Love is all around this Valentine’s Day in Wilmington, DE! If you are looking for somewhere to treat your special someone this February 14th, look no further as we’ve compiled a list of finest Valentine’s Day celebrations around the city. We suggest calling ahead and making reservations at all restaurants so that nothing can spoil this special evening!
Cafe Mezzanotte | (302) 658-7050
Chef Sergio Pellegrino has planned a very special à la carte menu for La Festa di San Valentino at Cafe Mezzanotte. The menu boasts Italian favorites like Cestini di Prosciutto, Cannelloni Seafood, Ossobuco, and Cremoso Profiteroles!
Tonic Bar & Grille | (302) 777-2040
This Wednesday through Sunday, Tonic is serving a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Specials include a charcuterie & cheese board, salmon gravlax, duo mussels, and surf & turf! Musical performances will also accompany dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
Hotel du Pont | (302) 594-3154
Woo your Valentine in the impressive Green Room at the Hotel du Pont with either a two-course lunch or an indulgent five-course dinner. Listen to the songs of Frank Sinatra as you dine during dinner from the Sinatra-style vocalist Sean Reilly, and enjoy decadent desserts to top off the evening.
Wilmington Chocolate Festival | (302) 571-7400
Cholocate lovers of all ages are welcome to indulge in the annual Wilmington Chocolate Festival this Valentine’s Day! Stop by the Wilmington Public Library anytime from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, February 14, to taste the winning chocolate creations from professional and amateur bakers alike in these four categories: cakes, cookies, candies, and brownies. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1 for Children, and taste tickets are $0.50 each.
Both restaurants are offering a great deal all week long to celebrate your love. Enjoy a three-course meal complete with a champagne toast for only $75 per couple.
La Fia Bistro | (302) 543-5574
La Fia is a great place to go this Valentine’s Day if you are looking for a more intimate setting. The bistro is offering a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, which includes hors d-oeuvres for the table, entree options like grilled hanger steak sauteed with littleneck clams, pan seared Verlasso Bay salmon puttanesca, or scallop carbonara, and a final dessert tasting.
Merchant Bar | (302) 543-5574
If you’re looking to mingle this Valentine’s Day, Merchant Bar’s Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party is the perfect place to do so. Enjoy a flight of four Champagne cocktails while munching on hors d’oeuvres like flank steak lettuce skewers, tempura battered cauliflower tacos, Korean fried chicken drumsticks, and more! In addition to the cocktail party, Merchant Bar will also be offering a three-course prix fixe sit-down dinner.
Big Fish Grill | (302) 652-3474
Enjoy a romantic seafood dinner with your special date this Valentine’s Day at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront. The menu has not yet been released, but it promises to include many delicious options!
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant | (302) 472-2739
Treat the one you love to a special à la carte dinner menu of veal Oscar, char-grilled filet mignon, oven roasted Atlantic Halibut, and more at Iron Hill Brewery on the Riverfront!
Riverfront Pets | (302) 428-9777
Pets are always there for you no matter what your relationship status is, and this Valentine’s Day is no exception. Meet the new love of your life at Riverfront Pets’ My Fuzzy Valentine Adoption Event! Celebrate Valentine’s day from 5:30 to 7 pm with adoptable animals from the Delaware Humane Association. Both humans and canines can enjoy beer and beer-grain dog biscuits respectively while learning nutrition advice from the expert staff at Riverfront Pets.
Catherine Rooney’s | (302) 654-9700
For those that affectionately refer to Valentine’s Day as another “Hallmark Holiday,”Catherine Rooney’s in Wilmington is hosting an Anti-Valentine Party. Join the Rooney’s team for wing night with $1 drafts, games, prizes, and live music this Valentine’s Day. Sip on drink specials like the Love on the Rocks or the Blood & Sand while playing a game called Dart Your Ex. (The darts are provided as long as you bring a photo of your ex.) To top it all off, all attendees can enter to win Philadelphia Flyers tickets.
Tilton Mansion | (302) 658-5125
The historic Tilton Mansion, which is home to the University & Whist Club of Wilmington, will open to non-members for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Experience The Whist with your sweetheart and dine à la carte on oysters & pearls, surf & turf, pomegranate red velvet cake, and more!