Most Romantic Dinner Spots in Minneapolis

Romantic restaurants and romantic dining spots in Minneapolis, MN. Perfect for Valentine's Day, engagements, anniversaries --- anytime you have a special date.

A beautiful mid-sized city with a vibrant night life, Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers numerous romantic dinner spots. Whether your tastes are traditional or modern, whether you are planning for a special occasion, such as Valentine’s Day, or you simply desire a romantic date, you will find the perfect restaurant in Minneapolis.

The quaint, charming, yet amenity-filled Nicollet Island Inn has long been recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in Minneapolis. With its richly appointed restaurant, and lovely wooded, fully stocked bar, imagine yourself in a more relaxed and romantic past. Live music lovers will want to dine on Saturday nights and take in Nic’s Lounge, with its grand piano. Any time of year, luxuriate in deep leather seating, or on a warm summer evening, experience romantic dining among lush shrubs and flowers on the outdoor patio.

For those who delight in modern, innovative romantic dining options, try the Restaurant Max, which is connected with the Hotel Minneapolis. Restaurant Max’s relaxing, yet creative, ambiance is perfect for your romantic dinner. Any tastes will be tickled with its wide selections, including vegetarian and vegan options. Indulge yourself and your date with specialty drinks and share a dessert to die for.

What better way to sweep your music loving foodie off his or her feet than a night of fine dining and jazz? The warm, dark and cozy atmosphere, the fine music and delectable menu of the Dakota Jazz Club is sure to win the heart of your date.

Nothing spells romance more than chocolate, and what could be more romantic than sharing a chocolate fondue? Elegant, yet casual, The Melting Pot offers full meals of fondues. The restaurant’s cozy ambience is just made for conversation and holding hands.

Those who don’t mind venturing to Minneapolis’s twin sister city of St. Paul will find all that their romantic hearts could desire at Forepaugh’s restaurant. Set in a historic Victorian mansion, this St. Paul restaurant offers 19th century graciousness along with a more modern American cuisine.

For a different type of romantic dining experience, pack a basket with wine, cheese, and apples, and dine alfresco at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture by famed artist Claus Oldenburg is rumored to be the site of many amorous adventures. Will yours be added to the list?

Regardless of your taste in dining experiences, Minneapolis offers a multitude of romantic dining options, from the quaint to the modern. Whether your celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, another special occasion, or just celebrating each other, the perfect romantic dinner spot awaits.






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Mandy Robinson
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Posted on Feb 17, 2011