Looking to woo your boo, please your partner or sweep your soulmate off his/her feet this Valentine’s Day? We got you.
Our recipe for love? Just add some bubbly! Here are a few of our favorite romantic spots to sip champagne cocktails in Philly:
If your babe loves Italian — and whose babe doesn’t — Capofitto (a sit-down restaurant from the folks who brought you Capogiro Gelato) is the spot for you. Order matching Sgroppinos (lemon sorbetto, proescco and vodka) to pair with antipasti, homemade pasta, Neapolitan pizza and everything else your hungry heart desires. And leave some room for the gelato. Trust us. 1716 Chestnut St.; (215) 568-5600
The Good King Tavern mixes French tradition and urban edge in its Provence-inspired locale for the perfect date night. Order one of its expertly crafted cocktails and share pomme frites and a cheese board. We suggest the Cinematographer’s Party with Belle de Brillet cognac, heirloom pear, vanilla spice and sparkling wine. 614 S. 7th St.; (215) 625-3700
1 Tippling Place, with its swanky speakeasy vibe, is a great first stop on date night. Order the Blackmail (rum, lime, honey, blackberry and Champagne) to kick off your evening, and a snack, too, of course. We’re currently crushing on the sausage rolls. 2006 Chestnut St.; (215) 665-0456
You can’t go to Parc without ordering steak au poivre with pomme frites or the petit plateau, which isn’t so petit at all. But, don’t let the food steal the spotlight! Take a look at the drink menu order up the fresh, zesty Pamplemousse, a lovely combination of Combier pamplemousse liqueur, fresh grapefruit, fresh lemon and sparkling wine. Oui, oui! 227 S. 18th St.; (215) 545-2262
Assembly features all-weather and open-air lounge areas atop The Logan Hotel, overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — talk about romantic! Sip an Aperol Spritz (Aperol, prosecco, club soda and rosemary) in its exquisite outdoor space with unrivaled views of Philadelphia’s art and museum district. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway; (215) 783-4171.
Still not quite sure about the differences between Champagne, prosecco and cava? Check out our totally non-pretentious guide to sparking wine.
- Feature photos: Bigstock
- Blackmail Photo: 1 Tippling Place
- Pamplemousse Photo: Danielle Delre for Parc Restaurant
- Aperol Spritz Photo: Assembly