Dine out in Tempe this Valentine’s Day

Tempe is home to hundreds of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. With it being the month of love, be sure to set yourself and significant other up for success. Love is in the air… or maybe it’s the smell of delicious food calling to your taste buds for a romantic dinner! Either way, Valentine’s Day is on its way, and Tempe has several restaurants ready to welcome you for a yummy meal for two. Here’s our list of Tempe area restaurants with special Valentine’s Day offerings and a few fun date night ideas.

Top of the Rock at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes

Savor a prix-fixe five course dinner menu for Valentine’s Day overlooking gorgeous views of the valley at Top of the Rock, located at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes. The dinner is $109 per person. Make your reservation by calling or you can view the menu and make online reservations at
2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 431-2370 

The Watershed

The Watershed, located in the picturesque Lakes neighborhood, is a local favorite. This Valentine’s Day you can celebrate all day long by the lake. They’re offering FREE boat rides with lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Live music with Walt Richardson from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. And a special dinner menu from 4 – 10 p.m. Eat your heart out! Visit the Watershed’s Facebook page for more info.
5350 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 756-0508 

Rustler’s Rooste

Get romantic at the Rooste this year on Valentine’s Day. Or better yet, plan an outing for the whole family to get into the spirit of the holiday. Mouth watering comfort food, live music, dancing, cotton candy and more will be at the ready for a night of fun at Rustler’s Rooste. Make sure to make a reservation in advance, as space fills up fast at this western favorite.
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | (602) 431-6474 

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

On February 14th, The Tempe Keg Steakhouse + Bar at Tempe Marketplace will be opening at 3 pm. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they will be featuring a Steak & Lobster Oscar for $45. A 7 oz. Filet topped with lobster meat and hollandaise sauce, paired with asparagus and the guest’s choice of accompaniment. Make your reservations today on
23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-5552

Tracy Dempsey Originals

Do you have a special someone you’d like to surprise with a homemade Valentine’s treat? Join Tracy Dempsey for her Valentine’s Day Baking Class as she teaches you how to prepare three desserts: chocolate rose petal truffles, raspberry red velvet and chocolate heart of caramel cupcakes, and decorated sugar cookies. Her class takes place on Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register for the class today.
1325 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 376-9021

Dave & Busters

Treat your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2020 from 6 – 10 p.m! Pre-purchase your SWEET Valentine’s Day Deal that includes food, drinks and FUN! Get your tickets today.
Sweetheart Package– $34.90* per person- includes your choice of one (1) entree from limited menu*, $10 Super-Charged Power Card with Unlimited Video Game Play (64.8 chips), Unlimited Coffee, Tea and Soda and Reserved Seating with a complimentary caricature drawing from Phoenix Caricature!
True Love Package– $46.14* per person- includes your choice of one (1) entree from limited menu*, $20 Super-Charged Power Card with Unlimited Video Game Play (147 chips), Unlimited Coffee, Tea and Soda and Reserved Seating with a complimentary caricature drawing from Phoenix Caricature!
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456

Caffe Boa

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Caffe Boa. Wednesday through Sunday this week Caffe Boa will be offering amazing prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner and optional wine pairings in addition to their regular menu. Call now to book your reservation!
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281| (480) 968-9112

Casey Moore’s Oyster House

Casey Moore’s is one of the most famous Irish pubs in and around Arizona. It’s a great place with an inviting cozy patio, tucked away in a cool neighborhood and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day celebration. True to its name, Casey Moore’s is known for their oysters, and this Valentine’s Day, you can take advantage of their special offer.
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9935

Valentine’s Day Special – $65
Chose two Entrees – Prime Rib, Salmon Oscar or 12 Oysters
Choose a bottle of wine – Barnard Griffin (Red Blend) or Picpoul de Pinet (white)
Choose a Dessert (served with vanilla ice cream) Chocolate Cake, Passion Fruit Coconut Cake and Banana Bread Chocolate Cake

Need a fun activity for Valentine’s Day? We have you covered!

Kissing Booths for Insta-Perfect Valentine’s Pics at Tempe Marketplace

Pucker up, buttercup! Bring your loves to Tempe Marketplace to snap a pic at the center’s “Swoon, Snap and Smooch” display NOW through February 29, located near California Pizza Kitchen. It’s the perfect, Instagrammable photo booth to capture puppy kisses and precious smooches with your significant other.

Swan Date Night Package on Tempe Town Lake

Take your sweetie out to sunbathe and sightsee on a swan boat this Valentine’s Day! Tempe Boat Rentals is offering a swan date night package on Tempe Town Lake and it includes a box of chocolates and floral decorations for you to enjoy. This is great for families too, as the swan fits up to 4 adults.
Tempe Boat Rentals: 72 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
1-hour Rental: $60
2-hour Rental: $75

Burst of Butterflies

Located at the South East corner of McClintock and Elliot next to Pollack Tempe Cinemas, Burst of Butterflies is the perfect spot to make something for that special someone in your life. Enjoy food, movies and creative fun all in one location.
1835 E. Elliot Rd. #101, Tempe, AZ 85284

Pottery and Canvas Painting Classes:

  • February 7 | Heart Monogram Mug | Pottery Painting
  • February 7 | Wrapped Up in Love Mug | Pottery Painting
  • February 10 | Rustic Valentines | Canvas Painting
  • February 12 | Lovely Lookout | Canvas Painting
  • February 13 | Love you Beary Much | Kids Canvas Painting
  • February 14 | Love Birds | Canvas Painting

Alamo Drafthouse Tempe

If you don’t have time for dinner AND a movie, combine the two at Alamo Drafthouse. You’ll be able to relax in a comfy seat, see a new or classic movie and order snacks, dinner or just dessert. On February 13th, you and your sweetie or your bestie can relive the magic of “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Alamo’s Valentine’s Dinner Party features a three course meal that you’ll enjoy long after the famous pottery scene has ended. Check our their website or call for more details.
1140 E. Baseline Rd.., Tempe, AZ 85283

Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing Tempe

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like wielding an axe! Lumberjaxes is the perfect spot for a Galentine’s Day celebration (ladies, don’t forget pictures of your exes), a group date or meeting your future son-in-law for the first time, there’s nothing quite like an axe-ident….am I right, dads? Regardless of who you bring, Lumberjaxes will show you a great time. Lumberjaxes also runs on a “BYOB” policy, meaning you can bring your own adult beverages and food into the facility.
3105 S. Fair Ln. #100, Tempe, AZ 85282

Amy Griglak
Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.


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