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Patch Picks: Valentine's Dinner Options in Oak Creek

With Valentine's Day upon us, try these romantic Oak Creek restaurants on for size.

Still haven't made those Valentine's Day dinner reservations?

This week's "Patch Picks" features restaurants where you can take that special someone out for a nice Valentine's Day dinner.

Forget downtown Milwaukee or the Third Ward - you can get all dressed up and head out to one of these local restaurants: 

Trattoria Di Carlo: , the restaurant at 8649 S. Howell Ave. serves up hefty portions of Italian cuisine, specializing in seafood, steaks and pizza. If you are planning a Valentine's Day dinner here, make sure you place a reservation, as spots are filling up fast.

Lotus: The Chinese and Japanese restaurant at 9011 S. Howell Ave. features sizzling hibachi tables guaranteed to give you a "show you won't forget," according to its website. 

The authentic Mexican restaurant at 9454 S. Howell Ave. is a good option for V-Day dinner on the cheap - many of its dishes are under $10. 

: The Rafters Steakhouse has been a fixture in Oak Creek for more than 50 years. This spacious steakhouse, 7228 S. 27th St., offers an extensive menu that includes choice steaks grilled on a visible charcoal pit, lobster, crab legs, pasta, spumoni and Carafe wines. 

: Good option if you are looking for a no-nonsense, down-home, burgers-and-barbecue kind of Valentine's Day dinner. All dinners include two homemade side dishes. The restaurant has a casual interior, from the warm wood ceilings and paneled walls to the occasional peanut shell found on the floor.

Connie Runge February 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM
LaSusa's in Carrolville

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