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The Best Restaurants To Visit on Valentine's Day

By Michelle Probola | February 7, 2018 | Lifestyle National

Valentine’s Day is just one week away: time to plan! Surprise your significant other with a memorable date at one of these 7 Philadelphia favorites.


Red Owl Tavern

Looking for dinner and a show? Red Owl Tavern will host a unique Valentine’s Day event with an interactive murder mystery show. Held in the Shanghai Room below the restaurants main level, this event will feature a three-course dinner form Chef Caitlin Mateo, as well as wine and beer offerings. Better make your reservation fast, this event only has room for 40 participants. ($90 per person). 422 Chestnut St., 215-923-2267

Sofitel Philadelphia

Step up your romantic game this Valentine’s Day with the help of Sofitel Philadelphia. The Romance Concierge package enables couples to customize their experience with options including a chauffeur-driven rides, champagne, chocolates, and even a thrilling helicopter ride for two. 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300.

Barclay Prime

Grab a table at one of the city’s most luxurious steakhouse. The contemporary eatery is a romantic setting, with dimmed lighting and classic surroundings of the historic Barclay building. Opt for the Valentine’s Day truffle pasta special with sherry cream and black winter truffle. Be sure to save room for dessert though, because the s’mores crème brûlée is simply to die for. 237 S. 18th St., 215-732-7560

Scarpetta Philadelphia

Grab a window-seat table at Scarpetta’s Rittenhouse location and enjoy a romantic evening overlooking the iconic Square through floor-to-ceiling windows. Running Valentine’s Day through February 18, guests can enjoy an exquisite four-course Italian meal featuring fresh oysters, roasted beet salad, basil gnocchi, seared scallops, duck breast, filet mignon, or their signature spaghetti. Conclude your meal with either their dark chocolate fonduta, coconut panna cotta, or Valrhona Chocolate cake. $68 per person. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-558-4199

Revolution Chop House

Located inside Valley Forge Casino, Revolution Chop House is more than just a restaurant. This Valentines’ Day, the noteworthy steakhouse will offer a special three-course menu ($100 for two). Enjoy favorites such as a kicking rock shrimp chowder, seafood paella, and a succulent rib-eye. 1160 1st Ave., King of Prussia, 610-768-5003.


Whisking your honey away to Atlantic City for the weekend? Be sure to stop by Buddakan’s shore point location for an unforgettable meal. Dine under the stars while enjoying classics like edamame ravioli, lobster fried rice, and pan seared sea bass. Save room because the toasted Buddha ice cream tossed in elderflower honey and topped with seasonal berries is perfect for sharing. One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, 609-674-0100.

Positano Coast

Our favorite authentic Italian eatery will feature two special menus for lovers to enjoy. We suggest opting for the sharing menu for two, which will feature a seafood sampler of scallops, sea urchin, oysters, tuna tar tare, and crab tacos, a 16-ounce grilled rib-eye with marble potatoes and grilled asparagus, and a whole lobster fra diavolo with mussels and clams. 212 Walnut St., 215-238-0499


The Moshulu at Penn’s Landing teamed up with Steven Singer Jewelers for a one-of-a-kind, $50,000 Valentine’s Day experience. Bring your valentine aboard the historic vessel for dinner and a pair of platinum pave round and pear shaped diamond halo drop earrings. Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day menu ($125) but make sure to leave room for dessert. Courtesy of Pastry Chef Sandy, you and your love will enjoy a decadent chocolate dome dessert that will need to be cracked open with an accompanying chocolate hammer. Once cracked, the sparkling diamond earrings will be revealed inside, surrounded by handmade chocolate hearts. Must be preordered. 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., 215-923-2500

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