With just 30 seats in this jewel box of a restaurant, the romance factor is high and the service is excellent. Chef Josh Lawler works magic with seasonal ingredients year round. Best of all, it’s BYOB. 1120 Pine St., 267-687-1555
Vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike will find something to indulge in on the plant-based menu at Charlie was a sinner. A sprinkle of light from gorgeous chandeliers sets the mood, while a creative list of cocktails beckons to be explored. 131 S. 13th St., 267-758-5372
Start with the oysters, pick something off the restaurant's ever-changing menu of pastas and proteins, and save room for a cheese plate built from FDR’s carefully curated selection of fromage—nothing says romance better than these three courses. 2201 Spruce St., 215-732-3331
You’ll want to call far in advance for a reservation at this popular Rittenhouse restaurant, and it’s well worth the wait. Start with a celebratory toast and something from the raw bar; then move on to the grilled black sea bass with broccoli in fire-roasted tomato sauce. 2031 Walnut St., 267-639-6644
Embrace the sexy '60s vibe inside Bardot Cafe's candlelit space. Choose from a tasty selection of beer, wine, or cocktails, while enjoying the octopus with salsa verde, peanut potatoes, and Calabrian chiles. 447 Poplar St., 267-639-4761
Score a table at this teeny joint and you'll get lucky in more ways than one. With some of the best bartenders in town mixing drinks, and a menu by Fork's Chef Eli Kulp, your tastebuds will be satisfied to no end—your date will most likely agree. 135 18th St., 215-825-7030
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