Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner reservation yet. There are a gazillion restaurants doing lovely things for V-Day candlelit corner tables, red drinks galore, primal meat cuts for two, endless amounts of sexy foods.
Greenhouse Tavern - Cleveland, Ohio
Barley Swine - Austin, Texas
When James finally caught up, the guy handed James his wallet and went after the girl. The dishwasher got to eat the food.
Sunny Spot - Los Angeles
Swift’s Attic - Austin, Texas
Firehouse Tavern - New York City
Owner Jeremy Wladis thinks that’s because the sports bar vibe makes guys feel protected. He says he can spot the breakups coming: “The men get loud over the games on TV, as if to prove that the lady is better off without them; she usually winds up bored and leaves.”
The Cannibal - New York City
This year under chef Preston Clark, Valentine’s is a feel-good/feel-better holiday. “It’s a good recovery place if you have a broken heart,” says GM Cory Lane. “If you’re going through a breakup, nothing makes you feel better than some good beer and a good steak. Plus, it’s developed into something of a singles scene.”
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