I thought about some of my favorite places in Ocean County to enjoy a romantic night out. Then I thought about putting together a perfect list of those restaurants that would be considered great places to go for a Valentine’s Day celebration.
I thought about my personal favorites, and the favorites of my friends, co-workers, foodie lovers, and neighbors.
I usually do Valentine’s Day at home if it falls on a weekday. I’m not really big into exchanging V Day gifts and cards, but I am definitely into romance.
If you have someone special to share your life with, you shouldn’t celebrate just one day out of the year.
I know quite a few people who are planning to take their beloved out on or near February 14th to enjoy an extra special date night.
I like places where you can have a conversation with little to no distraction. I don’t mind a little background chatter or background music.
Personally, I like places that are quaint, as well as places that take you back in time with specific old world period décor.
Everyone needs a little romance and time away from the kids.
I really did my best to come up with a short list of restaurants with the assistance of friends, foodie pages on social media, and my personal suggestions for places that offer great food, great service, and some ambience.
In some cases, where you eat is less important than who you are dining with.
There are a several of restaurants that meet my criteria. It’s more than a handful, but enough for all of us to keep in rotation for at least a year before more new restaurants pop up.
If you’re on the hunt for a romantic eatery this Valentine’s Day, this list might be just what you need.