Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, making it the perfect time to enjoy a night out with someone you love. These restaurants make it easy by offering several courses for one set price. Each dish has been selected to create a meal that’s sure to impress. And with options that include outdoor (heated) gardens, live entertainment, breathtaking views and cozy BYOBs, you’re guaranteed to have a romantic night to remember.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Combine your love of art and delectable cuisine by celebrating Valentine’s Day at Granite Hill in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Chef Gerald Drummond will present a seasonal menu of fresh ingredients at the French-inspired bistro. The three-course meal will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at $45 per person ($40 for members) and includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco. After dinner, guests can enjoy live entertainment and a walk through the collections during Art After 5. The evening’s event, “Love Lounge,” takes place from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and will feature poetry and music to complete the romantic experience.
The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
From the second floor of the Rittenhouse Hotel, you’ll enjoy views of Rittenhouse Square while dining at the elegant Lacroix. Chef Jon Cichon will offer a special menu during dinner service Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 in honor of the holiday. At $125 per person Friday and Saturday and $85 per person on Sunday, the exquisite menu includes canapés, Hawaiian kampachi, foie gras, scallops and Wagyu beef. Chocolates for two complete the meal. Wine lovers are able to add the wine pairing option, available for $75 per person.
Morris House Hotel
231 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Picture an enchanted garden surrounded by a wrought-iron gate, flowers, trees and tiny white lights. That’s M Restaurant, which has made many lists of the most romantic restaurants in Philadelphia. For Valentine’s Day, this gorgeous place will offer a four-course menu that includes a complimentary champagne toast for $65. To make the evening even more special, a beautiful tent will be set up in the courtyard for the holiday. Live jazz music, tables, light menu options and a full bar will set the scene for this cocktail-style party.
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
706 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Get out of the city and hop over the Delaware River to visit the charming town of Collingswood. Nunzio’s lofted ceilings and beautiful murals will make you feel like you’re dining outside in a small Italian village, rather than eating just 15 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Chef Nunzio Patruno will offer a special three-course Italian meal. Each table will receive bruschetta before choosing an appetizer and entree. Grilled scallops, creamy lobster bisque, veal tenderloin and filet mignon are just a few of the options. End the night on a sweet note with one of the delectable desserts. This meal is $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Nunzio’s is a BYOB, so you have the option of bringing your choice of drinks.
50 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Towering 37 stories above Philadelphia, R2L offers breathtaking views of the city. Combined with the chic atmosphere and innovative American dishes by Chef Daniel Stern, you have a perfect, sophisticated spot for your Valentine’s Day date. For the occasion, R2L will offer a three-course dinner for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity). The menu will feature items such as roasted duck with sourdough spaetzle and brisket bourguignon with truffle and beef heart ragout. For the most impressive experience, make your reservation early and request a seat by the windows.
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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer fiance would love to open.
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