Selecting a spot to take the love of your life for Valentine’s dinner is extremely important, intensely personal, and nerve-racking. We get it! But we’re here to help you narrow down that all-important decision.

First, let’s narrow things down to the restaurants and eateries at Pepper Place: six excellent restaurants offering up a diverse array of dishes and drinks, award-winning chefs, along with atmospheres and experiences that run the gamut from casual to classy. The brief glimpses below will help you pinpoint exactly where you need to be when February 14th rolls around.


Back Forty Beer Company

Maybe you’ve been together for 50 years, or maybe it’s your second date. Whatever the case, Back Forty Beer Company delivers a laid-back vibe free of pomp and circumstance but packed with one-of-a-kind brews, fantastic fresh eats, and Birmingham’s biggest front porch.


The Lumbar

If your significant other’s idea of romance is a heated discussion about a controversial scientific white paper, the latest New York Times Bestseller list, or math, Birmingham’s brainiest bar and restaurant is the perfect place for you. There’s no better time, or place, to work on your chemistry.



For an evening that blends the casual appeal of a latin-themed dinner with upscale ingredients and lovely execution, Cantina is an excellent choice. Chef Jorge Castro consistently delivers a delicious meal and a good time.



Italy and romance are synonymous. For a classic Valentine’s Day evening with exquisite wine, delicate dishes, and a taste of Italy, look no further than Bettola.


Blueprint on 3rd

From the very beginning, Chef Dean Robb’s polished-casual American brasserie has worked to provide an upscale take on classic Southern cuisine. And, from the very beginning, people have been lining up to experience what B3 brings to the table. Make your reservations now!



Set in the magical garden of Charlie and Cindy Thigpen’s Garden Gallery, Chef Chris Hastings live fire approach to small plate dining is a recipe for romance. Celebrating the culinary traditions of Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina, and the American South, OvenBird offers food, wine, and an atmosphere you simply can’t find anywhere else. If you would like to make a reservation, please call (205) 957-6686.

And after you’ve had your fill of dinner, be sure to grab your tickets for Terrific New Theatre’s holdover performance of Fun Home!