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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home With Help From These Ann Arbor Restaurants

Multi-course takeout meals, classy charcuterie boards paired with wine, and cookies and hot cocoa bombs

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while snagging a last minute reservation may not be on the agenda for 2021, there are several takeout options from Ann Arbor restaurants to treat a loved one (or yourself) to this year. Whether seeking out a multi-course meal for dinner at home, a classy charcuterie board, or a sweet treat and a bottle of wine to share, show some love to Ann Arbor’s restaurant community this year by supporting these local businesses.

A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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This recently opened restaurant is offering Valentine’s Day cookie kits and hot cocoa bombs from chef Allie Lyttle. Cookie kits ($25) include 12 sugar cookie hearts with decorating icing and sprinkles. Hot cocoa bombs come in either plain dark or milk chocolate ($6) or funky flavors like cereal milk and peppermint bark ($6.50), with savings when purchasing a four- or six-pack. Both treats are available to order until February 5, with pick-up on February 10 after 12:30 p.m. at all locations (Howell, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak) or shipping on February 8. To order Venmo @allie-lyttle with purchase and pick-up or shipping details or email at chefallielyttle@gmail.com.

Lala’s

Zingerman's Roadhouse

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Zingerman’s Roadhouse offers a Valentine’s Day dinner package for one ($60) or two ($110) this year. The special includes a charcuterie and cheese board appetizer, choice of braised beef or vegetarian entree, and either comforting rice pudding or a festive roses cake. Add on a special Sunday Kind of Love (in honor of Etta James) cocktail with Valentine Vodka, ginger liqueur and house-made grenadine that will be available to-go, in addition to featured wine and sparkling wines by the bottle that are all 30 percent off to-go. Place package orders in advance online for pick-up Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, with reheating instructions included. A la carte orders available on Valentine’s Day for carryout and indoor dining.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Juicy Kitchen

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If dietary restrictions are a concern, choose from Juicy Kitchen’s individually priced five-course menu that makes it easy to craft the perfect meal. The menu features seasonal dishes like a citrus and arugula salad, a vegan potato leek soup, red wine braised short ribs, sesame-ginger braised acorn squash and cauliflower, and a flourless chocolate cake. Preorder online until 12 p.m. on February 9 for pick-up at the cafe on February 13 and February 14 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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The Chop House Ann Arbor

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From February 10 through February 15, Main Street Ventures Restaurant Group offers special carry-out and delivery menus from Carson’s American Bistro, Palio, Real Seafood Company, and the Chop House for Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include three-course meals from Carson’s ($50 per person) with filet mignon and crispy calamari, salmon ravioli or chicken marsala as entree specials from Palio ($35), and twin lobster tails or miso glazed chilean sea bass from Real Seafood Company ($45). Dinner for two from The Chop House ($150) features filet mignon, whole lobster, and red velvet cake, plus a bonus night cap bag filled with truffles, cocktails and a candle. Order online from each individual restaurant.

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Zingerman's Bakehouse

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Grab some baked goods to enjoy at home on Valentine’s Day. Zingerman’s Bakehouse features a few specials for February 14, including heart-shaped butter cookies ($3.99), cupcakes stuffed with cherry preserves ($3.50), and a buttermilk chocolate cake topped with hand-piped pink buttercream rosettes and strawberry buttercream inside ($40). Specials will be available through Valentine’s Day, with the cake and cupcakes (without the heart decoration) available every day in February. Place orders online for day-of pick-up or in advance.

Heart-shaped, frosted Valentine’s Day cookie messages Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Detroit Street Filling Station

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Think comfort for Valentine’s Day with a pan of vegan lasagna that serves two and plenty of leftovers. The pasta is filled with roasted zucchini and onions, sundried tomatoes, tofu ricotta, house-made marinara and Violife mozzarella. Place orders online for pick-up or delivery.

Miss Kim

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Two James Beard award-nominated chefs join forces for a three-course Korean-Moroccan Valentine’s Day dinner at Miss Kim. Chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim (Best Chef Great Lakes) and chef Omar Anani of Safron De Twah (Best New Restaurant) collaborate on a menu featuring egg rolls, beef tenderloin with pineapple kimchi fried rice, and a chocolate dessert. Order online for pick-up on Valentine’s Day, starting the week of February 8, until sold out. Note: past collaboration meal kits have sold out quickly.

A meal spread on a table from Miss Kim in Ann Arbor on black, white, and stoneware plates and a cast-iron skillet Miss Kim

Gandy Dancer

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Located inside a historic 1886 Michigan Central Depot railroad station, this elegant restaurant is ideal for picking up a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner to enjoy at home. From February 12 to February 14, the restaurant will offer a special three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring options like Depot Street salmon with crab cake stuffing, elk chop, and warm butter cake. Prices range from $45 to $69. Reservations can be made online for takeout or delivery or for in-person dining.

From February 8 through February 14, Sava’s is turning its weekly supper series into a Valentine-themed feast. For two people ($65) or four people ($120), enjoy a meal of lobster bolognese, filet mignon, and devil’s double chocolate cake. Sava’s also offers an individual three-course meal for $45 that features Sicilian tuna crudo, roasted halibut, and double chocolate swirl cheesecake. Order online or by phone at 734-623-2233 for pick-up or delivery. There is also a first come, first served heated patio with a tent for outdoor dining and indoor dining reservations.

the dining room at sava’s has lots of light from big windows and a line of yellow banquette seats with white marble tables and red flowers on top. The chairs are pink and green bucket seats. Sava’s [Official]

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Grab a bundle pack of two bottles of wine for $50 to celebrate the holiday at home this year. The bundle features a bottle of Jean Bourdy Crémant du Jura (a biodynamic chardonnay sparkling wine from the Jura region of France) and a bottle of Broc Cellar Love Red (a red blend from the northern coast of Mendocino and Solano County in California.) Order online for in-store pick-up or local delivery in Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, or Ypsilanti.

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After a transition in 2019, York has operated since the 1950s as a specialty market, wine shop, and cafe for the Ann Arbor community. This Valentine’s Day, York offers a few packages for anyone who wants to add some charcuterie and sweets to the celebration. Take-home packages include a self-care option with to-go cocktails, Capitol Fizz, and a special chocolates and cheese board, the LVRS + FRNDS with a flight of Norden Aquavit, to-go cocktails, and cheese board, and a larger Hearts package, intended for two to four people, with a cheese board, bottle of wine, cocktails, and treats made by Ellen’s Fine Goods. For an outdoor experience, a limited number of tables in the heated Yard for up to four people are available at 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 pm on February 13. That experience features a special cheese board, treats, and a bottle of wine. Reservations and package purchases can be made online.

The Boro

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The newest project by Sava’s owner Sava Farah, The Boro is located in a restored century-old barn structure overlooking Fleming Creek in the Village of Dixboro. Open only for carryout currently, the restaurant is offering a four-course tasting menu for two ($125 per package) featuring celery root and beets, scallops with champagne sauce, beef ribeye, and red velvet cake for dessert. Orders can be placed online for pick-up from February 12 through February 14.

The Boro [Facebook]

Lala's

Lala’s

This recently opened restaurant is offering Valentine’s Day cookie kits and hot cocoa bombs from chef Allie Lyttle. Cookie kits ($25) include 12 sugar cookie hearts with decorating icing and sprinkles. Hot cocoa bombs come in either plain dark or milk chocolate ($6) or funky flavors like cereal milk and peppermint bark ($6.50), with savings when purchasing a four- or six-pack. Both treats are available to order until February 5, with pick-up on February 10 after 12:30 p.m. at all locations (Howell, Ann Arbor, Royal Oak) or shipping on February 8. To order Venmo @allie-lyttle with purchase and pick-up or shipping details or email at chefallielyttle@gmail.com.

Lala’s

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Zingerman’s Roadhouse offers a Valentine’s Day dinner package for one ($60) or two ($110) this year. The special includes a charcuterie and cheese board appetizer, choice of braised beef or vegetarian entree, and either comforting rice pudding or a festive roses cake. Add on a special Sunday Kind of Love (in honor of Etta James) cocktail with Valentine Vodka, ginger liqueur and house-made grenadine that will be available to-go, in addition to featured wine and sparkling wines by the bottle that are all 30 percent off to-go. Place package orders in advance online for pick-up Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, with reheating instructions included. A la carte orders available on Valentine’s Day for carryout and indoor dining.

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Juicy Kitchen

Juicy Kitchen [Facebook]

If dietary restrictions are a concern, choose from Juicy Kitchen’s individually priced five-course menu that makes it easy to craft the perfect meal. The menu features seasonal dishes like a citrus and arugula salad, a vegan potato leek soup, red wine braised short ribs, sesame-ginger braised acorn squash and cauliflower, and a flourless chocolate cake. Preorder online until 12 p.m. on February 9 for pick-up at the cafe on February 13 and February 14 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Juicy Kitchen [Facebook]

The Chop House Ann Arbor

The Chop House [Facebook]

From February 10 through February 15, Main Street Ventures Restaurant Group offers special carry-out and delivery menus from Carson’s American Bistro, Palio, Real Seafood Company, and the Chop House for Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights include three-course meals from Carson’s ($50 per person) with filet mignon and crispy calamari, salmon ravioli or chicken marsala as entree specials from Palio ($35), and twin lobster tails or miso glazed chilean sea bass from Real Seafood Company ($45). Dinner for two from The Chop House ($150) features filet mignon, whole lobster, and red velvet cake, plus a bonus night cap bag filled with truffles, cocktails and a candle. Order online from each individual restaurant.

The Chop House [Facebook]

Zingerman's Bakehouse

Heart-shaped, frosted Valentine’s Day cookie messages Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Grab some baked goods to enjoy at home on Valentine’s Day. Zingerman’s Bakehouse features a few specials for February 14, including heart-shaped butter cookies ($3.99), cupcakes stuffed with cherry preserves ($3.50), and a buttermilk chocolate cake topped with hand-piped pink buttercream rosettes and strawberry buttercream inside ($40). Specials will be available through Valentine’s Day, with the cake and cupcakes (without the heart decoration) available every day in February. Place orders online for day-of pick-up or in advance.

Heart-shaped, frosted Valentine’s Day cookie messages Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Detroit Street Filling Station

Think comfort for Valentine’s Day with a pan of vegan lasagna that serves two and plenty of leftovers. The pasta is filled with roasted zucchini and onions, sundried tomatoes, tofu ricotta, house-made marinara and Violife mozzarella. Place orders online for pick-up or delivery.

Miss Kim

A meal spread on a table from Miss Kim in Ann Arbor on black, white, and stoneware plates and a cast-iron skillet Miss Kim

Two James Beard award-nominated chefs join forces for a three-course Korean-Moroccan Valentine’s Day dinner at Miss Kim. Chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim (Best Chef Great Lakes) and chef Omar Anani of Safron De Twah (Best New Restaurant) collaborate on a menu featuring egg rolls, beef tenderloin with pineapple kimchi fried rice, and a chocolate dessert. Order online for pick-up on Valentine’s Day, starting the week of February 8, until sold out. Note: past collaboration meal kits have sold out quickly.

A meal spread on a table from Miss Kim in Ann Arbor on black, white, and stoneware plates and a cast-iron skillet Miss Kim

Gandy Dancer

Located inside a historic 1886 Michigan Central Depot railroad station, this elegant restaurant is ideal for picking up a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner to enjoy at home. From February 12 to February 14, the restaurant will offer a special three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring options like Depot Street salmon with crab cake stuffing, elk chop, and warm butter cake. Prices range from $45 to $69. Reservations can be made online for takeout or delivery or for in-person dining.

Sava's

the dining room at sava’s has lots of light from big windows and a line of yellow banquette seats with white marble tables and red flowers on top. The chairs are pink and green bucket seats. Sava’s [Official]

From February 8 through February 14, Sava’s is turning its weekly supper series into a Valentine-themed feast. For two people ($65) or four people ($120), enjoy a meal of lobster bolognese, filet mignon, and devil’s double chocolate cake. Sava’s also offers an individual three-course meal for $45 that features Sicilian tuna crudo, roasted halibut, and double chocolate swirl cheesecake. Order online or by phone at 734-623-2233 for pick-up or delivery. There is also a first come, first served heated patio with a tent for outdoor dining and indoor dining reservations.

the dining room at sava’s has lots of light from big windows and a line of yellow banquette seats with white marble tables and red flowers on top. The chairs are pink and green bucket seats. Sava’s [Official]

Ground Control Wines

red wine being poured into a glass Shutterstock

Grab a bundle pack of two bottles of wine for $50 to celebrate the holiday at home this year. The bundle features a bottle of Jean Bourdy Crémant du Jura (a biodynamic chardonnay sparkling wine from the Jura region of France) and a bottle of Broc Cellar Love Red (a red blend from the northern coast of Mendocino and Solano County in California.) Order online for in-store pick-up or local delivery in Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, or Ypsilanti.

red wine being poured into a glass Shutterstock

York

After a transition in 2019, York has operated since the 1950s as a specialty market, wine shop, and cafe for the Ann Arbor community. This Valentine’s Day, York offers a few packages for anyone who wants to add some charcuterie and sweets to the celebration. Take-home packages include a self-care option with to-go cocktails, Capitol Fizz, and a special chocolates and cheese board, the LVRS + FRNDS with a flight of Norden Aquavit, to-go cocktails, and cheese board, and a larger Hearts package, intended for two to four people, with a cheese board, bottle of wine, cocktails, and treats made by Ellen’s Fine Goods. For an outdoor experience, a limited number of tables in the heated Yard for up to four people are available at 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 pm on February 13. That experience features a special cheese board, treats, and a bottle of wine. Reservations and package purchases can be made online.

The Boro

The Boro [Facebook]

The newest project by Sava’s owner Sava Farah, The Boro is located in a restored century-old barn structure overlooking Fleming Creek in the Village of Dixboro. Open only for carryout currently, the restaurant is offering a four-course tasting menu for two ($125 per package) featuring celery root and beets, scallops with champagne sauce, beef ribeye, and red velvet cake for dessert. Orders can be placed online for pick-up from February 12 through February 14.

The Boro [Facebook]

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