Valentine’s Day is a time to make new memories and recognize the ones you love. However, with all of the excitement of the holiday and treating your date to all of the specialties deserved, it’s easy to lose sight of how much you’re spending until the final bill arrives. This year, keep spending in check by choosing a prix fixe meal, many of which include appetizers, entrees and desserts all for a fixed price, at one of these amazing restaurants. If you’re still looking for an added flair, pair your dishes with complementing wines to fully enjoy and experience all the meal has to offer.
Cazbar Turkish Restaurant
316 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Repeatedly rated as one of the top restaurants in Baltimore, Cazbar is the perfect dining choice to impress a date with something unique, memorable and above all, tasty this Valentine’s Day. Cazbar has two fixed priced menu options to choose from, both at $65 for two guests and with lots of opportunity to experience the best in Turkish cuisine. The “Sultans Platter” (A or B) comes with three courses and includes a variety of dishes ranging from traditional favorites like hummus and baba ghanoush as starters, to adana, lamb, kofte and finally baklava for dessert. Be sure to pair with a bottle of Turkish red or white wine to complete this mouthwatering cultural experience.
1000 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Maryland’s only Forbes four-star restaurant, Charleston offers a delectable prix fixe menu where couples can select three to six courses for their meal. Although the menu is constantly changing, there are always decadent selections available like lobster soup, caviar service, pan-roasted duck and grilled swordfish. Additionally the award-winning 800+ wine list has been designed to complement any dish you choose. Complimentary valet parking makes celebrating Valentine’s Day here that much sweeter.
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822 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Cinghiale has two fixed price options for guests: a formal, four-course menu called “Prezzo Fisso” and a casual menu called “La Cucina della Nonna.” If preferred, the entire menu can also be ordered a la carte and every course can be paired with a glass of wine to bring out the food’s flavors for an unforgettable and romantic dining experience. The dinner menu changes seasonally and may include choices such as prosciutto with local apples, bruschetta, Tuscan kale soup, potato gnocchi, pan-seared salmon and grilled rabbit loin. End the evening with desserts like tiramisu, gelati or a chocolate bonet and everyone goes home happy.
3547 Chestnut Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Couples on a budget can still enjoy a tasty, filling dinner at Grano Emporio this Valentine’s Day. Choose one sauce and one pasta style to make your meal, and with the vast selection of unique and original flavors available, the hardest choice will be narrowing them down to one. Pasta options range from the traditional spaghetti and linguine to that extra something special like farfalle and fusilli. Finish the night with a velvety and creamy mini cannoli or a homemade tiramisu for two and then enjoy a walk around Hampden, a district that hosts plenty of sweetheart activities on Feb. 14.
Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
8293 Main St.
Ellicott City, Md. 21043
Enjoy history and fine dining at Tersiguel’s, which features six individual dining rooms with plenty of romantic dinner table options in a 19th century home. The restaurant not only has a fascinating history of bringing French cuisine to downtown Ellicott City, but a stylish dining experience including the option of a prix fixe menu of $39.95 per person. This menu offers an appetizer, entree and dessert selection with choices such as salad maison, soupe parmentier, beef bourguignon and sorbet. Separately, there is also a special chef’s tasting menu, which can be inquired about when making reservations.
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