Book a Private Party Room

Perhaps you haven't dined in the private room of you favorite eatery since your cousin's baby shower, but that doesn't make it off-limits to couples. Some restaurants predict a full-house on V-Day, and open their back rooms to parties of all sizes (even two.) If you're not concerned about getting a window seat, and don't mind sharing the room with large, laughing mobs, you may be able to get into busier establishments sans reservations (and many times they'll let you eat off a party menu – which is usually less per person.) Check with management before the big day and see what they'll be willing to offer.

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