The Redlands Hotel in downton Palestine, Texas, is a great destination for Valentine's Day which falls on a Friday this year. Make a full weekend of it with the town's annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday and enjoy brunch at Queen St Grill Sunday morning before hitting the road for home.
The Redlands' luxury suites promise a "home away from home" with pricing from $135 to $179 per night.
Guests enjoy lounging on the patio overlooking downtown Palestine.
Located on the first floor of the hotel is the Queen St. Grille, offering fine dining and a full bar.
They serve delicious appetizers including calamari, roasted artichoke hearts, grilled quail, lobster mac and cheese, baked shrimp fondue, and even alligator ribs. A bar menu is also available.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Crab Cake Benedict, Artisan Patries, Oaxacan Brisket Tacos, Steak and Potatoes, The Queen's Quiche with Nueski's applewood smoked bacon, plus Australian Lamb Rack, and more.
It's worth a trip just to drive over for lunch at Queen St. Grille that also features the The Queen's Quiche, Chef Sam's Meatloaf Sandwich, Wagyu Flat Iron Steak Salad, 1855 Tenderloin Shepard's Pie, Vegetarian Past, soups, salads, and more.
For your Valentine, a romantic dinner at Queen St. Grille gives choices of Crab Cakes, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Pistachio Crusted Seabass, 1855 Brand Black Angus Filet, two kinds of Ribeye, Oaxacon Tomahawk Porkchop, Stuffed Flounder, Braised Port Osso Bucco, and Sea Scallops.
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Plan a weekend in Palestine and visit their antique shops, Texas State Railroad, Old Town Palestine, award-winning bakeries, and the Curious Museum.
Mardi Gras on Main takes place Saturday, February 15 in celebration of local flavors and cuisine offered by Palestine Main Street restaurants. Showcasing the talents of each local chef, they host a culinary cooking demonstration and tasting every 45 minutes from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Plenty of stores are open for shopping and the 10th Annual Mardi Gras family-friendly parade begins at 6 p.m. Afterwards guests can enjoy dinner at Queen St. Grille or the other Main Street restaurants and find celebrations continuing at The Shelton Gin and Platinum Zone. See www.visitpalestine.com for details.
To make reservations for a stay at The Redlands Hotel visit www.theredlandshotel.com or call (903) 729-2345.