Where to Get a Romantic Dinner Right Near Home

Like many holidays we’ve had over the past year, Valentine’s Day is going to look a little different this year. A fancy dinner out is usually most couples’ go-to idea for a romantic Valentine’s outing but, with capacity limits, temporary closures and more, an exciting dinner date may seem out of reach for 2021. However, there are many eateries right near your Royal Athena apartment that are offering their award-winning cuisine for takeout—from sushi to steak and everything in between, you can still recreate a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner right from the comfort of your own home.

One of the most romantic spots around is SOMO in nearby Manayunk. Located less than 10 minutes from your Royal Athena apartment, the cozy modern American eatery has limited indoor seating, as well as outdoor tables and a heated outdoor greenhouse (reservations for those tables are strongly recommended!). But if you’d rather stay home and bring the romance right into your own apartment, SOMO offers both takeout and delivery options.

The menu features something for everyone, along with a dash of sophistication fitting for a Valentine’s meal. Sandwiches aren’t run of the mill but rather include options like the green pea burger brimming with fresh veggies or the salmon BLT, covered in crispy bacon and avocado. On the entrée side, dive into dishes like lobster and shrimp mac and cheese, scampi or braised short ribs. No Valentine’s dinner is complete without a shared dessert (or one for each of you!), and SOMO has offerings like a warm chocolate tart and powdered beignets with berry compote.

Romance can seem hard to come by in a pandemic but, with the standout culinary options right near your Royal Athena apartment, you can still enjoy a sweet dinner with your special someone, all while resting assured you’re both staying safe.


4311 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127