Five Places to Dine for Valentine’s Day in Philly

The sweetest day of the year is almost here!

While you and your sweetie may choose to grab some takeout and snuggle up in your 1500 Locust apartment on Valentine’s Day, chances are you may be planning a romantic night out this February to mark the occasion. Whether it’s your first date or your hundredth, and whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore, Philly’s restaurant scene has something to satisfy couples of all stripes.

Here are a few of the standouts:


El Vez — Margaritas, here we come! El Vez, five blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, is a lively staple of Midtown Village, where diners often line up around the block for tequila, tacos and everything in between. El Vez is popular with groups, so this would be a great option for a double date or Valentine’s Day out with single friends.


The Dandelion — Bangers and mash is just the tip of the iceberg at this British-themed restaurant, four blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. With lots of cozy corners, dim lighting and an extensive wine list, The Dandelion is a great choice for couples looking for some privacy.


Davio’s — Sophistication is the name of the game at Davio’s, three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. The Italian steakhouse overlooks Rittenhouse Square, so the views are just as indulgent as the food.


Bellini Grill — Bellini, two blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, is a quaint Italian eatery in the heart of Rittenhouse. The authentic cuisine, coupled with the Italian décor, will have you feeling like you’re dining in a real Italian village. And the BYOB option gives the meal some added value.


Monk’s Café — For the down-to-earth couple, Monk’s Café, two blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, is a perfect Valentine’s Day choice. The neighborhood tavern offers friendly faces and award-winning, Belgian-inspired food and drink menus.


El Vez

121 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107


The Dandelion

124 S. 18th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



111 S. 17th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103


Bellini Grill

220 S. 16th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Monk’s Café

264 S. 16th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102