Given the size of the Minneapolis on Valenine's Day thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/592288) I thought it would be nice if people reported back on their experiences for the night/weekend. Even considering the financial minefield of the current business climate, it figures that some of these places will be around next year, and having a sense of just how places handle the busiest night of the year.
We enjoyed some absolutely outstanding fried chicken at Skinner's in St paul, where waits were long but the servers were pleasant (if harried). Good as ever, maybe even better the chicken was, and we figured that the wait was worth it considering we had earlier given up on the nook after a drive by line analysis (this way we waited while sitting at a table, with beer!). Really good fried chicken in an atmosphere that makes me question whether we could possibly be in the sticks, not 5 minutes from downtown.
Looking forward to Alma later this week for a more high brow celebration.