It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas time, it’s Carnival season and we are only a few days away from Mardi Gras. 

But Mardi Gras is not the only holiday on the horizon. The very next day, is not only Ash Wednesday, which always follows Mardi Gras, but it’s also Valentine’s Day. 

Though this weekend will be filled with fun and festivities, we can’t forget our loved ones on what some think is the most romantic day of the year. To help you, dear readers, we asked the editors of Renaissance Publishing what their favorite romantic spots are in the city. 

If you have a favorite romantic locale in the city, let us and your fellow readers know in the comments. 


​3442 St. Charles Ave.
(504) 895-0858

Arnaud's French 75 Bar
813 Bienville St.
(504) 523-5433

Carrollton Market 
8132 Hampson St.
(504) 252-9928
Editor Melanie Warner Spencer says, "It's pretty romantic at night."

Court of Two Sisters
613 Royal St.
(504) 522-7261

Silk Road
2483 Royal St.
(504) 944-6666
Editor Kim Singletary says, "It feels quiet and tucked away."

Cafe Amelie
​912 Royal St.
(504) 412-8965

1728 Soniat St.
(504) 899-7397

417 Royal St.
(504) 525-9711

916 Lafayette St.
(504) 265-8392

Bouligny Tavern
3641 Magazine St.
(504) 891-1810

Our fellow blogger Daniel Victory wrote a blog last month about romantic bars where he added The Sazerac Bar, Patrick’s Bar Vin and Loa Bar. 

If you’re looking to spend a cozy night in, maybe a home cooked meal, Chef Bryan with Joel Catering recently provided us with a tasty recipe. Not necessarily the most romantic food, but it’s always fun to cook together with your honey.