25 Romantic Dinners

Every year millions of people make reservations at their favorite restaurants for a special Valentine’s Day meal. And every year restaurants around the country find ways to cram even more people into their dining rooms hoping to make everyone happy. Call me crazy, but I have never been fond of feeling like a dressed up sardine on Valentine’s Day!

25 Romantic Dinners that are perfect for any special occasion cookingwithcurls.com

In fact, I avoid restaurants like the plague the week before and after Valentine’s Day!!  I would much rather create a romantic meal at home and go out to dinner ANY other night of the year instead!

Well you are in luck my friends, I have been scouring pinterest looking for 25 Romantic Dinners that will blow any restaurant meal out of the water. Don’t let the fancy name’s scare you, most of these meals are pretty easy to prepare.

I started with 3 different salads that are more exciting than your basic dinner salad, and then we have 25 entrees that are guaranteed to impress. I have included chicken, beef, seafood, pork, and even 3 meatless pasta dishes. Most include a side dish recipe or link to one, so all you have to do is decide which meal to make! Enjoy!!

25 Romantic Dinners

Aquarius Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette cookingwithcurls.com

Dinner Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette and Pistachios


Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Blackberry Bacon Blue Cheese Salad


Chicken au Champagne


Asiago Spinach & Mushroom Chicken Rollalini

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Chicken Marsala


Chicken Scaloppine

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Cheese and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Chicken Marbella


Sun Dried Tomato Feta Stuffed Chicken


Balsamic Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herbed Butter


Beef Tenderloin with Shrimp and Mushroom Sauce


Beef Bourguigonon

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Steak au Poivre


Avocado Shrimp Risotto

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Orange Soy Glazed Scallops

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Seafood Pappardelle


Huckleberry Glazed Salmon

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Beer and Butter Poached Lobster with Saison Risotto

Tortilla-Crusted Sea Bass with Roasted Red Pepper Puree is the perfect special occasion meal, that is surprisingly easy to prepare | cookingwithcurls.com

Tortilla-Crusted Sea Bass with Roasted Red Pepper Puree

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Pork Loin with Wine and Herbs


Bourbon & Brown Sugar Barbecue Ribs

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Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze


Pork Chops with Apple and Cider Sauce

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Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

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Lemon Artichoke Asparagus Pasta

Spaghetti al Limone by cookingwithcurls.com

Pasta al Limone

For more recipes and inspiration check out my What’s for Dinner board on Pinterest:

Follow Cooking with Curls’s board What’s for Dinner? on Pinterest.

Don’t forget the cocktails! Here are 25 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to check out:

A collection of Valentine's Day Cocktails that are perfect for any Valentine's Day celebration | cookingwithcurls.com


  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    We never eat out on Valentine’s Day … usually we celebrate the week before or the week after if we want dinner out – the restaurants are too packed on V-Day! I see lots of great homemade dinners that are better than any restaurant in this round-up!

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