02/06/2013 10:46 am ET Updated Apr 08, 2013

A Steakhouse-Worthy Valentine's Day Menu

We understand the allure of a steakhouse dinner on Valentine's Day: it's indulgent, it shows that you care, and it's nice to feel fancy every once in a while. With 50 other diners similarly hoping for an intimate experience, however, the reality of a romantic dinner often doesn't meet expectations. So this year, strip away the checked table cloths, and cook your beloved a decadent, steakhouse-worthy dinner at home. Sure, you'll have to do the dishes, but it's a small price to pay for the assurance that there won't be any amorous strangers leaning into your bread basket.

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A Steakhouse-Worthy Valentine's Day Dinner Menu