A special feeling is sweeping through Greater Palm Springs—love! As Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day approach, we've compiled a list of places offering romantic dining specials, virtual tastings, outdoor dining and meals to-go. There's something sweet for every duo to share on this heart-filled day.

Dinner Under the Stars

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Dine under swaying palms with your significant other for the ultimate date night. From classic American dining to tasty cuisine from around the world, our culinary oasis has something for every appetite. Dig into delicious food while admiring the breathtaking mountain views of Greater Palm Springs. Take a look at this list of restaurants offering premium patio dining, perfect for celebrating this romantic holiday.

Valentine's Day Dinner at Wally's Desert Turtle

Celebrate Valentine's Day this year by dining outdoors at the lovely Wally's Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage. Their special menu includes a Sweet-Heart Beet Salad, Gioia Burrata, Seared Maple Lead Duck Breast, Braised Beef Short Ribs and more. Visit their website to reserve your table today and enjoy a memorable holiday with your soul mate.

Valentine's 3-Course at Vicky's of Santa Fe

Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars at Vicky's of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. This offer is available February 13 and 14, and features live music by John Stanley King & Danny Flahive, as well as a delicious fine dining menu. Visit OpenTable or call (760) 345-9770 to reserve your spot.

Valentine's Day Weekend at Lulu California Bistro

Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long at Lulu California Bistro in downtown Palm Springs. Stop by for a special 4-course dinner served from Friday to Monday. Some of their favorite dishes return for this delightful menu, accompanied by a complimentary glass of champagne with the dessert course.  Enjoy their safe, heated and covered patio or Bistro Gardens.  Visit OpenTable to reserve your table for this romantic dining experience.

Valentine's Weekend at Cuistot

Treat your date to fine dining at Cuistot this Valentine's Day Weekend. Enjoy a special menu including Home Made Duck Foie Gras Creamy Terrine, Bernard’s Famous Caesar Salad, Pork Tenderloin Medallions and more. Reserve your table on their website, here.

VALENTINE'S DINNER AT JAKE'S

Love is in the air at Jake’s this weekend as they are open again for outside table service with brunch and dinner. Their menu includes Watercress, Strawberry and Pea Salad, Chicken Breast Roulade, Tofu Pad Thai and more. Save your spot today by visiting their website here.

VALENTINE'S DINNER AT WILMA & FRIEDA PALM SPRINGS

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Wilma & Frieda in Downtown Palm Springs. Their menu includes a 6 oz Filet with Caribbean Butter Poached Lobster Tail, served with Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus spears. Finish off the meal with Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Cheesecake Brownie for dessert. For reservations, email kelly@wilmafrieda.com 

Date Night at Home

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VALENTINE'S WEEKEND DINNERS FROM RUTH'S CHRIS

Delight in fine dining from the comfort of your home this Valentine's Day. Ruth's Chris Steak House is offering limited-time entrees, including a Celebration Surf & Turf, featuring two buttery cold-water lobster tails served alongside a sizzling filet, as well as a 40-oz. USDA prime bone-in Tomahawk rib-eye. Take your pick from three different wines to pair with your meal. 

This special menu is available February 12-14 with pre-order available. 

VALENTINE'S DINNER AT TRIO

This Valentine's Day weekend, TRIO Restaurant is offering the ultimate three-course meal for all lovers looking to indulge in something special. Their menu features mouthwatering items such as classic shrimp cocktail, Coachella Valley bacon-wrapped dates, a 6-oz. prime filet, a fresh berry cobbler and more. 

This menu will be available on February 13, with pre-order available until February 9. 

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND MEAL KIT TO-GO FROM TOMMY BAHAMA

Celebrate this romantic holiday with a unique meal kit to-go from Tommy Bahama. Such delectable items as filet mignon, Maine lobster, classic side dishes and a slice of triple chocolate cake are guaranteed to make it a sweet evening. 

These meal kits serve two people and are available at their Palm Springs and Palm Desert locations February 13-14. Orders must be placed by February 11. 

DINNER AND A VIRTUAL VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW WITH OSCAR'S

Bring the fun and flavor of Oscar's Café & Bar into your home with this fabulous event. Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal delivered directly to your door but also a one-of-a-kind virtual performance by The Sensational Jewels. Menu highlights include crispy honey glazed chicken, herb mashed potatoes, balsamic heirloom carrots with rosemary and more.

“SIP, SAVOR, SUPPORT!” A VIRTUAL WINE-TASTING FUNDRAISER

Discover a variety of wines (and sip along for a great cause) by joining the Desert Cancer Foundation for a virtual wine tasting this Valentine's Day weekend. Grab your favorite wine glasses and tune in to this sommelier-led event, where you and your sweetheart will sample whites, reds and rosés from some of California's top vineyards. 

Proceeds support Desert Cancer Foundation in paying for cancer care to Coachella Valley residents who need financial assistance. Be sure to reserve your spot and order your wine package by January 30.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER FROM GRAND CENTRAL PALM SPRINGS

Grand Central Palm Springs has you covered this Valentine's Day. Their dinner-for-two special, featuring corn chowder soup, lobster tail with European butter, steak with a merlot reduction, pistachio cheesecake, a bottle of Italian prosecco and more, will make any date night memorable.

Valentine's Day Weekend at Johannes

Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu featuring Johannes Modern European Cuisine at Johannes Restaurant in Palm Springs. This offer is available February 13 and 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-order is available until Friday February 12 at 8 p.m.  For more information on their Valentine's Day menu visit their website or call (760) 778-0017.

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Valentine's Day Special at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

This Valentine’s Day The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is spreading the love with a romantic culinary experience from their kitchen to your home. Treat yourself with sharable prime beef tenderloin, a whole Maine lobster and end the meal with “Two Melting chocolate Hearts”. To reserve carry out, please call (760) 321-8282 a minimum of 3 days in advance, or make a reservation and enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner on their gorgeous patio. 

UNWINED: Valentine's Day Wine & Dessert Tasting

Fine food shop, On the Mark in Palm Springs, is hosting a full hour of wine and dessert tastings you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. This tasting will be hosted via Zoom by a wine expert and includes five wines and one mini dessert board featuring desserts that pair with the wines. To sweeten the deal, all participants will receive 20% off the sampled wines for 3 days following the event. For more information visit On the Mark's website here.

Valentine's Day, à la Eddie

Bring the romance home this weekend by ordering a French-inspired three-course dinner from Eddie V's in Palm Desert. Their dinner for two menu includes Chateaubriand (the coveted center-cut of the tenderloin) with Mushroom Au Jus, Two South African Lobster Tails with Drawn Butter, Grilled Asparagus, Three Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes and more. Pre-order is available on their website here.

Valentine's Virtual Show with Chris Lomeli & Joel Orona

Tune into this romantic virtual show hosted by Bernie's Lounge. Enjoy some of your favorite love songs performed by local singer Chris Lomeli, with special guest Joel Orona. Sing and dance along with your Valentine from the comfort of your home. 

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Valentine's Day Gift Box Specials at Shields Date Garden

Get some dates for your date this Valentine's Day with these gift box specials from Shields Date Garden. Click here to order any of the gift boxes listed on the page and receive $10 off your next order. Enjoy this sweet treat with your special someone this Valentine's Day weekend.

2021 Valentine's Day To-Go Menu at Wally's Desert Turtle

Bring the class and fine dining of Wally's Desert Turtle into your kitchen with this special Valentine's Day to-go menu. This delicious menu includes a variety of soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Some of their entrees include Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Rack of Lamb and more. Visit their website or call (760) 568-9321 to place your order.

VIRTUAL PAINT-AT-HOME CLASS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Sign up your budding artist, or yourself, for this adorable Valentine-themed art class. Participants will receive a paint at-home kit that includes a 16"x20" canvas, paint, brushes, all the paint needed to complete this painting, palette plates, table cover, paper towels and a link to join the pre-recorded class from home. Click here to register for this fun class.

Welcome to our romance oasis. Plan the rest of your Valentine's Day weekend with these Top 10 Date Ideas in Greater Palm Springs.