From intimate settings to trendy spots bustling with energy, Charlotte offers an array of options for your Valentine’s dinner this year, whether you’re headed out with good friends, your love, or a group.
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.
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.
With some of the most creative sushi in Charlotte, O-Ku is renown for its innovative vision and trendy atmosphere. Drop in this Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner, and expand your palate with the Hot & Heavy roll wrapped in tuna, 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 newly-opened Crunkleton serves as a relaxing yet refined bar and restaurant for you and your valentine. Land a spot at its spacious bartop as you sip 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 Thursday, February 14 only, WP Kitchen + Bar will offer a chef-driven menu that’s perfect for you and your foodie date. The restuarant will have the following specials, by Chef Stephen Schmitt: Duck Breast with beets, turnips and candied kumquats, a lamb rack with cauliflower, kalettes, smoked date, pine nuts, and a rosemary-lamb jus, and a raspberry and chocolate swiss roll with caramelized white chocolate and vanilla gelato. 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, with its whimsical ambience and dreamy outdoor patio and garden, this is an undeniably romantic option for the occasion and a great spot to head with a group, too. Enjoy mouthwatering charcuterie boards, an endless wine selection, and intimate seating.