VDay minus two: Dinner out on any day but Saturday
This may be a recession but any halfway romantic restaurant is booked by now. Hell, romantic or not, any restaurant that takes reservations is booked by now. So if you have your heart set on dining out this weekend but don’t have reservations or just don’t like massive crowds, dine out Friday or Sunday night instead.
I’m not a fan of prix-fixe menus at restaurants that don’t normally serve them, and most restaurants go that route on Valentine’s Day. In this case, the prix fixe will help you avoid ordering an esoteric dish you may end up hating.
Several restaurants in the area that have special Valentine’s menus are offering them the entire weekend.