David Gonzalez of Margate and Michelle Gagliardi of Linwood, pose with Valentine’s weekend menu items at Sofia in Margate. Sofia is offering special Valentine’s Day menus Friday and Saturday.

Michael Ein

Every Valentine’s Day we take the time to go out of our way for that special someone. This year — since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday — many restaurants are giving us the option of celebrating our love on one, two, or three consecutive days, making it a fabulous Valentine’s Weekend celebration.

Valentine’s menus are featuring foods of love — from appetizer oysters to dessert chocolate covered strawberries with filet mignon and assorted seafood dishes in between as the main course.

With so many different restaurants in our area, it’s easy to find just the right menu, price and atmosphere to make anyone’s sweetheart swoon. Just be sure to make an early reservation when you find the restaurant that is just right for you.

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Sofia Restaurant, 9314 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-822-9111. Valentine’s Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Choice of one first course: crab bisque, haloumi salad, goat cheese salad, shrimp cocktail or baked brie. Entrée choice of one: char-grilled filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, pasta Aphrodite or pan-roasted half duck. Dessert choice of one: galaktobouriko, chocolate-covered strawberries, spumoni truffle, chocolate tartufo. A red rose for the ladies. $89 per couple.

Wolfgang Puck American Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. First course: trio of Maine lobster bisque, pink lady apple salad, Fanny Bay oyster. Second course: agnolotti pasta. Third course choice of sautéed sea scallops, pan-roasted chicken breasts or braised beef short rib. Dessert: 15-layer carrot cake or warm melted chocolate truffle cake. $49 per person.

Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. Valentine’s Day Menu. Primi choice of : mozzarella di buffalo, ninth street Italian Market chopped salad, whipped ricotta and sweet garlic crostini, arancini. Entrée choice of: paccheri, veal “osso bucco” ravioli, chicken Milanese, roasted sea scallops, veal saltimbocca. Dolci choice: vanilla cheesecake or tiramisu. $49 per person.

Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. First course: edamame. Second course choice of Japanese green salad, chicken robatayaki, spicy tuna cracker, yuzu caper salmon roll. Entrée choice: sweet shrimp and lobster, beef short rib, Pekin duck breast, sushi roll sampler. Dessert choice: s’more tarte or crispy rice sushi roll. $49 per person.

Old Homestead Steak House, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, 609-317-1000. Valentine’s Day specials. Mustard crusted lamb chops, miso, eggplant puree ($58); prosciutto wrapped halibut, citrus lobster broth ($43).

Phillips Seafood, The Pier Shops at Caesars, one Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-348-2273. Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16. First Course: oyster red rocks ($12), tomato, avocado and jumbo crab ($14). Second course: shrimp and scallops alla vodka ($32), lobster lovers-broiled lobster tail and grilled Peruvian tail with four lemon chive claws ($56), veal Oscar ($38). Sweet course: spiked chocolate cupcake ($8)

The Melting Pot, 2112 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-441-1100. Wednesday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 16. Five courses including shrimp cocktail, a featured cheese fondue and salad and special Valentine’s feast of filet mignon, honey Dijon chicken, teriyaki salmon. $80 per person Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. $65 per person Feb. 12 and 16.

Dubliner, 325 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd., Galloway, 609-652-2210. February 14th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Choose an appetizer: clams casino, stuffed mushrooms, or shrimp jammers. Choose two entrees: lemon pepper mahi, stuffed shrimp, 8 ounce flat iron steak Maryland, chicken Bella. Share one dessert. Two for $35.99 or add two glasses of wine for $43.99.

Gaspare’s, 501 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township, 609-653-2112. Valentine’s specials Thursday, Feb. 13, to Saturday, Feb. 15, until 9:30 p.m. Sexy cocktails ($8). Cupid’s Arrow ($30) veal, jumbo lump crab meat and asparagus. Lavish seafood dishes from $22. Takeout and delivery until 10 p.m. with elegantly packaged food and wine.

Fin, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-345-8767. Five course dinner and wine pairing from Jordan & J Vineyards on Thursday, Feb. 13, Valentine’s Eve. Reception 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. First course: grilled Pacific white shrimp with 2008 pinot gris. Second course: lobster and jumbo lump crab cocktail with 2011 Jordan chardonnay. Third course: warm pistachio-crusted brie with J pinot noir. Fourth course: veal Wellington with 2005 and 2009 Jordan cabernet. Fifth course: apple and pear praline bread pudding with J pear liqueur. $125 per person includes tax& gratuity. Hotel package includes overnight accomodations, dinner for two at Jordan and J wines dinner at Fin, $10 slot play, and $20 breakfast credit at Seaside Café. $299.00, double occupancy. Tax and occupancy fees extra.

Flanders Hotel, 719 E. 11th St., Ocean City, 609-399-1000. Special “Sweetheart Valentines Tea” 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. $34.95 per person includes three courses. Savories choice of: fresh baked chocolate scones with clotted cream and strawberry lemon curd, mini roasted red pepper and goat cheese quiche, triple creme brie and fruit preserves. Tea sandwiches include choice of: apple and cucumber with minted creme fraiche; shrimp hearts, boursin, frisee and grapes; carmelized asparagus, pepper jack cheese and chive creme fraiche; sweet and spicy chicken roulade. Desserts include choice of: assorted chocolate truffles, strawberry mouse-filled cream puffs, chocolate strawberry and mixed berry tartlet.

Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, 650 New Road, Somers Point, 609-653-8155. Valentine’s special from through Sunday, Feb. 16. Three course surf and turf dinner. Appetizer choice of two: tomato soup, sautéed scallops, or roasted red pepper gnocchi. Entrée: 10-ounce lobster tail, 9-ounce filet with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Dessert choice of two: Irish crème brulee, chocolate mousse, or Bananas Foster. Reservations suggested. $65 for two.

Gourmet Italian Cuisine, 324 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, 609-652-1398. Specials include Romaine Bellissimo appetizer. Special entrée choices: grilled chicken Caprese, shrimp ravioli, or gourmet surf and turf. Chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Regular menu also available.

Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-0544. Valentine’s menu 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16. Appetizers: lobster bisque ($6 cup/$8 bowl); bangbang shrimp ($11); appetizer trio ($10). Entrees: lobster roll ($24); chicken cordon bleu ($22); java crusted ribeye ($27); red tail bass ($20); steak & cake ($26). All Valentine’s Day martinis ($8); Flirtini, Pasion, Cosmoplitan, Chocolatini, Raspberry Truffle, Chocolate Covered Cherry. Live music from 7:30 p.m.

Rio Station, Grande Shopping Mall, Rio Grande, NJ. 609-889-2000. Valentine Sweetheart Menu for two. $65.00 four- courses and a bottle of wine, $50.00 four- courses and two glasses of wine or beer.

Tomatoes, 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate, 609-823-1163. Valentine’s Day specials 5 to 11 p.m. Appetizers: salad of beet ravioli with pine nuts and goat cheese-rosemary crème and pomegranate seeds ($10); Medjool dates stuffed with Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds-fennel apple slaw, orange vinaigrette ($10); avocado bomb of spicy tuna and seaweed wrapped in paper-thin avocado ($20). Entrees; lobster medallions Francaise with parmesan asparagus ($31); pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with cranberry-pear chutney and butternut quinoa pilaf ($36). Desserts: pear & dried cherry crisp with ice cream ($10); trio of crème brulee ($15). Complimentary Jagielsky’s chocolates for the ladies.

The Crab Trap, Somers Point, 609-927-7377. Five-course Valentine’s Day dinner specials. Appetizer choices: clams casino, baked onion soup gratinee, Rhode Island lobster chowder, prosciutto-wrapped scallops, tuna-crab-avacado tower. Salad choices: wedge salad with blue cheese, bacon, egg, and tomato or mixed mesclun greens with roasted beets and goat cheese. Entrée selections: lobster crab cakes LeJohne, pan-seared Chilean sea bas with winter vegetables, filet mignon wrapped with applewood smoked bacon, king’s cut prime rib of beef, sautéed seafood Fra Diavlo. Assorted desserts. $45 per person gratuity and tax not included.

Cuisine on the Green at Atlantis, 261 Country Club Blvd., Little Egg Harbor, 609-296-2137. Valentine’s Day dinner for two offered Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15. Live entertainment on Friday. Appetizers include choice of roasted butternut soup, heart-shaped portabella mushroom, oysters rockafeller, crab and artichoke dip and cranberry meatballs. Entrees range in price from $40 to $60 per couple. Desserts feature a dessert sampler for two.

Shore Diner, 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, 609-641-3669. Valentine’s Day three course dinner served noon to closing. Ladies cut prime rib or stuffed shrimp served with soup or salad, fresh bread, baked sweet potato, sautéed string beans, unlimited coffee or tea and homemade strawberry shortcake. Regular menu also available. $22.95 per person.

Buddakan, The Pier Shops at Caesars, One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-674-0100. Valentine’s Day specials are fixed price for four-courses with choices. $60 menu includes choices such as Asian Caesar salad, Cantonese spring rolls, chicken and ginger dumplings or edamame ravioli for appetizers. Main choices include wasabi crusted filet mignon, Asian BBQ pork, Alaskan king salmon or wok cashew chicken. Side choices: Chinese eggplant or wasabi mashed potatoes. Dessert: a tasting menu from pastry chef. $70 and $80 menus offer alternative choices for each course, including char grilled aged beef with Szechuan fries and watercress salad.

Dos Caminos, Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, 877-346-4642. Valentine’s Day menu includes choices: oysters with passion fruit pearls, steak tartare, whole roasted bronzino, herb roasted chicken, Mine lobster enchilada, culche de leche ice cream and flan de vanil with macerated berries. $75 for two.

The Steakhouse, Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, 877-346-4642. Valentine’s Day menu includes foie gras torchon, shaved fennel and radicchio salad, carved Chateaubriand for two, duo of Grand Marnier and dark chocolate souffles. $125 for two. Add a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $125.

Nero’s Chophouse and Sushi Bar, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-4411. Marinated yellow tomato salad with warm burrata cheese, Dover sole Francaise or Chateaubriand with roasted baby carrots. Warm liquid chocolate cake. $49 per person

Mia, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 877-346-4642. Aphrodisiac oysters, Mia mixed green salad, shredded duck confit paperdelle or pan-seared thyme-braised veal tenderloin. Red velvet crème brulee. $49 per person

The Reserve Seafood and Steaks, Bally’s, 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 877-346-4642. Roasted red and golden beet carpaccio, Maine lobster frisee salad, Thai chile grilled jumbo shrimp or grilled prawns basted in honey butter. Chocolate molten lava cake. $49per person.

Casa Di Napoli, Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-343-4340. Arugula pear salad, filet mignon with lobster mashed potatoes. Chocolate hazelnut crunch cake. Dinner includes glass of champagne. $60 per person.

Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood, Bally’s, Atlantic City, 609-431-0092. Special menu available Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. Oyster lover’s sampler ($14); appetizer medley ($10); surf and turf for two ($72); special sparkling wine by the glass, LaMarca Prosecco ($6).

Knife & Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-1133. Special menu Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. Artichoke heart and spinach crab dip ($14); seared foie gras torchon ($20); rack of Cervena venison for two ($76); ultimate surf and turf for two ($90); chocolate sampler for two ($14); special sparkling split of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV ($15).

Dock’s Oyster House, 2405 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 609-345-0092. Special menu additions available Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16. Surf and turf for two ($96); lobster duo ($46); pan-seared scallops ($29)

American Cut, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-225-9860. Valentine’s Day 6 to 11 p.m. (last seating at 10:30 p.m.). A la carte appetizer special: olde salt oyster shooters ($17). Entrées: Steak Diane ($48); lobster (marked price). Dessert: Espresso cake ($12); vanilla bean cheesecake ($12).

Amada, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-225-9900. Valentine’s Day begins 5 p.m. with Spanish tapas accompanied by regional wines and signature sangria.

Azure, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 855-348-0500. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. (last seating 9:30 p.m.). A la carte appetizer specials: shaved Fuji apple and butter lettuce; crispy pork belly; seared foie gras. Pasta specials: parmesan gnocchi; squid ink tagliatelle. Entrée specials: whole grilled langoutines; 20 ounce ribeye. Dessert: strawberry shortcake.

Lugo Italian, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 855-348-0500. Serving 5 to 11 p.m. (last seating at 10:30 p.m.). Dinner for two package includes Prosecco toast. First course: spinach ravioli. Entrée choice: seared organic salmon, half roasted chicken, or 8-ounce filet mignon. Dessert: Chocolate trio of chocolate strawberries, tiramisu, and chocolate hazelnut cake. $89.

Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabhouse and Sports Bar, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-344-1080. Special couples package for Valentine’s Day includes crab appetizers, a selection of popular dishes, and a cupcake trio. $69.95 for two.

Il Verdi, Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-345-8767. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Three course surf and turf dinner. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson Street, Cape May, 609-884-5700. Chef’s four-course tasting menu of farm fresh cuisine. Complimentary glass of champagne. First course: Cape May Salt oysters; roasted baby beet salad; salmon confit salad. Second course: parmesan gnocchi; root vegetable soup. duck confit. Third course: miso cured duck breast; 24-hour braised short rib, pork tenderloin, day boat swordfish. Dessert: flourless chocolate mocha. A la carte options also available. $75 per person excluding tax and gratuity.

Girasole Ristorante & Lounge, 3108 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-345-5554. Valentine’s Day three course prix-fixe, $33 per person, plus tax and gratuity. First course: Insalate di Cesare, insalata mista, pasta e fagioli, melansane e zucchini, polpetta, cervellata, fritto misto, carpaccio parmigiano, carpaccio Girasole, carpaccio tonno, pizza funghi, pizza Margherita, pizza Fra Diavolo. Second course: tagliatelle, spaghetti, rigatoni Girasole, farfalle, pollo rosmarino, salmon, braciola e gnocchi, cotoletta, filetto di maiale, tagliata con arugula e parmigiano, gamberoni. Third course: homemade sweet finish.

Dining on the Fifth, The Chelsea, 111 S. Chelsea, Atlantic City, 609-428-4556. Three course Valentine’s Day menu 4 to 10 p.m. First course choice: Cuban pork tacos, bruschetta, fried calamari or coconut shrimp. Second course choice: pan seared teriyaki salmon over ginger rice, shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta, marinated chicken over sautéed spinach, grilled N.Y. strip with garlic mashed potatoes. Third course: chef’s choice “Love” dessert with choice of La Colombe coffee, hot tea, or glass of champagne. Reservations recommended.

Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-8422. Special menu offered Thursday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. 17. Appetizers: pan-seared Barnegat Light scallops ($14); Maine lobster ceviche ($12). Entrées: roast duck breast ($28); sautéed tilefish ($32). Dessert: white chocolate strawberry rose tart ($7).

Sax at the Reeds, The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, 609-961-3010. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Starters: kumamoto oysters, or heirloom tomato salad. Entrees: 8-ounce center cut filet mignon, or Verlasso salmon. Desserts: chocolate fondue for two, passion and strawberry heart for one, or angel/devil cake for one. Reservations required. $90 per couple tax & gratuity not included.

The Iron Room at Atlantic City Bottle Company, 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, 609-348-6400. Reservations from 8:30 p.m. five-course meal begins with Chef’s amourous amuse bouche. “Love”ly lobster bisque, passionate prawns and fried oysters with spicy cinnamon gastrique, seductive horseradish crusted ribeye with edamame, natural jus, asparagus sauce and potatoes Dauphine. Decadent flourless chocolate cake crème de dulce elato. Reservations required. $65 per person. “The World’s Most Romantic Wines,” a complimentary Canadian ice wine tasting paired with white, milk, or dark chocolates will be available from 4 to 8 p.m.

Grapevine, 364 Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, 609-296-7799. four-course Valentine’s Day Weekend special. Course one: lobster bisque. Course two: Asian pear salad. Course three: choice of one: filet mignon or pan-seared Chilean sea bass. Course four: special dessert. $29.95 per person.

The Washington Inn & The Wine Bar, 801 Washington Street, Cape May, 609-884-5697. Serving special three course dinner from 5 p.m. First course: Oyster Rockefellar, braised duck and sweet garlic risotto, winter green salad, tuna carpaccio. Second course: plancha fish, organic Meyer Ranch sirloin, cioppino, veal porterhouse with rock shrimp. Dessert: banana foster cheesecake, warm chocolate cake with espresso ice cream, crème brulee, or passion fruit Pavlova. $55 per person.

Scarduzio’s Steak, Sushi & Lounge, Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-343-4330. Valentine’s Day weekend Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16. Appetizer choice of one: soup du jour, Caesar salad, chopped salad with white balsamic vinaigrette. Second course choice: spicy crunchy tuna roll, spicy Kobe beef fried rice, home made cavatelli pasta. Entrée choice: half roasted free-range chicken, mustard crusted Norwegian salmon, roasted 8-ounce filet mignon, 14-ounce center cut veal porterhouse. Dessert choice: Chef’s selection of Valentine’s Day dessert, Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulee. Special wines by the glass $10. Complimentary glass of Frexinet champagne. $65 per person.

Stella, 7303 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, 609-350-6493. Three course winter menu for $30 plus additional Valentine’s Day specials. Complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling wine.

Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, 401 South New York Road, Galloway, 609-748-7663. Valentine’s dinner Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Amuse: compressed watermelon, goat cheese, white balsamic. First course choice of soup or salad: Lobster bisque or Caprice salad. Second course: Lobster, Lobster, Lobster-(lobster-stuffed half lobster with lobster risotto and Armagnac lobster sauce, elements of beef Wellington, roasted chicken, pistachio-crusted tofu. Third course: espresso chocolate torte or apple caramel strudel. $62 per person. One bottle of Mumm Napa Brut Prestige included per couple. Also available, 4 3-ounce hand selected wine pairings for additional $18.

House of Blues at Showboat, Foundation Room, Atlantic City, 609-343-4523. Valentine’s Day 6 to 9 p.m. Appetizer: foie gras tortolloni. Salad: grilled hearts of Romaine Caesar salad. Land and Sea entrée: porcini-dusted filet of crab-stuffed half lobster tail. Dessert: Chef Deb’s Desserts. Live music by “Thirsty Wilson” and special performance from Bruce Chelucci. $60 per person.

Golden Inn, Oceanfront at 78th Street, Avalon, 866-343-6111. Valentine’s Day package, Friday, Feb. 14, to Saturday, Feb. 15. Package includes chocolate covered strawberries in room, romantic dinner for two, champagne and rose petals with turndown service, Saturday breakfast for two, couples massage. Sleep in late with noon check-out. $289 per couple. Add Thursday $69; add Saturday night $99.

The Grand Hotel, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-5611. Getaway package includes three days and two nights lodging. Friday night four-course dinner for two. Choice of bottle of champagne or wine with dinner. DJ dance entertainment 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday: morning breakfast for two, two-hour open bar and wine tasting, progressive dinner featuring “Create your own entrée” stations, DJ dance entertainment 9 p.m. to midnight. Sunday morning: breakfast for two. Weekend packages begin at $498 per couple plus all tax and gratuities.

Atlantic City Country Club, one Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, 609-236-4465. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Taproom Bar & Grille. Valentine’s Sweetheart dinner menu. Appetizers: Country Club jumbo lump crab cake ($14.99); crispy fried brie ($12.99); duck confit and wild mushrooms ($14.99). Salad: fresh mozzarella salad ($10.99); classic caesar ($9.99). Entrees: miso-glazed grouper ($32.99); char-grilled 6-ounce petite filet mignon with jumbo lump crab cake ($32.99); char grilled 10-ounce filet mignon ($32.99); pepper roasted Angus prime rib (queen cut $26.99/ king cut $29.99); lobster Francaise ($42.99); free-range chicken breast Torino ($24.99). Dessert: chocolate Godiva mousse torte ($8.99); Southern Comfort bread pudding ($7.99); trio of sorbets in macadamia cookie crisp ($8.99). All entrees served with au gratin potatoes and chef’s seasonal vegetables. Complimentary rose and pianist Rick Dekarski.

Robert’s Steakhouse, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 855-500-ROBERTS. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 to 11 p.m. First course: lobster bisque with Maine lobster and brandy cream ($19); warm oysters with champagne leeks and caviar ($24); winter panzanella salad ($18). Second course: lobster ravioli ($27); filet mignon with lobster steak ($75); 3-and-1/2 pound Maine lobster for two, stuffed with crab meat ($165). Side dishes: Chef Will’s three-cheese mac n cheese ($14); celeriac gratin ($14); Brussels sprouts ($14). Dessert: red velvet cake ($14); doughnuts for two and adult hot chocolate ($21). Compliment dinner with Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut, ($40).

The Watering Hole Café, 6494 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, 609-625-9300. four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5 p.m. to closing. First-course choice of clams casino, pierogies, or mini crab cakes. Second course: soup or salad. Third course: choice of chicken parmigiana with garlic bread, linguini with clams with garlic bread, 10-ounce sirloin steak, pork chops, or half rack of ribs. 18-ounce T-bone steak (add $5). Dessert: brownie a la mode, blondie a la mode, or fried cheesecake. $20 per person. Rose for the lady; live music.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777. Special Valentine’s Day menu only. Appetizers: warm crab dip ($11); edamame potato truffle dumplings ($11); lobster salad crostini ($13); antipasti plate ($10); duck confit lettuce wrap ($10); shucked oyster slider ($9); fried tomatoes ($9); classic shrimp cocktail ($12). Soup and salad: New England corn chowder ($3/$5); shrimp bisque ($3/$5); Caesar salad ($7/$9); Smithville Inn house salad ($7/$9); roasted beet and goat cheese ($7/$9). Entrees: grilled 8-ounce lobster tail ($28); seared rib eye steak ($29); stuffed French chicken breast ($24); surf and turf ($45); scallion crusted tuna ($25); sautéed shrimp and pasta ($23); New York strip ($27); “Winter style” veal saltimbocca ($26); seafood risotto ($28); slow-roasted prime rib of beef ($31).

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Golden Nugget, Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-441-8355. Valentine’s Day special served 5 to 11 p.m. Petite filet with half of Western Australian cold water lobster tail. Complimentary glass of champagne. $85 per person.

Chart House, Golden Nugget, Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-340-5030. Valentine’s weekend celebration features great views and a menu of fresh seafood, steaks and prime rib.

5 West Pub, 3729 Bayshore Road, North Cape May, 609-889-7000. Valentine’s Weekend special served 4 p.m. to close. Share an appetizer from the menu, twin filet mignon entrée, share a dessert. $55 plus tax and gratuity. Regular menu also available.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May, 609-884-5970. Valentine’s weekend specials include wild mushroom and leek tart with fennel salad and fennel cream $12; fried oysters with lemon saffron aioli and apple slaw $13; Chilean sea bass with rock shrimp risotto and champagne $32; roasted half chicken with garlic lemon served in a marinated creamy polenta stack with roasted tomato, spinach red pepper and spicy mascarpone sauce $28; rosemary rack of lamb with goat cheese mashed Mediterranean salad and eggplant roulade $34. Regular menu also available.

Red Room Café, 141 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor, 609-822-1067. Valentine’s Day special through Sunday, Feb. 16. three-course dinner from regular menu with an appetizer or salad, entrée, dessert, and coffee for $35. Specials will change daily including bronzino, orate, salmon, filet mignon, lamb chops and veal chops for an additional $10. Regular a la carte menu also available.

Latz’s By The Bay, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-788-8838. Offered Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. Soup du jour: smoky tomato bisque with feta ($6.50). Appetizer: crab-stuffed shrimp in garlic cream sauce ($14.95). Entrees: Latz’s beef Wellington ($34.95), pan-seared tilapia tomato Florentine ($28), surf & turf ($36). Dessert: chocolate decadent surprise ($8.50). Regular menu also available. Tea at the Top is offering a Valentine’s inspired menu for the month of February.

Bocca Coal Fired Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., Margate, 609-823-3663. Valentine’s Day menu. Appetizers: clams Las Vegas ($15); lobster bisque ($7); asparagus and artichoke purse ($8). Entrees: chicken ala Vendemmia ($24); surf and turf ($42); sweet potato salmon ($27); risotto Pescatore ($28). Dessert: bananas Foster for two ($10); chocolate espresso mousse ($7).

Boogie Nights, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1-800-345-8767. Valentine’s Day Ball Friday, Feb. 14. Drinks are $5 and bottles are half price until midnight (exclusions apply). Donna Summer impersonator. Must be 21.

Providence, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1-800-345-8767, 609-345-7800. Valentine’s Eve Masquerade Ball Thursday, Feb. 13. Guests wearing masks will receive complimentary admission and can enter a best masks contest.

Wet Willies, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1-800-345-8767. Friday, Feb. 14, $1 off all daiquiris until 10 p.m. and $9 Love Potion daiquiris.

Tropicana’s Valentine’s Weekend getaway package includes overnight accommodations, $20 drink credit at Tango’s or Rumba, and continental breakfast in bed for two. One night package $219. 1-800-345-8767 and reference booking code TVAL14.

RiRa Irish Pub, Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1-800-345-8767. Two entrees from the regular menu for the price of one, Valentine’s Day only.

Renault Gourmet Restaurant, Renault Winery, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. From 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5 p.m. three-course gourmet dinner. Live entertainment and dancing. Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.

Joseph’s Restaurant at Renault Winery Resort & Golf, 72 N. Bremen Ave., Egg Harbor City, 609-965-2111. Valentine’s Dinner Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. Dinner begins 4 p.m., room packages include dinner for two, breakfast for two, wine tour and tasting, bottle of champagne, six chocolate covered strawberries.

McGettigan’s 19th Hole, 500 S. New York Road, Galloway, 609-652-6476. Friday, Feb. 14. Appetizer: garlic basil shrimp for two ($9.95). Dinner entrees: broiled seafood combination ($23.95); salmon Oscar ($19.95); Angus filet mignon ($23.95). A complimentary rose for each lady that orders a dinner entrée. Live music 7 to 11 p.m., Rubber Souls, Beatles tribute band.

Mussel Bar & Grille, Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-224-9851. Valentine’s Day specials. Appetizers: wild Gulf shrimp bisque ($14); oysters Dupuis ($14). Entrees: grilled filet mignon of beef ($35); herb roasted natural chicken ($26). Dessert: “Tuxedo” strawberries ($10).

Il Mulino New York, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave., 609-449-6006. From 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Appetizer choices: burrata, escargot, beet salad, ricotta eggplant rollatine. Pasta choice: ravioli porcini, gnocchi Sorrentino, orrechiette with broccoli rabe and sausage. Entrée: half rack of lamb, scallopine Marsala, chicken crosta, salmon porcini, filet mignon. dessert: torta di formaggio or flourless chocolate cake. A rose for the ladies. $85 per person tax and gratuity not included.

Il Mulino Trattoria, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave., 609-449-6004. From 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Appetizer choices: burrata, escargot, beet salad, ricotta eggplant rollatine. Pasta choice: ravioli porcini, gnocchi Sorrentino, orrechiette with broccoli rabe and sausage. Entrée: half rack of lamb, scallopine Marsala, chicken crosta, filet mignon. Dessert: torta di formaggio or flourless chocolate cake. $65 per person tax and gratuity not included.

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, 1301 Beach Ave., Cape May, 609-884-9090. Valentine's Day menu served Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 p.m. Amuse: yellowfin tuna crudo. First course: potato leek bisque. Second course: butter poached jumbo prawn with potato gnocchi. Third course: PSI surf and turf with prime sirloin and day boat scallops. Fourth course: chocolate panna cotta. Petit fours. $80 prix fixe.

Viggo’s Pizzeria, 115 N. Dorset Ave., Ventnor, 609-822-2232. Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Candlelit three-course dinner. Choose a salad or appetizer, entrée, and dessert from the menu. $29.99. Red rose for the ladies.

Roberta’s by Joe Muldoon, 1205 Tilton Road, Suite 12B, Northfield, 609-677-0470. Valentine's Day menu. First-course choice: roasted red beet carpaccio, cream of asparagus soup. Second-course choice: filet Wellington Thai chili grilled jumbo shrimp. Finale choice: chocolate molten lava cake or bruleed figs with delice de Bourgogne. $55 per person.

Capriccio, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 800-772-9000. Thursday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 16. three-course dinner for two and two glasses of champagne. Caesar salad. Entrée choice of maple glazed chateaubriand, pistachio crusted rack of lamb, or twin 10-ounce South African lobster tails with lump crab meat. Dessert: trio of tuxedo strawberries, chocolate brownie tiramisu, pomegranate sorbet. Ladies receive a rose. $89.95 for two.

Gallagher’s Steak House, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 609-340-6555. Soup: lobster bisque ($10.95). Salad: poached pear ($14). Entrees: 10-ounce grilled filet mignon paired with two stuffed shrimp ($65). Seafood risotto ($38). Dessert; chocolate mousse cake ($8.50).

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