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Valentine's Day at UTC

February 5, 2024 Food

UTC is the ultimate Valentine’s Day destination – from romantic restaurants and swoon-worthy sweets to special entertainment. Grab a loved one and celebrate your heart out with us.

(Note: restaurants fill up fast, so call ahead to make a reservation.) 

Apollonia Grill 

This year, treat your sweetie to Greek and Mediterranean-style cuisine and a special prix fixe menu. Check with the restaurant for special menu details and reserve your table here

Crumbl Cookies

Every week, Crumbl turns out an array of gourmet cookie flavors and the week of love is no exception. Expect Valentine’s-themed cookies with pink and red touches, including chocolate and strawberry flavors. The secret menu will be available starting Monday, February 12, so make sure to check with the store for the specific lineup of irresistible cookies you’re sure to LOVE. 

Fat Point Brewing

For the beer lovers, tap into Fat Point for local craft beers, $8 old fashioneds and martinis, and $1 wings all day.

Five-O Donut Co

All you need is love (and donuts)! Our favorite locally-owned donut shop has pulled out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with a swoon-worthy selection of specialty flavors. Call 941-358-7661 for preorders and flavor details.

Georgie’s UTC

From February 14-16, Georgie’s is cooking up a special menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a culinary experience that includes elevated appetizers, high-end entrees and a chocolate cake dessert. Cost is $85 per person. 

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

What’s better than a box of conversation hearts? Cone Coins from Jeni’s! Be everyone’s favorite Valentine with these kid-sized gift cards that are redeemable for one kids cone. Available for a limited time in bundles of 20 for $40 – perfect for class gifts!

Jersey Girl Bagels

Sarasota’s favorite bagel shop is whipping up love-themed red and white bagels perfectly paired with strawberry cream cheese.

JPAN Sushi & Grill

If sushi is your love language, head to JPAN for a Valentine’s Day feast, featuring sushi, sashimi and a complimentary glass of prosecco accompanied by live music. Make reservations here

Mademoiselle Paris

No need to plan a trip to the city of love, it will come to you! This cozy French bistro is the perfect setting for a romantic evening and is offering a special four-course menu with decadent, heart-shaped pastries for dessert. Reserve a table now. 

Norman Love Confections

Nothing says I love you like chocolates from Norman Love. Grab a box of heart-shaped chocolates to go, or treat your sweetie to an evening wining and dining at the chocolate salon at UTC. During “Date Nights by Norman Love Confections” on February 9-10 and February 15-16, couples can indulge in a choice of red, white or sparkling wine; a charcuterie board; dessert; chocolate-dipped strawberries; and a gift box of Norman Love artisan chocolates. Cost is $65 per couple. For reservations, call 941-777-5507.

Post Kitchen + Bar

Celebrate your love at this modern American bistro offering a special prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. Make sure to secure your spot here.

Raining Berries

Raining Berries is spreading the LOVE all month long! Enjoy new, seasonal sips like chocolate covered strawberry frappe, coconut berry milk tea and strawberry matcha. 

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

Bring the someone who is the guacamole to your chips to Rocco’s for a special dinner for two on February 14. Enjoy champagne or a strawberry basil margarita and a three-course menu, featuring a choice of appetizers, entrees including a variety of tacos, enchiladas and chicken al carbon, and choco flan for dessert. Cost is $85 per couple, plus tax and gratuity.

Rusty Bucket

Looking for a family date night idea? Head to Rusty Bucket for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoy a complimentary kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in only.

Stonewood Grill 

From February 12 – 17, Stonewood Grill is turning up the romance with a special filet with shrimp and scallop pinwheels, served with a sparkling hibiscus or chocolate martini. Pair it with a chocolate crème brulée topped with strawberry whipped cream for an extra sweet ending to your date. 


If you’re looking to spice up your night out, head to Tandoor for signature Indian dishes like house-made curry and classic butter chicken. You’ll be feeling the love with a free Gulab Jamun dessert with a purchase of an entree. 

Yaki Sushi

While Yaki Sushi is offering its full menu this holiday, you can also enjoy a specially-priced Korean BBQ for two for $75 on February 14. 

Events & Activities

Love is in the air at UTC! Join us for special festivities that everyone will love, including:

Galentine’s Party | Feb. 9
Barks & Brews | Feb. 13
Horse-drawn carriage rides | Feb 14

Click here for a full list of February events.


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