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Made Valentine’s Day Plans Yet? Oxford, Mississippi Is for Lovers!


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, like it or love it (or not). Luckily, for all you foodies out there (or those of you whose lover is a foodie) Oxford restaurants truly embrace the holiday with special pre-fixe menus that are sure to spark your passion. If food-themed gifts are more your vibe, you can place an order for some elegant treats to tantalize your sweetie. Below are some of our best picks for Valentine’s Day dinners in Oxford.

Chancellor’s Grill – Situated inside the Chancellor’s House hotel at the corner of University Avenue and South Lamar, Chancellor’s Grill is a swank choice for those who want to go all-out for their honey. Click here to take a look at their mouth-watering pre-fixe menu. Or for a more casual encounter, enjoy the same menu in the Lobby Lounge. Call for reservations (662) 371-1400 or book online here.

City Grocery – A place that has become nearly as iconic as the historic Courthouse building itself, this restaurant is sure to book up well before the big day.  So call soon at (662) 232-8080 or book online here.

GRIT Taylor – Just a short, scenic drive to Taylor (only 20 minutes or less!) you will find a treasure of a restaurant nestled within the Plein Air community. GRIT will be offering a melt-your-heart five-course pre-fixe menu, with an option for wine pairing. Check out the beautiful menu here. Call them at (662) 638-3922 to book your table.

Main Event/City Grocery Catering – Main Event is the City Grocery Restaurant Group catering company, and they have some fabulous gift boxes available. Add a little flavor to your special day with some tasty selections from their pastry kitchen. View the order form here and call at 662-234-9300 or email to place your order. 

Saint Leo Although Saint Leo is walk-in only, a Valentine’s Day at Oxford’s Favorite Place for a First Date (voted by our readers in the Townies this year!) is guaranteed to be a hot date. Visit their website to learn more about this much-buzzed restaurant.

Snackbar – An intimate, off-the-Square restaurant for all the lovers of all things “Bubba brasserie.” Award-winning chef Vishwesh Bhatt will be sure to wow your darling with a delicious meal on February 14.  Call for reservations (662) 236-6363 or book online here.

Stella – Executive Chef Johnny Kirk believes that “Earth to table” is more than a catch phrase. Stella uses fresh ingredients from their farm, Third Plate Pastures, and will be offering a tantalizing four-course pre-fixe meal on Valentine’s Day. Take a peek here, then call (662) 380-5047 to make a reservation, or book online here.

And of course, what is Valentine’s Day without some pretty flowers? We recommend calling Bette’s Flowers at (662) 234-6717, or stop by the shop at 1798 University Avenue to take care of your non-food gift needs!





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