Valentine's Day on the 13th February or Single Awareness Day on the 15th, we’re obviously not too keen on the day in between. But what all days are trying to get across, is that this day is for your loved ones, whoever they might be. Yourself, your partner or your dog, we’re here for it. If you spend the day alone, with friends or your partner, you deserve to treat yourself. Thats why we selected the perfect valentines date ideas for you. Here are the 12 best places to eat on the day of love. And as the Germans say, "Liebe geht durch den Magen'' meaning love goes through the tummy.
Image by: Charlotte Huppenbauer, The Columbist
UNSICHTBAR I don’t think there’s a more intimate and romantic date idea than eating in the dark. Also very handy if you don’t feel like dressing up. Let your eyes rest a little and plunge into a sensational experience by only hearing, smelling and tasting your surroundings. An intensified experience for your palate. The night is accompanied with romantic piano music throughout the meal. 80- per person. Saarbrücker Straße 36-38, 10405 Berlin
Bonvivant If you’re looking for someone who keeps promises, go to Bonvivant. They will outgo your expectations of what a special day can really mean. Private dining room with a beautiful round table and a bottle of champagne as a welcome? He doesn’t get you flowers? Bonvivant does along with a candle light atmosphere. If you don’t already know them from their great reputation, they’re known for colorful plates with plants and good vibes filling the room. Only 10 seats are available, so reserve quickly! Btw, they also have a Valentine’s brunch if you feel like it, 159 per person Goltzstraße 32, 10781 Berlin
THE CORD Men don’t change but fine dining does. Super classy interior, casual atmosphere, The Cord is a restaurant that impresses. Based at the EUREF- Campus, this restaurant offers a modern dining experience with an eye on detail, not only on your plate but also in the dining room eye on the decor. Oldtimers and pictures of car designs vamp up the place, giving it the extra touch, perfect for car lovers. Your evening will be conducted with the best service to put you in the perfect valentines atmosphere. 93- per person EUREF Campus 24, 10829 Berlin
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LA COCOTTE If you’re looking for something a little bit more extra, we have found the perfect address for you. La Cocotte is a french restaurant in Berlin Schöneberg that might look like a classic restaurant, however it has much more to offer than just that. Lay back and let them do the work for a wild Valentine’s Day date. The night starts with the choice of two menus, one more intimate than the other. The first one offers a three course menu including truffle and vanilla starting at 18h and the second one starting at 20.30, a five course menu accompanied by Allucard, a performer that keeps the night exciting. Nothing is missing for the perfect french night. First service at 49- per person, second service at 75- per person. Vorberg Straße 10, 10823 Berlin
OSTERIA MARIA If French is not your favorite and you’re longing for some Italian scene then go to OSTERIA Maria.They know how to create an atmosphere that’s guaranteed. You’ll be led through a romantic night just like in Rome, with candle light and Italian ballads.This five course menu including drinks is only available for Valentine’s Day and perfect to impress your date. They also offer a woman’s day menu, a great alternative for a girls’ night out to forget men. 85- per person. Cremeria Maria Leydenallee 79, 12167 Berlin
ALVIS Thinking of a romantic walk along the river before dinner? This restaurant won’t stand you up. Just around the Spree, the ALVIS restaurant welcomes you in their beautiful dining room. With excellent plating and its elegant interior this restaurant makes you think you entered a palace. It’s very simple but explicit. No big tam tam. The menu goes from baked oysters over to veal medallion and finishes off with a dessert for two, all accompanied with wine and candle light.
ARSVINI If you feel like getting out of the city and off tinder, we recommend you Arsvini. A beautiful location by the Tegeler lake, eating fondue next to a fireplace. Honestly, how can you say no to such an offer? They welcome you with rose petals on your table and the famous fondu along a humble selection of meats and sides. The perfect comfort food for you and whoever deserves to dine with you. 69- per person Im Saatwinkel 15, 13599 Berlin
Photo: 136 Restaurant
Photo: 136 Restaurant
136 Restaurant What about going on a culinary journey, traveling to Peru and Italy in one evening. Close your eyes and think of a half peruvian, half Italian restaurant and their colorful aromas. 136 is an address that makes fusion cuisine super interesting and different from the normal dining experience. Its charming vintage dining room will turn your evening into the perfect romantic location, an unmissable experience. This place is even recommended by Michelin. 125- per person Linienstraße 136, 1011 5 Berlin
VOX Sushi doesn’t disappoint , especially not this one. Vox Berlin goes the extra mile and gives you an unforgettable experience with first class products and amazing drinks. Another hot address that gives me immediate fine dining vibes. Modern cuisine combined with Asian aromas and authentic Japanese sushi. Bam! 99-per person Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin
Image: Charlotte Huppenbauer, The Columbist
Image: Charlotte Huppenbauer, The Columbist
THE GRAND Great wines with a beautiful three course dinner by someone who can actually cook? Don’t look further because The Grand will definitely show you what a good evening looks like. Get comfortable on their leather banquette and envoy the French German dinner experience with a service that takes care of you. They offer not only their unique valentines menu but also have vegetarian and vegan options. And after dinner why not check out their bar? Oh la la! 106- per person Hirten Straße 4, 10178 Berlin
POTS Looking for something a little more fancy? Then POTS is the right address for you. Right by the famous hotel The Ritz Carlton this restaurant offers you the first class experience. Feel like in a Bond movie and experience a four course menu by chef Christopher Kujaski. They actually have all sorts of events, including a Champagne brunch (girls brunch inspo?) 169- per person The Ritz-Carlton,Berlin PotsdamerPlatz 3, 10785 Berlin
CHIARO Sophisticated and international, Chiaro will enchant you with its magical setting and its authentic Italian food straight to Milano. A three course menu designed by passionate cuisine,we promise you’ll fall in love with it. Break ice with a complimentary glass of champagne and enjoy fresh seafood and caviar. Why not continue your date at the opera if it goes well? Chiaro opens its kitchen at 17.30, giving you plenty of time for your 21.00 show. 99- per person Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin
Not in the mood for a dinner date? Nothing is more romantic than watching the sky full of stars. Check out the Zeiss Planetarium and its Valentine’s Day program. Or just have a drink or two at Bonvivant with your friends. It’s a super cozy location with a big round table, perfect for getting togethers. Or why not check out NOMI’s Winebar and enjoy a good moment around wine and cheese platters. We hope we could help and if not there’s always Netflix.