Candlelight, white tablecloths, red roses, cozy banquets and a sea view – are you looking for a table for two this Valentine’s Day? Check out these restaurants that are full of ambiance and pull out all the stops for the perfect date.
1606 Restaurant & Bar
The 1606 Restaurant and Bar at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, under the culinary direction of Chef John Welch, is a dining experience to share with a loved one. The dark wood paneling, cozy banquets, and dramatic ocean views make it a special occasion to dine here. New England chef Welch brings a passion for sophisticated local coastal cuisine and an upscale yet simple approach to New England classics that will amaze you.
Angelo’s Ristorante offers traditional northern Italian dishes and works with three generations of family recipes. Local ingredients such as herbs and spices are used to create the seasonally inspired menu. Homemade pasta, sauces and mozzarella can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere with a wine bar and lounge. Particularly noteworthy is the specially made wine cellar, where private dinners are served.
An urban-chic dining room, impeccable service and some of the best dishes north of Boston make dining at FRANK a special evening. Award-winning chef and co-owner Frank McClelland has built lifelong relationships with local New England farmers leading to the freshest seasonal ingredients that he elegantly displays in his restaurant. farmtofrank.com
Swampscott chef and owner Gregg Brackman has a loyal following as his intimate gem has become a mainstay for diners to enjoy fresh, innovative food. White tablecloths, a banquet and flowers set the mood for an intimate evening.
With beautiful Dijon-walled dining rooms, fresh tablecloths and fresh flowers, the Ithaki restaurant in Ipswich is a little gem on the main drag of a town best known for fried clams. Chef / owner Petros Markopoulos says he is in love with food and his dishes prove it. His modern Mediterranean cuisine is prepared with care – filet mignon with lobster, rack of lamb with pistachio crust, baked feta and of course oysters are offered.
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This sleek new steakhouse with a stunning white interior, fireplace and cozy banquets is an evening to remember. The menu is just as brilliant as the surroundings. Fried oysters, gnocchi al tartufo and perfectly cooked steaks are on offer.
There are red rose vases on every marble high table in this cozy room on a side street in Andover. With the feeling of an Italian bistro, La Rosa’s uses a refined charm at night. Not to mention the stylish cocktails, delicious food and the urban atmosphere.
Nine Elm American Bistro
“Intimate Chic” Dining is the perfect way to describe this Danvers Bistro. Since only a few people are served at the same time, careful attention is paid to the preparation of each dish. Chef Matt Sanidas and his wife Jean put together an eclectic but thoughtful menu that offered dishes such as grilled filet mignon, artichoke-crusted salmon, and panko crab cakes. 9elm.com
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With a cozy fireplace, deep leather banquets, top notch service, and delicious cuisine, Teresa’s Prime is the perfect place to bring your honey. Nick Yebba Jr. runs the kitchen, serving delicious American and Italian-inspired dishes, as well as hand-cut steaks and chops, and a full raw food bar that will impress any date.
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With exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, cozy seating and white tablecloths, this award-winning seafood restaurant in Gloucester is a popular spot for seafood lovers and seafood lovers. Chef Anthony Caturano is preparing something special for Valentine’s Day – a limited three-course meal for two with some of Tonno’s signature dishes. Tonno also offers a Valentine’s Day box for two to take away!
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