Local dining-out options abound for Valentine’s Day

In this 2011 file photo, Ginny and George Neimeyer toast his birthday as they enjoy the sun setting at the Blue Heron Restaurant on Isles of Capri. It is one of their favorite restaurants and a favorite spot of theirs for special days like Valentine's Day.

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In this 2011 file photo, Ginny and George Neimeyer toast his birthday as they enjoy the sun setting at the Blue Heron Restaurant on Isles of Capri. It is one of their favorite restaurants and a favorite spot of theirs for special days like Valentine's Day.

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day on Tuesday:

■ Artichoke and Company is having a three-course Valentine’s dinner with a bottle of Moet Chandon per couple at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Inn at Pelican Bay, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples. $68.50. Res­ervations: 239-263- 6979

■ AZN Azian Cuizine is featuring a special menu at the Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, North Naples. Reserva­tions: 239-593- 8818

■ Big Game Waterfront Grill, 2200 Main St., Fort My­ers Beach, is offering a romantic sunset cruise followed by dinner for $29.95 plus tax and gratuity per person on Valentine’s Day. Information: 239-765-7272

■ Charlie Chiang’s wants you to celebrate with a dinner for two for a romantic evening on Tuesday at 12200 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. The restaurant also is open for lunch to start the day off together. Reservations: 239-593- 6688

■ Ciao Ristorante is celebrating Valentine’s Day at lunch and dinner with its regular menu and “Sweetheart Specials” at 835 Fourth Ave. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-263-3889

■ Daniela’s Restaurant, 13500 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, is offering a three-course dinner for $24.99 per person and music by Oleg. The regular menu will also be avail­able. Reservations; 239-514-4414

■ Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is celebrat­ing Valentine’s Day Sunday through Tuesday with filet mignon and prawns, prime New York strip and king crab and colossal North Atlantic lobster tail with lobster mac & cheese for $69.95. Order a red velvet cake with espresso truffles for two for dessert for an additional $9.50. You can also toast each other with the Bella-Tina that is made with vodka, peach schnapps, peach puree, lemon juice and Mas Fi Cava sparkling wine served in a Champagne flute for $9.95. Every couple will also receive a $25 dining credit to use on another visit. The restau­rant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. Reservations: 239-598-2424

■ Il Cielo will have a five-course prix fixe reservations only dinner for Valentine’s Day beginning at 5 p.m. at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. The dinner also includes a lemon sorbet as an intermezzo. $100, per per­son or $150, per person including wine pairings. Reserva­tions: 239- 472-5555

■ Parrot Key Caribbean, 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach, has a special menu for Valentine’s Day and out­door waterside dining. Reservations: 239-463-3257

■ Pollo Tropical is offering a “Two Can Dine for $9.99” on Valentine’s Day, which features two entrees or a small Create Your Own TropiChop or a ¼ chicken platter with rice and beans, two regular size fountain drinks and a regular size order of yuca sticks or sweet plantains and a flan to share for dessert. Text “SWEETHEART” to 52198 to receive the coupon. Local restaurants are at 3777 U.S. 41 E., Naples, 239-417-2708 and 5065 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 239-304-0629.

■ Richie’s Restaurant, 947 Third Ave. N., Naples, is offering a special Valentine’s dinner menu with eight entree choices served with homemade wedding soup, salad, choice of wine, beer or a soft drink and Lynn’s homemade dessert. Information: 239-263-2600

■ Seasons 52, 8930 U.S. 41 N., North Naples, is offering a chocolate raspberry mini indulgence dessert through Feb. 15. Information: 239-594-8852

■ Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 First St. S., Im­mokalee, is featuring a special three-course Aphrodisiac Menu at the Ee-To-Leet-Ke Grill on Valentine’s Day and is having promotions the entire month of February with love themes. Information: 800-218-0007

■ Shula’s is offering a three-course menu starting at $58 per person at 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations: 239- 430- 4999

■ Stonewood Grill & Tavern will give each couple celebrating Valentine’s Day at the restaurant a $15 cer­tificate to use at a future visit when you spend $30. The restaurant is at 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples. Reservations: 239-593-0001

■ Strip House is featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu with romantic portions for two to share that in­cludes an appetizer of tuna tartare, a 40-ounce long bone rib-eye, a chocolate fondue with pound cake, brown­ie and fresh fruit, a Be Mine mojito and a Long Kiss Goodnight, which is Van Gogh vanilla, Godiva liqueur, Strip House chocolate sauce, a white chocolate rim and chocolate-covered strawberry garnish. The restau­rant is at the Waldorf Astoria Naples (formerly Naples Grande Resort), 475 Seagate Drive, Naples. Reservations: 239-598-9600

■ The Wharf is featuring surf and turf with a live Maine lobster and filet mignon or a New England lobster clambake for $39.99 per person or other selections from the land and sea starting at $16.99 to celebrate Valentine’s Day at 909 10th St. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-331-4053

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