Romantic Restaurants in North Carolina

Cozy up to a fireplace at a romantic North Carolina restaurant.Cozy up to a fireplace at a romantic North Carolina restaurant.

From Charlotte to the Research Triangle to the state's mountains, North Carolina offers couples plenty of romantic restaurant choices. These restaurants offer an array of menu choices in romantic settings. Couples can enjoy an intimate dinner with scenic views and plenty of amenities at these restaurants.

McNinch House Restaurant

Charlotte's McNinch House Restaurant offers couples fine dining in a romantic setting. Sit at an intimate table for two next to one of the restaurant's ten fireplaces. Richly hued linens top the tables, and candlelight at each table sets the mood for romance. The McNinch House Restaurant offers a six-course meal that lasts for three hours, giving couples plenty of time for intimate conversation. The restaurant has a dress code and asks patrons to turn off their cell phones during dinner, making way for an elegant dinner for two without interruptions.

McNinch House Restaurant

511 N. Church St.

Charlotte, NC 28202


Mountain Magnolia Inn and Retreat

Located north of Asheville, the Mountain Magnolia Inn and Retreat offers romantic dining in a serene, natural setting. Couples can select an intimate table inside the restaurant's dining room beside a crackling fireplace or next to the window for mountain views. Or, they can choose to sit on the restaurant's terrace and overlook the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Patrons can turn their romantic dinner into a weekend of romance by staying at the inn and choosing the romance package, which includes champagne, a hot mineral soak and a gourmet country breakfast in addition to dinner.

Mountain Magnolia Inn and Retreat

P.O. Box 6

204 Lawson St.


The Fearrington House Restaurant

Located on the grounds of the Fearrington Village community outside Chapel Hill, which features residential homes as well as an inn for travelers built on a historic farm, The Fearrington House Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience. Couples can tour the gardens surrounding the restaurant before their meal to set the mood for a romantic experience at a table for two topped with white linens and fresh flowers. The restaurant overlooks the grounds of Fearrington Village, with views of natural farmland and gardens. For an added touch of romance, stay the night at the Fearrington Inn and enjoy the English country decor of the inn's guest rooms, take a sunset stroll on one of the grounds' nature trails or walk hand in hand through the Fearrington Village Center's shops.

The Fearrington House Restaurant

2000 Fearrington Village Center

Pittsboro, NC 27312


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About the Author

Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor in the defense industry for six years. She also served as a newspaper feature page editor and nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst Corp. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in professional writing from the University of Central Florida.

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