Love is in the air, y’all. Can you feel it! Doesn’t it just make you want to barf a little! Celebrate that special someone with these dinner deals served up in Shanghai’s finest and most romantic dining environs.
Scroll down for parties, wherein, singles, you’ve got the option of getting blitzed loaded before stumbling back to your apartment and cursing the heavens for your loneliness, classic Bridget Jones style.
“All by myseeeeeeeelf… don’t wanna be!”
MESS is this really gorgeous upscale mediterreanean along the Bingjiang riverside in Pudong. Modern chic, with Marilyn Monroe paintings, and really bright, fresh flavors will dazzle your special someone with definitely a place she hasn't been to yet. They have a special 1,288 RMB 8-course indulgent menu (with alcohol of course), that will leave you ready for a warm embrace. But... maybe first take a romantic walk along the Pudong riverside... before getting to your evening delights. Reservations begin at 5pm.
Liquid Laundry is laying down a pretty nice Valentines day dinner spread for all you Cupids out there. A little less harsh on the wallet, get their early bird tickets for 458 RMB for the two of you. Miss the early bird date and price jumps to 520 RMB (still... looking at what's on offer, not a bad deal and brings you in at below the 1k threshold). Lump crab cakes with lemon aioli, butter-based M3 Ribeye with truffled demi-glace... mmm. Set comes with a house of sparkling wine. Reservations start at 6pm!
Octave, that beautiful well-being centre in downtown Xuhui is putting together a Valentines feast that will definitely be different from others on the menu. Their whole focus has been on injecting mindfulness into your every day experiences. Kind of like, close your eyes while you pop something in your mouth sort of deal, savor it, oh yesss... it tastes goood. But... definitely more refined and classy than whatever just went on in your head. 6-Course set for 1,588 RMB per couple, with vegetarian options for the green-minded love birds out there. For extra fun, you can create your own custom fragrance after dinner, and will also get a complimentary health session (choose 1 out of 2) workshop for two to their Saturday Tango class on Feb 19th, or your choice of one-on-one yoga schedule. This sounds like a whole lot of special with not very much thinking on your part. Nice!
IPA Brewery Goose Island is a more casual option that is being romantic for a change with a 4-course dinner for 2 at 520 RMB. You can shave some of that expense by being an "early-love-bird" and getting tickets before Feb 11 for 458 RMB. Dinner is paired with a special "Love Spell" libation, probably made by resident love masters or soemthing, it's a pink-bodied fruit ale made from fresh pitaya. Dinner is available from 6pm on February 14.
More beer? We guess Shanghai's brewery institutions have gotten bit by love bugs or soemthing. This place has some really nice interior design for a Tap House, with wood-panels on everything, comfy couches, and a borderline lounge vibe, it's a pretty nice place if you want a more chilled out Valentines date, particularly if you both like beer. A menu for 2 at 520 RMB with a spring roasted chicken with pancetta, sage and a buerre noisetteAnother option for lovers who have based their love on beer consumption. The new two-floor, wood-panel-everything craft beer bar on Wuxi Lu, Beer & Space is offering a set menu for two with wine included. Main course is a spring chicken dish with pancetta, sage and beurre noisette (brown buttter, had to look this up!).
If you don't know Noemie, you should. A Filipina renaissance woman, chanteuse, and someone who knows how to command a kitchen that will churn out food that demands you savor it. She's partnering up with Gin & Juice to put together a luxurious South East-Asian dining experience. 398 RMB per person, they'll have two seatings, one at 6:30pm and the other at 8:30pm. Her flavors are deep, rich, borderline naughty. Definitely recommended for something off the beaten path. If you see her, ask her to sing!
Stop dreading Valentine’s Day and try a laid back, pressure-free date. Enjoying friendly competition in a relaxed, social atmosphere is a great way to enjoy your date’s company while getting to know them. Lounge by Topgolf is the perfect setting for flirty one-on-one time, or even a casual group date. With a great selection of shareable food, refreshing drinks, and a little friendly competition in the form of minigolf this is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination for couples of all ages and relationship stages. The Valentine's Day Romance Package is 888rmb for a two-person 4-Course Sharing Menu with 2 Valentine's Special Drinks and includes unlimited rounds of minigolf.
Jing'an's new wine bar that showcases heavily on special dishes found in kitchens around the world (including some highlight dishes in Shanghai that were favorites) is doing a Valentines set for two. This is a classic wine and dine and sixty... well yea, it's a good deal. Hey friends can go together too. Five of their signature dishes, including their bacon wrapped dates stuffed with marcona almonds and stilton cheese (that you will RAVE about). If Monday doesn't work for ya, or you just want to chase another crowd, they have this special set February 11 to 14th. Don't risk it though, call and book your table at 6219 9005. This is going to fill-up with the local Jing'an crowd that loves wine more than they should.
A lot of you have gotten wasted at the Portman with their free-flow deals. This place has certainly boomed in popularity. Good job Portman Marketing team! Now they are bringing a 298 RMB OYSTER DEAL, YESSS. This is being done in their 1930's Shanghai inspired lounge, fancy. A bottle of Moët & Chandon and freshly imported oysters to get your special someone's engines ready to rumble for a night of rousing romping, why not. Deals available from February 12 to 14 from 5pm to 10.30pm, reservation is A MUST.
Enjoy a romantic Valentine's dinner at Pistolera for 498rmb. The dinner includes 3 courses and any 2 drinks. Available at all Pistolera locations (Xuhui, Shanghai Center, and Jinqiao).
How about a more quiet/ romantic Valentine's dinner at Abbey Road? A Valentine's dinner set at 720rmb for two people, here's another deal below the 1k mark. 4-course with their greek salad, and M5 Ribeye AND a Shrimp pasta, plus dessert. The set comes with 2 glasses of sparkling wine. Available from 4pm to 10pm. Seating is limited, so booking is required.
Oooh! A candlelight dinner option! Breakout star Roma (a casual fine-dining Italian joint if you haven't been) is going deep on the ambiance and offering up a special menu on the big day to celebrate with your SO for 648 RMB for 2 people. Story goes is one day, electricity went out in the restaurant, so they had to light up candles to serve guests. Everyone loved it. So... now their formalizing the affair, perfect for a night of Roma Romance. If you have even a small itch of interest, call now because they will for sure get fully booked. Don't come crying to us, we warned you!
Oooh another candlelit dinner! SakeMate is Shanghai's first dedicated restaurant and bar serving NIKKEI cuisine down by the bund. For a classy, New York vibe with sake, they have you covered with an 888 RMB for two people. Special gifts and roses for the lady guests. They will do a la carte after 9:30pm. Special gifts and roses for the women guests. Call in advance to leave your information. Note: 50% of the total price of the set dinner is requested as a deposit.
The lounge inside that fancy boutique hotel on Nanjing lu is doing a Mediterranean seafood medly for people wanting to stick to a central location for Valentines Day... and well... the hotel is there too if you wanna... 1,314 RMB for two people for the special valentines dinner set. Nice menu, featuring a lobster bisque, apple wood smoked salmon, and tournedos rossini (not exactly seafood, but yum!).
Hidden gem Khan Chacha has opened a new location in the Parkson Mall with a special set menu for two. 588 RMB gets some really nice fusion modern indo-persian dishes 5-courses, that somehow aren't as "heavy" as the traditional flavors of this cuisine category go. The food is outstanding here. Available from 11.30am-2.30pm and 5-9.30pm.
La Scala is that fine dining restaurant inside the Sukhothai that always gets fan-favorite feedback from diners headed by Napoli-born chef Antonio Corsaro. Are they in Michelin yet? One day we bet. Set-menu for two people at 1,688 RMB including an apertif and some refined Italian classics.
Valentine's day is the first big holiday after the Spring Festival and seul&SEUL is counting down. They've prepared a magnificent and romantic 10-course dinner set for you and your loved one to indulge in. Dinner is 1199rmb per person on Feb 13 and 1299rmb per person on Feb 14.
Surprise the love of your life with a Valentine's Day celebration at Ombra, a two-story western restaurant with a local twist in Jiashan Market. They’re hosting a special “Romantic Lovers Set Menu” for two featuring 6-courses. Includes complimentary welcome drinks. Available all day. Be sure to reserve your tables in advance.
Recent singles unite! On thi night, Bar Rouge and Nova Events team up for an Anti Valentines day. Bring a photo of you and your ex and rip it in front of the bartender for a free shot. Party and dance the night away with other recent singles and learn that being free and independent isn't so bad after all.
One of Shanghai’s favorite view bars, Vue on the Bund is hosting a “Sexy & Single” party for people who are either sexy or single but preferably both. Good thing YOU ARE BOTH, my dear. Expect an “elegant cocktail party” kind of vibe with the possibility of meeting someone to take you to one of the dinners listed above later in the week. Advance tickets required. Purchase here. Dress code: We wanna say… Motorhead shirts?
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate love and inclusiveness than with a big party! Funkadeli has 4 very talented female DJs on deck, a drag queen twist, a lottery, and themed decorations.
The Pearl's movie night is back with Valentine's theme on Sunday, Feb 13. Happy hour drink specials run all day. Free admission for the movie. SmartTicket is selling food specials, choose from five types of burgers, a side of fries and a drink for 88rmb, or mussels plus a drink for 88rmb. Movie rundown Grease (1978) at 3pm, Romeo + Juliet (1996) at 5pm, and Titanic (1997) at 7pm.
Valentine’s Day is coming! What can be better than a date night show at The Pearl? Enjoy a lovely night of live music and great food at their Adele and Ed Sheeran Tribute show. They have limited seating available so that you and your loved one can have a nice intimate, romantic event with an amazing set meal prepared by Chef Baidas along with The Red Stars and Dave Stone to set the mood. They have 2 special dinner sets of 888rmb and 1288rmb which includes 2 entrance tickets. Doors and Kitchen open at 6pm, concert starts at 8pm.
This Valentines Day, RIINK is showering everyone with LOVE! A hearty meal, delicate cocktail/mocktail, shiny wheels, and unlimited fun all soaked in their sweetest mix plus live saxophone music by Stranger and DJ IKUIKU. For 388rmb, couples can get lovers skates, snacks, & drinks with big discounts. Their romantic neon-lit venue guarantees you the cutest couple photos and memories for the special evening. And for the single skaters - free candy! It's a win-win for everybody.