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Best 8 Romantic Dinner Picks For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is this Saturday and when it comes to spending quality time with your partner in life, well, there’s nothing quite like it.

There may be some of the people who may not take to this particular celebration because they don’t want to get caught up in the commercialism of the day. Some of us, on the other hand, would just like to bask in the sentimentality and soppiness of it all. Either way, there’s no right or wrong, because loving someone and having them love you in return is quite frankly one of the greatest things in life. Ever. So, that alone deserves to be celebrated

So if you’re one who’d like to do something special with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, here’s a list for you.

The Best 8 Romantic Dinner Picks For Valentine’s Day:

1. Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining

This beauty of a place spells romance in the most elegant way. The team at Cantaloupe has come up with two different kinds of mouth-watering Valentine’s Day menus this year. You have a choice of either a Sunset Valentine’s menu at RM400++ per person or their Valentine’s Day menu at RM500++ per person, this Valentine’s Day.

See more details on their Valentine’s Day menu here. The combination of delicious food with one of the most spectacular views of our city will definitely set the mood for a night of full romance! For inquiries or reservations, please call +603 2162 0886

2. Cedar on 15, Impiana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Cedar on 15 is a hidden gem in the city center. Located at the Impiana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, it doesn’t scream super poshness which may put some people off. It has just the right amount of style and decadence to make it an ideal place for that Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s also fairly reasonably priced for the quality of food and some people say that it serves some of the best steaks in the city.

Start off with their Love Potion Cocktail and move on to the food. Top food picks are the Grilled Black Angus Loin or the Wagyu on Himalayan Salt Block. The Valentine’s menu is available only on February 14th from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm and is priced at RM488++ per couple with wine pairing and at RM388++ per couple without wine. For inquiries and reservations, please call 03 2147 1111 ext 3711/3320 or email at cedaron15@impiana.com

3. Svago

We recently rediscovered this restaurant. Svago is located a floor above from Limoncello in Suria KLCC. Fine Italian dining is the thing here. With views overlooking the KLCC fountain, and being tucked away from everything else, it’s the right place to spend a romantic meal for two. The menu generally consists of refined Italian entries, and if you’re a live music fan, you’re in for a treat because here, you’ll be given the live music treatment every night from 7:30 pm onwards.

The Valentines Day Menu is priced at RM 428++ per couple including your choice of red or white wine. The mains in this menu sounds heavenly with a choice of beef tenderloin served with tuffle port wine sauce and mashed potatoes or prawn tempura over carbonara udon noodles with spicy flying fish roe. For inquiries or reservations, please call +603 2163 3188.

4. Villa Danieli

This is one is an oldie but a goodie nonetheless. Declare your love with your loved one with a delectable meal at Villa Danieli, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur. We’ve never had a bad meal at this restaurant and we’ve always felt looked after when we visit this place. This year, the chefs have come up with an irresistible menu for the day of love – the Red Hot Valentine’s Day 5 Course Set Menu. It is priced at MYR488++ per couple (Food Only), with an option to top up an additional MYR200++ per couple for wine pairing.

Enjoy partaking in these Italian delights, such as sous vide veal tenderloin with spinach-asparagus puree, seared tuna with truffle potato mousse. And for dessert, it cannot get more decadent with their rich ricotta cream and berries compote in a white chocolate shell. The perfect way to end a romantic meal for two. For inquiries or reservations, please call +603-2717-9900 or make reservations online here.

5. Tamarind Springs

Tamarind Springs is truly a romantic place to spend a memorable occasion with your loved one. It’s tucked in the heart of the city and when you get there, it may just take your breath away. Its rustic feel has been well-loved by many over the years and you almost feel like you could be on a holiday at this place because it doesn’t feel like you’re dining in the city. So if you’ve not yet tried Tamarind Springs, do give it a go. Known for Indochinese cuisine, it’s great for those who don’t feel like having western-styled cuisine.

The Valentine’s Day menu at Tamarind Springs is a five-course Indochinese dinner priced at RM480++ per couple. Their offerings this Valentine’s Day are pan-seared scallops on butter-fried red cabbage with passion fruit sauce, grilled salmon served with asparagus and kiwi sauce as well as deep-fried soft-shell crab on a bed of minced chicken and basil leaves. For more inquiries or reservations, please call +603-2144 8370.

6. Sitka

Sitka is probably one of the newer ones on this list. It’s been getting decent reviews since their opening and has been gaining popularity slowly but surely. This Valentine’s Day, Chef Christian Recomio at Sitka has created an intriguing menu. One of the things we love about Sitka is their mantra in being a sustainable farm-to-table restaurant. It’s nothing to look at aesthetically compared to some other fancier establishments but not everything has to be fancy to be good. It’s simple and approachable, which to us, is a good thing.

If you’re the type that appreciates good food but the environment or ambiance isn’t the main factor, then this is a place for you. Their Valentine’s Day menu is RM190++ per person. Tantalize your tastebuds with their duck terrine paired with kimchi puree, onion jam and toast and roast sea bass with Shao xing wine, mascarpone, and wild herbs. For more inquiries or reservations, please call +603-2011 1117. Alternatively, you can make reservations via text message or WhatsApp on +6014-9688 949.

7. Torii

Another relative newcomer to the F&B scene but one that has also made waves since their opening. If you’re looking for something a little different, that is celebrating with delicious yakitori, check out Torii! Its unpretentious vibe is welcoming and as for their extensive list of whiskey, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice in that department.

Torii’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at RM149++ per person. The Valentine’s Day menu starts with a yummy cocktail, then proceeding to a flurry of Japanese dishes – clear sea bass consommé, bonded unagi and foie gras, tuna tartare and a choice of either mentaiko pasta or Torii fried rice. If you’re stumped on where to go this Valentine’s Day, try something a little different with a Japanese theme and come here.

8. Mezze Bar & Bistro

Mezze needs no introduction. We love its warm ambiance with it not being overly fancy. And it has always had great food each time we visit so it’s no surprise that for Valentine’s Day, the team of chefs, Chef Yves Renou and his team are going all out to impress. Their Valentine’s Day 3-course menu is priced at RM140nett per person (inclusive of a choice of drinks: chilled juice, soft drinks, coffee or tea). Spoil yourselves with their sous vide poached egg or prawn quiche to start your meal. Followed by choosing between the pan-fried red snapper fillet, duck confit de cannelloni, and slow-cooked sous vide beef short rib with celeriac puree for your main course. Ending that glorious meal with chocolate tofu mousse cake with chocolate couscous base or plum Armagnac clafoutis served with vanilla bean ice cream.

Located in Medan Damansara, it’s not that difficult to find, although we’ve to say that parking there can be a bit of a nightmare. Be prepared to park further away if you go at peak dinner times. But honestly, for good food, what’s a little distance? It’ll give you both a chance to take a leisurely walk to Mezze and work up an appetite. For more inquiries or reservations, please call +603-2095 0122.

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