Dinner for Two: Romantic Dining Near The Strand

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After a long day of soaking up some sun, catching some waves or adventuring around the Grand Strand, a romantic dinner is just what you and your significant other need! Lucky for you, The Strand resort in Myrtle Beach is centrally located near several private dining options perfect for a delicious feast and some alone time.

Just a short walk from the boutique resort, the Sea Captain’s House is located right on the beach, and the restaurant offers exquisite views and wonderful entrees. This Myrtle Beach tradition is sure to give you an unforgettable dining experience. Every month, the kitchen revamps its menus, offering a wide variety of specials to keep your taste buds wanting more. Some of the special offerings include shrimp salad on a croissant, grilled Jamaican jerk-seasoned Australian Barramundi, and grilled Atlantic salmon. While these delicious meals taste great on their own, they taste even better when paired with a refreshing drink, such as the cool cucumber mojito! While enjoying a romantic dinner with your loved one, you may even catch one of the restaurant’s live bands.

Another nearby option is Soho, where the food is great and the lounge not only offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, but it is located just two blocks from the ocean! Soho has a stylish, modern interior perfect for a date night, but it also offers a rooftop bar perfect for going out after hours. The menu at Soho is filled with universal cuisine including sushi, steak, pasta and a range of seafood combinations. Among Soho’s most popular items are the Japanese Stone Grill (featuring thinly sliced filet mignon), New Zealand Mussels, 4 oz. Filet & Jumbo Shrimp, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, and the award-winning full sushi bar. While enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and upscale dining, be sure not to miss the live music, further adding to the posh appeal.

After a long day on the shore, delicious food is just steps away, ready to satisfy your appetite. The Pier House Restaurant located at the Second Avenue Pier offers a variety of fresh salads, savory sandwiches, fulfilling seafood platters and delicious steaks. The best part about this restaurant is the views. With large windows lining the walls of the dining area, the views over the Atlantic are breathtaking, creating the perfect ambience for a date night. Additionally, if you are looking for million-dollar views but do not want to be inside, check out the unique Pier View Open Air Bar. While you enjoy the relaxing ocean breezes, sip on one of their fantastic margaritas or grab a seat and enjoy a round of appetizers and beers.

Also within walking distance of The Strand, located only a few blocks from the oceanfront, is New York Prime Steakhouse. You definitely do not want to miss out on the mouthwatering entrees this steakhouse has to offer, so be sure to make a reservation for you and your significant other! Some of the decadent meals that New York Prime has to offer include oysters Rockefeller, center cut filet, porterhouse for two, sea bass and live lobster. They also offer various salads, sides and appetizers. If the delicious dinner wasn’t enough for you, order a slice of the cinnamon walnut apple pie or a piece of the cheesecake shipped direct from the famed Carnegie Deli.

If you’re really looking to satisfy your taste buds while staying in the heart of Myrtle Beach, check out Aspen Grille, which offers fresh Carolina cuisine. Aspen Grille boasts a relaxing dining room with warm wood finishes and original artwork, making it the perfect atmosphere for a casual, private dinner for two. Filled with exceptional meals, the menu changes seasonally, offering simple yet flavorful dishes with ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers. Some of the featured chef selections include bone-in Duroc pork chop, Cedar Springs domestic lamb rack, pan-seared mahi-mahi & shrimp, and pan-roasted duck breast. To really add to the fine-dining experience, be sure to pair any of the fresh dishes with a wine from the hand-selected list. Aspen Grille also features Wine Down Wednesday, offering live music and half-price wine by the glass, as well as Jazz Thursdays, a great way to enjoy happy hour and listen to the best jazz on the beach.

With so many nearby options for you to escape to, The Strand really does have everything you need for a romantic Myrtle Beach weekend made for two.

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