Romantic dinners are a vibe. They carry intrigue and excitement. And when you’re dining with a special someone who arouses “butterflies” and uncontrollable giggles, they are oh-so-fun! Or, perhaps for you, planning a romantic dinner feels like tapping into a deep well of comfort, slowing down to be close to the one and only who “gets” your innermost self.

A romantic meal is about so much more than what’s on your plate. And a romantic Valentine’s dinner at home allows for setting the tone with special touches — favorite flowers, music, and wine — that reflect your partnership and your personality, a unique experience that dining out can’t perfectly capture.Whether the force of cupid’s arrow has recently struck you, you’re popping the question or (finally!) planning a cozy night off from the hustle of work and family, here are 8 romantic dinner ideas for a vibe that’s all about you and yours this Valentine’s Day.

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Theresa Gambacorta is a freelance food writer, a veteran of New York City restaurants, and cookbook co-author to chef Joey Campanaro's Big Love Cooking (Chronicle) and James Beard-nominated chef Nasim Alikhani's Sofreh: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine (Knopf). She is currently working on a forthcoming vegan cookbook to be published by Simon Element.

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