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Valentine’s Day dinner to go
• Extra Touch Gourmet Café, 4 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, 488-6620, www.extratouchgourmet.com, is offering take-home dinners for two for pick-up on Monday, Feb. 14. Guests may select either a chicken marsala or beef tenderloin  dinner with salad and sides. For dessert, the café will offer chocolate lava cake and crème brulee. Orders must be placed by Friday, Feb. 11.





Romantic meals for two
Local restaurants offer Valentine’s specials

02/03/11



Looking for a cozy brunch or a nice dinner out with your Valentine? SoNH restaurants have you covered. These area eateries are offering everything from fancy dining to casual buffets to share with your sweetheart on and around Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Some will have live music during meals. What’s your pleasure? Oysters and bubbly, steaks and salad, lobster and chocolate? Choose now and make reservations (which are required or at least recommended for most locations mentioned here) early.

• 900 Degrees, 50 Dow St., Manchester, 641-0900, www.900degrees.com, will serve its regular menu plus Valentine’s Day specials on Monday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 9 p.m. Specials willa include a surf and turf of herb-rubbed beef tenderloin and crab cake, lobster ravioli and a chocolate-lover’s plate for dessert.

• The Airport Diner, 2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, www.thecman.com, will offer its regular dinner menu plus chef specials and a flower and white chocolate for your sweetheart on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14. Also on Sunday, guests will receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

• Alan’s of Boscawen, Route 3, North Main Street, Boscawen, 753-6631, www.alansofboscawen.com, will host a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13. The cost is $13.99 for adults, $6.99 for children.

• The Alpine Grove, 19 Depot St., Hollis, 882-9051, www.alpinegrove.com, will hold its St. Valentine’s Dance & Buffet on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 11 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.

• The Barley House, 132 N. Main St. in Concord, 228-6363, www.thebarleyhouse.com, will offer its regular menu with Valentine’s Day specials on Monday, Feb. 14. Jazz musicians will perform in the dining room.

• The Bedford Village Inn, 2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, www.bedfordvillageinn.com, will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, Feb. 14, by serving four-course prix fixe dinner menus in the dining room and Corks wine bar for $75 per person. A three-course menu for $55 will be offered in the Tavern.

• The Black Forest Café, 212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, www.theblackforestcafe.com, will not only celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 but has a whole weekend of dining specials planned. Starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, the regular menu will be offered as well as a special menu including Thai shrimp and coconut soup with lemongrass and plantain and lamb shanks braised in merlot. The restaurant will open Monday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will serve Valentine’s Day dinner specials, in addition to the regular menu, starting at 4:30 p.m. Reservations will be accepted for Saturday’s dinner until 8 p.m. and Monday’s dinner until 8:30 p.m. The café will offer a Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations will be taken until 9 a.m.

• Brookstone Grille, 14 Route 111, Derry, 328-9250, www.brookstone-park.com, will offer a four-course menu on Monday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. The cost is $79 per couple.

• Buckley’s Great Steaks, 438 DW Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995, will be open Monday, Feb. 14, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will serve its regular dinner menu, with Valentine’s Day specials. The specials will also be run from Friday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 13.

• The Common Man, 25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 96 State St., Portsmouth, 334-6225; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463, www.thecman.com, will offer its regular dinner menu plus chef specials and a flower and white chocolate for your sweetheart on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14. Also on Sunday, guests will receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

• Cotton, 75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, www.cottonfood.com, will offer its regular menu along with drink and food specials Friday through Monday.

• The Derryfield, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, www.thederryfield.com, will serve a three-course dinner from Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14, for $29.95. Entree selections will include a chef marsala medley (chicken, sea scallops and shrimp), a porterhouse pork chop, sweet heat glazed salmon and filet mignon.

• Drumlins Restaurant at Stonebridge Country Club, 161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown, 497-8633, www.golfstonebridgecc.com, will serve and a la carte menu for the special day.

• Firefly American Bistro & Bar, 22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, www.fireflynh.com, will serve its regular dinner menu on Monday, Feb. 14, with specials including Kansas strip steak and a sea bass dish. Drink specials will include sparkling cocktails, a rosewater martini and pink champagne.

• Fratello’s, 155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, www.fratellos.com, will offer dinner specials for two in addition to its regular menu on Monday, Feb. 14.

• Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar, 542 Nashua St. in Milford, 673-3939, www.giorgios.com, started celebrating Valentine’s Day at the beginning of the week. All week long, it will offer a four-course dinner featuring a soup or salad, appetizer, entree and dessert, along with an Asti Spumante toast for $55. The restaurant will host a Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $9.99 for children, $21.99 for adults. Reservations are recommended.

• Granite Restaurant and Bar, the Centennial, 96 Pleasant St. in Concord, 227-9000, www.graniterestaurant.com, will offer their Valentine’s Day menu Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The meal will be a three course prix fixe menu for $45 with options for each course. The restaurant will also serve its regular menu.

• Hanover Street Chophouse, 149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com, will open for Valentine’s Day from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  and will offer a special tasting menu in addition to the regular menu.

• How’s Your Onion?, 91 West Broadway, Derry, 216-8838, www.howsyouronion.com, will serve Valentine’s Day dinner-for-two specials on Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 12, until 9 p.m. Specials will include two eight-ounce Delmonico steaks, two eight-ounce Atlantic salmons and two pork chops. Both options are served with side salads and a side, plus a dessert to share.

• Ignite, 100 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-0064, www.ignitebng.com, will serve its regular menu with Valentine’s Day specials on Monday, Feb. 14.

• Jewell & The Beanstalk, 793 Somerville St., Manchester, 624-3709, www.jbeanstalk.com, will serve dinner on Monday, Feb. 14, with seatings at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. The menu will include crab cakes, red pepper soup, pork tenderloin skewers and chocolate mousse. Ally Beaudry will perform

• The Lakehouse, 281 DW Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, www.thecman.com, will offer its regular dinner menu plus chef specials and a flower and white chocolate for your sweetheart on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14. Also on Sunday, guests will receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

• MT’s Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, 212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, www.mtslocal.com, will serve a Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $23 for adults and $10 for children. Reservations may be made for parties of six or more only. The restaurant will serve its regular menu with specials for dinner on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 14.
 

• Pasquale’s Italian Ristorante, 143 Raymond Road, Candia, 483-5005, www.pasqualesincandia.com, will serve its regular menu and a special menu that will include three antipasti, three fishes and four entrees, on Monday, Feb. 14, from 3 to 9:30 p.m.

• The Quill restaurant at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, 629-4608, will serve a Valentine’s Day dinner menu on Friday, Feb. 11, with seating between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Guests will be able to order one or all appetizer sample plates, including marinated oyster with tomato and cucumber relish, and duck, cherries and pistachio terrine; guests will also have their choice of soup or salad. Maple-brined duck breast and pepper- and bacon-crusted beef tenderloin are among the entree choices. The cost is $35.

• The Red Blazer, 72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, www.theredblazer.com, will offer Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner specials on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 13, and a limited menu on Monday, Feb. 14.

• Richard’s Bistro, 36 Lowell St., Manchester, 644-1180, www.richardsbistro.com, will serve its regular dinner menu and a Valentine’s Day surf and turf special of roasted filet and lobster tail from Saturday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 14.

• Saffron Bistro, 80 Main Street, Nashua, 883-2100, www.thesaffronbistro.com, will serve a four-course prix fixe dinner for $55 on Sunday, Feb. 13, and Monday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m.

• San Francisco Kitchen, 133 Main St., Nashua, 886-8833, will offer its regular menu with specials on Monday, Feb. 14.

• Speaker’s Corner Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, 886-1200, www.cpnashua.com, will offer a brunch buffet on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $18.95 for adults, $10.95 for children. A sweetheart three-course prix fixe dinner will be offered Monday. The cost is contingent on entree selection and ranges from $28 to $38.

• Stella Blu, 70 E. Pearl St. in Nashua, 578-5557, www.stellablu-nh.com, will hold a “Love Bites” Black Valentine’s Day party on Saturday, Feb. 13 with special tapas items and “anti-love potions.” The restaurant will be decorated in black hearts and guests are encouraged to come by themselves or bring their “future ex.”

• Sunny’s Table, 11 Depot St., Concord, 225-8181, www.sunnystable.com, will serve a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu on Monday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu will include a traditional Korean lettuce wrap dinner for two, marinated grilled beef tenderloin, Miles Smith Farm natural beef flat iron steak, Maine Lobster Tikka Masala, fresh shucked oysters three ways, Chinese five-spice chocolate mousse brulee and Cardamom-spiced port poached pear panna cotta. Reservations are recommended.

• Surf, 207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, will be open Monday, Feb. 14, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will serve its regular dinner menu, with Valentine’s Day specials. The specials will also be run from Friday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 13.

• Thousand Crane II, 116 W. Pearl St. in Nashua, 579-0888, will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 8:30 p.m., with an all-you-can-eat buffet for $19.95 per person.

• Tilt’n Diner, 61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, www.thecman.com, will offer its regular dinner menu plus chef specials and a flower and white chocolate for your sweetheart on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14. Also on Sunday, guests will receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

• Unums, 49 East Pearl St., Nashua, 821-6500, www.unums.com, will offer its regular menu and “special menu items specifically geared for romance and love” from Friday, Feb. 11, through Monday, Feb. 14. Reservations are recommended.

• Unwine’d, 865 Second St., Manchester, 625-9463, www.unwined.net, will serve a four-course a la carte menu on Sunday, Feb. 13 and Monday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. A Love Potion martini, made with Patron Silver, fresh crushed raspberries, Patron Citronage and fresh lime juice will be served all weekend. The restaurant will be closed Tuesday.

• XO on Elm, 827 Elm St., Manchester, 560-7998, www.xoonelm.com, will serve its regular menu and Valentine’s Day specials from Friday, Feb. 11, through Monday, Feb. 14. The restaurant will open Sunday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 9 p.m.

• The Yard Seafood and Steakhouse, 1211 South Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, www.theyardrestaurant.com, will offer its regular menu and Valentine’s Day specials from Friday, Feb. 12, through Monday, Feb. 14. Specials will include vanilla poached lobster meat, spiced lavender honey-roasted half chicken and a porterhouse for two. Gewürztraminer poached pear with ginger ice cream and a sweetheart candy bar will serve as dessert specials.

• Z Food & Drink, 860 Elm St., Manchester, 629-9383, www.zfoodanddrink.com, will offer a dinner for two for $75, in addition to its regular menu, on Monday, Feb. 14.
 






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