5 Reasons to Have a Weeknight Date Night at The Gables

Sit back, relax with a drink in your hand and let someone else do dinner, serve it to you and clean it up for a change. It’s not a fantasy. It’s a little something we like to call date night, and we’ve got news for you: it’s back.

Sound divine? Hard-working people, this one’s for you. Whether you’ve toiled away at the 9-to-5 and just can’t face rustling up even a microwaved meal or have been ruling the roost marshaling kids all day and can’t bear the thought of breaking out the pots and pans, you know one thing: you want dinner, and you want someone else to handle it.

Enter weeknight date night.

At The Gables at Chadds Ford, we’ve more than got you covered with spectacular weeknight specials, a ridiculous selection of bar libations, a cozy and comfy table for two and an efficient, caring staff ready to pamper you with our trademark Southern hospitality. You’re relaxing already, aren’t you?

Just one tiny detail left: nudging your other half to buy in to weeknight date night and get it done. As luck would have it, we’ve got that covered, too. Check out the top ways savvy people persuade their partners to take them out during the week.

5 Ways to Land a Weeknight Date Night

1. Show your date it’s easy.


2. Show your date the savings.

Date night doesn’t have to break the bank—we mean it! We’ve crafted tempting specials at great prices. Share the word about:

  1. Our Prix Fixe menu on Tuesdays and Wednesdays: For about the price of an entrée—$32—you can indulge in two courses plus dessert. Perhaps you’ll savor a Shrimp and Grits Martini followed by Coriander Encrusted Cod and topped off with Bourbon Pecan Pie. Drooling yet? Our helpful server will assist with winereserve winebeermartini or other drink pairings.

  2. Wellington Wednesdays: Again, for roughly the price of an entrée—$34—dig into tender, juicy Beef Wellington joined with grilled asparagus and our Kennett Square Mushroom Trio. Make sure you look to your server for a wine recommendation, as a glass is included.

3. Show your date the fun.


4. Show your date the benefits.

We know what you thought we were going to suggest here (we’re blushing!). Your “benefits” are up to you, but don’t discount offering to see that “bro-tastic” movie he’s been eyeing or maybe a favorite on her hit list. It takes two for a successful romantic tango, and that always involves a little give-and-take.

5. Pro tip: Tell your date it’s time for a date night.

Give your partner the benefit of the doubt: maybe the hints, texts, emails, plaintive sighs and boo-boo looks aren’t getting the job done. So just say it! We recommend something clever like, “Hon, it’s time for a weeknight date night. Let’s go to The Gables at Chadds Ford and try the $32 Prix Fixe menu on Tuesday. Did you know they have beer flights and scotch and bourbon flights? Here’s the phone number for reservations.”

Boom. You got this. We can’t wait to spoil you both during weeknight date night.

The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.

Nina Malone