The problem is, it seems like everyone has the same idea and the interminable wait for a table can ruin any romantic intentions.
But one restaurant chain has come to the rescue.
Thursday (February 13) through Sunday (February 16), guests can indulge in shrimp and blue crab ravioli (with champagne citrus cream sauce, tomatoes, romano cheese and micro mirepoix greens) or Dijon mint-crusted rack of lamb (pictured above, with roasted red pepper polenta cakes, ratatouille and marsala sauce), while sipping some sparkling strawberry sangria (Freixenet sparkling wine, fresh strawberries, orange, lemon and lime).
For dessert, the chain is offering a homemade strawberry cheesecake jar, with graham cracker crumble and fresh strawberry compote.
Then beginning on Monday (February 17), the chain plans is bringing back its popular Girl Scout Thin Mint milkshake. For every shake the chain sells, it will donate $1 to local Girl Scout troops.
The shake, made with vanilla bean ice cream blended with Thin Mint cookies and topped with whipped cream, will be available through March 27.
Inland Empire Lazy Dog locations include Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula.