Red heart box filled with chocolate candies at Shane Confectionery

Valentine's Day

VALENTINE’S DAY IN OLD CITY
Enjoy Valentine’s Day menus, sales, gifts, and more

Old City businesses are offering special menus, sales, one-of-a-kind gifts, and activities this Valentine’s Day, February 14th! 

Enjoy special Valentine’s Day menus, some all weekend long, at Old City restaurants. Old City shops are featuring sales, gift boxes, and unique gift ideas. Read on to learn more!

VALENTINE’S DAY MENUS & RESERVATIONS

Amada
217-219 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-625-2450
https://philadelphia.amadarestaurant.com/ 

  • Valentine’s Day Menu is available Friday, February 11th. A la carte menu will be offered alongside it that night.
  • Saturday, February 12th - Monday, February 14th, it is the only offering, a la carte menu will not be available.
  • Sunday, February 13th we will not offer Tapas y Vino food offerings but we will offer our half-priced bottle selection!
Valentine's Day menu at Amada

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
10 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-0666
https://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/ 
On Valentine's Day, Cuba Libre has a fun gift of a black satin eye mask and chocolate truffles (while supplies last) for each couple that dines with us, in addition to 2 dinner specials that will be offered Friday, February 11  - Monday, February 14, 2022.
 
Valentine’s day Specials (PHL)
Pescado de Oriente $30
Marinated whole roasted Striped Bass filet on the griddle, “Chino-Cubano” vegetable fried rice and baby sprouts salad. Sweet chile-citrus and sesame
 
Bife de Lomo $30
Pan roasted filet mignon, truffle malanga mash, crispy shallots ring. Port wine-mushrooms sauce
 

Valentine's Day at Forsythia restaurant
Photo credit: Forsythia

Forsythia
233 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 644-9395
https://www.forsythiaphilly.com/ 
Forsythia, Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary bar and restaurant in Old City, is planning not one but two romantic dining experiences for couples [and singles] this Valentine’s Day by opening for service on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15 from 5 – 10pm.
Guests can select small plates, entrées, and desserts from the seasonal menu OR opt for à la carte specials including Roasted Scallop & Bone Marrow with morels and artichoke, Black Lime Cured Hamachi prepared with heart of palm, white soy, and sea urchin vinaigrette, Wagyu Beef Short Rib with maitake mushroom, red wine salsify, and black truffle, and Sheep Milk Ricotta Gnudi composed of beetroot, chanterelle mushrooms, and brown butter cacio e pepe. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made via Resy by clicking here.
For couples looking to spend a romantic night in — Forsythia is offering a House Ribeye Dinner For Two ($250) served with Foie Gras Au Poivre Sauce and Bacon Marmalade. The robust takeaway menu includes Sweet Potato and Lobster Bisque with brown butter crème and crisp grains, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Gnudi with beetroot, Chanterelle mushrooms, and brown butter cacio e pepe, and Brooklyn Black Out Cake with chocolate mousse and meringue. In addition, complimentary wine pairings include two glasses each of Chateau Chanteloisseau Semillon and Domaine Romy Gamay. 
Forsythia’s Valentine’s Day at Home is available for online ordering by clicking here. Pick-up is Monday, February 14 from 12 - 6pm.


Home Cuban Cafe
17 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://homecubancafe.com/ 
Meals to go for 2 - Pork with Congris (white rice and black beans cooked together) + sweet plantains and a dessert. $50. (*vegan/ vegetarian option available upon request) 

 

Grilled salmon at Positano Coast
Photo credit: Positano Coast 

Positano Coast
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-0499
https://www.positanocoast.net/
Valentine’s Day Menu available in the evening on Saturday, February 12th, Sunday, February 13th, and we will be open on Monday, February 14th for Dinner.  We will have 3 specialty cocktails as well as dinner by candlelight.  

The Olde Bar
125 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-253-3777
http://theoldebar.com/ 
Offered Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 13
Valentine’s Day Weekend
Surf And Turf For Two 
Two 1 Pound Lobster Thermidor Sherry Cream, Parmesan, Chive, Brown Butter & Herb 
Marinated Butcher's Steak Wilted Garlic Greens, Sauce Bordelaise 
$65 PER PERSON Plus Beverages, Tax & Gratuity
Love Is In The Air....and Drinks! 
The Lady and The Tramp $15 Gin, Lime, Orange Bitters, Basil 
Girls Night Only $14 Vodka, Lemon, Orange, Hibiscus Tea 
We'll Always Have Paris $13 Champagne, Pomegranate, Sage, Edible Glitter 
As You Wish $16 Gin, Pink Peppercorn, Spiced Tonic 
Sleepless In Seattle $13 Vodka, Espresso, Kahlua 

Red Owl Tavern
433 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-2267
https://redowltavern.com/events
We are going to be having a special Valentine’s Day menu with special sharable items, available Friday, February 11th, 5:00-9:30pm, Saturday night, February 12th, 5:00-9:30pm, and Monday night, February 14th, 5:00-9:00pm (closed on Sunday nights). 
 
SWEETS & DESSERTS
 
The Franklin Fountain
116 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1899
https://www.franklinfountain.com/
The Franklin Fountain will be creating a special heart shaped ice cream cake for Valentines Day! Check their social media or sign-up for their email list to learn its flavor in the next couple of weeks @franklinfountain Instagram & Facebook.

Red heart box of candies at Shane Confectionery
Photo credit: Shane Confectionery

Shane Confectionery
110 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1048
https://shanecandies.com/ 
Shane Confectionery will have their perennial heart shaped boxes to fill with their delicious handcrafted chocolates, as well as a special Artisan Heart with unique bon bons. In addition Shane is offering a GIANT gingerbread heart for your sweetheart, single serving tins of their Rose Hot Chocolate, as well as lots of cute fruity and chocolate candies in pinks, reds, and hearts to delight kids and grownups alike.

Oui Pastries
160 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1269
https://ouipastries.com/ 
Valentine’s Day Menu
Available February 10 - 14, 2022
Red Velvet Beet Croissant $5
Red Velvet Beet Cookie $3
Red Velvet Beet Cake $12

 
Red Parasol Cafe
220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 366-2037
https://www.instagram.com/redparasolcafe/ 
We are offering Affogato as dessert, coffee/tea, and pastries. We also have gift baskets.

SALES & SPECIALS

Love theme gifts
Photo credit: Betsy Ross House Museum Gift Shop

Betsy Ross Museum Gift Shop
239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://historicphiladelphia.org/what-to-see/ 
20% off any of our LOVE Park themed gifts from February 7th - February 14th, limited to stock on hand.


Campo’s
214 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-923-1000
https://camposdeli.com/
10% off Campo's Chicken Valentine sandwiches during the week of Valentine’s Day, in shop, with mention of promo.
 

Embrace Dermatology & Aesthetics
123 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19106              
267-609-2424
www.embracederm.com
$50 off lip filler for the month of February. 
 

Hitched
67 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 309-3492
https://tryhitched.com/ 
20% off our fine jewelry gift collection in-store only from January 15th - February 14th, 2022.  

Jacqueline Michelle & Co.
116 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://www.jacquelinemichelleandco.com/ 
Valentine’s Day special
February 14, 2022
11:00am-5:00pm
$50.00, Book a blowout and get a free custom, false lash application! 
Visit our Instagram  @jm.and.company or website for details and booking. 
 

  
Kari Skin
325 Cherry Street, Rear 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 309-3076
https://kariskin.com/ 
Valentine's Day week at Kari Skin February 12th - February 19th:
Complimentary Scrub or CBD upgrade with all Massages booked February 12th - February 19th.
For those who cannot come in 20% OFF Candles, Body Care, and Lip Care on Kariskin.com Complimentary Bliss Bar Collagen Chocolate Bars ($15 value each bar) for every client with a booked service the week of February 12-19th.

Kick Axe Throwing
232 Market Street
(800) 850-6756 
https://www.kickaxe.com/philly 
Kick Axe™ this Valentine's Day with a FREE Bottle of Champagne included with a couples axe throwing reservation. Book Now!
 

Midnight Lunch Studio
20 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://shopmidnightlunch.com/ 
Valentine’s Day gift boxes, $60.
https://shopmidnightlunch.com/products/valentines-day-gift-box
Sour Smooches (Sweet-tart gummy lips infused with juicy cherry, watermelon, and strawberry flavors), Sweetheart Pretzels (Crisp heart-shaped yogurt pretzels covered with red nonpareils), GOLD + WATER CO "PINK" Luxury Soap Bar (Cute and slightly flirty, with notes of sweet strawberries, white sandalwood, and lily of the valley. Bright pink coloring and a beautiful, jagged gold leaf in the center. All natural), Cute socks with heart details. 100% Cotton, Marble stretch acrylic heart ring. 2.7 cm.

Paris Fit Studios
221 Vine Street, Suite B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 277-3613
https://getparisfit.com/ 
3rd Annual Fit For Love Challenge
$143
Package includes: 

  • 4 (30 Minute) Private Group Sessions
  • Unlimited Class Access For 2
  • 2 Nutritional Counseling Sessions

First Place Wins:

  • Fine Dining For 2
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Diamonds For Her

Register at https://getparisfit.com/ 

SuitShop
65 N. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 787-1447
https://suitshop.com/ 
For the weekend of Valentine’s (February 11th - February 14th) couples can receive 10% off their order by posting and sharing a picture in front of the Choose Love mural to social media! 

The Wellness Refinery
216 Church Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 457-3980
https://www.wellnessrefineryphl.com/ 
 We are offering two person infrared saunas at a 14% discount for the entire month of February with discount code LOVE. Can be booked and purchased directly through our website here.
 

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
 
Casa Vida
112 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
https://www.instagram.com/shop.casavida/ 
First Friday, February 4th
Group vase show with a pop up florist making bouquets. 
Saturday, February 12th 
Pop up with a local knitwear designer that is very fun, colorful and is creating a Valentine’s Day capsule collection that is a very sweet heart inspired color palette. 
 
Millésimé 
33 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 455-0374
https://millesime.us/ 
Visit Millésimé Saturday, February 12th, 12:00-5:00pm for a Gift & Chocolate from Aurora Grace!
 
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-3453
https://www.theclaystudio.org/ 
Valentine’s Day Handmade Date Night at Home Kit, $40
Available for purchase online here.

Flowers from Petit Jardin en Ville
Photo credit: Petit Jardin en Ville

Petit Jardin en Ville
134 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://petitjardinenville.com/ 
https://www.instagram.com/petitjardinenville/ 

This Valentine’s Day Petit Jardin en Ville is giving away a 3 month flower subscription to one lucky winner. Check out our Instagram @petijardinenville, starting on January 21st for details on how to win!

Tipsy History:  A Love Story
239 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
February 11 - February 12, 2022
www.historicphiladelphia.org

Love is in the air at the Betsy Ross House this Valentine’s Day weekend.  For the most unique date in town, grab your plus one and join Betsy, herself, for Tipsy History:  A Love Story Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12.

You’ll hear a love story for the ages when you meet a young Betsy Ross just after her elopement with husband John.  She faces the condemnation of her Quaker community for marrying outside her religion.  Will she choose faith and family or true love? 

Then, couples will head into the House for a special love-themed tour while enjoying a delicious, handcrafted cocktail.

Tours, which run about 75 minutes, will be timed and tickets limited to allow for proper social distancing.  Masks are required.  Tipsy History:  A Love Story will run and 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12.  Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance at historicphiladelphia.org. 

Please note, per the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines, proof of vaccination is required along with ID.  Masks must be worn at all times except when actively drinking.  Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour so that vaccine cards can be verified.
 

Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
February 14, 2022
7:00-11:00pm
https://www.showclix.com/event/valentines-day-sweetheart-skate-2022/
Treat your special someone, friends, or family to a fun Valentine's Day event underneath our twinkling lights. Tickets are just $25 each and include ice skating, a rose, keepsake photo, and live DJ entertainment. Tickets will sell out quickly so order yours today!
 

UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS

Artist & Craftsman Supply
307 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 861-6008
https://artistcraftsman.com/ 
Artist & Craftsman Supply has everything you need for Valentine’s Day card making.  We also have gifts for that creative / crafty person in your life. 

BONeJOUR Pet Supply
53 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-574-1225
www.bonejourpetsupply.com
BONeJOUR is decorated for Valentine’s Day, and has toys, cookies, and treats for your pet!

Red roses spell out "I Heart U"
Photo credit: NE Flower Boutique


 NE Flower Boutique
60 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 570-7707 
https://www.neflowerboutique.com/ 
Unique, glamorous Valentines Day offerings from your local neighborhood Old City florist including gift sets of flowers/plush animals/gourmet chocolates with all-day delivery as well as Heart Shaped box arrangements, European style hand-tied bouquets, fresh long stem Roses, Forever Roses, Rose bears and signature I ❤ U Boxes, with many more to choose from! 

Omoi Zakka Shop
41 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 454-6910
https://omoionline.com/ 
This Valentine's Day Omoi is a go-to spot for minimal, unisex jewelry, modern wallets and bags, coffee and tea gifts, as well as luxe stationery and stylish home office essentials like wall clocks and organizers. 

Black and Pink Round Wallflower artwork
Rain Harris, Black + Pink Round Wallflower. Photo credit: The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-3453
https://www.theclaystudio.org/ 
 Artwork that would make great Valentine’s gifts: