Alright friends, time to step your Valentine's Day game up. Making a homemade card won't cut it this year. Your significant other deserves a good date night, and we're here to help you out.

We've created a list of local restaurants with the perfect romantic atmosphere, great customer service and amazing food. So book your reservations for February 14th now before it's too late!

1. Chives Canadian Bistro

This intimate dining experience will excite your taste buds and your date. Chives serves local and seasonally sourced dishes, and they're also known for their amazing pastries.

2. Bistro by Liz

Incredibly romantic, this French-inspired restaurant makes you almost feel as if you’re in the city of love itself.

3. 2 Doors Down

Inspired by its sister-restaurant Chives, 2 Doors Down also features local and seasonally sourced food and will be the perfect atmosphere for your Valentine’s Day date.

4. La Frasca

Serving Italian Cuisine, including pasta dishes that are to die for, La Frasca is a great place for a special meal or a casual drink.

5. Stubborn Goat

Local drinks and dishes, friendly staff and a great menu that is designed to be shared - what more could you ask for!

6. The Wooden Monkey

If you’re looking for a healthy date night the Wooden Monkey is the spot for you. Their menu focuses on locally and ethically sourced food - this is also a great spot to check out if your date is a vegetarian.

7. The Press Gang

A beautiful restaurant with it's own special flare, the Press Gang is also known for their delicious oysters and live music.

8. The Cut Steakhouse

If you like steak, make a reservation at The Cut right now. Located across from the Alexander Keith's Brewery this restaurant has the perfect Valentine's Day vibes.

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9. The Bicycle Thief

For an all around romantic experience on Valentine’s Day, the Bicycle Thief is one of the best restaurants in Halifax and even has an ice bar to enjoy during the winter.

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10. The Five Fisherman

Located downtown in one of the famous Halifax historical buildings the Five Fisherman has some amazing seafood dishes for you and your significant other to enjoy.

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11. Lot Six 

Sit down in the amazing atrium where you can gaze at the stars while enjoying shareable dishes and a full menu of speciality drinks.

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12. Barrington Steakhouse and Oyster Bar

Specialising in steak and well of course...oysters, The Barrington brings seafood in from different parts of the province to have an array of flavours, perfect for a Valentine’s Day meal.

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13. Salty’s

Don’t be salty that your ex never took you out on nice dates, get your new Bae to bring you here! Great seafood and an amazing view of the Harbour, Salty's has ambience and flavour that can't be missed.

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14. Gahan House 

Right on the Halifax Harbour, Gahan House is a great spot for getting local brews and has the classic Irish atmosphere all Haligonians love.