Love Bites

10 romantic spots to toast your sweetheart on Valentine's Day



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Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to impress a date. Treat your valentine this year to a romantic evening by spicing things up at one of these top restaurants. Located throughout Greenwich, you and your date will enjoy an intimate setting complete with a delicious meal. Chanel cupid and don't forget to surprise your sweetie with a bouquet of her favorite blossoms or order her favorite dessert ahead of time!

Bistro Versailles

339 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, 06830, 203-661-6634

If you're looking for a prime people watching spot, Versailles is the place to be. With classic decor and decadent baked goods, Versailles is the perfect spot for a glass of champagne and sweet delights. Divulge with a chocolate croissant or rich tart freshly made out of the oven. Looking to eat a meal before? Versailles specializes in smaller options such as quiches, traditional escargots and pates you'll want to bring home for another time!

Elm Street Oyster House

11 West Elm Street, Greenwich, 06830, 203-629-5795

Spoil your sweetie with a heaping bowl of some of Greenwich's freshest and finest seafood selection. Whether it's lobsters for each of you, or crabmeat and spinach stuffed calamari, Elm Street Oyster House makes it hard to pick just one entree for dinner. Be sure to start off your meal with an order of Elm Street's famous oysters from all over the country! They're delicious and one of the best aphrodisiacs for Valentine's Day.

Gabriele's

35 Church Street, Greenwich, 06830, 203-622-4223

If you're looking for a hearty meal in a lively setting then Gabriele's is the place for you and your date. No matter the night you visit, Gabriele's always packs a full house so be sure to make your reservations ahead of time! You won't be disappointed by the various house made pastas or sides which are delicious as each entree. Looking to really wow your sweetheart? Go for the seafood tower complete with lobster, king crab, shrimp, oysters and clams. A feast for royalty!

l'escale

Delamar,  500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich 06830, 203-661-4600

Regardless of how you arrive to l'escale at the Delamar Hotel, you're immediately transported to the pseudo-shores of Southern France. An elegant atmosphere for an intimate dinner for two. This Valentine's Day, l'escale offers a special menu complete with a variety of options. Be sure to call ahead for details and reservations!

Polpo

554 Old Post Road, Greenwich, 06830, 203-629-1999

Take a quick trip to the Mediterranean for exquisite seafood and live music seven nights a week! Start off your meal with a plate of freshly grilled octopus or calamari before heading to the dance floor where the wine is flowing and the people laughing.

Terra Ristorante Italiano

156 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, 06830, 203-629-5222

Wine and dine with celebrities of Greenwich at this delectable Italian gem! Your date will definitely be impressed by the lively atmosphere and exquisite display of food.

Thomas Henkelmann

Homestead Inn, 420 Field Point Road, Greenwich, 06830, 203-869-7500

Cozy up to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day for a pre fixed dinner including one appetizer, one entree and one dessert for $85 per person.

Valbella

1309 East Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, 06870, 203-637-1155

 A local favorite, Valbella's diners have been visiting this Old Greenwich spot for generations. A experience to remember, Valbella's impeccable service and standard for excellence shines from the moment you step in the door. Be ready to shell out big time for this meal, but don't fret, every dollar is worth spending.