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Make plans now for special Valentine restaurant meals

Twelve at 12111 W. Maple is among many Wichita restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day meals next weekend.
Twelve at 12111 W. Maple is among many Wichita restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day meals next weekend. The Wichita Eagle

Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, which means that competition for tables could be a little stiff.

Time to make your plans.

Several restaurants are offering special one-price dinners designed for Valentine’s Day couples, and some of them are extending the offers throughout the weekend.

The following is a list of some of the special dinners planned:

Abuelo’s, 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway, 316-634-2230: The Mexican restaurant is offering a dinner-for-two special good Feb. 14-16 that includes fajitas plus a choice of dessert for $29.99.

AVI Seabar & Chophouse, inside the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 135 N. Waco, 316-262-3300: The restaurant is serving a $89-a-couple meal that includes appetizer, salad, filet mignon with lobster tail, two sides, a dessert to share and one glass of champagne each. The special is available from 5 p.m. to close Feb. 14-15, and the regular menu will be available as well. Call for reservations.

Bella Vita Bistro, 120 N. West St., 316-941-4500: The family-owned Italian restaurant will serve a special menu starting at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 that’s $35 to $55 a person and includes a four-course meal. Diners can choose an appetizer, soup or salad, an entree and a dessert. Call for reservations.

Birds on the Roof Cafe, 550 N. Rock Road, 316-558-8288: Chef Nathan Toubia is serving the same menu he offered at his now-closed Bocconcini Italian Eatery last year, and he’s offering it from 5 to 9 p.m. now through Sunday. It’s $35 a couple and includes choices for each course, and among the entree options are lemon chicken, pork saltimbocca and pancetta-wrapped salmon. (There’s also chocolate ravioli.) Call for reservations.

Caffe Moderne, 300 N. Mead, 316-260-1199: The Old Town Square restaurant is serving a $50-a-couple dinner on Feb. 14 that includes a salad, pasta and a bottle of wine.

Ciao, 1720 N. Webb Road, 316-613-2426 and 2121 N. Tyler, 316-613-2426: The restaurant is offering a special $40-a-couple dinner through Saturday that includes a sharable appetizer, soup or salad plus two entrees, a dessert to share and one glass of wine each. Available at both locations. Call for reservations.

Garden Grill Cafe, 300 N. Main, 316-978-9213: This vegan restaurant is closed on Friday and Saturday nights so it’s offering its Valentine’s Day dinner on Thursday night. It’s a five-course vegan meal that includes a rose per table and live music. It’s $38 a person or $65 a couple. Call for reservations.

Granite City, 2244 N. Webb Road and 2661 N. Maize Road: Offering a Feb. 14 dinner for two that includes a choice of appetizer, soup or salad, choice of entree and choice of dessert. It’s $39.95 a couple.

Hangar One Steakhouse, 5925 W. Kellogg, 316-941-4900: Offering a $49.99-a-couple dinner available Feb. 14-16 that includes an appetizer, choice of entree, dessert and two glasses of champagne. Reservations are recommended.

Hana Cafe, 325 N. Mead, 316-267-3766: The sushi and Korean restaurant is offering a $55 dinner for two on Friday that includes one appetizer, two soups or salads, three special sushi rolls, a dessert and two alcoholic drinks. Call for reservations.

Harvest Kitchen & Bar, 400 W. Waterman, 316-613-6300: The fine-dining restaurant inside the Hyatt is offering a special menu on Feb. 14-15 that is $50 a person and offers soup, an appetizer, a dessert and choice of entree (pan-seared filet or crispy chicken). Call for reservations.

Hereford House, 1400 Terradyne Drive, Andover, 316-733-7800: The restaurant has a standing offer of a four-course dinner for two for $65. Call for reservations.

Mediterranean Grill, 335 S. Towne East Mall Drive, 316-651-5599: The restaurant is offering a Feb. 14 package for two that includes a bottle of wine, two side salads, an appetizer, two 10-oz. filet mignons or mahi mahi filets with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables for $69.95. Bottles of wine will be half price, and a red rose will be given to each table. Call for reservations.

Metro Grill, 10096 E. 13th St., 316-631-1454: Chef Michael Gonzalez is offering a reservation-only, $130-a-couple dinner on Friday that will feature five courses, each paired with wine. It starts at 8 p.m. Call for reservations.

Oeno Wine Bar, 330 N. Mead, 316-440-5000: The Old Town wine bar is putting on a three-course dinner, each course paired with a different wine. It’s at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and is $55 a person. Call for reservations.

Oliver’s Little Italy, 1930 S. Oliver, 316-260-6395: The restaurant is offering a Feb. 14 dinner that’s $24.95 a person and includes crab bisque, a mixed salad, lobster ravioli and strawberry mousse. Call for reservations.

Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, inside the Ambassador Hotel, 104 S. Broadway, 316-440-5300: Chef Marshall Roth has put together a special Valentine’s Day-specific dinner menu, with upscale items available a la carte.

Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, 1725 E. Douglas, 316-631-5973: The restaurant is offering a four-course French-style dinner paired with wines plus an appetizer and dessert. The dinner is $75 a person with a $5-a-head discount for parties of four or more. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Reservations are required.

Twelve, 12111 W. Maple, 316-440-2812: Offering a dinner from 5 p.m. to close on Thursday, Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 that’s $50 a couple and includes choice of soup or salad, one of three entrees and an appetizer or a dessert. Reservations are recommended.

Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria, 8815 W. 13th St. N., 316-440-2885: The restaurant is offering a $40 a couple special that includes any appetizer, two entrees, a Cocoa Dolce-chocolate covered strawberry bouquet dessert and two Cocoa Dolce chocolate porters.

Zaytun, 2020 N. Woodlawn, 316-613-2474: The Indian/Pakistani/Turkish restaurant will be serving a five-course meal for two for $60 a couple from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. Among the several entree choices will be salmon and Australian lamb shank. The restaurant will also be serving a traditional pink tea topped with cardamom, pistachio and almonds. Call for reservations.