14 Romantic Michigan Valentines Restaurants 2023 (Best Places to Eat on Valentine's Day!)

Michigan Valentines Restaurants | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated February 5, 2023

WHOOT! It's Valentine's Day, Loves!  Make this year a memorable one with a phenomenal meal and time out on the town with your special loved one!  You will come out looking like a winner with these phenomenal Michigan Valentines Day restaurants!

Fantastic Michigan Valentines Restaurants

So let's get to it. Below is a list of our favorite tried-and-true Michigan Valentines Restaurants.  Since it's a day of love, it's important to share a great meal with outstanding service, food and atmosphere. So if you are wondering where to eat on Valentine's Day, try these!

Since we have personally eaten at these fantastic Michigan Restaurants, you can book your reservations with confidence! (and book early!)

1. Artisan Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern: Traverse City | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

If you are searching for an incredible meal, outstanding service and romantic ambiance, you must go to the Artisan Waterfront Restaurant located in the Delamar Hotel in Traverse City. 

Above is the more casual side of the restaurant and behind the bar is a more intimate setting. 

I absolutely had the best meal ever while spending a few days at their hotel this past fall.  The chef prepares from-scratch meals that are to die for. 

Oh and trust me...you absolutely must get desert.  

I highly recommend spending the night at the Delamar Hotel, it's absolutely stunning. I have a ton of photos of the hotel and you will love it.

2. Gratzi: Midland Michigan (Incredible Italian) | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

Gratzi - 120 E Main St, Midland, MI 

If you are looking for the perfect Italian meal, Gratzi is outstanding in the big three in my book: Service, food and atmosphere.  

That's why we love dining here! It's a fantastic experience each time. Gratzi’s menu starts with antipasti and includes artisan meats and cheeses brought in from different parts of Italy. 

There are lots of pasta entrees, one of our favorite is the "alfredo da tavola" as your server will wheel out a giant wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano to your table on a cart.  Your server will then proceed to toss fresh al dente pasta and hot cream in the huge cheese wheel in front of you. Serious, how cool is that?

Oh, and the creme brulee is divine!

3. Cafe Zinc: Midland Michigan | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

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Cafe Zinc: 111 W. Main Street, Midland, MI

We love this intimate 40 seat French bistro-themed, casual dining restaurant! It's one of our favorite places to enjoy dinner with friends and family.  The chef prepares a daily assortment of beautiful house-made pastries and delicious bread. Plus the atmosphere is so comfortable!

4. Blackstar Farms: Suttons Bay (Near Traverse City) | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

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Blackstar Farms: 10844 E. Revold Rd. Suttons Bay, MI

We love the atmosphere at Blackstar Farms. This summer we engaged in a Harvest dinner and had a blast!

  • Valentine's Dinner 2022, Treat your sweetheart to a special evening at the romantic Inn at Black Star Farms. Intimate tables of two will await you in our Aquarius room. The Valentine’s-themed menu will be curated with courses to be shared, making for a truly amorous, wine-paired culinary experience. Saturday, February 12, 2022 and Monday, February 14, 2022.
  • Or enjoy a meal at their Hearth and Vine Cafe, rent some snow shoes and get outside! Afterwards, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting in their tasting room!

5. The Whitney: Detroit | Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner!

Valentine's day restaurants Detroit:

The Whitney: 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Would you like to enjoy an intimate dinner with your loved one in an incredible mansion this Valentine's Day?

I do!! I mean how romantic is that?

Enjoy this special romantic holiday weekend at The Whitney with a special four-course dinner menu, complete with a strolling violinist throughout the mansion and a souvenir red rose for each couple. This special 2023 Valentine's dinner will be served Friday, 2/10, Saturday, 2/11, Sunday, 2/12, & Tuesday, 2/14. Make your reservations early. 

Visit The Ghostbar for a cocktail before or after dining in one of the Mansion's opulent dining rooms. 

You can also enjoy a Historical tour (available most evenings) to make your celebration at The Whitney even more meaningful. This is why we pick The Whitney as a great choice for best Detroit restaurants for Valentine's Day.

6. The Apparatus Room: Detroit

The Apparatus Room: Located in the Detroit Foundation Hotel is an excellent choice for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. We absolutely love the cozy lounge area with comfy chairs and couches to enjoy a drink before or after dinner. 

The incredible drop down lights really add to the intimate ambiance to the restaurant. Try the deviled eggs and Smoked whitefish dip!

 It's one of our top choices for Valentine's Day Restaurants in Detroit.

7. Real Seafood Company: Bay City

We love dining at Real Seafood in Bay City Michigan. Not only do you get a great meal but the views of the Saginaw river are lovely. 

I love their salmon or Chris and I will share the Surf and Turf (filet and lobster tail) with a couple sides. 

Keep this restaurant in mind for this summer as you can eat outside on their deck overlooking the river.

8. Trattoria Stella: Traverse City

Trattoria Stella1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 

Chris and I had a great meal at Trattoria Stella while visiting the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City. We enjoyed the Old World atmosphere with very professional service and a great wine selection. We ordered a cheese and meat board - it was great!

We hope you received some inspiration by our Michigan Valentines Restaurants.

9. Valentine's at Pacific Rim in Ann Arbor | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

Enjoy Valentine's Day at Pacific Rim! 114 W Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. Lux restaurant with steaks, seafood, soups, salads. They offer a five course prix fixe menu with several choices for every course, as well as an optional wine pairing menu.

10. Chateau Chantal Traverse City | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI   49686

Chateau Chantal Valentine's Wine Dinner - Saturday, February 11, 2023

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Chateau Chantal!  Your ticket includes food, wine, tax and tip - all inclusive!  

11. Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar | Bay Harbor-Petoskey Michigan | Michigan Valentines Restaurants

Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar at Inn of Bay Harbor: 3600 Village Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor, Michigan

Valentine's Day Dinner: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 5-11pm

Enjoy a delicious meal and a night out at Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar! Each Valentine's day, Vintage Chophouse crafts a special romantic menu for Valentine's Day with a la carte items perfect for sharing. Reservations are strongly recommended.

12. Valentine's Day Dinner Series at Journeyman Distillery 

Journeyman Distillery - Bring your loved one or a group of friends and celebrate love! Three-course dinner is available February 10th through February 12, 2023. $75 per person.

Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI

13. Blake's Tasting Room Valentine's Day Dinner

Come on out to Blake's Tasting Room on February 14, 2023 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm for a fantastic Valentine's Day Dinner. 

Blake's Tasting Room - 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! Celebrate Valentine's with your special someone at Blake's. Enjoy your choice of appetizer to share, soup or salad, entrée  and dessert to share. Dinner is also served with your choice of hard cider, beer or  wine. Make reservations early!

14. Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm Valentine's Day Dinner

Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm,  February 14, 2023, 6:00 pm at 3025 6 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Enjoy a live jazz band with a delicious Valentine's Day menu! Reserve your spot early!

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