Valentine’s Day 2017 Romantic Restaurant Recommendations
Foundry on Elm in Somerville, MA
They are offering a 3-course dinner for 45$ pp with wine pairing for an additional 20$. There is also an optional mini seafood tower for 2 that can be added for 30$
Some sample dishes include fried oysters, sweet potato spaetzle with warm maple cream, Filet with truffle bordelaise sauce.
You can book at opentable.com or by calling the restaurant at 617-628-9999. They are located at 255 Elm St, Davis Square in Somerville. Check out the complete menu at www.foundryonelm.com
The Top of the Hub in Boston on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center. This is one of the only large scale restaurants that we are suggesting. Mainly because you cannot go wrong here and it truly is a romantic and beautiful place. There are not better views of the city and the service is impeccable.
They are offering a 4-course menu for 125$ pp with an additional 30$pp with wine pairings. They are offering live entertainment from 8 pm to 12:30 am. This is a place that does late reservations.
Some sample dishes include Basil pesto crusted double lamb chops, Jumbo lump crab and scallop mousseline cake, winter squash soup with baked ricotta crostini and Godiva chocolate mousse cake.
You can make reservations at opentable.com or by calling the restaurant directly at 617-536-1775. A credit card is required to make a reservation for Valentine’s.
They are located at 800 Boylston St in Boston on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center. You can view their menu at www.topofthehub.net
Deadhorse Hill in Worcester is a popular new restaurant. They are offering a 4-course French menu for 85 $ pp with an optional 30$ pp wine pairing. They are also offering the special menu 2/10-2/12.
It is beautifully decorated restaurant with rustic wooden tables and bar with exposed beams. They have a passion for food, innovation and hospitality.
Some sample items are smoked trout rillettes, pate de campagne (country), and halibut en papillote with fennel, lemon and thyme.
Reservations can be made on opentable.com or by calling 774-420-7107.
They are located at 281 Main St. in Worcester. You can view their full menu at www.deadhorsehill.com
TekNique Restaurant in Bedford NH is offering a 6-course menu for 100$pp with includes a sparkling wine to start. Additional wine pairings are available at 30$pp. They are not serving their regular menu.
TekNique is a chef-owned casual fine dining establishment. Attention to detail is predominant in both the food and decoration of the restaurant. It is elegant but not stuffy.
Sample items include pan seared scallops with risotto, pecan coated short ribs and tuna poke.
They are located at 170 Route 101 in Bedford NH. Reservations can be made on opentable.com or by calling 603-488-5629. You can view their full menu at www.restauranttechnique.com
Epoch at the Exeter Inn in Exeter NH is offering 4-course menu for 65$pp.
Epoch’s menu is creative and modern without being contrived. Located in a quaint New England Inn, the dining room is warm and cozy with a lot of windows overlooking the grounds.
Sample items include Chilled jumbo asparagus salad, Bronzed sea scallops, grilled herb and garlic rack of lamb, and espresso rubbed filet.
Epoch is located at 2 Pine St in beautiful downtown Exeter NH. You can make a reservation on opentable.com or by calling 603-772-5901. Epoch’s full menu can be viewed at www.epochrestaurant.com
Vanderbilt Grill in Newport RI is an absolutely beautiful place for Valentine’s day. They are offering a 3-course menu for 75$ pp or 103$ pp with wine pairings.
Vanderbilt Grill is in a restored mansion which offers a truly memorable dining experience. Classic and contemporary dishes that are beautifully presented are served in a warm and inviting dining room with Intimate seating arrangements and real fireplaces. Service is attentive but non-intrusive.
Sample items include Lobster and tarragon scented Bisque, Grilled filet topped with lobster béarnaise, Chocolate fondue for 2 and strawberry tiramisu.
The Vanderbilt grill is located at 41 Mary St in Newport RI. Reservations can be made on opentable.com or by calling 401-846-6200. The Vanderbilt’s full menu can be viewed at www.gracehotels.com
Treva in W. Hartford, CT is offering a 4-course menu for 69$ pp which includes a prosecco toast.
Treva is chef owned and inspired by the cuisine central and northern regions of Italy. Dishes are handcrafted daily and served in a warm and convivial atmosphere. Known for homemade pasta and bread, charcuterie and craft cocktails. Service is spot on.
Sample items include quail with wild mushrooms and ricotta, antipasto of Italian meats and cheeses, seabass with black barley and filet mignon with candied yam puree.
Treva can be found at 980 Farmington Ave in West Hartford. Reservations can be made on opentable.com or by calling 860-232-0407. The full menu can be viewed at www.trevact.com
EVO in Portland ME is offering a 5-course menu for 75$ pp and 35$ pp for wine pairings. EVO
EVO has a lot of vegetarian options and are very accommodating with food allergies. The dining room is cozy and modern, service is professional and there is a wide selection of craft cocktails. There is innovation and thoughtful touches on Mediterranean dishes.
Sample dishes include smoked oysters, roasted cauliflower, halibut with crab and roasted peppers, beef tenderloin with spinach.
EVO is located at 443 Fore St in Portland ME. Reservations can be made at opentable.com or by calling 207-358-7830. Their full menu can be seen at www.evoportland.com
Simon Pierce Restaurant in Quechee VT is offering 3-course menu for 60$pp. Voted one of America’s most romantic restaurants by Travel and Leisure.
This is located upstairs from the Simon Pierce Glass blowing Studio. The restaurant uses the glassware and pottery from the studio. They offer an Imaginative menu using fresh ingredients in a beautiful setting overlooking the Ottaquechee River. In fact part of the restaurant jets out over the river. The dining room is warm and inviting and the service it top-notch.
Sample items include a duck confit appetizer with creamy lentils and pancetta, Burrata appetizer with beets and pears, black pepper brined pork chop, and flourless chocolate cake.
Simon Pierce is located at 1760 Quechee Main St. in Quechee VT. Reservations can be made on opentable.com or by calling 802-295-1470. The full menu and details about the glass blowing studio can be found at www.simonpierce.com