Syracuse-area dining choices for Valentine's Day
Still considering your plans for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? Here are some local restaurants open for the day or the weekend. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations.
Arad Evans Inn, 7206 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville.
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Duck confit and goat cheese profiteroles; Colorado lamb sirloin with yukon gold potato hash; grilled center cut swordfish with black Japonica rice; pan caramelized large sea scallops with risotto.
Price: Five-course menu for $45.
Call: 637-2020. Reservations required.
Emerald at Turning Stone Resort, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Homemade soup du jour or fresh garden salad; French onion ribeye steak, Maryland crab cakes, or cordon bleu stuffed chicken; and milk chocolate caramel mousse hearts. Price: $50 per couple.
Gentile’s Restaurant, 305 Burnet Avenue, Syracuse.
Hours: Normally closed on Mondays, but will be open on Valentine’s day from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Menu highlights: Regular menu items available. Pasta and risotto ($20.95); duck with a cranberry, chestnut, porcini mushroom and sweet potato demi ($27.95); filet mignon atop goat cheese polenta with an applewood smoked bacon and smoked demi ($27.95).
Call: 474-8258. $10 credit card deposit required for all reservations.
The Inn Between Restaurant, 2290 State Route 5, Camillus.
Hours: Normally closed on Mondays, but will be open on Valentine’s Day for a limited menu dinner service beginning at 5 p.m.
Menu highlights: Beef Wellington; Oysters Rockefeller; seafood Chambertine with shrimp, scallops and lobster. Entrees include salad, potato and hand-cut vegetables.
Price: Ranging from $24 to $32. Call: 672-3166. Reservations required.
The Inn of the Seasons, 4311 W. Seneca Turnpike, Onondaga.
Hours: Normally closed on Mondays, but will be open on Valentine’s Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Veal osso buco ($20.95); Cajun salmon fillet topped with a pommerey mustard and honey sauce ($18.50); chicken breast stuffed with garlic, mushrooms, spinach, brie cheese and Dijon mustard wrapped in puff pastry ($16.95); old fashioned roast pork ($16.50).
Lincklaen House, 79 Albany Street, Cazenovia.
Getaway package includes dinner for two in the main dining room (bottle of red or white house wine, items from fine dining menu); room in junior suite; continental breakfast in the morning. Price: $179. Jacuzzi suite is $199.
Monirae’s Restaurant, 688 County Route 10, Pennellville.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Menu highlights: Chicken cordon bleu ($12.99); surf ‘n turf, an 8-ounce. New York strip with 4-ounce lobster tail ($16.99); queen-cut prime rib ($14.99); twin tails, two 4-ounce lobster tails ($18.99).
Moro’s Table, 1 E. Genesee Street, Auburn.
Hours: Normally closed on Mondays, but will be open Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Baked oysters with truffles, smoked bacon, and parmesan ($11); sauteed Hudson valley foie gras ($22); pan-seared lobster spaghetti (half: $22, full: $40); boneless braised beef short ribs (half: $16, full: $28); chocolate and croissant bread pudding ($8). Drink specials include champagne cocktail and dragon-punch martini.
Call: 282-7772. Reservations recommended.
Pascale Wine Bar & Restaurant, 104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville.
Hours: Bar opens at 4 p.m., dining room at 5 p.m.
Menu highlights: Lobster Thermidor ($29.95); surf ‘n turf ($29.95); heart-shaped flourless chocolate cake with raspberry puree and creme anglaise ($7).
Phoebe’s, 900 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse.
Hours: Closed Monday; Valentine’s specials available Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Char-grilled black cod with sauteed swiss chard, wild rice blend, and smoked tomato coulis ($28); braised beef short ribs with horseradish mashed red potatoes, seasonal vegetables, braising reduction, and fried shallots ($30); individual heart-shaped chocolate raspberry cake with white and dark chocolate mousse and chocolate lovebird garnish ($6).
Season’s Harvest at Turning Stone Resort, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona.
Hours: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Thyme and sage rubbed turkey breast; roasted butternut squash with brown sugar; roasted tilapia with tomatoes and capers; fresh shucked oysters; made-to-order stir fry; chocolate fountain.
Price: $21.95 for ages 13 and up; $11.95 for ages 5 to 12; kids 4 and under are free.
1060 Restaurant, 1060 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse. Located inside Genesee Grande Hotel.
Hours: Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Menu highlights: Classic Beef Wellington ($34.95), seafood bouillabaisse ($29.95), raspberry and Dutch chocolate mousse tartlette for two ($16.95).
Call: 476-9000. Reservations required.