Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner at home for two is a tradition we started years ago. No hype, no hoopla, just us enjoying a day filled with soothing music, delicious food, and sweet moments.
This Romantic Dinners for Two Roundup is a collection of recipes we’ve enjoyed for Valentine’s Day or just a simple romantic dinner at home.
You’ll find Appetizers, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Drinks and Desserts to set the mood for your special evening.
Date Night Appetizers
Simple, sumptuous appetizers are a must for date night. We sometimes opt for a variety of small bite type dishes to nibble at and skip the bigger entrees altogether. Seafood, dates, figs, cheese and fresh fruit are a flirtatious combination.
Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp and Goat Cheese Appetizer
Pecan and Maple Balsamic Candied Bacon
Thai Cocktail Sauce for Seafood
Ricotta & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Pomegranate & Fig Balsamic
Shrimp and Prosciutto with Smoky Honey Mustard Sauce
Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites
Pear & Goat Cheese Appetizer
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Date Night Main Dishes
These dishes bring the WOW without a lot of fuss and are way easier on the budget when you make them at home instead of ordering out. Tenderloin steak, seafood, veal, lamb—every bite says, “You’re worth it.”
Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops
Crab Cakes with Mango-Lime Cashew Sauce
Crab Legs & Garlic Butter for Two
Grilled Thai Chili Sesame Shrimp
Veal Chop Saltimbocca
Grilled Tenderloin Steak with Shrimp Scampi Sauce
Grilled Veal Chops With Herb Cheese, Wild Mushroom Tomato Bordelaise
Beef Tenderloin with Aged Balsamic Reduction
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops
Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant
Date Night Side Dishes
Amazing entrees need fabulous side dishes to make dinner complete. With these versatile salads and roasted veggies we’ve got you covered.
Galia Melon Salad
Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing
Citrus Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts and Orange-Dijon Dressing
Portabella Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Vegetable Stuffing
Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Roasted Asparagus with Caramelized Onions & Blue Cheese
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Roasted Vegetable Medley with Rosemary and Thyme
Tuscan Roasted Broccoli
Date Night Cocktails & Mocktails
We love a good bottle of wine, but we also enjoy refreshing cocktails and mocktails for celebratory sips to get the evening going.
Ginger-Blackberry Twisted Mule Cocktail
Blood Orange Mezcal Negroni
Classic Champagne Cocktail
The Damiana Valentine Cocktail
The Aperol Spritz
Spiced Maple Manhattan
The Ultimate Chocolate Martini
Spiced Rhubarb & Orange Bellini
The Black Betty Low-Carb Paleo Blackberry & Sage Cocktail
Honey-Sweetened Elderflower “Champagne”
Sparkling Apple Cider Ice Cream Floats (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic)
Pina Colada Mocktail (Virgin Coco Colada)
Earl Grey Mocktail With Grapefruit And Honey
Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail
Date Night Desserts
Fresh fruit, cakes, hand pies, and lots of chocolate options for a delicious finish to any date night dinner. We especially love chocolate truffles—a decadent bite-size dessert that satisfies.