October 14, 2019

Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

Valentines Day is just around the corner. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite restaurants in New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex, and Hartford Counties perfect for Valentines Day dinner. 

Fairfield County

Walrus & Carpenter, Bridgeport

Walrus & Carpenter Valentines Day Dinner

A Gastropub in the Black Rock area of Bridgeport. It offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience for southern style cooking, hand crafted cocktails, craft beer selection, and rustic atmosphere. 

2895 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605







Artisan, Southport

Artisan Valentines Day DinnerNew England inspired American cuisine with an emphasis on farm to table.  As a Chef managed establishment, Artisan Restaurant offers a one of a kind experience.  The décor conveys the charm and coziness of a countryside living room paired with a bar/lounge designed to capture the energy of a tavern resulting in an exciting and effervescent ambiance. 

275 Old Post Rd, Southport, CT 06890






New Haven County

Chapter One, Guilford

Chapter One Valentines Day DinnerFine dining in a cozy, upscale environment on the Guilford green. Chapter One is part new-American cuisine, part raw bar, part craft cocktail lounge. The perfect spot for a quiet dinner for two. 

25 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437







Olmo, New Haven

Olmo Kitchen Valentines Day DinnerLocated in the former spot of New Haven’s Caseus, Olmo is an evolution in dining experience. Olmo focuses on meals made entirely with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. For an upscale dining experience with some of the most mouth-watering food you can find in Connecticut, it’s a sure winner for dinner. All of their pastas and breads are made fresh daily, and no monthly menu is ever the same. 

93 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510






Middlesex County


Herd Restaurant Valentines Day DinnerHerd is a restaurant featuring fresh, locally sourced creations at the hands of a multi-talented chef. A restaurant where the food is complex of flavor but simple and clean in presentation, where the beverages are specially created for the interested patron, and the environment is comfortable, joyful, and approached with ease. Come eat at Herd—a gathering place.

200 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457






Lan Chi, Middletown

Lan Chi Valentines Day DinnerInspired by authentic, home-style Vietnamese cuisine, Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant will take you on a journey to the South East Asia.  Lan Chi’s unique palette is infused with fresh, aromatic Asian herbs and spices for a flavorful dining experience like no other. Their contemporary and elegant Vietnamese restaurant is located in the heart of Middletown, Connecticut, on Main Street.  Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant boasts a distinctive, contemporary dining experience, complete with a full bar.  Enjoy artisan cocktails and a full wine list featuring exquisite wines from around the world, while you dine.

505 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457




Hartford County

Max DowntownHartford

Max Downtown Valentines Day DinnerExperience the new Max Downtown. A contemporary Chophouse proudly located in the heart of Connecticut’s capital city, the newly-renovated Max Downtown invites its guests to dine in style and good company. From elevated Chophouse classics to delectable desserts crafted by Pastry Chef Warren Hardman, the wafting aromas that drift from the “open kitchen” are tempting to say the least.

185 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103






The Capital GrilleHartford

Capital Grille Valentines Day DinnerFrom the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. Perfect for Valentines Day dinner!

44 Front St, Hartford, CT 06103