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Indy's Top Romantic Restaurants

Where to take your sweetie for special occassions!


It happens to us all sometimes. Valentine's is just around the corner and you haven't made plans. Or maybe your anniversary is this weekend and well, no reservations have been made. Have no fear, there's still time to turn that special event into a nice, romantic evening. This list will help you narrow down your search for the perfect romantic restaurant in Indy. Keep in mind that many restaurants require reservations for Valentine's Day and they fill up quickly. So, stop delaying and make your plans now!

The Melting Pot

This romantic, fondue restaurant is great for nice, leisurely meals. Enjoy a nice glass of can wine and long conversations as you prepare your own meal at your table. This slow-paced dining experience can take anywhere from an hour to two. The atmosphere is subdued and dimly-lit for a romantic evening. The Melting Pot often has special menus for Valentine's Day. To get the full fondue experience, enjoy a cheese fondue appetizer, a main course cooked on the fondue fire and finally, that decadent chocolate fondue that is to die-for. The Melting Pot has two locations in the Indianapolis area:

The Melting Pot - Castleton
5650 East 86th Street Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317-841-3601

The Melting Pot - Greenwood
1259 N. State Road 135
Greenwood, IN 46142
Phone: 317-889-0777

Rick's Cafe Boatyard

Located on Eagle Creek Reservoir, Rick's Cafe Boatyard has over 100 boat slips, allowing guests to actually dock right up to the restaurant. Featuring live seafood and jazz music, this restaurant provides beautiful scenery and great atmosphere. Even if you aren't into seafood, Rick's menu boasts everything from wood oven pizzas, to pastas, to steak.

Rick's Cafe Boatyard
4050 Dandy Trail
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Phone: 317-290-9300

Eagle's Nest, Hyatt Regency

Noted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the country, the Eagle's Nests is located on the 22nd floor of the Hyatt Regency downtown. What makes this restaurant so romantic? Not only does it have a beautiful view of downtown Indianapolis, but it also rotates. The entire restaurant rotates 360 degrees every 45 minutes. Entrees average about $28.

The Eagle's Nest
1 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-632-1234

Lorenzo's Ristorante

Lorenzo's brings the taste of Tuscany to Indianapolis. Their menu features great Italian food combinations. Average entree is about $21.

15 East Maryland St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-635-3096


For a romantic fine-dining experience, try Peterson's. Peterson's is a beautiful restaurant and features high-quality food from seafood flown in fresh daily to prime USDA beef. The service there is impeccable. They offer an extensive wine selection for wine enthusiasts.


7690 East 96th Street
Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: 317-598-8863

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