12 Romantic Restaurants for a Dallas Date Night

The fool proof guide to selecting the perfect Dallas date night

 

October 5, 2018

BY DIANA OATES

Is it just us or is “Where is the best place to do date night in Dallas?” such a loaded question? Is it your first date? Are you feeling fancy? Ballin’ on a budget or doing bottle service? Is your date a foodie or is his/her idea of adventurous a taco salad and a flavored margarita? Do you see our point? We understand how important it is to totally nail a date’s location, and so we’ve put together this little list based on the exact kind of evening you are wanting to execute.

 
 

Town Hearth

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TOWN HEARTH

GLAM WORTHY GLAMOUR

This restaurant is ridiculous and we mean that in the best way. From the huge fish tank that houses a submarine to the vintage Ducati or maybe even the 60+ chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, this restaurant wins before any of its delicious food is even presented.

Design District | directions


Mot Hai Ba

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Mot hai ba

Hole in the Wall

Your mom always told you not to judge a book by its cover and that is certainly the case here as this East Dallas restaurant’s sleepy exterior pales in comparison to the powerful punch its Vietnamese cuisine offers inside. This restaurant is continuously listed as one of Dallas’s best kept secret but food writers and chefs for a reason. Everything on the menu is masterfully prepared and immediately inhaled.

Lakewood | directions


fachini

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fachini

Old School Italian

Dallas’s father of Italian cuisine truly outdid himself when he created this Highland Park Village restaurant that features classic Italian dishes in an atmosphere that feels like you are in the middle of Manhattan. Whether you go for drinks at the bar or stay for rigatoni alla vodka or the 100-layer lasagna, you cannot go wrong.

highland park | directions


Gemma

Photo courtesy of @gemmarestaurant

Photo courtesy of @gemmarestaurant

gemma

Neighborhood Gem

The couple that owns this darling East Dallas restaurant spent years involved in the Napa restaurant scene. With that said, they know a thing or two about pairing food and wine. This restaurant is ideal for those who have a lot to talk about because it isn’t super loud and there is plenty of time to conversate. The cocktail list is also next level and is always changing.

Henderson Ave | directions


dolce riviera

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dolce riviera

AL FRESCO

Don’t have time to fly to the Amalfi Coast for a-plus Italian? When the weather is wonderful there is no better bar and dining al fresco option than this Victory Park outpost. Even the inside is decked out in darling blue and white accents. Give us all the burrata e cuore di bue and prosecco.

harwood | directions



Jose on lovers

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jose ON LOVERS

Terrific Tex-Mex

This exceptional Tex-Mex restaurant is not only delicious, but the design is just darling. This casual yet classy spot on the edge of the Park Cities serves up ice cold margs and inventive dishes and has an a-plus patio.

park cities | directions


Bullion

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Bullion

Fancy French

This restaurant’s name literally translates to gold and so you know you are in for a treat when you walk into Bruno Davaillon’s beautiful brassiere that is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Dallas, hands down. Stepping into this mid-century modern space feels like stepping back in time and the menu features fantastic French fare and ice cold classic cocktails.

Downtown Dallas | directions


Sachet

Photo courtesy of @sachetdallas

Photo courtesy of @sachetdallas

Sachet

Vegetarian’s Dream

Meat eaters don’t get to have all of the fun in this town. This Park Cities restaurant is not only gorgeous but it puts vegetables in the sexiest light in the form of salads and small plates. This restaurant is ideal for sharing so perhaps better for a date with someone that you know fairly well.

oak lawn | directions


uchi

Photo courtesy of @uchidallas

Photo courtesy of @uchidallas

uchi

Sexy Sushi

With fresh fish being flown in daily from Japan, this is a no brainer for a romantic yet chic spot to bring a date that is feigning sushi. The menu is inventive, and the servers are very knowledgeable in helping you pick out exactly what you need to order based on your flavor preferences.

uptown | directions


sixty vines

Photo courtesy of @sixtyvinesuptown

Photo courtesy of @sixtyvinesuptown

Sixty Vines

Posh Pizzeria

Does your gal skew sophisticated, but still enjoy rolling up her sleeves and diving into a pizza pie? We love her already! This restaurant is fairly new to The Crescent and gives us all the feels. Not only is it lively and large but it feels super relaxed. We are sure the lengthy list of wines on tape probably helps.

uptown | directions


The French Room

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The French Room

Planning to elope or get engaged?

The exquisite tasting menu with wine pairings is all things elegant yet approachable and will surely be your most memorable fine dining experience that you have in Dallas. Combine that with the restaurant and The Adolphus’s exceptional renovation and this is the perfect place to pop the question!

Downtown Dallas | directions


lucia

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Lucia

pasta date

What once was the hardest restaurant to get into in town, is now a lot easier to visit thanks to their online reservation system! Or don’t let your date in on our little secret and impress them with your super hard res to secure! This Italian restaurant in Bishop Arts though is romantic and intimate and serves up some of the best Italian food and pastas in Dallas!

bishop arts | directions