Few activities set the stage for romance like an intimate dinner for two. Good food, good wine and good conversation shared over a candlelit table can make you and your significant other feel like the only two people around.
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your sweetheart with a first-class dining experience. Corpus Christi has a number of elegantly cozy restaurants with an ambiance designed for love. Each of these restaurants will provide the two of you with an evening to remember.
The Republic of Texas Steakhouse
The Republic of Texas Steakhouse in the Omni Hotel was named one of "America's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants" by online reservation service Open Table. Their location on the 20th floor offers breathtaking views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Don't worry if you're not a steak eater. The menu includes chicken and seafood entrees as well.
The Yardarm is located in a building that resembles a house more than a restaurant, giving it a charming rustic appeal. Sit on the back patio overlooking the bay as you share some oysters on the half-shell.
Enjoy dinner with an international flavor at Dragonfly. The appetizer menu includes tapas, the small-plate dishes that are made for sharing. Entrees take you on a "world tour" including Hawaii, France and Italy.
Does any country understand the language of love more than France? From its casually sophisticated decor to dishes such as Steak Frites and Salad Nicoise, Bleu Bistro will transport you to a Parisian eatery. All items are prepared with locally-sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients wherever possible.
Bellino's Ristorante Italiano
Italian restaurants are tailor-made for date nights. Bellino's Ristorante Italiano is decorated in classic trattoria style. The equally authentic menu includes favorites such as bruschetta, Chicken Parmesan and Veal Marsala. Save room for some decadent tiramisu and a cappuccino.
Do you have any special plans for Valentine's Day? Maybe you'll be surprising your sweetheart with a unique gift or outing. We'd love to hear about your ideas in the comments!
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