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By Christina DagnelliValentine’s Day may be a hallmark holiday for some, but it also a nice reminder and excuse for others to go out and celebrate love.  Philadelphia has numerous restaurants full of fine dining, romance and ambiance for all budgets and styles. Here are the top five picks for Valentine’s Day 201,7 whether you are looking for  something different, themed or just romantic.

Talula’s Garden
210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
(215) 592-7787
www.talulasgarden.comFor those who are into a whimsical and romantic experience you may want to consider Talula’s Garden. This restaurant will also be a good choice for Valentine’s Day for anyone who is interested in a great Farm to Table meal.  It is also recommended to cheese lovers as it is one of the few restaurants to bring complimentary cheese as opposed to bread. Talula’s Garden is located in Washington Square West
The Spirit Of Philadelphia
Columbus Circle and Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(866) 455-3866
Perhaps you have a real love for the nautical and want to enjoy a nice meal. If this is the case your best choice is to sail down the Delaware River on the Spirit of Philadelphia.  The Spirit has been docked in the Delaware harbor off of Columbus Circle and Delaware Avenue for decades and has provided decent food and entertainment for travelers. On Valentine’s Day for the ticket price you will get a rose, champagne toast, and dinner and DJ entertainment. The Spirit has a full bar and dinner is always a buffet. The buffet has plenty of options for carnivores and vegetarians.  The boat’s decks are climate controlled so you don’t have to worry about being too cold. Prices range from $45 to $90 depending if you’re going for a lunch or dinner cruise.
The Dandelion
124 S.18th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19103
(215) 558-2500
The Dandelion is a comfortable, beautifully decorated restaurant with a nice warm fire place and matching décor to enhance your Valentines’ Day. This upscale British Pub serves authentic  fancy British meals such as Duck Pate Parfait, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie and high quality steaks.  They also serve specialty cocktails like the “Stout Beer Flip” which contains Bulleit Bourbon, Chocolate Bitters, Orange Marmalade an Egg and chocolate stout.  Appetizers  which are fun and popular are the curried crab, cod & Chili cakes. Customers regular describe their experience here as “amazing”. You can eat lunch, brunch, dinner or even the traditional  British “Tea” served between 3-5 p.m. You should make a reservation.
111 S.17th St.
Philadelphia, PA.  19103
(215) 563-4810
Davios is a steakhouse that is high end, romantic and  the cuisine will make you feel like you are in Northern Italy.  The building itself is full of high ceiling and windows and is very opulent. All of their food is made in house and by hand. They only use high end, natural ingredients. Even the meat is all organic and hormone free. This is where you want to go when you need to eat right and love steak. Their most popular steaks are their aged steaks and a 30-ounce rib-eye chop. For fish lovers, try the lobster ravioli. Davios recommends reservations.RelatedTop Tiramisu In Philadelphia
Alma De Cuba
1623 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA.
(215) 988-1799
Maybe you are already tied of winter, and would love to be somewhere warmer. You can magically transport yourself to the Caribbean for the evening at Alma De Cuba. The food here is delicious, authentic and aptly portioned so you are getting your money’s worth. Alma De Cuba is a 3 level restaurant, so it can handle a busy evening so you should be fine just walking in.  Besides Cuban food they are most famous for their Mojitos and their oysters.Related– Most Romantic Restaurants in Philly

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