15+ Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in Charleston

February 4, 2023

Valentine’s Day is an annual reminder to share some love with your partner, friends, and family. One of the most popular ways to celebrate—an incredible dinner (and Charleston has plenty of options). This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Here are Charleston Guru’s top 15+ restaurant ideas for Valentine’s Day 2023.

15+ RESTAURANT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN Charleston


Halls Chophouse

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Halls Chophouse is an elegant steakhouse located on Upper King Street. As a fine-dining restaurant, guests can expect superb hospitality, delicious American cuisine, and a memorable dining experience. Make a reservation online or call: (843) 727-0090.

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82 Queen

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82 Queen, located on Lower King Street, is one of Charleston’s oldest and most celebrated restaurants. There are 11 quaint dining areas and an intimate courtyard featuring a mammoth Magnolia tree. The “Southern charm,” classy ambiance, and incredible food are some of the many reasons to dine at 82 Queen. Make a reservation online or call: (843) 723-7591.

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Chez Nous

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Chez Nous is a cozy, casual bistro located in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.  The menu changes daily and features food and wine from Southern France, Northern Italy, and Northern Spain. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 579-3060.

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Church and Union

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Church and Union is a concept by the 5th Street Group situated in the Ansonbourough neighborhood. Expect New American cuisine in a casual, yet refined dining environment. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 937-8666.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The cost is $90-$110 per person. The regular menu will not be offered on this day.

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Tempest

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Tempest is an upscale seafood restaurant located next door to its sister location Church and Union. This popular eatery focuses on local and sustainable South Atlantic seafood with a seasonal menu. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 996-4966.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The cost is $90-$110 per person. The regular menu will not be offered on this day.

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Zero Restaurant + Bar

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Zero Restaurant + Bar is tucked away in the luxury boutique hotel, Zero George Street. The award-winning restaurant features a tasting menu and a charming interior. The space is intimate and cozy, which makes for a perfect romantic date night. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 822-4872.

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Circa 1886

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Circa 1886 is situated in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in Harleston Village—the perfect romantic backdrop. Guests can expect ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, multinational flavors, and modern-day cuisine fused together with the rich history of Charleston. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 853-7828.

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Rudy Royale

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Rudy Royale, located in the French Quarter, offers diners a fun lively atmosphere with delicious food and great cocktails. Popular menu items include Fried Oysters, Fried Chicken, and Wood Oven Ribs. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 297-4443.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. This cost is $85 for two people. Wine pairings are available to add on for an additional cost.

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Peninsula Grill

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Peninsula Grill, located in Ansonborough, is known as the crown jewel of the dining scene in Charleston. This enchanting restaurant is loved by locals and visitors from around the world. Enjoy quality ingredients, impeccable service, and an award-winning wine list. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 723-0700.

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Magnolias

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Magnolias is a sophisticated restaurant located in the French Quarter featuring innovative and exceptional Southern cuisine crafted by chefs Don Drake and Samantha Blagg. Magnolias is not only known for delicious food but also for superb service. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 577-7771.

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Slightly North of Broad

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Slightly North of Broad is located in the French Quarter section of Downtown Charleston. This Lowcountry bistro provides fresh, local ingredients and a fine-dining experience. Reviews rave about the friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 723-3424.

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Melfi’s

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Melfi’s, located on Upper King Street, is definitely a go-to date night spot. The menu focuses on fresh pasta, salads, larger plates, and Roman-ish thin-crust pizza. Dine at the pizza counter where you can watch the action surrounding two wood-burning ovens. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 513-0307.

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Husk

Husk is tucked away on Lower King Street. Guests can expect authentic Southern cuisine—if the ingredient doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door! The incredible food is the highlight of this charming place. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 577-2500.

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FIG

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FIG, located in Ansonborough, is an upscale bistro perfect for the foodie lover in your life. Expect elevated takes on Southern classics created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 805-5900.

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The Ordinary

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The Ordinary is situated in a 1920s bank building on Upper King Street. If you love oysters, then The Ordinary is the place to dine. Whether you prefer your oysters on the half-shell, fried, smoked, or pickled, you won’t be disappointed. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 414-7060.

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High Cotton

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High Cotton, located in the French Quarter, is one of Charleston’s most popular dinner destinations. Enjoy Lowcountry food and attentive service in a stylish atmosphere. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 724-3815.

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Delaney Oyster House

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Delaney Oyster House is a popular restaurant located in the Ansonborough neighborhood. Enjoy delicious seafood specialties, a raw bar, an extensive wine list, and creative cocktails. When weather permits, we recommend dining on their outdoor patio. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 594-0099.

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