Top Romantic Spots to Dine

By:Gwen Fowler


Don’t wait too long to make reservations if you want to wow your sweetie with a romantic dinner.

The most romantic restaurant is the one that serves food you love, but here are a few around the state that come to mind as perfect for the love holiday.

In Columbia, try Al’s​ Upstairs Italian for a great view of the city skyline. Others to consider: Saluda’s; Nonna​h’s; Hampton S​treet Vine​yard; Momo’s B​istro; Rosso Tra​ttoria Italia.

In Greenville, Larkin’s​ on the River and Rick Erw​in’s Nantucket Seafood get high marks for romance. Others to consider: Stella’s Sout​hern Bistro in Simpsonville; Resta​urant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Traveler’s Rest; Re​nato’s Italian Restaurant in Spartanburg.

In Myrtle Beach, The Li​brary has, for years, gotten raves for special occasions. The tableside preparation of certain dishes by the tuxedoed waiters is impressive. Brentwood Rest​aurant and Wine Bar in Little River also is perfect for a romantic meal. The Melti​ng Pot in Myrtle Beach (there also are locations in Greenville and Colum​bia also is a favorite for sweethearts. Others to consider: SeaBlue ​Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach; Collecto​rs Café in Myrtle Beach; Frank’s Restaura​nt and Frank’s Outback in Pawleys Island; and Vic​tor’s Bistro in Florence.

On Hilton Head Island, try The Studi​o, An Artistic Dining Experience or Old F​ort Pub.

Charleston is full of choices for sweethearts. Try Circa 1​886 or Charle​ston GrillOthers to consider: Fulton ​Five; Penins​ula Grill; McCrad​y’s; or Fis​h