Patch is now running a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more.
You’ll find useful picks to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places and things to do, from Valentine’s Day dinner to Sunday brunch, date night destinations, girls’ nights out, kids’ party places, parks and more.
Let Patch help you feel the love this Valentine’s Day weekend, as we pick five of the most romantic restaurants in the Media area to share a meal with your main squeeze. It's sure to be a busy weekend all around, so don’t forget to make your reservations.
- Stephen’s on State– Start your evening with a nice glass of wine at the recently-renovated, dimly lit bar section. The dinner menu is priced fairly for the quality of food. The steaks are prime, and cooked to the perfect temperature of your liking. After dinner, you can enjoy live entertainment and dance the night away with your date. On Friday, singing sensations Ebony and Ivory shake things up, and on Saturday, a DJ from Schaffer Sound will mix the hottest dance music.
- Towne House Restaurant – The Towne House has been around since 1951, and consistently serves a good, hearty meal, from hand-cut steaks and chops, to fresh seafood, to homemade pasta. The restaurant is divided into several dining rooms, each with their own unique characteristics. Each room is filled with interesting antiques, old photographs and thousands of pieces of memorabilia. On Monday, the Towne House will offer a limited Valentine’s Day menu, including cheese ravioli and meatballs, and lobster tail with crab meat. The special dinner is topped off with chocolate hearts. Click here to read a review Media Patch recently did on the Towne House and click here to "meet the chef."
- La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro– If you and your date are looking for a smaller, more intimate restaurant to share a glass of wine and a nice meal, visit La Belle. The wine selection is extensive, and includes flights of wine, allowing you to sample a few different glasses. The menu features French classics, like escargot, quiche and crepes. The hangar steak is also a solid entree choice.
- Margaret Kuo’s– Asian intimacy and cultural romance is what this State Street favorite spot is all about. Margaret Kuo’s offers a wide range of fresh sushi prepared in front of diners. Along with authentic Japanese cuisine, Northern Chinese dishes are also on the menu. The dimly lit dining areas, ample candles, and quiet atmosphere make it ideal for a romantic date. Check back later today on Media Patch for a full restaurant review on Margaret Kuo's.
- Trattoria Giuseppe– While it’s located in Edgemont, you’ll feel like you stepped into a piazza in Sicily. Trattoria Giuseppe is a cozy BYOB, reminiscent of a Mediterranean cafe. There are endless pasta and meat selections to pick from, that combine with the perfect mix of savory seasonings, fresh vegetables, and aged cheeses. It can't be missed.