It's not too late. You can still make dining plans for Valentine's Day. Some restaurants are extending their special Valentine's Day menus and offerings through the weekend. Even places that aren't offering fixed-price options are packing their menus with lovey-dovey selections like oysters, lobster and exploding chocolate cakes.
13.5% Wine Bar (1117 W. 36th St., 410-889-1064, 13.5winebar.com) is offering a four-course Valentine's Day menu with main-course options of Roseda beef short ribs and seared scallops. The cost is $50 per person. The Hampden wine bistro is also offering an abbreviated, three-course version of the Valentine's menu on Friday and Saturday.
Cinghiale (822 Lancaster St., 410-547-8282, cgeno.com) is offering a multi-course, romantic Italian menu from chef Julian Marucci. The cost is $85 (or $129 with paired wines). Guests enjoy complimentary valet parking.
Donna's Cross Keys (5100 Falls Road, 410-532-7611, donnas.com) is offering a three-course Valentine's Day menu — plus dessert. Main-course options include lobster and crab ravioli, grilled filet mignon and mustard-Riesling braised rabbit. The a la carte menu will be available as well. The cost is $45 per person.
Fleet Street Kitchen (1012 Fleet St., 410-244-5830, fleetstreetkitchen.com) is offering a three-course Valentine's Day menu. Main-course options include a duo of grass-fed beef, roasted lamb saddle, halibut confit and seared Chatham cod. The cost is $69 (or $98 with wine pairings).
Havana Road Cuban Cafe (8 W. Pennsylvania Ave., 410-494-8222, havanaroad.com) in Towson is offering a Valentine's Day menu-for-two featuring a main course of mussels and sea scallops in a white wine-garlic sauce over linguine.
Mr. Rain's Fun House (800 Key Highway, 443-524-7379, mrrainsfunhouse.com) is offering a "Four Bases Valentine's Menu," featuring main-course options like lobster Thermidor, braised rabbit and grilled rib-eye. The cost is $55 (or $85 with wine pairings). The restaurant at the American Visionary Art Museum will also provide an a la carte "Lonely Hearts Club" menu in the bar and lounge.
Pabu (725 Aliceanna St., 410-223-1460, pabuizakaya.com) is offering an exotic four-course menu from executive chef Jonah Kim on Valentine's Day. There is an optional $30 sommelier pairing. A limited a la carte menu will be available in the bar and lounge.
Pazo (1425 Aliceanna St., 410-534-7296, pazorestaurant.com) is offering three fixed-price menu options, for $55, $65 and $79 per person. Guests choose from a list of tapas, first course, main course and sweets. Wine pairings will be offered, and guests receive complimentary parking.
The Explorers Lounge at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court (550 Light St., 410-234-0550, sonesta.com) is serving a four-course Valentine's Day menu featuring main-course options like pan-roasted sea scallops, hazelnut-crusted rack of lamb and Moscato-braised free-range chicken.
Roy's (720 Aliceanna St., 410-659-0099, roysrestaurant.com) is offering a four-course Valentine's Day menu. The cost depends on the choice of entree and ranges from $59, for seared black tiger shrimp, to $85, for surf and turf. On every day in February except Valentine's Day, Roy's is offering a four-course shared menu for $89 featuring a main course of grilled filet mignon and lobster tail.
Ten Ten (1010 Fleet St., 410-244-6867, bagbys1010.com) is offering a three-course Valentine's Day menu. The main-course options include a pan-roasted rib-eye, seared black bass and a Provencal fish stew. The cost per person is $49 (or $75 with wine pairings).
The Wine Market (921 E. Fort Ave., 410-244-6166, the-wine-market.com) offers a four-course Valentine's Day menu Thursday through Saturday. Main-course options include Wagyu sirloin, black bass, Carolina prawns and guinea hen. The cost is $55 per person.
Wit & Wisdom (200 International Drive, 410-576-5800, witandwisdombaltimore.com) is offering a fixed-price menu on Valentine's Day. Main-course options include Maryland blue crab cake; beef tenderloin with roasted shallots and Atlantic salmon with preserved lemon, braised turnips and polenta. Guests will receive a parting gift from pastry chef Chris Ford. The cost is $75.
Here comes Relay The online grocer Relay Foods started service in the Baltimore area back in December. Starting this weekend, Relay will offer pickup service for customers who have placed orders online. Until now, the only option for Baltimore customers purchasing groceries from Relay had been home delivery.
The pickup locations are Baltimore Clayworks (5701 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington and in front of Trohv (921 W. 36th St.) in Hampden. The pickups will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Relay Foods stocks what you'd find in a good grocery store, including bagged produce. The company works with local farmers and producers, more so in its home base of Charlottesville, Va., than in Baltimore, where the company is still making inroads.
For more information go to relayfoods.com