McKinney, Texas, has plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends. You can start the day by grabbing waffles or brunch and indulging in colorful cocktails before dining in style or enjoying a flight of wine together.
The team at Huffines Hyundai has come up with five upscale ways to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your buddies. These popular local spots are the perfect way to indulge in the day with laughter, good food, exotic drinks, and the best company.
Grab Belgian Waffles at Starwood Café
Grab the perfect trio of golden-brown waffles, full-bodied coffee, and unrestrained laughter with fabulous friends at Starwood Cafe on Valentine’s Day. Gather at a table in the large dining room or relax in a comfortable outdoor booth with a waterfront view. You’re sure to experience a homey ambiance in this warm and welcoming locale.
Starwood’s Belgian waffle lineup is the perfect way to start Valentine’s Day. Choose from very berry, Texas pecan, strawberry, blueberry, and banana waffles served with whipped butter and warm maple syrup. The kitchen tops these delicious crispy waffles with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Other popular menu choices include Starwood signature blueberry pancakes, strawberry banana Nutella crepes, chicken and waffles, breakfast burritos, and Sam’s breakfast tacos.
- Location: 470 Adriatic Parkway, Suite 1101, McKinney.
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy Brunch at the Iconic Layered
Enjoy brunch with your Valentine pals in historic downtown McKinney at the iconic Layered. Established in 2017, Layered offers an all-day brunch, handcrafted lattes, and bottomless mimosas. This cosmopolitan restaurant is home to Bella, the friendly waitstaff robot that visits your indoor table to deliver your order. If it’s your birthday, Bella sings to you too. Celebrate over craft coffee roasted in-house, creative and delicious baked goods, and a mouthwatering menu of brunch dishes.
At Layered, delicious food is the main event. Dig into a shakshuka skillet — an Israeli dish with a fresh sunny-side-up egg in a smoky vegetable-laden tomato sauce served with warm bread. Try the breakfast tacos served with egg and a choice of bacon, ham, house-made sausage, or avocado. Savor polenta or sweet potato pancakes, Belgian waffles, or vegan hash. For hungry Valentine friends, try the smoked salmon bagel, quarantine burger, pizza, or spicy fried chicken sandwich.
- Location: 111 E. Virginia St., McKinney.
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Indulge in Colorful Cocktails at The Garage
The Garage is the perfect downtown industrial-chic joint for you and your Valentine crew to enjoy your custom happy hour. Serving elegant craft cocktails, this charming venue was home to the local electric company vehicles in the 1920s. The original garage door greets you with a full-service bar in a restored building.
Colorful house cocktails include Monkey Shoulder scotch, a Texas blend whiskey, Western Son vodkas, Sipsmith and Tanqueray gin, Don Julio Blanco tequila, and Bacardi rum mixes. A selection of 22 wines and a few sparkling champagnes are available for wine lovers and local brews for die-hard beer fans. Appetizers and light bites are far more elaborate than you might expect from a garage-door bar. Sit back and enjoy relaxing music, tantalizing cocktails, and delicious bites with your friends at this friendly spot in downtown McKinney on Valentine’s Day.
- Location: 100 E. Louisiana St., McKinney.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Dine in Style at CT Provisions
Relish a gourmet experience as you dine in style with your friends at CT Provisions on Valentine’s Day. Savor a delicious and handcrafted menu curated with your taste buds in mind. CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor and Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind culinary establishment that offers a unique dining experience. The kitchen uses fresh and sustainable ingredients to bring bold and inspiring flavors to your table at this upscale restaurant.
CT Provisions serves delicate fresh oysters with lemon, cocktail sauce, and tobiko. Sample the kitchen’s small plates of cauliflower steak, tuna tartar, crispy chicken, sticky pork belly, yellow curry mussels, and Mahi and octopus with avocado. Some options for the main course include pesto pasta, saffron Cornish game hens, veal and pork ragu, Antarctic salmon, and ruby red trout. A delicious side of herb-roasted mushrooms tempts, and the dark and white chocolate flan with caramel and berries is the perfect sweet ending.
- Location: 205 W. Louisiana, Suite 102, McKinney.
- Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Overindulge in a Flight Night Special at Zin Zen Wine Bar
Zin Zen wine bar is a hotspot for soaking in local live music and sipping wines from around the world with your friends on Valentine’s Day. This premier wine bar and culinary destination serves over 80 wines in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Live it up in McKinney with live entertainment and a European-style ambiance in this classy establishment.
Enjoy a flight night special on Valentine’s Day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with wine and flatbread pizza flights. For a perfect appetizer to split with friends, try ordering the antipasto platter, which includes white Vermont cheddar, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, salami, assorted olives, marinated mushrooms, red pepper relish, and mixed nuts served with crackers and toasted bread.
- Location: 6841 Virginia Parkway, Suite 104, McKinney.
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
So, there you have it. Five of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends from the team at Huffines Hyundai McKinney, Texas. How do you like our list? Did we miss your favorite spot? If we did, drop us a line and let us know. It always excites our team to try a new local hangout. While you’re at it, check out our selection of new vehicles or pre-owned cars. Huffines Hyundai McKinney is ready to help you get behind the wheel of your dream car so you can arrive at your next celebration in style.