Where to Go for Valentine’s Day Dinner
There are few things more romantic than going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. The candlelit table, the steady clink of silverware, hushed conversation all around. Waiters gliding through a maze of white table cloths, depositing morsels of flavor to happy couples. It’s magical.
But only if you have somewhere to go. The last thing you want is to not have a clue where to bring your significant other. Fortunately, we can help.
- Z Cucina di Spirito- Is there anything more classic than Italian food for Valentine’s Day dinner? You can practically taste the love in every bite. At Z Cucina, you’re treated to an incredible mix of traditional and modern Italian cuisine, sprinkled with other Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant is warm, inviting and cozy, the perfect combination of chic and classic. Z Cucina focuses on natural flavors, and is a self described “scratch kitchen.” They make their own ricotta, mozzarella, sausage, breads and desserts. Their menu features such crowd pleasers as homemade tortellini, ravioli and other pastas. Start the night with one of their signature craft cocktails such as the Pera di Miele, the Basil Gin Smash or their Blood Orange Margarita. And don’t forget, they also have a curated artisan wine list to accompany dinner.
- 101 Beer Kitchen- Not everyone wants the classic Valentine’s Day dinner. Maybe you haven’t been dating for that long, maybe you want something more low key or maybe you don’t think much of the holiday. If any or all of those possibilities are the case, 101 Beer Kitchen is for you. Self described as “unpretentious, uncomplicated and uncommon,” they believe that the food should speak for itself, and that beer makes an excellent compliment. Their seasonal, chef-driven menu takes known dishes such as salad and soup and makes them exceptional. Have you ever heard of Curried Cauliflower Soup? We hadn’t either, but now we can’t stop thinking about it. And that speaks to what 101 Beer Kitchen is all about. Fresh, local ingredients combined in a way that’s new and exciting to look forward to.
- J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood– Dark wood, firelight and exceptional hospitality elevate this archetypal steakhouse above the rest. Consistently clinching the ‘Best Entrée’ title at the Taste of Worthington Festival, J. Gilbert’s knows the quintessential flavors, dishes and ambiance of Valentine’s day. A luxe, warm setting lets you relax and enjoy the splendors that this staple has to offer. J. Gilbert’s is an exceptional restaurant first. It doesn’t try to incorporate awkward fusions or be something it’s not– it’s a fantastic steakhouse, cozy and welcoming, and that’s all it needs to be.