Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Need some ideas for a great restaurant in Northwest Indiana for a romantic dinner with your sweetie? Check out these terrific options, pick your favorite, make your reservation and get ready to impress your special someone with delicious cuisine and wonderful ambiance!


Asparagus Avocado Crispy Rolls


Experience fine dining at Merrillville's Asparagus in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas, all infused with classic French culinary artistry. 

Old Colonial Inn

Located in a building formerly known as the Hotel Kentland, Old Colonial Inn serves their dinner selections with an attentive staff. Their menu includes steak, chicken and seafood along with spirits, wine and beer.

Radius Valparaiso dinner


Located in Valparaiso, Radius is an upscale gourmet restaurant. They specialize in gourmet and fresh prime burgers, but they also have dinner specialties such as their in-house fettuccine Alfredo and famous tender baby back ribs.

Barletts Fish Camp Linguine Clams

Bartlett's Fish Camp

Head to Bartlett's Fish Camp, located in the historic Michigan City Yacht Club. It offers the region's largest and freshest selection of seafood - including a raw bar. While seafood is a focus, there is something on the menu for everyone.

Gamba Ristorante

Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in the region, Merrillville's Gamba Ristorante is housed in an architectural masterpiece and features classic Italian cuisine, as well as a huge wine room.

Farmhouse Restaurant cake

Farmhouse Restaurant

With its many seating options and beautiful fireplace, Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms is a wonderful place for a scrumptious meal, cocktails and a variety of wines.

The Bait Shop

Enjoy an ever-changing menu created from fresh, local ingredients at The Bait Shop in Valparaiso. Dishes range from filet mignon and a cheeseboard to miso short rib chilaquiles and pork tonkotsu ramen. Only for those 21 and older, this restaurants is perfect for a night away from the kids.

Patrick's Grille Whitefish

Patrick's Grille

Patrick's, a fine dining restaurant in Michigan City, has a cosmopolitan, yet comfortable ambiance serving delicious steak, seafood, pasta and more.

Freddy's Steak House ribs

Freddy's Steak House

Located in Hammond, Freddy's classic steak house serves up quality steaks, amazing seafood, and great service. You will not be disappointed with this hearty meal and warm atmosphere. 

Byway Brewing Hammond

Byway Brewing

Byway Brewing in Hammond is hosting a special dinner on Valentine's Day, presented by Byway's executive chef and his team. Each course is perfectly paired with beer or wine.

Lighthouse Restaurant Cedar Lake

Lighthouse Restaurant

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Cedar Lake, Lighthouse Restaurant features a large menu with delectable offerings. Surrounded by windows, you can enjoy the scenery of the woods and the water while savoring cuisine that is found nowhere else in the region.

Café Borgia

Munster is the home of this fine dining restaurant that features innovative chef's specials, as well as a delectable menu whose key is fresh ingredients. Make sure to save room for Café Borgia's delicious Italian desserts!


Pikk's Tavern

Located in downtown Valparaiso, Pikk's Tavern resembles a 1940s Chicago steakhouse with its warm and inviting ambiance. Diners can
enjoy a delicious Valentine's Day dinner, topping it off with an amazing chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.

Bugatti's dinner

Bugatti's Steak and Pasta

Bugatti’s at Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago specializes in serving choice cut steaks along with your favorite seafood dishes. Complete your date by spending some time in the casino then spend the night at the hotel.

No matter where you live along the South Shore, you're sure to find that perfect restaurant to make this Valentine's Day one you'll remember for a long time. Now that you've picked out where you're having dinner (did you make your reservation yet?), plan the rest of the big day with the perfect gift and a fun activity.