ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Have you made your Valentine's Day dinner plans yet? There's still time, as a host of venues are offering specials for the entire weekend, starting, in some cases, on Friday, Feb. 12. A sampling is listed below though feel free to write on our Facebook page with some of your favorite hot spots.
Freelance Cafe, Piermont : A $65 per person menu including amuse bouche, appetizer, entree, dessert, and petit fours is being served in true Peter X. Kelly style, meaning an elegant presentation and oh so delicious food. Make a Date: 506 Piermont Ave., (845) 365-3250, www.xaviars.com/ .
Maura's Kitchen, Nyack: Spice things up with Peruvian food at Maura's featuring everything from rich and savory empanadas to fresh ceviche. Don't forget to try the passion margarita. Make a Date: 248 Main St., (845) 535-3533, www.mauraskitchen.com/ .
Pier 701, Piermont: A $65 per person three-course dinner is being offered Saturday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 at this waterside eatery, complete with a complimentary glass of champagne. A frozen champagne mousse is even among the dessert offerings. Make a Date: 701 Piermont Ave., (845) 848-2550, www.pier701ny.com/ .
Il Fresco, Orangeburg : A shortened version of the regular menu is on tap for Valentine's Day at this romantic eatery, a restored 1728 farmhouse with three working fireplaces. Make a Date: 15 Kings Highway,(845) 398-0200, www.il-fresco.com/.
Marcello's Ristorante, Suffern: Come Sunday, Feb. 14 for a $55 prix fixe three-course menu featuring many of the dishes this longtime Rockland favorite is known for. Make a Date: 21 Lafayette Ave., (845) 357-9108, www.marcellosgroup.com/ .
Restaurant X & Bully Boy Bar, Congers : Expect a feast for your senses and impeccable service when you dine at this Peter X. Kelly restaurant. On Valentine's Day, Restaurant X is serving an $80 per person special menu. Make a Date: 117 NY-303, (845) 268-6555, www.xaviars.com/ .
Roost, Sparkill: Oysters on ice with caviar, Colorado lamb chop and grilled filet mignon are some of the specials on the Valentine's Day menu at this seasonally-driven eatery. The menu is being offered Saturday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14. Make a Date: 623 Main St., (845) 359-6700, www.roostinsparkill.com/ .
Xaviars at Piermont: Dining at Xaviars is always special but more so on Valentine's Day where you'll find items like Chilled Flowers Oysters, a Winter Citrus Salad, Seared Hudson Valley Duck Breast and Juniper Crusted Leg of Venison among the special entrees. The prix fixe menu is $100 per person. Make a Date: 506 Piermont Ave., (845) 359-7007, www.xaviars.com/ .
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