Valentine's Day is sneaking up quickly, and it's time to start making plans. Whether you and your significant other are planning it together, or you are planning to surprise, if you want the best you need to start now! Here's a list of the best local restaurants in Tyler to celebrate this upcoming Valentine's Day.

Jakes Tyler

Treat your significant other to a nice rooftop dinner for Valentine’s Day. Overlook downtown Tyler while having a romantic dinner with the one you love. Don’t forget dessert! Check out the menu and everything that Jakes has to offer.

Rick's On the Square

Rick's has become one of the hottest places in Tyler. Not only is everything on their menu fantastic, but they have a great choice of drinks and have great music playing while you eat. Check out the menu here.


This place is definitely an entertaining place for dinner. Not only is the food and sushi amazing, but they cook it all right in front of you and give you a show. This place will definitely be crowded, so make reservations! Get information for both Shogun locations in Tyler here.

Villa Montez

Villa Montez usually gets left out in the hustle and bustle of restaurant options. It isn't in the middle of town, but this restaurant is worth the short drive down Highway 64 East. There isn't another restaurant in town with the Latin menu options that Villa has. If you are looking for something tasty and out of the norm, this is the place. Check out the Villa Montez unique Latin menu options here.

Lago Del Pino 

Lago del Pino is one of Tyler's newest hot spots. The atmosphere mixed with a unique menu has everyone talking. If you and your honey are looking for somewhere new, this would absolutely be the place. Check out all that Lago has to offer.


Since Julian's made the move to Old Jacksonville Highway and became Juls, it has quickly become one of Tyler's hottest restaurant options. With two levels, a great bar and a killer patio overlooking a small lake, Juls is the perfect romantic getaway. Click here to check out Juls' menu.

Kiepersol Estates

Great steaks in a nice, rustic atmosphere is what awaits you at Kiepersol Estates. You'll have to make the drive to Bullard for this one, but it's worth it. Check out their menu here.

Dakotas Steak & Chop House

If you've ever been to Dakotas, you know about their steaks. The restaurant looks pretty unassuming on the outside -- it's in a shopping center next to Office Max in Tyler, but the food and atmosphere on the inside is fantastic. It's worth a trip, so make your reservations now. Click here to check out their menu.

Cork. Food & Drink

Cork. offers one of the most unique menus in Tyler, and you can experience the greatness that is Valentine's Day in their modern, upscale location with good drinks and great food. They offer a big variety, from sushi to steak and other great options. Click here to see their menu.

Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant

From seafood, to steaks and more, Bernard's is a perfect local option to have a romantic night out with your Valentine. And just like the rest of our choices here, you need to make your reservations now. Click here to see the menu.