With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many of you are probably thinking about where to go for a romantic evening on the town. Luckily, the Arcadia neighborhood offers plenty of options for romance, fun and delectable dining. Whether you prefer fancy and modern, or quaint and secluded, there’s something for every couple. Here are five suggestions to consider when planning your date night.
6000 E. Camelback Road
For an exquisite, romantic dining experience, indulge in the award-winning menu at J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician. The restaurant, atop the resort, boasts floor-to-ceiling views of the city and the resort, along with a menu that features prime meats and seafood from around the globe. The intimate environment is completed with live music and private and al fresco dining options. To complement your romantic evening, there are handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine selection. This is definitely one of the fanciest options in the area, but promises a romantic date night. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer a special four-course prix fixe menu at $75 per person.
5200 E. Camelback Road
This fine dining restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa is ideal for a fancy evening out. Experience a romantic night with a candlelit dinner on the outdoor patio featuring beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. Inside, the upscale dining room is complete with inviting décor and warm fireplaces that create a romantic, intimate atmosphere. You can also visit the glass-enclosed Wine and Tequila tasting room. There are quiet, candlelit nooks tucked away here for a private dining experience. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes, tender meats and wines from around the world. On Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy a romantic dining experience with Chef Todd Allison’s special prix fixe menu that includes three courses for $125 per person.
The Yacht Club
4231 E. Indian School Road
For a more casual date night, consider The Yacht Club. This nautical inspired eatery offers fresh seafood, meat, produce and cocktails. The beachy décor creates an inviting, relaxing ambiance and the booths, designed like cruise ship seating, are cozy enough for a romantic evening for two. For seafood aficionados, there are plenty of options, and many dishes feature a Southwestern twist, such as chorizo and poblano peppers. There are also other meats and salads for those who don’t want seafood.
Grazie Pizzeria and Wine Bar
6952 E. Main St.
Pizza and wine lovers, look no further. Share a romantic evening with your special someone over dinner at this contemporary restaurant. While this cozy eatery isn’t quite as upscale as some of the other options, it’s comfortable and unique, with a menu of traditional Italian cuisine and over 100 imported Italian wines. There are appetizers, salads, pizzas, specialty dishes and desserts, all made with ingredients imported from Italy. The restaurant is in a remodeled, former home in Old Town, and the patio is climate controlled with heaters and a large fireplace, so if you wish to sit outside, you and your date will be comfortable.
The House Brassiere
6936 E. Main St.
The ambience in this Old Town restaurant is warm and inviting, and makes it a wonderful option for a romantic evening. The House Brasserie emphasizes hospitality and quality service. The dining patio, candlelit and surrounded by trees and a charming white picket fence, sets the scene for a romantic evening filled with delicious New American fare combined with worldly flavors and an eclectic collection of beer and wine. There’s a variety of fish, meat and side dishes on the menu.
The indoor dining room is set in a 1920s bungalow, making it a quaint and cozy location for conversation and connection.