Where to enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia

Valentine's Day dinner Philadelphia
Lacroix is offering a special prix-fixe dinner on Feb. 14 and the weekend before.
Craig Fineburg

Whether you’re looking for a multi-course experience, or something a little more low-key, here are some of the best options for Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia. 

Jet Wine Bar

This South Street gem is calling the holiday cheesy—literally. Jet is hosting a “Valentine’s Day is Cheesy” dinner package featuring cheese-based dishes for $45 per person (including tax and gratuity). Options include a large cheese board, phyllo-wrapped brie, homemade mozzarella sticks, a dessert course and more—and it will all be paired with a flight of three wines. 

Alternative to the flight of three 2.5 oz pours, guests may also choose to get three full glasses of wine each for an additional $15. Those interested can choose between two seatings, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m. online. 

1525 South Street, jetwinebar.com

Townsend EPX

Chef Townsend Wentz will be serving up a French multi-course meal on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Options span broiled East Coast oysters with nori royale, trout roe, and lime; steelhead trout crafted with caviar, salsify, apple, and Champagne buerre blanc; foie gras roulette with beet, mushrooms and sauce albufeira; venison en crepinette with black truffle, winter fruits, vegetables, and sauce grand veneur; and caramelized white chocolate crémeux. Reservations are available online.

Valentine's Day dinner in Philadelphia
Townsend EPX.KC Tinari

1623 E Passyunk Ave., townsendepx.com


Why not go all out for the romantic holiday? Lacroix is pulling out all of the stops for their V-Day experience, which will be offered on Feb. 14 and the weekend before. The six-course tasting menu from Executive Chef Eric Leveillee will feature plates such as risotto of new potatoes with kaluga caviar and chive, sashimi of king salmon with buttermilk and baerii caviar, wagyu au poivre and much more.

Dinner will be followed by  a champagne toast and petite dessert buffet. As a release states, reservations are prepaid at $195 per person and can be booked on Tock. Couples wishing to celebrate the weekend before can experience the Valentine’s Day tasting menu with dessert from Feb. 10-12 and prepaid reservations are $165 per person (and can also be booked online.)

Valentine's Day dinner in Philadelphia
Lacroix.Craig Fineburg


Art in the Age

For those who are looking for more a of a liquid version of a Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia, Art in the Age will be offering a Lovers’ Libations Workshop at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. While there, Lee Noble, Art in the Age’s cocktail specialist will lead an interactive cocktail demo and Q&A with guests making two “amorous tipples.”

Cheese and charcuterie will be provided by From Marjorie, and additionally, Philadelphians can try out AITA’s specialty cocktail (available until Feb. 14), aka the Cupid’s Arrow ($14) crafted with The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, floral gin (or a non-alcoholic substitute), chilled hibiscus tea, Bittermen’s Burlesque Bitters, and topped with dry sparkling rosé.

Tickets are available now for $100, which includes two seats at the bar, two craft cocktails per guest, cheese and charcuterie, and a 10% shopping discount during the class.

Valentine's Day dinner in Philadelphia
Art in the Age’s Cupids Arrow.Quaker City Mercantile

116 N. 3rd Street, artintheage.com


Fork is celebrating the romantic holiday with a special Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia for $100 per person. This prix-fixe menu will feature a variety of options for its first course (spanning baby beets, seared sea scallops, potato leek soup and more), entrees (think seared duck breast confit, honeynut squash and more).

Valentines can also get specific entrees plated for two for an extra price. The meal will be served with some starters, including a whole wheat Miche with butternut squash baba ganoush, whipped chevre, and shatta. Guests also have the addition of adding 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell ($22), a house charcuterie plate with sumac mustard and giardiniera ($25), and Perrystead Intergalactic Cheese Crisps with porridge bread and date jam ($21) for some extra treats, according to a release. 

For dessert, guests can choose from options such as a coconut custard, pear frangipane tart with creme fraiche, and chocolate mousse. Reservations are available via OpenTable from 5 to 10 p.m. 

306 Market Street, forkrestaurant.com

Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone 

Those who want to head to Collingswood can check out a prix fixe menu ($80 per person) featuring favorites like truffle gnocchi, steak and more while dining at Nunzio. Menu highlights include burrata with mushroom tapenade and crispy leeks, tuna nduja toast,  barramundi, and a chocolate custard dessert. Reservations can be made online. 

Valentine's Day dinner in Philadelphia
Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone.Food Shelter PR

706 Haddon Ave., nunziosbyob.com/new-menu 

Cantina La Martina 

If you’re looking to spend your Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia at home, this Kensington venue will be offering its “For the Love of Tacos” takeout box for two, featuring six tacos (2 chicken, 2 shrimp, 2 carne asada), chips, salsa, guacamole, rice, and beans, for $40 per couple. And as a release states, additionally, the restaurant will be donating 100 free meals to the Sunday Love Project free grocery store in Kensington on Feb. 15 to help feed the community.

2800 D Street, cantinalamartinapa.com


Philadelphians can customize a heart-shaped pizza-gram with their valentine’s favorite toppings or select one of SliCE’s signature pie combinations to celebrate the love-filled holiday (note, heart-shaped pies are also available for dine-in and take-out). Heart-shaped pizza grams are available in large and gluten free at no extra charge.

SliCE is also taking orders and delivering heart-shaped pizza grams now through Valentine’s Day in Northern Liberties, Center City, South Philly, University City and Washington Township. And on Valentine’s Day itself, two lucky heart gram recipients will find a special gold-dipped rose with their heart-shaped pizza from Steven Singer Jewelers. 

Valentine's Day dinner in Philadelphia
SliCE. Courtesy of SliCE

Multiple locations, slicepa.com