While it may not be the first destination you think of for a romantic getaway, Raleigh-Durham certainly has a few restaurants that’ll make you walk away with hearts in your eyes. The five best romantic restaurants in Raleigh-Durham are:
At Herons, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant of posh The Umstead Hotel and Spa, an intimate dining room overlooks a terrace and lake. And it’s only footsteps away from one of the best local spots for a couples massage.
The Fearrington House Restaurant
It’s not uncommon to witness a proposal, wedding dinner or anniversary celebration taking place in the small dining rooms of Five-Star The Fearrington House Restaurant, whose reputation for fine dining is known throughout the nation.
Fairview Dining Room
Self-taught chef Andrea Reusing has been on our radar for years, serving contemporary pan-Asian-meets-Dixie dishes. The glowing white lights give the Chapel Hill-based Lantern its name, thought the lighting is so dim, in fact, you may want to keep your reading glasses handy to make sure you catch every delightful word on the menu.
Take a historic building in a downtown setting, spruce it up with artwork and elegant lighting, throw in a Tuscan-flavored menu and — voilà — instant romance.