Romance works, even when Cupid is on a budget

Valentine’s Day will soon be here and love will be in the air. For those who love getting wrapped up in the romance, there is no shortage of romantical places to visit both locally and those not-so-local. Sometimes the hardest part is getting there – which is why Atlantic Charter makes for the best charter bus rental in Maryland to help get you there. For those wanting to ‘get out of town’ and make the day extra special, with some help from Trip Advisor, here are some of the most romantic places to dine with that special someone:

Philadelphia

Buddakan
325 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

If sharing your date with a 10-foot-tall Buddha is your idea of a good time, then Buddakan is the spot for you. The ambiance verges on swanky, with every detail accounted for like only Stephen Starr can. And while the dining room is rather large, each table somehow still feels intimate. The menu features modern Asian dishes, a fusion of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, with many options served as sharable plates.

Friday Saturday Sunday
261 S. 21st St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A Philadelphia gem that is often overlooked, Friday Saturday Sunday has been a Rittenhouse Square classic for roughly 40 years. With a cozy romantic dining room and upstairs cool “Tank Bar” (named for the 80-gallon fish tank), it’s perfect for a low-key, quiet, relaxing meal. Warm service, consistently good food and the unique, intimate atmosphere complete with candles and tiny white string lights keeps people coming back year after year.

M Restaurant
Morris House Hotel
231 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

M Restaurant is a repeat name on many lists of Philadelphia’s most romantic restaurants, and one visit will make it clear why. The garden dining area is surrounded by a wrought-iron fence with beautiful trees, flowers, an herb garden (used by the kitchen daily) and little white lights. The atmosphere is simply enchanting. When it’s too chilly to dine outside, try to grab a seat by a window in the cozy French bar so you can still enjoy the view.

R2L
50 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Dine with a view of the city. Located on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, R2L sits 500 feet above Philadelphia. The panoramic scenes are the perfect backdrop to a sophisticated evening. Elegant dishes from Chef Daniel Stern complete the experience.

Washington DC

Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 125N
Washington DC, DC 20004-2601

A steward of culinary elegance and luxury, offering a refined menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy and a nationally recognized wine program. Centrally located between the White House and the Capitol, Fiola is a destination for politicos, diplomats, and savvy diners with an appreciation for sophisticated food and ambiance.

1789 Restaurant
1226 36th St NW
Washington DC, DC 20007-2627

1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington dining experience. Situated in a Federal period house in residential Georgetown, its six dining rooms are beautifully decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, creating an elegant setting for guests.

Bistro Cacao
320 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC, DC 20002-5702

In Bistro Cacao’s historic location diners are invited to enjoy their new concept of modern bistro-style French cuisine in a romantically charming and comfortable setting blending old France with modern creative touches.

Floriana
17th ST NW,
Washington DC, DC 20009

Floriana Restaurant is an independently-owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers. We pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect setting for any occasion — an intimate, romantic dinner, or when you have reason for celebration and want all your closest friends together at the same table. Floriana Restaurant was voted into the Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in DC for 2015.

Virginia

LAuberge Chez Francois
332 Springvale Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066-3213

L’Auberge Chez François is much the same as when François “Papa” first opened it. Family-run, with sons Paul in front of the house and Jacques as Executive Chef, Haeringer’s spirit infuses every aspect of the restaurant, as well as his meticulously crafted meals. He was a culinary icon in the Washington, D.C. community and he helped to set the standard for authentic French food that satisfied your appetite and your soul in a restaurant known for marriage proposals, celebrations of all kinds, and family memories.

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
2 East Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern is a must see Virginia landmark offering hearty meals in an historic tavern setting, romantic guest rooms fitted with traditional Piedmont furnishings, and unique weddings and social events that will create lasting memories for you and your guests.

The Warehouse
214 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314-3210

Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, the Warehouse is one of the area’s most popular restaurants specializing in prime aged steaks and fresh seafood.
The superb food is served in a casual but elegant atmosphere that features caricatures of the local gentry on the walls of the historic building. Enjoy their Steak “Pontchartrain” or their famous all lump crabcakes.

Magnolia's at the Mill
198 N 21st St
Purcellville, VA 20132-3077

Great food, wine and beer are our focus. Hospitality is our passion. A Premier American restaurant located in the heart of Purcellville, Virginia. Come Visit Magnolias. Come Feel the Passion.

New York City

Daniel
60 East 65th Street
New York City, NY 10065

Located in the former Mayfair Hotel on Park Avenue – the original site of Le Cirque -DANIEL is steeped in French culinary history. Building on time-honored techniques, Executive Chef Jean-François Bruel, Chef de Cuisine Eddy LeRoux and Executive Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveria present a modern, seasonal menu inspired by the finest meats, wild game, seafood, fruits, vegetables and foraged flavors from around the world.

Tree Bistro
190 1st Ave
New York City, NY 10009-4004

Tree serves thoughtfully prepared bistro fare in a casual romantic atmosphere, from small plate delights to delectable standards like steamed PEI mussels or steak frites with parmesan truffle fries, along with a full and eclectic seasonal menu. Guests can eat in the intimate dining room for a cozy meal, or in the more expansive canopied walled garden - a charmingly romantic secret spot in the heart of the east village.

Lincoln Square Steak
208 W 70th Street
New York City, NY 10023-4302

Within walking distance from Lincoln Center, Lincoln Square Movie Theatre, and located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Lincoln Square Steak, a classic steakhouse designed with a nostalgic decor that is reflective of the 1960s era, offers steaks that are dry aged to perfection, succulent seafood dishes and an extensive global wine list that features bottles for under $30. At 7:00pm every evening, a talented pianist will provide live music and entertainment for guests.

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, Frnt A
New York City, NY 10003-1300

One of America's most beloved restaurants, Gramercy Tavern has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for over two decades. Chef Michael Anthony's fiercely seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant's relationships with local farms and purveyors.

Olio e Piu
3 Greenwich Ave
New York City, NY 10014-3543

As an authentic trattoria, its cuisine is based on classic Italian dishes, with a focus on house-made pastas, hand-stretched pizza, and entrees like Branzino and Steak Fiorentina. The open dining area, traditional wood-fired oven, rustic interior, thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizza, and carefully selected wine and cocktail list bring a piece of old world Italy to a renowned corner in the Village.

Gabriel Kreuther
41 W 42nd St, Grace Building
New York City, NY 10036-8003

Looking out onto Midtown's verdant Bryant Park, chef Gabriel Kreuther's eponymous restaurant offers a comfortably luxurious, Alsatian-inspired dining experience with a distinctly New York spirit.

Getting there

Obviously, it would be impossible to list all the fabulous places you could dine in each of these cities, these are just some ideas to help get you started. All that said, now armed with these ideas, Atlantic Coast Charters can take the hardest part: getting you there. Our charter bus rentals in Maryland are ready to help make this year’s Valentine’s Day one of the best. Road tripping to these or any romantic spots has never been easier. Let Atlantic Coast Charters do the driving!

 

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