Today is the day of love – it’s Valentine’s Day. This is not everyone’s favorite holiday, but we look at it as a way to add a little romance into a couple’s life pre-wedding, post wedding or just a regular date night.
In preparation for this day, we asked our colleagues at Renaissance Publishing to give their suggestions for the most romantic restaurants around New Orleans. Some surprised us and some had very convincing arguments for their picks.
“Let Them Eat Cake” editor Melanie Spencer said, “Upstairs at Cavan is cozy, quiet, dimly lit and feels like a hidden secret. The food is divine, and you and your honey will love the cocktails. “
Vice President of Sales Colleen Monaghan said, “Café Degas in the rain; Gabrielle because it’s small, quaint and the duck is succulent; and Irene’s in the French Quarter for the romantic atmosphere and the yummy food.”
Café Degas was also suggested by our Digital Operations Manager Sarah Duckert, as well as our CEO and Publisher Todd Matherne. And Irene’s was also suggested by Louisiana Life sales manager Nancy Dessens.
New Orleans Magazine Sales Manager Kate Henry said, “La Crepe Nanou off Prytania St. is really cute for dates… you walk in through dark curtains to a cute bar, quaint little rooms, romantic lighting and lots of wine options.”
New Orleans Magazine Sales Associate Rachel Webber said, “Lilette because it is a small restaurant with knowledgeable staff that allow for an intimate, dining experience in which you can bask in your bottle of choice, share a delectable, seasonal menu and be in bed before 10 p.m.”
BizNewOrleans.com News Editor Rich Collins said, “Vincent’s on St. Charles is cozy, old-fashioned and unpretentious – if you happen to live in the neighborhood, it’s fun to walk there to stretch out the evening … just don’t order the corn and crab soup in the bread bowl because then you’ll get too full and fall asleep at the table before you can get, um … romantic.”
Biz New Orleans Magazine Sales Manager Caitlin Sistrunk also suggested Vincent’s for date night.
Director of Marketing Jeanel Luquette said, “Bar Marilou – it’s dark and plush. And still feels like a city secret.”
Do you have a favorite date night location? Or if you try one of our suggestions, let us know in the comments.