The calendar just flipped to February, so you might think it’s too soon to start planning your Valentine’s Day dinner.
The big day may be more than a week away, but chairs will fill up fast — especially at the several restaurants offering special, out-of-the-ordinary Valentine’s meals.
Following is a list of some of those special meals. Call soon to make your reservations.
On Valentine’s Day
Mediterranean Grill, 335 S. Towne East Mall Drive, 316-651-5599: The restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Day special menu plus half-price bottles of wine and a free red rose for each table.
Oeno, 330 N. Mead, 316-440-5000: The wine bar will host a Feb. 14 wine dinner that’s $50 a person and features a four-course meal paired with wines, plus live music. Call for reservations.
During Valentine’s weekend/week
Granite City Food & Brewery, 2244 N. Webb Road, 316-636-5050; and 2661 N. Maize Road, 316-721-8500: The restaurant is offering a $59.99-a-couple special, available Feb. 10-14, that includes choice of soup or salad, choice of appetizer, choice of two entrees and dessert.
Luciano's, 216 W. Main, Mulvane, 316-777-0045: Luciano's offering $50-a-person five course meals Feb. 13-15. Advance reservations are required for all three days, and on Feb. 14, only early and late spots are available. Two different meals, one featuring beef and one featuring seafood, are available. Wine flights are also available for $10 more a person.
Outback Steakhouse, 233 S. Ridge Road, 316-773-5900; and 2020 N. Rock Road, 316-634-6500: The chain is offering a special dinner-for-two Feb. 10-14 that includes a Bloomin’ Onion appetizer, two 8-ounce Outback Special steaks, choice of sides and a cheesecake to share. It’s $34.99. Diners can substitute two filets for $45.99. Outback doesn’t take reservations.
Papa John’s: The pizza chain will once again offer its heart-shaped pizzas. They’re available now through Valentine’s Day.