Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s Day Dining Picks

Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor

Sweetheart Menu available Feb. 14 & 15, $54.99/couple. Add a bottle of house wine, $16.99. Begin with Oysters on the Half Shell or Classic Shrimp Cocktail, and House Salad. Choose from Blackened Rib Eye with Brown Sugar Glaze, Stuffed Cajun Chicken Rockefeller, Redfish Pontchartrain with Crabmeat Beurre Blanc, or Crawfish Ravioli topped with Pan Seared Jumbo Shrimp. Chocolate Covered Strawberries for dessert. LIVE music by Sandy Bates 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14.  Reservations: 972-771-0004.

Heirloom Kitchen at Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront

Enjoy a romantic, four course dinner to remember. Menu includes your choice of Petit Filet and Scallop, or Pan Seared Seabass. Wine choices included. Seating is limited. Seatings at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. $170/couple (+tax and 20% gratuity). For reservations, contact Deanna.wilson@hilton.com or 214-771-3700 ext. 5329.

Pier 101 Seafood Bar & Grill (101 S. Fannin St., Suite 100)

No reservation? No problem. They are serving their lunch menu til 2:30 on Valentine’s Day, with Happy Hour from 3 to 7.

Valentine’s Day Specials include heart-shaped, Lobster Stuffed Ravioli served in a lobster bisque with slice asparagus, and Spinach and Artichoke Crab Dip served with housemade tortilla chips. Dessert specials are Tiramisu and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. $3 glasses of Sycamore Lane Chardonnay or Cabernet with purchase of entree.

Waffle House (2610 Ridge Road)

Enjoy dinner at Rockwall’s romantic roadside destination. Our local Waffle House was unable to confirm what items may be offered on their special Valentine’s menu, but they say romance is best served with hashbrowns! They’re taking reservations from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations: 972-772-0062.

Sideways BBQ at The Harbor

Valentine’s Day Song Swap with Lane Hunt and Cody Cresswell performing from 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music and award-winning BBQ at Rockwall’s “Top Destination”.

Gianni’s Italian Bistro (465 Laurence Drive, Heath)

Exquisitely prepared classic Italian dishes including Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo Pasta to Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, and Pizza – served up in an excellent sit-down atmosphere paired with comfort and taste. Call 469-338-5032.

Bin 303 (105 Olive Street) 

If you haven’t already reserved a table for the weekend, you may still be able to get seated Sunday evening. Call now: 972-771-5303. This Texas-inspired restaurant in a Craftsman-style cottage pairs American steaks and seafood with wines.

Giovanni Italian Restaurant at the Rockwall Harbor 

At the time of this writing, still accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day: 469-769-1968. Try Mussels Marinara, Shaved Ribeye Crostini, Escargot, Crab Cakes, Calamari Shrimp Fritto Misto, Seared Ahi Tuna, Oven Roasted Salmon, Blue Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Flat Iron Steak, Lobster Scallop Teortellini — and much more! Life is short, eat good food.

The Oar House (309 E. I-30)

You may get lucky if you call now for a reservation: 972-771-9687. Chef Renato has crafted a delicious four course dinner that is sure to make this special night even more romantic. $74.95/per person + tax and gratuity. First course includes your choice of Cuore di Grancchio, Farfalla di Formaggio, or Crespollini de Capone I Epinaci. Second course includes your choice of Zuppa di Vongole or Insalatta Panzzonella. Third course is your choice of Spigola su Riso, Bob’s Favorite Pork Chop, Bistecca al Ferro, or Transino si salmone.  Top that off with Tarta di Fragolini e Kiwi.


There are many more great dining choices in the Rockwall/Heath area. If your favorite is not listed, they may not be running a Valentine’s special or they may be fully booked – or we need to add them! Please let us know by emailing editor@blueribbonnews.com.

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