Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and we're excited about this special day celebrating love in all forms. Whether you're planning dinner for two, dining out with friends, or treating yourself to a special meal, several Rosslyn restaurants are offering delicious Valentine's Day menus or Valentine's Day discounts. Check out the choices below!
Barley Mac, 1600 Wilson Blvd., 703-854-9154, barleymacva.com
Refined and sophisticated with industrial chic decor, Barley Mac is a lively spot to enjoy Valentine's Day. Ask for a cozy leather booth to enjoy good conversation and dinner for two. For just $85 + tax and tip, you and your companion can enjoy a mouth-watering, bone-in ribeye for two from Chef Mike Cordero's kitchen. You'll also get four side dishes and a complimentary champagne toast. Call ahead to reserve a table or book online here.
Bistro 360, 1800 Wilson Blvd., 703-522-3600, bistro360.net
A small, intimate space (see photo below), Bistro 360 also has an interesting market where you can have fun browsing their selection of fine wines and unique packaged foods with flavors from all over the world. This year, they're offering a four-course Valentine's Day dinner for $65 per person + tax and tip. Chef Travis's menu includes lobster and ginger spring rolls, a poached pear salad, smoked duck breast, scallops gratin and an oven-roasted root vegetable medley over truffle risotto. This place is a neighborhood favorite: OpenTable has awarded them a Diner's Choice Award for the past three years in a row. View the menu and book a table here.
Central Coffee, 1901 N. Moore St., 571-800-9954, centralcoffeebars.com
When Central Coffee Co-owner Mehmet Coskun opened his coffee shop late last year, he wanted to create a vibe similar to Central Perk on the T.V. show "Friends." We think he's definitely achieved that! Central Coffee is a large open space with a wide variety of comfortable seating: There are soft, cushy chairs around a fireplace and intimate nooks where you and a friend or two can gather to catch up. On Valentine's Day, Central Coffee is offering 30 percent off their happy hour deals when you show this promo from the Rosslyn BID's Instagram. They now serve beer, wine and charcuterie, as well as their amazing coffee from Ceremony Coffee in Annapolis.
cityhouse, 1325 Wilson Boulevard, 703-276-8999, arlington.centric.hyatt.com
cityhouse is a wonderful option for a romantic dinner for two on Valentine's day. Its intimate atmosphere and delicious foods guarantee a wonderful evening. This Valentine's day they are featuring a special menu for $125 and live piano music during dinner. Start your four-course meal with local Whitestone oysters or creamy lobster bisque featuring hand-crafted flavors from Chef George Fassiadis. "We've developed a menu that features classic dishes with a modern twist," he said. "We always try to incorporate local ingredients."
Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1501 Wilson Blvd., 703-879-4388, heavyseasalehouse.com
A comfortable space offering delicious, fresh seafood and other fare, Heavy Seas Alehouse is partnering with Eat. Yoga.Drink. on February 13 from 7-9 p.m. to host Yoga! Beer! Love! Grab a matey, or come by your lovely selffor an hour-long Vinyasa flow. Afterwards, you'll coast into the tasting area for a delicious craft beverage--your choice of Heavy Seas beer, a house glass of wine, or a nonalcoholic beverage. Tickets are $20 for one or $30 for two. If space is available, walk-in tickets are $25 each. BYO mat (or let them know if you need to borrow one). Learn more here.
Kona Grill, 1776 Wilson Blvd., 571-758-5400, konagrill.com
Like Barley Mac, Kona Grill is a large, lively spot with a modern interior, comfortable booths and lots of space for friends and couples alike. Their indoor-outdoor bar area makes it a popular spot in the summertime. February 13-15, Kona is offering a special Valentine's Day menu that includes tuna wonton crisps, lemongrass-crusted snapper and a special Valentine's filet. View their complete menu here. They are known for their sushi and amazing macadamia nut chicken, so there are lots of great choices even if you don't order off the Valentine's menu.
Piola, 1550 Wilson Blvd., 703-528-1502, piola.it
Piola is owned by a lovely couple, Nabil and Jihane Achi, and they know how to treat their customers right on Valentine's Day! This place serves amazing, classic Italian dishes, including unique, wood-fired pizzas, pasta and salads, that almost anyone would enjoy. The atmosphere is lively and artsy. For Valentine's Day, they'll be bringing you '80s and '90s love songs and serving all guests 21+ a complimentary glass of Sgroppino after their meal, red roses for all ladies and a special dessert called Valentine's Dolce Compagnia for $3.95.
Quinn's on the Corner, 1776 Wilson Blvd., 703-640-3566, quinnsonthecorner.com
Offering European-inspired fare and one of the largest selections of Irish whiskey in Arlington and the D.C. region, Quinn's on the Corner is a vibrant neighborhood pub in upper Rosslyn that's popular with the locals. This place has a fun, festive vibe, and has become a favorite destination for brunch, trivia and weekend football viewing. From 5-10 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Quinn's is serving up delicious, warm, buttery lobster! Enjoy a whole 2 lb. lobster and chocolate-covered strawberries for $30. This is a great night out for couples or groups of friends. Owner Reese Gardner, a proud Penn State grad, also owns the well-regarded Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington.