THE HALIA | Mark the occasion in style with an exquisite dinner at this uptown (situated at the Raffles Hotel) restaurant. A Valentine’s menu specially designed for sharing takes the couple through a series of decadent choices that include roast butternut squash soup served with crab and paprika; lobster gratin topped with spring onion, basil and lemongrass; and a 12-hour braised beef short rib. Interested parties can also take part in a 'cocktail courtship', where the gentleman gets to prepare a cocktail or mocktail for his lady — under supervision of professional bartenders, of course. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $292.50 per couple, additional $70.20 for the cocktail courtship.
ONE-NINETY, WOOD FIRED STEAKS AND SEAFOOD | Senior sous chef Nicholas Owen has crafted a five-course dinner menu that couples will love. But first: a specially created welcome cocktail from the newly renovated One-Ninety Bar by Javier de las Muelas. The menu complements the restaurant's modern yet distinctive decor: look out for dishes such as pan-seared duck liver with rutabaga, liquorice pear and winter truffles, as well as delicious squid ink ravioli that comes with Brittany lobster, vanilla emulsion and courgettes. And did we say you can choose either the Tajima wagyu sirloin or grilled Mediterranean sea bass to further enhance your dining pleasure? Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $184.90 per person
BACCHANALIA | A terrific seven-course sharing menu awaits, put together by the esteemed executive head chef Ivan Brehm. The restaurant's signature — cauliflower gratin and Tahitian vanilla confit salmon — is the menu’s highlight, although items like the 30-month cured jamon Iberico de Bellota (Iberico ham) and grain-fed Australian black Angus tenderloin served with black truffle and black trumpet mushroom puree will garner much fanfare. What’s more, there will be two glasses of complimentary Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 to start the evening. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $339.30 per couple
BASILICO | Basilico’s 'Basilissimo' Valentine’s dinner is an enticing buffet spread comprising signatures like pan-seared foie gras with roasted figs in Amarone wine, whole baked lobster gratin with roasted baby vegetables, and a splendid eight-hour braised Angus beef cheek. There's even a seafood bar stocked with poached lobsters, Alaskan king crab and a cheese board with 20 types of cheese. The restaurant also promises a surprise for each couple, so make sure you or your partner likes surprises. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $149.80 per person
BOOK A TABLE | ABSINTHE | Charm your partner at this French restaurant located in a Boat Quay shophouse. It has a quaint, romantic alfresco riverside area, at which lovers can dine on chef-owner Francois Mermilliod's specially created Valentine’s Day dinner menu. The five-course delight features dishes such as the marinated scampi with semi-ripe mango and citrus scents, as well as pan-fried foie gras with warm blinis and marinated cherries. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $128++ per person
BOOK A TABLE | ALKAFF MANSION RISTORANTE | At Alkaff Mansion, two timeslots are available for two separate menus — a four-course (seats from 4pm to 7.30pm) and five-course (8pm to 10.30pm) dinner. The latter comes with a glass of prosecco and fresh Coffin Bay oysters to kick-start the romantic meal. Offerings such as homemade lobster ravioli in butter and sage, as well as beef tenderloin drizzled with port wine sauce paired with mashed purple potatoes and cherry tomato confit, are on both menus. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: four courses $89++ per person, five courses $118++ per person
BOOK A TABLE | BALZAC BRASERRIE | Francophiles and fans of French fare? The Valentine’s Day dinner menu at Balzac Brasserie should suffice. Chef Jean-Charles Dubois aims to satiate guests with his culinary expertise, which can be gleaned from his two choices for mains — roasted French cod with artichokes and basil, or the braised and glazed Spanish pork ribs. Polish off the night with a light Balzac opera cake topped with homemade hazelnut ice cream for dessert. To complement your dinner, exclusive cocktails (approximately $18 per cocktail) are served. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $98++ per person.
BUONA TERRA | This intimate Italian restaurant offers plenty of privacy and blissful seclusion – the perfect setting for its amazing seven-course degustation menu. The opening number is the top-of-the-range Calvisius caviar oscietra, with its rich and savoury flavours poised to open your evening palate. Other dishes such as the kingfish tartare with sea urchin, Alaskan king crab leg gratin, as well as the tender Iberico pork jaw with green sauce will leave your taste buds aching for more. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $337 per person
JAMIE’S ITALIAN | For comforting Italian fare with a celebrity chef stamp this Valentine’s day, try the two- or three-course love menu at Jamie’s Italian. The highlights are the choice of mains — slow-cooked pork with mustard fruit, spices and rustic herbs; and Sicilian whole lobster broth that brims with a 450g lobster, in-house pasta, Italian vine tomatoes, as well as white wine and almonds. An eye-catching dessert plank aims to end the meal on a sweet note, with creamy pannacotta, Gennaro's (Contaldo, Jamie's mentor's) tiramisu, brownie and raspberry frangipane. Available from 10 to 16 February. Price: two courses $140.40 per couple, three courses $158 per couple
BOOK A TABLE | MIKUNI | Take pampering up a notch with Mikuni's lavish Valentine's menu, a star-studded list that represents Japanese cuisine at its finest. Hot and cold starters are well-balanced — with homemade tofu paired with sweet shrimp and truffle soy, and Hokkaido sea urchin with nori seaweed tempura and edamame. You may also like to try the Kyushu abalone with white miso gratin and mini cucumber, and the sensational miso braised Miyazaki beef paired with Kyoto mini onion. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $260++ per person, with sake pairing $340++ per person
JOEL ROBUCHON RESTAURANT | If extravagance can be quantified, you might want to consider this celebrity restaurant’s V-Day Rolls Royce menu. Similar to the motor brand's prestige and symbol of finesse, there is a certain golden lineage that weaves through your menu options. Think black truffle soup, grilled lobster with spinach leaves laced with black Malabar sauce, roasted guinea fowl and foie gras, as well as pear confit in spiced syrup on a Williamine sponge cake for dessert. Pure decadence, which does come at a price, as you can see. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: $1,462.50 per couple
SPATHE PUBLIC HOUSE | For some authentic European comfort fare in casual but cosy sorroundings give this handsome establishment of brick and timber a shot. Theirs is a well thought out four-course dinner menu. Whet your appetite with the starter of pan-seared scallops dressed with quail eggs and edamame ragout, followed by their signature charcoal-smoked tomato soup. There’s also the mouthwatering recital of prime meats (such as beef cheeks, ossobucco and smoked bacon). Do note that the dishes are meant to be shared. Available on 14 February for both lunch and dinner. Price: $69 per person, additional $34 for wine pairing
BOATHOUSE | Pairing French fine dining with an artsy, boat-like theme is really quite romantic. Boathouse's exclusive menu on Valentine's Day comprises multiple options that will leave many aflutter, especially with items like smoky tomato soup and braised beef cheek paired with Bordelaise sauce. Available for dinner on 14 February only. Price: 6.15pm seating $103 per person, 8.45pm seating $114.70 per person
BOOK A TABLE | DA PAOLO BISTRO BAR | Dine within the confines of a serene colonial bungalow setting, with a four-course Italian dinner menu toying expertly with aphrodisiac ingredients. The ingredients are matched by a clever usage of themed colours per dish — pan-seared Hokkaido scallops and butternut pumpkin mash or green asparagus soup for starters, and oven-baked veal chop, carnaroli beetroot risotto or codfish with Jerusalem artichoke puree for mains. Available on 14 February for dinner. Price: $128++ per person