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Easy Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas for a Romantic Night In

BY: Carolyn Alterio | Feb 3, 2021

Couple on romantic date

The pandemic is hampering romantic dinners out this Valentine's Day, but just because you can't visit a fancy restaurant doesn't mean you can't still have a showstopper meal. Many delivery services like Omaha Steaks and Whole Foods specialize in luxe ingredients and meals, all delivered right to your door. And at a time when everyone's feeling some financial strain, many companies are running free shipping offers and promo codes to keep your elevated meal affordable. Ready to get started? Just follow Groupon Coupons' tips for creating a romantic dinner that involves little prep and lots of wow factor.  

Set the Mood with Extra-Fancy Appetizers


Since appetizers are meant to be small portions, they're a good place to go all out on luxury—and what's more luxurious than caviar? You can find several varieties at your local Whole Foods Market and have them delivered to your door through Prime Now. And while they're traditionally served atop blini with a dollop of creme fraiche, we love this playful take using root chips. Savings tip: Whole Foods frequently offers discounts for Prime Members. Check with your location.

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Turn up the Heat with a Grilled Entree


Cut down on your prep work by opting for a No Reservation Porterhouse Steak Package from Omaha Steaks. It comes with everything you need for a romantic dinner in for two, including two porterhouse steaks and lobster mac & cheese, with simple cooking instructions: just grill the steaks and pop the lobster mac & cheese in the oven. Savings tip: Get 10% off your order when you sign up for emails.

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End on a Sweet Note with Dessert


The hard part is over. You have fed your beloved and they are appreciatively patting their stomachs while marveling at your cooking skills. But don't be fooled, your job isn't finished yet. You still need that singular bite that will end this entire night on a sweet note. Enter: chocolate-covered strawberries from Edible Arrangements. They taste decadent but are fruit-focused enough to cancel out any guilt. Savings tip: get $10 off your $59+ order with code AFFL1059.

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And Don't Forget the Wine


No romantic dinner's complete without something to toast to your love with. Find out your partner's preference—be it a full-bodied red, fruity white, or extra-dry bubbly—and make sure it complements your meal. Bonus points if you pick up a few bottles and turn it into a wine pairing. Savings tip: new customers get $20 off $100+ orders with promo code NEW2021