5 Great Restaurants for Date Night

Keeping the romance alive in a relationship isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

However, one of the best ways to keep your love glowing bright is by enjoying new experiences, including new foods, together.  We’ve chosen 5 Great restaurants in Western Mass, all of which could be perfect for your next date night out with that special someone.

1. Champney's Restaurant & Tavern -

You’ll automatically start feeling the love in Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern’s cozy and warm setting, perfect for an evening of getting acquainted or reacquainted with a special someone.

Their “inn-between” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. is perfect for meeting for a get-to-know-you drink and a plate of oak barrel olives. Meanwhile, their dinner menu allows you to splurge a little and enjoy some fine fare and good conversation.

Share small plates to give the evening an intimate start, move on to sumptuous mains (the short rib is a favorite) and sample the top-notch wine list. Old favorites like Indian pudding are always on order from the pastry chefs, along with a regularly rotating list of innovative dessert. And, you know you’ll have to give one a try – after all, sharing a dessert is a must on date night.

2. The Farm Table at Kringle Candle -

At The Farm Table at Kringle Candle, the menu is chock-full of locally sourced options. You can feel good about yourself for ordering from their organically based options, which could also make you feel a little more attractive both to yourself and to your dining partner.

Start your dinner together with a dish of creamy house-made ricotta and savory Brussel sprouts with truffle vinaigrette. And, if you’re interested in imbibing a unique and festive beverage, you’ve come to the right place. The Farm Table’s craft cocktail list includes fun seasonal purées, infusions and simple syrups handcrafted on the farm.

3. The Federal -

The Federal is like that trusty favorite LBD- perfect for date night because it can be dressed up or dressed down to fit the mood.

Order one of the pizzas for a casual date night (lobster and charred asparagus have our heart). If you’re celebrating a special occasion, go all out with the chef’s tasting menu option – a multi-course dinner extraordinaire that will give you extra time for conversation and extra-delicious flavors to savor.

4. The Mick –

Live music, great burgers and craft beer – need we say more? The Mick is your go-to spot for a fun and casual evening. It’s perfect for one of those early-in-the-relationship date nights where you don’t want to come off as trying too hard, and it’s equally awesome for those nights when you and your partner just want to get away from the kids and relax a bit.

A weekend prix fixe menu makes it easy to indulge a bit without overextending your date night budget (after all, getting a babysitter to cover the kids while you’re out can be expensive!).

5. Oliver Wight Tavern –

Looking to relive the early days of your relationship? We’ve got the perfect option – combine it with some history.

The Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village is a great spot for salads and hearty soups, as well as for some period fare. Menu favorites include the peppered roast beef and the cheese platter with village-made potted cheese and fig spread, both of which are adapted from 19th-century recipes.

There’s no time like the present to schedule your evening out, whether it’s with the love of your life, or with a new flame. Savor the time together!

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