During months of chilly days that fade quickly into cold nights, staying connected to friends and loved ones is especially important for surviving winter.
Date nights are a perfect way to stay rooted and cozy amidst the rough gray days that dapple this time of year. Downtown Norfolk is blossoming with restaurants that sport intimate corners to swap stories and sip cocktails; your perfect date night might be right around the corner.
Below, you will find a few different date spots to try out with a favorite person(s) of your choice.
Starting with cocktails from classy Saltine in the Hilton on Main. Less than a year old, Saltine is about as charming as it gets with a beautiful bar and a massive garage door that opens to the street on warm days. There is a ton of seating options whether you’re solo, with a partner, or with a group. The ambiance is romantic and modern with classic white globe pendant lights illuminating the space in a perfect evening glow. Saltine is a great spot for afternoon oysters or an old-fashioned when the workday is over.
Drinks in order of appearance… a classic Cosmo, house Martini and Old-Fashioned
Next up, a romantic Italian dinner from Luce, located at the corner of Granby and Tazewell St. The space is dark and warm, smells of roasted tomatoes and spices, and has a beautiful window facing the street — perfect for people watching.
The food here really will make you want to book yourself a flight to Italy presto! (quickly!). In order of appearance; Muscles Di Luce, Cavatappi Con Verdure Grigliate & Shrimp Con Pasta Verde.
At the end of any night, dessert is unanimously necessary. End your evening at Chartreuse Bistro on City Hall to indulge in their daily changing menu of farm to table fare. Contemporary design plus a backyard farming aesthetic create a welcoming ambiance for anyone hoping to sit for a while and catch up in a cozy corner.
With floor to ceiling windows along an entire wall, the space is brilliantly lit during the day and barely lit at all in the evening, surrendering itself to reflect the inspirations of European adventures and Old World wines.
Pictured below – Layered ganache cake with Italian meringue and berries and Butler & Nephew 20-Year-Old Tawny Port.
Next time you’re at a loss for where to bring a date (or dates), take the evening and wander around Downtown Norfolk and check out a place you’ve never been — or follow in the delicious footsteps we’ve laid out here.
These are just a few places to try, but there are many more to explore. Let us know if you have any favorite date spots!
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