McLoone’s Pier House, 1 Ocean Ave., Long Branch: This upscale oceanfront restaurant is offering a dinner package in its Atlantic Room on Valentine’s Day and this Sunday. The package will include a pre-fixe three-course meal, champagne split and live entertainment. A special a la carte menu will be available downstairs. Reservations will be available from 6 to 11 p.m. Price is $49.94 per person. To make reservations call 732-923-1006 or click here to view the menu.
The Wine Loft, Pier Village, Long Branch: For an intimate evening, head to the chic Wine Loft. On Feb. 12, 13, and 14 you can enjoy a bottle of select red, white or sparkling wine, your choice of two custom appetizers or a cheese platter and one dessert for $60. Reservations are encouraged; call 732-222-0777 or e-mail email@example.com. You can also check them out online here.
Brandl, 9th & Main, Belmar: Brandl is best known for serving innovative cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. They’ll be serving a special menu on Valentine’s Day for $75 a person that includes smoked potato tatter tot Manchego Fondue amuse, a choice of appetizer ranging from smoked duck to Saffron Pei mussels, an oyster course served with mignonette and a choice of entree (some options include rack of lamb, porterhouse for two and braised short ribs.) Dessert is included as well. Call 732-280-7501 to make reservations and see the full menu here.
Harpoon Willy’s, 2655 River Road, Manasquan: For a laid-back, fun date night or singles only party, Harpoon Willy’s is your place. Valentine's Day will feature live love songs performed by Filthy Rich (from 5 to 10 p.m.) while diners enjoy spectacular views of the Manasquan River. An a la carte menu will be available with chef specials. Reservations are suggested. Call 732-223-8880 or visit them online at http://www.harpoonwillys.com/news.html.
The Breakers, 1507 Ocean Ave., Spring Lake: If you’re looking for the creme de la creme of Valentine’s Day dates, look no further than Spring Lake’s premiere oceanfront hotel. Their fine dining restaurant offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic in a Victorian setting. For Valentine’s Day the hotel is offering the “Romance in Spring Lake Package” if you reserve a Deluxe King or higher room category and includes a bottle of premium champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a $15.99 gift certificate for use toward dinner in the dining room during the dates of your stay. They’re even giving you until 2 p.m. to check out the following day. The package must be reserved 24 hours in advance. Call to reserve a room: 732-449-7700 or visit them online.
Rivoli’s Grill & Chill, 8 Ramtown-Greenville Road, Howell: Rivoli’s has good food, live entertainment and great drink specials — what more could you ask for? Their Valentine’s Day Dinner for two includes two appetizers, two entrees, one dessert to share and two after dinner drinks for $80. Make a reservation by calling them at 732-202-8927 or visit them online.
Our House Restaurant, 420 Adelphia Rd, Farmingdale: This elegant restaurant and banquet facility is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your choice of Couple’s Entrees to share such as a 32-ounce Sweetheart Porterhouse or Lover’s Seafood De Mare. If you’re not up for sharing with your Valentine, you also have the option to choose from eight pre-selected popular entrees which includes a soup or salad. Call for reservations: 732-938-5159 or see the full menu by clicking here.