Tommy’s is Romantic!

Apparently we don’t just have the best milkshakes on Earth, but we are one of the top 14 most romantic restaurants in Cleveland!

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Romance is in the eye, and the heart, of the beholder – just as with beauty.

And the perfect place you choose to woo that special someone, or remind him or her just how much you care, is every bit a personal call. One lover’s magical hideaway could be another’s… “Seriously?”

So as I set about conjuring a list of 14 romantic places to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I tried on as many “hats” as possible. Namely, I aimed for settings that I’d have liked to take a date (and these days, my wife) at different ages and styles. Stages of finance, too.

(PS: I started by considering places where I’ve enjoyed good food, too.)

Whether bargain basement or luxe, the underlying factor in including these spots on my list is whether any given setting has its own sort of beauty (or coolness) to it. I tried to come up with places that afford a special kind of mood, one that contributes to conversation and intimacy.

Though it probably goes without saying, if you’re set on celebrating your love on Valentine’s Day and haven’t already booked a table, you’d better start making calls. (Plenty of places offer holiday specials on Friday and even on Sunday, if you’re willing to bend the rules…)

Anyway, here are my 14. I’ll be curious to hear yours.

Tommy’s, 1824 Coventry Road (Coventry Village), Cleveland Heights; 216-321-7757 – Maybe it’s my old hippie roots calling, but a visit to Tommy’s – Earth-friendly, health-friendly, veggie-friendly, mostly-just-friendly – tickles my twenty-something soul. It may not be moody and romantic, but it’s a perfect “different strokes for different folks” kind of place.