Valentine's Day Dining in Cattaraugus County

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to eat out, second only to Mother’s Day according to some sources.  Whether you’re one half of a couple or spending it single with friends, Cattaraugus County has great dining options from intimate and romantic to fun and flirty.  Most prepare a special menu and décor for this special occasion to welcome customers in for celebrating love found and cherished over the years, or for those still searching.  Here are some suggestions to help you plan the perfect date.  Remember, reservations are always a great idea!

Studies show that couples prefer international Valentines dishes. 
Villagio in Ellicottville - comfortable environment, large portions, relaxed Italian dining. 
Ravyn and Robyn in Olean - immerse yourself in Italy, scratch made Italian cuisine and wine to pair. 
Angees Restaurant in Olean – fine Italian Cuisine since 1948 – can’t go wrong there. 
Rafi’s Platter in Olean - something for everyone offering a variety of ethnic cuisine—Pakistani, Italian, Greek, Lebanese.
Tandoor Taste of India in Olean – authentic Indian cuisine with exotic dishes, attentive service and excellent value. 
Mirchi Bar-N’-Grill in Olean – meaning chili pepper, which is also used in pretty much every seasoning and dish prepared here. 
El Sombrero in Olean – Over 200 classic Mexican and Tex-Mex menu items. 
Brother’s Bistro in Olean – American and Mediterranean Cuisine. 

Tried and True.
Hide-A-Way in Steamburg – this is a cute and inviting place.  Check for updated hours in Feb. 
Nic-L-Inn in Frewsburg is offering Surf & Turf, French Onion Prime Rib, Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu and wine specials for Valentine’s Day. 
Sprague’s Maple Farms and Restaurant in Portville – who doesn’t love Sprague’s?
Dina’s Restaurant in Ellicottville – for the health-conscious clientele. 
Beef ‘N Barrel in Olean – known as the best beef around and rated among the highest quality of restaurants in the area.
John Harvard’s Brew House in Holiday Valley – with a view that simply can’t be beat. 
Ellicottville Brewing Company in Ellicottville – voted one of the best bars & brewpubs in New York State.

Fun with Friends.
Union Whiskey in Olean – industrial-type feel to this bar that is new and extremely popular.  Fun specialty drinks!
Hughes Hotel in Little Valley – fun atmosphere, good food. 
The Bear Brick in Little Valley – large dance floor or pool tables to mingle over. 
Balloon’s Restaurant & Night Club in Ellicottville – only night club in the area with TWO dance floors. 
Wildwood Grill & Saloon in Salamanca – get there early for $1 draft & well drink from 3-7pm. 
Hammerback Bar & Grill at Good Times of Olean – offers a wide variety of specialty drinks and bowling next door.
Thunder Mountain Buffet in Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino – more than 100 items to choose from in this all-you-can-eat buffet. 

Steak Lover’s Unite!
Western Door Steakhouse in Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino – offering Oysters Rockefeller, Asparagus and Almond Salad, an 8 ox. Filet Mignon King Louie, and Baked Seafood Brochette for Valentine’s Day
Myer’s Steakhouse in Salamanca – fabulous steak and fresh seafood in a cozy lodge style setting. 
Zollinger’s Restaurant (South Dayton Hotel) in South Dayton – known for their steak dinner for the last four generations!
The Point at Good Times of Olean – Upscale dining options, specializing in steak and seafood dishes. 

Or make a delicious, organic, non-GMO, locally grown meal for fine dining at home, by stopping by M’Organic Market in Allegany. 

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