These Are The Most Romantic Restaurants in North Jersey

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Yes, planning a night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie is sort of a pain. You have to get a sitter, make a reservation and shave your legs. But do it anyway. Because you deserve one night where someone makes your dinner and then washes the dishes after you’re finished. Bonus points for delicious food, a romantic atmosphere and enough courses to prolong your meal until you are sure your kiddos will be sound asleep when you get home. Not sure where to go? Try one of these most romantic restaurants in North Jersey and tell the sitter you’ll be home late. 


The Hill, Closter

This Bergen County favorite is always reliable for dinner for two. Ask for a seat near the fireplace for the coziest meal experience. Pro tip: You can request a copy of the bar menu and bar bites will be served to your table in the dining room. 

Jockey Hollow, Morristown 

Set in a stunning 1917 landmark space, Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen offers a 3-course prix fixe pre-theater menu from 5 - 6:30 or a 4-course menu from 7:30 - 10:30. Menu items include braised octopus, scallop ravioli, and valrhona cremeaux for dessert. Pick from four distinct dining experiences at this stylish, seasonal restaurant located in Morristown. 

Osteria Crescendo, Westwood

Serving “locally sourced ingredients to create traditional Italian fare with a modern touch”, the vibe at Osteria Crescendo is cool and upscale, the food is seasonal and fresh and the drinks are a welcome addition to the burgeoning Bergen County cocktail scene. Order a la carte or for the table. Because sharing with your boo is always nice. 


Brasserie Memere, Closter

What is it about French bistros that just feels romantic and cozy? So if you love the comfort of  warm, robust, satisfying French bistro classics prepared with with bright, reliable flavors and simple presentations, this is the perfect place for you and your love to spend an evening sharing mussels and reminiscing about how you met. 

Felina, Ridgewood

If wowing your S.O. is your goal, this is the place to be. Start with a cocktail from their inventive drinks menu then settle in for delicious seasonal fare and fresh flavors inspired by the rich culinary traditions and culture of Italy.

HAVEN Restaurant, Edgewater

Request a seat near the window at this breathtaking riverfront restaurant, but know that every seat gives you a view through the floor to ceiling glass windows to the skyline across the river. Take in the view then order from a menu that features the fresh seafood, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients that have become a HAVEN signature.

Saddle River Inn

Long considered the grande dame of romantic and fine dining in Bergen County, the Saddle River Inn offers the intimacy of a 21 table dining room in an historic and cozy former stable. For an extra special touch, order the perfect arrangement  of custom florals by Waterford Gardens for your honey and it will be waiting for your honey when you arrive. 

Caffe Anello, Westwood

Come hungry to this Italian farm-to-table Westwood mainstay. From the small plates and freshly made pasta, you'll feel like you never left home, especially since owners John and Alissa Vitale make you feel like family. Just family that doesn't have to load the dishwasher after they're done eating. 

Café Panache, Ramsey

Everyone has a favorite item on Café Panache’s always delicious regular menu so why reinvent the wheel? This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart the gift of exactly what they want for dinner with Café Panache’s reliably great food, lovely dining room and outstanding service. What more can you ask for? 

Café Matisse, Rutherford

A perpetual favorite for special occasions, Café Matisse will be offering a four course dinner (3 savory, one sweet) for $115/pp. Reservations are being taken by phone only at 201.935.2995. Don't miss out on menu items like pan seared scallops, panko crusted crab cakes and cherry vanilla cheesecake for dessert. 

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