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Eater's Guide to Last-Minute Valentine's Day Reservations

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Don't look now, but Valentine's Day is this Saturday. If you've been slacking and haven't made plans yet, many restaurants around town are booked solid. But fear not! We've scoured the available last-minute reservations and come up with a list of places where you can still find a table and impress your significant other. Don't waste any time, though, because these options are going fast.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Public House

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241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
Ferndale's Public House is preparing a special Glam Rock/Aphrodisiac menu with steak tartar, house-smoked oysters, fried shishito peppers, and more. For dessert there are three options: a strawberry goat cheese tart, chocolate pudding, or a white chocolate bomb made with bruleed brown sugar ice cream, Thai chili gingerbread, and dulce de leche. The menu comes available at 6 p.m. Saturday. [ Photo]

2. Om Cafe

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23136 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 548-1941
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Om Cafe is preparing a vegan and gluten free 3-course menu with options like shaved Brussels sprouts, vegan mac, vegetable biryani, and spicy udon noodle stir fry. The dessert is chocolate avocado pudding. The price is $40.

3. The Oakland

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201 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5295
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The Oakland will be showing off some small bites from soon-to-open Chartreuse Kitchen alongside the bar's signature cocktails. Reservations aren't necessary but calling ahead is highly recommended.[ Photo]

4. Detroit Delhi at MotorCity Wine

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1949 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 483-7283
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Detroit Delhi's chefs Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen will be at MotorCity Wine on Saturday evening serving a Valentine's Day 1976-themed dinner. Their 3 course menu features squid ink tobiko, Chateaubriand 'Au Poivre' with black mushroom cream sauce, and Champagne sorbet. The cost is $40 and there will (of course) be wine pairings available by the bottle.

5. Tokyo Club

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New downtown restaurant Tokyo Club is hosting a private dinner for Valentine's Day called Suck & Slurp. Tickets are $50 per person. As of publication the menu hadn't been released yet, but the prix fixe dinner will have a focus on seafood and red meat, with 4 courses, dessert, and three drink pairings. [ Photo]

6. Fountain Bistro

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800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-7778
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Fountain Bistro has a few late-night reservations left on Open Table. The restaurant will also literally have a reverend on hand for couples interested in making things really official. The 4 course menu features entrees like grilled beef tenderloin, brick pressed chicken, and pan roasted grouper with lump crap.[ Photo]

7. El Barzon Restaurante

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3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 894-2070
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El Barzon has a few last-minute reservations available on Saturday. Soup or salad and a bottle of wine are included in the $55 price tag. [ Photo]

8. Firebird Tavern

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419 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 782-4189
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No reservations required (or taken) this Saturday at Firebird Tavern. The restaurant has designed a special aphrodisiac-inspired cocktail in honor of the day. The Old Fashion Passion is made with Agavero tequila, Jimador tequila, simple syrup, and house-made brandied cherries. [ Photo]

9. Detroit Vegan Soul

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8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 444-9402
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Detroit Vegan Soul in West Village is offering a 4 course prix fixe menu (mostly GF, NF, SF) with roasted beet soup, spinach salad, seitan steak bites, and a choice of strawberry cashew cheesecake or red velvet cupcake. The cost is $40. [ Photo]

1. Public House

241 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Ferndale's Public House is preparing a special Glam Rock/Aphrodisiac menu with steak tartar, house-smoked oysters, fried shishito peppers, and more. For dessert there are three options: a strawberry goat cheese tart, chocolate pudding, or a white chocolate bomb made with bruleed brown sugar ice cream, Thai chili gingerbread, and dulce de leche. The menu comes available at 6 p.m. Saturday. [ Photo]
241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

2. Om Cafe

23136 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Om Cafe is preparing a vegan and gluten free 3-course menu with options like shaved Brussels sprouts, vegan mac, vegetable biryani, and spicy udon noodle stir fry. The dessert is chocolate avocado pudding. The price is $40.
23136 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

3. The Oakland

201 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
The Oakland will be showing off some small bites from soon-to-open Chartreuse Kitchen alongside the bar's signature cocktails. Reservations aren't necessary but calling ahead is highly recommended.[ Photo]
201 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

4. Detroit Delhi at MotorCity Wine

1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Detroit Delhi's chefs Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen will be at MotorCity Wine on Saturday evening serving a Valentine's Day 1976-themed dinner. Their 3 course menu features squid ink tobiko, Chateaubriand 'Au Poivre' with black mushroom cream sauce, and Champagne sorbet. The cost is $40 and there will (of course) be wine pairings available by the bottle.
1949 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Tokyo Club

Detroit, MI
New downtown restaurant Tokyo Club is hosting a private dinner for Valentine's Day called Suck & Slurp. Tickets are $50 per person. As of publication the menu hadn't been released yet, but the prix fixe dinner will have a focus on seafood and red meat, with 4 courses, dessert, and three drink pairings. [ Photo]

6. Fountain Bistro

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Fountain Bistro has a few late-night reservations left on Open Table. The restaurant will also literally have a reverend on hand for couples interested in making things really official. The 4 course menu features entrees like grilled beef tenderloin, brick pressed chicken, and pan roasted grouper with lump crap.[ Photo]
800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

7. El Barzon Restaurante

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210
El Barzon has a few last-minute reservations available on Saturday. Soup or salad and a bottle of wine are included in the $55 price tag. [ Photo]
3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210

8. Firebird Tavern

419 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226
No reservations required (or taken) this Saturday at Firebird Tavern. The restaurant has designed a special aphrodisiac-inspired cocktail in honor of the day. The Old Fashion Passion is made with Agavero tequila, Jimador tequila, simple syrup, and house-made brandied cherries. [ Photo]
419 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226

9. Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214
Detroit Vegan Soul in West Village is offering a 4 course prix fixe menu (mostly GF, NF, SF) with roasted beet soup, spinach salad, seitan steak bites, and a choice of strawberry cashew cheesecake or red velvet cupcake. The cost is $40. [ Photo]
8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214

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