What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Chances are they involve sharing a leisurely, romantic dinner with your significant other. Now it comes down to choosing the right restaurant. For this special occasion, the ambiance is as important as the food.
We've done the homework for you. And you can't go wrong with any one of these romantic restaurants in San Antonio.
Biga on the Banks
Biga on the Banks offers scenic views from its spot above a quiet bend on the River Walk. The spacious dining room with its high ceilings allows you to converse easily without shouting. Service provides the perfect balance of being attentive but not overbearing. The seasonal menu includes classically romantic dishes such as foie gras, oysters and duck breast.
Chez Vatel Bistro
Chez Vatel Bistro has been praised as "intimate and unpretentious," which are vital elements for an evening with your loved one. Enjoy authentic French cuisine with dishes like coq au vin or beef tenderloin with Bernaise sauce. Ramp up the romance by sharing a decadent dessert like chocolate mousse.
Grey Moss Inn
Grey Moss Inn conjures up romantic visions from the name alone. The restaurant is framed by a lush canopy of giant Texas oaks and the dining room features native rock walls and beautiful pinewood flooring. Lamb, chicken and steaks are grilled over mesquite charcoal on an outdoor circular-stone grill. Be sure to watch for whitetail deer and other wildlife that frequent the adjoining meadow.
Bliss shares the name of its owner/chef, but it also refers to the state you'll achieve after dining here. The warm wood and leather interior is balanced by the airiness created by the large windows. Choose from an elegantly rustic menu that features an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
Aldo’s will have you feeling as though you've stepped into a cozy house on the shores of the Mediterranean. Start off with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace in the club-like lounge. Dine on traditional Italian favorites such as chicken Marsala and veal scallopine or one of the luscious pasta dishes.
Have you had a particularly memorable Valentine's Day dinner? Please tell us about it in the comments!
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