Is there anything more romantic than a weekend getaway to Charleston? We think not–we may be a little biased–but you don't have to take our word for it. Make a special reservation for two at any of the 10 best romantic restaurants in the "Holy City," and see for yourself what Charleston has to offer for foodie couples in love.
What is it about Italian comfort food that instantly makes a dinner more romantic? Charleston's best include the intimate interior at tiny Pane e Vino, a window seat at Trattoria Lucca, or the Mediterranean patio at Muse on Society Street.
Please the stomach (and heart) of a Francophile significant other with a meal at charming Chez Nous, a restaurant and family home in one, run by a French couple pouring their soul into each 3-course meal.
If it's fine dining that will really serve to set the mood, consider a few uniquely-Charleston options, such as the elegant Circa 1886 at Wentworth Mansion, Cannon Green's sleek setting on up and coming Spring Street, or the quaint courtyard tables at 82 Queen.
Couples on a budget will love Five Loaves, a vegetarian-friendly restaurant specializing in amazing soups and desserts, as well as Rutledge Ave's R Kitchen, an untraditional spot with rotating 5 courses for $25 dinners 6 nights a week.
In search of a traditional Valentine's Day meal? Longtime locals' favorite and staple of Upper King Street, Halls Chophouse offers Charleston's best cuts of beef, along with seafood, pasta, and every luxury you'd expect at a top-notch steakhouse (even live piano).