The décor at this sexy spot is Versailles meets urban loft—crystal chandeliers and tufted dining chairs evoke stylish decadence while a sleek wall of windows peers over treetops. Feast on extravagant ingredients from duck to black truffles, paired with a selection of sophisticated cocktails and a terrific wine list. They even offer Veuve Cliquot by the glass, perfect for toasting romance.
41 Cross St., Peabody, 978-871-2942, altoforno.com
Elm Square Oyster Co.
Stop in for serious cocktails, a masterful selection of bourbon, and the delightful brasserie-style seating in warm weather. For a truly special evening, put yourself in the capable hands of executive chef Michael Sherman and try the five-course chef’s tasting menu.
2 Elm Square, Andover, 978-470-2228, elmsquareoysterco.com