Valentine Dinner Ideas When You Live in Summerlin

You don’t have to travel to Las Vegas for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Summerlin has many award-winning restaurants that are perfect for a date night with your sweetheart. Be sure to book your evening early, as all of these local favorites require reservations. Here are our top six picks for Valentine’s dinner in Summerlin.

Marche Bacchus

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Marche Bacchus is a favorite among locals. This romantic French bistro serves traditional and modern French dishes and offers relaxed, intimate seating — perfect for Valentine’s Day. Share one of Marche Bacchus’ elegant appetizers, such as foie gras, beef tartare, or charcuterie platters. Marche Bacchus also offers Summerlin’s only caviar service, with premium Russian osetra caviar, Russian osetra gold caviar, and Baerii Bulgarian sturgeon caviar served with traditional accompaniments of egg whites, yolks, blinis, and capers.

Main entrees include a Colorado rack of lamb, braised short ribs in a red wine sauce, and a Wagyu flat iron steak with french fries. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Marche Bacchus has an extensive dessert menu, including brioche bread pudding, dark chocolate salted caramel mousse cake, and limoncello iced souffle. Because Marche Bacchus is also a wine shop, it offers over 950 wine choices. Peruse the wine bin aisles and choose the perfect bottle to accompany your dinner.

The indoor dining area features plush, comfortable chairs and modern touches. Marche Bacchus also offers intimate lakeside terrace tables that are perfect for a romantic evening. Tableside fireplaces enhance the ambiance and keep you warm on chilly winter evenings.

Visit Marche Bacchus on Regatta Drive. Dinner hours are 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday to Saturday.

Vintner Grill

Vintner Grill is a modern American bistro that serves European-inspired dishes. Start your night off with a shareable plate of grilled octopus, crabcakes, or crispy fried calamari. You can also create a charcuterie platter from Vintner’s extensive list of premium meats and cheeses, including black truffle salami, prosciutto San Daniele, Italian pecorino Cacio di Bosco, and Spanish Mahon. Charcuterie platters are served with a variety of house-made mustards, jams, grilled bread, and fresh fruit.

Main entrees include jumbo lump crab ravioli, lamb Bolognese, and Moroccan-spiced Australian rack of lamb. Complete your meal with one of Vintner’s 400 wines, 30 beers, or handcrafted cocktails.

The indoor dining room offers lush seating and intimate tables. Vintner also has two illuminated outdoor cabanas available. Vintner Grill is on West Charleston Boulevard. Hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Grape Street Cafe, Wine Bar, and Cellar

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Grape Street Cafe offers an evening of casual elegance, perfect for a relaxed Valentine’s dinner with your sweetheart. This establishment has been a local favorite for almost 20 years. Walking into Grape Street Cafe is like walking into a wine cellar, with intimate settings and soft candlelight by night.

Begin your meal by sharing a tapas plate or Caprese platter. Main dishes include penne a la vodka, linguine with triple cream brie, short ribs, chicken parmesan, and a 22-ounce bone-in prime rib-eye. Be sure to check out Grape Street Cafe’s extensive wine list, premium spirits, and handcrafted cocktails. Grape Street Cafe offers both indoor and patio seating.

Grape Street Cafe is on Festival Plaza Drive. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Honey Salt

Honey Salt has been delighting diners for 10 years. This Summerlin favorite serves market-inspired dishes that use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. Check out Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs, served with fresh ricotta, caramelized onions, and house tomatoes. Main dishes include cast iron branzino, caramelized sea scallops served with truffle sauce, and charred filet mignon. All entrees are served with elegant sides, including the ever-popular lobster macaroni and cheese. Honey Salt’s menu includes lots of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for those with special dietary needs.

Delight your valentine with one of Honey Salt’s delicious desserts, including affogato, apple pie, gelato, and warm brownies. Honey Salt has an extensive, American-centric wine list, handcrafted cocktails, and American beers.

Visit Honey Salt on South Rampart Boulevard. Dinner hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday and on Sunday, as well as 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Echo & Rig

Echo & Rig is the ultimate steak lover’s paradise, with a huge, open-glass meat locker and in-house butcher. Every piece of meat served at Echo & Rig is cut and prepared in-house. Start your meal with a charcuterie platter, including house-made foie gras, pancetta, cured beef, duck pastrami, and elegant terrines. The menu includes over a half-dozen steak options, including grass-fed Wagyu and American Kobe. All steaks are cooked over red oak and served with a house-made sauce, homemade garlic chips, and mushrooms Rockefeller. Other menu options include king salmon, Colorado lamb porterhouse chops, and slow-roasted chicken.

Echo & Rig offers an impressive number of wines and draft beers to enjoy with your dinner. You and your date can enjoy your meal in the elegant dining room or on the outdoor patio. Visit Echo & Rig on South Rampart Boulevard. Dinner hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Siena Italian

Siena Italian has won multiple awards for its incredible food, friendly service, and ambiance. This authentic Italian restaurant serves northern Italian dishes made from treasured family recipes. Delight your date with one of Siena’s appetizers, including bruschetta, charcuterie platters, and crispy calamari. Main entrees include fettuccine Bolognese, lasagna, lobster ravioli, osso buco, risotto, filet mignon, and black ink linguine. Don’t miss out on the indulgent desserts, including Black Forest cake, chocolate mousse, cassata cake, cannoli, and baba rum. Pair your meal with a drink from Siena’s extensive beer, wine, and spirit list.

Siena Italian offers comfortable, intimate seating, both in the dining room and on the patio. Visit Siena Italian on West Sahara Avenue. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

There you have our top picks for a romantic Valentine’s dinner in Summerlin. What do you think of our list? Do you have a favorite that we missed? If you know of a Summerlin gem perfect for a romantic evening, drop us a line and let us know. We will be sure to add it to our list.