Finds For Valentines

Eat, Drink, Love. Valentine's Day specials begin early this year, and include the weekend of Feb. 11-12.

 Time to get cracking, you Romeos and Juliets. Valentine’s Day is two weeks from tomorrow.

You can bet restaurants are getting ready: It’s one of their busiest nights of the year.

Just one night? This year, you can toast romance from Thursday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 14.

Here’s a selection of offerings:

Anthony David’s, 953 Bloomfield Avenue in Hoboken, is offering a Candlelight Dinner of three courses for $75 per person, from 5 to 9 pm on Tuesday, February 14. 201-222-8399

Avenue, 23 Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, is offering a three-course fixed-price dinner for $42 per person on Tuesday, February 14. Also on special that night is the Valentino Cocktail, with strawberry liqueur and passion fruit puree, for $12. 732-559-2900

Blue Morel, at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel, 2 Whippany Road in Morristown, is hosting two Valentine’s events: Sunday Brunch, at $38 per person, on February 12, with seatings from noon to 3 pm, and a three-course fixed-price dinner, at $85 per person, on Tuesday, February 14 with seatings from 5:30 to 10 pm. 973-451-2619

Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, is offering a four-course Valentine’s dinner in conjunction with Laurita Winery on Saturday, February 11. Seating is at 7 pm, Pre-payment is required. 732-542-5050

Mitchell’s Fish Market, Restaurant and Bar, 541 River Road in Edgewater, is offering host of Valentine’s seafood specials from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. “Decadent Lobster and Shrimp Stuffed Sea Bass” will be $32.99. 201-840-9311

Morris Tap & Grill, 500 Route 10 in Randolph, and Paragon Tap & Table, 77 Central Avenue in Clark, are offering Valentine’s specials for six days, featuring dishes by executive chef Eric LeVine, a winner of the Food Network’s Chopped. Foie Gras Wonton and Pork Belly will be two of the new dishes on the a la carte menu served Thursday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 14. Valentine’s Brunch, at $34 for adults and $15 for children, will be served from 11:30 am to 3 pm Sunday, February 12. Morris Tap 973-891-1976 / ParagonTap 732-931-1776

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, Clifton Commons at 70 Kingsland Road in Clifton, will offer a five-course fixed-price menu from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. The per-person cost is $65, or $85 with wine pairings. 973-661-2435

Viaggio, 1055 Hamburg Pike in Wayne, is offering a four-course fixed-price menu at $69 per person from chef/owner Robbie Felice on Tuesday, February 14. 973-706-7277

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