Whether it's your first year spending Valentine's Day together or your 50th year, turn up the romance by taking your date to one of these six restaurants that will make sure you and your special someone have an unforgettable evening.
This Walnut Street eatery will host a Valentine’s Sunday Supper just for the special occasion. Start your meal off with their Cucumber Rose cocktail, which is made with gin, elderflower, cucumber, rose water, and lime, before diving into the succotash salad and baked macaroni and cheese. But don't leave without trying dessert: their red velvet cake with cinnamon meringue kisses is the best sweet ending to your meal. 3131 Walnut St., 215-735-1914
Resting on top of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, R2L Restaurant is an ideal spot for indulging in fine dining and glorious views with your special someone. Here, guests will be treated to a delicious three-course meal, which are available for three separate seatings (4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.). Kick off your night with chilled oysters served with champagne mousse and caviar, before easing into main courses like lobster seasoned with saffron lobster glace and plated with baked potatoes and vegetable relish. Afterward, opt for warm vanilla cake with caramel and chocolate pâté for a savory finish. 50 S. 16th St., 37th Fl., 215-564-5337
Kevin Sbraga’s namesake resto invites you to join them for a memorable meal, which will be served on Friday and Saturday of Valentine’s Day weekend. If four courses aren't enough, diners also have the option of a six-course tasting, which features a seat at the chef's counter for a more interactive dinner. Expect to be surprised course after course with fresh and inventive plates paying homage to modern American cuisine. Additional wine pairings and supplements to the meal—blue point oysters, lobster gnocchi, and New York strip steak—are available upon request. 440 S. Broad St., 215-735-1913
If you're looking to start your celebrations early, don't miss out on Lacroix's opulent brunch (though a special holiday menu for lunch and dinner are also available). We like to begin our dining experience with a craft cocktail (or two) at The Rittenhouse Hotel's sultry Library Bar or Bar210, where the Fire & Spice cocktail made with rye, aperol, Serrano nectar, and Aztec chocolate bitters awaits. Then, tuck into the restaurant's decadent raw bar specialties, fresh salads, and inventive main courses. Bonus: diners will receive four small chocolates to take home and enjoy. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-790-2533
If you and your date can't decide on steak or seafood, not to worry. Del Frisco’s Steakhouse will be offering the best of both the land and sea with their exclusive filet and lobster entrée for the holiday. Be sure to consider other standout menu items like shrimp remoulade, sesame seared tuna, and wagyu "long-bone" ribeye at this local mainstay to really show your date how much you love and appreciate them. 1426-28 Chestnut St., 215-246-0533
Helmed by former Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi, this exclusive and intimate French-American spot takes the guesswork out of ordering, thanks to their tasting-menu-only experience. If that isn't reason enough to bring you out to this local favorite, maybe their lavish décor that isn't overbearing, an accommodating staff, and inventive fare will—your date will thank you. 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-271-8299