The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan
As we approach Valentine’s Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.
Last week, OpenTable revealed the ‘100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America’ and two Michigan restaurants made the list! The English Inn in Eaton Rapids and Iridescence inside the Motor City Casino in Detroit.
Now, while we’re proud of these restaurants making the list, not all of us have the time or opportunity to drive out to these cities. Most of us will be dining out in West Michigan so these are the 10 most romantic restaurants in West Michigan.
Located right in Downtown GR, Reserve has one of the best and extensive wine lists in town. They also do a great job pairing wines with certain foods.
For Valentine’s Day, Chef Adam’s put together a 3 and 5 course menu for your choosing (with wine pairings of course). You can get the 3 course meal for $45 and the 5 for $65. You can see the menu here. The best part is the menu is available all Valentine’s weekend!
It’s called Reds on the River for a reason. Located in Rockford, you can enjoy your dinner overlooking the Rogue River. Although it’s too cold to sit outside right now the inside is just as relaxed and romantic.
From steaks to seafood to salads, you’re guaranteed to find something delicious here. And, of course, a wide range of wines to choose from.
They’ve also got some February Features.
You can make your online reservation here.
Cygnus 27 is located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza, giving you an amazing view of Downtown Grand Rapids.
You can start off your evening in their cocktail lounge and enjoy a drink before sitting down to dinner. Cygnus 27 offers a Latin-inspired menu all made from scratch. According to their website, they received a AAA Four-Diamond rating, which is the best of the best!
Call 616.774.2000 for reservations or book online here.
The Chop House is one of the most popular steakhouses in Grand Rapids.
It’s the perfect restaurant for a special occasion. They offer USDA Prime Beef that are so tender and juicy it’s a flavor explosion in your mouth! & don’t forget the sides! You have different types of veggies and potatoes to choose from that no matter what you go with, you won’t go wrong. You can see their full menu here.
After dinner stop in at La Dolce Vita, a dessert and cigar lounge. Enjoy some gourmet desserts or sip on something sweet. La Dolce Vita’s elegance is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
For reservations you can call (888) 456-3463 or book online here.
Considering it’s Valentine’s Day can you get more romantic than going to an Italian restaurant with the name “Love” in it?
Amore offers delicious, authentic Italian food all made with fresh and local ingredients.
They have won multiple awards, including Best New Restaurant in 2011 and Chef Jenna won Chef of the Year in 2013, so you know they’re doing something right!
Besides great food, Amore also offers cooking classes and have live music every Friday.
Call 616-785-5344 for your reservation.
This is hands down one of the best (and nicest) sushi restaurants in the area!
If you’re craving sushi on Valentine’s Day, this is at the top of my recommendation list.
When you walk in, you have a choice of sitting in the dining area or in the lounge. I prefer the lounge. It’s swanky, romantic and you can still enjoy your food! The ambiance alone is enough to set the mood for the perfect date night.
The nice thing about Ju Sushi is that you can get more than just sushi. They have hibachi meals, soups, and a personal table top grill if you’re looking for something not as filling. You can see their different menus here.
Call (616) 575-5858 to make your Valentine’s Day reservation.
Calling all seafood lovers!
Leo’s Restaurant is another great choice for date night, especially if you’re looking for some good seafood. The ambiance is elegant yet casual and located right in Downtown Grand Rapids.
Leo’s has a variety of seafood options for you to choose from, including the fresh catch specials. If you or your date is wanting something from the land, rather than the sea, they’ve got steaks and chickens to satisfy your needs. You’ll also have a lot of different wines to choose from. See their menus here and you can also see pictures of some of their dishes. They look delicious!
They’ll be open on Valentine’s Day from 4:30 to 9:30 so make your reservations now by calling (616) 454-6700.
If you’re looking for a variety of foods to choose from while still getting the romantic experience, Rose’s is the place for you. The menu offers Mediterranean, Italian and American cuisine.
Established in 1901, Rose’s has a rich history and is located in the Gaslight Village of East Grand Rapids. Although its too cold to sit out on the patio, the inside is cozy and you can still get a view of Reeds Lake from the windows.
This spacious restaurant, located right along the coast of Lake Michigan, is definitely a stop if you’re in Grand Haven. Even though it’s winter they offer waterfront dining year round so try and get a spot on their upper deck! But no matter where you sit you’ll get a great view and enjoy the ambiance of Snug Harbor. You can see pictures here.
Snug Harbor offers a variety of food for whatever you’re craving.. fresh seafood, pastas, and even Tex-Mex dishes. Take a look at their menu here.
If you get to see the sunset over Lake Michigan while you’re dining, even better to set the mood for the perfect date night.
Call and make reservations at (616) 846-8400.
Grove Restaurant prides themselves on being locally produced which is why their slogan is “Earth to Dining Table.” They get their ingredients from local farmers around Michigan, which you can see here.
They were the ‘Diner’s Choice’ Winner for 2015 by OpenTable and also named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by Grand Rapids Magazine.
If you’re looking for fresh and local food, Grove’s is the place for you. Even their coffee and tea is local. They also have a special menu for vegetarians and people who are on a vegan diet. Even their coffee and tea is local. This is an example of their menu but it changes daily so you can call them to find out what they have for that particular day.
Grove’s prefers calling them at 616-454-1000 to make reservations or you can make one online here.