By Tamara Anderson, Examiner.com
No matter if it is the first date, a weekly date night, or a casual meet and greet, you want your time spent with that special someone to be memorable. The City of Brotherly Love offers romantic gardens, scrumptious menus, and extensive wine lists that all cater to couples looking for a romantic evening. Call that special person in your life and take them on a night to remember.
For movie buffs
Providence Town Center Movie Tavern
140 Market St (at 422 and 29 near Wegman)
Collegeville, PA 19426
(610) 831-9500 (main) (855) 668-4382 (movie line)
Want to make movie night special? Stop by Providence Town Center Movie Tavern and check out the latest flick with dinner, drinks and desserts. The prices are affordable and the atmosphere is just right. If you seek a unique place for breakfast after a late night date, there is a 9 a.m. movie screening with delicious French toast and bacon. A date including the movie and meal can cost about $40 without beverages for two.
For green thumbs
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Walking hand-in-hand through 20 indoor and outdoor gardens is the perfect background for conversation and cuddling. Impress that special person with advanced tickets to the seasonal offerings and the famous Christmas music in the gardens adorned with lights. In the heart of Brandywine Valley, immerse yourselves in four acres of a conservatory and over 1,077 acres of horticulture. The average cost per couple ranges from $36 -50, depending on peak or non-peak hours.
For artsy types
Art After 5
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Every Friday at 5 p.m., the Great Stair Hall morphs into an intimate cabaret for live music. Take a gallery tour while sensuous jazz plays and make it a date night to remember. The art museum becomes the backdrop to international artists on the first Friday of each month, and jazz on the remaining Fridays. Cocktails, beer, wine, and food are available to satisfy your palate. The average cost for two is $40 for admission (not including food and drinks).
For special occasions
Twenty Manning Grill
261 S. 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This is a Philly favorite for first dates or a celebratory night on the town for an anniversary. It features a delicious menu with wine and champagne offerings. The atmosphere is rich with candlelight and intimate table arrangements. From the succulent crab cakes to the melt in your mouth desserts there is something for each kind of date. The average cost per couple ranges from $30 -75.
For wine lovers and overnight stays
14 N. Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you and your special someone are wine aficionados, then immerse yourselves in over 150 wines by the glass (200 if you include the reserve selections) at Panorama Ristorante inside Penn’s View Hotel. Wine flights include five wines of your choice. The flights are a great companion to the menu, which includes appetizers, entrees and desserts. Have a conversation without the children or make a great first impression by making reservations for a quiet dinner. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion go all out and book a room Penn’s View Hotel so that you can extend date night into the next morning. Prepare to spend about $120 per couple on dinner.
2130 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
This historical 19th century firehouse is a beautiful location for an intimate dining experience. The owners and chefs at Jack’ Firehouse support local farmers by sourcing local products and creating meals that are truly farm to plate. Start your date by ordering from a selection of beers locally crafted by brewers from here in Pennsylvania or nearby in New Jersey or Delaware. Then grab those forks and dive into the crusted salmon stuffed with crab meat and spicy tomato sauce. There is enough on the plate for two. Finally, discuss plans for your next date over a tart, but sweet apple crisp with ice cream, whip cream, or both.