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Restaurants for Romance

Restaurants for Romance

You can’t top a Valentine’s Day in North America’s most romantic getaway with the nation’s best local food scene.

Cozy up in Saint Paul for a traditional, romantic night out this Valentine’s Day. We’ve topped the USAToday’s 10Best scenes for romance and local food, and European charm of the capital city is the perfect setting for a dreamy night out. No matter what kind of food you prefer, you’ll find the best of it in SaintPaul.

Downtown

Kincaid’s

The warmth of Kincaid’s makes it a wonderful spot for anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine’s Day. Ask for the three-course Chef’s Tasting dinner starting at $30, a great deal for a romantic night out.

Meritage

This French restaurant is well known for its oyster bar and lengthy wine list. Meritage, located in the historic Hamm’s building, is a beautiful brasserie at any time of year, but you’ll want to come back in the spring for the outdoor dining.

St. Paul Grill

There’s something about the historic elegance of the St. Paul Grill. The beautiful chandeliers and old-school charm of the restaurant help it blend into the stunning elegance of the attached Saint Paul Hotel, ranked as one of the best hotels in the world.

Lowertown

Green Lantern

Green Lantern is a great late-night hideaway. Cozy up on one of the leather couches in the basement lounge and enjoy live music and cocktails. For some bonus romance, take a stroll around Mears Park across the street. 

Octo fishbar

A part of the Markethouse Collaborative, James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee has put together an impressive seafood-forward menu at Octo fishbar that includes a seafood tower. 

Highland Park/Grand

Luci Ancora

Warm up with authentic Italian food and a fireplace at this neighborhood restaurant in Highland Park. Share the creme brulee for a sweet dessert, keep an eye out for wine tasting events as future date options! The Valentine's Day option with special wine flights should woo your loved one. 

Joan’s in the Park

This Highland Park restaurant is consistently called one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, and it’s one of Open Table’s top 100 restaurants in America. The food is unbelievably fresh, and it’s fine dining at affordable prices.

Salut

Settle in on Grand Avenue this Valentine’s Day at one of its most popular restaurants, Salut. For a more casual date night, sit in the bar and share happy hour together. Or, try something new in the restaurant and order the frog legs.

Cathedral Hill

W.A. Frost

This restaurant, known for its fairytale patio in the summer, is also enchanting inside. The detail in the table settings make this one of the most memorable restaurants in the Twin Cities, and the history of the building makes it a uniquely Saint Paul spot.

The Commodore

One of literature’s most celebrated couples, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, spent their time in The Commodore’s bar. This is the first year that the art deco treasure will be open for Valentine’s Day, and it’s a must-do for any lit nerds in love.

West 7th

In Bloom

Named best restaurant of 2018 by the Star Tribune, In Bloom located inside Keg & Case Market is a must-experience with its whole menu cooked over wood fire flame creating a cozy atmosphere. 

Louis

The Cathedral of Saint Paul sets the scene for this romantic rooftop bar. Share craft cocktails and great appetizers all night long at this tasteful ristorante, and sneak some macaroons from Cossetta’s to surprise your sweetheart with later.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill

Cuddle up next to a fire with a glass of wine at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill. This intimate American bistro is known for its ambience, and it’s the perfect spot for a cozy night out.

Mancini’s

If you’re looking for old-school classics, it doesn’t get any more classic than Mancini’s in Saint Paul. Another local favorite for Italian, Mancini’s Char House is an ideal spot for a couple who wants to enjoy each other’s company, a great steak and live music.

Mucci's

If pizza is your thing then Mucci's is your place. Also on the menu is fresh pasta, a three-course dinner and more. 

Which Saint Paul restaurants are you and your sweetheart fond of? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL!

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Joan’s in the Park Restaurants/Dining Joan’s In The Park
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