Where to Make a Valentine’s Day Reservation in Philly

Rex 1516 Pink Squirrel Cocktail on Valentine's Day

Whether you wholeheartedly embrace the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day or you’re just in it to keep your honey happy, a February 14th dinner reservation is a must (and some chocolates wouldn’t hurt, either). Here are 10 restaurants in Philly with sweet Valentine’s Day specials, from low-key spots perfect for keeping it casual to romantic splurge-worthy destinations.

Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Avenue
Come hungry to Fette Sau and Bluebird Distilling’s Valentine’s Day coupling. For $80, you’ll be digging into a five-course, pig-centric meal, with each dish from Fette Sau’s Jason Goodman paired with a cocktail from the local distillery. So while you’re watching the ham with pear mostarda be carved tableside, you’ll be sipping on a spiced bourbon pear punch. But be warned: You might need a very un-Cupid-like nap after pigging out at this one.

Yakitori Boy Heart Sushi on Valentine's DayYakitori Boy
211 N. 11th Street
You’ll have a choice of dishes during Yakitori Boy’s four-course dinner, but don’t skip out on the Instagram-worthy heart-shaped sushi roll appetizer. At $40, with entrees like the surf and turf plate with steak, shrimp and veggies and a crème brulee cake for dessert, this is one of the cheaper prix fixe menus that still feels like a treat.

Little Nonna’s 
1234 Locust Street
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s cozy Italian spot is serving up a four-course dinner for $55, starting with mozzarella di bufala with roasted garlic, olives, and grilled bread, moving onto dishes like Little Nonna’s not-to-be-missed meatballs and a veal osso bucco, and finishing up with a very tempting dessert list.

Little Lion Champagne Cocktails on Valentine's DayThe Little Lion 
243 Chestnut Street
Toast to Cupid with this Champagne dinner for $75 at the Little Lion in Old City. Each of the four courses, from the lobster soup to the Double Chocolate Stout cheesecake, is paired with a different bubbly Champagne cocktail, like the Lemon Fizz or the Lavender Drop.

Twisted Tail 
509 S. 2nd Street
The four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner at juke joint Twisted Tail comes with a side of live music. For $70, feast on sirloin beef carpaccio, sweet and sour veal breast, crispy rabbit leg and more hearty, Southern-inspired plates.

Russet Dining Room on Valentine's DayRusset 
1521 Spruce Street
This one is a splurge at $90, but Andrew and Kristin Wood’s five-course prix fixe menu highlighting local and seasonal ingredients will definitely impress your Valentine. It’s BYOB, so bring along a bottle of wine (or two) to share.


Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South Street
Let Brauhaus Schmitz fill you up on Valentine’s Day for $35 for three courses, or add an extra course for $39. The German-influenced menu includes a choice of pan-roasted sirloin, roasted duck breast and pan-seared scallops for your main dish and plenty of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Rex 1516 
1516 South Street
Go for Southern decadence at Rex 1516 on South Street. The three-course, al la carte Valentine’s Day menu includes seared scallops and cold-smoked duck breast, followed by sweet treats like a layered cake made with caramelized apples, almond frangipane, and maple and thyme ice cream. For a celebratory drink, order the $10 Pink Squirrel: It’s a cocktail designed for two, with a mix of almond-flavored crème de noyaux, chocolaty crème de cacao, and cream. (Photo is featured above)

High Street on Market plate for Valentine's DayHigh Street on Market 
308 Market Street
The $65 prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu at High Street on Market is made to share, with a lineup of inventive small plates from Chef Jon Nodler. And since this is a special occasion, you’ll want to add the beverage pairing ($35), featuring cocktails, wine and Amari to go with your meal.

Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street
If you don’t have anyone to snuggle up with, grab a few single friends and head to Taproom on 19th for an anti-Valentine’s Day edition of Taco Tuesday. For just $1, get a Bitter Greens and Porky Dreams taco, or go for the Angry Chicken or the In a Single Pickle. Wash it down with a $5 sour beer or a Kick ’em to the Curb Kentucky Mule cocktail.