Gwen Fowler



Restaurants have something special planned for you and your sweetie

Posted 2/13/2013 2:59:00 PM

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to dine in a restaurant.

In fact, it is the second most popular day for a restaurant meal, second only to Mother’s Day, according to the National Restaurant Association.

How do you choose which restaurant? The association says 42 percent pick their favorite restaurant or their companion’s favorite restaurant.

Chances are, your favorite spot will be busy so you want to make reservations as soon as possible.

Here are the specials a few restaurants around South Carolina are offering for the romantic day.

High Cotton Greenville is offering a special three-course menu for $60, with several choices for the starter, appetizer and dessert. Main courses include lobster-crusted filet mignon, sea scallops, duck breast or a pork chop from Bethel Trails Farm in Gray Court.

The special menu at The Brandon House in York includes a first course of baked brie with mixed greens, raspberry vinaigrette and candied walnuts; seared scallops; and warm chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and poached strawberries for dessert.

Bistro 90 in Longs (near North Myrtle Beach) is offering a five-course fixed menu for $59 per person on Feb. 14-16. It begins with a fruit and artisan cheese course. There’s a choice of appetizers, followed by soup or salad. Entrée choices include a lobster tail, filet mignon, sea bass or veal porterhouse. The dessert is white chocolate strawberry bread pudding.

At Hampton’s in Sumter, a five-course menu is offered for $60 per person, and MoMo’s Bistro in Columbia is serving a four-course dinner for $80 per couple, with a $20 wine pairing.