We’ve found some of the most romantic restaurants across the city for the perfect date night.
If you’re looking to impress your S.O. (or just treat yourself) and it’s fine dining and wining you seek — Look no further!
In the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together some of the city’s most romantic restaurants. With indoor dining back on track, these options have a lot to offer, including cozy, magical igloos and yurts which are perfect for date night. Enjoy:
1. Zahav, Society Hill
This winter, the modern-Israeli restaurant has set up some totally romantic yurts perfect for outdoor dining. Zahav’s special yurt menu includes a 5-course meal ($190/ person) featuring some of their all-star dishes. These include their Turkish hummus with laffa, their sweet potatoes with French onion labneh and caviar, their chicken Pargiyot with Amba and green matbucha, their Chraime, a North African tomato-pepper fish stew, and for dessert their Turkish coffee mousse.
Find Zahav at 237 St James Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
2. Harper’s Garden, Center City
This Center City restaurant has set up some adorable greenhouses for outdoor dining and they make for a totally intimate and romantic evening. At Harper’s Garden’s greenhouses, you’ll be able to enjoy the full dining and cocktail menu so pretty much everything is up for grabs. Options include, but are not limited to the “‘Murica Burger” with double-stacked brisket blend, cooper cheese, pickles, minced onion, dijon, ketchup in a milk bread bun, Farfalle pasta with autumn spiced Wagyu beef meatballs, sunchoke, onion jus and labneh, and mini apple pie with spiced pecan crumb for dessert.
They also have some pretty cool and creative cocktails like their PB&J” with Dad’s Hat Rye, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey and Creme de Cassis.
Find Harper’s Garden at 31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
3. Morimoto, Center City
This totally cool Center City restaurant offers some of the best Japanese fusion food and sushi in town. Showcasing Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s award-winning cuisine, Morimoto offers a wide array of dishes that draw from both ancient Japanese tradition and of-the-moment culinary technique. The restaurant accommodates for all styles of dining from an inventive mix-and-match a la carte meal to an opulent omakase, or tasting menu, tailored especially for you. Plus, their new, glowing chalets will make for a totally fun and romantic dinner outdoors!
Find Morimoto at 723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
4. Vetri Cucina, Washington Square West
Award-winning Italian cuisine for date night? Sign us up! At Vetri Cucina, you’ll be able to enjoy premier Italian dishes in the shape of a scrumptious four-course tasting menu. This culinary feast of prosciutto, spinach gnocchi, lamb with polenta and molten pistachio cake (just to name a few options) is perfect for those looking to share an upscale dinner with their S.O. to celebrate a special occasion!
Find Vetri Cucina at 1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
5. Alpen Rose, Gayborhood
One can never go wrong when choosing a classic steakhouse for date night. At Alpen Rose, you’ll be able to enjoy mouthwatering steaks, lobster and baked Alaskas in a dim and sultry setting. The intimate restaurant only seats up to 40 guests at a time and is perfect for cozying up with your date during an intimate and dimly lit dinner. Just make sure to book ahead of time!
Find Alpen Rose at 116 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
6. Hiroki, Fishtown
This omakase-only restaurant consists of only a small, dimly lit room. Perfect for cozying up close with your date, at Hiroki, you’ll be able to enjoy around 20 different courses served piece by piece straight from the chef. Sit down, relax and enjoy an intimate dinner as you try some of the best Japanese fare in town.
Find Hiroki at the corner of Lee &, Master St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, Philadelphia, PA 19122
7. The Love, Rittenhouse Square
Could there be a more appropriate restaurant? Aptly named The Love, this Rittenhouse outpost offers a fresh take on new American fare with dishes like spaghetti and lobster and their star entree consisting of fried chicken, grits and collard greens. Whether you choose to dine inside their lovely decorated dining room or one of their outdoor chalets you’re always in for a relaxed yet totally romantic date at The Love.
Find The Love at 130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
8. The Dandelion, Center City
Are you down for a little trip across the pond? International travel may be a no go at the moment, but you can still whisk your date away to the romantic English countryside in just one bite at The Dandelion. This English gastropub serves great versions of British classics, like fish and chips, Welsh rarebit and of course the oh-so-famous Yorkshire pudding. Plus, their fire pit is perfect for cozying up with a pint or two. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported straight to the British isles!
Find The Dandelion at 124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
[Featured image: Instagram / @morimotopa]