Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: planning the perfect evening for you and the love of your life (or whoever you may be entertaining now), only to get to February 13 and realize you’ve forgotten to make a reservation anywhere! 

No judgement; we’ve certainly been there, too. Thankfully, Syracuse is filled with great restaurants and other venues and events, so there are plenty of good picks for your Valentine’s Day date. Of course, you’re much more likely to get a reservation where you want if you plan early. Here are our top picks for the best Valentine’s Day date spots near Syracuse, NY. Be sure to report back with your thoughts on the venue after the big day! 

Francesca’s Cucina

What’s more romantic than sharing a delicious, intimate Italian dinner? The greater Syracuse area is known for its wonderful selection of Italian restaurants, and Francesca’s Cucina is no exception. If you’re looking for the best Utica Greens in Upstate New York, this is the place for you. Francesca’s specializes in delicious Italian cuisine and regional favorites, making it one of the top Valentine’s Day date spots near Syracuse. The family heritage can be tasted in every dish, and the excellent wine selection will truly add to any romantic evening. Be sure to say we sent you! 

Lemon Grass

If your date is more into Asian faire, we can’t recommend the Pacific Rim Thai cuisine at Lemon Grass enough. Dive into a mouthwatering Curry or split a plate of House Spring Rolls for a truly unforgettable Thai-themed Valentine’s Day this year. Plus, the ideal location in Syracuse’s Armory Square is sure to lead to other holiday-appropriate activities! 

Dvorák & Dessert: At Sky Armory

 If you’re looking for a great event to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, this concert at Sky Armory on February 11 will be a truly romantic occasion. Celebrate your love over some of the most scrumptious desserts you’ve ever tasted, crafted by the house pastry chef, while hearing some truly beautiful live music. Plus, celebrating a little early on Saturday means you can spend actual Valentine’s Day curled up on the sofa! 

Valentine’s in The Forest

Make this Valentine’s Day one that’s truly unforgettable, and one that benefits others! This romantic event comes with a horse-drawn carriage ride, dinner, and flowers, with proceeds benefitting the Nordic Ski Patrol at Highland Forest. With live entertainment included, the $90 per couple price tag is a true steal! 

We hope you patronize one of these Valentine’s Day date spots near Syracuse this year—supporting our local community is more important than ever! We at Bill Rapp Subaru wish you all the best in the future, and we look forward to seeing you around town!

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