Date Night in the Queen City

date night in the queen city

Plan the perfect date night with our staff’s favorite restaurants!

Do you want to plan the perfect date night in the Queen City for Valentine’s Day? Whether you will be with your significant other or your besties, have no fear friends, we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our staff’s favorite date night restaurants below, and what to order at each.

Soul Gastrolounge

Soul Gastrolounge, located on the edge of Plaza Midwood, is hip yet cozy and perfect for a one on one date night. They serve a variety of small plates, sushi, and handcrafted cocktails. After dinner, enjoy music until 2 am with one of their resident DJs.

What to order: Pork Belly Tacos, Ramen Bowl, Shells & Cheese, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Lamb Lollipops, Supernova Sushi Roll. Find the full menu here.

Barcelona Wine Bar

The cuisine is clean and rustic, with Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American influenced tapas. There are nearly 400 wines featured on the wine list, so there’s something for everyone. Located in South End just steps away from Jenis Ice Cream (the perfect place for dessert).

What to order: Mussels, Grilled Hanger Steak, Patatas Bravas, Brussel Sprouts. Find the full menu here.

Bistro La Bon

Bistro La Bon is described as a “one-of-a-kind dining experience that celebrates culinary influences from all over the world.” They have locations in both Plaza Midwood and Cotswold. They offer a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

What to order: Pan Seared Gnocci, Lamb Shank, Bouillilabaisse, and wild mushroom ravioli. View the full menu here.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds is an American restaurant and steakhouse known for its scratch kitchen, bold flavors and inviting atmosphere, and perfect date night spot. With 3 locations in the Charlotte area, you are never too far away for an enjoyable dinner.  Make reservations while you still can for the amazing “Table for Two” menu being offered until March 1, 2020. See the special menu here.


Angeline’s offers an Italian-influenced menu with house-made plates of pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and simple yet flavorful small plates. Stop by Merchant & Trade after for a rooftop drink overlooking our beautiful queen city!

What to order: They are offering a Valentine’s day special,  5 Course Beverage Pairing for $35 per Couple and the Shareable Tasting Menu is $85 for 2. View the Valentine’s Day menu here.

Other Staff Favorites:


Good Food on Montford

The Porter’s House

Jade Asian Fusion