Check your favorite spots for last-minute plans
This article by Tallahassee Table first appeared in Here’s Brunch from Florida Politics.
We’ve been writing about places to get last-minute treats for Valentine’s Day, but you can also grab a seat at some of your favorite places. While a few places are booked, some are holding a few tables for walk-ins and there are even a few events. A few are offering pre-fixe dinners while others are offering their usual, special menus. Whatever you decide, make a reservation pronto or call before you go.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here are some ideas for the big day.
Bar 1903: Set in a historic building, this intimate space, owned by Seven Hills Hospitality Group, will be open for Valentine’s Day by reservation only for two-hour blocks. 209 E. Park Ave.; 850-354-9739.
Cafe de Martin: Chef Martin Araujo Bohorquez is serving a Valentine’s dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14. The cozy cafe, Tallahassee’s only Peruvian restaurant, has indoor and outdoor seating. 2743 Capital Circle NE; 850-900-5969. Reservations accepted.
Chuck’s Fish: The downtown seafood restaurant is no longer accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day but walk-ins will be accepted. Call first. Food and drink specials will be available. The restaurant will be open for its usual lunch hour on Monday. 224 E. College Ave.; 850-597-7506. C
Essence of India: The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on Valentine’s Day, specializing in Northern Indian cuisine. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. 1105 Apalachee Pkwy.; 850-656-7200.
Food Glorious Food: The restaurant will be opening on Valentine’s Day for prix fixe dinner options from 5 to 9 p.m. Phone reservations only. 1950 Thomasville Rd.; 850-224-9974.
Kool Beanz: Have lunch or dinner at this iconic local restaurant and don’t miss dessert by pastry chef Sylvia Gould. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner is 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations needed for 8 or more. 921 Thomasville Rd.; 850-224-2466.
Liberty Bar & Restaurant: The lively venue will be open Monday night and you don’t need reservations. Liberty will be featuring a special creation from Ology Brewing Company.1307 N. Monroe St.; 850-354-8277.
Little Paris: French chef Herve Alcesilas and his brother Loic will be presenting a three-course meal for dining in or takeout from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 for $59 per person. Entrees are either veal tenderloin or red snapper. 1355 Market St.; 850-765-7457.
Lucilla: Owners chef Joe Richardson and partner Lara Hooper are offering a four-course menu on Feb. 14 for $69. Entree options are either blackened mahi mahi, surf & turf (filet mignon and grilled Gulf shrimp) or andouille-crusted chicken. The regular menu will be available on Sunday evening. Both nights, hours are 5:30 to 9;15 p.m. 1241 E. Lafayette St.; 850-900-5117.
Pineappetit: Sam Burgess, owner of the island-themed restaurant, Pineappetit, is hosting the 4th annual Lovers and Friends and Paint and Vibes at the Grand Ballroom at Florida A&M University on Valentine’s Day. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and feature dinner by Burgess, a DJ and artist, Vardyce Gaines, who will present a follow-along lesson painting on canvas. Grand Ballroom at Florida A&M University, 1628 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 850-559-6911. Tickets $70 single, $125 couple. Get tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/…/4th-annual-lovers-and…
Poco Vino: You can stop by the Valentine’s Chocolate and Wine Tasting at the downtown wine shop and event space between 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14. The event: a tasting flight of four artisan chocolate bars paired with wine. 225 S. Adams St.; 850-320-4552; $35.
Table 23: Set in a historic house in the heart of Midtown, the restaurant is a naturally romantic setting. Reservations are full for Valentine’s Day dinner but walk-ins are accepted. 1215 Thomasville Rd.; 850-329-2261.