Looking for exceptional romantic restaurants to celebrate your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or an intimate occasion with a loved one? Here you can find our top choices with a review of the best, high end, romantic dining places in New Jersey.
While we recognize that "romance" is very subjective and varies with personal tastes, we strive to select restaurants that have appeal to diners who are willing the go that extra mile for a memorable romantic dining experience.
This selection of the "best" romantic restaurants is aimed at couples willing to splurge on a restaurant that provides an intimate, cozy ambiance, excellent food, and service --- with all the niceties that make that dining experience extra special.
Amanda's fits the bill perfectly for diner's looking for a cozy, romantic, evening, with top rated food at a reasonable price. The setting is in a beautiful brownstone, with three cozy dining rooms, embroidered linen, fireplace, and pine-planked flooring, all balanced to set the mood for a memorable, romantic dining experience.
An elegant, upscale fine dining restaurant and a great place for a special occasion or for an intimate romantic occasion. The interior is attractive and features blown Murano glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, plush chairs and vibrant colored walls with art work by Henri Matisse
One of Northern New Jersey's top restaurants offering diners
an exceptional scenic view and outstanding food. Its striking view of the
Manhattan skyline is only the beginning of an exceptional dining experience.
The impressive view is complemented by Highlawn's creative, well
prepared American fare. It is a turn-of-the-century Florentine-style pavilion
has been beautifully restored to European grandeur.
Il Capriccio is an exceptional "old World," fine dining destination restaurant, with an Italian villa ambiance, ideal for celebrating a special occasion or a romantic dining experience. The food is prepared with healthy, high quality, fresh ingredients, and when available organic, free-range meats and vegetables are sourced locally.
located in the Natirar Resort & Spa, in the mountains of
Peapack in the Carriage House and Garage from the estate of the late Moroccan
King Hassan II. Their well-executed menu uses local "fresh farm to
table" produce and livestock products.
Located in the Crystal Springs Resort, a 4,000-acre high end Alpine themed hotel resort, it is popular with diners who enjoy high end, chef inspired, fine dining with creatively prepared food, excellent service.
The dining area interior has recently been renovated with a
stunning, elegant, modern look using natural and reclaimed elements, the
ambiance is romantic, upscale, with an awesome scenic view looking through the
floor-to-ceiling windows out over the golf course to the Kittatinny Mountains.
In the summer there is outside dining on the patio that gets you close to
nature with an un-filtered view of the Kittatinny Mountains.
Restaurant Latour is especially popular with wine aficionados. It contains an impressive wine collection with over 105,000 bottles.
For the complete romantic experience, book a room overnight.
The Saddle River Inn located along the banks of the Saddle
River is set in a 19th century restored barn. Diners have come to experience
the "best in class food and service" in a rustic romantic, casual yet
Popular with diners who enjoy High end, special occasion
fine dining with romantic New York, sophisticated, style atmosphere. The
service is "Old School" ---- professional, attentive, and not
The finest upscale restaurant in Western Ocean County. This
"Contemporary Casual Dining" restaurant is popular with
millennial diners who enjoy upscale dining in an attractive, chic setting
with an extensive bar menu.
The Frog and the Peach restaurant is a New Brunswick
mainstay that continues to improve and attract millennials willing to splurge
on a chef-inspired fine dining experience, without the stuffy ambiance found at
most of the typical "Old World" fine dining restaurants. They are
popular with diners who enjoy excellent food with fine dining amenities in an upscale,
This hidden gem is popular with diners who enjoy dining in a trendy, romantic, dimly lit setting with a well-executed menu of regional Italian dishes, American favorites, and USDA prime naturally raised beef, prepared with high quality, mostly organic, sustainable ingredients.
Il Nido is an upscale dining experience set in a beautiful romantic atmosphere with an artfully presented, creative menu prepared with high quality, ingredients, both locally sourced and imported.
The romantic restaurant is located on the Grounds for
Sculpture park providing a scenic background for an out of the ordinary,
romantic dining experience. The grounds are attractively developed along the
lines a small European village. The interior has five dining rooms adorned with
original artwork, and fireplaces.
A charming restaurant in a restored farmhouse. The
interior is cozy, dimly lit, with a series of private, dining alcoves that have
the feel of eating in a country ski lodge. Serves a well-executed menu using
locally sourced fresh ingredients from sustainable purveyors. A good choice for
a special, romantic occasion.
The Sergeantsville Inn is a rustic romantic inn offering fireside dining in an historic 1700's stone building. The inn, which once hosted George Washington had once been a pelt-trading center and feed store. They serve a well-executed menu with healthy choices. Meats and poultry contain no antibiotics, wild caught seafood.
Caffe Aldo Lamberti is a landmark upscale, Italian fine
dining restaurant without the "Old World" traditional
Serving an excellent well executed contemporary menu, this upscale restaurant with Neomodern Italian decor has a NYC/Philly atmosphere. A great spot to celebrate a romantic occasion
The Chophouse is a steakhouse set on
the banks of Silver Lake with scenic lakefront views and a charming rustic
ambiance, --- ideal for a special date night or celebrating a special occasion.
Located in a restored 1879 Victorian Bed & Breakfast ---
the setting is upscale, romantic. The serve a well-executed, creative menu
prepared with fresh farm-to-table ingredients from their local farm and other
coastal New Jersey sources.
The Knife and Fork is a landmark restaurant in Atlantic City
with a storied history that dates to 1912 when it first opened its doors as an
exclusive men's drinking and dining club.
The ambiance is charming, intimate with a classic "speakeasy" prohibition bar vibe.
The attractive Georgian revival home offers a fine dining experience with old world ambiance and charm.
Considered to be one of South Jersey's best Greek restaurants. Outstanding ambiance, and a well-executed home-style menu, make this an ideal South Jersey spot to celebrate a special occasion or a memorable romantic night out.