9 Best Local Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine's Day
From oyster appetizers to decadent desserts, these restaurants are sure to please.
Azie's Lobster Salad//Photo by Dallyn Pavey.
This Valentine’s Day, whether keeping it casual or wooing someone special, these Main Line restaurants are sure to delight, with menus especially for the occasion.
The Valentine’s Day dining tradition continues at Paramour in Wayne on Feb. 13 and 14, with special offerings during brunch and dinner. Enjoy one of the Main Line’s most romantic settings and indulge in a seductive four-course prix fixe dinner menu artfully crafted by executive chef Eric Goods, for $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). For $35 additional per person, couples can enhance their dining experience with expertly paired wines that include a champagne toast. This Valentine’s Day menu will be offered in addition to an à la carte dinner menu.
Brunch lovers are in luck, too. Paramour will offer brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Treat your valentine to a taste of the chef’s complimentary appetizer bar and toast the occasion at a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Reservations are required for both brunch and dinner and can be made online or by calling 610-977-0600.
139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, paramourwayne.com.
Executive chef Ryan Sulikowski will prepare the ideal indulgent dessert for two this Valentine’s Day. A flourless chocolate cake, chocolate sorbet, chocolate ice cream, toasted marshmallow, peppermint snow and dehydrated chocolate is paired with an ice cream sandwich featuring cocoa chocolate chip cookies. Chef Ryan is pairing the decadent treat with complimentary rosé champagne. An à la carte dinner menu will also be available. The chocolate lovers’ dessert for two will be offered exclusively on February 14, from 5–9 p.m.
Treat your special someone to a romantic dinner or farm fresh brunch with seasonal specials, champagne and signature desserts all weekend long. Reservations are highly suggested and can be made online.
200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700, www.whitedog.com.
Azie in Media is cooking up something special for Valentine’s Day—and throughout the rest of the month. Chef Kazuyuki Mitsui is rolling out his special winter menu with aphrodisiac-inspired ingredients, perfect for a romantic evening. Specials include lobster salad, diver scallop carpaccio, grass-fed New York strip and a rose apple pastry for dessert. The à la carte menu will also be available.
217 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-4750, www.azie-restaurant.com.
From left: Nectar (Photo courtesy of Nectar); Glenmorgan's coconut-crusted jumbo shrimp (Photo courtesy of Glenmorgan Bar and Grill).
Glenmorgan Bar & Grill at The Radnor Hotel
Treat your loved one to a decadent Valentine's Day dinner at the Glenmorgan at The Radnor Hotel. Executive Chef Bob Williams has crafted a special menu for couples to celebrate the occasion on Saturday or Sunday evening. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or by calling (610) 341-3188.
The Radnor Hotel will serve its award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch on Valentine’s Day. Treat your sweetheart or the entire family to a bountiful buffet offering favorite sweet and savory breakfast items, hearty lunchtime dishes and a dessert display that includes a premium Belgian chocolate fountain and specially prepared sweets. View the brunch menu, then make your reservation online or by calling 610-341-3188.
593 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, www.glenmorgan.com.
Chef Patrick Feury has created a very special Valentine’s Day menu to celebrate the season. From Fire River oysters ($3 each) and “Nectar” ramen ($17) to lamb doe ($32) and seared Viking Village scallops ($29), there's a dish for every taste. Even steamed pork ($9.50) and Peking duck buns ($12) will make an appearance. For a romantic ending, share the cafe mocha bento for two ($15). Nectar’s full à la carte menu will also be available. Chef Feury's Valentine’s Day menu will be offered throughout February.
1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, 610-725-9000, www.tastenectar.com.
Love is in the air in Conshohocken at three of its hottest restaurants—Stella Blu (101 Ford St., 610-825-7060), Gypsy Saloon (128 Ford St., 610-828-8494) and Southern Cross Kitchen (8 E. 1st Ave., 484-344-5668). Celebrate with special menus from Feb. 11-14. Even Stella Blu, which is usually closed on Sundays, will be open on Feb. 14 for the occasion. Each restaurant, owned and operated by Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere, will offer an appetizer and entrée as part of its Valentine’s menu. Specialty drinks will also be available. To see the special menu offerings visit www.stellablurestaurant.com, www.gypsysaloon.com and www.southerncrosskitchen.com