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What to do for dinner on Valentine’s Day 2021 in Charlotte

What to do for dinner on Valentine’s Day 2021 in Charlotte
February 4, 2021 Allison Andrews

COVID can’t stop the LOVE in Charlotte. What are you going to do this year to celebrate your beloved? A romantic dinner is one of the most traditional ways to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday and there are plenty of safe options to choose from this year.

Romantic restaurants: 

Charlotte is full of them. Take your pick from the intimate restaurants in old houses, to the see and be seen favorites and classic choices. If you want to go out to celebrate, you’ll have plenty of choices to find the one that will send just the message you are hoping for. Charlotte restaurants are doing a great job incorporating social distancing practices and guidelines without sacrificing the delicious food we have come to expect.  This year reservations will be more important than ever as seating is limited. A curfew for serving alcohol is still in effect. Check with any restaurant before making plans. Here’s an older list of favorites.

A Personal chef:

Charlotte has so many great personal chefs that make dinner a no-brainer! You can experience a gourmet meal all from the comfort of your own home AND you don’t have to clean up the mess. Here are some of our faves: 

Dinner in:

Even if you chose to make dinner yourself and show off your mad cooking skills, Charlotte restaurants have made it possible for you to make the meal feel special with a take-home cocktail kit. Wine is nice but up your game on Valentine’s Day a cocktail:

Support Local:

The great restaurants of this city are struggling in this pandemic. Limited seating and curfews are making it hard for some of your favorite places to get by. Show THEM the love by ordering takeout from one of the spots you love most!

Go Rogue: 

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary check out this event with The Dinner Detective America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner.

I Heart Rail Trail is another option that also looks like a great photo opp for those couples looking to share their love on Instagram. Local artists set up light installations along the light rail. It’s FREE! People attending are encouraged to wear a mask and social distance. It’s actually set up all month long so you can take advantage of it whenever it works for you. Here are more details.

Oh, whether you decide on dinner in or dinner out or decide to opt for another option don’t forget the other traditional I Love You Valentine’s Day tradition… the flowers!