Where to Go for Valentine’s Day Dinner in Charlotte

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From intimate settings to trendy spots bustling with energy, these are some good suggestions for Valentine’s dinner in Charlotte this year, whether you’re headed out with good friends, your love, or a group.

The Cellar

The Cellar at Duckworth’s

Nestled under the casual sports bar and grill, Duckworth’s, The Cellar is one of the most romantic spots in the city. Hidden behind sliding wood doors, the dimly lit dining room is filled with exposed brick and plush leather seating. Once a speakeasy, this vintage space is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner or handcrafted cocktail at the bar. They also feature an esteemed beer and wine selection. For your Valentine’s date night, you can’t go wrong with the candied jalapeno-infused bacon, truffle macaroni and cheese, and scrumptious selection of meats.


Bardo’s intimate, romantic atmosphere is perfect for date night. The team for Valnetine’s Day will be featuring a custom five course, prix fixe menu with beverages and featured cocktails available a la carte. Reservations are required.

The Summit Room

This southern-style Dilworth cuisine incorporates seasonal flavors with local ingredients to create delectable small plates, unique entrees and fresh cocktails. Its rustic dining room is the perfect size, ensuring an intimate dining experience at every table. With menu items such as the cornmeal fried okra, fig & goat cheese flatbread, and pork belly sweet potato gnocchi. The Summit Room is an especially cozy destination for this Valentine’s Day.



O-Ku is renown for its innovative vision and trendy atmosphere. Drop in this Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner. Expand your palate with the Hot & Heavy roll wrapped in tuna. It’s filled with tempura lobster, cucumber, avocado, chive, masago, spicy aioli, eel sauce, and siracha. Pair with a bottle of sake for a laid-back night.

The Crunkleton

The Crunkleton serves as a relaxing yet refined restaurant for you and your valentine. The spacious bartop is a perfect place to sip a drink and watch each dish carefully prepared over an open fire. With a menu that’s short, sweet, and to the point, we recommend a sizzling pot of brothy mussels and hearth-roasted brussels to get you started.

WP Kitchen + Bar

On February 14 only, WP Kitchen + Bar will offer a chef-driven menu that’s perfect for you and your foodie date. Bon appetit!

La Belle Helene

What better way to spend Valentine’s day than by catching a glimpse of the most romantic city on earth? This Parisian-designed, French brasserie style restaurant mimics exactly that. Its chic, elegant interior combined with authentic French dishes such as the beef tartare or escargot, this makes for a lovely Valentine’s dinner in the city.

Dilworth Tasting Room

The DTR serves as one of the most charming dining spaces in Charlotte. It’s whimsical ambience and dreamy outdoor patio and garden makes it an undeniably romantic option. It’s a great place for the occasion and a great spot to head with a group, too. Enjoy mouthwatering charcuterie boards, an endless wine selection, and intimate seating.