Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PAWhere to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Philadelphia - With Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Lovebirds looking to wine and dine can find romantic V-Day specials and prix fixe meals. From special holiday menus to the most romantic ambiance—please see the best spots to dine by each neighborhood.


 

OLD CITY

Amada, 217-219 Chestnut St.

The city’s favorite tapas restaurant was made for lovers this Valentine’s Day with two prix-fixe menus. Start your night with a wine pairing at $40/person and experience some of the finest wine Spain has to offer and for dinner, the Barcelona Tasting is $75/person with classic bites and dishes such as Scallops a la Plancha, Wagyu Tiradito and more.

The restaurant is also offering a vegetarian friendly menu at a lower price point of $65/person including, Queso Manchego, Ensalada Verde + Berenjenas Con Miel, among others.

Click HERE for the full menu and HERE for the vegetarian menu.

Make your reservations at Amada online here, or call (215) 625-2450.

Chez Ben, 400 Chestnut St.

This Valentine’s Day, Chez Ben pays homage to Ben Franklin, as well as his love of the French and their joie de vivre. The restaurant will be offering a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu which includes options like Shrimp & Crab Terrine, Rack of Lamb, Seared Chilean Sea Bass and more. This prix-fixe option is $40/person. The menu also includes an optional $20 wine pairing menu featuring Whispering Angel.

Make your reservations at Chez Ben online here, or call (215) 931-4260

 

WEST PHILADELPHIA

Distrito, 3945 Chestnut St.

Celebrate love at Distrito, the lively hotspot, for authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is offering an affordable V-Day special 3-course menu for $30/person starting with a selection of classic dishes including Tuna Ceviche and Queso Fundido and ending on a sweet note with the decedent Chocolate Enchiladas topped with raspberries and cream.

Click HERE for the full menu.

Make your reservations at Distrito online here, or call (215) 222-1657.

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE:

Scarpetta, 210 W Rittenhouse Square

Perhaps Philadelphia’s most romantic neighborhood, Rittenhouse Square, is the perfect location to host the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner. For a meal that’s truly special, reserve a table at Scarpetta to indulge in a four-course prix-fixe menu for $68. The special tasting begins with a selection of dishes such as the Raw Yellowtail and Roasted Beet Salad, followed by your choice of Scarpetta’s famed Spaghetti Tomato & Basil, Filet Mignon and more. Top off the night with a sweet treat to end an enchanting evening. 

Click HERE for the full menu.

Make your reservations at Scarpetta online here, or call (215) 558-4199.

Barclay Prime, 237 S. 18th St.

STARR Restaurants’ award-winning boutique steakhouse in Rittenhouse Square, Barclay Prime, is a perfect date-night spot to splurge. The interior itself is romantic with dimmed lighting and the classic surroundings of the Barclay building. A dining room like no other, with its modern library look, sleek bookshelves wrapped from wall-to-wall, and stunning crystal chandeliers draped elegantly throughout the room. Begin a shared appetizer with a taste of the ocean from the “create-your-own" shellfish sampler and finish with the prime 28 day dry-aged Ribeye. *If you’re looking for an early night out, the restaurant offers a happy hour menu beginning at 4:30p.m., that includes dishes on the standard dinner menu and $7 cocktails.

Click HERE for the full happy hour menu and HERE for the full dinner menu.

Make your reservations at Barclay Prime online here, or call (215) 732-756.

CENTER CITY:

Volvér, 300 S. Broad St.

Start your evening at Volvér, the romantic, five-star restaurant in the Kimmel Center. The three-course pre-theater menu is the perfect just before a show. For $55/person indulge in creative dishes like Milk & Cereal (it’s not what you expect!) and for the main course options include Berto’s Halibut, Crispy Lamb Chops, and more.

Not seeing a show? Volvér’s legendary Chef’s Tasting menu has been recreated just for Valentine’s Day! The prix-fixe dinner is $85/person with a wine pairing option for $65. Dive in to decadence with lite bites to start, followed by snacks with the main event including King Crab Rissoto. End on a high note with the Origins Chocolate Mousse or Caramel Egg.

Click HERE for the full pre-theater menu and HERE for the Chef’s Tasting menu

Make your reservation at Volvér online here, or call (215) 670-3202.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille, 225 S. Broad St.

What says date night more than dinner and a show? For a night out on the Avenue of the Arts, one of Philadelphia’s liveliest districts, reserve a table at Del Frisco’s Grille! Valentine’s Day offerings include a very special 45-day Dry-Aged Prime Strip, as well as Broiled Twin Lobster Tails. A variety of small, shareable plates, along with Del Frisco’s signature prime, hand cut steaks are also on the menu. To end the evening, Del Frisco’s Grille has no shortage of lavish dessert options, including Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie to end the evening in sacchariferous bliss!

Click HERE for the full menu.

Make your reservation at Del Frisco’s Grille online here, or call (215) 309-1154.

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA:

Noord, 1046 Tasker St.

Grab your favorite brews and bottles and enjoy Noord’s 5-course Valentine’s menu for $75/person. Hailed as one of the country’s favorite restaurants, expect to find plenty of fresh, natural ingredients in each course starting with a traditional Smorrebrod of House Smoked Whitefish, followed by dishes such Roasted Cauliflower Bisque and leading into the main course including Beer & Honey Stewed Cornish. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like finishing your night with housemade Belgian Dark & White Chocolate Bark. The unique culinary style of the Dutch cuisine is perfect for the adventurous foodie couple.

Click HERE for the full menu

Make your reservations at Noord online here, or call (267) 909-9704.

 

FISHTOWN:

Aether, 1832 Frankford Ave.

BONUS: Wow your date with reservations at aether, Fishtown’s newest hot spot that’s perfect for date night! From the restaurant group that brings the acclaimed elements and Mistral in Princeton and Mistral KOP comes a seafood-centric concept serving up a variety of affordable raw bar options alongside a handful of pastas, cooked seafood, and meat options to round out the menu. For a truly special Valentine’s day meal, patrons can indulge in the romantic Raw Bar Tower, presented beautifully with a variety of oysters, scallop crudo, crab, lobster tail and an optional caviar add-on.

Call (267) 875-1832 to make reservations.

For readers not venturing into the City for V-day, please see two suburban options:

Davio’s King of Prussia, 200 Main Street, King of Prussia

Bring your date to Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, located at King of Prussia Town Center, for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day. In addition to the regular dinner menu, Davio’s King of Prussia will offer a special three-course prix-fixe menu, which includes specially prepared items by Executive Chef Ted Iwachiw such as Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Truffle Fonduta and Center Cut Filet Mignon, Grilled Shrimp, Roasted Garlic Creamy Potatoes, Asparagus, Vin Cotto. The Davio’s Valentine's menu will be available Thursday, February 14 only for $75 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity).

Call (610) 337-4810 to make reservations.

Revolution Chop House, Valley Forge Casino Resort- 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia

Make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable this year at Valley Forge Casino’s Revolution Chop House with a special three-course menu at Revolution Chop House. Enjoy a $100 dinner for two, choose from Roasted Oysters, Duck Breast, Filet Mignon and more. Upon entering the restaurant, each guest will receive a rose. In addition, the resort is offering a surprise & delight, with red carnations given away on the casino gaming floor.

Click HERE for the full menu.

Make your reservations at Revolution Chop House online here, or call (610) 768-5003.

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