Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and a popular way to celebrate the occassion is with a romantic dinner. Treating your partner to a romantic dinner is easy when you’re in the Springfield area. Here are our picks for the four best romantic restaurants in town.
1. Mariah’s Steakhouse and Pasta, 3317 Robbins Rd.
Ranked as the best romantic restaurant in Springfield by TripAdvisor users, Mariah’s Steakhouse and Pasta is the rare classic steakhouse that will also appeal to vegetarian diners. The beautiful log cabin-style building creates an intimate atmosphere through several fireplaces throughout the dining space. Fans of this restaurant praise the courteous, attentive service and fresh, delicious food. Highlights of the menu at Mariah’s include the hand-cut aged steaks, pasta dishes made from Old-World Italian recipes, and decadent homemade desserts. Check the website for daily specials.
2. Indigo Restaurant, 3013 Lindbergh Boulevard, Suite C
Diners at Indigo Restaurant praise the outstanding, creative menu, the impeccable service, and the intimate atmosphere that makes it perfect for a special date. The menu of elevated contemporary American fare is infused with French and Asian influences, with offerings that are constantly updated to reflect the freshest ingredients from around the world. Standout options include baked brie, duck enchiladas, sushi, Chilean sea bass, and lobster mac and cheese, and any entree can be upgraded with a grilled lobster tail. Don’t miss the house-made desserts and specialty martinis. Indigo received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for four years running and was voted the best restaurant in Springfield by OpenTable users in 2017.
3. Chesapeake Seafood House, 3045 Clear Lake
Enjoy a classic seafood dinner with your loved one in a historic mansion built in 1857, with a spacious, elegant dining room that harkens back to a simpler time. Reviewers rave about the fresh, delicious seafood available at Chesapeake Seafood House, which is truly a destination dining establishment. The restaurant opened in this space in 1983 and has been dedicated to serving the freshest seafood and hand-cut steaks in Springfield ever since. They pride themselves on the unmatched quality of their food and the dedication to the traditional recipes their guests have come to love for decades. This romantic restaurant will provide you and your loved one with a taste of Springfield history.
4. Maldaner’s, 222 South 6th St.
This intimate bistro serves elegant, upscale American fare and has had a reputation as one of Springfield’s finest restaurants since it was established in 1884. In fact, it’s one of the oldest restaurants on historic Route 66. In addition to its historic reputation, Maldaner’s is certified as a green business and serves the freshest produce from local farms and farmers markets. House specialties include beef Wellington, duck breast, seared tuna, and wild mushroom ragout. They offer a full wine list, cocktails, and a selection of after-dinner drinks.
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