18+ Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in Charleston

February 7, 2024

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 Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Here are Charleston Guru’s top 18+ restaurant ideas for Valentine’s Day 2024.



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This Valentine’s Day, dine at award-winning chef, author, and TV personality Vivian Howard’s modern southern restaurant, Lenoir. Lenoir has a beautiful dining room, covered patio, and bar. This year, Lenoir will serve a Valentine’s Day special menu featuring seared scallops and affogato with Vivian’s signature roast and vanilla gelato. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 534-9031

Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s menu from Wednesday, February 14, 2024, to Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Lenoir. The special menu is designed for two people to share and is priced at $60 per person. Guests can also enjoy complimentary validated parking.

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Sorelle is a beautifully designed Italian restaurant, bar, and market located on Broad Street in Historic Downtown Charleston. Sorelle serves artfully plated Italian dishes, including various unique pastas, salads, pizzas, and entrees. The romantic atmosphere, elevated dishes, and drinks at Sorelle make for the perfect date night spot! Reservations can be made on Sevenrooms or call: (843) 974-1575.

Valentine’s Day Specials: Sorelle and Chef Nick Dugan offer a curated chef-tasting menu experience on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The tasting menu will be $150 per person. The menu is shared across five courses. Highlights include ‘Pillows of Love’ Ricotta Ravioli, ice-cold oysters, caviar, cocktail shrimp, lobster, and more.

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Beautiful South

Beautiful South is one of Charleston’s newer restaurants and the ideal spot to bring the foodie into your life. Beautiful South is a Southern China-inspired restaurant with the perfect nightlife ambiance, flavorful dishes, and unique cocktails and wines. Take a look inside Beautiful South here. Reservations can be made online.

Valentine’s Day Specials: On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, enjoy a pre-fix dinner at Beautiful South with your choice of Roast Duck or Steamed Fish served with snacks, veggies, and baijiu. This dinner will be $75 per person.

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This Valentine’s Day, enjoy dinner and drinks at Azur, an intimate European eatery located in Downtown Charleston right off King Street on Market Street. Enjoy French, Italian, and Spanish plates, curated European wines, specialty cocktails, and decadent baked goods. Be sure to try the espresso martini and some of their curated wines! Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 573-7893

Valentine’s Day Specials: Azur will have a few specialty menu items in addition to their regular menu on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Special menu items will include Fried Eggplant and Caviar, Salmon Risotto, Chicken Marengo, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and Napoleon with fresh Red Berries.

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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.

Valentine’s Day Specials: On Wednesday, February 14, 2024 enjoy a Valentine’s Day 3-Course Prix-fixe Menu. The three-course meal is $100 per person, and an additional $35 is charged for wine pairings.

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Costa* is a beautiful new coastal Italian restaurant located in Harleston Village. Costa* is a vibrant and romantic dining room and bar that serves high-quality dishes with a focus on seafood. online or call: (843) 969-2555.

Valentine’s Day Specials: On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, enjoy a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe family-style experience. The multi course meal is $145 per person.


Rancho Lewis

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Rancho Lewis is a vibrant Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant with a warm inviting atmosphere, rustic decor, and top-notch dishes. Some of the popular menu items at Rancho Lewis are Rancho Fajitas, House Made Tortillas, Seasoned Tortilla Chips, and House Margaritas. Join Rancho Lewis for a specialty three-course Tex-Mex dinner this Valentine’s Day. Reservations can be made on Resy or call: (843) 996-4500.

Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a three-course, prix fixe menu featuring Tamales de Mole Poblano, Lobster Enchiladas, Mesquite Grilled Steak, Flan, and Churros to share for $45 per person. The tasting menu is available starting at 4:00pm until close on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.


Five Loaves Cafe

Enjoy a relaxed and delicious dinner at Five Loaves Cafe in Mount Pleasant, SC. Five Loaves Cafe is a Mount Pleasant staple and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner special you won’t want to miss. Five Loaves will offer walk-in-only dining on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Valentine’s Day Special: On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, enjoy dinner for two for only $80, which includes a shared appetizer, a choice of two entrees, a shared dessert, and two glasses of bubbly. Wednesday is also half-off wine night at Five Loaves.

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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.

Valentine’s Day Specials: On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, enjoy a Valentine’s Day 3-Course Prix-fixe Menu. The three-course meal is $100 per person.

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Honeysuckle Rose

Charleston’s newest tasting menu concept, Honeysuckle Rose is a perfect destination for an intimate and adventurous Valentine’s Day dinner. The beautiful new restaurant can accommodate 30 guests for each seating, and curated an eight course meal complete with wine and/or mocktail parings. Reservations can be made online or by emailing: Honeysucklerose@freereignrestaurants.com

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If you are in search for a more laid back Valentine’s Day head to the Matador featuring a stellar food happy hour. Happy Hour is daily from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and from 10:00pm to close. Happy hour features food specials such as crowd-favorite Grande Nachos, Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños and Street Tacos.

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Husk is a charming and well known restaurant that 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 Charleston gem. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 577-2500. Pro Tip: No reservation is needed for dining at the bar or on the heated patio.

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Southbound is the perfect reservation for a romantic date night. Southbound provides guests with a daily changing menu and a live-fire-grill dining experience. This charming restaurant is a must-try spot in Charleston. Take a Look Inside Southbound here.  Reservations can be made on Resy or call: (843) 823-0212.

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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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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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Chez Nous

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Chez Nous is a cozy, casual bistro located in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.  The menu changes daily, featuring 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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Post House Inn

The Post House Inn is a wonderful date night destination located in The Old Village in Mount Pleasant, SC. The Post House offers intimate seating inside in their dining room, bar, or outside on their cozy and chic patio. Be sure to try the Backbar Cheeseburger and Shrimp Louie Salad. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 203-7678.

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Félix is a chic Parisian restaurant located on Upper King Street in Downtown Charleston. Félix has a beautiful, inviting restaurant with creative cocktails, French wines, French-inspired dishes, and delicious desserts and espresso to complete the evening. Take a Look Inside Félix here. Reservations can be made on Resy or call (843) 203-6297.

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Le Farfalle

Le Farfalle is a romantic modern Italian restaurant located right off King Street. Le Farfalle offers a variety of house-made pasta dishes and an impressive dessert & aperitivo menu. Take a look inside Le Farfalle here. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 212-0920




Philosophia is a beautiful Greek restaurant tucked away in Mount Pleasant. Philosophia has a romantic and welcoming atmosphere with beautiful flowers, a natural color scheme inspired by the Mediterranean, patio seating, and a hospitable team. Reservations can be made online or call: (854) 227-5738

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The Kingstide

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The Kingstide is a beautiful ocean front restaurant located on Daniel Island. The Kingstide has wonderful seafood options, a great rooftop bar, patio seating with views of the ocean and an intimate bar. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 216-3832

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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.

Valentine’s Day Special: The Zero George team is offering an elevated multi-course tasting menu with caviar.

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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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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 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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82 Queen

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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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.


Islander 71

Islander 71, situated next to the Isle of Palms Marina, is a laidback restaurant and bar perfect for a casual Valentine’s Day dinner. The menu focuses on Southern cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, boat drinks, and cold beer. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 885-6463.

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The Quinte Oyster Bar

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The Quinte Oyster Bar, situated at the Pinch Hotel, is a Parisian-inspired oyster and cocktail bar. Stop by for dinner and enjoy some of the freshest seafood available in Charleston. Reservations can be made online or call: (854) 895-4639.

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The Boathouse At Breach Inlet

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The Boathouse at Breach Inlet on the Isle of Palms is a must for beach lovers. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood, an ocean view, and a special Valentine’s Menu. We recommend grabbing a drink on their patio before your reservation to savor the sunset. Reservations can be made online or call: (843) 886-8000

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