Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you may be trying to decide where to take your special someone for dinner. One foolproof option is always a meal at an amazing steakhouse. But with so many restaurants in your city, it may be difficult to decide which one to pick. Before you make your reservations, here are a few tips on how to choose the best steakhouse for you and your date.
1. Understand What Your Date Likes
If you are reading this, you are hopefully considering a steakhouse because you already know that your date will be thrilled by the prospect of a steak dinner. But, there are a few other things to consider before you make your restaurant choice. Will your date be more excited to be taken to the hippest place in town, or are they more likely to love someplace cozier with a more intimate setting? Will they enjoy going someplace new, or would they prefer a favorite standby? Remember, this is all about both of you having fun and being comfortable!
2. Read the Reviews
No matter how beautiful a restaurant’s ambience or view is, a romantic setting will not make up for bad food and will not score you any points with your date. Look up the latest reviews for the restaurant you are considering, since the quality may have changed if it is recently under new management, and make sure the restaurant meets the standards you are looking for.
3. Get a Sneak-Peek at the Menu
Is there a special dish, such as a chateaubriand, which you know your date really loves? Make the evening a success by checking the menu ahead of time to see if their favorite plates are offered. Many restaurants also have special Valentine’s Day menus, such as a multi-course prix fixe meal that can put a larger meal that would normally be out of your price range within reach.
4. Call Ahead
Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants, and it can be difficult to get a table. To make sure your plans run smoothly, call the restaurant ahead of time to make reservations. In some cases, calling a couple months beforehand is recommended. If you have any special requests for your table, let the restaurant know at this time.
A steakhouse is a classic way to start your evening on Valentine’s Day. Picking the right one will ensure that your night is off to a great start.