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; Nonnah’s; Hampton Street Vineyard; Rosso Trattoria Italia.

In Greenville, Larkin’s on the River and Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood get high marks for romance. Others to consider: Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville; Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Traveler’s Rest; Renato’s Italian Restaurant in Spartanburg.

In Myrtle Beach, The Library has, for years, gotten raves for special occasions. The tableside preparation of certain dishes by the tuxedoed waiters is impressive. Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bar in Little River also is perfect for a romantic meal. The Melting Pot in Myrtle Beach (there also are locations in Greenville and Columbia also is a favorite for sweethearts. Others to consider: SeaBlue Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach; Collectors Café in Myrtle Beach; Frank’s Restaurant and Frank’s Outback in Pawleys Island; and Victor’s Bistro in Florence.

On Hilton Head Island, try The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience or Old Fort Pub.

Charleston is full of choices for sweethearts. Try Circa 1886 or Charleston Grill. Others to consider are Peninsula Grill and James Beard Award winning Chef Sean Brock's McCrady’s.

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