Valentine’s Day Dining in Connecticut

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Date night is important throughout the year, but for many couples, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to elevate the occasion. Choosing the right restaurant is crucial to a successful Valentine’s Day night out. The right restaurant must have a romantic atmosphere and of course an outstanding menu. Many restaurants across the state of Connecticut are the perfect setting for a memorable, romantic dining experience this Valentine’s Day.



The Capital Grille

Hartford

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The Capital Grille in Hartford is an ideal restaurant for those looking to impress their sweetheart. This premier steakhouse boasts a more romantic atmosphere than many of its competitors with crimson walls and fine art on display. Dry-aged sirloin or Chilean Sea Bass are some of the tempting options on the menu.

Capputo Trattoria at Foxwoods

Ledyard

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Caputo Trattoria restaurant is located in Foxwoods Resort Casino, a premier resort and casino in Ledyard. The resort itself features many fine restaurants, among them, Caputo Trattoria. The elegant menu features entrees such as Lobster Ravioli and Roasted Duck Breast Agrodolce. After your meal, stay at the resort to enjoy gaming, nightlife, and a spa.

Harbor Lights

Norwalk

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If a stunning view is a must for your Valentine’s Day dinner, consider Harbor Lights Restaurant in Norwalk. This restaurant offers a most amazing waterfront view in a romantic setting with a special Valentine’s Day menu with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Perhaps you may become inspired to recreate a romantic dinner recipe at home later in the month.

Shell & Bones

New Haven

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Oysters, given their reputation as a natural aphrodisiac, are perfectly apropos for Valentine’s Day date night. Shell & Bones in New Haven is an Award-Winning Seafood, Steak, and Raw Bar restaurant with breathtaking waterfront views is the perfect place to enjoy them.

The Griswold Inn

Essex

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Who says Valentine’s Day is a one-night-only celebration? Take a long weekend and celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Griswold Inn in Essex. This inn has a historic dining room and 34 unique rooms decorated with replicas of period furnishings. The on-site restaurant features American classics expertly prepared by Chef Toppin.

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