Connecticut February 04, 2018
10 Restaurants In Connecticut That Are Picture Perfect For A Valentine’s Date
Are you still searching for that perfect romantic date spot for Valentine’s Day? There is no doubt that Connecticut has many amazing restaurants to choose from, but we’ve found ten spots that not only have magnificent food but also have that picturesque setting that is ideal for romance. Let’s take a look:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Match, South Norwalk
Match is a casual spot with a gorgeous interior. Dine with your date at the purple banquettes and feel like royalty for the night.
Not only is Match a great spot for a romantic date, the food is divine. From appetizers to main course, this restaurant of 17 years never goes wrong with their award-winning cuisine.
98 Washington St.,
South Norwalk, Connecticut
2. The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood, Rowayton
With gorgeous water views, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood provides a romantic backdrop for Valentine's Day. Open since 1996, this place is known for its award-winning seafood.
Any choice on the menu is palate pleasing at this wonderful spot. We suggest you go for the always fresh seafood, after all this restaurant has its very own seafood market right next door.
89 Rowayton Ave.,
3. The White Hart Inn, Salisbury
Fireside dining is the romance you get at the White Hart Inn. Choose from their dining room or more casual tap room to enjoy the warmth of a holiday fire.
The tap room features British inspired comfort food while the dining room has a menu of beautiful plates highlighting seasonal ingredients. You can't go wrong with either choice at this highly recommended spot.
15 Under Mountain Rd.,
4. ON20, Hartford
This romantic date spot has amazing river and city views. ON20 is located on the 20th floor and at night, the sparkling lights set the mood at this restaurant.
ON20 is a fine dining establishment that has a menu to match. Exquisite care is taken with every dish to ensure that the ingredients sing on your palete.
400 Columbus Blvd.,
5. The Coach Stop, East Hartland
This cozy spot has a quaint rustic decor that features a center fireplace to keep things warm and cozy. Undeniably, this stop earned its place on the list of romantic restaurants.
You will find a delicious mix of seafood and Italian dishes on The Coach Stop menu. You could also opt to share a wonderful gourmet pizza with your Valentine's date.
6 Hartland Blvd.,
East Hartland, Connecticut
6. Aranci 67, Wilton
What could possibly sound better to your romantic date, than a little live music? On weekends and special occasions, Aranci 67 gives a subtle serenade to its guests.
Specializing in fine Italian cuisine, this spot has numerous options on the menu that are satisfying. Scrumptious homemade pasta can be found along with a selection of seafood, chicken, and veal.
142 Old Ridgefield Rd.,
7. Aspen Restaurant, Old Saybrook
This romantic restaurant sets the mood with a glowing fire and flickering candlelight. Treat your date to something special at the Aspen Restaurant.
The plates that arrive out of the kitchen are almost too pretty to eat. But whether you order steak, seafood, or lamb, dive right in -- your taste buds will thank you.
2 Main St.,
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
8. Elizabeth's Farmhouse
This newer restaurant is a small place with rustic decor. Elizabeth's Farmhouse has a charm all of its own and is a marvelous choice for a romantic encounter.
The food is top notch and crafted carefully, whether you choose a lobster-stuffed lobster or something less decadent like the braised chicken, everything on the menu is fantastic. Make sure you save room for dessert.
85 Canal St.,
9. Meet Me Here Restaurant & Bar
With a name like
Meet Me Here Restaurant & Bar, this little spot is a great destination for a romantic date. Quaint and cozy on the inside, your sweetheart will appreciate this spot.
Known for culinary excellence and inspired dishes, you can't go wrong with anything on this menu. Plated beautifully, classic dishes with lovely seasonal ingredients will make any diner happy.
564 Middlebury Rd.,
10. L'Orcio, New Haven
Nestled in New Haven, L'Orcio is located in a historic building with plenty of charm. A glowing fireplace at one end of the dining room creates a lovely atmosphere to dine on their exceptional Italian cuisine.
Homemade pastas like ricotta gnocchi, ravioli, and pappardelle are favorites. The chef highlights seasonal ingredients with a flair that goes back to his classic Italian roots.
806 State St.,
New Haven, Connecticut
Do you know of a spot in the Nutmeg state that should be added to this list of restaurants for a romantic date? Let us know in the comments section below.
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