112109: Atlantic City Announces Valentine’s Day Specials

Looking for some Valentine’s Day fun in the Atlantic City area? We just received this rundown of special packages, from hotel offerings to romantic restaurant specials, from the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority:

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, January 21, 2009 – If romantic trysts, steamy love affairs and searches for singles are on tap for Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place to celebrate than the city that’s “always turned on.” Atlantic City is toasting lovers with romantic hotel packages, lavish events and special prix fixe dinners from some of the destination’s hottest locales.


The Absecon Lighthouse is hosting “An Evening of Romance and Renewal” from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Couples will have the opportunity to “make out” with their loved one in the lighthouse tower with catered aphrodisiacs on each level while dancing to romantic DJ spins. An on-site minister will conduct a vow renewal at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $100 per couple. Proceeds benefit education programs at the Absecon Lighthouse. For more information or to RSVP, please call (609) 449-1360 or visit An accompanying hotel package at The Chelsea is also available for $175 per couple including tickets to this event. To book, please call The Chelsea at (800) 548-3030 or visit

Everyone’s favorite elephant, Lucy, a historic 65-foot tall wooden monument built in 1881 and the world’s largest pachyderm, will play host to a romantic evening of dining and live music on February 14. A gourmet dinner will be prepared by award-winning chefs from Philadelphia and New Hope, complete with choice of five appetizers, five entrees, two sides, dessert and coffee. Each couple will receive a complimentary champagne toast in addition to a rose for ladies and bag of peanuts for gentlemen. Weather permitting, photos will be taken atop Lucy as a keepsake. Two seatings are available for 20 couples each. The cost is $245 per couple, plus $40 gratuity with a portion being tax deductible. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (609) 823-6473 or logging onto the website at

The Pier Shops at Caesars will host a complimentary Valentine’s Weekend Reception on Friday and Saturday nights, February 13 and 14. Live entertainment, champagne bars and specialty chocolates will be available to shoppers on the third floor restaurant level. Special offers from retailers will also be showcased. Seven gourmet restaurants are located on level three of the Pier Shops, many of which will offer Valentine’s cocktails and cuisine. Stephen Starr’s Buddakan and Continental will feature the regular à la carte menu with chef specials throughout the weekend. A special Kamasutra cocktail at Buddakan and Cupid’s Arrow at Continental will supplement the drink menus. For more information, please visit

On February 6, The Quarter at the Tropicana is partnering with SoJO 104.9 FM for a live on-air Kissing Contest with host, Chris Knight. The broadcast will air from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and the contest kicks off promptly at 4:00 p.m. Winners are decided based on longest kiss. They will receive an overnight package at the Tropicana for Valentine’s night. For more information, please visit or call (800) THE-TROP.

Resorts Atlantic City will offer a “Dinner and Disco” menu at Gallagher’s Steakhouse on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. The three-course, prix fixe menu for two includes admission to Resorts’ hit 70s and 80s dance club, Boogie Nights. Following a sumptuous dinner paired with sparkling wine, guests are invited to dance the night away during a non-stop party featuring disco, pop and dance hits spun by DJ Gabor Kiss. This event is available for $160 per couple. For reservations, please call (609) 340-6555.

Hotel Packages

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s “Bring Sexy Back” package includes a one-night stay in an Opus Suite, champagne upon arrival, chocolate and strawberries at turndown, guaranteed reservations at one of the Borgata’s gourmet restaurants, a $250 spa credit for two at Spa Toccare and late check out at 1:00 p.m. the following day. This package is available for the night of February 14 only at a starting rate of $2,000 based on double occupancy. For reservations at Borgata, please call (866) MYBORGATA or visit

For an intimate getaway, the Chelsea Pub & Inn is offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend Special on the nights of Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. The package includes two nights of accommodations for two people, a bottle of champagne, a long-stemmed red rose, dinner for two served in the main dining room on Friday night including wine or sparkling cider, two complimentary drink cards and continental breakfast each morning. Dinner features Traditional Onion Soup, choice of Coquilles St. Jacques or Beef Bourguignon, Green Leaf Salad and Chocolate Cake for dessert. The entire package is available for $250 per couple plus tax. Other amenities may be added such as assorted regional candies and a bouquet of flowers for an additional charge. To book, please call (609) 345-4700 or visit

The “Sweetheart Special” at Inn The Gardens B&B is available throughout the month of February and features a two-night stay at the charming hideaway, flowers, sparkling cider and chocolates for $220 per couple. The Deluxe package upgrade is offered at $240 per couple in the Daybreak Room. To book, please call (609) 399-0800 or visit

Trump Plaza is offering a deluxe room for two, prix fixe menu at Roberto’s or Max’s, including a bottle of Pomerey Brut champagne, turndown service and continental in-room breakfast for Valentine’s weekend. The package is available at $479 based on double occupancy. To book, please call (800) 677-7378 or visit the website at Romantics who wish to dine only can do so at Roberto’s, where the “Lover’s Dinner” menu consists of Seared Sea Scallops, Caesar Salad, Chateaubriand for Two and Chocolate Fondue. Max’s “Lover’s Dinner” features Lobster Phyllo, Hearts of Bibb Salad, Chateaubriand for Two and Bailey’s Ice Cream Cake. Both include a bottle of champagne and coffee drinks, all for $140 per couple. Restaurant reservations can be made by calling (609) 441-7820.

The Water Club, A Signature Hotel by Borgata, will ignite passion with its Immerse & Indulge package starting at $3,000 based on double occupancy. Available on February 14 only, the package includes one night in a Hideaway Suite, a passion kit in-room amenity, $400 spa credit for two at Immersion, an in-room tasting trio of aphrodisiacs upon arrival with champagne, guaranteed reservations at one of the property’s gourmet restaurants and late check out at 1:00 p.m. For reservations at The Water Club, please call (800) 800-8817 or visit

Romantic Restaurant Specials

The Atlantic City Country Club, with its roaring fireplaces, glowing candlelight and sweeping skyline views, is considered one of the most romantic spots in the city for Valentine’s Day. Couples may enjoy strolling violins, lovers delight dinner specials and complimentary roses for the ladies all weekend long. On February 13 and 14, dinner will be served from 5 p.m. with entrees beginning at $16. The Club’s legendary Sunday Brunch will also be available on February 15. For reservations, call (609) 236-4465.

East Bay Crab & Grille’s Valentine’s menu is available through February 28. In addition to the regular menu, dinner for two with Colossal King Crab or Filet Mignon is priced at $79 for two people. Also included are a salad course, seafood appetizer, vegetable side dishes and dessert. Award-winning Santa Ema Chilean wine is also available for an additional $12. Reservations can be made by calling (609) 272-7721.

The Palm, located in The Quarter at Tropicana, is for lovers this Valentine’s Day. A three-course lobster dinner for two for only $125 per couple is available from February 9 through February 15. Couples may toast each other with a glass of Mumm Napa Brut Prestige champagne while sharing a 4-pound Nova Scotia Lobster and one Palm family-style side dish. Dessert choices include Key Lime Pie, World Famous Cheesecake and Molten Chocolate Cake. To schedule a reservation, please call (609) 344-7256 or visit

Graham Weber, Executive Chef of Seaview Resort & Spa, has unveiled a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s menu (February 14 only) for an incredible value of $35 per person. A wine pairing is also available for an additional $18 per person. The comprehensive menu highlights a variety of soups, salads, desserts and entrees including Osso Bucco Milanese, Organic Herb Rubbed Atlantic Salmon, Duck Confit Cassoulet and Filet Mignon & Crab Stuffed Shrimp. To make a reservation, please call the Seaview Resort & Spa at (609) 652-1800.

Three of the gourmet dining options at Showboat Atlantic City are offering delectable prix fixe Valentine’s menus on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14. For $29.99 per person, House of Blues Restaurant’s menu consists of several appetizer and entrée choices such as Chicken Tortilla Soup, Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb, Mardi Gras Crab Cakes and Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. The French Quarter Buffet will host a lavish Valentine’s Feast for $25.99 per person including a glass of champagne. Guests may indulge in everything from Crawdads and Tasso Ham Etouffee and Low Country Shrimp Sautee to Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy and Brioche Crusted Tilapia with Champagne Cream. Mansion Café’s three-course menu includes a House Salad, Stuffed 6 oz. Lobster Tail Creole and Chocolate Fudge Cake Sundae for $24.99 per person. To book a reservation at the restaurants at Showboat, please call (609) 343-4000.

Two of Trump Marina’s gourmet restaurants have unveiled special three-course menus just for Valentine’s Day on the night of February 14. DJ’s Steakhouse invites guests to feast on a Lobster Martini appetizer followed by Filet Mignon Wrapped in Applewood Bacon and Chocolate Truffle Bavarian to finish. Harborview is serving Baked Stuffed Long Stem Artichokes with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Grilled Veal Medallions and Mediterranean Shrimp with Lemon Risotto and White Chocolate Tiramisu Heart with Caramelized Strawberries. Each prix fixe option is available for $110 per couple and includes a bottle of champagne. Reservations can be made by calling the Trump Marina at (609) 441-2000.

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