Valentine’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the South Shore’s many restaurants. If you’ll be in town searching for homes or apartments in Hanover, you might like to dine at one of the following nearby restaurants. Each one features a tempting menu and an intimate atmosphere.
Where: 75 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359
Named after northern Italy’s beautiful hidden gem Lake Orta, this Italian restaurant provides a cozy environment for you and your significant other to savor a Valentine’s meal. Orta is located just 5 minutes east of Hanover in Pembroke. The dinner menu includes authentic northern Italian cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients, but the dessert menu is what makes this restaurant a great choice for the holiday. Indulging in delicious sweets is a common Valentine’s Day tradition. At Orta, you and your date can share toasted almond tiramisu, pumpkin cheesecake, apple crostata or chocolate torte.
Where: 707 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061
For a warm, inviting dining establishment that also offers live entertainment, Tinker’s Son is the place to go. This family-owned, award-winning restaurant is about 10 to 15 minutes northeast of Hanover in Norwell. Tinker’s Son features home-cooked menu items, including Irish dishes and comfort foods, as well as a full wine menu. You and your date can enjoy the warmth of the restaurant’s fireplace while listening to live musical performances during your Valentine’s Day meal.
Where: 414 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Located in a quaint granite building in Hingham, which is about 15 minutes northwest of Hanover, The Quarry offers a combination of rustic charm and a more refined setting. When you want a Valentine’s Day dining experience that features the South Shore’s renowned seafood, rest assured The Quarry is the ideal destination. You and your significant other can choose from a wide range of expertly prepared dishes made from locally caught fish, lobster and other seafood. For dessert, share a cider doughnut sundae or Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée while having a cup of coffee or glass of Graham’s Tawny Port.
The Sun Tavern
Where: 500 Congress Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
If you and your date seek an upscale Valentine’s meal in historical surroundings, you might think the Sun Tavern is the perfect place to dine. Located about 15 minutes southeast of Hanover in Duxbury, the Sun Tavern serves American cuisine in a farmhouse that dates back to colonial days. You and your significant other can warm up in the restaurant’s fireplace sitting area before heading to an intimate dining area to enjoy your meal. You’ll find roasted duck, braised lamb, oven-roasted salmon and other delicious items on the menu, as well as a wine and spirits list.
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