Ambiance sometimes means the difference between a date to remember and one you wish you could just forget. The most romantic restaurants in Pennsylvania all have two things in common: Great food and the perfect atmosphere for a first date, an anniversary, or any romantic occasion. Here are 10 of the most romantic restaurants in Pennsylvania.
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1. The Log Cabin Restaurant, Leola
The Log Cabin Restaurant, with cozy indoor seating and outdoor seating on the terrace, provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of romance. The Leola restaurant, open only for dinner service every day but Monday, features a menu of traditional favorites and dishes with a twist on those old favorites. Pair your meal with wine from the restaurant's eclectic wine list.
2. R2L, Philadelphia
Editor's Note: R2L in Philadelphia has permanently closed.
Toast your partner while looking out over Philadelphia's twinkling evening skyline. R2L promises sweeping views from any seat in the restaurant, adding a special touch of romance to any evening. R2L features several menus, including a dinner menu, a happy hour menu, and a bar menu, the latter of which includes seafood, snack burgers, and other filling dishes such as grilled truffle flatbread and steak tartare.
3. Duling Kurtz House, Exton
Fine dining in a cozy country setting awaits at Duling Kurtz House & Country Inn. Sway to the smooth sounds of a professional musician – a pianist, a sax player, or a vocalist – as you dine each Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the summer. The Duling Kurtz House serves both lunch and dinner with menus that feature appetizers, soup and salad, sandwiches, and entrees.
4. The Inn at Barley Sheaf, Holicong
Elegance defines the dining experience at the Inn at Barley Sheaf, a quaint inn surrounded by stunning natural beauty of the forest and sprawling farmland that looks as though it's been painted by an artist's brush. The inn welcomes visitors for dinner from Wednesday through Saturday and for brunch on the weekends. Reservations are required and guests are welcome to bring their favorite alcoholic beverage.
5. The Farmhouse at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg
Spark your romance by dining at the Farmhouse at Turkey Hill where you're guaranteed an elegant meal made with the freshest of ingredients. The fine dining restaurant features an expansive menu with such entrees as chicken Amandine, grilled wild Alaskan salmon, and vegetarian stir fry.
6. Willow, Gibsonia
Editor's Note: Willow is temporarily only open for small events, due to the pandemic.
Sit near the glowing fireplace as you toast your date at the romantic Willow restaurant, which serves both lunch and dinner. A casual lunch menu features gourmet sandwiches (including vegetarian) and “hand crafted' burgers while the dinner menu includes such eclectic entrees as grilled octopus, lobster roll bites, and rib eye steak.
7. Bayfront Grille, Erie
Nothing says romance quite like the sun shimmering on the water. The lake provides a stunning background for a romantic lunch or dinner at Bayfront Grille. Both inside and outside seating offer unspoiled views of Lake Erie. Bayfront Grille, which features regional cuisine, opens daily at 11 a.m.
8. El Serrano, Lancaster
Delicious Latino American cuisine will highlight your romantic meal at El Serrano. Enjoy authentic Mexican and Peruvian meat and vegetarian dishes at the quaint restaurant. El Serrano's expansive menu features appetizers, salads, fajitas, and main entrees.
9. Char's Tracy Mansion, Harrisburg
Snuggled against the Susquehanna River, the perfect backdrop for a romantic meal, Char's Tracy Mansion welcomes diners at the bar/library for simple dishes, such as pomme frittes and duo of mac and cheeses, while the main dining area promises an elegant menu of crispy fried oysters, risotto du jour, filet mignon, and vegetarian white bean cake.
10. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Pittsburgh
Raise your glass in a toast to romance at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. Whether you dine in the afternoon or in the evening, you're guaranteed amazing views of the Pittsburgh skyline and a delicious dilemma of what entree to choose. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto features starters, sushi, entrees, desserts, and gluten-free options.
Pennsylvanians can attest that we live in culinary mecca. These 10 romantic restaurants in Pennsylvania are a testament to amazing culinary establishments in the state. For a really unique dining experience,
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