Romantic Meals




With Valentine's Day just around the corner, make your reservations as soon as possible. Here are a few options to consider for a romantic meal.PLACE ITEMDESCRIPTIONINSIDER TIP IN A WORDBedford Village Inn 2 Olde Bedford Way Bedford (603) 472-2001websiteHistoric property with many intimate dining spaces and an impressive wine list$75 pp for a four-course prix-fixe menu in the dining rooms and $55 pp for a three-course prix-fixe in the Tavern and Cork's Wine Bar Request a table next to a fireplace so your date is warm enough to show off her special outfit. ClassicBuckley's Great Steaks 438 DW Highway Merrimack (603) 424-0995website"Best of NH" Chef Michael Buckley restaurant featuring wood-grilled prime steaks$10 to $48 for entrées, from an award-winning burger to dry-aged steaks to a surf and turf combo. If it's snowing, sit in the tavern and watch through a wall of windows as the snow falls.CharmingXO on Elm 827 Elm Street Manchester (603) 560-7998 websiteA hip restaurant with contemporary décor serving contemporary New England cuisine$13 to $16 for tapas selections or $17 to $28 for entrées from a grilled veggie plate to a Valentine lobster special. Sit in the lounge by the fireplace and enjoy a champagne/strawberry/mint cocktail.ModernThe Wellington Room67 Bow Street Portsmouth (603) 431-2989 websiteChef/owner offers creative menu in an intimate room with views$65 pp for a 4-course Valentine menu featuring rack of lamb, filet mignon, scallops, plus a vegetarian option. Includes a glass of champagne.Request a table overlooking Portsmouth Harbor.CozyLago1 US Rte. 25 Meredith (603) 279-2253 websiteUpscale offering from the Common Man family of restaurants featuring an Italian-American menu$10 to $23 for entrées including short ribs, osso bucco, goat cheese-stuffed ravioli, pork shank and bolognese Request a table with a view of Lake Winnipesaukee or near the fireplace.Rustic

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