Updated October 2021

When deciding on where to special night out, it can get overwhelming with all of the nice restaurants we have in Dallas.  Therefore, we have made it a little easier for you to plan your evening by gathering the most romantic restaurants around Dallas. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting, impressive cuisine, or trendy decor, you can’t go wrong experiencing any of these places.

 

 

MERCAT BISTRO

MERCAT BISTRO

One of the most romantic-cozy restaurants in Dallas, Mercat transports you to France with it’s undeniably charming bistro interior adorned with warm wood fixtures, soft velvets, and authentic French trinkets littered throughout the restaurant.  We love the Parisian atmosphere, and the comfort food, intimate patio, and wines only add to it.

HARWOOD DISTRICT | DIRECTIONS

 

Terilli's

TERILLI'S

When we posted about Lower Greenville decades old gem, Terilli's on our Instagram, we noticed the sheer number of comments from people saying that they either went on a first date with their significant other there, or got engaged there. It is really cool to see how many memories of love have been made at Terilli's and it makes sense with its white table cloth meets Art Deco interior. Go on the weekends for a live piano player to serenade the main room, or take your date to the rooftop for excellent views while sipping on Espresso Martinis and enjoying traditional Italian fare. 

LOWER GREENVILLE | DIRECTIONS

 

TE DESEO

TE DESEO

If you’re looking for a vibrant space, head to the Latin-inspired Te Deseo in the Harwood District. Te Deseo, which literally means “I wish you,” is a romantic, swanky restaurant with an impressive menu. Find fancy takes on classic Mexican dishes including brisket quesadillas, flautas, tacos, and steaks. Post-dinner, travel upstairs to the trendy rooftop to enjoy a DJ, specialty cocktails, dancing, and stunning views of downtown! 

HARWOOD DISTRICT | DIRECTIONS

 

CARTE BLANCHE

CARTE BLANCHE

A tasting dinner to remember! At Carte Blanche on Lowest Greenville, your two choices are a four choice or 12 course tasting menu to enjoy a gastronomic experience by Chef Casey La Rue and decadent desserts by his wife, Amy La Rue. Pair dinner with wines to really set the mood during your culinary journey. It's one of the best modern fine dining restaurants you'll find in Dallas, and your date surely won't be disappointed either! 

LOWER GREENVILLE | DIRECTIONS

 

FACHINI

FACHINI

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. The beautiful restaurant is located above the movie theatre, making it feel even more discrete and intimate. 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

 

UCHI

UCHI

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

photo courtesy of Uchi


 

JALISCO NORTE

JALISCO NORTE

Another great authentic Mexican restaurant and lucky for us, they have the perfect setting for a romantic evening. And nothing is more romantic than their “tree room” located off to the right side of the restaurant! You are surrounded by a clear glass view of trees covered in lights, it definitely sets the romantic mood. Their food is outstanding and has something for everyone!

TURTLE CREEK | DIRECTIONS

 

TULUM

TULUM

With a name that is solely dedicated to the boho Mexican coastal town, you might assume the interior would give off those eco-tropical vibes. And you would be right, except add a bit of upscale Dallas atmosphere and design to it. The grand bar wraps around the entire front part of the lounge, complete with tropical plant wallpaper, and dark, morocan-meets-Indian lounge seating. It’s one of the coolest restaurants in terms of restaurant design!

HIGHLAND PARK | DIRECTIONS

 

TOWN HEARTH

TOWN HEARTH

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

 

ST MARTINS WINE BISTRO

ST MARTINS WINE BISTRO

Go back in time at storied old school restaurant St Martins on Lower Greenville. It features a dark wood interior with white table cloths and red carpet making for one of the more formal dining rooms in Dallas. Paired with live piano music, and that makes for one super special and romantic dinner. Don't miss the famous champagne brie soup and finish the meal with the chocolate terrine!

LOWER GREENVILLE | DIRECTIONS

 

DRAKE’S HOLLYWOOD

DRAKE’S HOLLYWOOD

One of our favorite recent restaurant openings, Drake’s Hollywood is the picture-perfect place for a sexy and intimate evening. The whole restaurant feels like you’ve stepped inside a speakeasy and the red leather booths, oversized plants, and red lighting make your whole dining experience seem private. We love it because although it’s a glamours evening, they’re actually known for their huge pizzas and 24-later strawberry cake. And of course the instagrammable moment outside by the neon!

LOVERS LANE | DIRECTIONS

 

THE CHARLES

THE CHARLES

Go for: Exquisite Italian food and expertly designed interior! Want to feel like you’re having a meal on an island somewhere dreamy and remote? The Charles reminds us of an upscale, tropical oasis with exotic plant prints adorning the walls giving us major Miami vibes. They have a few dining rooms each offering a different vibe, including the pictured trendy and sultry lounge.

DESIGN DISTRICT | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of The Charles


 

GEMMA

GEMMA

One of our favorite all-around great experiences is the Dallas gem, Gemma, located on Henderson Avenue. The aesthetic is more coastal and casual but the vibe is always great and lively. The food is upscale American flare with an amazing braised rabbit pasta, oysters, and burrata dish with broccolini, grapefruit, and prosciutto. We love sitting on the patio or at one of their intimate 2-top tables.

HENDERSON AVENUE | DIRECTIONS

 

SACHET

SACHET

Sister restaurants to Gemma, Sachet is a perfect mix of trendy and intimate all in one. The mediterranean-inspired pairs perfectly with the airy and coastal decor and of course, the vibrant tile offers an even more unique atmosphere. We love their ever-changing menu with savory pastas, interesting salads, kebabs, and steaks,

TURTLE CREEK | DIRECTIONS

photo courtesy of Sachet


 

THE FRENCH ROOM

THE FRENCH ROOM

The French Room is probably one of the most stunning restaurants in Dallas. Located inside the iconic Adolphus Hotel downtown, walking into the French Room feels like walking into a fairy tale castle. We love dining here for tea, cocktails, or an elevated cuisine with salmon, pastas, and delicate desserts. Make your way to the French Room Bar for an even more elegant and chic experience.

DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS

 

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