Check Out this Romantic Local Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

The most romantic night of the year is almost here! Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your sweetheart, your family or your friends—whomever fills your life with love. No matter who makes that list, honoring that relationship usually involves one common element: food! A night out with your significant other or a loved one is one of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day—and lucky for residents of 1500 Locust, Center City is brimming with fine-dining restaurants that offer both high-quality cuisine and ambiance.


One of the most romantic restaurants in our area is Valanni, three blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean and Latin dishes and creative cocktails, all served up in a sleek, hip and cozy atmosphere. The restaurant features a number of seating areas, including several tables that look directly onto Spruce Street through floor-to-ceiling windows and a large dining room featuring a good mix of tables and booths, all of which are lit by candles. The expansive bar is situated in the middle of the restaurant and is a good spot for those looking for a casual conversation over drinks.


The menu is perfect for a celebratory night out. Valanni features an array of dishes great for sharing, such as empanadas, sliders, veggie plates, meat boards and more. If you’ve brought your appetite, it also features large plates that will satisfy the palates of everyone from carnivores to pescatarians to vegetarians. Those who want to dine on the wild side can also opt for the chef’s plate, a tasting of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.


Since Valentine’s Day is a Thursday, you may not want to stay out too late, making a happy hour outing a good option. Valanni hosts a popular happy hour from 5-7 p.m. that features half-priced specialty cocktails, $5 well drinks and wines and $4 draft beers, as well as half-off tapas, all of which are infused with Latin flavors.


No matter who you spend Valentine’s Day with, be sure to treat yourself well!



1229 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107