Valentine’s Day or any day, impress your sweetheart at one of Boston’s many affection-inducing eateries
Troquet on South (107 South St., 617-695-9463, troquetboston.com): On Valentine’s Day, this French favorite offers a three-course, prix fixe menu that boasts oysters, foie gras, Rohan Valley duck and crème brûlée among its tempting selections.
Mistral (pictured): Jamie Mammano’s legendary South End hot spot allows diners to savor fine Provence-influenced cuisine from escargot and tuna tartare to Dover sole and rack of lamb, all in sophisticated and seductive splendor.
Oleana: Acclaimed cuisine redolent with exotic spices? Check. Cozy seating and a warming fireplace? Check. And did we mention the award-winning desserts? Fill your senses at Ana Sortun’s Turkish- and Middle Eastern-inspired mainstay near Kendall Square.
Dalí Restaurant and Tapas Bar: This Spanish standout, decked out like a Surrealist bordello (and we mean that in the best way possible), has been a staple for more than three decades, offering sharable plates perfect for getting close to the one you love.
Bastille Kitchen (49 Melcher St., 617-556-8000, bastillekitchen.net): Reminiscent of a classic French bistro, this tucked-away dining destination in the Fort Point neighborhood is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing rendezvous with your significant other. On V-Day, opt for the special three-course feast featuring lobster bisque, black bass, white chocolate crème brûlée and more.
Les Zygomates: This longtime Leather District eatery emphasizing wine, live jazz and exquisite Gallic cuisine serves a special three-course, prix fixe menu on February 14 & 15 along with optional wine pairings and à la carte raw bar offerings.