Valentine’s Day Eats

Brianna Mayhair, Arts & Community Writer

Have a date for Valentine’s day, but don’t know where to go for a nice dinner?

Grand Forks has a variety of different restaurants to choose from. From steak to sushi, there is a place for everyone in Grand Forks.

If you are looking for a Contemporary American restaurant with a bar with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, The Toasted Frog is a great option! The Toasted Frog received a Certificate of Excellence from 2016 to 2019 for their food, service, value and atmosphere. The Toasted Frog is at 124 North 3 rd Street, Grand Forks, N.D. The Toasted Frog is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Large party? The Toasted Frog takes reservations for parties of six or larger. Reservations can be made by calling 701.772.3764 at the Grand Forks location. Not in town for the holiday? The Toasted Frog has locations in Fargo and Bismarck as well. For more information go to

In search of a locally owned restaurant? Try the Blue Moose Bar and Grill! The Blue Moose Bar and Grill is also the winner of a Certificate of Excellence from 2016-2019 for their services. The Blue Moose Bar and Grill has vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options as well. Their hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The Blue Moose Bar and Grill is located at 507 2 nd Street North West, East Grand Forks, M.N. Individuals can call 218-773-6516 with any questions or can go to for more information.

In the mood for breakfast and a friendly atmosphere? Give Darcy’s Café a try! Darcy’s Café serves breakfast, lunch and brunch with vegetarian options. Darcy’s Café has won the Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and 2018-2019. Darcy’s Café is a great place for early birds who want to celebrate Valentine’s Day earlier in the day. Darcy’s Café is located at 1015 North Washington Street, Grand Forks, N.D. They can be contacted through their Facebook page or by calling 701.775.4050. They are open Monday
through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are in the mood for some seafood and sushi with vegetarian and vegan options, check out Sakura Japanese Steakhouse! Sakura Japanese Steakhouse was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from 2016-2017. Sakura Japanese Steakhouse has a variety of sushi, sashimi, soup and so much more. Sakura Japanese Steakhouse is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. For reservations or questions call 701.757.3888 or go to Sakura Japanese Steakhouse is located at 3250 32 nd Avenue South, Grand Forks, N.D.

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