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Top Valentine’s Day Dinners in Philadelphia for 2017

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic meal with one of the special menus at these fabulous Philly restaurants

Wine and dine on Valentine’s Day at any one of the 40-plus restaurants in Philadelphia serving up delicious, romantic meals.

Whether it’s a prix-fixe menu, an aphrodisiac dessert or even an alternative for those going it solo, there are choices aplenty for this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration.

Read on for our guide to Valentine’s Day dinners in Philadelphia.


Center City West

Aqimero

February 10-14 and 17-18, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton’s Latin American kitchen offers a four-course “Share the Love” menu, designed for two couples to share that includes poached egg with truffle, lamb with herb pesto and a deconstructed chocolate mole for dessert.

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City Tap House Logan Square

February 14, 2017

For couples that like to keep it low-key, City Tap House’s set menu (artichoke soup, NY strip steak and eight-layer chocolate stout cake) with beer pairing promises easygoing indulgence.

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Davio's

February 10- February 14, 2017

Start the celebration early at this stately Italian steakhouse with a Valentine's menu that includes lobster crespelle, porcini-crusted black cod and a lovers’ dessert sampler for $75 per person.

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Fine Palate

February 10-11, and 14, 2017

Take an eclectic global journey with a four-course menu of dishes like Mediterranean blue lobster, homemade agnolotti with black truffle, crab chawanmushi and chocolate layer cake.

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LaCroix

February 14, 2017

Inside The Rittenhouse Hotel, the fine dining chefs at Lacroix will whip up a luxurious five-course tasting menu for $135 per person (with wine pairing for additional $85 per person).

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Ocean Prime

February 14, 2017

Fans of Ocean Prime’s will find their regular à la carte options on V Day, but the upscale seafooder is also offering some romantic specials, including a Prosecco cocktail with gold sugar rim, a surf and turf variation with shaved truffle and salted caramel brown butter torte.

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R2L

Enjoy a delicious dinner with amazing views of the city at the R2L Restaurant and Lounge. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

One of Center City’s most glamorous dining rooms (located 500 feet in the air!) delivers an $85 per person menu with choices like oysters with crème fraiche mousse, roasted lobster and passionfruit pavlova, served up with sweeping city views.

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Russett

February 14, 2017

Your valentine deserves farm-to-table excellence and Russet obliges with scallop and oyster tartare, sweet potato gnudi, strip steak and salted caramel semifreddo ($90 per person).

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Scarpetta

Luxurious Italian restaurant Scarpetta hosts a five-course dinner for Valentine's Day this year. (Photo courtesy Scarpetta)

February 10-14, 2017

Rittenhouse’s luxe Italian eatery tempts with a five-course spread that includes aphrodisiacs like raw diver scallops, truffled pasta and Valrhona chocolate cake with caramel gelato ($105 per person)

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SkyBrunch

February 14, 2017

The restaurant usually known as SkyBrunch presents sky dinner (a.k.a. Cupid in the Sky). The six-course meal might include shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, a choice of dessert and a complimentary flight of three wines for $185 per couple.

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Twenty Manning

February 14, 2017

There’s a little something for everyone and their partner at Twenty Manning’s five-course offering ($65; $20 more for beverage pairing): oyster blini, lobster wonton soup, wild mushroom risotto and a homemade dessert sampler.

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Urban Farmer

February 11-14, 2017

The hip steakhouse in The Logan turns up the romance with an $85 menu that includes king crab leg salad, prime tenderloin chateaubriand and chocolate sphere affogato.

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Assembly Rooftop Lounge

February 14, 2017

The chic rooftop lounge atop The Logan opens for a rare winter night on Tuesday, February 14 (winter hours of operation are generally only Friday and Saturday) to deliver sweet skyline views and even sweeter spiked hot chocolate cocktails and mini desserts for Valentine's Day.

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Center City East

Bank & Bourbon

Bank & Bourbon offers up a flavorful menu for Valentine's Day. (M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Seductive flavors await at the three-course prix-fixe meal inside the Loews Hotel. The chef’s creations include crispy oysters with lemon confit, seared scallops with pine nut raisin brown butter and a milk chocolate crunch bar with malt chocolate ice cream.

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Barbuzzo

The Wine is My Valentine Dinner at Barbuzzo is perfect for singles and couples. (N. Santos for Visit Philadelphia)

February 11 and 14, 2017

For those who are in between significant others, the Wine is My Valentine Dinner at Barbuzzo presents the perfect alternative: a $45, four-course menu of shared plates alongside $10 cocktails and $40 bottles of wine. There’s also an official Valentine’s Day menu on the 14th, for $55 a person.

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Cuba Libre

February 11-14, 2017

Recognizing that not everyone can go out on a Tuesday, Cuba Libre makes its V-Day specials like red snapper filet with lemongrass and cashews and red sangria available from Saturday through Valentine’s Day.

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Garces Trading Company

February 14, 2017

Love is in the air, along with the scents of pan-Euro cookery at Garces Trading Company. The four-course meal ($60 per person with a $25 optional wine pairing) features selections like wild mushroom pizza, butter poached lobster and chocolate pots de crème with hazelnut streusel.

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Jamonera

February 14, 2017

Give the evening a Spanish flourish at Marcie Turney’s wine bar with a sexy $45 prix fixe (seared foie gras with amontillado soaked brioche; seafood or vegetarian paella and blood orange sorbet with a cava splash).

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Lolita

February 14, 2017

Midtown Village’s Mexican hideaway keeps the spice in Valentine’s Day with tuna tostaditas, coffee braised shortribs and coconut tres leches. $45 per person.

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Mercato

Enjoy a romantic, four-course special at Mercato. (G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Italian cuisine is always romantic, and Mercato’s four-course, $65 per person special — pomegranate quinoa salad with eggplant and hazelnut, papardelle with rabbit sugo, lamb with pistachio gremolata and mandarin panna cotta — keeps it interesting.

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M Restaurant

February 14, 2017

Treat your love to the charming ambiance at the M Restaurant in the Morris House Hotel. On the fixed-price menu: steamed mussels with tomato basil sauce; flat iron steak with blistered tomatoes and strawberry mousse with shortbread crumble.

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Sampan

Spice up your Valentine's Day with some spicy food from this Midtown Village staple, which is offering its a la carte menu for Valentine's Day.

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Talula's Daily

Spend Valentine's Day at Talula's Daily's Secret Supper Club. (C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

The Secret Supper Club goes sharesies with a special prix-fixe for $75 per person that encourages closeness all through the meal.

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Valanni

February 14, 2017

The four courses of palate-pleasing fare at this lively eatery includes choices like grilled oysters with rose harissa butter, olive and feta ravioli and dark chocolate date truffles.

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Old City & Society Hill

Brauhaus Schmitz

February 14, 2017

The city’s preeminent beerhall offers not just one but two pre-fixe options (three courses for $35; four courses for $39) with German delicacies like brandy-spiked shrimp bisque, roasted duck with lingonberries and dobostorte.

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Fork

Fork's four-course menu is perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Romance your love with four courses of brilliant cookery for $99 sausage-stuffed quail, crab ravioli with charred leeks and turbot en papillote with kohlrabi and truffle.

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Moshulu

diners on the moshulu

Indulge in a four-course menu aboard the Moshulu on the Delaware River. (B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Philly’s famed dinner ship serves as a captivating backdrop for sweet somethings and sweet nothings alike. The four-course menu ($125 per person) might bring foie gras gnocchi, rohan duck breast with port cherries and a dark chocolate bomb with Chambord ganache.

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Panorama

February 14, 2017

Escape to the Penn’s View Hotel for an Italian prix-fixe (">four courses for $75) of indulgent bites such as lamb shoulder tortellini, lobster and crab crespelle and tiramisu budino.

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Positano Coast

February 14, 2017

The Southern Italian kitchen at Society Hill’s Positano Coast offers a special menu in addition to a chef’s oyster and champagne tasting for Valentine's Day.

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Spirit of Philadelphia

spirit of philadelphia

Head out on the river for any number of delightful Valentine's Day meals on the Spirit of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Spirit of Philadelphia)

Lunch and Dinner: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Champagne Brunch: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Dinner: February 14, 2017

Dine on the Delaware with a champagne brunch, lunch or dinner cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia. The cruise (from $43.90-$89.90) offers a buffet, music and additional enhancements like roses and keepsake champagne flutes.

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The Little Lion

Sip on a great cocktail with your meal at The Little Lion this Valentine's Day. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Your cup runneth over at the Historic District’s Little Lion, which will be turning out a four-course champagne cocktail dinner. Think lobster consommé with a Lemon Fizz, mushroom-crusted filet with Elderflower Collins and espresso crème brûlee with a Lavender Drop.

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The Twisted Tail

February 14, 2017

Bourbon lovers will find a lively option in the The Twisted Tail’s Valentine’s Day dinner. Oysters Rockefeller, salmon tartare and sweet and sour veal breast can be accompanied by an encyclopedic range of liquors as well as acoustic live music.

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Xochitl

February 14, 2017

For $50, diners can enjoy a sensuous sampling of Xochitl’s modern Mexican fare in a cozy, romantically lit setting.

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Fairmount

London Grill

Group Love In: February 10, 12, and 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Dinner: February 14, 2017

Fairmount’s London Grill gives the holiday a new twist with a Group Love In at the bar featuring happy hour plates all night long, plus a three-course sharing menu for traditionalists.

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South

February 14, 2017

For $45 per person, couples can take in the upscale Southern flavors of a prix-fixe menu, and those seated in the Jazz Parlor can also enjoy a live musical performance for an additional $20.

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South Philadelphia

Bistro La Minette

February 15-16, 2017

For those a little slow on the draw, the post-Valentine’s Day menu at Bistrot La Minette is an ideal solution. The $85 meal (oysters, truffled risotto, seared scallops, cheese course and chocolate tart) includes a champagne pairing.

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Le Viet

February 14, 2017

A great value for $60 per couple, Le Viet’s celebration covers a three-course Vietnamese meal and a complimentary photo from the photobooth.

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Neuf

February 14, 2017

Like its sibling Noord (see below), Neuf offers a couple's special. The $125 prix-fixe starts with Champagne-poached oyster chowder, continues with chicken artichoke tagine and concludes with the Paris brest pastry.

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Noord

Feast on Northern European cuisine at Noord this Valentine's Day. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

February 14, 2017

Northern European charmer Noord thoughtfully prices its menu for the couple ($125 per). Expect house specialties such as Dutch mustard soup, smorrebrod and rabbit leg confit, followed by housemade chocolate bark.

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Pumpkin

February 11, 12, and 14, 2017

Bring your own wine for four courses of thoughtfully prepared food in an intimate setting for $75 a person at Pumpkin.

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Will BYOB

February 14, 2017

Chef Will Kearse conjures up a special Valentine’s menu of modern French fare at his South Philly BYOB. (Five courses for $85.)

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West Philadelphia

Aksum

February 14, 2017

Go prix-fixe (three courses for $55) or à la carte at Mediterranean bistro Aksum.

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Fishtown and Kensington

Cafe Life Bake Shop

February 11 and 14, 2017

Skip dinner and go straight to the dessert tasting at Cake Life: mini tarts, brownies and surprises for $28, served at the café.

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Kensington Quarters

February 14, 2017

The four-course tasting menu with optional wine pairing at Kensington Quarters was designed with lovers in mind.

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Weckerley's

February 11 and 14, 2017

The holiday is especially sweet at Weckerly’s Ice Cream, which is collaborating with Nathan Miller Chocolate for a limited V-Day line of ice cream bonbons. Look forward to flavors like honey lavender, cordial cherry and chocolate blackout.

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