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Heart these Valentine's Day plans from downtown in 2022

Love isn't just at first sight or something tangible. It's felt with the heart. If you need a gift or experience to show your sweetheart, friend, or family member just how much you care, here are some ways downtown businesses can help you express your feelings this Valentine's Day!

  Date night specials

Extend this loving season by taking your sweetie to a pre-Valentine's date night.


  Valentine's Day meals

The way to the heart is through the stomach, and when you plan for these Valentine's meals, it's like a shortcut!

  • Chez Bojji's specialty Valentine's menu
    • Menu: Come enjoy an evening of love with us at Chez Bojji. We will have a special menu and specialty cocktails and mocktails.
    • Dates: February 14, 2022 at Chez Bojji
  • Olde Brick House's exclusive Valentine's menu
    • Menu: Enjoy a three course meal with your choice of appetizer, two entrees, and dessert.
    • Dates: February 11-14, 2022 at Olde Brick House
  • People's Food Co-op Valentine's dinner for two
    • Menu: Spinach artichoke lasagna, mixed green salad, and mini red velvet bundt cake
    • Price: $23
    • To order: call People's Food Co-op at 507-289-9061, ext. 3041 by February 9, 2022
    • More information: See page 14 of this Garlic Press newsletter
  • ThaiPop one-of-a-kind tasting menu
    • Menu: Dinner includes seven courses + a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail.
    • Price: $80 per person
    • Dates: February 14-17, 2022 at ThaiPop
    • More information: Make reservations online here.
  • Terza Ristorante
    • Menu: Treat your valentine to some wonderful food and drinks! Lobster gnocchi small plate, porterhouse florentine, black cod with caponata, and chocolate truffles. From the bar we have two featured drinks: Lovers Lane and Mi Amor.
    • Dates: February 11-14, 2022 at Terza Ristorante
    • More information: Make reservations online here.

  Romantic atmospheres

Rekindle the flame with your partner by making a reservation at one of these hot spots in downtown.

In the mood for something more casual? Try any of these downtown restaurants to find our perfect vibe.


  Sweet gifts

Find a way to say "I love you" with a one-of-a-kind gift from a downtown business.

  • Get 20 percent off full selection of fine wines during the People's Food Co-op wine sale February 12-13, 2022.
  • Find fine chocolates and sweets from Chocolate Oasis or Chocolaterie Stam, which offers chocolate-covered strawberries in orders of one, six, or 12.
  • If coffee is your love language, then you’re in luck! Receive a free coffee voucher to Cafe Steam when you spend $50 or more at Threshold Arts.
  • Sweet(Art) Pop-Up Sale February 9-13 at the Rochester Art Center will spread the love! All visitors will receive 10 percent off purchases in the Art Center’s Gallery Shop. Check out our selection of hand-made local art and gifts for your sweetheart like jewelry, pottery, and paintings. Want an even sweeter deal when visiting? Show proof of purchase from one of our neighboring downtown businesses to get $2 off the regular admission price.
  • Let love bloom by picking up a bouquet of fresh flowers from Tulips & Truffles Florist.
  • Make the day sparkle with something that glistens from any of these downtown shops with jewelry.
  • Pop a little bubbly to celebrate Valentine's Day with something from Tessa's Office: Wine & Spirits Boutique.
  • Make a Valentine to show up much you care with handmade Valentine kits from Neon Green Studio.
  • Looking for something totally unique as your Valentine? Check out Tangerine Gifts' selection of cards, gifts, and more!

If you're looking for a specific gift, you'll likely be able to find it at a downtown Rochester shop! Check out the variety of specialties at these stores.


  Special events

Whether they are your significant other or a special friend, the day with them doing something you both will love.


  Find out what else is happening in downtown Rochester with our events calendar.