We all love a good date night restaurant, after all, the Dallas food scene is pretty great… But how often do you go to places that are a bit more elevated and romantic? Personally, I don’t go often enough! I love a cozy seating, great ambience, moody lighting and great food for a date night out with my husband. These romantic date night restaurants in Dallas Fort Worth are on my date idea list and I hope they make it onto your list, too!
Dallas Romantic Date Night Restaurants
The French Room
Located in the Adolphus Hotel in Downtown Dallas, the French Room hosts an upscale tea party experience that will create a memorable day time date. With high quality teas, champagne and finger foods, this is an elegant lunch time must try. Follow The French Room on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more.
If you are looking for a modern Italian cuisine experience, look no further than Monarch in Dallas! They offer handmade pastas, wood fired pizzas, fresh seafood and steaks, set in an elegant environment. Keep in mind, Monarch does require business casual or better to respect their dining environment. Follow Monarch on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
If you are looking for a vegetable centered dining experience, visit Sachet in Dallas. Their menu is filled with tasty Mediterranean offerings, that place an emphasis on vegetables across their shareable dishes. With the option to inside the chic dining room, or outside on the patio, the restaurant is also supplemented with a walk up bar. They are also James Beard award finalists! Follow Sachet on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
The Catbird located in the heart of Dallas serves up Asian inspired cuisine on their upscale rooftop setting. With a great view of the city, and delicious cocktails, Catbird would make for an excellent sunset date! Make sure to check out the event calendar at the Thompson Hotel to round out the evening’s agenda! Follow Catbird on Instagram + check out their menu for more!
If you’re going on a date to the Arboretum in Dallas, you’ve got to stop by the Smokey Rose across the street! Smokey Rose provides an upscale dining atmosphere perfect for a romantic date night in Dallas. Their menu contains a variety of signature drinks, barbecue and TexMex offerings. Follow Smokey Rose on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Located in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Paradiso is a must add to the date night list. The restaurant’s seating is surrounding with a courtyard, providing a beautifully shaded outdoor dining experience. The menu includes wood fired pizzas, Instagram worthy drinks and handmade pastas. Check them out for a courtyard brunch date on the weekends too! Follow Paradiso on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
If you are looking for an upscale Mexican food experience, Javier’s is the perfect place. Their offerings include a variety of Mexican style chicken, seafood and steaks that are above the normal TexMex offerings. The sultry atmosphere, and accompanying cigar bar and lounge make this a must try for date nights. Follow Javiers on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Rise is a unique French concept restaurant that focuses on bringing a cozy, and comfortable dining environment. Their menu includes both savory and sweet variations of the traditional Souffle. They’re located near Lovers and Dallas North Tollway. Be sure to add Rise to your date night agenda for a different type of dining experience. Follow Rise on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Located in Dallas, Demma is a sister restaurant of Sachet that is serving up modern American cuisine. Voted to have the best wine list in Dallas by the Dallas Observer, Gemma draws inspiration from the coast in decor, and their menu. Follow Gemma on Instagram and Facebook.
Looking for an upscale dining experience, with options? Town Hearth in Dallas is known for their raw oyster bar, great steaks, and even better cocktails. Their expansive menu of food and drinks is bound to have something to please every diner! Follow Town Hearth on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Terrilli’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant located in the Greenville area of Dallas. Check them out to experience their delicious self proclaimed “Tex Italian” food offerings that include pastas, steaks and wood fired pizzas. They also host live music 6 days a week, so be sure to check out the artists on deck for your visit! Follow Terrilli’s on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
The Lit Kitchen is absolutely living up to the modern term of “lit”. Providing an upscale nightclub experience, The Kitchen serves both lunch and dinner with fine dining menu options that include wok fired dishes, sushi and burgers. They also have recurring nightlife entertainment, accompanied with a VIP lounge with bottle service. Follow Lit Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Newer to the scene, Wits Steakhouse is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse. Located in the Design district, their vast menu offerings pull inspiration from South Africa. With hand crafted cocktails, the best steaks, sushi and more, their menu brings a unique upscale dining experience to Dallas. Wits also has an outdoor fire pit for a cozy patio dinner to share on date night. Follow Wits Steakhouse on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Also located in the design district of Dallas, The Mexican is an upscale dining experience (I recommend checking their dress code requirements before dining) that serves beloved Mexican recipes in an exciting environment. Their menu features a raw bar, tacos, enchiladas and family style sides If you are feeling more adventurous, they also offer a tequila experience that cannot be missed. Follow The Mexican on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Fort Worth Romantic Date Night Restaurants
Sitting on top of the Springhill Suites Fort Worth, this rooftop venue provides a breathtaking view of the stockyards and Fort Worth. Their menu is made up of tapas and cocktails inspired by Barcelona. This romantic atmosphere and shareable bites are sure to make for a date night to remember. Follow Atico on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Located in downtown Fort Worth, Reata offers a 4 story dining experience that is perfect for a romantic evening. Their wide range of menu offerings are sure to make you feel a warm welcome with a Mexican flare. Reservations are suggested to enjoy an evening at Reata. Follow Reata on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Pinstripes is located at Clearfork in Fort Worth and provides both entertainment and good eats. Their menu is Italian inspired, including wood fired pizzas, pasta and a rotating craft beers list. Pinstripes also has bowling and bocce, available by reservation, that are perfect to enjoy with your date. Follow Pinstripes on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Plano Romantic Date Night Restaurants
Taverna, located in Plano’s Legacy West, puts off the friendly neighborhood restaurant vibes. With a cozy patio, delicious brunch offerings or Italian dinner offerings, add Taverna to the list for a cozy patio date night! Follow Taverna on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
Bob’s Steak & Chop house offers the traditional dining experience that we know as the Steakhouse. The dining experience is an intentional, and specialized one at Bob’s. Each cut of steak, pork chop or seafood is served with their self proclaimed “Texas sized portions” of your choice of potato and glazed carrot. The meal is accompanied with their fresh bread, and famous pickles. Round out the meal with one of their delicious drink offerings, or house made desserts, if you have room! Follow Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
If you love seafood, you’ve got to check out this romantic date night restaurant in Plano! Urban Seafood is new to the downtown Plano area, but I’m sure you’ve heard of the other restaurants in the “urban” group like Urban Rio and Urban Crust. I have been told the oysters are a must order at this New England style seafood spot… and how perfect is that for a date night (wink wink). Follow Urban Seafood on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Frisco Romantic Date Night Restaurants
Let’s dive into some of the Frisco romantic date night restaurants that you can enjoy on your next date night!
If you are looking for Frisco romantic date night restaurants that serve Sushi, you’ll want to visit Sushi Marquee! With their vast offering of experiences, Sushi Marquee brings fresh sushi and more to the Star. They prove that they are “#morethansushi”, with an open view to the kitchen to watch the magic of the chefs creating their eccentric hand rolls set to an 80’s music soundtrack. If you are a sushi and cocktail lover, this is one of the romantic date night restaurants in DFW that you’ve got to check out. Follow Sushi Marquee on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
Lombardi Cucina Italiana
The Star is home to the Dallas Cowboys practice facility, dining and shopping options galore. Among them is Lombardi Cucina Italiana, which channels the country of Italy in both design concept and food offerings. Their menu includes an impressive wine list that represents different corners of the world, fresh pasta dishes whose creation can be watched from your table, and fresh seafood dishes. Follow Lombardi Cucina Italiana on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!
The Colony Romantic Date Night Restaurants
Akira Back, located in Grandscape at the Colony, brings a high quality dining experience to North Texas. Developed by Michelin star Chef Akira Back, this would serve as a perfect upscale date night. Chef Back is serving premium sushi and Japanese food that reflect his love for adventure. Reservations are suggested. Follow Akira Back on Instagram and Facebook + check out their menu for more!