Dining Experiences for Couples in Pennsylvania
Love is in the air in Pennsylvania! Looking for an amazingly elegant and five-star dining experience?
Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort
The Valentine's Day Champagne Dinner at Lautrec Restaurant at Nemacolin’s Woodlands Resort in Farmington does not disappoint! Dinner starts with a selection of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres followed by four specially made courses each paired perfectly with an exceptional sparkling wine. Looking for something a bit more casual? Nemacolin offers a number of other dining options that are sure to please.
Treat the music lover in your life to a truly memorable dining experience at Philadelphia’s Victor Café. In addition to exquisite food and fine wine, you and your music lover will be serenade by the wait staff with selections from any one of the grand operas. Bonus: The Victor Café is offering an extra-special menu all Valentine’s week!
The Horse Inn
Enjoy a history of fine fare at the Horse Inn in Lancaster. What started as a speakeasy in the 1920s, this converted horse barn now features a menu full of garden fresh and seasonal selections with most ingredients provided by local farms. While the menu is updated daily based on what’s available, don’t worry – their infamous tenderloin tips on toast is always on the menu!
What could be more romantic than dinner aboard the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged sailing ship still afloat? Docked in Philadelphia, the legendary Moshulu is offering a special four-course romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Want to go all out? Surprise that special someone with the ultimate dessert, which includes a pair of Steven Singer platinum 5.78 ctw diamond earrings for $50,000 (available Feb. 9th - 17th).
Coopers Seafood House
Addicted to the tv show, The Office, or just great seafood? Then head to Coopers Seafood House in Scranton. With its unique décor and expansive seafood menu, it’s a dinner you won’t soon forget! Not a seafood lover? No worries, they offer a number of other dining options.
Beefeaters at the Historic Carnegie Library
Does that special someone happen to be a bibliophile? Then you’ll definitely want to “book” a dinner reservation at Beefeaters at the Historic Carnegie Library in Bradford. Housed in the beautiful historic building that served as the city’s library for 90 years, the restaurant maintains the old library’s charm and literary feel while serving up a menu full of delectable dishes.
Bring your date for a trek to the future at Pod in Philadelphia where high style meets super-chic Asian fusion. Sip colorful cocktails, Sake, or beers and wines from Pennsylvania and well beyond in the lounge, then settle into pulsating, color-changing cocoon booths for a shareable, family-style menu of foods from Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and more — a true celebration of international flavor! Or pull up seats at the bustling sushi bar where a conveyer belt delivers precise cuts of sashimi, nigiri and maki to sushi lovers.
Looking for an electrifying location for you and your special date on Valentine’s Day? Look no further than the Powerhouse Eatery in White Haven, a former coal-to-steam, electricity-generating power plant now serving both classic and contemporary American cuisine in a truly one-of-a-kind setting, showcasing the plant’s original valves, boilers, brickwork, and fire doors. The Eatery is serving a special Valentine’s Day menu on February 9 and 10, as well as on Valentine’s Day.
You’re sure to “Wow!” the love of your life with a dinner reservation at Altius. Perched high atop Mount Washington, the restaurant provides the quintessential romantic setting with its incomparable view of the Pittsburgh skyline. If that’s not enough, the highly creative menu features both fun, whimsical dishes as well as some of the more, but no less delicious, familiar favorites. Bonus: Enjoy the Sommelier’s Choice of incredible wine and food pairings on February 21 at the monthly Wine Dinner.
The Grand Concourse
Looking for a dining destination filled with old-style grandeur and elegance befitting the great love of your life? The Grand Concourse at Pittsburgh’s Station Square offers all this and so much more. Housed in the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, the Grand Concourse restaurant’s stained-glass vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and a dramatic staircase offer the perfect romantic riverfront setting, all with a menu featuring your modern-day favorites. Be sure to reserve your spot on Valentine’s Day for a special seafood and wine pairing dinner extraordinaire.
Old Bull Café
Elegance and grandeur not quite your style, but still looking forward to a fun, unique and historic dining destination? The Old Bull Café in the midst of the majestic Elk country is in an old church in Benezette that dates back to the 1800s. Offering a delicious menu, great coffee, and Perry’s ice cream, if you’re lucky you and your sweetie just might see some elk strolling by.
Church Brew Works
With its soaring ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows, the Church Brew Works in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh is both a feast for the eyes as well as the palate! In addition to its award-winning craft beers, they offer a wide range of delectable dishes. You and your special someone will want to save room for dessert: try their Brewmisu for a delicious twist of the Italian classic or the Malted Bread Pudding, one of their truly heavenly signature dishes!
Treetops at Polymath Park
Immerse yourself in an enchanted forest and architecture inspired by the incredible designs of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Treetops at Polymath Park in the Laurel Highlands. Local ingredients feature prominently in the restaurant’s menus. Bonus: combine a house tour or two with lunch or dinner as an extra special treat for that extra special someone in your life!
Does the love of your life love trains almost as much as you? We have three fun train-themed dining experiences just waiting for you!
Front Street Station
Experience a unique dining adventure in a former Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train station that dates back to 1910 at Front Street Station in historic Northumberland. Dining in the carefully restored station-now-restaurant, you can almost picture yourself and your sweetheart waiting for a train to come roaring through! Bonus: two 1931 Pullman passenger cars form part of the restaurant’s banquet room.
Casey Jones’ Restaurant
Where else but the Casey Jones’ Restaurant at the Red Caboose Motel in Ronks would a true train lover grab breakfast or lunch?! Housed in an authentic rail car, menu items include the Canonball Express (Pot Roast Sandwich), Casey’s Pulled Pork, The Southern Rail, and The Caboose – so hard to choose!
Depot at Doolittle’s
Once visitors enter the 1880 B&O replicated Rail Depot, they will experience a walk into history. The Depot at Doolittle’s in DuBois offers a unique dining experience in a 50's-style diner where food is served farm-to-table fresh. The fine dining is hosted in a 1913 parlor car, which is one of four ever made where the menu is always changing.
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