Grand Lake Restaurants Embrace Romance, Celebrate Valentines Day
This Valentine’s Day, all you need is love — Grand Lake area restaurants, resorts and boutiques will take care of the rest.
From special couple’s dining experiences, getaway weekend specials, a Motown concert and even sweets to go, Grand Lake makes it easy to show your sweetheart how much you care.
Whether you’re in a relationship, looking for love or avoiding it, embrace Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate the holiday with Grand Lake style.
To find out more about the great valentine's getaway packages, gift-giving ideas and special events available throughout the Grand Lake area this Valentine’s, click here.
For the love of food, we’ve rounded up a list of Grand Lake area restaurants offering dinner specials and inspired menus this Valentine’s Day that will help sweep your valentine off their feet.
Grand Lake’s finest dining experience, The Summit Restaurant at Shangri-La Resort is celebrating the holiday with a Valentine’s Couples Dining Experience, February 14-16.
Executive Chef Michael Bujold has prepared a special four-course menu for the dining experience, which is open to the public for all three nights.
The Summit’s Valentine’s dinner will begin with an amuse bouche. A gift from the chef, this will be a surprise, small, single-bite dish from the kitchen. The first course will feature choice of three appetizers, Truffle Scallop, Asian Fusion Nacho or Smoked Rib Eye and Rosti. The salad course offers choice of Baby Artichoke Salad, Exotic Winter Salad or Peach and Prosciutto Salad. The choice of entrées in the third course include Papperdelle with Prawns, Surf and Turf or Pecan-Smoked Duck La Cerise. Last but definitely not least is the dessert course with choice of Mexican Hot Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake Tuxedo Chocolate Ganache or Champagne-Poached Peaches. Several of the dishes are gluten-free.
Terry Jordan will provide the entertainment for all three nights at The Summit.
The Valentine’s Couples Dining Experience at The Summit is $120 per couple or $175 with a special bottle of wine.
For Summit reservations, call (918) 257-4200 or email email@example.com. The Shangri-La Resort is located at 31000 South Highway 125, on Monkey Island.
Enjoy fine food in a casual atmosphere at Doc’s Bar and Grill at the Shangri-La Resort dining destination celebrates Valentine’s Day with three nights of spectacular Valentine dinners February 14-16.
From 5 to 10 p.m. each night, Executive Chef Michael Bujold will present a special four-course menu. The dinner begins with choice of Chef Rodney Asian Smoked Ribs, Artichoke Beignets or Cajun BBQ Shrimp for an appetizer and either Tomato Bisque or Winter Roasted Beet Salad for the second course. The dinner offering includes Chicken Piccata, Hawaiian Sea Bass or Beef Wellington as the entrée choices. For dessert choose either Chocolate Love or a Trio of Desserts.
The Valentine’s dinner at Doc’s Bar and Grill is $60 per couple or $80 with a bottle of wine. For reservations at Doc’s, call (918) 257-7742. The Shangri-La Resort is located at 31000 South Highway 125, on Monkey Island.
Treat your special someone to a romantic dinner at the Lighthouse Restaurant this Valentine’s Day.
A Grand Lake favorite known for serving the area’s best steaks, the Lighthouse Restaurant will be offering a Valentine’s Dinner Special for Two, featuring a Filet with Shrimp is served with a baked potato, salad and dessert for $80, or $90 with two glasses of wine.
A complimentary rose will be presented to each couple.
The valentine’s dinner special will be available Thursday, Feb. 13, Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15.
Reservations are recommended, but not required. First come, first served.
Call (918) 782-3318 today or make your reservation online.
The Lighthouse Restaurant is located at Main Street and Highway 85, in Ketchum. It is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Your valentine deserves a night to remember and what better place to take them than somewhere they won’t forget? A tropical oasis on Grand Lake, The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill in Grove is offering several holiday specials that are sure to delight.
The specials include Fresh Chilean Sea Bass with Mango Salsa served on a bed of wild rice with mushrooms and includes sautéd veggies and a salad, and Fire-Roasted Prime Rib served with baked potato and veggie.
The Parrot is also offering two Valentine Pasta Specials for Two — Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and a salad for $19.99 or Cajun Pasta and a salad for $12.99 per person. A Kansas City Strip Special for Two that includes baked potato, veggie and a salad for $39.99 will also be available.
The Valentine’s Day specials will be available from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
The Parrot Steakhouse and Grill is located at 2530 South Main, in Grove.
Celebrate your loved one at Stuff’ns Cafe this Valentine’s Day with a delicious dinner that requires no reservations.
From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, Stuff’ns Cafe will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two, For only $25, the dinner includes choice of a Hamburger Steak Dinner or Grilled Chicken Dinner, served with fries, salad and toast, as well as strawberry shortcake and iced tea.
Don’t have a sitter? Include the kiddos in your valentine celebration and bring them with you to Stuff’ns Cafe, which offers a kid’s menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can treat the whole family to a great valentine’s meal and still have extra for ice cream, which Stuff’ns Cafe also offers.
Stuff’ns Cafe is located at 205 Ketchum Ave., in Ketchum.
An award-winning dining option, Twin Bridges Restaurant at the River Bend Casino Hotel in Wyandotte redefines the dining experience with incredible flavors, amazing service and a comfortable atmosphere.
This Valentine’s Day is no exception. The chef has planned several dinner specials for both Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, including a $19.99 Surf and Turf served with herb-whipped potatoes, garlic green beans and a complimentary dessert.
The Valentine’s Day menu also includes steak options: Peppercorn 12 ounce KC Strip, Bourbon-Marinated 10 ounce Rib Eye, Garlic and Herb 8 ounce Sirloin and an 8 ounce Filet with Smoked Garlic and Truffle Butter.
Seafood specials include a 5 ounce Split Grilled Lobster Tail with Garlic Butter, Crispy Battered Fried Shrimp, Creamy Lobster Mac and Cheese with Double Smoked Honey-Glazed Bacon and Split King Crab Legs.
Twin Bridges Restaurant will be by reservation only. Call (918) 678-6456 to make your reservation today.
Twin Bridges Restaurant is located in the River Bend Casino Hotel at 100 Jackpot Place, in Wyandotte.
If your sweetie likes barbecue, there’s only one place to go this Valentine’s Day — Honey Creek BBQ, a place they’re sure to love.
Located south of Grove and the Honey Creek bridge at the Cherokee Queen Motel, Honey Creek BBQ offers a signature barbecue menu that features beef, chicken, pork butts and ribs. The flavors at Honey Creek BBQ are sure to knock your sweetie’s socks off. There’s also creamy, delicious banana pudding for dessert.
From hefty sandwiches and dinners featuring savory, slow-cooked meats to a delicious Cobb salad, it’s easy to see why Honey Creek BBQ’s is one of Grand Lake’s favorite place to eat barbecue.
Honey Creek Barbecue is located at 61991 East 315 Road, south of Grove. It is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week and is closed on Wednesdays.
Treat your special someone to a tasty authentic Mexican meal this Valentine’s Day at El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant. The family-friendly restaurant in Vinita features fresh ingredients and moderate prices, making it a perfect choice for a special day.
All day Friday, Feb. 14, El Cabrito will be offering several specials as it celebrates Valentine’s Day, including Steak and Shrimp or Chicken and Shrimp, served with vegetables and salad for $12.99. A special dessert menu will also be available.
El Cabrito’s margarita special — buy one medium-sized margarita at the regular price of $5.99, get one for 99 cents — will have you toasting your valentine!
El Cabrito Mexican Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The restaurant is located at 137 West Euclid Ave., in Vinita.
Show your sweetheart how much they’re treasured by treating you both to an elegant dining experience at The Artichoke Restaurant and Bar.
South Grand Lake’s premier dining establishment, The Artichoke has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United States on Open Table. Valentine’s Day gives you the perfect reason to come discover for yourself why so many are choosing to dine at The Artichoke.
For the holiday, The Artichoke will be dishing out an inspired menu showcasing the restaurant’s new American cuisine, which features only the freshest and finest ingredients.
The fact that the restaurant is already booked for Valentine’s Day is proof of the Artichoke’s popularity. However, there are still seatings available on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 15. Call (918) 782-9855 to reserve your seats for a valentine’s dinner at The Artichoke.
The restaurant and bar, located on the north end of Langley at 35896 S. Highway 82, is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
We can’t guarantee eating at Clanton’s Cafe this Valentine’s Day will make your date fall in love with you, but the good ol’ down-home cooking will definitely have you falling in love with Clanton’s.
A family tradition in Vinita since 1927 and Route 66 favorite, Clanton’s Cafe offers a wide variety of homestyle meals, including chicken fried chicken, hearty hamburgers, homemade french fries, chicken and dressing, creamy mashed potatoes, calf fries and more.
Clanton’s Cafe is dedicated to the ultimate celebration of life through good food, great company and welcoming hospitality, so what better place to enjoy an evening dining with your valentine?
Located at 349 East Illinois in Vinita, Clanton’s Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and your loved one this Friday with a delicious southern home-cooked meal at Ailey Cafe, a classic American, family-owned cafe in Langley.
In addition to its regular menu, Ailey Cafe will be serving a Valentine’s Day Dinner Special featuring a 12 ounce Ribeye Steak and four Butterfly Shrimp. The dinner will also include choice of baked potato or french fries, salad or slaw and bread or roll.
The Valentine’s Day Dinner Special is $18.95 for one and $36 for two. While you’re eating your steak and shrimp dinner, be sure to leave room for a piece (or two) of delicious homemade pie.
Ailey Cafe is known for its selection of amazing homemade pies, especially the coconut cream. From the flaky crust to the sky-high meringue, the coconut cream pie at Ailey Cafe is an ooey, gooey slice of heaven. Definitely suitable for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Ailey Cafe is located at 13217 East Highway 28, in Langley. It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.