10 Best restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day
Are you looking to whisk your valentine away to a romantic dinner this year? We searched high and low to find the most romantic restaurants to take your loved one to this Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but don't fret! If you haven't made reservations yet or picked out the perfect gift, there's still plenty of time to "woo" your sweetie and make this Valentine's Day one to remember forever. Going out to dinner can be tricky, though. You want it to be romantic and charming without being too expensive or crowded. With this in mind, we found the best restaurants to meet all your needs and amaze both you and your Valentine's Day date.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea – New York City
Located in a carriage house in the heart of Greenwich Village, One if by Land, Two if by Sea has both a romantic atmosphere and rich, indulgent food. You'll keep warm next to charming fireplaces and relax as you enjoy your meal by the sound of a baby grand piano. It's a fairy-tale restaurant that will make you and your Valentine feel like a real-life Prince Charming and Cinderella.
Quiessence Restaurant – Phoenix, Arizona
Nestled in the Farm at South Mountain, Quiessence is a converted farmhouse restaurant serving handcrafted contemporary American cuisine. Featured as one of Travel & Leisure Magazine's "Most Romantic Restaurants," the Valentine's meal is not one to disappoint. Come dine on Feb. 13, 14 or 15 with your lover – it's sure to be one of the best meals of your life.
The Capital Grille – Nationwide
Located in more than a dozen states, The Capital Grille is the place to be "wined, dined and dazzled." With an impeccable menu featuring only the finest and freshest ingredients, your taste buds are sure to be delighted. Romance meets sophistication this Valentine's Day at The Capital Grille.
The Melting Pot – Nationwide
Located nationwide, The Melting Pot is a fondue-lover's dream. The interactive dining experience will keep you and your date laughing and dipping for hours. If you don't want a full meal, come in for their showcase cheese fondue, wine and chocolate fondue for dessert. The Melting Pot is affordable, fun and one of the most romantic places to take your Valentine to this year.
Bistro of Santa Monica – Santa Monica, California
Bistro of Santa Monica goes all-out for Valentine's Day, so make sure to book your reservation as soon as possible before they're sold out. The Bistro is known for great Italian food and a friendly, professional staff. Located in a historic 1890 building, there is live Italian music nightly. This is by far one of the most romantic restaurants Santa Monica has to offer.
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you're going to do Vegas for Valentine's Day, there's no better place for romance than Picasso at The Bellagio. Known as Vegas' most sophisticated venue, the dining experience will be one to cherish forever. Surrounded by Picasso art and with views of the Fountains of Bellagio, the atmosphere is enchanting, to say the least. The menu consists of Spanish-inflected food by award-winning chef Julian Serrano.
Offering views of both the Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, Azul is the definition of intimate. The menu is European with Latin American and Asian influences and the decor is stunning. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a white marble kitchen, Azul will impress you and your date this Valentine's Day.
The Roof Restaurant –
Salt Lake City, Utah
Situated near historic Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, The Roof Restaurant is Utah's number one gourmet dining buffet. Extravagant American cuisine and an elegant, inviting atmosphere are what make this restaurant a top pick for Valentine's Day.
Restaurant Iris –
Chef Kelly English combines his passion for food and endless creativity into each dish — and you can taste the results. Restaurant Iris is a beautiful, vintage house located near the historic Overton Square of Midtown. Rustic charm and exquisite dining make Restaurant Iris a top spot for romance.
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San Francisco, California
If you're looking for a romantic restaurant with a view, Waterbar is the place to be. Located just under the Bay Bridge, Waterbar offers impeccable views of the city's skyline and bay area. The water theme continues inside with huge aquariums throughout the restaurant. For Valentine’s Day, they're offering a three-course menu featuring some of the best seafood the state has to offer. Reservations fill up fast, so book yours today!