Valentine’s Day is Next Thursday. Where to Go for the Big Date Night.

By Allison Hancin

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means reservations are filling up quickly for the biggest date night of the year. We’re here to take the stress out of planning with our list of where to dine this Valentine’s Day in Charlotte.

Fran’s Filling Station

2410 Park Road

Fran’s Valentine’s Day menu starts with appetizers including Crispy polenta cake with sautéed shrimp & spicy pomodoro sauce, Butternut squash “risotto” with pan-seared scallops, PEI mussels in Thai red curry coconut broth and Fran’s meatball with pomodoro sauce & fresh ricotta cheese.

For your entrees choose from Lobster linguine, Filet mignon, Pan-roasted halibut, Dijon mustard crusted Colorado lamb chops, Pork scallopine and Butternut squash & kale risotto.

The sweet finale includes Fig miso pudding with butterscotch shortbread cookie, Chocolate bread pudding, Vanilla cheesecake with tipsy dried fruit compote and Red velvet cake.

Fin & Fino
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts 

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To get a taste of the coast without leaving Uptown, head to Fin & Fino, where their four-course Valentine’s Day menu includes a 6oz filet mignon, snapper, scallops, stuffed lobster tails, and even wild boar and octopus. And did we mention your choice of a starter and dessert/. $99 per guest, includes tax and gratuity.

Bardo Restaurant
1508 B South Mint St.

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Chef Mike Noll and Mixologist Amanda Britton will curate the four-course menu at Bardo, where dinner specials are accompanied by perfectly paired wine and cocktails. Three seatings: 5, 7 and 9 p.m. $240 per couple, inclusive of gratuity and tax.