I don’t know about you, but I’ve always felt that there’s nothing more romantic than fall. The crisp chill in the air, the colors, the foggy mornings… it’s all perfect for enjoying a nice, romantic meal by a cozy fireplace. But whatever your favorite season, and whether you’re trying to impress a first date, celebrate an anniversary, or are just looking for a restaurant that offers a little something more than just delicious food, ambiance is everything. When special occasions with your sweetheart call for a flawless romantic atmosphere and stellar service, try these 10 romantic restaurants in Idaho.
1. Michel's Christiania, Ketchum
Find France in the mountains of Sun Valley where this classic beauty is seemingly designed for romance. The crisp white linens and traditionally-inspired gourmet dishes are just the start, and the cathedral window in the dining room is as romantic as it gets, especially with the changing leaves in autumn or the snow falling in winter. It's absolutely magnificent from start to finish.
Address:303 Walnut Ave, Ketchum, ID 83340
2. Berryhill & Co., Boise
This elegant restaurant in downtown Boise has just the right amount of class and ambiance to make it perfect for a special evening. The exceptional menu is always prepared to perfection with just a hint of southern flair, the live piano music in the evenings adds a gentle and unexpected touch, and the service is a top notch experience that gives you and your special someone just the right amount of time to gaze into one each other's eyes.
Address: 121 N 9th St. Boise, ID 83702
3. Bella Aquila, Eagle
Bella Aquila is without a doubt a romantic garden escape at its finest. From the cascading waterfalls outside and lush landscaping right on the Boise River, to the perfect, candlelit place settings inside, it'll be love at first sight.
Address: 775 S Rivershore Ln. Eagle, ID 83616
4. Satay Bistro, Coeur d'Alene
You wouldn't know it from the outside, but this hidden gem is an elegant step above downtown dining. Eclectic and all about the details, your experience here will be an unforgettable one, starting with the stunning presentation of artistically plated dishes, each of which is creative, light, and full of flavor. While the ambiance inside is a dimly lit, cozy space, the patio is just as lovely.
Address: 2501 N 4th St. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
5. Forty-One South, Sagle
This cozy cabin-like setting in north Idaho is made all the more romantic with the addition of a crackling fireplace to set the mood. The stunning waterfront views through the floor-to-ceiling windows only serve to add ambiance and natural beauty to what will already no doubt be a memorable evening of divine cuisine.
Address: 41 Lakeshore Dr. Sagle, ID 83860
6. Nectar Restaurant and Wine Bar, Moscow
Rustic-chic touches add character and romance to this lovely restaurant in the heart of Idaho's second-largest college town. Here, you'll find elegantly plated dishes, high-end comfort foods, and a quaint atmosphere fit for a night out.
Address: 105 W 6th St. Moscow, ID 83843
7. Beverly's, Coeur d'Alene
Beverly's is renowned for having one of the largest wine cellars in the Northwest, but a dinner for two is where the real magic happens. Perfectly seated on the 7th floor of the Coeur d'Alene Resort, the breathtaking 360-degree views of the lake and mountains add a special touch of romance all on their own. Add on the elegant decor and standout food, and you have the stage set for a truly special date night.
Address: 115 S 2nd St. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
8. Alavita, Boise
For casual elegance in the heart of the capital, Alavita has gained quite the reputation for their handmade pastas. The soft lighting and New York-style brickwork add a classy touch that only enhances the natural magic and romance of Italian cuisine. The black ravioli is a local favorite!
Address: 807 W Idaho St. Boise, ID 83702
9. Il Naso, Ketchum
Recently voted the most romantic restaurant in the Wood River Valley, this warm and inviting Italian gem is intimate and lovely in all the right ways, with lighting that sets the mood and food that is to-die for.
Address: 480 N Washington Ave. Ketchum, ID 83340
10. Chandler's, Boise
It's only natural that the most sought-after restaurant in Boise also be featured one of the most romantic places in the entire state. A smooth, lounge-like vibe coupled with exceptional presentation, a dimly lit, cozy, and elegant ambiance, plus the finest food in the capital means a meal here is one of mind-blowing perfection.
Between the romantic lighting, swoon-worthy food, and enchanting atmosphere, sparks are sure to fly when you visit one of these divine restaurants. Stay tuned as we explore Part II of this series — and be prepared for some magical dates in the future!
Do you have any favorite restaurants fit for that oh-so-special occasion? Let us know!