by Erik Hubbard

Looking for a way to treat that special someone to a Valentine’s night they’ll cherish forever?

Here is some great news, you won’t have to go very far to do so. These are the plethora of options you’ll have to keep your love local in Chestnut Hill.

Roller’s Restaurant at the Flying Fish
Valentine Special Upstairs
Saturday, February 12th
Fixed Price 3-Course Dinner
$55 per person…includes glass of champagne with dessert
Live entertainment with Jim Dragoni & Phyllis Chapell

Monday, February 14th
Fixed Price 3-Course Dinner
$55 per person…includes glass of champagne with dessert
Live entertainment with Jim Dragoni & Lady Dale McClenton
Regular menu with some swoon-inducing entrees will be served downstairs at the restaurant.
8142 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

Valentine’s Days at Tavern on the Hill
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 12th – 14th
Fabulous 4-Course Fireside Dinner Specials
$80 per couple with Champagne Toast
Live Lovely Music
8636 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118
Reservations:  215-298-3707

Valentine’s Date Night
The Little Treehouse Play Cafe
Friday, February 11th    6 to 9 pm
Hey parents…enjoy a night out and drop your children off for an evening of fun, games & stories while you dine out at a restaurant in Chestnut Hill.  Reservations required. Call for more info.
10-12 W. Gravers Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19118

More Ways to Keep Your Love Local…

Diamond Spa …offering 20% off Spa Service Gift Certificates for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Raffle at Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe…win dinner for 2 and one night at the Chestnut Hill Hotel.

It’s a Valentine’s Day Pet Party at The Bone Appetite…read more

Enjoy Valentine’s Weekend at Cafette…with special Valentine desserts by Ellen Grey.

Speaking of desserts…visit any of Chestnut Hill’s fabulous bakeries for a delicious & imaginative variety of Valentine treats!  Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Night Kitchen Bakery, Baker Street Bread, Cake, and Metropolitan Bakery.

Experience the Sweet Heart Package or the Couples Package at 3000BC Wellmed Spa.

Buy a Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarf at Quelque Chose and receive a free gift.

This year, give your Valentine something a little different…check out the prints at Philadelphia Print Shop.

And if you want to “say it with flowers,” check out the gorgeous roses at Robertson’s Flowers !   Also, open a free checking account at Valley Green Bank before February 14th and receive a dozen roses from Robertson’s for free.


With the weather unpredictable, and Valentine’s Day looming, the good news is that there’s some Valentine’s Day opportunities within a short walk or drive. Here’s some options:

For a romantic Valentine’s Day…
What better place for Valentine’s Day than Bacio which means kiss – especially a place as friendly and warm as this intimate Mt. Airy BYOB, with owners who know your name, and delicious Italian specialties and surprisingly reasonable prices (entrees under $20) and decadent desserts prepared on the premises. 311 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Mt, Airy (215) 248-2740.

For a Spicy Valentine’s Day…
Saffron in Ambler and its sister location in Bala Cynwyd is offering a special dinner for two for $50 which includes an assortment of four appetizers, followed by three entrees, rice pulao and naan bread, followed by carrot halwa (dessert) 60 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler 19002. (215) 540-0237.

For an Elegant Valentine’s Day…
Tavern on the Hill is offering a fabulous four-course dinner menu with complimentary champagne toast and live dinner music for $80 per couple.  The menu will also be offered Friday at $75 for participants in the Little Treehouse Play Café’s date night.

For a Kid-Friendly pre-Valentine’s Day…
For a kid-friendly Valentines Day you’ll need to hurry. The Little Treehouse Play Café is having an evening of drop-off activity for kids of making Valentines, playing games, snacks and fun from 6-9 p,m Friday February 11. For $25 for the 1st child and $12.50 for siblings. 10 W. Gravers Lane, Call 215 247-3637 for reservations.

For a Sweet Valentine’s Day…
For Valentines Day sweets, Metropolitan Bakery is having a variety of specialty baked goods along with a free hot chocolate with every purchase of $10 or more. 8607 Germantown Avenue, (215) 753-9001

This month, Baker Street Bread is featuring a chocolate cherry loaf along with cookies, croissants biscotti and other sweet treats.
8009 Germantown Avenue (215) 248-2500.