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Valentine's Day guide to dining in Raleigh

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The most romantic holiday of the year is just around the corner. Use this Valentine's Day guide to dining in Raleigh and the Triangle to plan a night to remember.

42nd Street Oyster Bar. 508 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC. Reservations: 919-831-2811

One of the best seafood restaurants in Raleigh, 42nd Street Oyster Bar offers excellent seafood in an upbeat atmosphere. Watch the chefs prepare dinner in the open kitchen, listen to live music and enjoy the quality seafood dishes carefully prepared each day.

Coquette Brasserie. 4351 The Circle at North Hills , Raleigh, NC. Reservations:
919-789-0606


A true French brasserie, Coquette features traditional French meals, an exclusively French wine list, European beers, and classic French cocktails. The menu offers a variety of French dishes at reasonable prices. The dinnertime ambiance is romantic and cozy, with warm lighting to enhance the mood.

Hayes Barton Cafe. 2000 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC Reservations: 
919-851-8551


With some of the best desserts in the southeastern United States, especially the coconut cake, Hayes Barton Cafe offers traditional American fare in an intimate 40s-themed setting. Step into this restaurant in the Five Points neighborhood to be transported to a romantic era not quite forgotten to enjoy a memorable Valentine’s dinner.

Heron’s at the Umstead Resort Hotel and Spa. 100 Woodland Pond Drive, 
Cary, NC. Reservations: 919-447-4000

Offering a sumptuous five course dinner with or without wine pairings, a Valentine’s Day dinner at this five star restaurant oozes romance. For a truly memorable experience, enjoy a Valentine’s Day weekend dinner here.

Mia Francesca Trattoria. Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC. Reservations: 919-278-1525.

Providing both a special Valentine’s Day menu and the regular dinner menu, dining at Mia Francesca is sure to please anyone’s palate. Thos who book before 4:30 p.m. or after 9:30 p.m. will also receive a free bottle of wine and an appetizer. Request a balcony table if available to overlook the main dining room for an even more romantic experience.

Talulla’s. 456 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC. Reservations: 919-933-1177

Just a short drive from Raleigh, Talulla’s offers Meditteranean cuisine in an open yet cozy dining room. A prix-fixe menu prepared just for Valentine’s Day offers a variety of Mediterranean options sure to please that special loved one.

Use this Valentine's Day guide to make reservations today and enjoy a special dinner for two.

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