You have your gift (or at least have it narrowed down)--now to choose the Valentine’s Day dining experience that best reflects your taste and lifestyle. We have come up with a list of Downtown La Grande’s finest and most fabulous restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops to help you decide.
Benchwarmers Pub and Grill – 210 Depot Street. Hours: 11 AM – 12 AM Monday through Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday. 541-963-9597. benchwarmerspubandgrill.com
Benchwarmers is known as a great place for food, drinks, and a good time with friends. Bring your group Valentine’s Day celebration in for a fun night!
Brother Bear Café -- 1009 Adams Avenue. Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM (Tuesday through Saturday), closed Sunday and Monday). 971-806-9651. Facebook.
Valentine’s Day breakfast—a winner idea. There are breakfast burritos, fantastic pastries, great coffee, and if breakfast is too early, they do a stellar lunch!
Bud Jackson’s Eatery and Taps – 2209 Adams Avenue. Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 AM – 12 AM, Thursday through Sunday 7 AM – 12 AM. 541-962-7858. budjacksons.com.
Bud’s is famous for great food, family friendly dining, a full-service lounge with late night dancing, pool tables, and music. Make a night of it!
Cock and Bull Villa Roma – 1414 Adams Avenue, #2. Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM (Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday). 541-963-0573. Facebook.
The valley’s foremost Italian/American cuisine. A perfect place for a family Valentine’s Day dinner—molto bene!
Golden Crown – 1116 Adams Avenue. Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM, all week. 541-963-5907.
Asian fusion at its absolute peak. So many choices—all wonderful. Spend your Valentine’s Day exploring the bounty!
JaxDog Café and Books – 1305 Adams Avenue. Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Tuesday through Saturday), closed Sunday and Monday. 541-624-5888. jaxdogcafeandbooks.shopsettings.com
Known for hearty and healthy homemade soups, quiche, salads, and weekly entrée specials, this is THE place to take your literary Valentine!
The Landing -- 1501 Adams Avenue. Hours: Breakfast 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Wednesday through Sunday. Dinner: 5-8 PM (Tuesday through Saturday). 541-663-1501. lagrandelandinghotel.com
Probably the perfect Valentine’s getaway at home in La Grande, or just have a romantic dinner with your special someone. Tres magnifique!
Le Bebe Cakes Bakery – 1101 Washington Avenue. Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM (Tuesday through Saturday), 10 AM – 3 PM (Sunday and Monday). 541-968-2253. lebebecakes.com
An elegant selection of cookies, cupcakes, and Nanaimo bars, along with luncheon items and specialty coffees. They also sell a distinguished line of teas.
The Local – 1508 Adams Avenue. Hours: 6 AM – 9 PM (all week). 541-805-0414. localcoffeecream.com
Start your Valentines’ day off with a delicious cup of specialty coffee and a tasty pastry. Power through the rest of the day!
Long Branch Bar and Eats – 208 Depot Street. Hours: 11 AM – 12 AM Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday. 541-963-9442. longbranchbarandeats.com.
The Long Branch is famous for its home-style cooking with reasonably priced food and drinks, and it’s open into the night for late night Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Mamacitas International Grill – 2003 4th Street. Hours: 11:30 AM – 2 PM, 4:30 PM – 9 PM Tuesday through Friday, 4:30 – 9 PM Saturday, closed Sunday. 541-963-6223. Facebook.
Mamacitas offers everything from salads to wraps, burgers, pastas, steaks, desserts, and an awesome cocktail list. An amazing Valentine’s Day treat!
Papa Murphy’s – 1703 Adams Avenue. Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM (all week).
The heart-shaped pizza! What more needs to be said?
Raul’s Cantina – 1302 Adams Avenue. Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM Monday through Saturday, 11 AM – 8 PM Sunday. 541-624-5230. raulslagrande.com
Same great eats as the Taqueria, but with sit-down service and a full bar. A relaxed and delicious choice for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Side A – 1219 Washington Avenue. Hours: 4- 9 PM (Monday – Thursday), 11 AM – 9 PM Friday – Sunday). 541-605-0163. sideabeer.com.
Convivial atmosphere, great food, a comprehensive array of beers for all tastes, and the best chocolate cake this side of the moon!
Sorbenots – 809 Adams Avenue. Hours: 5:30 AM – 7:30 PM, all week. 541-975-1678. sorbenots.com
Start your Valentine’s Day with some fabulous coffee made just for you and top it off with a home-made baked good to help you get through the day!
Tap That Growlers – 1106 Adams Avenue, Suite 100. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM, closed Monday and Tuesday. 541-663-9010. tapthatgrowlers.net
Their 40 taps offer beer in many iterations and their brick oven cooks up a mean pizza of your creation, along with many other Valentine’s Day treats on offer!
Ten Depot Street – 10 Depot Street. 5 – 8 PM (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Takeout only. Call 541-963-8766 or e-mail before 4 PM the same day to email@example.com. tendepotstreet.com.
“Home cooking for all appetites!” There will be a special Valentine’s Day weekend menu (check online). The gold standard for celebrating the day!
Thai Fresh Gardens – 1101 Washington Avenue. Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM (Tuesday through Saturday), 12 AM – 8 PM (Sunday), closed Monday.
Incredible food, great choices—authentic and delicious—from curries to soups to noodles and more. Travel to Thailand without leaving Oregon for Valentine’s Day!