The Top Romantic Restaurants in Indianapolis

It happens to the best of us. Valentine's is just around the corner and you haven't made plans. Or maybe your anniversary is this weekend and, well, no reservations have been made. Have no fear, there's still time to turn that special event into a nice, romantic evening.

This list will help you narrow down your search for the perfect romantic restaurant in Indy. Keep in mind that many restaurants require reservations for Valentine's Day, and they fill up quickly. Don't delay. Make your plans now!

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    Eagles Nest
    ••• Photo courtesty of The Eagles Nest

    Noted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the country, the Eagle's Nests is located on the 22nd floor of the Hyatt Regency downtown.

    What makes this restaurant so romantic? Not only does it have a beautiful view of downtown Indianapolis, but it also rotates. The entire restaurant rotates 360 degrees every 45 minutes. Entrees average about $28.

    The Eagle's Nest
    1 South Capitol Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 317-632-1234

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    The Melting Pot

    This romantic, fondue restaurant is great for nice, leisurely meals. Enjoy a nice glass of can wine and long conversations as you prepare your own meal at your table. This slow-paced dining experience can take anywhere from an hour to two. The atmosphere is subdued and dimly-lit for a romantic evening. The Melting Pot often has special menus for Valentine's Day.

    To get the full fondue experience, enjoy a cheese fondue appetizer, ​the main course cooked on the fondue fire and finally, that decadent chocolate fondue that is to-die-for. The Melting Pot has two locations in the Indianapolis area.

    The Melting Pot - Castleton
    5650 East 86th Street Suite A
    Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Phone: 317-841-3601

    The Melting Pot - Greenwood
    1259 N. State Road 135
    Greenwood, IN 46142
    Phone: 317-889-0777

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    Peterson's
    ••• Photo Courtesty of Peterson's.

    For a romantic fine-dining experience, try Peterson's. Peterson's is a beautiful restaurant and features high-quality food from seafood flown in fresh daily to prime USDA beef. The service there is impeccable. They offer an extensive wine selection for wine enthusiasts.

    Peterson's
    7690 East 96th Street
    Fishers, IN 46038
    Phone: 317-598-8863

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    Rick's Cafe Boatyard

    Rick's Boatyard Cafe

    Located on Eagle Creek Reservoir, Rick's Cafe Boatyard has over 100 boat slips, allowing guests to actually dock right up to the restaurant. Featuring live seafood and jazz music, this restaurant provides beautiful scenery and great atmosphere. Even if you aren't into seafood, Rick's menu boasts everything from wood oven pizzas, to pasta, to steak.

    Rick's Cafe Boatyard
    4050 Dandy Trail
    Indianapolis, IN 46254
    Phone: 317-290-9300

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    Sangiovese Restaurant

    Italian food has always been considered romantic and Sangiovese specializes in fine, authentic Italian food. Enjoy fine wines, tantalizing entrees, and yummy desserts.

    Sangiovese Ristorante
    2727 East 86th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46240
    317- 757-5913