The day of love is right around the corner. Valentine's Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, and if you haven't made reservations for you and bae yet, you might be S.O.L.

To be honest, I didn't book reservations on Valentine's Day, but instead on the following weekend at one of our favorite places in Eastern Iowa. But if you're looking for a place that gives you fancy vibes and top-notch food, you've come to the right place.

Connor Kenney/Townsquare Media Quad Cities
Connor Kenney/Townsquare Media Quad Cities

We have 12 of the fanciest restaurants in the Quad Cities that I can guarantee you will not disappoint. These 12 places I've either been to or people I trust have and can vouch for the fanciness, delicious food, great atmosphere, and everything else you're looking for.

I also looked up on the internet fancy restaurants in the Quad Cities to make sure I didn't miss any. Sure, some places on Google's list don't belong on a real list like this.


If you don't want to spend over $100 for dinner for two, these places are not for you, by the way. Yes, the food is that good it is worth the price. Yes, the service is so good that if you tip less than 20% and get called out for it, you'll be in the wrong. Yes, you'll leave happier than you can ever imagine after eating food from all of these places.

Here are the 12 places you'll find on this list in no particular order:

  1. Steventon's
  2. Duck City Bistro
  3. The Crane & Pelican Cafe
  4. The Half Nelson
  5. The Garrison
  6. Fifth Avenue Syndicate
  7. Monarch Kitchen & Bar
  8. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
  9. RC Brazilian Steakhouse
  10. Ruthie's Steak & Seafood
  11. Hemisphere Bistro
  12. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

Bon appétit!

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