Date and Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Rhode Island
Here's a list of takeout and dine-in Valentine's Day dinners, chocolates, desserts and other things to gift your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
It’s almost time, folks. Big stuffed bears and candy in heart-shaped boxes are starting to line the shelves of your local CVS, but we know you’re more original than that. Take a look at our list, make a reservation, order some fancy takeout and impress your significant other (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them we helped.)
RI Food Fights is running a Vegan Valentine Popup Pickup, the next installment in a series of plant-based compilations from local plant-based businesses. Nab a box filled with vegan sweets from Celebrated, KNEAD Doughnuts, Blush Bakeshop, Basil and Bunny, Plant City, Miss Vegan, Aura’s Chocolate and more, including a four-pack of Yacht Club Soda and a pint of hand-packed dairy-free frozen dessert from Warwick Ice Cream. The cost of the box is $50, and you can see all the components here. Providence Bagel has offered use of their drive-thru window at 695 N. Main Street in Providence for pickup on Feb. 12 from 3-6 p.m.
Oberlin is planning a $65 four-course Valentine’s Day takeout dinner (hot and ready or take and make at home). The meal includes frutti di mare with shellfish, crudos and aioli; black truffle ravioli with potato and parmigiana; organic wild harmony pork alla Milanese with celeriac and salsa verde; and chocolate babka with honey and cream. You can add on housemade sourdough bread, sesame focaccia and special bottles of beer and wine. Place an order here. 186 Union St., Providence, 401-588-8755, oberlinrestaurant.com
Julians is still holding its annual Valentine’s Day six-course dinner on February 14. There will be two seatings; one at 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. Vegan options are available for every course. Seating is more limited then ever. Call 401-861-1770 and hit extension 1 for reservations. 318 Broadway, Providence, 401-861-1770, juliansprovidence.com
The Providence G is celebrating Valentine’s Day two different ways this year, including a four-course prix-fixe menu at the Rooftop at the G or a three-course dinner inside the Ballroom at the G. The Rooftop dinner is $85 per person, and includes crab deviled eggs, burrata with citrus and pistachio, duck leg confit, lobster fra diavolo and chocolate panna cotta with blood orange gelee for dessert. Local acoustic performer, Briana White, will provide live entertainment during dinner. Private igloos are also available. The Ballroom dinner is $55 per person, and includes crab deviled eggs, beet salad with citrus, braised short rib and a profiterole ice cream sandwich with cherry ice cream and chocolate drizzle. The Dave Alves Band will provide entertainment in the ballroom from 6-10 p.m. A specialty cocktail will also be served, and it includes rosé vodka, strawberry puree and basil simple syrup, topped off with edible glitter and a candied rose petal. For reservations, visit rooftopattheg.com/reservations. 100 Dorrance St., Providence, 401-632-4904, rooftopattheg.com
Edgewood Cheese Shop in Cranston is riding that charcuterie wave, even though they’ve already been open for several years, long before Instagram made it a thing. The artisan shop is creating beautiful charcuterie platters for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. The Cheese and Chocolate platter is available for Valentine’s Day only, and it’s decked out with cheeses, meats, chocolates, fresh fruit and nuts and includes a sliced baguette. The $80 platter must be preordered by calling the shop or ordering on their website. It is also available for home delivery on Feb 12 anywhere in Rhode Island through partner WhatsGood. 1828 Broad St., Cranston, 401-941–2400, edgewoodcheeseshop.com
Enjoy an elegant night out at the Ocean House in COAST restaurant from 5:30-9 p.m. Listen to harpist, Faith Letner, while she plays beautiful music and you enjoy seasonally inspired dishes created by the Five-Star COAST team. The cost is $125 per person with an optional $95 per person wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity. The experience is designed to last two hours. Cancellations made within seventy-two hours of the event are subject to a cancellation fee of $125 per person. To reserve your spot, call 401-584-7000 or visit oceanhouseevents.com. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 401-584-7000, oceanhouseevents.com
This Valentine’s Day weekend, take your loved one to Mill’s Tavern for an extra special meal. With drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts specially crafted just for the holiday, this is sure to be a meal you’ll remember for a while. The Mill’s dine-in Valentine experience begins with a selection of romantic libations (also available to-go). A Valentine’s Prix Fixe for Two will be available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, and includes two starters, an entree for two to share and two desserts for $150. The first course is a choice of artisanal greens salad or classic Caesar; the entree choices feature a 32 oz. Porterhouse steak with lobster Mornay sauce or a 32 oz. bone-in Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye, each served with a choice of Montreal Red Bliss mashed potatoes with crispy shallots or wood-roasted asparagus with lemon, Pecorino and extra virgin olive oil. Guests may choose from a few desserts to conclude their evening. Mill’s is also offering a dinner for two for takeout, available for pickup on Thursday, February 11, Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $95, plus tax, or $125, plus tax, with a bottle of Pasqua Passimento, Romeo and Juliet, bianco or rosso. The package includes artisanal greens for two in a smoked Roquefort vinaigrette with pickled onions and spiced almonds; seafood bisque for two; a choice of two entrees: filet mignon with sauce au poivre or chicken breast saltimbocca, each served with Montreal Red Bliss mashed potatoes with crispy shallots and haricot vert; and a choice of one dessert to share: dark chocolate mousse tart, Portuguese bread pudding or dark chocolate beet cake. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272-3331, millstavernrestaurant.com
Show that special someone how much they mean to you by taking them on a weekend getaway to the Vanderbilt Auberge Resort in Newport. The package includes a bouquet of flowers and Champagne upon arrival, dinner reservations with bubbly and overnight accommodations. Plus, you can enjoy the Craft Cocktail Club Experience and taste three spirits with tutorials on creating your own cocktails. To book this weekend getaway, call 833-242-8850 or visit aubergeresorts.com/vanderbilt. 41 Mary St., Newport, 401-846-6200, aubergeresorts.com/vanderbilt
Entrepreneur and Rhode Island native Stefanie Mnayarji’s organic silk lingerie business, Luxxie Boston, creates luxurious intimates like comfortable camisoles, robes and lace-edged slips that are perfect for loungewear and can be dressed up to wear outside the home, too. Slips and camis are made with washable silk and come with built-in support that flatters. Pair a cami with jeans or leggings and a sweater or blazer to bring it from night to day, or from day to night. Shop the collection online, and order on the website luxxieboston.com.
Valentine’s Day is taking over Safehouse for a very special event. The restaurant is hosting local musician Erik Van Pelt for a performance starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy drinks and dinner while listening to live music. For more information, call 401-885-4999 or visit the Safehouse Facebook page. 195 Old Forge Rd., East Greenwich, 401-885-4999, safehouseri.com
11. KNEAD Doughnuts
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with delicious treats from Knead Doughnuts. Enjoy fresh made doughnuts in flavors like chocolate and red velvet cake. As a special treat, Knead Doughnuts will offer Valentine’s inspired desserts as well. For more information visit Knead Doughnuts on Facebook.
Let whiskey be your Valentine this year. Order Sons of Liberty whiskey, cute Whiskey and Sunshine t-shirts, glasses and more for curbside pickup on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the website for more details. 1425 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, 401-284-4006, sons-of-liberty-beer-spirits-co.myshopify.com
Ellie’s creates some of the most beautiful cakes, French macarons, pastries and more in the state. Place an order and they can customize flavors and designs for treats for your sweetheart, including pistachio strawberry, chocolate salted caramel and more. 225 Weybosset St., Providence, 401-563-3333, elliesprov.com
Easy Entertaining has come up with several fun Valentine’s Day packages, including a Family Brunch Box, a Couple’s “Brunch in Bed” Nosh Box, a Self-Care Sunday Gift Pack, At-Home Spa Kit Bundles and a la carte extras. Family Brunch includes strata, citrus salad, candied bacon and brioche cinnamon buns for $62 to serve two adults and up to three kids. The Brunch in Bed Nosh Box includes bagel chips, gourmet deviled eggs, candied bacon, salad, breakfast focaccia and sweet and spicy treats for $79 to serve two. The Self-Care Sunday gift pack includes assorted artisan cheeses and chocolate bark for $15 and you can add a can of sparkling rose for $6. The Spa Kit Bundles are in partnership with Alayne White Spa and include the chocolate and cheese box, a single-serve can of Underwood Sparkling Rosé Wine and your choice between one of the following spa kits for a complete at-home spa experience: retinol and vitamin C smoothing peel or GlyPro AHA resurfacing peel for $110. Both options provide a safe and effective home facial with a built-in peel and include a ten- to fifteen-minute video chat with Alayne White on best use for your kit at home. A blood orange mimosa kit for $29 and a kids cookie cookie-decorating kit ($18) are also available. All packages are available to order through 12:00 noon on Tuesday February 9th. Packages are available for contactless pick up at the cafe or delivery on Saturday, February 13. Pick up or delivery will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Delivery is a $15 charge. Place your orders online or e-mail email@example.com.
Angelo’s made dating profiles for all of its Valentine’s Day menu items, so you can choose the best fit for you and your sweetheart. From burrata and prosciutto (“just a salad trying to become a snack”) and and a char-cutie board (“A little salty, a little sweet, I’ve got everything you’re looking for”) to fried calamari (“classic old school soul with a little bit of spice”) and V-day lobster ravioli, there’s something for everyone. Pre-order in advance for February 14 pickup. For the full menu visit, angelosri.com, and scroll to the bottom for the Valentine’s menu. 141 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-621-8171, angelosri.com
Feast and Fettle has all kinds of locally made goodies available for home delivery. Start with a bouquet of flowers by Flowers by Semia, and add on a New York Strip Steak Kit with garlic butter compound or a PVD Donuts Valentine’s Day sampler box. There are also choices like the Ellie’s Macaron sampler box and chocolate-covered strawberries or sandwiches cookies from Wright’s Dairy Farm. You can also always add on heat-and-eat dinner options. Place an order here. feastandfettle.com/menus/valentinesday
If there’s a sushi lover in your life, then Ten Prime Steak and Sushi’s Sushi Heart Bundle will make them love you more. The package includes four of the restaurant’s most popular sushi rolls, a bottle of LaLuca rosé prosecco and two large chocolate dipped strawberries for $90 (valued at $114). Featured sushi rolls, handmade by sushi chef “Itamae” Nino Elgheryany, include the Prime Roll with Maine lobster and tempura asparagus topped with beef carpaccio and truffle chili oil; California Roll with lump crab, cucumber, avocado and tobiko; Sushi Sandwich with tuna, salmon, hamachi, spicy mayo and sriracha, grilled with truffle chili oil; and Morris Roll with tempura shrimp, asparagus, cucumber topped with tuna and spicy crab salad. Pre-orders close Wednesday Feb. 10 at 11 p.m. All orders must be picked up on designated pick-up day between the hours of 3:30 and 5 p.m. Order online, and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-453-2333 with any questions. 55 Pine St., Providence, 401-453-2333, tenprimesteakandsushi.com
The Dean Hotel is offering a special V-day getaway for Feb 12-14. “Bundle up, hunker down and let the Dean be the host-with-the-most this Valentine’s Day. From the comfort, warmth and safety of your room, set the mood with a flirty bouquet, and indulge in a bottle of bubbles and dessert by acclaimed restaurant, North.” Guests can reserve any room and get dessert by north and a bottle of Champagne for an additional $60 and/or a fresh-cut floral bouquet by Jephry’s for an additional $60. Make a reservation here. 122 Fountain St., Providence, 401-455-3326, thedeanhotel.com
Pre-order a Valentine’s Brunch bag that includes a ten-inch smoked ham, onion and kale quiche, a beautiful bouquet from Flowers By Semia, a mimosa kit with a full bottle of bubbly and a signature vanilla yogurt panna cotta with passionfruit gelee. The bags are available for $100. Email email@example.com to order. Pick-up is Saturday, February 13 from noon to 2 p.m. The restaurant is also open for dine-in service and takeout for Valentine’s Day. 99 Hope St., Providence, 401-432-7422, persimmonri.com
The Mooring in Newport will offer a three-course menu for two for $125, plus tax and gratuity. The prix fixe begins with a bottle of La Luca Prosecco and a shared appetizer for two of brie en croute: brie baked in pastry with dried fruit house-made jam, candied nuts, pickled vegetables, petite salad and crostini. Entrée choices feature surf ‘n’ turf, featuring a grilled 10 oz. sirloin, sautéed lobster, asparagus, loaded mashed potato and veal demi; and baked stuffed 1 ¼ lb. lobster with scallops, shrimp and buttered breadcrumbs and served with steamed creamer potato, asparagus, lemon and drawn butter. A shared Lovers Dessert Tasting includes a cherry-stuffed red velvet cupcake, caramel buttercream, chocolate drizzle, chocolate covered strawberries and sweet and salty peanut-pretzel brittle. To place an order or make a reservation, visit mooringrestaurant.com or call 401-846-2260. 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, 401-846-2260, mooringrestaurant.com
The George in Providence is ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day with live entertainment from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14 and a special Valentine’s menu as well as the regular menu. Friday and Saturday, the George will be open for dinner, and on Valentine’s Day, the George will be open for brunch and dinner. The special Valentine’s menu will include surf and turf, a 10 oz. filet with lobster, crab, shrimp and scampi butter; lazy lobster, a 16 oz. serving of sauteed lobster meat with boiled potatoes and corn; stuffed chicken breast with Italian ham, mozzarella and lemon glaze; blackened salmon over spinach and parmesan risotto; and black and white sesame encrusted tuna. In addition to lunch, dinner and brunch, the George will offer its regular menu including the Valentine’s specials to be delivered to you with free delivery through DASAP.com. For reservations, hours of operation and the entertainment schedule, visit thegeorge-onwashington.com. 121 Washington St., Providence, 401-642-6840, thegeorge-onwashington.com
22. Waterman Grille
Waterman Grille, located at 4 Richmond Square in Providence, will offer a takeout special for two for $135, plus tax and gratuity. The package begins with a bottle of Steininger Rosè Cabernet Sauvignon and a choice of two starters, including crab cakes with Napa cabbage slaw, yuzu mayo and crispy shallots and ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, bacon and garlic-herb butter; a choice of two entrées include a wood-grilled filet mignon with roasted fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach and béarnaise and pan-roasted halibut with parsnip puree, broccolini and blood-orange beurre blanc. A dessert to share will be Black Forest cheesecake with cocoa graham crust, Amarena cherries and Belgian chocolate gelato. To place an order, call 401-521-9229. 4 Richmond Sq., Providence, watermangrille.com
23. Trio Dinner
Trio in Narragansett will feature a three-course prix fixe with a bottle of Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé for $125, plus tax and gratuity. The menu begins with a choice of a shared starter, fried oysters with Old Bay remoulade, radish and micro greens or lobster bisque with tarragon crème fraiche. Entrée choices feature pan-seared halibut with toasted fregola, slow-roasted tomatoes, marinated artichokes, fried capers, wilted arugula and herb oil and grilled filet mignon with a native lobster-corn cake, roasted asparagus and red wine demi-glace. Dessert selections include lemon pound cake with poppy seed, blueberry cinnamon sauce and sweet mascarpone and white and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries. To place an order, call 401- 792-4333. 15 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, 401- 792-4333, trio-ri.com
24. The Boat House
The Boat House in Tiverton will serve its full menu with Valentine’s Day weekend specials, available for dine-in or takeout. Appetizers will include lobster bisque with sweet sherry and chives and seared Karen Elizabeth scallops with parsnip puree, bacon lardons, frisée, walnut brittle and charred scallion oil. Entree specials will be lobster paella with saffron rice, chorizo, shrimp, Point Judith squid, PEI mussels, sweet peas and butter poached lobster tail; steak frites, featuring a house-cut ribeye with crispy fingerlings and truffled watercress salad; and baked stuffed haddock with crab stuffing, buttered haricot verts and lemon chive butter. Dessert specials will include Chocolate Concorde with chocolate macaroons, Amarena cherry coulis and whipped cream and strawberry cheesecake with strawberry Chambord compote, whipped cream and mint. To place an order, call 401-624-6300. 227 Schooner Dr., Tiverton, 401-624-6300, boathousetiverton.com
Red Stripe in Providence will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of menu specials for the holiday, available for dining-in or takeout from Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14. Specials will feature crab and lobster rangoon dip served with crispy wontons and scallions; filet mignon served with a gorgonzola-chive latke, honey-roasted baby vegetables and garlic-Dijon sauce; seafood gnocchi with lobster, clams, mussels and broccoli rabe in a white wine velouté; and for dessert, a crisp and fluffy meringue Pavlova with whipped cream, fresh berries and chocolate sauce. Guests ordering takeout may also add their favorite wine, six-pack of beer, or cocktail to-go. 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950, redstriperestaurants.com
Grey Sail Brewing is hosting a special Valentine’s’ Day three-course meal on February 14 from noon-6 p.m. Guests can enjoy themselves outdoors in private, heated igloos or in the Taproom in a semi-private indoor seating area. The meal includes a Grey Sail beer flight with a Cheese Corner charcuterie sampler for two; a second course with two glasses of Jonathan Edwards white or red wine and two pasta choices from Vetranos restaurant (choose broccoli and ziti with garlic olive oil or angel hair pomodoro with a choice of chicken, vegetarian or shrimp, served with bread and salad; and a third course of South County Distillers Mexican hot chocolate or a Hot Gin Toddy with a cookie tray from Vesta Bakery. The cost is $120 per couple for a ninety-minute reservation. Seating is limited, so call 401-596-4151 for reservations. 63 Canal St., Westerly, 401-212-7592, greysailbrewing.com