Whether you’re excited or not, Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! Like every year, the thoughts of flowers, chocolates, and sparkling wine come to our minds. Regardless if you believe “love is in the air,” did you know US consumers are expected to spend $2 billion on flowers this year? If flowers aren’t your preference (it’s ours of course), how about chocolate? Let’s add another $2 billion dollars! These stats make it safe to assume many in the US enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day. With that being said, Houston knows how to celebrate. Regardless if you’re singing Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” or Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One,” there’s something to do in this city for everyone! Here are a few of our dining and activity ideas on how you can spread the love:

Dining Guide

Backstreet Cafe
1103 Shepherd Dr. Houston, TX 77019 | (713) 521-2239

“Backstreet Cafe, one of Houston’s most romantic restaurants, is offering a special Couple’s Menu from Friday, February 10 through Saturday, February 13, and a special Valentine’s Day menu on Tuesday, February 14. Reservations required.” – Houston Press

Brasserie 19
River Oaks Shopping Center, 1962 W Gray St. Houston, TX 77019 | (713) 524-1919

“In the upscale River Oaks area is this romantic restaurant that will bring out the best in couples looking for a romantic night on the town. Like most elegant restaurants within the city, Brasserie 19 serves great French cuisine, and the white interior brings the restaurant to a new level of romance.” –

2810 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77098 | (713) 599-1960

“Relish a low-key and romantic dinner with your sweetheart and feast on classic American fare, including Grilled Lamb Chops, Steakhouse Ribeye and Pan-Seared Salmon, paired with seasonal salads, soups, desserts, wine, bubbles and spirits that will be sure to complete the Valentine experience.” – Houston Press

State of Grace
3258 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77098 | (832) 942-5080

“The restaurant will be offering a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $85 per person. Feast on dishes such as boquerones on buttered toast; canneloni of spring peas, artichokes and asparagus; Marble Ranch Waygu beef cheeks; whole butter poached lobster with cotija grits and chimichurri ($10 additional); and Devil’s food cake with blood orange buttercream.” – Houston Press

River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer Rd. E100 Houston, TX 77027

“In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Lombardi Family Concepts’ Taverna and Toulouse will offer diners a special menu in addition to their regular menu from February 12-14 during regular hours. Toulouse offers diners with an array of dishes to fall in love with. ” – ABC 13

Activity Guide

Bayou City Adventures: Couples Kayak Tour on Buffalo Bayou
1520 Silver St. Houston, TX 77007 | (713) 538-7433

“Saturday February 11th and Sunday February 12th, in honor of Valentine’s Day, the guides of Bayou City Adventures will escort the active couples of Houston down the Buffalo Bayou. On top of the nature, history of the bayou, and many points of interest the guides will point out to you, you also get to meet other couples like yourself.” – Bayou Adventures

Buffalo Bayou Partnership: Cupid Cruise
1001 Commerce St. Houston, TX 77002 | Location: Allen’s Landing

“Hop aboard the Spirit of the Bayou for a cozy cruise with your special Valentine! Bubbly beverages and sweet bites will be provided during a romantic boat ride in the evening with spectacular views of downtown Houston.” – Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Dark Side of the Moon at the Planetarium
5555 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030 | (713) 639-4629

“Does your sweetheart love the golden age of rock? Pink Floyd’s legendary album returns, using all the capacities of the Museum of Natural Science’s high-definition, full-dome video system. Fantastic sound and incredible images create an unforgettable experience. Members: $4. Adult Tickets: $9.” – ABC 13

Will Zoo Be Mine?
6200 Hermann Park Dr. Houston, TX 77030 | (713) 533-6500

“Pandas are red and curassows are blue…Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Houston Zoo! Join us to make your own valentine, and help create a valentine for one of our animals to enjoy on Tuesday. ” – Houston Zoo

From all of us at Lanson B. Jones & Co., we hope our guide helps you spread Valentine’s Day love!

Lanson Jones