Monday, February 03, 2014


You have lots of Valentine's Day dinner options in Bethesda this year. It's never to late to plan that romantic evening, and here is guide to some of the many Valentine's packages around town. But don't wait too long - Valentine's Day is next Friday!


Redwood is offering a Love at First Bite 3-course, prix-fixe dinner for $68. EntreƩ options range from traditional (filet mignon) to exotic (Stuffed Quail Purse, Scallop and Pork Belly Surf n Turf). Here's a preview of the entire menu.

7121 Bethesda Lane, 301.656.5515.

Mussel Bar

Lovebirds dining at Mussel Bar can choose from the regular menu, or the special Aphrodisiac Menu ($60, or $80 with wine pairings). Don't have a valentine this year? Mussel Bar invites you dine anyway, and stick around for their Anti-Valentine's Afterparty at 10:00 PM until close. The party will feature Happy Hour specials, and music by Kara and Matt from The Fuzz.

Here is the Aphrodisiac Menu for the night:

Starting Cocktail:
Cavas Mestres Brut Rose with Champagne Grapes and Baby Strawberry

Course 1
Pan Seared Sea Scallop, Asparagus Tips, Basil Lavender Essence
Pairing: Le Jade Viognier

Course 2
Grilled Oysters, Panko Blue Cheese Crust with Honey Chardonnaya
Pairing: Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis

Course 3
Veal medallion, Heart(shaped) Ravioli, Rosemary Fig Cream
Pairing : Pas d'Escalette petit Pas Rouge (grenache blend) or La Cabotte "Colline" Cotes-du Rhone

White Chocolate Mousse, Crystalized Orchid
Pairing: Saarstein Riesling

7262 Woodmont Avenue, 301.215.7817.

Positano Ristorante

Want to avoid overspending but still have a romantic setting? Positanto Ristorante will allow you to order anything you like from their regular menu, and will be serving complimentary Prosecco to all Valentine's Day guests.

4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue, 301.654.1717 or 301.986.0042.

Chef Tony's

Chef Tony's urges you to make your reservation early, as they have been booked solid every Valentine's Day in the past. Here's a preview of the menu (you can also make a reservation right from that page). However, because the menu is often driven by what is available fresh at the market, it is subject to change. A more firm menu will be posted online on February 13.

4926 St. Elmo Avenue, 301.654.3737.


Assaggi will offer specials like Maine Lobster Risotto, beef tenderloin and a chocolate tasting plate, in addition to their regular Italian menu. 

4838 Bethesda Avenue, 301.951.1988.


Jaleo will have its regular Spanish tapas menu, plus specials like Oysters with Cava, Pork Carpaccio, Wild Red Berry Soup, and more.

7271 Woodmont Avenue, 301.913.0003.

Lebanese Taverna

Lebanese Taverna at Bethesda Row is offering a $35 three-course dinner, with a wine pairing for an additional $15).

7141 Arlington Road, 301.951.8681.

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