Enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day is more than a justifiable guilty pleasure. It’s a chance to commemorate, celebrate and rekindle romance with a night out to grab an exclusive dinner for two. Minnesota comes fully loaded with more than a dozen places to eat a delicious dish, but going the extra mile for the person we love is a fine gesture. Refer to this list for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day meal.
200 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Atlas Grill is located in the U.S Bank Plaza in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. If you are looking for an elegant and romantic dinner getaway to celebrate, the venue offers a cozy, intimate setting for couples to enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner. For special occasions, take advantage of experiencing a global cuisine (Greek, Mediterranean, etc) by trying its signature fire-roasted meat and seafood platters. This elite — not to mention beautiful — restaurant has validated parking after 5 p.m. in the ramp. Related: Best Places For Spaghetti In Minnesota
4300 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Piccolo is a recognizable and iconic restaurant that has been in operation since 2010. The establishment has formulated a modern concept of dining out and perfected its focus on delivering quality over quantity since opening its doors. The food is an absolute delight and the service is impeccable. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a meal here. For only $60 per person, you can indulge in a sumptuous five-course meal. In addition, optional wine pairings will be available.
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
123 N. 3rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
www.saffronmpls.comThe Saffron Restaurant & Lounge is a highly recommended and critically acclaimed establishment. If you are the kind of couple that enjoys a variety (Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Turkish) of menu choices, then surprise you soul mate with a divine meal. Come in and enjoy a tasty five-course menu at $65 along with the option of wine for $25 per individual. Since 2007, Saffron has managed to fine-tune its seasonal menu with incredibly high-quality ingredients in almost everything served. Treat your loved one to only the best.
2916 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Chino Latino sparkles with radiance in the heart of Uptown. Right across from Calhoun Square, this modern Pan-Asian cuisine restaurant has a very sophisticated touch to it. Each item on the menu is carefully crafted and distinctive. The dishes are inspired from flavors of countries like China, Southeast Asia and modern Japan. Each year for Valentine’s Day, the kitchen cooks up specials accompanied with superb hand-crafted cocktails for couples celebrating. Expect a great surprise in 2013.
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1601 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
www.amorevictoria.comAmore Victoria has been serving Minnesotans since 2005 and it’s considered a hidden treasure for romantic couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This locally owned boutique features classic Italian dishes that keep patrons coming back time and time again. For a more exclusive setting, you can request a reservation for two in the love cove or the downstairs dining area. The food is made fresh from local ingredients, making it one spot you can’t go wrong on Valentine’s Day. Order a bottle of wine for the complete experience.
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