Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re celebrating with a new flame, a longtime partner, or even just a friend, we’ve put together some downtown Halifax date ideas for a great night out with that special someone.
Traditional Dinner & Drinks
There’s a reason why dinner is one of the most popular date night activities! You can enjoy an incredible meal with perfect pairings, and no one has to clean up the dishes—leaving you more time to enjoy each other’s company.
At The Bicycle Thief, enjoy a Salumi board for two featuring hand cut meats and indulgent cheeses. Follow up with an incredible entree from their dinner menu, such as handmade pasta or a succulent rack of lamb. Their desserts are so delicious, you’ll want to kiss the chef! Plus, they’ll be featuring food and cocktail specials all Valentine’s weekend long. Make reservations now »
Across the courtyard at Bishop’s Landing, Ristorante a Mano will be serving up traditional Italian with love. Indulge in handmade ravioli stuffed with Italian sausage, ricotta, and fresh herbs, or save room for later with an artisanal salad from their innovative insalata selection. Make reservations now »
Just a few doors down, Hamachi Steakhouse can provide entertainment along with your dinner if you book traditional teppanyaki tableside dining. Or, enjoy a more intimate table for two and enjoy delicious Asian fusion cuisine along with an extensive list of cocktails and spirits. Make reservations now »
If dinner isn’t your final destination, bring a bottle of wine home with you to extend the romance later into the evening! Bishop’s Cellar will be open until 8pm on Valentine’s Day, and is conveniently located within a few steps of our restaurants.
At-Home Picnic For Two
For a truly intimate evening, plan an at-home picnic for two. With a little prep work, you can transform your home into a romantic oasis, and rack up serious brownie points in the process!
Ordering pizza isn’t just for regular weekends. Kick it up a notch with one of Ristorante a Mano’s authentic Italian pizzas, available for takeout. With choices like Quattro Carni, Pollo, and Pancetta Polpette e Funghi, this won’t be your typical pepperoni & cheese—although if that’s what your heart desires, they’ll be happy to oblige with San Marzano tomato sauce, Italian pepperoni, sweet peppers, caramelized onions, and real mozzarella.
Feel like cooking at home? Find the perfect wine pairing for your gourmet recipe at Bishop’s Cellar, and stock your wine rack ahead of time (they’re open until midnight on Saturday, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare!). Then, follow up dinner with delectable handmade chocolates from Sugah!. Locally harvested sea salt and artisanal ingredients will blow your average supermarket box of chocolates out of the water.
If you really want to plan ahead—you could make your prep work extra easy next year by living mere moments from all of the shops and services at Bishop’s Landing! Click here to check out current condo vacancies.
Pampering For Her
If you’re getting ready for a night on the town, Bishop’s Landing has everything you need to make your date night in Halifax extra-special. Stop in to Hair Factory for a fresh new style, and pick out a stunning Valentine’s Day outfit at Alexa Pope (see new arrivals here).
Whether you’re buying a gift or treating yourself, both Frida Custom Fine Jewellery and Pearl City have a ton of unique jewellery options. White gold, silver, gems, and pearls—find the perfect piece for yourself or your Valentine at Bishop’s Landing.
Gifts For Him
If your favourite guy usually goes all-out for you on Valentine’s Day, make 2016 the year you treat him back!
If he enjoys the occasional cigar, visit Paul Stulac’s Smoke on the Water for a selection of classic and hand-wrapped fine cigars. Choose from individual cigars or gift selections in beautiful boxes.
Suggest Hamachi Steakhouse for fresh cut, well-aged AAA steaks made to order, as well as a selection of spirits and cocktails. Or, if pasta is his thing, visit Ristorante a Mano or The Bicycle Thief for handmade Italian and fusion creations!
Finally, pick him up his favourite craft beer (or premium Scotch) at Bishop’s Cellar—open until 8pm on Sunday, February 14th.
Wrap Up Everything You Need For Valentine’s Day At Bishop’s Landing
Our independent shops and services can get you looking your best, help you find the perfect gift, serve up an incredible meal, and extend your romantic evening with a fine bottle of wine.
For a full listing of restaurants and retailers to create your perfect date night in downtown Halifax, visit BishopsLanding.com!