Valentine’s Day In Philadelphia ~ Top Brunch, Dinners And Things To Do In Philly

 "AMOR" sculpture by Robert Indiana at Philadelphia Museum of Art

“AMOR” Sculpture By Robert Indiana At Philadelphia Museum of Art – Now Located At Sister Cities Park

‘Love is in the Air in Philadelphia!’ 

Philadelphia is filled with so much romance! From the iconic LOVE sculpture in LOVE Park, to the AMOR sculpture now at Sister Cities Park, to the people of this awesome city and so much more.

With Philly’s restaurant scene exploding over the year’s, we could be here for days listing the romantic restaurants. We even reached out to a few for their opinions, which will be listed below with some of our choices.

FYI – It’s advisable to call for reservations as some of the restaurants below who might be booked now for Wednesday, February 14. Some establishments below might only be open on Sunday, February 11 (which will be noted in red).

Pre-Valentine’s Day Special ~ February 13LOVE on the Move Parade ~ The LOVE sculpture, after many months of being restore, will return to John F. Kennedy Plaza, better known as LOVE Park! Starting at 10 am at the Joan of Arc statue at 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and then stopping at five other public art sculptures on or near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, before landing at LOVE Park for installation. More details, Click Here.

Brunch

Creperie Beau Monde

Saturday and Sunday, this quaint and romantic French Bistro will be offering brunch starting at 10 am and a dinner menu that evening. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, they will have specials for both lunch and dinner. On Monday, February 11, guests will be able to enjoy a Valentine’s Day Cabaret celebrating some of the most love inducing songs of all time. Hosted by Josh Schonewolf. Doors open at 6 pm & starts at 7 pm.

Bella Vista ~ 624 S 6th St (6th & Brainbridge Streets)

SkyBrunch

(Only on February 11Sky Brunch presents “QUEENS IN THE SKY—QUEENS IN LOVE,” where delicious food, great entertainment, and fabulous views meet! Brunch starts at 11 am and the show starts at noon. For details, click here.

Center City ~ 1717 Arch St, 50th Floor

Dinner

Chima Restaurant

Open 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm – $56.90 per person (includes many different cuts of meat, chicken, salad bar and more) and each couple will receive a complimentary Rodizio card & a photo!  ~ For details, Click Here.

Logan Square / Penn Center ~ 1901 John F Kennedy Blvd

Abe Fisher

Get cozy as Abe Fisher is offering a 4-course meal to share for $85 per person and with a beverage pairing. ~ Menu ~

Rittenhouse – Center City West ~ 1623 Sansom St

XIX Nineteen

Located in the Hyatt at The Bellevue, starting at 5:30 pm, enjoy a 4-course Prix-Fixe dinner for $85 per person. Call for reservations (215) 790-1919 or online click here. For full Valentine’s Day menu, Click Here.

Rittenhouse ~ 200 S Broad St #19

Cuba Libre

Enjoy several special meals with Cuba Libre’s mimosas and sangrias. Such specials as their Ceviche Mixto: Jumbo shrimp, baby octopus, fresh calamari and blue crab meat, leche de tigre sauce. Or the Pescado de Oriente: Citrus marinated whole boneless filet of striped bass a la plancha, “Chino-Cubano” fried rice and baby sprouts salad. For details, click here.

Old City ~ 10 S 2nd St (near Market St)

Tri Cafe

For those you want a casual setting, but very tasty food, guests will enjoy Valentine’s Day specials to include enticing wines and an exquisite cheese and chocolate plate! ~ Valentine’s Day Menu (waiting for update) ~ Call for updates – Tri Cafe Rittenhouse at 123 S 18th St (215) 972-8742 or Tria Taproom at 2005 Walnut St (215) 557-8277 or Tria Cafe Washington Square at 1137 Spruce St (215) 629-9200.

 3 locations, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West & Filter Square ~ Locations ~

Gnocchi

This quaint romantic establishment makes you feel like you are in Italy! Chef Missoum Khemici will be creating Italian food from scratch with love on Valentine’s Day from 5 pm to 10 pm!

Queen Village ~ 613 E Passyunk Ave

R2L

Enjoy a beautiful skyline view of the city while taking pleasure in a special Valentine’s Day menu. 3-Course menu for $85 per person. (deposit required)

Rittenhouse ~ 50 S. 16th St 37th Floor

Creperie Beau Monde

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, they will have specials for both lunch and dinner. On Monday, February 11, guests will be able to enjoy a Valentine’s Day Cabaret celebrating some of the most love inducing songs of all time. Hosted by Josh Schonewolf. Doors open at 6 pm & starts at 7 pm.

Bella Vista ~ 624 S 6th St (6th & Brainbridge Streets)

La Famiglia Ristorante 

Enjoy an old world inspired menu, an exquisite wine list and flawless service to create a romantic and memorable dining experience.

Old City ~ 8 S Front St, Philadelphia

Vernick Food & Drink

Opening at 5 pm, enjoy an intoxicating atmosphere with fabulous food. 

Rittenhouse ~ 2031 Walnut St

Bridget Foy’s (will rebuild – closed for now)

A Bi-level space that offers eclectic American fare will be offering a sweetheart of a deal all weekend long from February 10 – 14! The three-course prix fixe meal costs $35 per person and features selections such as oysters casino starter, a parmesan-crusted lamb entrée and spinach cannelloni dish and decadent desserts, including a coveted salted caramel budino offering! Menu, click here

South Street Headhouse District – Society Hill ~ 200 South St

Rose Tattoo Cafe

Lovely restaurant with floral arrangements all throughout the establishment. Appreciate a Valentine’s Day menu with appetizers ranging from $10 to $16 and entrees from $32 to $42. Opens at 4 pm.

Fairmount ~ 1847 Callowhill St

Talula’s Daily & Talula’s Garden

Enjoy these casual and cozy Stephen Starr restaurants. Enjoy brunch or dinner at Talula’s Garden or a special chef’s tasting menu for dinner.

Washington Square ~ 208 Washington Square & 210 Washington Square

Bistro Romano

Listed as one of 100 romantic restaurants by Open Table, this intimate Italian eatery with a rustic vibe will celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long with a Prix-Fixe $78 special menu

Society Hill ~ 120 Lombard St

City Tavern

Chef Staib will create the Most Romantic Evening in Philadelphia. The evening will include a candlelit dinner in one of City Tavern’s elegantly appointed dining rooms.  You will enjoy strolling musicians playing in the background while you sip champagne. Chef has even arranged for every ladies to leave with a rose. $79.95 per person (tax & gratuity are additional). Valentine’s Day menu, Click Here.

Old City ~ 138 South 2nd Street at Walnut Street

Fine Palate

Enjoy a four-course meal & indulge in their live King Cab while it’s still available, or the buffalo fillet mignon or duck confit. For menu, Click Here.

Rittenhouse Square ~ 231 S. 15th St ~ (267) 318-7971

Little Nonna’s

Guests will enjoy a lovely four-course meal for $65 per person. Your third course choices are chicken parmigiana, butternut squash tortelli, seared bronzino picatta and marsala braised veal osso bucco. Reservations not needed, but they are strongly recommended.~ Special Menu ~

Washington Square West ~1234 Locust St ~ (215) 546-2100

Paradiso Restaurant

This romantic Italian fine dining establishment incorporates locally sourced ingredients with each house-made dish, plus your can savor their global wines list.

East Passyunk ~ 1627 E Passyunk Ave

Vedge

The restaurant will serving inventive vegan & vegetarian small plates in a charming old mansion will have a five-course tasting with optional wine pairing.

Midtown Village ~ 1221 Locust St

M Restaurant

This neighborhood gem is offering a 4 course menu for $75. For details, Click Here.

Washington Square – Located in Morris House Hotel ~ 231 S 8th St

Rex 1516 

Southern-inflected eatery offers creative dishes and drinks in a rustic space clad in reclaimed wood with a romantic bar. Opening at 5 pm, there will be their regular menu and an a la carte menu as well.

South Street West - 1516 South St

Twenty Manning

New American eatery set in a double brownstone with stylish setting will have a five-course tasting menu for $65 per person. ~ Menu ~ (waiting for update 2018)

Rittenhouse ~ 261 S 20th St

Plough and the Stars

You don’t need a passport to this Irish establishment. Warm yourself by the fire or sit at the many different seating areas and savor a special Valentine’s Day menu.

Old City ~ 123 Chestnut Street (Enter On N 2nd St)

Paris Wine Bar at London Grill

Upscale New American fare with a special area in back for romance. There will be a special Valentine’s Day menu to enjoy.

Fairmount ~ 2301 Fairmount Ave

Kensington Quarters

Offering brunch and dinner prix-fixe meals where both vegetarian and meaty options are available set in a warehouse with wood tables and an industrial feel.

Fishtown/Northern Liberties ~ 1310 Frankford Ave

Fork

Sophisticated New American cuisine, delight in a Prix-Fixe four-course meal for $99 a person or their house menu for $78 per person. For details, click here.

Old City ~ 306 Market St

Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse

Enjoy a special version of Lacroix’s five-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day, along with a wine pairing option that’s sure to please your Valentine. 

Rittenhouse Square ~ 210 West Rittenhouse Square

Caffe Valentino

2-story Italian BYOB that offers a taste of Puglia (a region in southern Italy) in a brightly colored space filled with natural light.

Pennsport ~ 1245 S 3rd St

Twisted Tail

This establishment brings southern charm and romance to your evening. Enjoy a special 4 course menu for $70 with music as well. For details, click here.

Society Hill ~ 509 South 2nd Street

Beck’s Cajun Cafe

Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding for Valentines Weekend! Sweets for the Sweet! (2018 Still waiting to hear back if they will have this special this year ) Buy 1 & get the 2nd ½ off! From Sunday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 14 try Beck’s complimentary Raspberry Chambord Crème Anglaise sauce on top of their bread pudding! Click Here.

Reading Terminal Market & 30th Street Station

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Romantic Date Ideas & Attractions

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Valentine’s Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing

This event is for both couples or singles, which is held at the Alchemist Society on 1110 N Front St. Enjoy a 5-course guided tasting that includes a background on the intertwining origins of both fermented edibles and some of the most gorgeous handmade chocolates we’ve ever seen. For more details, Click Here.

Blue Cross RiverRink & Winterfest

Skate hand in hand at the Blue Cross RiverRink and then afterwards, head over to the tent at Winterfest for some food and drinks.

Penn’s Landing at Delaware River Waterfront ~ 101 South Columbus Boulevard

Sweetheart Skate at Dilworth Park

February 14 ~ From 4 pm to 8 pm at Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Buy one admission and get one admission free to skate with your sweetheart. Come and skate to love songs new and old. ~ Sweetheart Skate at Dilworth Park ~

Dilworth Park ~ 15th & Market Streets

#KimmelMingle at the Kimmel Center on Valentine’s Day

February 14 ~ FREE unticketed event – Starting at 9 pm. Enjoy their live concert series Sittin’ in and let the Kimmel Center set the mood. Come early to grab a cocktail from the bar and meet new people. Single? Let the Kimmel Center be your wingman. In a relationship? This date night will have it all: ambiance, cocktails, and live music. For details, Click Here.

Kimmel Center ~ 300 S Broad St

LOVE Park

Take a memorable photo with the LOVE sculpture in the background, now back at LOVE Park.

15th & Arch Streets

AMOR Sculpture in Sister Cities Park

Take a memorable LOVE photo at the AMOR sculpture! For more details, Click Here.

Sister Cities Park at 18th St & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Mueller Chocolate Company

Looking to buy your sweetheart some delectable chocolates, head on over to Mueller’s Chocolates inside the Reading Terminal Market!

Reading Terminal Market ~ 51 N 12th St

Anti-Valentine’s Day

For those that are single or who just don’t get into Valentine’s Day, head on over to Tap Room on 19th for some good company, food & drinks. From 11 am to 2 am. For more details, Click Here.

Tap Room on 19th ~ 2400 S 19th St

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