Valentine’s Day Restaurant Promotions Guests Will Fall in Love With

Every restaurant in town runs a special Valentine’s Day menu – so what can you do to stand out?

Upserve and 7shifts pulled the numbers on Valentine’s Day’s most ordered items, table turn times, ticket sales, staffing trends, and more to help you better prepare for this restaurant-centric holiday. Understanding what guests are looking for in a Valentine’s Day experience will help you craft the perfect menu, bring in more guests, and make them fall in love with your business.

Valentine’s Day menu ideas and marketing campaigns are more than the prix fixe

According to a survey on consumer behavior, conducted by the National Restaurant Association, nearly half of diners choose a restaurant based on their date’s favorite for their special evening, but after that it’s about atmosphere and special menus and promotions. Restaurant prix fixe menus are at the ready, restaurant decor ideas are getting glitzy, and the red and pink restaurant colors are trending - it all comes down to the right Valentine’s Day promotion ideas. And it’s a good thing, too! Here’s to all the restaurateurs who submitted their best restaurant promotion ideas for Valentine’s Day that offered bouquets you could order ahead, roses hanging from the ceiling, and even hand-written notes on the table. It’s all about the personal touch.

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Sometimes, Valentine’s Day restaurant promotions are about avoiding the crowds

Of course, not everyone is going to dine out on February 14, so don’t forget to check out the restaurant marketing strategies many restaurants are putting in place to capture the attention of diners looking to celebrate romance in the days leading up to the night of love. Plus, you can’t forget the singles! There are plenty of restaurant promotion ideas (and drink specials!) devoted to the crowd that wants to “Wine about love!” on February 14, too! Whether you’re looking for restaurant menu ideas to inspire your prix fixe menu, or some restaurant decor inspiration, this Valentine’s Day Lookbook is a glimpse into what your most romantic peers have been up to!

Geja's Cafe

Geja's Cafe

Chicago's "Most Romantic Restaurant," knows it's the little things. Like giving guests the opportunity to pre-order a custom bouquet of flowers to be delivered to that special someone at the table during dinner!
Estelle’s

Estelle’s

You can't forget the singles on Valentine's Day....which is why you can enjoy cocktails like a “Be My Tindertine” pink shot for $6 each featuring Stoli Vanilla vodka, watermelon schnapps, and sweet and sour mix.
Chef Weissman

Chef Weissman

As a special touch to dinner at on February 14, everyone who dines at the restaurant will leave with “The Morning After” Care Package which includes two chocolate chip brioche buns with jam - both handcrafted by Chef Weissman’s team of culinary professionals.