You have to pull out all the stops to impress
your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

Good news!  Many of our downtown restaurants are also pulling out all the stops to make your romantic night out even easier.  Recently, Downtown Washington, Inc. board member Carolyn Witt and downtown resident Gretchen Pettet made the best of a cold, cloudy January day to find out what’s on the Valentine’s Day Menu.


While many of our local eateries are planning something special, not all of the details are finalized.  Here’s what they learned.


 In keeping with tradition, The Blue Duck is planning a 3-course dinner.  Their offerings are sure to amaze just like their regular menu and daily specials and if the weather cooperates you may just get to sit street side, overlooking the Missouri River on The Blue Duck’s amazing patio.



In addition to playing a romantic moving on the big screen, Driftwood will also have a special dessert on the menu.  It would be great to stop in for a night cap or tickle your sweet tooth before heading home for the night.



Sugarfire will offer a couples special.  Last year they treated love birds to a cherry glazed pork loin.  This year’s guests can expect something equally as yummy.



Break out your Sunday best, because Marquart’s Landing will be offering a five-course menu with tablecloth service.  Stuffed mushrooms, Caesar salad and tomato bisque soup will precede your choice of one of 4 dinner options including a fish entrée since Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year.  The decisions don’t end with the entrée!  Guest will also choose from among several tasty desserts.  Call early, reservations are required, and this event is sure to sell out fast.


 John G’s have prepared a mouthwatering Valentine’s Day menu that is sure to please.  To start, choose from several options including a cream of asparagus soup with grilled shrimp or yummy grilled quail on spring risotto with peas and asparagus.  Save room though because the entrée menu has five delectable options including Steak Au Poivre, crab stuffed chicken, seared sea scallops, boneless lamb medallions or salmon fillet.   Reservations are recommended, especially if you want the most romantic seat in the house next to John G’s grand fireplace.


Other great options to check out are: The Tilted Skillet, Old Dutch Tavern or Cowan’s.