WHETHER you’re casually dating someone or married to the love of your life, dinner is the tried-and-true way to spend a night with your person.
Dinner dates tell you a lot about a person — are they willing to try new things, or are they picky? Are they generous, or are they secretly a Joey Tribbiani and refuse to share food?
No need for you two to crawl into bed, watch a Friends marathon and order pizza — Savannah’s restaurants have planned a little somethin’ special. This year, V-Day dinner selections are wider than ever and aren’t limited to white tablecloths and vases of red roses. You can choose the dinner experience that works best for you.
For the couple that always goes hard, pregaming at Service Brewery is the natural choice. Your $15 ticket includes 36 oz. of Service beer, Leopold’s ice cream, sweets by A-Squad Bake Shop, live music by Lyn Avenue, and a photobooth by Aint-Bad. The fun goes from noon to five Saturday, giving you plenty of time to make your reservation.
All weekend long, the Melting Pot offers a four-course Lover’s Lane package. For $50 each, you and yours share a cheese fondue, salad, entree, and chocolate fondue served with a champagne toast. Upgrade to the Dozen Roses package with a secluded booth and photo ops for $95 per person.
The forecast for Saturday looks to be brisk but beautiful, so the Wyld’s illuminated dock overlooking the marsh sunset is the perfect setting for your romantic dinner. They’re serving a five-course menu and champagne toast for $55 per person.
For the couple that’s into the Illuminati and old cemeteries, Bonaventure is offering their twist on dinner and a show Saturday night. Shannon Scott offers an after-hours tour of the graveyard followed by dinner provided by the Roastery Cafe. Over dinner, you’ll discuss secret societies, spiritual disciplines and the ritual objects related to them. The $20-per-person menu includes lasagna, penne pasta with chicken, salad, garlic bread, and tiramisu.
If you and your honey plan on spending your day gaming, stick around the Chromatic Dragon for dinner. The pre-fixe menu for two is $75 and includes soup or salad, a choice of three entrees, a mixed berry parfait for dessert, and a glass of sparkling wine each. Choose between grilled salmon with dill butter, dry age ribeye with a rosemary demiglace, or pasta primavera — no greasy pub food.
History lovers rejoice at Fort McAllister. Saturday night, the park has a candlelit roast dinner, a tour of the fort, Civil War singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing for $50 per person.
After your big dinner, head to Foxy Loxy on Saturday to snuggle with your hun around a fire, roast marshmallows, and kill a bottle of wine together for half off.
If you’re in Richmond Hill, hit up Jukebox Bar for the Heartbreakers Ball, where the Fig Neutrons play. Take a few Jell-O shots and knock back some pink champagne, then take part in a couples skate and lovers dance-offs to keep the fun alive.
If you and your Valentine are into burlesque, the Savannah Sweet Tease troupe performs their show at the Jinx Friday and Saturday night.
If you’ve planned your romantic dinner for Sunday night, consider The Grey’s pre-fixe meal for $125 per couple. The special menu includes beet borscht soup with creme fraiche, deviled crab, aged beef and ashes with hominy and carrots, and a special chocolate dessert. They’ll serve their regular menu as well.
If Valentine’s Day didn’t go your way, head to Ampersand’s Anti-Valentine’s Brunch on Sunday, where misery loves company. Enjoy red velvet pancakes, or subtly vent your frustration with a black heart sugar cookie.