Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich February 13, 2013

So, it’s cupid’s special day. And, if you’re anything like us, you may just be scrambling for a plan. Well, don’t. We’ve got you covered.


Blue Hound
The five-course dinner promises to be, well, pretty interesting given that the courses are themed after lust, submission, seduction, stimulation and sensation. Interest piqued? Call 602-258-0231 to make reservations; there are only a few spots left.
The Compass Arizona Grill
Enjoy an evening on the 24th floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix with a rotating view of the city and a stunning four-course menu.602-252-1234.
The four-course dinner will be complemented with live love songs under the stars on the patio. 602-429-3600.
Arrogant Butcher
The limited menu for Valentine’s Day still features all your favorites. Don’t miss the Salted Caramel Pudding, winner of Downtown’s Best Dessert for 2012. 602-324-8502.
1130 The Restaurant
The surf and turf menu features a 7-ounce New York Strip served with your choice of 2 blackened shrimp skewers or a half pound of mussels. Champagne and strawberries will be on hand to cap the experience. 602-368-3046.
Steve’s Greenhouse Grill
There’s no need to spend a fortune this Valentine’s, Steve’s is featuring buy one entrée, get one half off  as well as $4 Strawberry Mimosas, $3 Strawberry Daiquiris and a $6 dessert trio. 602-252-2742.


Copper Blues
The Instant Classics will play all your favorites while you enjoy a special cocktail or one of the over 65 beers on tap. There will be giveaways and prizes throughout the night. Free. 480-719-5005.
Hard Rock Cafe
Join Hard Rock Café for a very special night featuring Teneia Sander of Chicks with Picks. Free. 602-261-7625.
Ballet Arizona Presents: Romeo & Juliet
Ib Andersen’s full length ballet adaptation of, perhaps, the greatest love story ever told returns just in time for the holiday of love. Symphony Hall, times vary. 602-381-0184.
Art Laboe Valentine’s Super Love Jam
Art Laboe hosts this funky love concert starring The Delfonics, Bloodstone, GQ, Blue Magic, Tierra, Eddie Holman, Sly Slick and Wicked, The Floaters and The Notations. (BTW: Art Laboe is credited for creating the oldies format in radio.) US Airways Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50 to $49.50. 800-745-3000.

The Whole Package

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
Take a romantic stay-cation! Rooms at the Renaissance will be decorated with a floral arrangement, a gift bag and a sweet treat. At check-in couples will receive a Couples Navigator Guide, breakfast for two and specialty cocktails for two. Late check-out times available. $299 per night. 602-333-0000.
Arizona Science Center
Enjoy an intimate evening under the stars overlooking historic Heritage Square while delighting in a three-course prix-fixe menu featuring wine pairings and romantic music. Explore the world and mind of Leonardo Da Vinci with exclusive access to the Center’s newest featured exhibition, Da Vinci, The Genius, in its premiere week in Phoenix. Dinner begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per couple for members and $135 per couple for non-members. 602-716-2000.