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New Orleans Dining

5 Most Romantic Spots in New Orleans for Valentine’s Day

bigstock-Red-rose-closeup-isolated-on-w-16085681New Orleans has often been named one of the most romantic cities in the country—and for good reason. The city has endless restaurants, bars, historic locales and scenery to take in—so much of which is perfect for a romantic evening like Valentine’s Day. Here are a few of the best spots you can try this year.

Columns Hotel (Uptown – 3811 St. Charles Ave)

With the Columns Hotel, you have two options for enjoying each other’s company and the atmosphere around you. Outside is an expansive, picturesque porch that overlooks St. Charles Ave, and you can enjoy not only each other but the quaint scenery and sound of the streetcar as it whirrs by. Inside is a dimly lit bar and room of candlelit tables perfect for cozying up and feeling the intimate vibes passing between you both. Either setting you choose, you can enjoy decadent classic New Orleans cocktails, such as a fantastic Pimm’s Cup or to-die-for Sazerac, and a delightful bistro menu with tasty options that are perfect for sharing.

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New Orleans Dining

Lilette:French Style Cuisine on Magazine

 

Photo Courtesy of Lilette.com

Photo Courtesy of Lilette.com

 

 

 

New Orleans may not be directly associated with French cuisine, but the city boasts some great French fare in restaurants around the city. One such spot is Lilette on Magazine St, a quaint bistro with a fantastic food and wine menu, perfect for both lunch and dinner. Lilette is consistently ranked at the top of New Orleans restaurant lists by both critics and locals, and it would be a perfect spot to try some different foods when you visit the city.

Chef and owner John Harris is dedicated to finding the freshest seasonal ingredients available, so the special menu offerings may change at times. This allows for a fresh experience each time you visit. His French and Italian-inspired cuisine has been carefully crafted to bring out the best flavors in each component for a complex and delectable menu.

Their lunch menu reads like a portion of a dinner menu at any upscale restaurant. Notable appetizers include such creative dishes as fried shishito peppers with lemon and steamed littleneck clams with marsala, grilled onions and kale pesto bruschetta. They have a variety of delectable soups and salads, sandwiches like a seared Kobe burger with fries and gremolata and entrée choices like braised chicken leg with braised escarole and a white wine mustard thyme jus.

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New Orleans Dining

The Columns : Classy Sipping on a Southern Style Porch

 

front view of the porch of the Columnes Hotel on St. Charles Ave.

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The Columns Hotel and upscale bar stands out among other beautiful mansions lining St. Charles Ave. Just a few blocks away from Southern Comfort B&B, the Columns is a popular destination with its stately and welcoming front porch, the focal point of this establishment.

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