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6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in Downtown Richmond

Spread the Love in RVA

Show your love to each other, yourself and to Richmond when you celebrate Valentine's Day in downtown RVA!

1. Choose a Romantic Dinner for Two

You'll find the most romantic restaurants and best places for date night in downtown richmond

Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

Celebrate the special day with three-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person. See the menu and make a reservation today.

Max's on Broad

Celebrate a romantic night with your significant other at Max's on Broad where they'll be serving their full menu for brunch as well as Friday and Saturday night. Make a reservation here.

The Lobby Bar

Join the The Lobby Bar inside Quirk Hotel to celebrate Valentine's Day with a special three-Course Menu. $55 per person. Find more information here.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

Celebrating at Boathouse includes a four-course prix fixe meal featuring roasted oysters topped with lobster thermidor, filet oscar, red velvet cheesecake and more. Rocketts Landing and live jazz from The Josh Walker Trio to set the mood during dinner service. Make your reservation today.


Join NAMA on Saturday and Sunday as they celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend. Enjoy a four-course dinner with a bottle of wine or champagne for $85 per couple (tax and gratuity not included). Find more information here.

Casa del Barco

Show some love over tacos and tequila Valentine’s Weekend! Casa del Barco will be serving special features Thursday thru Sunday along with their traditional dinner menu. Secure your table today.

Tobacco Company Restaurant

Enjoy a romantic dinner with drinks and live music on the first floor in the Atrium at the Tobacco Company Restaurant. Find more information here.

2. Enjoy a Night In

Looking for ideas to celebrate date night at home? We've got you covered!

If you're feeling bold, try an online cooking class with Mise En Place like their Valentine's Day Family Brunch, Date Night in Spain or Dinner for One happening this week. If you want to stay out of the kitchen, but still feel fancy, try take-out from one of downton's finest restaurants like Lemaire, who are offering a Valentine's Day version of their Holiday Dining at Home with chocolate-covered strawberries, lobster bisque and more. You can also find great specials for take-out like Hot Chick's "It Takes Two" $50 package that includes a dessert to share, fried chicken, a bottle of sparkling wine and more or at Chez Foushee with their Chez at Home's Valentine's Day special featuring sweet boxes, Cosmos for two and more bundle options.

3. Opt for a Staycation

Why look for places to go for Valentine's Day when you can enjoy a relaxing weekend downtown and explore your city like a tourist!

Have you ever spent a romantic weekend in downtown Richmond? See the city in a new light and re-ignite that spark with a stay at any one of downtown's luxurious hotels like Quirk, The Berkeley Hotel, Linden Row Inn, Omni, Graduate Richmond, Hilton Downtown Richmond and more. While you're here, visit the Richmond riverfront, take in some amazing street art, support local downtown businesses and explore all that RVA has to offer.

4. Do Something Fun!

Get active, try a virtual blind date or celebrate your hate for the holiday with a few ideas on how to have fun the non-traditional way this Valentine's Day!

Does the love in the air put a spring in your step? Try signing up for Sports Backers Solemate Shuffle 5K! If Valentine's Day has you feeling anything but the love, head to SWITCH for their Stupid Cupid Anti-Valentine's Day Brunch. If you're hoping for a socially-distanced meet-cute, Soul Taco is playing matchmaker this Valentine's Day by offering you a virtual, blind date when you pick up 2 tacos and a strawberry margarita on V-Day.

5. Pick Your Pal-entine

Don't forget: the best way to celebrate the friends and family in your life this Valentine's Day is with brunch!

Grab breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) at Capitol Waffle Shop where they celebrate Galentine's Day all week-long, save it for the weekend with a Galentine's Day Drag Brunch at downtown's newest pop-up concept, Jewfro, or explore the other Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond here.

6. Treat Yourself and Celebrate Being Single

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to one of downtown's many bakeries, ice cream shops and more!

Valentine's Day wouldn't be the same without dessert. Visit Whisk RVA (or order online) for their annual Anti-Valentine's Day cakes from February 12-14 or check out Sugar & Salt RVA's Valentine's menu for a selection of heart macarons, personalized sugar cookies and more.