Feb 2 Restaurant Round Up: Six Charlotte Spots to Dine with Your Valentine

IMG_6155This “Preview Post”  today serves as a heads up that I will be doing another Restaurant Round-Up segment on WCNC’s Charlotte Today this morning ( Thursday Feb 2)  featuring six of my favorite spots to dine with your Valentine.

After the segment this morning ( it’ll air sometime between 11 am and noon) I’ll come back late in the day to update and repost these pages with a copy of the video, food shots to whet your palate and all the details. to make your Valentine’s dining decisions all the easier to plan.

Many restaurants are still finalizing Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Week menus, but be sure to start thinking about making reservations as places book up fast – and as Feb 14 falls midweek this week, know that is not just about the day, but the person you are celebrating with, so dinner out with your sweetie can take place any day of the week and for that matter any month of the year.

Where to Dinewith Your ValentineOn my list for today – six sensational spots  you’ll want to consider for Valentines’ Day dining and more. These restaurants are all chef driven, feature local products and are each doing a tremendous job bringing their A games to your table – you’ll want to put each and every one on your must visit soon list. Be sure to #TellThemHeidiSentYou

Here they are, listed as a preview…. Come back and read more about each one later this afternoon…

The Fig Tree Restaurant, 1601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 



Aqua e Vino, 4219 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 



Barrington’s Restaurant, 7822 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC 



McNinch House Restaurant, 511 N Church St, Charlotte, NC  



Halcyon Flavors of the Earth, In the Mint Museum Uptown, 

500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC, 704.910.0865


Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave, Charlotte, NC, 704.333.9463

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Where to Dinewith Your ValentineBe sure to come back to these pages to learn more, watch the video and see photos of fabulous food as this post is updated late in the afternoon of Feb 2, 2018. To make it easier on yourself, why not subscribe to the blog my typing in your email address where prompted in the top right hand corner on the home page – that way each and every post ( including the repost with all the details on this Valentine’s Restaurant Round_up will come right to your inbox as soon as they hit!




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