Montgomery, Alabama is a very busy city with plenty of choices for dining out with your significant other. Everyone is familiar with the big chain restaurants, and used to the long wait times, poor service, and crowded atmosphere that is there trademark. However, finding an out of the way local restaurant for a romantic dinner is a little harder to find. Of course there are plenty of local places where a good dining experience can be found, but there are a few that stand out above the rest for a true romantic dinner. Bonefish Grill, Vintage Year, and The Olive Room are three names you should remember next time a special event comes along worthy of a special evening out.
THE OLIVE ROOM
Located at 121 Montgomery Street, the Olive Room is hands down number one on my list of top restaurants to have a romantic evening in Montgomery, Alabama. The cuisine is very upscale and includes steak, seafood, and fowl(including duck). You will feel like a movie star when ordering your entrees I promise you. The wine is great, the food is great, but the atmosphere is out of this world. As you sit down at your table you feel completely alone, which is a good thing, thanks to the posh décor and the low lighting. The live band, usually Jazz, on weekend nights drowns out any other noise besides the two of you. Something about this restaurant just whispers romance. The staff will make your evening even more pleasant, and you are sure to enjoy. The price can get up there, so be careful. When you want the best for you and your partner, break out the wallet and have the night of a lifetime. Oh yeah, and make a reservation because I am not the only one who knows about this place.
CHOPHOUSE VINTAGE YEAR
Located at 405 Cloverdale Road, Vintage Year ranks number two on my list of top restaurants to have a romantic evening in Montgomery, Alabama. This is a cozy and quiet place where you and your significant other can have a great dining experience. The cuisine consists of American specialties such as steak and seafood and the entrees are delightful. The food here is generally very good, but it is the ambiance and atmosphere which makes it such an intimate and romantic place to dine. The wine list is reasonable, and the Martinis are wonderful. You will be waited on hand and foot, and guaranteed to have a special night. They do tend to get busy especially on weekend evenings, so making a reservation would be in your best interest. The prices are a little high, but it is definitely worth it.
Located at 7020 Eastchase Parkway in Montgomery, the Bonefish Grill places at number three on my list of top restaurants to have a romantic evening in Montgomery, Alabama. I know that it is a chain, which I previously stated was a bad thing, but Bonefish Grill is different. You don’t feel like your in a chain restaurant, you will see what I mean. The cuisine is centered around several different types of grilled fish including Salmon, Grouper, and Trout. Of course they offer shrimp and scallops also. If you don’t like seafood they also offer steak and chicken entrees that are superb. If you just have to ruin a good romantic dinner, they also have hamburgers and such. The wine list is very good, but be careful the bottle they usually offer you can be expensive. The atmosphere is quiet and more upscale than most of your chain restaurants, but don’t worry the price reflects it. You are not going to pay a hundred dollars a person or anything like that, but you could easily pay that much for the two of you depending on the wine selection. The staff honestly seems to do all they can to make your dining experience special and I give the whole place five stars.