Date Night Ideas: Romantic Restaurants in Virginia

by Emily Caldwell | Posted: Nov 4, 2019

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There’s no better date night than the classic dinner and a movie. The movie is the easy part, but where you should you take your sweetie out to eat? Someplace that’s intimate, cozy, and candlelit is always a good choice. We’re here to help take the guesswork out of date night dinners with this list of romantic foodie destinations. All of the restaurants listed here have delicious food, and a romantic setting–perfect for romancing the special someone in your life.

–SHENANDOAH VALLEY–

Local Chop and Grill House–Harrisonburg

Local Chop and Grill House boasts super-local, expertly-prepared dishes. They’re located in a renovated historic building, the City Produce Exchange Building, which adds to the intimacy and charming feel of the place. Just looking for a nightcap? Their onsite bar, The Local Bar, is one of the most highly-reviewed bars in the Shenandoah region. 

Other Romantic Options in the Shenandoah Valley:

–CENTRAL VIRGINIA–

Helen's Restaurant Richmond

Helen’s–Richmond

Helen’s has been Richmond’s choice for date night since 1935. During its history, it has transformed from a beer bar and juke joint to a cozy, intimate spot for foodies. They have small plates for sharing with your sweetie, in addition to yummy full-sized entrees if your date is not the food-sharing type. No shame there, sometimes you just wanna eat!

Other Romantic Options in Central Virginia:

–SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA–

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Lucky–Roanoke

Manhattan-style fine dining in Southwest Virginia? Lucky merges these two styles is an unforgettable way. Fresh, local food, hand-crafted cocktails, and muted amber lighting creates the perfect setting for a relaxing romantic evening. If you and your mate are on the stylish side, Lucky is a great place to wine and dine.

Other Romantic Options in Southwest Virginia:

  • The Shack in Staunton: Critically-acclaimed Southern eats with a cozy atmosphere
  • Les Cochons d’Or in Hot Springs: French-inspired dining and a killer wine selection

–NORTHERN VIRGINIA–

Field and Main–Marshall

Field and Main has a unique outlook when it comes to food: they’re all about relationships–with people, the land, and what comes out of it. So what better place to celebrate your own relationship in? Field and Main’s hearth provides a warm, romantic atmosphere, and getting the chance to eat quality hearth-fired food is always a win.

Other Romantic Options in Northern Virginia:

–COASTAL VIRGINIA–

LeGrand Kitchen–Norfolk

LeGrand Kitchen is a self-styled “finer diner” in the heart of Norfolk’s Highland Park neighborhood. Its cozy 28-seat footprint and ever-changing, seasonally-focused menu has made LeGrand the ultimate date-night destination for Norfolk residents since their opening in 2014. Their friendly staff and attention to detail are sure to impress your date and keep you coming back for more. 

Other Romantic Options in Coastal Virginia:

Ahh, romance. Eating an excellent meal with your special someone is truly the best way to spend an evening. Add a few glasses of wine and something sweet for dessert, and everyone will be feeling the love. Hopefully, our list of the most romantic restaurants in Virginia will inspire you to treat your sweetie to a night of good food and good company. Bon Appétit!

 

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Bella Luna in Harrisonburg? A romantic restaurant? Are you kidding?

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Overlooked a major one – Bistro L’Hermitage in Occoquan, Virginia. Highly rated, cozy French restaurant perfect for date night.