Valentine's Day is a Thursday night this year and you might be thinking about planning a romantic night on the town.

It's is the second biggest day for dining out behind Mother's Day as more and more love birds enjoy a night out for a romantic dinner.

If you want to land a table at one of Shreveport Bossier's most romantic spots, you might want to get moving on making those reservations.Several of the popular local spots are already booking up.

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    Superior Steak House

    It's one of the most popular fine dining restaurants in town. I tried to book a table for Valentine's night and there were no tables available within 3 hours of the 7pm slot.
    You will still find open tables on Friday night the 15th, but call now to get on the list.
    The phone # is 318.219.4123. You can't go wrong with one of their great steaks.

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    Bella Fresca

    Also on Line Avenue...has an extensive wine list and a very creative menu. My favorite dish at Bella Fresca is the Veal Scaloppini. The fried Calamari is also a top selection for local diners. Their cheese selection is always one of the best in town. You will also find some great specials. Be sure to get reservations if you want a seat on Valentine's Day. Here's the number for this special romantic place (318) 865-6307.

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    L'italiano in Bossier City

    No doubt, one of the best fine dining Italian restaurants in the region. My absolute favorite dish is the Polpette Alla Romana. It's braised meat balls baked in a mushroom, tomato, red wine demiglase sauce and served on a bed of Garlic olive oil spicy pasta. You'll find this gem of a restaurant on Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City. Call now to get reservations or you will be left out in the cold! (318) 747-7777

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    Ernests Orleans

    Ernest's Orleans is one of the most famous restaurants in the entire region. It's easy to find on Spring Street near I-20. The Ernest's crab claws are perhaps the most famous appetizer in the area. But you will find some spectacular items on the main menu to insure you have a romantic night. You can't go wrong with the Red Snapper, but you will also have some other great options like the prime steaks, fresh seafood, and Italian specialties. Only have some late seating options left for Valentine's Day.Call 318 226-1325 to see if you can land a table.

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    2 Johns

    This is a very romantic restaurant located on Airline Drive in Bossier City. Fabulous sea bass dish which is one of the best in the area. You will also love the Oscar style filet. It's a filet mignon that is so tender. This is another place that will book up quickly. If you wait much longer, you won't be able to get a reservation on Valentine's Day. Call 318 841-5646 to get your name on the list.

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    Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro

    You will want to try the Cajun Crawfish Mac & Cheese on a visit to this lovely restaurant at the Boardwalk in Bossier City. But on your romantic night try the center-cut certified Angus Beef filet or the gulf shrimp, asparagus, roasted garlic, sugar snap peas, onions, peppers in a citrus soy broth on jasmine rice. Call ahead to get a reservation for Valentine's Day. 318 550-0491.

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    Mabry House on Irving Place

    This spot will book up quickly, so better get hopping. Mabry House which is one of the finest restaurants in Shreveport.  You will find great seafood. The swordfish is spectacular! One of my favorite dishes is the Pistachio Crusted Salmon. If you love fine dining with tons of ambiance, this is the place. You also have to order the classic creme brûlée! You must have reservations. Call (318) 227-1121 to see if you can still snag a table.

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    Chianti on Line Avenue

    This is one of the finest restaurants in Shreveport. It's at 6535 Line Avenue. It's quite romantic and mellow.The Scaloppini Alle Noc is a signature dish. It's Veal Scaloppini with blackberries and shrimp.  You can't go wrong with the Fettucine with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, and basil. Another special feature at this lovely place is the extensive wine selection. Again, get reservations now for Valentine's Day! (318) 868-8866

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    Wine Country Bistro

    One of the best dishes at Wine Country is the the pork tenderloin. It's a great choice. It's a very romantic setting, but expect it to be very crowded. This is a happening place in Shreveport. You will need to call now to even think about getting a table for Valentine's Day. (318) 629-9463

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    Glenwood Tea Room

    The Glenwood Tea Room is one of Shreveport's treasures. They are having a very special event for Valentine's Day. They will be serving an amazing 4 course menu over candlelight. The Craig Powers Duo will be playing to top the evening off perfectly.

    Call now 318 868-3652 to get your spot.

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    Jimmy's Seafood & Steak

    At Jimmy's you will find a great selection of seafood, but you can also get a spectacular steak. If you are adventurous, check out the quail legs or the squash bisque. A couple of the other favorites are the grilled shrimp served on garlic grits. You will also find some of the best crab cakes in the area.

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    The Vintage Steakhouse

    The snapper Orleans is quite a specialty.  It has a lump crab meat cream sauce on top of the delicate fish. You might also check out the seafood fettuccine which includes shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish tails with a white wine Beurre Blanc sauce. If you save room, check out the Ooey Gooey Louis dessert.