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Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a much-anticipated holiday here in the United States. It’s the day of the year is when couples and loved ones will join together to celebrate their love for one another. Restaurants in Cleveland will be promoting specials especially for this romantic holiday. From theatre shows to gift bags, there will be many treats this year. Make the day extra special with a trip to one of these restaurants

: Recipes For A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

Pickwick And Frolic
2035 East 4th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 241-7425

Pickwick and Frolic is a special restaurant and very unique. You can not only indulge in rustic American cuisine here, but you also have to the option of participating in the Hilarities Comedy Club, Cabaret Theatre and Kevin’s Martini Bar. This Valentine’s Day, Pickwick and Frolic will hold a special dinner featuring the restaurant’s wood fired spit roasted prime rib with a choice of sides like mashed potatoes and other delectable dishes. The real star of the night will the the show special. Get ready for an unforgettable night.
The Melting Pot
3111 Westgate Mall
Cleveland, OH 44126
(440) 356-8900

This is a day soaked in love, so why not eat a dinner soaked in cheese (or chocolate)?The Melting Pot is a popular fondue spot in Cleveland. This year, the restaurant will offer a four-course fondue with wine and a gift bag for $75.00 a person. Best of all the package includes specialty drinks and chocolate fondues for desert. And, for those just looking a sweet chocolate fix, skip dinner and pre order a set of chocolate covered strawberries for this Valentine’s Day holiday.
26300 Cedar Road 31103
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 755-3000

Maggiano’s is known for its elegance and warm atmosphere. However, the restaurant prides itself on its Little Italy inspired food and table settings. What atmosphere is more conducive to love than a quiet evening in Italy? The staff at Maggiano’s makes everything from scratch, so don’t come here expecting store-bought pasta. This place is the real deal and Maggiano’s is a great pick for those looking for a quiet and romantic evening.
The Greenhouse Tavern
2038 E 4th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 443-0511

The Greenhouse Tavern is conveniently located in downtown Cleveland and has a rooftop patio perfect for a romantic evening. The restaurant currently offers a four-course chef tasting menu for $44. However, this Valentine’s Day will bring a special menu with six courses for $65 per person, with the option of a beverage pairing for an additional $28. Look out for delicious dishes like red beet raviolo, lobster bisque, butter poached seafood boudin blanc and chocolate pie.
The 100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 267-1010

When people first started flying, it was glamorous. There weren’t security lines. There were free – and good – in-flight meals. The 100th Bomb Group restaurant takes us back to that era. While dining, you can see airplanes taking off and landing  right outside your window and the lights on the runway makes for a cozy and warm setting to share a romantic meal. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer traditional meals of Filet Mignon and Prime Rib. The Bomb Group is in connection with Cleveland Hopkins Airport and the Hilton Garden.

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Alexis De Leaver is a freelance writer covering all things Cleveland. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.