Celebrate Valentine's Day in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

From memorable gourmet dinners to a romantic train ride through the mountains, Scottsdale has taken the pressure off planning the perfect, socially-distanced 2021 Valentine’s Day! Here are some of the best ways to celebrate love in Scottsdale.

Be sure to make reservations early as restaurants will be operating at a limited capacity and will sell out quickly.

 


ADERO Scottsdale

Enjoy a decadent four-course, prix fixe dinner at CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale this Valentine’s Day, featuring live music and panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains. Entrée highlights include Lobster Tail Stuffed Tenderloin of Beef, Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass, or Chicken Limone. End your evening on a sweet note with your choice of Ruby Red Chocolate Decadence or Vanilla Bean Profiterole.

When: Feb. 12-14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Price: $79 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 333-1900

 


BOULDERS RESORT & SPA

Romance and scenic views are on the menu at The Grill Kitchen and Bar at the Boulders Resort, which is offering a three-course, prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Choose from a bounty of delicious options, including Seared Red Grouper and Truffled Filet of Beef. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake.

When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: $78 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 488-9009

 


HERMOSA INN

Toast to love at LON’s at The Hermosa Inn. Chef Sam Anderson and the LON’s culinary team have prepared a spectacular four-course, prix fixe menu that pairs perfectly with one of the nearly 700 wines featured on the restaurant’s award-winning wine list. Menu highlights include Meyer Lemon Ricotta Tortelloni, Wagyu Filet, Diver Scallop, and Hudson Valley Crispy Duck Breast. And for dessert, enjoy your choice of Chocolate Strawberry Torte or Passion Fruit Cheesecake.

When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m
Price: $95 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (602) 955-8614

 


HOTEL VALLEY HO

ZuZu restaurant at Hotel Valley Ho is hosting Valentine’s Day in typical mid-century style. From starters to desserts, the three-course, prix fixe menu is filled with indulgences like Roasted Parsnip and Hazelnut Soup, Charbroiled Filet of Beef, Truffle and Chive Agnolotti with hazelnuts, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake with white chocolate milk crumb.

When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Price: $55 - $75 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 376-2600

 


HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT AND SPA AT GAINEY RANCH

Valentine's Day at SWB, a Southwest bistro at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, will leave you full of love as you enjoy a delightful four-course, prix fixe Valentine's dinner. Highlights include Romanesco Cauliflower Cream, Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Ballantine and Pink Champagne Cake. You can also choose from SWB’s regular dinner menu for your Valentine’s Day feast.   

When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: A la carte 
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 444-1234

 


JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Celebrate love at Rita's Cantina & Bar at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn, with a specially curated Valentine’s Day menu. Highlights include a Cedar River Prime 10oz Hanger Steak or Butter Poached King Crab. Because there’s always room for something sweet, don’t miss the Dark Chocolate Tart sweetened with vanilla roasted strawberry. 

When: Feb. 12-14, 2021 | 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Price: A la carte
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 948-1700 

 


MARCELLINO RISTORANTE

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine by Chef Marcellino Verzino, including a variety of exquisite, hand-crafted pastas made fresh – with love – daily.  Pair Chef Verzino’s delightful Valentine’s Day menu with Italian wines and beers. The memorable evening will also feature the “Velvet Voice” of Monte Procopio crooning love tunes throughout the evening.

Prefer a romantic evening at home? Order the “Basket of Amore,” which is filled with Italian delicacies to share with your special someone.  

Dinner:
When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Price: Regular a la carte menu
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 990-9500

Basket of Amore:
When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Price: $95
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 990-9500

 


MASTRO’S RESTAURANTS

Mastro’s classic menu is filled with delicacies like juicy bone-in ribeye steaks, Scottish salmon filets, lobster mashed potatoes and their signature Seafood Tower, all complemented by an award-winning wine list. For a special Valentine’s treat, enjoy the Chateaubriand for Two, which also includes Red Velvet Butter Cake for dessert. Prefer to dine at home? Mastro’s offers to-go packages that include wine, Chateaubriand with peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes and dessert. No matter how you choose to celebrate this Valentine's Day, Mastro's has an option that’s just right! 

Dinner:
When: Feb. 13-14, 2021 | Times vary by location
Price: A la carte
Details: Click Here
Phone: Varies by location

To Go:
When: Feb. 13-14, 2021 | Times vary by location
Price: $80 - $330
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Phone: Varies by location

 


MOUNTAIN SHADOWS

Hearth ‘61 at Mountain Shadows sets a romantic tone with your choice of a three-course, prix fixe meal or selections from their seasonal menu. The featured three-course menu includes items like a Warm Shiitake Mushroom & Goat Cheese Tart, your choice of Butternut Squash Ravioli or Surf & Turf, and Chocolate Chiffon Mousse Cake with candied rose petals. If you’d like to toast with a glass of bubbly, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label will be offered at a special price of $80 per bottle.

When: Feb. 13-14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Price: $89 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (855) 485-1417

 


ROYAL PALMS RESORT & SPA

One of the Valley’s most romantic restaurants, T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort & Spa is celebrating Valentine’s Day with an exquisite five-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Lee Hillson. From Bacon-Wrapped Dates and Chicken Veloute with truffle grilled cheese to Scottish Salmon, Beef Tenderloin and Rack of Lamb, this dinner is a gourmand’s delight from the first course to the last.  

When: Feb. 13-14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Price: $135+ per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (602) 283-1234

 


RUSCONI’S KITCHEN

Sweetheart’s Menu is available Friday and Saturday leading up to the big day and includes palate pleasers like Lobster Bisque, 21-day aged Filet of Beef Tenderloin and Yin & Yang Crème Brulée. On Valentine’s Day, the prix fixe menu expands to include additional selections for your dining pleasure. Rusconi’s also is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu to-go if you’d prefer to celebrate at home.

Sweetheart's Menu:
When: Feb. 12-13, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: $62 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 483-0009

Dinner:
When: Feb. 14, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Price: $82 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (480) 483-0009

 


VERDE CANYON RAILROAD

Looking for an out-of-the-box way to show your love? Treat your sweetie to the Chocolate Lovers’ Special aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad! As the train winds its way through scenic Verde Canyon, you and your love will enjoy flowing fountains of chocolate, irresistible pastries and decadent desserts, as well as breathtaking views from your cozy seat in the first-class car. Pair your sweet treats with a flight of Verde Canyon Railroad’s private-label wines for an added blush of romance.

When: Feb. 12-15, 2021 | Train departs daily at 1 p.m.
Price: $139 per person
Details: Click Here
Phone: (800) 582-7245

 

Looking for a Valentine's Day weekend getaway or staycation? Many hotels and resorts listed in this article are offering romantic weekend packages you and your someone special are sure to love! Call or check their websites for more information.