With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is time to think about how you are going to woo your sweetheart. Whether your guy or gal likes farm-to-table or steakhouse fare, all-American eats or Latin cuisine, this list of five of the Valley’s most romantic restaurants is a great start.
Quiessence at Phoenix’s The Farm at South Mountain not only offers divine farm-to-table fare but also an atmosphere that’ll make anyone swoon. Indoors, the restaurants has the quaint, intimate feel of a charming cottage. Outdoors, diners are surrounded by tall trees, a fire pit and beautiful twinkle lights. http://www.quiessencerestaurant.com/.
As perennial inclusion on most-romantic lists, Scottsdale’s Sassi transports diners to Italy where they can share pasta dishes, a caprese salad and divine wine. It’s no surprise that Sassi is also one of the Valley’s top spots to get hitched. Sassi guests are invited to dine outdoors to be swept away by the mountain and desert views or get cozy in one of the restaurant’s many intimate indoor spots. www.sassi.biz.
Old Town Scottsdale’s The Mission won Best Date Spot in the 2012 Best of Our Valley contest, so it’s no surprise that this delicious Modern Latin eatery is super romantic. Couples can linger over top-notch cocktails by candlelight. Plus, the small patio offers an intimate spot to catch up over mahi mahi tacos and chocolate churros. www.themissionaz.com.
Oh, that view. J & G Steakhouse (pictured) at The Phoenician offers one of the Valley’s most breathtaking mountain and city light views, as well as a decadent menu of foie gras, clams, risotto and more. www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.
House of Tricks in Tempe is a Valley gem, serving award-winning cuisine in a super romantic setting complete with historic bungalows and a quaint patio accented with twinkling white lights. www.houseoftricks.com.