Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means reservations are filling up quickly for the biggest date night of the year. We’re here to take the stress out of planning with our list of where to dine this Valentine’s Day in Charlotte.
1961 East 7th St.
The intimate and upscale ambiance of Elizabeth’s newcomer makes The Stanley a perfect choice for a romantic dinner. They’ll offer a five-course chef tasting menu ($85 per person) with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $45 per person. Call 980.299.2741 or book your reservation online.
303 S. Church St.
In addition to their regular options, Angeline’s will offer guests the opportunity to taste their way through a special four-course sharable menu together. Menu highlights include Wood Fired Veal Chop, Pan Seared Wild Striped Bass and a chocolate cake to end the evening on a sweet note. View the four-corse sharable tasting menu and make reservations here. $100 for two.
Whether you head to their SouthPark or Myers Park location, Reid’s can be your Valentine’s Day dining destination with these swoon-worthy dinner specials:
Reid’s SouthPark Specials:
- Appetizers: Pistachio-crusted seared scallops and winter squash ravioli filled with squash puree tossed with a pumpkin seed pesto cream sauce.
- Entrees: Crispy skin haddock- accompanied with vegetable and lentil tomato stew, 8 oz filet with a mushroom potato cake and squash vegetable medley
- Desserts: Blood orange champagne crème brûlée, Chocolate entremets- layered with passion fruit panna cotta, strawberry mousse and a hazelnut crunch.
Reid’s Myers Park Specials:
- Lobster stuffed flounder with lemon butter drizzle and lemon candied carrots
- Ossobuco with ricotta mashed potatoes (pictured)
222 S Caldwell St.
Treat your date (or yourself!) to a Valentine’s Day dinner with a view. Fahrenheit’s holiday menu includes dishes like the wagyu flat iron satay, baked Chilean sea bass and lamb bolognese fettuccini.
Dilworth Tasting Room
300 East Tremont St.
For wine and food lovers, Dilworth Tasting Room will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu complete with a complimentary glass of wine. Menu highlights included melted brie for two, coffee braised short ribs and apple rum bread pudding a la mode. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended, call 704.595.3337or reserve online.
2410 Park Road
Fran’s Valentine’s Day menu starts with appetizers including Crispy polenta cake with sautéed shrimp & spicy pomodoro sauce, Butternut squash “risotto” with pan-seared scallops, PEI mussels in Thai red curry coconut broth and Fran’s meatball with pomodoro sauce & fresh ricotta cheese.
For your entrees choose from Lobster linguine, Filet mignon, Pan-roasted halibut, Dijon mustard crusted Colorado lamb chops, Pork scallopine and Butternut squash & kale risotto.
The sweet finale includes Fig miso pudding with butterscotch shortbread cookie, Chocolate bread pudding, Vanilla cheesecake with tipsy dried fruit compote and Red velvet cake.
Fin & Fino
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts
To get a taste of the coast without leaving Uptown, head to Fin & Fino, where their four-course Valentine’s Day menu includes a 6oz filet mignon, snapper, scallops, stuffed lobster tails, and even wild boar and octopus. And did we mention your choice of a starter and dessert/. $99 per guest, includes tax and gratuity.
1508 B South Mint St.
Chef Mike Noll and Mixologist Amanda Britton will curate the four-course menu at Bardo, where dinner specials are accompanied by perfectly paired wine and cocktails. Three seatings: 5, 7 and 9 p.m. $240 per couple, inclusive of gratuity and tax.
225 S Poplar St.
Haymaker will host a three-course menu for Valentine’s Day, featuring a mix of local and regional meats and vegetarian dishes, plus something sweet to finish off your holiday meal. $65 per person. Three seatings: 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Call 704.626.6116 or make your reservation online.
235 N Tryon St.
4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 170
Another Charlotte restaurant extending the Valentine’s Day celebrations is Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, which will offer two special features from February 14 – 17. Indulge in an 8 oz. filet mignon with butter-poached lobster tail, seared jumbo sea scallop and grilled asparagus with yuzu hollandaise, and for dessert, a dark chocolate cheesecake with chocolate dipped strawberries, white chocolate curls and warm Godiva chocolate sauce. The steak house’s full dinner menu, wine list and cocktail menu will also be available.