10 Best Philadelphia Restaurants To Up Your Romance Game

Planning the perfect date is often overwhelming. With so many great restaurant choices in Philadelphia, where does one start? Do you risk it with a newbie dining choice and hope all goes well? Or is it better to stick with a tried-and-true eatery that you know won't wow you, but won't let you down either? At 10Best we think you should do neither. Rely on our top choices of the best romantic restaurants in the city to steer you toward a place that's convenient, in your price range, and offers the kind of cuisine you and your date are in the mood for. If you're craving something a little different, try dinner on the Moshulu, a Philadelphia mainstay and top choice for the date you want to romance. If you're in the mood for something a little more toned down yet just as special, visit Valley Green Inn, a great restaurant that's set in beautiful Wissahickon Valley Park. Others may find spots just outside the city to cater to their love interest, such as the Dilworthtown Inn in nearby West Chester or the Melting Pot in King of Prussia. Both offer a wonderfully romantic atmosphere combined with a scenic drove on nice days to complete the package. 

Outside the city


What could be more quaint than taking a drive through the picturesque Bucks County countryside to an 18th century stone barn which is on the National Historic Register to have a delicious dinner? This restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a...  Read More



Fork is an Old City gem that is cozy, modern and contemporary. Here, they serve up seasonal fine dining, including a $78 four-course pre-fixe menu where guests can select from a choice of starter, pasta, entree and dessert. The restaurant...  Read More



For a romantic, candlelit dinner, this 18th century restaurant offers consists of superb cuisine with an equally impressive wine list. The rustic brick is balanced with luxurious silk carpets, and the service is impeccable, making it the perfect...  Read More



The finest Italian cuisine in a uniquely intimate & romatically elegant setting located near Philadelphia. A local favorite for years, this gem offers upscale, sophisticated Italian dining. Sample the perfectly prepared fresh fish, the...  Read More

Fairmount/Art Museum area
Water Works Restaurant & Lounge
Photo courtesy of Water Works


One of Philadelphia's only waterfront restaurants is one of its most romantic. This is thanks to the sweeping porch that provides for a drink or a meal full of breathtaking views of the Schuylkill River and of Boathouse Row. The restaurant was...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park
Rose Tattoo Cafe


Set in a quaint row house on Callowhill Street in the city's Fairmoiunt section, Rose Tattoo is great for anyone who appreciates an eclectic menu. Choices such as house made four cheese tortellini, pan seared sea scallops, jambalaya and baby...  Read More

Valley Green Inn


Where else in the city can you find a park-like setting combined with an upscale eating experience that feels as romantic as if you'd driven miles away? Valley Green Inn offers inside dining as well as seating on their large porch for an...  Read More



Elegant yet unpretentious, this traditional neighborhood bistro offers fresh, flavorful fare that takes patrons on a sensory stroll through the French countryside. Those who have eaten here claim it is the best French food outside of France. In...  Read More



Moshulu is an old 1905 four-master ship, now docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Of course, part of the charm of this establishment is that fact that it is indeed, a ship that one can eat on. Walking aboard and taking a seat on a ship...  Read More



Talula's Garden is a an apty-named establishment featuring local garden-sourced ingredients. These ingredients are combined into contemporary American dishes designed to nourish and please. Set in a lovely garden patio (sit there if you can),...  Read More