This Is Boise’s Valentines Day Guide 2023

This Is Boise’s Valentines Day Guide 2023

by Aaron McFarland

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to start planning the perfect evening for you and your special someone. There is a wide range of Valentine’s Day activities from a romantic dinner to comedy to naming a cockroach after your partner (yes, that’s a thing) or even touring the Old Penitentiary to hear love letters from the past.

There is something for everyone this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re looking to indulge in fine dining or experience something new. This Is Boise has compiled a list of special restaurant menus and our top activities in Boise, so you can focus on making unforgettable memories.

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Restaurants

Valentine’s Terroir “Supper Club”

Hyde Park Fine Wines

Hyde Park Fine Wines and Terroir have partnered to bring you a fun and exclusive dining experience. Each week, the culinary team Chef Nate Whitley and Rémi Courcenet (both formerly of the Modern Hotel) will serve a seasonal three-course family-style meal in the private back room at Hyde Park Fine Wines.

Butcher Block Valentine’s Day At Home via Chandler’s

Chandler’s Steakhouse and Seafood

For those that want to have a nice evening in for Valentine’s Day while still enjoying an excellent restaurant quality meal at home from one of Boise’s most highly regarded restaurants, Chandlers Steakhouse & Seafood is offering a Butcher Block home meal kit to cook with your loved one at home, featuring a full 3-course meal with sides. Must order by February 9th.

Apericena on 13th

A Valentine’s Day Treat

Apericena on 13th

Treat yourself and your plus one to a special Valentine’s Day treat at Apericena on 13th. Apericena is located in the big yellow house in Hyde Park featuring casual, upscale European dining with a focus on organic, local ingredients and seasonality. Reservations now available.

Five Course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Coa de Jima

Coa de Jima

Coa De Jima is hosting a special five course prix fixe dinner is $130 per person and includes a dozen roses per couple and custom poetry for your date.

The Lively

A Lively Valentine’s Dinner

The Lively

Join The Lively for a three-course Valentine’s Day pre-fixe menu for you and your loved one. The Lively is offering a traditional caviar service add-on for two to your celebration. Also available to enhance your meal, they offer curated wine pairings. See the course menu and make reservations at the link below.

Valentine’s Dinner for Two at Richard’s


Richard’s restaurant in Hyde Park is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for two for just $100 from February 11th through Valentine’s Day. Learn more at the link below.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dinner at the Local

The Local

The Local presents Valentine’s Dinner featuring a four-course menu. Choose an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert for $100 per person. Add a wine pairing with each course for $25. Reservations required.


Barbacoa Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner


Local favorite Barbacoa is hosting a four-course prix fixe menu with one dozen roses per couple and custom poetry for your date!

Edge Brewing Co. Valentine’s Dinner

Edge Brewing Company

Take your Sweetheart to Edge Brewing Company for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Delicious foods paired with incredible beers will be sure to have your tastebuds dancing on edge. Each Dinner Ticket includes a complimentary Huckleberry Kiss Champagne Cocktail & a four-course meal with four drink pairings. You may choose between a Surf & Turf Menu or a Vegan Menu.

Valentine’s Weekend at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

Treat your special someone to four courses of fondue including premium cheeses, amazing entrées and delicious chocolate and a toast of champagne or sparkling cider. Be sure to book your table today — Valentine’s reservations will go quickly! We also have several romance experiences that are sure to win you some extra brownie points this Valentine’s Day.

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Other Valentine’s Day Activities

Romancing the Pen

Old Idaho Penitentiary

Looking for something other than roses or chocolates this Valentine’s Day? The Old Idaho Penitentiary is offering a unique alternative to your typical V-Day dates. Stroll through the site, snuggle up with your Valentine and find the true meaning of “ball and chain,” with special exhibits on love stories and love letters from the Idaho State Penitentiary, as well as complimentary guided tours throughout the day.

Love On The Rocks – Valentine’s Comedy Show

The Knitting Factory

Join The Knitting Factory for a night of laughter as they navigate one of life’s most challenging topics – LOVE. Enjoy a cool and kooky vibe of fresh comedy acts, including a variety of performance elements using multi-media, music, and whatever random props come out of the woodwork. Megan McCaleb performs, with guests Austin Von Johnson and Bree Jones.

Boise Single & Mingle Valentine’s Day

Payette Brewing Co.

Join Payette Brewing Co. as they welcome Boise Single & Mingle for a night of fun, with like-minded humans, Valentine’s Day themed games, GNL Trivia, and of course BEER! Enjoy meeting new friends, along with Valentine’s Day drink specials, $1 off Anytimers Le’Boise & Aura Guava Hibiscus Sour!

Name a Cockroach – Boise Zoo

Name a Zoo Boise Cockroach

Zoo Boise

Show your love by naming a Zoo Boise cockroach after that special someone, your best friend, or your favorite family member. After purchasing, we will email you the certificate and add the name to our website. Cockroach names must be approved by Zoo Boise staff. The cost is only $20!

Valentine’s Tango at The Warehouse

The Warehouse

Romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love, and dance brings those very qualities to life. Argentine tango – elegant, intimate, and oftentimes flirty – is the perfect dance to experience with a significant other. Come down and learn to dance the tango as a couple – you’ll laugh, deepen your connection, and pick up a new skill in the process!

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