Best Bets

Make V-Day the Right Day in 2017

Celebrate Valentine’s the best way in Rhode Island


Love is in the air again, and here we have some great ideas on where to take your loved one for a night of romantic splendor. If you’re in search of quality cuisine for your special evening, these recommendations are sure to impress.

Where there is food, there is love. Whether a three, four or six-course meal, you can always depend on the way it makes us feel inside. While the dishes and wine may flow all night, tables won’t last, so reservations are a must!

Julian’s is offering a six-course Valentine’s Day dinner for you and your love. Nothing makes the heart beat faster than the anticipation of that next plate. 318 Broadway, Providence. 861-1770.

What says “I love you” more than a stacked burger? Specials are happening on at Chomp, then finish your romantic evening with a bit of their special V-day dessert. 440 Child Street, Warren. 289-2324.

Enjoy a tapas style meal at Easy Entertaining with carefully selected wine pairings to boot. To seal the deal, whisper a little “te amo” to your sweetheart across the table. 166 Valley Street, Providence. 437-6090.

See the city sparkle while dining on The Rooftop at the Providence G. Eat from their regular menu, or indulge in their prix fixe special including Filet Mignon and a charcuterie and cheese plate. Mon amour! 100 Dorrance Street, Providence. 632-4904. 

Want something exclusive for your special someone? Check out the pop - up dinner series February 11 at Mount Hope Farm. Chef Sam Scott will be serving a three - course ensemble with dishes like Lamb Neck Ragout with Southern cobbler to cap it off. 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol. 254-1745.

Do you smell mushrooms? The Grange is hosting a special night of their own with six courses of vegetarian cookery for you and your Valentine. Savor the tastes of fresh, local ingredients, and pair them with one of their signature, hand-crafted cocktails. 165 Broadway, Providence. 831-0600.

Spend Valentine’s Day or the Saturday before at Hemenway’s with their mouth-watering specials on February 11 and 14. Stay warm and gaze at the river below while satisfying your tastes with dishes like roasted halibut or a pan-seared New York strip. 121 South Main Street, Providence. 351-8570.

Cozy up at Statesman Tavern the weekend before for dinner specials that will nourish you both. In addition to their regular menu, options like Tomahawk Ribeye and Flash-fried Fish are being served up. 31 State Street, Bristol. 396-5115.

Tempt your senses at Seasons at Ocean House February 10 for a dinner that will leave your date impressed. Feast on a four-course dinner followed by a dessert buffet with love songs by Scott Dreir setting the mood. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. 584-7000.

Visit Weekapaug Inn for a delicious four-course dinner on your special day. Chef Devin’s delightful selections are sure to excite you and your sweetheart as you sip on carefully picked wine pairings. 25 Spray Rock Road, Westerly.  637-7600.

Titillate the senses with “Love is as Strong as Death” at Pot au Feu. The four-course dinner is only just the beginning of what is in store. Restaurant owner and storyteller Bob Burke, along with talented singer, actor and playwright Rose Weaver come together to provide an undoubtedly exquisite experience for you and your honey. 44 Custom House Street, Providence. 441-2345.

Castle Hill Inn is serving up divine selections in a four-course dinner that is sure to spoil you. Choose one of three entree selections and finish the romantic evening with a Cherry Clafoutis. 590 Ocean Drive, Newport. 849-3800.

Follow your heart to Chapel Grille and their specialty Valentine’s menu, available this one day only. Immerse yourself in decadent dishes like the Veal Marsala or Beef Tenderloin Bordelaise for an evening of splendor. 3000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston. 944-4900. 

Other Ways to Celebrate

Take the evening to next-level romantic by checking out Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining for a taste of live music. John Nemeth takes the stage, singing love songs straight from the heart that are sure to electrify. 267 Main Street, Woonsocket. 401-765-1900. 

You don’t need a date to check out LUV U Better at Aurora. With RnB tracks played by DJ Lefty playing all night long, this monthly dancing and singing event is sure to get you moving. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. 272-5723.

Need to escape for night with your boo? Hotel Providence is offering room specials from February 10 through 19 for those who simple need to get away. Treat yourself to a little room service while you’re at it. 139 Mathewson Street, Providence. 861-8000.

Don’t think we haven’t thought of your little ones. You can take them to the Providence Children’s Museum February 11 and 12 for some lessons all about the human heart. 100 South Street, Providence. 273-5437.

So you’ve already had dinner but need something else to swoon your love? Contemporary Theatre Company is hosting their 5th Annual Chocolate and Wine Tasting on February 12 for you lovers of such transcendent things. 327 Main Street, South Kingstown. 218-0282.

For those with a twisted take on romance, enjoy a few laughs at Courthouse Center for the Arts where comedians Poppy Champlin and Ray Harrington are serving their side-splitting act on February 11. 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston. 782-1018.