WHEN IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE SOMETHING special — an engagement, anniversary, or just the love you share — with your favorite someone, it’s time to go to LivCo. The Genesee River Valley offers a romantic retreat for every couple, no matter how you and your sweetheart like to play.

Are you a couple of adventurers? We have outdoor adventure aplenty. Do you prefer to spend your weekends antiquing your way through a new city? You’ll find plenty of vintage, thrift and antique shops here. Want to hop your way between breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries? Couples will find a celebratory drink around every corner in LivCo.

However you and your other half like to enjoy one another’s company, though, eventually, you’ll need to eat — and LivCo boasts plenty of romantic dining spots, too. The dim light of a candle, a bottle of wine for two, and the rest of the night to enjoy it. Check out these date night-worthy restaurants for you and your significant other on your anniversary, honeymoon, or just because.


From the casual, cute, and quaint to the luxurious and candlelit, here’s where to share a romantic meal in LivCo.

Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant

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Where: Avon, New York

Pasta will always be a top date-night choice and, at Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant, you can find some of the best in LivCo. The long-standing, family-founded restaurant offers all your favorite Italian classics, plus a range of seafood options and a martini list in addition to the wine list. Plan your date night for a Friday evening so you can catch the restaurant’s live jazz performances from 6pm to 8pm weekly.

Caledonia Village Inn

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Where: Caledonia, New York

If you and your special someone are craving French cuisine, there’s no need for a stuffy dining experience or brushing up on your French just so you can read the menu. The Caledonia Village Inn offers French-American cuisine in a casual and cozy atmosphere that will have you both feeling right at home. Be sure to save room for dessert. Whether you order dessert to share or multiples because you just can’t pick one thing off the tempting dessert list, you’re sure to savor every bite.

Ember Woodfire Grill

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Where: Livonia, New York

This unique restaurant sits within a historic train depot, serving up a range of from-scratch menu items made from farm-fresh, sustainable ingredients. Dining at Ember Woodfire Grill is an experience, so plan for a leisurely, enjoyable date night. The entire menu is made to share, so don’t be afraid to order a range of tasty items and then swap bites with your sweetie. You can expect your food to come out right as it’s piping hot and ready, for a rotating display of dishes all evening long.


Ember Woodfire Food

Yard of Ale

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Where: Piffard, New York

Date night is often the time to splurge a little bit on dinner, which, for some couples, means date night just isn’t quite date night without a steak. That’s where Yard of Ale comes in. This semi-casual and historic restaurant is renowned for slow-roasted, Angus beef prime rib. You’ll find many other delectable options on the menu as well, such as Australian lobster tail, filet mignon, and maple Dijon salmon served with roasted apples.


Dish at Yard of Ale

Caffe Tazza

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Where: Dansville, New York

Grab your sweater and cozy up on this outdoor back patio, lit by twinkling hanging lights, as you share a selection of tapas. Caffé Tazza sits conveniently in downtown Dansville and offers not only tapas but wood-fired pizzas as well. Wine is, of course, a must.

The Bronze

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Where: Geneseo, New York

This new but already beloved LivCo restaurant offers modern cuisine that highlights farm-to-table fare that’s seriously fresh. The vegetables on your plate? They very well could have been picked mere hours ago. The Bronze is a great date-night pick for couples who not only crave modern, field-to-fork food, but also those couples who prefer their whiskey to wine; the restaurant boasts a nice selection of specialty bourbons and whiskeys.

Whistling Farmer Pub

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Where: Nunda, New York

Minutes from Letchworth State Park, Whistling Farmer Pub serves up classic American favorites with one-of-a-kind twists in true gastropub fashion. Indulge in dishes made with local produce, with options for vegans and vegetarians.


Couple Dining at Whistling Farmer

Where: Geneseo, New York

Experience authentic Eastern European eats in LivCo when you and your date make tracks for Euro Café. Comfort food is on the menu, just the thing for fall. If you and your partner aren’t familiar with Eastern European cuisine, you’ll find your date night here becomes so much more than just dinner — it’s a new experience to bond over.