14 Romantic Places to Dine Around the Main Line
These intimate spots are perfect for Valentine’s Day and other special occasions.
Blending upscale quality with a laid back vibe, this recent addition to the Main Line has a few dishes especially for those in love, like tonnarelli and lobster, ribeye for two and a decadent warm chocolate tart for two.
138 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon.
Still sporting their own newlywed glow, owners/chefs Tara Buzan and Alex Hardy promise a lovingly crafted evening in their intimate, candlelit BYOB with an impressive five-course meal that includes Thomas Keller oysters and pearls, Lancaster County aged quail, raviolo of duck and an A5 Japanese miyazaki wagyu.
11 Louella Court, Wayne.
On Feb. 17, Catherine’s Restaurant will host its annual Lovers Lane five-course Brunch for two with wild mushroom lump crab soup, a lobster and grilled asparagus crepe and a sparkling blackberry mimosa.
1701 W. Doe Run Road, Unionville.
Share the love at a family-friendly Valentine’s brunch on Feb. 17. Starters include breakfast pastries and fruit salad, followed by omelette and carving stations. Try peach cobbler for dessert. The bar pours craft beer and shakes creative cocktails, too.
123 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs.
Relax in this upscale, intimate spot with a full bar. For Valentine’s Day, chef Francisco Ramirez plans to highlight lobster ravioli, whole Dover sole for two and housemade Nutella gelato with fresh berries.
915 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.
Take in vineyard views beside a crackling fire at this award-winning winery, which will be offering Valentine’s wine pairings for two. The four-course gourmet dinner is prepared by local favorite Talula's Table and includes braised short rib or Scottish salmon paired with the vineyard’s aged French oak Cabernet Franc.
700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square.
Always consistent and welcoming, Portabellos makes you feel at home. Enjoy a prix fixe three-course chef’s menu for Valentine’s Day, which includes a champagne toast.
115 W. State St., Kennett Square.
Owner/chef Sean Weinberg is once again offering a traditional four-course prix fixe tasting menu for Valentine’s Day, complete with antipasto, veal sweetbread and porcini mushroom ravioli, grilled trout fillet and a decadent chocolate lava cake.
7 W. King St., Malvern.
Chef Ernesto Guzman is offering a three-course menu that has something to please everyone. Expect to find cod brandade on brioche toast, oysters Rockefeller, airline chicken with Grand Marnier sauce and lump crab meat with potato galette and wilted spinach on the menu. Go for the bananas foster to complete your romantic meal.
26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr.
Enjoy a five-course French country dinner by chef Michele Haines in this historic Euro-artistic farmhouse. The meal includes a fourth course cheese pairing with a glass of sparkling Loire Valley Cremant.
164 Barren Hill Road, Conshohocken.
Enjoy a four-course farm-to-table menu at the Main Line’s newest must-see greenhouse-style destination. Enjoy crispy olives, warm mushroom conserva, beef culotte steak and a mini version of the signature chocolate terrarium dessert.
138 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon
Bring your favorite bottle and get ready to be wooed in fairytale-like ambience at Terrain Café in Glen Mills. The Valentine’s menu offers seared Atlantic tuna, sweet potato and olive tapenade, rosemary crackers and butter lettuce, radish, grapes and dill and buttermilk dressing.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills.
This historic spot, and former bank, serves as a romantic backdrop for an already proven winter menu with additional chef specials. You can’t go wrong with local mushroom soup and the pasta du jour.
10 Exchange Place, West Grove.
Executive chef/owner Scott Morozin wants to introduce a bit of nuance to Valentine’s Day dining, so he’s preparing a six-course tasting menu that includes duck confit and yellow curry filled ravioli with wood ear mushrooms and poultry consommé.
102 E. State St., Kennett Square.