Romance isn't just for Valentine's Day. In Lehigh Valley, there's always a chance to get out and explore romantic dining locations perfect for date night. We've rounded up some of our favorites for when you're looking to reconnect with your special someone over an unforgettable meal.
Aman's Artisan Indian Cuisine
336 Northampton St., Easton, PA
, located in historic downtown Easton, PA kicks up the heat for a night out, offering cuisine originating from the land of five rivers in Punjab Northwest India. Who says date night can't also be fresh, delicious, and healthy? Try their chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, and tandoori sizzlers accompanied by fresh baked breads. Unique food and flavors that you must try.
1740 Seidersville Rd., Bethlehem, PA
Perhaps the most acclaimed restaurant in the region, in Bethlehem, PA offers a true farm-to-table experience. Chef Lee Chizmar (a James Beard finalist) sources the finest ingredients from local purveyors to develop unique menu offerings that reflect seasonal ingredients. Bolete is housed in a former stagecoach inn, providing a cozy and historic atmosphere for an incredible dining experience. Be sure to save room for dessert - the butterscotch pudding is a must-try!
Chop House at Wind Creek
77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem, PA
Located just off the casino floor at Wind Creek Bethlehem, Chop House exemplifies fine dining with top-notch service and some of the most decadent menu items around. Choose from a selection of premium-cut steaks or seafood options, including the impressive seafood tower featuring shrimp, lobster, oysters, and more. If you're seeking a slightly more casual setting but still want off the casino vibe, consider Urban Table, located just a few steps away.
340 Old Rt. 22, Kutztown, PA
Located on the western outskirts of Lehigh Valley, a night at Folino Estate will leave you feeling as if you were transported to the hills of Tuscany. The Italian-style menu features freshly made pastas and pizzas with a wine-inspired twist, a nod to the on-site wine production. During warmer months, opt to sit outside where you can take in the scenery of the vineyard's rolling hills. Folino Estate also offers a tasting room with wines available by the glass or bottle in addition to the full-service restaurant. If you're staying in for date night, check out fun kits and gifts, like the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sangria Kit.
12 N. Seventh St., Allentown, PA
Centered in downtown Allentown, The Dime is renowned for its views of Center City Allentown and has earned a Wine Spectator award for excellence every year for the past five years that it’s been in operation. The Dime is a restaurant, bar, and lounge situated within the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, named for the former Dime Bank. Somehow, though, it doesn’t feel staid and generic like many hotel restaurants often do. The menu and the aesthetic try their best to reflect the location and history. The menu is locally inspired and sourced when possible with menu selects such as scrapple, spaetzle, and schnitzel, which may be totally unfamiliar dishes to out-of-towners—but nostalgic favorites for locals or PA proud visitors.
Three OAK Steakhouse
323 Northampton St., Easton, PA
A refined steakhouse in downtown Easton, Three OAK Steakhouse focuses on high-end experience with a local flair. The restaurant is full of warm wood tones and original brick work, highlighting the history of the city in a modern take. Choose from prime-cut beef that is aged in-house in a Himalayan salt brick-lined dry-aging room. Looking to enjoy cocktails and small bites? Head to the rooftop which features a retractable roof so that the space can be enjoyed year-round.
ZEST bar + grille
306 S New St, Bethlehem, PA
Take in rooftop views at this gem on Bethlehem's SouthSide. By the creators of Grille 3501, ZEST bar + grille brings tasty martinis, an elegant wine selection, and savory dishes to the menu. In addition to panoramic views of the city, ZEST offers open-air dining on balconies looking to the north and east. Even during the cold winter months, the balcony patio is well-heated for even more seating options.