10 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte
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10 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte

By Danielle Doolen
Monday, Feb 05 2018

Love is in the air! It’s the time of year for candy hearts, long-stem roses and romantic date nights. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day together or your fifteenth, finding the perfect spot to gaze into each other’s eyes over a meal can be daunting. If you’re struggling with where to take your date to dinner this Valentine’s Day, check out our list of the ten of the most romantic restaurants in Charlotte.

Dine In The Sky at Merchant & Trade at Merchant & Trade
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Explore New Heights at Merchant and Trade

Where’s the perfect way to start (or end) the night? Merchant and Trade, of course! This restaurant and bar is located on the 19th floor of the Kimpton Hotel and is the newest spot for a skyline photo op with the Charlotte skyline. You and your plus one can enjoy some cocktails and small bites at either their indoor bar, outdoor terrace, private terrace, or lawn.

Dine In The Sky at Merchant & Trade
$$   .  Merchant & Trade   .  Charlotte
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Pull Out All the Stops at The Fig Tree at The Fig Tree Restaurant
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Pull Out All the Stops at The Fig Tree

Charlotte’s premier fine-dining restaurant, Fig Tree, is located in a historic craftsman-style bungalow in the Elizabeth neighborhood. The elegant atmosphere of the restaurant is sure to leave your date in awe. Devour one of the many delicious dinner items while savoring a glass of wine from their award-winning wine list. Your date will swoon over both you and your restaurant choice.

Pull Out All the Stops at The Fig Tree
$$$$   .  The Fig Tree Restaurant   .  Charlotte
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Sip Underground at The Cellar at Duckworth's at The Cellar At Duckworth's
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Drink and Dine by Candlelight at The Cellar at Duckworth's

The Cellar at Duckworth’s is the perfect spot for a candlelit dinner this Valentine’s day. Hidden away in the bottom floor of Duckworth’s in Uptown Charlotte, your date will love sipping on a handcrafted signature cocktails and soaking up the speakeasy vibes at this gastropub. Grab a few small plates to share or dine on one of their main dishes.

Sip Underground at The Cellar at Duckworth's
$$   .  The Cellar At Duckworth's   .  Charlotte
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Experience Your Neighborhood Tavern at Alexander Michael's at Alexander Michael's Restaurant & Tavern
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Keep It Casual at Alexander Michaels

This cute and cozy tavern nestled in Uptown Charlotte is the perfect hidden gem to enjoy moderately priced American fare. Located in historic Fourth Ward, this restaurant is perfect for grabbing a booth and a bite to eat in a more relaxed atmosphere. Dining at Al Mike’s is first come, first serve, so be ready to relax at the bar for a bit or make it an early bird dinner to beat the rush.

Experience Your Neighborhood Tavern at Alexander Michael's
$$   .  Alexander Michael's Restaurant & Tavern   .  Charlotte
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Sip in the Sky at Fahrenheit at Fahrenheit
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Dine in the Sky at Fahrenheit +109 fire icon

If you’re looking for views to impress your date, look no further than Fahrenheit. Enjoy a selection from their extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list on the terrace before dinner. Dine on American cuisine while taking in a view of the city from the 21st floor of the Skye Condos on Caldwell St in Uptown. If you’re looking for the one of the best restaurants to snag a selfie with your boo in Charlotte, this is it.

Sip in the Sky at Fahrenheit
$$   .  Fahrenheit   .  Charlotte
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A Members-Only Speakeasy to Park Road's Back Lot at Dot Dot Dot
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Spend A Mysterious Night at Dot Dot Dot

Dot Dot Dot is a members only speakeasy-esque located in the back side of Park Road Shopping Center. For only $10, you can become a member and surprise you date with a one-of-a-kind night. Once you locate this secret oasis, you’ll experience innovative cocktails and unique dining perfect for a romantic night for two.

A Members-Only Speakeasy to Park Road's Back Lot
$$   .  Dot Dot Dot   .  Charlotte
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Embrace the Casual Sophistication of Soul at Soul Gastrolounge
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Savor Small Plates at Soul Gastrolounge

Experience Soul Gastrolounge this Valentine’s Day, an eclectic tapas restaurant and bar located in Plaza Midwood. With an extensive menu of small plates and cocktails, you’re sure to leave with a full belly and a heart full of love. They don’t take reservations, so make sure you get your name on the list early. Stick around after dinner for some dancing when the restaurant turns into a nightclub at 10p.

Embrace the Casual Sophistication of Soul
$$   .  Soul Gastrolounge   .  Charlotte
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Get Your Fix at the Crepe Cellar at Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub
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Cozy Up With The One You Love at Crepe Cellar

Crepe Cellar is the perfect combination of romantic and affordable. This restaurant nestled in the heart of NoDa has a great selection of dinner options. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the cozy vibe in this European style gastropub. From salads and burgers to steak and duck, you and your date will both leave feeling satisfied.

Get Your Fix at the Crepe Cellar
$   .  Crepe Cellar Kitchen and Pub   .  Charlotte
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Dine On Another Level at McNinch House at McNinch House Restaurant
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Experience Five-Star Dining at McNinch House

For the dining experience to trump all dining experiences, make a reservation at McNinch House. Their three, five and seven course meals are simply to die for and are worth every penny. Splurge on the option to couple your meal with wine pairings and you’ll be educated on what you’re drinking by their very own wine steward. The food at this five-star restaurant will leave you in tears, because it’s just that good.

Dine On Another Level at McNinch House
$$$$   .  McNinch House Restaurant   .  Charlotte
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Seize The Dish at Carpe Diem at Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers
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Seize The Dish With Your Love at Carpe Diem

For a classic American menu and a classy date, spend your Valentine’s Day at Carpe Diem. This fine-dining establishment was opened by the same people who brought you Earl’s Grocery, so you know it must be good. Enjoy their mouth-watering filet or flavorful fish as you exchange googly-eyes with your love.

Seize The Dish at Carpe Diem
$$$   .  Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers   .  Charlotte
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Danielle is a writer, blogger, and Content Marketing Manager at Work For Your Beer. When her nose isn't in her computer or iPhone, she can be found laughing at dad jokes with her husband, loving on her fur babies, running the streets of Charlotte (literally), or enjoying an adult beverage while soaking up some Carolina sunshine.
10 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte
10 Of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte