19 Romantic Virginia Restaurants


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1. FoodE, Fredericksburg

1006 C/D Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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FoodE’s outdoor seating is like a European cafe located in a brick alley . With heavy emphasis on farm to table preparation and cooking, you’ll be delighted with the southern, home cooked style they feature. With some of the most experienced chefs the Fredericksburg area has to offer, you will not be disappointed with your experience there.

2. Lucky Restaurant, Roanoke

18 Kirk Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Lucky Restaurant is about creating Southern American/Country French food while focusing on pairing great wines, craft beers, and creating innovative and classic cocktails using fresh local ingredients.


3. Lemaire Restaurant, Richmond

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, Virginia
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Lemaire Restaurant’s high class atmosphere and mouthwateringly unique dishes like cast iron seared orange glazed duck breast with coconut-kaffir lime rice middlins are sure to please.

4. Julep’s New Southern Cuisine, Richmond

1719-21 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223
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Julep’s is located in a beautiful historic building in the River District. They have a delicious cocktail list and menu full of fresh southern seafood.

5. Mangia, Lynchburg

2496 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Mangia is an independent, locally-owned Italian place with a beautiful atmosphere and live music.

6. Terrapin, Virginia Beach

3102 Holly Road Suite 514, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
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Terrapin offers an intimate dining experience showcasing Chef Rodney Einhorn’s award-winning contemporary American Cuisine and creative use of seasonal farm-fresh ingredients.

7. La Petite Auberge, Fredericksburg

311 William St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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La Petite Auberge Restaurant offers carefully selected wines that span the globe; from France, Italy, California, New Zealand, Argentina, and Virginia. Their French food is outstanding, as well. The restaurant has a lovely European interior with warm lighting.

8. 1789, DC

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
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1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington dining experience, serving expertly prepared, farm-to-table New American cuisine.

9. The Local, Charlottesville

824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia VA
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The Local serves high end cuisine like this Buffalo Creek Beef short rib braised in red wine with caramelized carrots. For a romantic atmosphere, their upstairs dining area is absolutely stunning!

10. The Cellars Restaurant, Virginia Beach

4001 Church Point Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
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The Cellars’ unique style and ambience offer a window to another place and another time. Relish in the allure of exposed brick, low ceilings and multiple fireplaces; a nationally recognized romantic tempo prevails.

11. FIG, Charlottesville

1331 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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FIG is a lovely Cajun restaurant. At night, the ceiling in illuminated with fairy lights, making it a unique and romantic date spot.


12. Main St. Eatery, Lynchburg

907 Main St., Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Some of Lynchburg’s best food for the last 16 years in a comfortable setting in historic Old Town. They have a great seafood menu as well as many European-inspired dishes and an extensive wine selection and full bar.

13. Nawab Indian Cuisine, Norfolk

888 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
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At Nawab, they are committed to preserving a culture, tradition and standard in culinary tastes that a real life Nawab would appreciate. If you are a first-time visitor, you will find the cuisine versatile, ranging from paying real homage to things that should celebrate the simple clean or delicate flavors to going all out in presenting you dishes that explode with flavors redolent of spice and heat.

14. Proof, DC

775 G Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Proof is a Penn Quarter dining destination that exudes both contemporary chic and rustic warmth. Their menu provides an eclectic selection of creative modern cuisine, and its wine list contains over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottlings, a combination that appeals to novices and aficionados alike.

15. Ten, Charlottesville

120 B East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Ten is a lovely sushi restaurant with delicious cocktails and an extensive sake list. They carry over 20 varieties of sake. The night time seating is the perfect spot for a romantic date.

16. La Grotta, Richmond

1218 E Cary St, Richmond, Virginia 23219-4116
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Experience gourmet Northern Italian cuisine and an award winning wine list created by Owner-Chef Antonio Capece. Try their amazing desserts!

17. Schlesinger’s Steakhouse, Newport News

1106 William Styron Square S, Newport News, VA 23606
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Schlesinger’s signature entrées include the kind of Prime Steaks found only in the finest steak and chophouses in the country. The atmosphere is quiet and intimate.

18. The Pearl French Bistro, Newport News

703 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606
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The Pearl French Bistro offers the Hampton Roads area Parisian flare and casual elegance with contemporary variations of classic French cuisine. Unforgettable ambiance and relaxing atmosphere exudes at this neighborhood bistro, with a menu of French mainstay dishes.

19. Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine, Roanoke

4167 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018
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Carlos Brazilian International Cuisine continues the tradition high atop Southwest Roanoke, in an atmosphere of breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets. Diners can experience French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian dishes complimented by fine wines.

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