Spring is here, and love is in the air, is it not? Are you looking for a nice, romantic restaurant for your dinner date in Greensboro, NC? Don’t worry; Greensboro has plenty of romantic restaurants for a lovely dinner date. Here is a sampling:
Mimi’s Café, Friendly Center – Mimi’s is a chain restaurant, but don’t assume that means it is not intimate or romantic! Mimi’s Café is based on New Orleans-style ambience, with parti-colored glass light fixtures, quirky artwork and decorations with a jazz theme, and even a dining room outfitted like a typical street in the French Quarter, complete with those distinctive New Orleans balconies. You can cozy up to your date in an intimate booth as you sample delicious food from the wide selection of fresh seasonal specials or the large range of permanent menu items. My husband and I love this restaurant, which must have a “No Screaming Babies” section, as we have never been plagued by kids running wild (always an important consideration for a romantic dinner date!), and the best part? The prices are great, which means this will not be out of range for even the pre-prom dinner daters among us.
Green Valley Grill, Green Valley Road at the O’Henry Hotel – This is my husband’s favorite restaurant in Greensboro. Green Valley Grill features Continental Cuisine, and like Mimi’s, has seasonal items and daily specials. This restaurant is not a cozy, dimly-lit place like Mimi’s, but despite the soaring, airy feel and dramatically open kitchen, the Green Valley Grill still appeals to the romantic with its large, lovely wall mural and classical music, cut crystal and elegant china, attentive service and delicious food. The staff will be happy to provide flowers for a special occasion. Expect to pay about $30 and up per person at this restaurant, but it is good value for the price paid.
Café Pasta, State Street – Café Pasta is, as you might guess from the name, an Italian restaurant, with menu items ranging from linguine with clam sauce to manicotti and all of your favorite romantic desserts, like tiramisu and fresh ricotta cheesecake. Café Pasta features live music some nights, so cozy up in a little balcony table and enjoy the music as you canoodle over your cannoli. If you have time before or after dinner, you may wish to stroll the adorable boutiques along State Street, Café Pasta’s quaint, somewhat European-feeling setting.
If you are a looking for a romantic place to take your date for dinner in Greensboro, the restaurants mentioned here offer a reliably romantic experience. Use the links (click on the restaurant names/addresses in bold) to find out more about hours of operation, specials and more. Bon Apétit!