Dine Local in Manayunk for Valentine’s Day

         The bustling eateries of Center City may beckon as you make your Valentine’s Day plans — but why make the trip to sit elbow to elbow with your dining neighbors when there are plenty of laidback, local date night options right here in Manayunk?

If you’re planning to both wine and dine your sweetheart, there are a number of spots within walking distance of The Isle that will do the trick.

Bourbon Blue offers an eclectic New American menu with a Cajun flare. Dishes give a New Orleans-style twist to staples like soups, salads and seafood dishes. Grab a drink at the expansive bar after your meal to top off the date. Known for its extensive craft beer menu, Manayunk Brewing Company’s food selections are just as diverse, so you’ll be sure to find options that kick your date off on the right note.

If you’re looking for a more cozy experience, Il Tartufo is a BYOB (and cash only!) featuring homemade Tuscan dishes. If it’s quaint and quiet that you’re after, you’ll be set at Il Tartufo.

Couch Tomato Café is another low-key locale. With a focus on high-quality, fresh foods, this is the go-to if you want to impress your date with how with your knowledge of all things gluten-free and organic.

The Isle is surrounded by a sea of restaurants, bars and cafés, so this Valentine’s Day keep it local with a night out in Manayunk.