Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Howard County

Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite romantic restaurants near our new homes in Howard County.

Don’t want to wait until Valentine’s Day to enjoy all that these restaurants have to offer? Lucky for you, Howard County Restaurant Week is January 22nd – February 5th and some of the below are participating.

Pure Wine Cafe

8210 Main St. Ellicott City. MD 21043

Pure Wine Cafe offers small plates of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with a wine list that represents a wide variety of tastes and styles with a focus on small production gems from unlikely places.


11099 Resort Road | Ellicott City, MD 21042

Grille620 offers a seasonally inspired menu focused on seafood and steaks, served in an inviting atmosphere that’s the perfect combination of rustic and high-style.

Stella Note

8809 Baltimore National Pike | Ellicott City, MD 21043

Stella Notte brings you a taste of Italy, with not only with our food, but with the ambience of an old Italian villa. There are several areas of the ristorante, each with its own character.

Stanford Grill

8900 Stanford Boulevard | Columbia, MD

The perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening, Stanford Grill offers cozy, large booths and several fireplaces, as well as a live jazz trio nightly in the dining room.

Iron Bridge Wine Company

10435 State Route 108, | Columbia, MD 21044

Opened in 2003, Iron Bridge Wine Company holds true to its goal of creating a place where you could come and enjoy great wines, wonderful food, and lively conversation in a friendly, cozy atmosphere. Enjoy this special menu on Valentine’s Day.