How sweet it is to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone! Though this year might have the day looking quite different than it did in years past, Cupid hasn’t taken a holiday. There can still be fun, romance, and great food. And all of this is easy to find right here in Springfield, VA.
At this time, Northern Virginia area businesses are working diligently to prioritize safety as well as great service, so you can focus on making your day super special. Restaurants are sure to be more limited on space and specials than usual, so we recommend making your reservations for restricted dining-in, carryout, or delivery as soon as possible.
Cuddle up together and let someone else do the cooking! Here, we list a few of our favorite local places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in and around Springfield.
Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, so you should definitely enjoy a favorite weekend dining experience… brunch! Make brunch plans or take out and enjoy it together at home – perhaps as breakfast in bed?! — from First Watch (9600 Main St Ste S Fairfax, VA 22031), which specializes in delicious daytime dining freshly-prepared to order. You may have a hard time choosing between traditional favorite menu items like omelets, muffins, and pancakes, or First Watch’s more creative signature items like the Chickichanga, but either way, you love-birds will start the day in a scrumptious way.
If you’re looking for that we-happened-upon-a-hole-in-the-wall experience, you won’t want to miss out on Rivera’s Restaurant (6552 Backlick Rd Springfield, VA 22150). Authentic Latin foods that surprise and delight can be found at this unassuming spot in Springfield where the Lomo Saltado comes highly recommended.
If an American brew pub with great food, classic rock music, an energetic vibe, and a wide range of American and import-beers on tap seems more your style, you and your sweetheart will swoon over Yard House (6791 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150), a modern-American gathering place with a smorgasbord menu. Springfield’s Yard House features interesting original artwork and a hand-picked playlist of classic songs. The glass-enclosed keg room housing up to 3,000 gallons of beer is also a cool conversation starter.
The best Valentine’s Day dinners can pair appetite with activity. And that’s just what you get when you dine at a Korean BBQ! SEOUL BBQ (7215 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150) specializes in serving Korean BBQ beef and pork grilled on the table, though various menu selections and other Korean cuisine are also available. Dine-in patrons will be able to experience cultural tabletop self-grilling, though takeout is just as delicious. Most patrons have claimed they receive a little “love note” of thanks on their takeout orders, too — an extra blessing that will make your Valentine’s Day sweeter for sure.
Almost nothing brings to mind romance like an Italian dining experience! Osteria Marzano (6361 Walker Ln Ste 140 Alexandria, VA 22310) serves up amore alongside Chef Carmine Marzano’s menu and that perfect glass of Chianti. Spaced tables for indoor dining are available, as well as heated snow globe tents that make outdoor dining rather intimate. Or you can always carry out your pizzas, pastas, and other Italian specialties to feast by candlelight and a warm fire at home.
For a more casual date night, Valentine’s Day fun with friends — and maybe even a little more adventurous eating — there’s Kana Sushi (7020 Old Keene Mill Rd Springfield, VA 22150). This exceptionally unassuming place currently offers extremely limited in-door dining (only three tables), but has a great selection of sushi and rolls as well as teriyaki, tempura, katsu, and udon noodle dishes. Kana Sushi serves up the love potions as well — by which we mean saki, beer, and plum wine.
Springfield is a community of excellent eats! Whether you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a great deal, an intimate setting, or just scrumptious food with loved ones, Springfield, VA has great options that you’re sure to love.
*As always, be sure to check with each location before venturing out as hours or other information may have changed due to evolving circumstances.