Coat has a four-course dinner for two. The take and bake meal includes crab cakes with remoulade sauce, a warm spinach salad, and a hearty cassoulet for the main course. For dessert, there’s a flourless double-baked chocolate cake. Add on the ‘You’ve Got a Peach of my Heart’ cocktail kit for more fun. Order here.
Chef Giovanni of Bar Corallini has prepared a Lady and the Tramp inspired dinner to go, and a three-course prix-fixe meal for those dining-in. The take and bake meal includes an antipasti board (traditional or vegetarian), spaghetti and meatballs, or eggplant fritters. Plus dark chocolate budino for dessert. Wines available, too. Order here by February 11. Browse the prix-fixe menu here.
Monroe Street’s Brasserie V has a take and heat chateaubriand feast for two. Angus beef tenderloin in red wine demi-glace, truffled mashed potatoes, roasted root veg and chocolate mousse for dessert. Add-ons include a jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer, an artisan cheeseboard and a red velvet sparkling cocktail kit — featuring a raspberry lambic beer and sparkling wine. Order here and pick up February 11 – 13.
Hilldale’s Café Hollander has curated a fabulous themed lineup for you. Start with the Valentine's Weekend Snackuterie Box (charcuterie for two) and add on a flatbread appetizer and seafood paella for your entrée. All are available for delivery, pickup, or dine-in. Place your to-go order here. Or make a reservation to dine in at the restaurant or Dutch Domes.
Enjoy an elegant three-course dinner at the Cambridge Winery (Cambridge location) on February 13 or 14. Includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Reservations are required. Call 608-423-2348 to save a spot.
Campo di Bella
Mount Horeb’s Campo di Bella is offering limited seatings and take-out options for their three-course meal on February 12. Start with a slice of torta di risso, followed by Osso Buco for the main course. Bottles of wine and other goodies available for add-on. Reserve here or shop the to-go store.
Bring the brewery home with a virtual tasting for two. Join Capital Brewery and Brewer, Ashley Kinart-Short for a Valentine’s tasting on February 11. You’ll try three Capital beers, paired with Carr Valley cheese and specialty goodies from Clasen’s Bakery. Get tickets here.
Treat yourself to five courses of delicious with Cento. Start with a butcher board, filled with meat and cheese, followed by an appetizer or salad. For entrée, there’s seafood, chicken, duck or prime beef tenderloin, and plenty of pasta and dessert options. Available in-restaurant February 13 and 14. Book here.
CIRC – Madison Concourse Hotel
Celebrate with a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at CIRC, or order your own cook-at-home dinner for a romantic night-in. Make it a getaway and book a night with your choice of in-room appetizers, desserts, or a full three-course dinner. Learn more.
Treat yourself to an elegant at-home meal with delecTable’s Feast for Love dinner. The surf and turf meal includes seafood bisque and seared ahi tuna to start. For the entrée, a coffee-rubbed strip steak with potatoes, asparagus and goat cheese spinach flan, and a decadent dark chocolate flourless cake for dessert. Order by February 9 for pick up on February 12, 13 or 14.
Keep it casual with a Valentine’s reservation at DLUX. For $35, you’ll get two smash burgers, a large specialty fry and two milkshakes. Reserve here.
King Street’s wine bar, D’Vino, has a prix-fixe dinner menu with wine pairing. The four-course meal includes trio di gusto, pizza con pera, braised short rib and baci dolce. Book your table.
Spend the weekend with Eno Vino Downtown for a five-course prix-fixe dinner. Multiple seatings are available on February 13 and 14, with a finalized menu coming soon. Make your reservation.
Essen Haus & Hotel Ruby Marie
Take your pick of the Essen Haus Valentine’s Day Specials. There’s shrimp cocktail, pork rack chop, salmon, German Beef Rouladen and black forest tarte. Make a night of it and book a stay at the adjoining Hotel Ruby Marie— reservations include dinner for two, a bottle of champagne and chocolates. Learn more.
If cheese is your love language, then Fromagination’s Lovers' Lane Gift Set is for you. Featuring a mix of cheese, chocolate, raspberry preserves, and cranberry hazelnut crisps, all locally made, and perfect to share. Send to your sweet ones far away or pick it up in the shop. Order here.
Atwood’s Gail Ambrosius chocolate shop is filled with pink, red and heart-shaped deliciousness available for pick-up or delivery. Shop the seasonal selection.
Grape Water Wine Bar
Spend a night popping bubbly with your ‘bubble’ gals. Grape Water is hosting Galentine’s Day February 12 and 13. Add on a Tricky Foods charcuterie box, or gift one to a friend. Get tickets here.
Hubbard Avenue Diner
Order a Lovesagna dinner from Hubbard to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Options available for one to four people, and include meat lasagna with red and white sauces, fresh garlic bread and slices of Hubbard’s famous pie. Place your order by February 11 for pickup on February 14.
Enjoy three courses of fine dining from home. L’Etoile’s dinner starts with a charcuterie selection of smoked whitefish, salami, pickles, artisan cheese, white sturgeon caviar and crème fraiche. For the main course, there’s rock shrimp and king crab risotto and dark chocolate chili braised short ribs with mushrooms. And gourmet chocolates for dessert. Order here and pick up February 12 – 14.
You’ve got options with Liliana’s five-course ready-to-heat Valentine’s Dinner. Entrée selections include grilled flat iron steak, Sitka salmon and pan-seared seitan. Plus, there’s soup, salad, pasta and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Place your online order for pickup February 13.
Lone Girl Brewing Company
Take your pick from brunch or dinner with a weekend of specials at Lone Girl. For brunch, there’s a DIY champagne flight, chocolate-covered strawberries and stuffed berry French toast. And for dinner, a three-course meal with soup or salad, spaghetti or prime rib, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Reserve here for pickup or dine-in.
Madison Chocolate Company
Shop Madison Chocolate’s sweet selection for your Valentine. Choose from boxes of housemade chocolate confections, thoughtfully curated baskets like the Everyday Sweet Pack and more. Order online for in-store pickup or delivery.
Enjoy an elegant meal with your Valentine in the comfort of your own home. Quivey's will think up the dinner choices and you just take it and bake at your convenience. Pickup available Feb 12 or 13. RSVP here.
The Statehouse at Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater is offering a three-course meal for two featuring salmon and caviar, surf and turf and chocolate for dessert. Add on pastries or kid favorites like spaghetti or mac and cheese. Available for dine-in or to-go. Order here.
The iconic pasty shop is making Valentine’s Day sweet with Nutella cream cheese sugar cookies, chocolate caramel gems, chocolate bonbons and more. Available February 10 – 14. Keep an eye out for updates.
Wisconsin Brewing Company
Verona’s Wisconsin Brewing Company is releasing their annual Cupid’s Envy and Cupid’s Revenge porters for Valentine’s Day. Both are amped up with espresso from Barriques and aged in J. Henry Bourbon barrels – with chocolate, espresso, and coconut flavors. Crank it up a notch with Cupid’s Revenge, the double aged version. Pre-order a four-pack, and pick up on February 12 or 13.