Geist Gets Romantic: Where to eat on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day might mean cards and gifts of candy and flowers, but for many it is a day to enjoy a romantic meal. The holiday of love has roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival. In the Middle Ages this old tradition merged with stories of different saints named Valentine, and a new holiday was born. Whether you are planning to celebrate with a candlelit dinner for two, a meal with the kids or by taking a stash of sweet baked goods home, you can feast in style, right here in Geist.
Henri and Shelley Najem, owners of Bella Vita Lakeside.
Bella Vita Lakeside Grille
11699 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis
Diners can choose from the open menu or order a couples package that includes an appetizer, two entrees, dessert and champagne. The Aberdeen Trio will play older Motown songs and light jazz.
Dawn Yates, Randy De John and Rosa LeBeau at Casler’s Kitchen & Bar are planning a special Valentine’s menu for couples.
Casler’s Kitchen & Bar
11501 Geist Pavilion Drive, Fishers
A high-energy dance band playing cover songs will entertain diners and revelers on Valentine’s Day.
Dave Stringer and Scott Foster plan on serving up a special Valentine’s Day dinner for couples.
Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill at Geist
11693 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis/Geist
Eddy’s promises a “really nice” couples dinner with an appetizer, two entrees and dessert. The casual restaurant is family friendly.
Jill McGlinchey anxiously awaits their family’s first Valentine’s Day dinner since purchasing the Gathering at Geist last year.
The Gathering Bistro & Pub
11705 Fox Road, Indianapolis
This fine and casual dining spot has a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two with a choice of two soups, two salads, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts.
9755 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis
The 21-and-over restaurant is planning a Valentine’s Day menu with specials for the evening, as well as dine-in and takeout items.
The Grill II
6621 W. Broadway, Suite 100, McCordsville
Looking for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day? Grownups will be able to relax and enjoy a meal and full bar while the kids keep busy in the mini arcade.
Brothers Craig and Ryan Stonebraker of Murphys PubHouse.
11650 Olio Road, Fishers
Valentine’s Day will feature a specialty dessert done up all fun and yummy, and the ladies will receive a rose. Reservations are welcome.
How about some scrumptious Italian food with a glass of Chianti? Puccini’s at the Geist Marina is a good place for dinner with your sweetie.
Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizza
11695 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis
The gluten-free pizza restaurant will offer its regular menu on Valentine’s Day. With pizza, pasta, beer and wine, there is something for everyone.
Sweets for your sweetie
Looking for something special to take home? One of these confections will be sure to please any sweet tooth.
The Bakery & Delicatessen at Geist
8150 Oaklandon Road, Suite 114, Indianapolis
The pastry chefs will prepare heart-shaped flourless chocolate cakes and cheesecakes for two. Valentine’s Day cookies and cupcakes will also be available for your special evening.
8487 Union Chapel Road, Suite 440, Indianapolis
Pastries for sharing with your sweetie are specially decorated for the holiday with toppings and frosting. Choose from a package of Cupcake Love with four Valentine’s treats, a Mini-Smooch Box with 12 tiny cupcakes, two kinds of cheesecake or a chocolate chip cookie sandwich filled with pink frosting. The special treats are available from Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 15.