5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Athens


Zoe Fine Dining in Uptown Athens

Foodies fall in love with Athens, with its locally produced meals, cozy cafés and one-of-a-kind eateries. Anyone who has spent much time here has a favorite restaurant or go-to menu item. A night out at any of these five restaurants is sure to win your Valentine’s heart. Who says the way to the heart isn’t through the stomach?

Cutler’s Restaurant

Cutler’s Restaurant is a long-standing favorite when it comes to fine dining in Athens. Located in the Ohio University Inn, Cutler’s is known for its juicy steaks and fresh seafood. They are hosting a Valentine’s Dinner special, Friday through Sunday, that includes a four-course dinner and complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Come early and grab a pre-dinner cocktail at The Bunch of Grapes Tavern.

Rhapsody Music & Dining

Head over to Nelsonville’s historic Public Square to feast on award-winning cuisine at Rhapsody Music and Dining, run by master chefs and Hocking College’s Hospitality & Culinary Professionals of Tomorrow. Appalachian farm-to-table fare with an extensive wine selection. Enjoy live music on Friday or Saturday evenings while you dine.

9 Tables Restaurant

For a fine dining experience like no other, hurry and claim a table at 9 Tables Restaurant. This intimate restaurant will be open for Valentine’s Day and has created a 2-3 hour culinary excursion, with options for a five or seven-course dinner, prepared in full view. What’s not to love about a meal that starts with Avocado and Crab Timbale and ends with Crème Brulee Cheesecake? Seating is by reservation only, so don’t hesitate!

Zoe Fine Dining

Zoe Fine Dining is just the place for a celebration Uptown. Just steps from Court Street, Zoë serves exquisite French American dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Reserve a table early, and prepare to fall head-over-heels in love with everything on the menu.

Lui Lui Restaurant

Influenced by both Eastern and Western cuisine, Lui Lui Restaurant offers a unique menu to the fine dining scene in Athens. There’s something for all taste buds, from sushi and seafood to steak and brick oven pizza. Lui Lui is sure have an eclectic dish that’s a match made in heaven!

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