In case nothing from our previous Valentine’s dinner rundown caught your fancy, here are five more Valentine’s dinners to ensure you end the night with a ‘bang’ (zing!).
Light and Salt: The Prohibition-themed restaurant/book shop/speakeasy, Light and Salt, gives you an ironically “Heavy and Sweet” Valentine’s spread of lobster cocktail, seared ox tongue, a choice of duck roulade or soy glazed salmon as an entrée, and heart-shaped chocolate fondant for dessert. First-round reservation is from 5:30 to 8:00pm, second round is from 8:15 to 11:00pm. Call (0)21-6361-1086 or email [email protected] to reserve!
520 RMB (10% off for first-round reservations) // 5:30-8pm, 8:15-11pm // Light and Salt // Rock Bund 6/F, 133 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Beijing Dong Lu (圆明园路133号6楼, 近北京东路).
El Willy: El Willy offers a lusty Valentines Day feast featuring Iberian paletilla aged 36 months with toasted tomato bread, Spanish crab salad with straciatella, seared foie gras with brioche and berries, a Jerusalem artichoke and truffle soup, pan-seared codfish with artichokes, roasted chicken for two with paprika butter and confit potatoes, and a “magic dessert”. Email [email protected] or call (0)21-5404-5757 to book a spot.
998RMB // El Willy // South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Xinyong’an Lu (中山东路22号5楼, 近新永安路).
Morton’s: Surf and turf may not sound romantic but when eaten at Morton’s, it’s a culinary Casanova. The feast starts off a glass of MUMM champagne paired with either a half dozen fresh oysters (350RMB) or an order of Kaluga Caviar (495RMB). Then you pick between a hearty Morton Grille’s Porterhouse steak (688RMB) and a plate of steamed Alaskan King crab (595RMB) or a hearty fin and shellfish stew (595RMB) for your main course. Also don’t miss the signature jumbo lump crab cake (420RMB) or baked stuffed jumbo shrimps (478RMB). Top off the night with a peanut butter pie (90RMB) or cappuccino pot de crème (90RMB).
All day // Morton’s The Steakhouse // IAPM, 4/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu (淮海中路999号4楼, 近陕西南路).
Yue: Sinicize your Valentine’s at Yue, where they’re giving you a choice of two seductive spreads. Eats include baked king prawn with goose liver, braised abalone and goose web in abalone sauce, pan-fried cod, and lily-fried asparagus with dried Matsutake mushrooms. Yue also gives you the opportunity to double-dip and knockoff Lantern Festival (which falls on the same date), as they’re offering complimentary tangyuan.
1,314RMB // All day // Yue // Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou, 59 Siping Lu,
near Hailun Lu (四平路59号, 近海伦路).
Jade on 36: Chef Franck-Elie Laloum offers a 7-course Valentine’s day banquet featuring Gillardeau oyster refreshed with cucumber and Oscietra caviar, seasonal vegetables cooked with Iranian saffron and red snapper, steamed langoustine, mussels with smoked eel, Vin Jaune and horseradish, champagne and rose granité, lychee sorbet, roast organic chicken breast, celeriac, parsnip, lightly smoked jus and Combawa lemon, lemon variations, Lapsang Souchong tea, mascarpone and vanilla. To reserve, call the Restaurant Reservation Centre at (0)21-6882-8888 extension 6888 or e-mail [email protected]
1488RMB // 6pm-midnight // Jade on 36 // Pudong Shangri-La, 36/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, near Lujiazui Xi Lu (浦东香格里拉酒店, 富城路33号, 近陆家嘴西路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].