A St. Louis Guide to Valentine’s Day

Tuesday January 27, 2015

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On the hunt for Valentine’s Day plans that will make both your and yours fall deeper in love – with St. Louis? Check out one of these lovely Valentine’s Day activities that will have you both talking about this year’s day of love for years to come.

And what’s even sweeter, Valentine’s Day coincides with Presidents’ Day this year, which gives you an extra day to explore St. Louis’ romantic side.

Accommodations

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Relax at the Four Seasons St. Louis with a romantic, overnight stay at one of hotel’s luxurious accommodations, bottle of house champagne or wine, 50-minue couple’s massage, and sleep in Sundays: complimtenary late check out on Sundays until 4:00 p.m.

Cheshire Valentines Day Hotel Package
Look for a hotel this Valentines Day weekend? The Cheshire is a great escape for romance and relaxation. Their charming boutique hotel offers all the ingredients for a romantic retreat – luxurious accommodations and amenities plus a variety of culinary experiences at our popular dining establishments.  This Valentines Day take advantage of their limited edition Royal Valentine Package which includes:

  • Complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival.
  • Late 1:00 p.m. check-out.
  • A $50 food and beverage credit for use at our onsite dining establishments. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian fare at Basso (open for dinner) or classic American Fare at The Restaurant (open for brunch (Saturday and Sundays only), lunch and dinner), The Cheshire has a restaurant that will please any palette.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Valentine’s Day Package 
Pamper yourself and a loved one with a romantic evening at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.  Relax with overnight accommodations in a deluxe room, rose petal turndown, late check-out and complimentary full American breakfast for two in-room or breakfast buffet in The Restaurant.

Events

Love at First Bite: Valentine’s Day at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Cielo
This Valentine’s Day celebrate with love at First Bite with a romantic evening enjoying delectable food overlooking the St. Louis skyline.  On February 12, Cielo will be offering a special wine and chocolate pairing dinner. On February 13 and 14, Cielo will be offering the Amore package — a four-course meal for two featuring cobia, ravioli, lamb shoulder and a delicious chocolate flexible ganache dessert with milk chocolate cake and white chocolate foam. Executive Chef Gian Nicola Colucci will infuse each course with Bissinger’s chocolate.  In addition to the four-course menu, guests have the option of upgrading to the Cupido package, adding flowers at the table and a half bottle of champagne. The Venere package includes the four-course menu, a bottle of Dom Perignon, a bouquet of roses and a Gaja wine pairing.

360
Make it extra special day for your special someone at 360 with this perfect combination on February 13th and 14th.  Enjoy an award winning food menu at $50 per person, numerous celebratory beverages to choose from (we recommend a winter-themed cocktail infusion), sweeping views in all directions 400 feet above downtown. Reservations recommended.

When: Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2015
Reservations are in two hour increments:  4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm and 8pm-10pm

Saint Louis Zoo – Untamed Hearts: An Intimate Valentine’s Day Dinner
Enjoy Valentine’s Day in a memorable way at the Saint Louis Zoo. You will enjoy a romantic, sumptuous, relaxing three-course meal in The Living World while having a fascinating and entertaining look at some of the secrets of animal attraction. Stay after dinner for live music and dancing.

When: Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $125.00 per couple

Saint Louis Ballet: Love is in the Air
Appropriately themed for the Valentine’s Day season, the Saint Louis Ballet’s performance of this romantically inclined show features the music of George Gershwin, Emery LeCrone, Francis Patrelle and more.

When: Friday, February 13 – 8 p.m. & Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day with Erin Bode
With jazz grooves, smooth vocals and gorgeous instrumentation, The Erin Bode Group follows its well-loved leader and star singer in a new concert fit for the romantic holiday.

When: Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14, 2015
Where: Jazz at the Bistro

St. Louis Valentine’s Music Festival
The Valentine’s Day Music Festival is an evening filled with great live music at Chaifetz Arena. Artists scheduled to perform include: El Debarge, Doug E. Fresh, Dru Hill and Bobby Brown.

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 8 p.m.
Where: Chaifetz Arena

Valentine’s at the Lemp Mansion
St. Louis’ historic Lemp Mansion is serving up a special Valentine’s Dinner for Two. The four-course meal includes champagne and a treat for each couple.

When: Thursday, February 12 – Saturday, February 14, 2015
Where: Lemp Mansion

STL Symphony Live at Powell Hall Concert: Faithfully-A Tribute to the Music of Journey
If you’re a fan of the 1980s rock group Journey, then you won’t want to skip out on this spectacular show.  The St Louis Symphony presents a Valentine’s Day concert that will be rockin’ with classic tunes from some of the groups many gold and platinum selling albums.

When: Saturday, February 14
Where: Powell Hall

2015 Valentine’s Day Run for the Chocolate
This Valentine’s Day, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier is back for third annual Run For The Chocolate event! The popular 5K run/walk welcomes athletes of all ages to enter in their respective relationship status categories: Bachelor, Bachelorette, Off the Market Men, Off the Market Women, Happy Couples, Cougar or Manther, and for those who are against labels, It’s Complicated. The winners will receive an oversized Bissinger’s Chocolate Champagne Bottle and over 14 gift cards for Bissinger’s Chocolate. The Grand Prize will be a private VIP Tour of Bissinger’s new Historic Chocolate Factory where the start and finish of the race will be held. The Run For The Chocolate will showcase the extent to which an athlete will go for chocolate while inviting couples and singles alike to demonstrate their dedication to athletics, health, romance and…chocolate.

When: Saturday, February 14
Cost: $35 in advance and $40 day off

2015 Missouri Botanical Garden Annual Orchid Show
Bring your sweetheart a bouquet of flowers or go see the beautiful blooms at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The annual Orchid Show features exotic flowers from around the world. The show runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Admission is $5 a person in addition to regular Garden admission.

When: January 31 – March 22
Cost: $5 with a regular Garden Admission

The Black Repertory Theatre – Stick Fly
It’s the perfect play for Valentine’s Day! A wealthy African-American family vacations in Martha’s Vineyard and soon realizes how little each generation fully understands or connects with one another. Expect everything from humor to romance, drama, family conflict and more.

When: February 4 – 22
Where: Emerson Performance Center, Harris-Stowe State University

Restaurants/Desserts

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
What more needs to be said about a bar that offers a cozy and romantic nighttime spot with two-dozen variations on the chocolate martini, light fare and award-winning desserts and drinks.

Vin De Set
Vin de Set is rooftop dining at its finest. The restaurant near downtown St. Louis has a warm, inviting atmosphere with exposed brick walls and high ceilings, but the real standout is the rooftop deck with its outdoor ambience and views of the surrounding city. Vin de set specializes in French dishes like steak tartare, creapes and duck confit

Cyrano’s Cafe
If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, head to the award-winning Cyrano’s Café in St. Louis. Romantic indoor seating makes the perfect backdrop for quiet conversation and sharing great desserts. Just be careful with their famous flaming desserts, like the Flaming Cherries Jubilee.

The Fountain on Locust
The Fountain on Locust is the most Romantic and Fun place to be this Valentine’s Day because you can enjoy FREE Chocolate and 2 for the price of one Champaign Ice Cream Floats.  They will also be serving a special dinner of Vegetable or Meat Lovers Lasagna, salad and roll w/butter for just $12.95 per person.  Reservations and Walk-ins.

The Crossing
The Crossing strives to stand among the most romantic restaurants in the area. This year they  back that promise up with a special Valentine’s Day menu.  This year they’re offering a four-course tasting menu, including a yellowfin tuna tartare, Hudson Valley foie gras, and lots of rich chocolate desserts.

Gios Downtown
Gios is the perfect place to begin a night on Valentine’s Day with beautiful views of the historic Old Courthouse and the St. Louis Arch.  This year, Gio’s is offering an incredibly elegant yet affordable three course menu, including a glass of wine, for just 39.95 per person. View their special Valentine’s Day three course men here.  Reservations Recommended.

 

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