-Don’t let Valentine’s Day pass this year without getting UpStairs on the Square’s famous Turtles! Throughout the Valentine’s season, we will have decorative boxes of our famous milk chocolate praline turtles to keep the feeling alive. Available in two sizes, small ($12) and large ($20).
91 Winthrop Street
Rialto is proud to present: Expect the Unexpected—Tango on Wednesday, February 11th, starting at 7:00PM. For $100.00 (including tax & gratuity) you will get 3 courses, 2 wines, and 1 unforgettable performance.
Things are heating up early for Valentine’s Day at Rialto with an evening of tempestuous tango performed by Fernanda Cajide and partner.
Tickets are $100 per person including tax and gratuity – as a gift to Harvard Square, all HSBA subscribers will receive a 10% discount – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Seating for Expect the Unexpected series is limited please call 617.661.5050 or email amanda@rialto-restaurant early to make your reservations
One Bennett Street, www.rialto-restaurant.com
-Scullers Jazz Club is having a Valentine’s Celebration with Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan performing ‘If I Loved You – a reprise’ on Wednesday, February 11th at 8:00 pm. It’s been five years since Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey released their CD, If I Loved You, to a sold-out crowd at Scullers Jazz Club. Five years, fifty loves and many songs later, they’re returning to Scullers with a reprise of this musical celebration of love – passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic.
400 Soldiers Field Rd., www.scullersjazz.com
-Come to UpStairs on the Square’s “I’m In Love with Chocolate Cocktails” Party on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30PM. Our bar manager Lino features chocolate as he mixes up some great Valentine’s cocktails, including his famous “Kiss Of The Spider Woman” (chocolate infused vodka, sherry and cayenne pepper). We will conclude the evening with our acclaimed Valrhona hot cocoa with house-made fluff and peppermint liqueur, paired with our chocolate almond financiers. Chef Susan Regis concocts four savory-to-sweet small plates to keep you happy as you sip and savor. You will get four chocolate-themed cocktails with small plates for only $49.00.
91 Winthrop Street
-UpStairs on the Square is holding “It’s Cupid’s Wine Dinner” on Thursday February 12th, and Friday, February 13th, at 6:30PM. For $65.00 you will receive a four-aphrodisiacal-course dinner with wine in the Soirée Room.
Avoid the crowds on Saint Valentine’s Day and come a night or two before for an evening of sensual wines matched with amorous foods. Chefs Steven Brand and Susan Regis pair-up with Wine Director Matt Reiser to create a memorable menu of titillating tastes. Four courses matched to four wines makes for one divine time. And if you come on Valentine’s Eve, head downstairs after dinner to our St. Singles Day party…Menu to include Cotes de Beouf for Two and Chocolate Fondue for Two! By reservation throughout the evening.
91 Winthrop Street
-UpStairs on the Square invites you to the “For Singles Only: St. Singles Day Party”—A Valentine’s Eve Late Night Party in the Monday Club Bar
On Friday, February 13th from 9:30PM– 1:00AM for only $13.00 (or $14,000 .00 for couples) we’re holding our third annual sit-in/stand-up cocktail party in the Monday Club Bar to mark our own specially created “holiday” known as Saint Singles Day—a day that celebrates the freedoms of singularity and the ability to find mono-happiness without the tacky cards, flowers and chocolates. We’ll have our libation liberation drinks priced in the “single” digits. Last year was a grand event, with singles of every age and persuasion dancing and noshing and celebrating singleness all together. This event sold out in a flash last year, so let us know you’re coming!
91 Winthrop Street
-In honor of Valentine’s Day The Brattle Theatre is having a special showing of Casablanca on February 13th (at 7:30PM) and February 14th (at 4:30PM, 7:00PM, 9:30PM). General admission tickets are $9.50 each, or buy our special premium tickets for $50/couple, which include 2 reserved seats, Turner Classic Movies’ Leading Couples book and a special gift from the Brattle!
Synopsis: (1942) dir Michael Curtiz w/ Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt [102 min] Who knows if we’ll always have Paris, but hopefully we’ll always have this marvelous motion picture to watch. CASABLANCA has a reputation of being swooningly romantic, and it certainly is, but it’s also wryly funny, somewhat cynical, and remarkably thrilling. It’s the French Morocco during WWII and ex-pat bar owner Rick Blaine (Bogart) finds himself once again tangled in the web of his lost love, Ilsa (Bergman), when she arrives in Casablanca with her current beau, a French freedom fighter looking to get passage to America and escape the Nazis. Often imitated but never matched, CASABLANCA has a special recipe for success that includes a top-notch script, fantastic supporting players (including Claude Rains, Sidney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre), and iconic star turns by two Hollywood legends. Not to be missed-particularly on this most romantic of weekends!
40 Brattle Street, www.brattlefilm.org
-Romance is in the air at Small Plates this Valentine’s Weekend. From Friday, February 13th to Saturday, February 14th, step into our warm, welcoming atmosphere, to celebrate romance with our Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu. For only $40.00/person you’ll get Salad of Hearts of Palm; Heart Shaped Roast Pepper & Chevre Ravioli; your choice of Steak au Poivre on Potato Latke or Philo Purse with Asparagus, Cippolino Onions, Fennel, and Mizuna; and finish off the meal with our Flourless Chocolate Cake. The menu also includes split a bottle of Freixenet –“for the Romance in you…a sparkle for two.”
56 JFK Street, www.smallplatesrestaurant.com
-UpStairs on the Square brings you the Valentine Sweetheart Tea on Friday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.
Bring your kids or bring your beau. Our lovely afternoon tea on Valentine’s Day will feature chocolate and more chocolate, with very special Valentine’s treats. Special Valrhona Hot Chocolate with Housemade Marshmallows too! Our three-tiered Valentine Tea is $28; and a special Valentine’s Children’s Tea with Sweets for our Sweeties is available at $15.
91 Winthrop Street
-Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with Finale! From Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th treat your sweetheart to our amazing Retro Chocolate Plate for two, featuring peanut butter and jelly truffles, malted milk ball gelato, a sensational s’more, chocolate covered pretzels, milk chocolate mousse pyramid with banana center and our signature Finale Molten Chocolate Cake.
And, do not let Valentine’s day go by without trying The Finale Valentine’s Weekend Prix Fixe menu, which includes a Main Course & the Retro Chocolate Plate for Two for $55/couple; or comes with an Appetizer, Main Course, & Retro Chocolate Plate for Two for $70 per couple. Be sure to make your reservation before we’re sold out: (617) 441-9797.
30 Dunster Street, www.finaledesserts.com
-OM is having a three-day Valentine’s event spanning from Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th. We will have open seating for our “Aphrodisiac Menu” from 5:30PM – 6:30PM for $75.00, or from 6:30PM – 8:30PM for $95.00. While you’re here, don’t miss out on our special drink—the French Kiss—a two person cocktail bowl, and OM’s twist on a French Martini. On Friday there will be a spa giveaway for couples; on Saturday, well it’s Valentine’s Day; and on Sunday we will have a mariachi band to send out the celebration of romance in style.
57 JFK Street, www.omrestaurant.com
-St. Valentine’s Day at UpStairs allows you to enjoy one of our favorite holidays in this most romantic of restaurants. Between Friday February 13th and Sunday February 15th, come for lunch in the Monday Club for $38.00 prix fixe of aphrodisiacal delights from 11:00AM – 3:00PM.
And, just because you came for lunch does not mean you should pass on our dinner! Come eat in the Monday Club for $85.00 ($135.00 with champagne or wine pairings), or join us in the Soirée Dining Room for $125.00 ($175.00 with pairings).
Reserve now to assure your place and your good standing with your honey. There will also be Valentine’s specials all weekend, with special aphrodisiacal desserts and dishes.
91 Winthrop Street
-In honor of Valentine’s Day this year The Harvard COOP, COOP Kids is having a special celebration for kids! Come by at 11:00AM on February 14th for Valentine’s themed stories, games and crafts.
1400 Massachusetts Ave., www.thecoop.com
-Singles, spend this Saturday, February 14th (which happens to be Valentine’s Day) at Noir, and celebrate with our Lonely Hearts Club! Just because Valentine’s Day is an annual reminder that you are still swinging single doesn’t mean you have to inhale a pint of ice cream and a bottle of wine. Oh no, there is fun to be had this Valentine’s night. It’s a Saturday night, after all, and Saturday nights are not to be wasted. Noir’s cozy space and friendly staff are the perfect pick-me-up, and who knows, maybe Noir will also be the perfect pick-up, too. Festive cocktails and a chocolate bar will be served all night, so head over and make merry with your fellow singletons.
One Bennett Street, www.noir-bar.com
-This Valentine’s Day, the red house is offering a special menu not to be missed! On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, our menu includes handmade tortelloni, sautéed rainbow trout, and passion fruit sorbet, along with all our most romantic dishes. Only $45.00/person; book online or call us at 617-576-0605 to speak to a reservationist
98 Winthrop Street, www.theredhouse.com
-Sandrine’s Celebration de la Saint Valentin is not to be missed! Come in from the cool February air on February 14th for a taste of our A La Carte menu, or for only $58.00/person, give our Prix Fixe Menu a try. You can’t go wrong with either of these—both will make your heart melt.
8 Holyoke Street, www.sandrines.com