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7 Great Restaurants for a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

Sparks will be flying with your significant other at one of these romantic restaurants.

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And what better way to celebrate with your future spouse than having a romantic Valentine’s dinner? There are hundreds of restaurants across Long Island.  Luckily, the Brides of Long Island has amazing preferred vendors – and they all offer not only delicious food but also a romantic setting that will get those sparks flying over appetizers! Here are seven great restaurants for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.

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ITA Kitchen in Bay Shore

What does ITA stand for? Italian American. It doesn’t really get any more romantic than an Italian dinner by candlelight. Located in the quaint village of Bay Shore. ITA Kitchen offers gluten-free and vegan options, making it the perfect romantic night out for any BOLI.

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Library Café in Farmingdale

Located in the heart of downtown Farmingdale, Library Café has a sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. There are romantic tables and a special Sweetheart Special menu for Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t love a brownie sundae to share with your sweetie?

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Maxwell’s in Islip 

Right in the heart of Islip, Maxwell’s offers an innovative menu, perfect for any romantic Valentine’s dinner. Want to get real cozy? When making your reservation, ask for a private igloo for you and your sweetheart.

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Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern in Stony Brook

Why not make it a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend with breakfast and/or dinner at Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern. It’s located in the heart of Stony Brook and is part of the Three Village Inn. Enjoy your meal overlooking Stony Brook Harbor. It features French bistro cuisine with American comfort food.

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Post Office Café in Babylon

Enjoy a juicy burger and fun cocktails at the Post Office Café in the heart of downtown Babylon. Ask for the special Valentine’s Day menu for the perfect romantic night out.

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Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor

Craving seafood? Head to Sandbar in the heart of Cold Spring Harbor. The sleek, elegant atmosphere is perfect for your romantic night out.

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View in Oakdale

Dinner on the water? Perfect for your romantic Valentine’s dinner! View in Oakdale offers waterfront vistas with an award-winning menu and extensive wine list. Cozy up with your significant other at one of their three roaring fireplaces for the most romantic night out.

Since Valentine’s Day is a popular night to go out to dinner, make sure to secure a reservation early. Then sit back, enjoy your delicious meal and bask in the attention your future spouse will be giving you!

Click here (or give this link to your significant other) for great Valentine’s gift ideas from the BOLI shop!

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