Valentine’s Day In Philadelphia 2015: A Guide To Valentine’s Day Dinners At Restaurants In Neighborhoods Across Philly

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Love is in the air! Take your Valentine to a special dinner at any one of a number of restaurants throughout Philadelphia. (Photo by E. Mencher for Visit Philadelphia)

Wine and dine on Valentine’s Day at any one of more than 50 restaurants serving up romantic meals.

Treat your sweetheart to a tantalizing meal of everything from French fare and Mexican food to Italian eats and Spanish tapas.

We’ve noted whether dinners are prix-fixe or à la carte and whether the Valentine’s Day special is available on just February 14, or the days surrounding it, too.

Read on for our guide to Valentine’s Day dinners in Philadelphia.

RITTENHOUSE

Volver

Rittenhouse, 300 S. Broad Street, 215-670-2303. Dine in the thick of the performance world at Volver, Jose Garces’ dining experience inside of the Kimmel Center. À la carte | MORE INFO

R2L

Rittenhouse, 50 S. 16th Street, 37th Floor, 215-564-5337. Enjoy sweeping city views from 37 floors up at R2L’s Valentine’s Day celebration complete with three different seatings and a three-course meal for $80 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel

Rittenhouse, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215-790-2533. The beautiful Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel is offering a five-course dinner for $125 per person. Prix-fixe | February 13-16 | MORE INFO

Square 1682 at the Hotel Palomar

Rittenhouse, 121 S. 17th Street, 215-563-5008. Square 1682 is plating its regular offerings and a special shared Valentine’s dinner menu. À la carte | MORE INFO

10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

Rittenhouse, 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273. Visit 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton for a decadent tasting dinner, which costs $195 per couple or $250 per couple with an optional wine pairing. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

R2L
Take in city views from 37 floors up while feasting on a tasty Valentine’s Day meal at R2L. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Tequila’s Restaurant

Rittenhouse, 1602 Locust Street, 215-546-0181. For a Mexican feast, head to Tequila’s, which is serving a three-course dinner for all to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

a.Kitchen and a.Bar

Rittenhouse Square’s a.kitchen will offer a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu of four courses, including a choice of two starters, one entrée and a dessert, for $75. A supplemental menu with shareable entrees for two will also be available. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Twenty Manning Grill

Rittenhouse, 261 S. 20th Street, 215-731-0900. Stroll your way through romantic Rittenhouse Square to Twenty Manning Grill for a four-course dinner for $70 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $30. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Estia

Rittenhouse, 1405-07 Locust Street, 215-735-7700. For $140 per couple, feast on a Mediterranean meal at Estia as the eatery plates a multi-course dinner on February 14. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

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Bistro St. Tropez

Rittenhouse, 2400 Market Street, 4th Floor, 215-569-9269. Fill up on four courses of plates inspired by the food of the French Riviera at Bistro St. Tropez’s Valentine’s Day dinner. Dinner ranges from $58 to $68 per person depending on the seating you choose. An optional wine pairing is available for $35. Prix-fixe | February 13 & 14 | MORE INFO

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MIDTOWN VILLAGE

Jamonera

Midtown Village, 105 S. 13th Street, 215-922-6061. For Spanish tapas on Valentine’s Day, head to Jamonera. The eatery is plating a $75 four-course dinner for all lovebirds. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Fork
Tons of popular restaurants are opening their doors for special Valentine’s Day meals this year. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Barbuzzo

Midtown Village, 110 S. 13th Street, 215-546-9300. Take your sweetie to Barbuzzo for a $75 four-course dinner. Be sure to order the delicious salted caramel budino for dessert. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Lolita

Five courses will fill plates at Lolita this Valentine’s Day as the restaurant serves up a Mexican dinner for $75 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Little Nonna’s

Midtown Village, 1234 Locust Street, 215-546-2100. Enjoy four courses of varied Italian fare at Little Nonna’s for $75 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Mercato

Midtown Village, 1216 Spruce Street, 215-985-2962. Mercato is offering a four-course chef’s tasting menu for $75 per person. Don’t forget to BYOB. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Valanni

Midtown Village, 1229 Spruce Street, 215-790-9494. Visit Valanni for a four-course tasting menu for $75 per person. An optional bottle of wine or champagne for an added cost of $35. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Mixto

Midtown Village, 1141 Pine Street, 215-592-0363. Mixto is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special four-course menu featuring traditional Latin flavors and a bottle of red or white wine for $65 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

The Farm and Fisherman

Midtown Village, 1120 Pine Street, 267-687-1555. Bring a bottle of wine and head to The Farm and Fisherman for a four-course dinner ringing in at $80 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Barbuzzo
Visit Barbuzzo, pictured above, for a multi-course Valentine’s Day feast in a cozy setting.(Photo by N. Santos for Visit Philadelphia)

M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel

Midtown Village, 231 S. 8th Street, 215-625-6666. The romantic M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel is dishing a $65 four-course dinner for lovebirds. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Pennsylvania 6

Midtown Village, 114 S. 12th Street, 267-639-5606. Enjoy a four-course candlelight dinner at Pennsylvania 6 for $75 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

City Food Tour at Green Eggs Cafe

Midtown Village, 212 S. 13th Street, 267-861-0314. Green Eggs Cafe hosts City Food Tours as they present an aphrodisiac dinner on Valentine’s Day. Head out for one of two seatings (at 5 or 8 p.m.) for three-courses of tantalizing fare for $69 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

OLD CITY

Moshulu

Old City, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, 215-923-2500. In addition to its a la carte menu, the Moshulu is offering a four-course prix-fixe “Sweetheart Menu” for Valentine’s Day weekend. À la carte | Prix-fixe | February 13-15 | MORE INFO

Fork

Old City, 306 Market Street, 215-625-9425. Fork is offering a $95 prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner for Old City diners. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

High Street on Market

Old City, 308 Market Street, 215-625-0988. Fill up on the freshest seasonal plates at High Street on Market’s $75 Valentine’s Day dinner. The resto will be serving up a “Leave it to us” menu.
Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Panorama

Old City, 14 N. Front Street, 215-922-7800. Panorama celebrates Valentine’s Day all week long with a three-course dinner for two for $80, available for either lunch or dinner. À la carte | February 7-15 | MORE INFO

Positano Coast

Old City, 212 Walnut Street, 215-238-0499. Positano Coast will serve up a Chef’s special limited a la carte menu on February 14 along with aphrodisiac cocktails and an oyster and champagne pairing menu. À la carte | MORE INFO

Spirit of Philadelphia

Old City, 401 South Columbus Boulevard, 866-455-3866. The Spirit of Philadelphia is offering Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner cruises of the Delaware River that include a rose for each table as well as a champagne toast. À la carte | February 13 & 14 | MORE INFO

Cuba Libre

Old City, 10 S. 2nd Street, 215-627-0666. The theme for Valentine’s Day at Cuba Libre this year? Latin Lovers & Lushes, featuring a special menu, champagne cocktails and desserts like Aphrodite’s Cheesecake. À la carte | February 13 & 14 | MORE INFO

Little Nonna's
For an Italian dinner on Valentine’s Day, haed to Little Nonna’s in Midtown Village. (Photo by E. Mencher for Visit Philadelphia)

Han Dynasty

Old City, 123 Chestnut Street, 215-922-1888. Add some spice (literally) to your night with menu options from Han Dynasty’s regular menu. Start with an order of dan dan noodle and explore the spicy menu. Not a fan of spicy food? Be warned. À la carte | MORE INFO

Red Owl Tavern

Old City, 433 Chestnut Street, 215-923-2267. Head to this restaurant in the Hotel Monaco with your Valentine’s Day sweetheart for handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices, house-cured charcuterie and more. Also enjoy special My Bloody Valentine-themed food and drink additions. À la carte | MORE INFO

The Twisted Tail

Old City, 509 South 2nd Street, 215-558-2471. The Twisted Tail will unfurl a $65 four-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day diners this year. Prix-fixe | February 13 & 14 | MORE INFO

FAIRMOUNT

Granite Hill at the PMA

Fairmount, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-763-8100. Granite Hill at the Philadelphia Museum of Art offers specialty menu from Executive Chef Gerald Drummond for February 13. After dinner, stroll through the museum as part of Art After 5. À la carte | February 13 | MORE INFO

Fare

Fairmount, 2028 Fairmount Avenue, 267-639-3063. Come Valentine’s Day, lovestruck diners at Fare can look forward to a three-course prix-fixe with a chamapgne toast for just $50 a person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Water Works Restaurant and Lounge

Fairmount, 640 Water Works Drive, 215-236-9000. Spend Valentine’s Day overlooking Boathouse Row and the Schuylkill River at Water Works Restaurant and Lounge, where a special Cupid’s Menu will be offered for Valentine’s Day. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Valentine's Day
Spend your Valentine’s Day dining next to pretty Schuylkill River views at Water Works Restaurant in Lounge.
(Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Rose Tattoo Cafe

Fairmount, 1847 Callowhill Street, 215-569-8939. Valentine’s Day means a special menu at Rose Tattoo Cafe in Fairmount, with a soups, salads and apps ranging from $10 to $16 and a number of entrees from $33 to $43. À la carte | MORE INFO

London Grill

Fairmount, 2301 Fairmount Avenue, 215-978-4545.$30 per person at London Grill gets diners a three course tasting menu with an optional wine or beer pairing. A special a la carte dinner menu will also be available. Prix-fixe | À la carte | February 13 & 14 | MORE INFO

QUEEN VILLAGE, BELLA VISTA AND EAST PASSYUNK

Ela

Queen Village, 627 S. 3rd Street, 267-687-8512. Ela is offering a four-course dinner $65 with an optional wine pairing for $30 or a six-course meal with a bottle of sparkling wine for $100. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Me N Mo Meatballs and More

Queen Village, 214 South Street, 267-928-3262. Me N Mo Meatballs and More, a new South Street resto, is offering a Valentine’s Day deal for two — $60 per couple for a bottle of wine, meatballs, house-made pasta and dessert. Prix-fixe | February 14 & 15 | MORE INFO

Beau Monde

Bella Vista, 624 S. 6th Street, 215-592-0656. Dinner will be served from 6 to 10 p.m. for Valentine’s Day diners. À la carte | MORE INFO

Brauhaus Schmitz

Bella Vista, 718 South Street, 267-909-8814. Raise a stein and enjoy German fare from Brauhaus Schmitz’s regular menu on Valentine’s Day. À la carte | MORE INFO

Hawthornes Cafe

Bella Vista, 738 S. 11th Street, 215-627-3012. Spend your Valentine’s Day at Hawthornes Cafe, which has recently reopened after a fire. Enjoy a four-course meal for $75 per person. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Bar Ferdinand
Spanish tapas will fill plates at Bar Ferdinand, pictured above, this Valentine’s Day. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Noord

East Passyunk, 1046 Tasker Street, 267-909-9704. Noord is dishing a five-course dinner for $125 per couple. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Fond

East Passyunk, 1537 S. 11th Street, 215-551-5000. Enjoy a five-course dinner for $95 per person with an optional wine pairing for $35. Prix-fixe | February 13-15 | MORE INFO

Townsend

East Passyunk, 1623 East Passyunk Avenue, 267-639-3203. Chef Townsend Wentz will prepare and serve a $75-per-person five-course French menu for Valentine’s Day. Additional specials will also be available. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Palladino’s

East Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Avenue, 267-928-4339. Palladino’s, one of the newest restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue, is serving its regular menu in addition to a number of special additions for Valentine’s Day. À la carte | February 10-14 | MORE INFO

Brigantessa

East Passyunk, 1520 East Passyunk Avenue, 267-318-7341. Brigantessa’s wood-fired pizzas, oven-fired dishes, house-cured meats, seasonal antipasti and more eats that express the cuisine of southern Italy will be available for February 14. À la carte | MORE INFO

Le Virtu

East Passyunk, 1927 East Passyunk Avenue, 215-271-5626. An impressive wine list, Abruzzese cuisine and an intimate dining room will all be showcased for Vaentine’s Day diners at Le Virtù. À la carte | MORE INFO

NORTHERN LIBERTIES AND FISHTOWN

Bardot

Northern Liberties, 447 Poplar Street, 267-639-4761. Dine at Bardot, a dimly-lit homage to Bridgette Bardot, for a variety of French-inspired plates and some special V-Day dishes. À la carte | MORE INFO

Bar Ferdinand

Northern Liberties, 1030 N. 2rd Street, 215-923-1313. Bar Ferdinand in Northern Liberties rolls out a special $65 Valentine’s Day menu, with an optional $30-per-person wine pairing. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Standard Tap

Northern Liberties. 901 North 2nd Street, 215-238-0630. Standard Tap welcomes lovers for a Valentine’s Day experience of local beer, hand-crafted cocktails, a delightful dinner menu and delicious desserts. À la carte | MORE INFO

Sandard Tap
For a more low key Valentine’s Day, look to Standard Tap for eats and local beer. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Kensington Quarters

Fishtown, 1310 Frankford Avenue, 267-314-5086. Restaurant, bar, butcher shop and classroom: Fishtown’s Kensington Quarters has it all. Check out this brand-new spot with your beloved for a Valentine’s Day treat. À la carte | MORE INFO

UNIVERSITY CITY AND WEST PHILLY

Marigold Kitchen

Spruce Hill, 501 South 45th Street, 215-222-3699. Come hungry. Marigold Kitchen is offering a sixteen course Valentine’s Day dinner for $100 per person. Prix-fixe | February 13-15 | MORE INFO

White Dog Cafe

University City, 3420 Sansom Street, 215-386-9224. White Dog Cafe is offering its regular farm-fresh menu for all Valentine’s Day diners. À la carte | MORE INFO

City Tap House

University City, 3925 Walnut Street, 215-662-0105. For a strong beer list and a tasty meal, head to City Tap House this Valentine’s Day. À la carte | MORE INFO

Zavino University City

University City, 3200 Chestnut Street, 215-823-6897. Choose a starter, main course and dessert for $25 a person for Valentine’s Day at this pizzeria and wine bar. Eight different seatings are available, starting at 5 p.m. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Aksum

Cedar Park, 4630 Baltimore Avenue, 267-275-8195. Feast on Mediterranean fare at Aksum as it serves up a prix-fixe dinner for lovebirds. Prix-fixe | MORE INFO

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

University City, 3432 Sansom Street, 215-382-3474. If seafood’s your fancy, head to Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House as the resto plates its regular menu in addition to a number of special V-Day additions. A la carte | MORE INFO

Loco Pez
Valentine’s Day dinner options run the gamut — from Mexican fare and Italian eats to Spanish tapas and American cuisine.
(Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

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  1. Hi There, No reason in particular. We always love Parc — and it’s a great spot to go anytime, including Valentine’s Day. Thanks!

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