Valentine’s Day Restaurants You Have to Try! Feature Image

Valentine’s Day is a sacred holiday for all couples. Whether you just started dating a special someone or are celebrating your 50th anniversary, an individual day dedicated to love carries a special significance. In order to assist you in your quest to find the perfect date night idea, Skogman has compiled a list of restaurants in the area that any couple would enjoy. The selections range from a candle light dinner over lobster to a picturesque lunch date with salad and soup, perfect for every couple in any stage of a relationship. Enjoy and eat up!


The Class Act

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Reservations are available + walk-ins are welcome

A one-of-a-kind fine-dining experience brought to you by local culinary students. With exotic and fresh menu options, your date night will be anything but ordinary.


Vino’s Ristorante

Town and Country Shopping Center
3611 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Reservations are available + walk-ins are welcome

If you are looking for an intimate setting Vino’s is your place! Set in a quiet, dimly lit oasis this restaurant will have you ogling more than just the food.

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Winifred’s

3847 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Reservations are available + walk-ins are welcome

This Cedar Rapids classic takes fine-dining to the next level! Featuring steak and seafood options, as well as wine and martini drinks to celebrate your night of love.


Baroncini Ristorante Italiano
104 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Reservations are available + walk-ins are welcome

Featuring modern Italian dishes and a fully stocked wine bar, this spot is perfect for a special occasion or romantic date.

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Pullman Bar & Diner

17 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Reservations are available + walk-ins welcome

Experience what it is like to eat dinner in a railcar, or somewhere close to it. Pullman offers a revitalized diner atmosphere, train theme, and upscale food and drink options.


Her Soup Kitchen

625 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Reservations not available + Open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Want to show your partner love and appreciation without breaking the bank? Look no further! Her Soup Kitchen is a quaint cafe specializing in scrumptious American soups and sandwiches that you and your date are sure to enjoy.

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Big Grove Brewery

101 W Main St, Solon, IA 52333

Reservations are not available + walk-ins are welcome

Serving locally brewed pale ales and red beers, Big Grove is a laid back but highly celebrated dining experience. Their food menu stems from mostly local ingredients and features bistro-style dishes.


Black Sheep Social Club

600 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Reservations are available + walk-ins are welcome

Located on the site of a former warehouse, The Black Sheep Social Club serves Iowa Soul Food and creative cocktails. The downtown location creates a big city atmosphere, sure to impress any date!

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