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Savor the love: Restaurant recommendations for your perfect valentine's day celebration


Recognized for its lively culture, Bloomington is ready to celebrate the season of love with an abundance of Valentine's Day activities and promotions for all types of celebrations. Whether you are planning a romantic evening with your significant other or a fun date with friends, Bloomington offers something special for everyone. 

Bloomington's thriving culinary culture takes the spotlight, offering a wide range of alternatives to fit every taste and budget. The city's restaurants are introducing special menus and deals to make your celebration unforgettable. 

Valentine’s Day specials  

Mother Bear’s Pizza, a traditional but endearing restaurant will serve pizzas in the shape of hearts.  Who says pizza can’t have a romantic vibe? 

At Osteria Rago, savor the flavorful delights of "Take a Pizza My Heart," February's Pizza of the Month, which includes pesto, speck, burrata, and roasted asparagus. You can also explore their assortment of fresh pasta, ravioli, and sauces at. 

Social Cantina and The Tap will have 3-course pre-fixed meals Feb. 10 - 18. These delicious combos cost 20 and 40 dollars, respectively.  

Texas Roadhouse offers a dinner-for-two package for $47.95 including two meals and an appetizer of your choice for a more laid-back celebration. 

Two Sticks Bakery's “Valentine's Day delights” include heart-shaped sugar cookies and a brand-new olive oil chocolate cake, which will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Uptown Cafe serves traditional Valentine's Day dishes from decadent Gorgonzola Filet to Creole BBQ Shrimp. 

The Vault charges $64.99 for a three-course supper for two. The package comes with a lovely setting complete with shared appetizers, main courses and a decadent three-layer chocolate cake. 

Savor an unforgettable tasting experience in The Elm, with menus crafted by Executive Chef Dan Thomas, ranging from five to seven courses. A ticket costs 125-175 dollars per person, and beverage pairings chosen by a sommelier are optional. 

More restaurant options 

Even without specific Valentine's Day promotions, there are more restaurants that offer delectable options for a romantic evening. 

Chef Lee - In Your Home LLC is offering a unique four-course meal with entertainment for $120 per person. Bookings are essential for this exclusive dining experience.  

C3 is an excellent choice for handcrafted drinks and chef-driven cuisine with a rotating seasonal menu. 

The only distillery in Bloomington, Cardinal Spirits, serves gourmet food and handcrafted drinks inspired by the changing seasons. 

Foodies should not miss FARMbloomington, which serves seasonally inspired meals bursting with fresh, locally farmed ingredients and intriguing international tastes. 

Feast Market & Cellar also makes for a quaint, cozy setting with flavorful meals and a superb wine selection. Feast is where food meets art. 

The Irish Lion is an authentic Irish restaurant in Bloomington that serves a large variety of foods that will make you feel as though you are in Dublin. 

Janko's Little Zagreb, a casual IU-themed steakhouse, features daily hand-cut options. 

Specializing in high-end California-style dishes, Malibu Grill has live piano performances in an intimate setting. 

Southern Stone creates each meal from scratch using organic, locally sourced ingredients. It specializes in sophisticated takes on Southern comfort cuisine. 

 Truffles is where modern elegance meets culinary excellence and will make your Valentine’s Day party even more special. 

 Enjoy a four-course prix fixe meal for only $116 per person, which includes a chosen beverage or bottle of wine (for two people). Tax and gratuities are included. The unique menu includes a delicious first dish, Curried Carrot & Ginger Soup, which sets the tone for an unforgettable evening. Join us at Truffles for a stunning valentine's day event! 

Bloomington invites you to celebrate love in all its manifestations this Valentine's Day. Bloomington's numerous options guarantee a great celebration for everybody. So this Feb. 14, get your loved ones together and take part in Bloomington's love affair. 

CORRECTION: The Elm's restaurant deal was not listed under the Valentine's Day specials in a previous version of this article. 

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