Try these restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Photo courtesy Django Western Taco

Just as love is effusive, so are the number of restaurants promising deliciously romantic experiences on Valentine’s Day. Here are three more restaurants that might just suit your sweetheart’s fancy.

Django Western Taco

If you’re looking for fine-dining wrapped in a casual experience, this is possibly the best deal in town–$40 for 2 diners (tax and gratuity not included). Here’s why: The chef, Josh Campbell, is as solid as they come. His culinary chops are well-known and respected by industry peers. Django Western Taco is a BYOB restaurant and corkage on beverages is waived for Valentine’s evening. The regular menu is available but reservations are required for this special menu–available Feb. 14, from 5-9pm:
1st Course
Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado, Cherry Tomato, Red Onion and Horseradish and Cilantro, OR
Duck Carnita Tostada with Shaved Red Cabbage, Tomatillo, Queso Fresco, and Black Garlic Crema
2nd Course
Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon with Blue Corn Bacon Dumplings, Asparagus, Smokey Tomato Broth, OR
Black Angus Strip Loin with Root Vegetable Torta, Creamed Swiss Chard and Burnt Carrot Mole
Dessert (Shared)
Jen’s Chocolate Truffles with Wild Berry Tacos

4172 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45223; 513.978.0619

Jag’s Steak and Seafood

Under the discerning eye of chef-proprietor Michelle Brown, Jag’s is unmistakable for its luxury and attention to detail. In fact, it’s been named one of America’s 100 most romantic restaurants by OpenTable. From Thursday, February 14, through Saturday, February 16, Jag’s is offering a special four-course Valentine’s dinner feature. Diners can choose their favorites from a special prix-fixe menu, priced at $75 per person. Wine pairings are included for $25 more.

5980 West Chester Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069; 513.860.5353

Mardi Gras on Madison

And now, for something different. Owner LaToya “Ms. Toy” Foster, affectionately known as the Gumbo Lady and Creole Queen by her customers, is offering a Valentine’s Day carryout pop-up at Mardi Gras on Madison. On Feb. 14, from 4-6pm, you can get two Spicy Honey Shrimp Po’Boy and Fries Combo for $22. Please be aware the restaurant does not have regular operating hours; it’s open only when Ms. Toy says it’s open. By the way, she also owns the food truck, New Orleans To Go.

1524 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills; 513­.873.­9041