Happy Valentine’s Day! Grab a sitter and have the night out on the town you’ve been craving. Yelp Cleveland knows you deserve an awesome Valentine’s Day and is here to give you its local picks for a fabulous date night!
Download the free Yelp mobile app, search “date night” and filter by location to find the highest rated date night spots in your area!
Begin your adventure with these Yelp-approved local businesses:
The Wine Mill — Peninsula
You like wine, right? With The Wine Mill’s special housemade wines, this rustic chic wine bar is guaranteed to make your date night special! From moscato to merlot, cozy up with a bottle and enjoy the peaceful environment. End the perfect night by splitting its speciality mason jar sundae.
Tip: Ask your server about the history of the mill, dating back more than 170 years!
The Vault — Cleveland (Gateway District)
The Vault is one of the most unique cocktail bars in Northeast Ohio. The century-old bank vaults beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda are home to an upscale, handcrafted cocktail lounge. Kick off date night with one of its 30 handcrafted cocktails, such as the Cleveland Trust, made with Woodford Reserve, matcha green tea, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and fresh strawberries.
Tip: Look for the Carnegie Vault, where business tycoons Rockefeller and Carnegie held their most prized possessions.
Northside Speakeasy — Akron
Experience a blast from the past at the Northside Speakeasy. This Prohibition-era craft cocktail bar is a sophisticated social lounge that whisks patrons back to the 1920s. Dress up with your date and experience the ultimate urban getaway with plush seating surrounded by dark velvet curtains. Northside Speakeasy has one of the best drink programs in Northeast Ohio!
Tip: Shhh…the old-fashioned phone booth serves as a secret entrance to the speakeasy!
Market Avenue Wine Bar — Cleveland (Ohio City)
With nearby views of the iconic West Side Market, Market Avenue Wine Bar really does live up to the hype. Every hors d’oeuvre on the menu is expertly matched with one of its house wines. Our favorite small plate? The oporto plate comes with maytag blue cheese, callebaut dark chocolate, dried fruits and nuts, paired with your favorite dessert wine. Not in the mood for wine? Market Avenue also serves hot apple cider in the winter to keep you cozy!
Tip: Check out its collection of over 300 vintage wines.
Tartine Bistro — Rocky River
Head over to Tartine Bistro for a little slice of Paris in Rocky River. Everything on the menu is a French classic dish with an American influence, including an extensive wine list. Yelpers love the chef’s tasting menu that includes seven courses. Be prepared to go on a delicious adventure with its duck parfait, lobster tortellini, and trout with root veggies, to name a few — and finish with a huge dessert assortment of creme brulee, vegan cakes and chocolate mousses.
Tip: Tartine Bistro was awarded the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine for two years in a row!
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