Enjoy special Valentine’s menu items this weekend: Mendham, Chester

CHESTER, NJ — With Valentine’s Day approaching, restaurants in and around Mendham and Chester are offering food and drink specials, as well as regular fare.

The Black Horse Tavern and Pub at 1 Main Street in Mendham is offering lunch or dinner reservations, as well as its takeaway Valentine’s Day package, daily until Monday. Meal for two includes a bottle of Prosecco and four courses. Start the meal with a salad of beets and goat cheese with a champagne vinaigrette. The second course is a seafood duo with jumbo prawns and seared sesame tuna. Two six-ounce filet mignons with potato and spinach gratin make up the entrée. The red velvet cake with strawberry chutney completes the romantic meal. Call to order at 973-543-7300. Pub dinner reservations can also be made online here.

The Redwoods Grill and Bar at 459 Main Street in Chester is open until Monday for lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers regular and extensive menus for lunch, dinner, gluten-free menus, children’s menus, desserts and specialty drinks. Specialty hors d’oeuvres for lunch include wood-grilled shrimp and raw seafood selections. There are decadent sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees to choose from. Filet Mignon, Chairmans Reserve Black Angus Ribeye and Chilean basil-crusted sea bass are among the mains. Thai prawns with rice noodles, is a gluten-free menu standard. Chocolate fondant, vanilla crème brûlée and warm seasonal fruit crisp are perfect to share with that special someone. Specialty cocktails include the bourbon-ginger cosmos, the “lazy” lavender martini, and the thyme-vanilla martini. See all restaurant menus here and call for reservations and information at 908-879-7909.

Fresco Mexican at 137 Main Street in Chester offers in-person casual dining – including outdoor seating – take-out and take-out. Check out the restaurant’s daily specials. Appetizers include freshly made guacamole with fries and soup. There are tacos, quesadillas, burritos, chimichangas, and other specialties on the menu. Call 908-955-7222 for more information or view the full menu here.

Aoyama in Mendham at 86 East Main St. offers a range of Chinese and Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki dishes, tempura and more. See the full menu here. Call for lunch or dinner reservations at 973-543-9700.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing Valentine’s meal at home? Stop by Chester Meat Market at 27 Main Street for a selection of quality meats to make a dinner special. Specialties include premium, premium beef, all-natural chicken and turkey, all-American lamb, Grade A pork, sirloin burgers and more. Visit the market site here or call to place an order at 908-879-7523.

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