Valentine’s Day is a special day set aside for showing your love to all of those around you that you care about. However, when it comes to your significant other, a romantic dinner is a great way to top off the day. Here are a few suggestions for a romantic night out in the Baton Rouge, LA area.
Gino’s is a family owned and operated “authentic” Italian restaurant that has been in the Baton Rouge area for over 35 years. It is owned by the Marino family, who are originally from Sicily. The Marino’s have kept Gino’s business going strong over the years by keeping the menu authentic, providing personal service and a very romantic atmosphere.
Gino’s offers the best Italian food in the area. “Mama” is still in the kitchen cooking at Gino’s where cheeses, olive oils and other seasonings are all imported from Italy.
The dining room is very inviting with a fireplace and all tables lit up with a candle while romantic Italian music is piped throughout the restaurant.
The house specialty at Gino’s is the Arancine, a fried rice ball stuffed with meat, sauce, vegetables and cheese. They offer an extensive menu of Italian dishes, as well as steaks. Be sure and try the Italian Salad while you are there. It’s a mix of Italian and Mediterranean styles and one that you will remember being “oh so good”.
The wine list is also one of the best in town. Gino’s has over 300 bottles of wine in stock throughout the year.
The prices are also reasonable at Gino’s. Expect to pay around $40-50 per person for a full meal with a dessert or appetizer and wine.
Gino’s is located at:
4252 Bennington Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours: 5:00 pm till for Valentine’s Day
My Rating for Gino’s– Excellent!
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is another good choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day diner. Sullivan’s Steakhouse offers a delicious tender and juicy steak cooked to perfection every time.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be offering special Valentine’s Day dinner menus where you can choose from a pretty nice list of entrees with accompanying dishes. The price for the Valentine’s Day Special Dinner is $79.00 for two people. This isn’t bad for a full course meal.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse also has an extensive wine list where you can pair up the perfect wine to go with your Valentine’s Day dinner. Prices for most bottles of wine offered at Sullivan’s Steakhouse is $30 and up.
The specialty at Sullivan’s Steakhouse is of course steaks, but they also offer lobster and seafood entrees.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse had a nice and romantic atmosphere. The dining room is on the darker side with candlelight and they also have private dining upon reservation. Dinner hours for Valentine’s Day are 5 to 10 pm. Cost per person is about $40-50 per person.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is located at:
5252 Corporate Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
My rating for Sullivan’s Steakhouse- Excellent!
Juban’s Restaurant offers elegant dining throughout the year. Valentine’s Day is extra special at Juban’s Restaurant because they go out of their way to make your dining experience a great one. The atmosphere and décor is done with a European flair that exceeds expectations.
Juban’s Restaurant does not offer a special dinner for Valentine’s Day, however, they have lots of great choices of entrees from the menu. Choose from seafood, lamb, duck, steaks, etc., but make sure you leave room for the creole bread pudding.
Reservations are advisable. Dining hours are from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Expect to spend $50 or more per person at Juban’s.
Juban’s Restaurant is located at:
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
My rating for Juban’s Restaurant– Excellent!
I hope these suggestions have helped in making a selection for your romantic dining adventure this Valentine’s Day. All three of the above choices are excellent and guaranteed to bring you good food and a memorable Valentine’s Day dining experience!