5 Romantic Restaurants for Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Amish Country


Make your Valentine’s Day one to remember when you spend it dining in one of these romantic places in Amish Country.

If you have the opportunity to spend Valentine’s Day in the Ohio Amish Country, then you couldn’t ask for a better setting for such a romantic occasion. The tranquil surroundings, beautiful landscape, and overall charm of this enchanting region are the perfect backdrop for creating special memories with the love of your life. One of the classic ways to celebrate with the one you love is the tradition of sharing a romantic meal together in an incredible place.

If your travels lead you to Ohio’s Amish Country for Valentine’s Day, then you will find there are ample opportunities for creating the perfect date with your partner. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic brunch, sip on elegant wines, or relax with a candlelit dinner for two, you won’t have to venture too far to find just what you are looking for.

Get ready to spend your Valentine’s Day with your special someone, and make your reservations for one of these positively romantic dining experiences:

1. SHY Cellars

(Google Maps link) This farm to table restaurant in Strasburg is the result of the mother-daughter team, Sherry and Tara Schie and their combined passion for creating inspired dishes which they feature in an ever-changing menu.  The dishes are determined by what fresh ingredients can be purchased locally or grown on-site in the restaurant’s garden.
Chef Tara also adds an Italian flair to her creations, based on what she learned during her culinary training in Italy, adding an artistic touch to each and every plate. The fabulous meals are presented with impeccable service in an intimate and elegant setting that is perfect for a romantic dinner.

2. The City Square Steakhouse

(Google Maps link) Located in Wooster, OH, this charming establishment is hailed as one of the Top 100 Steakhouses in America and has been serving and delighting guests for over ten years. Part of its charm comes from the fact that it is housed in the historic Germania Hall, built in 1878.

Now, owned by award-winning chef Mike Mariola, along with his wife, Emily, this sophisticated restaurant offers the ideal setting for a special Valentine’s Day meal, offering mouth-watering steaks as well as fresh seafood, vegetarian options, craft beers, and cocktails.

3. Raven’s Glenn Winery and Restaurant

(Google Maps link) Known as “Ohio’s Crown Jewel of Wineries,” this family-owned winery and restaurant in West Lafayette, OH, is the perfect place for a complete, romantic adventure. Start your evening trying several of the high-quality, award-winning wines at the tasting bar, led by a knowledgeable wine tender who can answer any questions that you may have, then sit and sip on your favorites as you enjoy stunning river views. Then make your way to an elegant table for two in the Tuscan-styled restaurant which pays homage to the owner’s Italian roots, where you can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine and excellent service. You may never want to leave!

4. Rebecca’s Bistro

(Google Maps link) Although the thought of a Valentine’s Day meal may most often stir up images of candles aglow in dimly lit, charming restaurants, that’s not the only place to find romance and a good meal. Another popular trend is sharing a wonderful brunch or lunch with your significant other, and Ohio’s Amish Country has just the place for it in Rebecca’s Bistro. Located in Walnut Creek, OH, this absolutely charming restaurant is housed in a log cabin that was built in the early to mid-1800s; how’s that for quaint? The owner, Rebecca, along with her husband Jim, pour their passion for food and people into everything they do, creating fresh dishes crafted from locally grown ingredients and treating guests to a quality dining experience that is sure to make your day extra special.

5. Berlin Farmstead

(Google Maps link) Located on the back streets in the village of Berlin, the Berlin Farmstead has a variety of fresh, homemade, regionally inspired dishes that are sure to please locals and visitors alike.  The buffet is made up of carefully curated homestyle meats, dressings, noodles, and more, with a salad bar for those who’d rather have a lighter fare and a great selection of house made pies for those who wouldn’t.

These five fantastic places offer a variety of different atmospheres to help you craft the perfect date.

Want to make Valentine’s Day extra memorable? Stop into Coblentz Chocolate Company (Google Maps link) for an extra touch of romance and fun and get some sweets for your sweetie. This local shop features one-of-a-kind gifts, artisanal chocolates, and several unique Valentine-themed treats.

After satisfying your sweet tooth and enjoying an amazing meal, make your visit to Ohio Amish Country even more unforgettable with a romantic stay in one of our cozy cottages. Hillside Hideaways (Google Maps link) has everything you need to create the perfect atmosphere for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day.

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