WEST ESSEX, NJ - Valentine’s Day is only a week away. In addition to sorting through the very best chocolates, flowers and romantic gifts, finding the best place to take your date can be equally overwhelming.

Here are six local eateries offering a romantic atmosphere and delicious eats for Valentine’s Day:

Marble & Moxie - Livingston NEW!  This Valentine’s Day, say it with Dinner and a Room. Marble & Moxie, the Westminster hotel’s new premier strip house is offering a sexy four-course meal for two from Feb. 9 to Feb. 17 at $180 per couple. Reserve a table at (973) 548-0050. For Marble & Moxie's special Romance Packages with dining included, contact the hotel desk at (973) 533-0600. Don’t miss the opportunity to dine at Marble & Moxie pre-grand opening.

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Par 440 ~ Short Hills NEW!  Brand new to the community, Par 440 is offering a V-day celebration experience with a special a la carte menu, romantic blockbusters on the flat screens and a DJ kicking it old school with 70-90’s dance hits. Par 440 offers a casual atmosphere with a menu featuring Contemporary American cuisine with an international flare. Order anything from sushi to old world Italian, Spanish and more. Call (973) 467-8882

Lithos Estiatorio ~ Livingston.  Featuring vibrant colors and flavors from the Mediterranean, this elegant Greek restaurant has put together a special four-course prix fixed menu, featuring unique dishes and ethnic favorites. 

"Come dine with us on this romantic evening. Our guests will receive a box of complimentary chocolate truffles and a glass of bubbles. In addition, our chef will surprise you and your date with an amuse Bouche in the beginning of the meal."

Call (973) 758-1111 or Reserve HERE.

Angeloni’s Restaurant ~ Caldwell.  A staple of Caldwell and well-known for its crispy and delicious “thinny thin” pizza, Angeloni’s is the perfect spot for Italian soul food and romantic old-world atmosphere. Stretch’s in Livingston may not be an option anymore, but the famous Chicken Savoy can be ordered here. Dine in or take out. Call (973) 226-1234.

Libretti’s Restaurant ~ Orange.  One of Essex County’s best kept secrets, Libretti’s Restaurant has been nestled in the back of the West Orange Valley since the 1950's. Libretti’s large Italian menu has something for everyone’s palate, including old-world favorites and unique house creations. Have a toast to your love with a complimentary glass of Champaign. Furnished with a full-service bar, this place is a treat for you and your honey. Call (973) 673-5155.

Assado Portuguese Steakhouse ~ Livingston NEW!  Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to try Livingston resident Wilson DeSousa’s new Assado Portuguese Steakhouse. This brand new and beautifully designed BYOB is offering a special Valentine's day menu, featuring authentic Portuguese favorites along with the regular dinner menu. Call (973) 422-0501.