TOP 5 Places To Go/ Things To Do On Valentine's Day Here in Philly


Alright lovers and friends, whether your celebrating THE holiday -- and yes, I mean Valentine's day because some people don't even like to say the name out loud -- with your Galentine's or Bae, these are the spots around Philly where you can enjoy with just the perfect amount of loving (yet not overwhelming) flare!

Assembly Rooftop Lounge

Center City’s rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is adding a dash of romance to its already intimate and cozy winter set-up, accurately dubbed "Alpine Heights", a modern ski lodge-inspired pop-up running through Saturday, February 26.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day Weekend, lovebirds can sip on themed libations including Love Potion #9 ($16) crafted with Butterfly Pea Tea-infused Ransom Gin, Nonino Amaro, apricot liqueur, and lime juice, and Scarlett Kiss ($14) composed of Cruzan White Rum, strawberry basil shrub, Becherovka, and lime juice. As for dessert, an elegant assortment of offerings include Champagne Sabayon ($14) prepared with macerated strawberries and dulce pearls, and Assorted Bon Bons($18).

Forsythia

Chef Christopher Kearse’s contemporary bar and restaurant in Old City, is planning not one but two romantic dining experiences for couples [and singles] this Valentine’s Day by opening for service on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15 from 5 – 10pm.

Guests can select small plates, entrées, and desserts from the seasonal menu OR opt for à la carte specials including Roasted Scallop & Bone Marrow with morels and artichoke, Black Lime Cured Hamachi prepared with heart of palm, white soy, and sea urchin vinaigrette,Wagyu Beef Short Rib with maitake mushroom, red wine salsify, and black truffle, and Sheep Milk Ricotta Gnudi composed of beetroot, chanterelle mushrooms, and brown butter cacio e pepe. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made via Resy by clicking here.

And if going out isn't your thing just yet: For couples looking to spend a romantic night in — Forsythia is offering a House Ribeye Dinner For Two ($250) served with Foie Gras Au Poivre Sauce and Bacon Marmalade. The robust takeaway menu includes Sweet Potato and Lobster Bisque with brown butter crème and crisp grains, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Gnudi with beetroot, Chanterelle mushrooms, and brown butter cacio e pepe, and Brooklyn Black Out Cake with chocolate mousse and meringue. In addition, complimentary wine pairings include two glasses each of Chateau Chanteloisseau Semillon and Domaine Romy Gamay. 

REX at The Royal

Philly’s sexiest new restaurant and destination for elevated Southern and Lowcountry cuisine, is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day with one superb, three-course prix fixe in addition to the current seasonal dinner menu, available Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14.

For $70/person, elevated Southern-inspired offerings on the multi-course menu includeFried Oysters with pimento deviled eggs and remoulade, Halibut A La Planca with conch peas cassoulet, roasted okra, smoked ham hock, and tomato jam,Smoked Beef Short Rib with hominy grits, madeira BBQ sauce, and baby carrots, and choice of Buttermilk Panna Cotta with cider poached pear, or Molten Chocolate Cake served alongside raspberry ice cream and chocolate Chantilly crème, for dessert.

For the ultimate date night experience, pair with curated libations such as Gruet Sparkline Rosé($18/$72), Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon($25/$100), and Painted Blind($16) crafted with Strawberry-infused Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin, aperitivo, sweet vermouth, and rosé-peppercorn-infused sesame oil.

Stella of New Hope

For all my Delco people, here's something thats less of a drive for ya! Located in the heart of bustling Main Street overlooking the Delaware River, offers locals and tourists an intimate, elegant evening for Valentine’s Day weekend in the form of a curated tasting menu from revered Executive Chef Michael O’Halloran. For $90/person, the deluxe five-course feast includes Baby Beet Salad, Freshly Shucked Summer Love Oysters, choice of Wagyu Beef, Tuna, or Caulflower Tartare, Duck & Ricotta Tortellini, Crispy Skin Sea Bass Filet with parsnip purée, lobster creams sauce, and applewood smoked bacon, Petite Filet of Beef served alongside short rib tater tots, creamed chard, hollandaise, and Bordelaise, and a house-made Cheesecake or Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake for dessert.

For $45/person, elevate the experience with an optional beverage pairing which indulgent libationsA Love Affair [Satsuma, Chambord, lemon, Prosecco] and Love Potion [strawberry and chocolate house-made cordial] or wine pairings per course featuring an Italian Gravina Bianco and Vermentino, a SpanishTempranillo, and more.

12th Street Catering

And for those of you who plan on doing a nice romantic dinner at home, It's always fun to cook together as a V-Day activity! Check out the video below!

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