The Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in the Laurel Highlands Area

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. That means it’s time to plan your weekend getaway and dinner reservations. If you’re in the Laurel Highlands area or planning a trip there, this mountain retreat is one of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day. Snuggling up by the fire at your Laurel Highlands bed and breakfast, eating a meal at a cozy restaurant and skiing or snowshoeing are just some of the great things to do in the area. For your dinner plans, check out our recommendations for area restaurants.


Located in the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Lautrec has won several awards for its service, wine list, and delicious cuisine. Lautrec’s ever-changing¬†menu features seasonal food from the resort’s own gardens and local growers. With an over 1,200 bottle wine list, you’re sure to find the perfect pair for your romantic meal. The restaurant is hosting a¬†champagne dinner this Valentine’s Day featuring four courses all served with champagnes that complement each flavor.

Main Street Wine Bar

The Main Street Wine Bar is a hidden dining gem in the small town of Stahlstown. They have an outstanding selection of both red and white wines from all over the world and handcrafted cocktails. Some of the Wine Bar’s best dishes include grilled filet mignon and hand tossed pizzas. The Main Street Wine Bar hosts Valentine’s Day dinner each year with more details to come for this year’s event.

River’s Edge Cafe

Located on the beautiful banks of the Youghiogheny River, this cafe is set in an old 1890s farmhouse. While the tagline “cafe” might make you think the restaurant isn’t ideal for Valentine’s Day, the food is gourmet and the setting is perfect for a quiet night out. If you love seafood and pasta, you’re in for a treat. The chef’s special crab cakes are a guest favorite along with the prosciutto tortelloni. Be sure to stop by again in the spring or summer to dine on the wrap around porch.

Nino’s Restaurant

This renovated farmhouse and former speakeasy will take you back in time. Not only is the atmosphere warm and inviting, the restaurant is tucked back in the scenic forests of Mount Pleasant. The restaurant serves seasonal Italian dishes based on the area’s seasonal foods from their Laurel Garden. You’ll find scrumptious appetizers like fresh oysters and an array of pasta and pizza. If you’re looking for a cozy dinner, Nino’s is the place.

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