Plan The Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner In The Merrimack Valley

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Doesn’t it always seem like Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? One moment, we’re closing out the holiday season, and then the next, it’s suddenly time to plan a romantic night with that special someone (or some of your closest besties). 

With all the prep that goes into the perfect Valentine’s Day date, we figured that now would be a great time to get started. So if you’re struggling to come up with a romantic date night idea for this year’s Valentine’s Day, worry not! In today’s blog, we’re going over just a few of the great local dining spots in the Merrimack Valley to plan the perfect romantic outing. 

Oh, and while we’re highlighting Valentine’s Day, these spots are sure to make fabulous date nights all year long.

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Your Romantic Dinner Awaits

With all the incredible (and delicious) restaurants to visit in the Merrimack Valley area, it can be hard to choose the best spot for you. So, below, we’ve picked out a few great places to try–but don’t stop there! Be sure to browse the many amazing dining spots scattered throughout our bi-state region.

The Tuscan Kitchen

A true Italian delight. The Tuscan Kitchen has a few locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including right here in Burlington, MA. The restaurant takes inspiration from Italian artisan traditions, combining fresh ingredients with made-from-scratch preparation. And the Tuscan atmosphere is perfect for an upscale romantic dinner.

Fuse Bistro

Mix farm-sourced ingredients with an extensive wine and bubbles list, and you have got yourself one romantic evening filled with delicious bites. At Fuse Bistro in Lowell, MA, you and your special someone (or group) can relax in a friendly, casual setting in the heart of Lowell. And they even take reservations for outdoor igloos in the winter! 

Salvatore’s Restaurant

Located within a renovated historic mill overlooking the Merrimack River is Salvatore’s Restaurant in Lawrence, MA. This North End-inspired Italian restaurant delivers delicious, authentic dishes, including your favorite Italian plates alongside pizza, burgers, and more. There’s also an ample wine, beer, and cocktail menu to choose from.

Cobblestones Restaurant

Brimming with historical ambiance, Cobblestones Restaurant in Lowell, MA, features a unique atmosphere all its own. In fact, the restaurant currently occupies the historic Yorick building built in 1859. Cobblestones’s menu offers casual tavern fare combined with a great selection of wine, draft beer, and cocktails. Brunch is also available on Sundays, which just so happens to be the day before Valentine’s Day 2022 if you’d like to get an early start. 

By the way, Cobblestones is located within walking distance from many of Lowell’s venues and attractions, making it an excellent way to end or start your muti-planned date night. 

The Old Court Pub

Doesn’t everyone just love an authentic Irish Pub? Something about the atmosphere simply cannot be replicated anywhere else. If you and your special someone are fans of Irish Pubs, there’s no better place to visit than The Old Court Pub in Lowell, MA. The restaurant’s menu features both traditional Irish favorites and contemporary American dishes. So whether sitting down for the night or grabbing a pint, be sure to stop by!

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