What will you and your sweetie do to celebrate Valentine’s Day? How about a romantic dinner for two? Baltimore has a number of restaurants perfect for romantic dinners. For dinners with an Italian theme, try Sotto Sopra, Bottega or La Tavola. Or for a meal that celebrates all that is fabulous about the Chesapeake Bay, book a dinner for two at Baltimore’s finest, the Woodberry Kitchen or Charleston.

(credit: sottosoprainc.com)

(credit: sottosoprainc.com)

Sotto Sopra
405 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-0534

Sotto Sopra is known as the “Dalla Fattoria Alla Tavola” or “From Farm To Table” restaurant. Located a short walk from the Inner Harbor, Sotto Sopra is in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Executive Chef Riccardo Bosio opened Sotto Sopra as a place where he could showcase his “native Northern Italian cuisine” while incorporating local ingredients. Sotto Sopra’s dishes have been described as “fresh, handcrafted, innovative, quality, and simple yet bold flavors.”

Photo Credit: Charleston Restaurant

Photo Credit: Charleston Restaurant

1000 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 332-7373

For a romantic dinner for two, look no further than Charleston. This top-flight restaurant was named the #1 Best Restaurant by Baltimore Magazine. Forbes and AAA also gave Charleston four stars. Charleston’s co-owners, Executive Chef Cindy Wolf and Wine Director Tony Foreman, are happy to prepare a romantic dinner for two. All menu items are listed with a suggested wine pairing. For instance, the daily Chef’s Menu of the Moment features Rich Lobster Soup with Curry, Baby Spinach & Blood Orange Salad, Grilled Wild Rockfish, Grilled Colorado Lamb Tenderloin and Opera Cake paired with Amontillado Muy Viejo, Pinot Gris Grand Cru, Chardonnay and Mark Ryan “Board Track Racer–The Vincent,” respectively.

(credit: Woodberry Kitchen website)

(credit: Woodberry Kitchen website)

Woodberry Kitchen
2010 Clipper Park Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 464-8000

Woodberry Kitchen is known for using produce and resources from the “growers of the Chesapeake.” While you eat at Woodberry Kitchen you can feel good about supporting local agriculture. For an exotic dinner for two, feast on oysters at Woodberry Kitchen. The restaurant has a selection of Chesapeake oyster dishes ranging from Petite Wicomicos to Skipjacks to WK Strikers. For dessert, try the Holiday Cookie Plate or the Calville Blanc Apple Pie or even the Butterscotch Pudding.

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1729 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 708-5709

The intimate and cozy Bottega seats only 15 guests at a time. A husband-and-wife team runs Bottega with Sandy in the kitchen and Adrien in the front of the house. Bottega’s menu is a “frequently changing” selection of traditional Tuscan “fresh seasonal and simply prepared dishes.” Begin your romantic meal for two with an appetizer of chicken liver, crimini mushrooms or smoked trout. Entrees range from rockfish fillet to Moulard duck to chicken roulade.

La Tavola
248 Albemarle St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 685-1859

La Tavola is one of the many restaurants in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. This elegant restaurant is the place for the “finest in contemporary Italian cuisine.” Chef Carlo Vignotto, a classically trained chef, uses his talents and skills to create “memorable soups, delicious seafood, chicken, pasta and veal dishes, as well as sinfully decadent desserts.” For a special treat, you and your date can select the Selezione di Menu dello Chef Carlo, which includes Antipasti, Primi and Secondi.

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