Saginaw

Cozy up together inside Old Town Saginaw’s Artisan Urban Bistro, and prepare for an exquisite evening. With an open kitchen and artful decor, select from the seasonally changing menu, sip house wine (made on premise), and enjoy your intimate dining experience.

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Frankenmuth

The German word for "Cheers!", cuddle up indoors by candlelight or outdoors by the fire bar at Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie in Frankenmuth, a “gathering place built on the love of wine, an appreciation of culture and a passion to be inspired…” Here’s to tasting from each other’s tapas and sipping selections of wine on tap. Prost!

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Midland

Indulge in Italian cuisine and fine wines at Gratzi in Midland. With seating for more than 230 guests, including the Mezzanine balcony and specialty seating at the Captain’s Table, expect a dramatic, layered dining experience — all leading up to the decadent final course, dolce.

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Real Seafood Company
Revel in
Romantic Views

If authentic flavors, seasonal and local produce, and fresh-catch seafood all bring a sparkle to your eye, you’ll love Real Seafood Company in Bay City’s Uptown (where every seat in the house offers gorgeous, sparkling views overlooking the Saginaw River).

Midland

Slip into a corner booth at this mid-century-inspired American tavern inside the H Hotel and be surrounded by rich woodwork and thoughtful details throughout. Start the evening with shareables (Seafood Platter for two, please), work your way to the Chef's Catch or Surf & Turf, and finish with the Orange Chocolate Torte and a classic, handcrafted Old Fashioned.

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Bay City

Exposed brick walls and deep wooden floors. Candlelit tables in a casual-upscale bistro with divine steaks and more than 150 wine selections from around the globe. Need we say more? Enjoy every bit of Old City Hall in Downtown Bay City!

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Bay City

Order from the seasonally changing menu at this farm-to-table spot, and know you’ll be presented Michigan produce, fish, game, vegan and vegetarian options, and dishes deeply rooted in our state’s history. Want to share in a special toast, to new adventures and romantic evenings? MI Table serves Michigan wines, brews, and cocktails, too.

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Bay City

Experience a romantic evening inside The Public House in Bay City. Sample local provisions, and sip thoughtfully crafted artisan cocktails. Want a conversation starter to “break the ice”? Ask about The Public House’s extravagant attention to detail, right down to its proper, crystal-clear cocktail ice.

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Midland

Inside the H Hotel in Downtown Midland, fall head over heels for the intimate, 40-seat bistro, Café Zinc. Dine in sophisticated elegance near a roaring fire, and be sure to indulge in desserts of tartlets, tortes, and Napoleons — hand-prepared by a French-trained pastry chef.

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Midland

With a wine list from across the world, including regional selections by the bottle or glass, and inventive small plates prepared with seasonally inspired ingredients, find yourselves in Midland’s Whine. Will you cuddle together at the custom bar, crafted from old wine barrels, or in overstuffed leather chairs by a cozy fireplace?

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Maru Sushi & Grill

Explore Japanese cuisine at Maru Sushi & Grill in Midland and dishes that are “a harmonious reflection of honoring a traditional cuisine and rediscovering it through a modern lens”. Set your sights on each other while sharing unique sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri, or an omakase platter of the chef's personal selections.

The Station 100

Located in the former train station in Frankenmuth, enjoy casual fine dining with European influences at The Station 100. Dine on menu selections of Swiss, Austrian, Italian, French, and German food, and enjoy a location as unique as your love. An internationally certified sommelier will help pair your meal with the perfect wine!

Jake’s Old City Grill

Experience a casual-upscale chophouse with gracious service at Jake's Old City Grill in Saginaw. Select from Jake’s extensive martini and wine list, sample share plates or order from the steaks and chops menu, and return time and again for the warm ambiance and unforgettable flavors.

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Pasong's Cafe

With high ceilings, soft lighting, and local art lining the walls, this small-but-memorable gem specializes in authentic Asian (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Lao) dishes. Share a luscious bowl of Pho or some Laotian Eggs & Rice and absolutely split an order of the spring rolls Pasong's is known for.

Costela Brazilian Steak House

Love traveling together? Fulfill your wanderlust inside Costela Brazilian Steak House, an authentic churrascaria and gourmet market table in Uptown Bay City. Select from an array of premium meats, carved and served tableside, fine wines and a full bar — and feel like you’re far away together here.

Riverfront Grille & Lounge

Inside the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Bay City, enjoy full-service, casual fine dining at Riverfront Grille & Lounge. With the chance to savor Filet Mignon and sample from a robust wine list, you might find this place to be exactly what you’ve been looking for, lovebirds!

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