Where Are Philly's Most Romantic Restaurants?

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Best Romantic Restaurants in Philly

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Philadelphia DatesPhiladelphia, PA - Philly is a great place to date. With historic downtown, charming neighborhoods, and a wealth of restaurants, the city offers a romantic setting for any budding romance.  Don't let the dining experience do all the work; remember to be courteous and attentive to your date while enjoying your night on the town! Exciting and romantic date ideas are a surefire way to enjoy the evening with that special someone in your life.

Water Works Restaurant and Lounge

There's a reason the Water Works is a popular location for weddings and engagements. The landmark site is located along the Schuylkill River, overlooking Boathouse Row. Diners seeking a romantic dinner will enjoy an idyllic view from the eating venue's open-air patio.  Located at 1412 Mt. Vernon Street.

Ristorante Aroma

This destination offers a romantic ambiance and casual atmosphere that encourages its patrons to be at ease (it is good to relax any first date nerves)!  Ristorante Aroma is where genius meets cuisine; their menu is a twist on the traditional. Aroma is BYOB, so choose wisely and impress your date with your knowledge of fine wine. Located at Wharton & Moyamensing Philadelphia, PA 19147 P: 215.336.3033, follow your innovative meal with a stroll in Philly's most eclectic neighborhood.


Offers a distinctly bold menu, including signature handmade in-house pasta, raw, and cooked seafood, various meat choices, and vegetarian or vegan options.  High-quality and local seasonal ingredients are used to execute the dishes with superb attention to detail and originality. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating due to the required training program held at other locations before opening. The training program aims to fully understand the Scarpetta culture, menu awareness, tasting, and how ingredients are selected. Scarpetta's atmosphere is welcoming, energizing, and unique, creating a striking entrance into the refined neighborhood.


This intimate restaurant and bar resemble a rustic wine cellar; it is dark, vibrant, and sensual - just like their food. This tapas restaurant won't let you go home hungry, especially if you choose one of their tasting menus. Try the Duck Mondadito and the Bananas Y Azafran (chocolate cake, caramelized bananas, and saffron crème). Located at 114 South 20th Street, notice their décor as you exit for your next adventure.

Butcher and Singer

Imagine you and your date have just stepped into an old film taking you back in time. Butcher and Singer's 1940's styled supper club comes with luxe leather banquettes, chandeliers, sconces, and of course, the delectable fare. Flavorful and straightforward describes their food and your experience! This place will stir conversation and can almost guarantee a second date. Be sure to try the crab cake appetizer.

Steak 48 Philadelphia

A high-end steakhouse, Steak 48 brings its unique approach to contemporary steakhouse dining to Philly along with a menu featuring the best in steak & seafood and traditional steakhouse favorites. Steak 48 breaks from your standard steakhouse dining experience with a carefully curated dining approach that surpasses guest expectations.

Try one of these romantic date ideas, and you will WOW your date with your taste of the city's best bets!

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