A knife and fork replace Cupid’s bow and arrow at romantic restaurants across York County. Flickering candlelight, an intimate ambiance, elegant entrées, and decadent desserts set the stage for a romantic evening. For first dates, anniversaries, proposals, and upcoming Valentine’s Day, here are some of the best restaurants in York, PA, to celebrate with your sweetheart:

Victor’s Italian Restaurant

A graphic including four meals from Victor's Italian Restaurant

Proposals and romantic nights out are common at Victor’s as well.

The Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in York is in a renovated 19th-century church with classic arched windows. It has a lively but dimmed, peaceful atmosphere, with soft jazz or Frank Sinatra music. On warmer nights, there’s a patio with light-strung trees.

Valentine’s features usually include a special martini and chocolate desserts. Entrées may be garnished with edible rose petals. That’s amore!

Wyndridge Farm

A couple enjoying a delicious meal in York, PA.

Wyndridge Farm is planning several events this year around Valentine's Day:

  • Cupid's Ball on February 10
  • "The Love Game Trivia" on February 14
  • Galentine's Day Brunch on February 18

For an amorous meal on a different schedule, the rustic dining room has low lighting and a crackling fireplace. In warmer seasons, sit outside for beautiful views of meadows, fruit and pine trees, and a hillside chapel where many have said “I do.” 

Revival Social Club

Revival Social Club Bruschetta

“Our love language is good food and trying new things,” said Jessica Ayala, who owns this York restaurant along with her chef husband, Robert.

That love language comes across in their menu, an exotic mix of global tastes in small, tapas-style plates and larger entrees to share, from deep-fried lobster “fingers” with Creole remoulade, to Korean chicken confit with five spice potatoes.

Cocktails and desserts are just as innovative, such as the spiced plum upside-down cake and an array of syrups that are anything but simple.

Cuddle with your loved one in the candlelit dining room or couples’ terrace, taste-testing each other’s dishes and drinks. 

John Wright Restaurant

John Wright 2022

John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville seamlessly blends romance with a casual charm, making it an exceptional choice for a relaxed yet intimate date night.

The laid-back atmosphere and cozy setting allow couples to enjoy each other's company in a comfortable environment, fostering a sense of ease and connection.

Despite its romantic allure, the restaurant's casual vibe creates a welcoming space for couples to unwind, savor delicious cuisine, and make lasting memories together.

South County Brewing Co.

happy couple dining at south county brewing

From the romance of the huge fireplace to the moody, dark wood features of South County Brewing Co., there is no shortage of potential for this restaurant to make for a memorable date.

Gaze into the brewery through large glass windows while enjoying perfectly crafted cocktails, house-made beer, and delicious food with your sweetheart. 

You'll definitely consider making this a regular supper spot by the time you're done. 

If All You Need is Love (and Wine)

People laughing at Balla Cloiche

Not “feeling” a formal dinner? Wineries in York, PA, can satisfy the desire to celebrate with that special someone. Toast to the two of you and nibble on light bites at Maple Lawn Winery and Balla Cloiche Vineyards, both in Stewartstown.