Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to plan your romantic night out. Whether you’re taking the lead or giving your sweetie gentle hints as to where you’ve been wanting to dine (pro tip: share this post!), we’ve rounded up the best spots. Our top picks for Valentine’s Day 2018.


To turn up the romance:

Vivace Charlotte

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Chef John Caputo agrees that the best way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach. Embrace the warm and romantic atmosphere of Vivace (complete with askyline view) and dine on the chef-crafted four-course tasting menu. Begin your celebration early by enjoying the menu on Feb. 9 and 10 before it is offered again on Feb. 14.  $65 per person. Reserve online or by calling 704.370.7755.



JP Charlotte

Woo your date at JP Charlotte, where they will be offering a three-course menu Feb. 9, 10 and 14. Highlights include tableside lobster bisque, a beef and scallop entree and a deconstructed carrot cake for dessert. View the full menu here. $48+ per guest, $70 per guest with wine pairing. Call 704.335.2064 or book online using OpenTable.


Bistro La Bon

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Take your sweetheart on a culinary adventure at Bistro la Bon. Choose from sharable small plates and delectable entrees with an international flair. Reserve your table by calling 704.333.4646 or booking online.


The Fig Tree Restaurant

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No Valentine’s Day round-up is complete without mention of The Fig Tree Restaurant, voted one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants of 2018. Book on  OpenTable.



Always romance with sweeping skyline views at Fahrenheit. Their Valentine’s Day menu, offered Feb. 14-18, features a baked 10 oz. lobster tail udon entree and dark chocolate coconut truffles. View the full menu here. Call to reserve your seat: 980.237.6718.


The Pump House

Dine riverside at The Pump House, where Executiev Chef Michael Griswold will serve a three-course meal crafted for romance. $85+ per couple. View the menu here. Call to reserve: 803.329.8888. Menu offered Feb. 14-17.


To try something new:


Experience this new Uptown dining destination with a sharable five-course tasting menu shared with your Valentine. View the menu here and reserve now on OpenTable. $175 per couple. Menu offered Feb. 10 – 17.


Draught Charlotte

You may not have tried Draught for date night, but it’s a don’t-miss on our list this year. Enjoy one appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a bottle of champagne for $40 per couple.


The Imperial

After dinner, indulge in Imperial’s date night package: two craft cocktails or signature martinis and a bottle of wine or champagne for $40.



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South End’s newest culinary hotspot is taking reservations now for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a three-course meal with your choice of entrees and sides to share. View the menu here and book your table online.


The Packhouse

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The Packhouse will offer a Valentine’s menu including crab-stuffed flounder or rosemary chicken, and other specials. View here to preview the full menu. $35 per person, $20 additional for wine pairings. Reserve by calling 980.938.5709 or on OpenTable.


If Wine is on Your Mind:

Corkbuzz Charlotte

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Book a table for you and your sweetie at Corkbuzz Charlotte, where you’ll enjoy a four-course dinner and Sommelier curated flights available with each course. View the menu online and reserve your spot. $65+ per person.


Bonterra Dining & Wine Room

Known for both its culinary excellence and wine program, Bonterra fits the bill for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy a four-course dinner for $129 per couple. Reserve by calling 704.333.9463 or online.


To dine at a Charlotte staple: 

The Asbury

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In the heart of Uptown, Chef Krenz will serve a four-course tasting menu with wine pairings. $85 per person. Preview the menu here. Reserve by calling 704.341.1193 or online.