7 Romantic Date Spots in Dallas Locals Love

December 18, 2020
GiftYa
jason wolfe

The city of Dallas is home to dozens of vibrant and innovative restaurants. You can find anything from a laid back BBQ joint to an upscale seafood restaurant here. So if you’re looking for a new date night spot, you’ll have a pretty easy time here. But if you need some help or inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of our top 7 date night spots in Dallas! 

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1. Bowen House

Victorian-style restaurant that features a meat-heavy menu and craft drinks

You can find classic American cuisine and innovative cocktails at this Victorian restaurant. Image courtesy of Yelp

2614 Boll St. | Uptown Dallas | bowenhousedallas.com

If you’re looking for a classy and upscale dining experience, you’ll want to add the Bowen House to your restaurant bucket list. Situated inside a vintage house, the Bowen House is known for its meat-heavy menu and fine selection of cocktails. The owners can even arrange a cocktail class for a private group!

When perusing the menu, make sure you keep an eye out for the Crab Imperial Roll, Tuna Tacos, and Beef Tartare. These are some of the Bowen House’s most popular dishes. And if you managed to save enough room for dessert, you can ask your waiter what’s on the menu for that night. As for cocktails, Bowen House offers vodka, gin, whiskey, agave, and rum cocktails. You can’t go wrong with any of them. 

“My favorite place in Dallas. Consistently friendly and hospitable, the whole team is genuinely happy to be there and take care of their guests. Even with the small space, they are going out of their way to ensure a safe experience for everyone.” - Yelp Review

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2. Café Pacific

Romantic destination for couples who want a fine dining experience

Photo of Cafe Pacific - Dallas, TX, United States. Sea bass
The Sea Bass is a popular option among guests. Image courtesy of Yelp.

24 Highland Park Village | Dallas | cafepacificdallas.com

For over 37 years, couples have enjoyed Cafe Pacific’s fresh menu and romantic atmosphere. As a neighborhood seafood and steak restaurant, Cafe Pacific elegantly mixes its friendly service with its upscale dining room. 

Cafe Pacific is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. On the menu, you’ll find delicious seafood and meat entrees such as their Point Judith Crispy Calamari, Lemon Roasted Rainbow Trout, and Classic Lobster Roll. Wine, beer, and spirits are also available to enjoy alongside your meal. 

“The $16 lunch menu is exceptional value - I chose the New England Clam Chowder followed by the lemon roasted rainbow trout, and both were top flight. Excellent attentive service and while the clientele definitely skews much, much older (and I'm no spring chicken) it was obvious that everyone was very comfortably enjoying the Cafe Pacific experience.” - Yelp Review

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3. SĒR Steak + Spirits

Relatively new restaurant in Dallas that has already become a top date night spot

Share a charcuterie board with your date! Image courtesy of Yelp.

2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Floor 27 | Dallas | sersteak.com

While SER Steak + Spirits is still closed, we encourage you to add this to your bucket list for when the restaurant is finally open to serve! Located on top of the Hilton Anatole, SER offers breathtaking views of the city of Dallas. As you soak in these scenic views, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a fun specialty cocktail. 

As for your meal, you have a fine selection of dishes to choose from. You can start dinner off on the right foot with your partner by ordering a shared plate. The Seafood Tower is also a great dish to share with your partner. 

“My husband surprised me and took me here to celebrate my birthday! This place was simply amazing! The service was superb! Frank was our waiter and he was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. My husband had an old fashion for his drink . It's pretty strong... so if you like whiskey you would love it!” - Yelp Review 

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4. Hôtel St. Germain

European-style hotel known for its elegant dining room

A plate of strawberry chocolate with a rose in the middle is perfect for a romantic date. Image courtesy of Yelp

2516 Maple Ave | Uptown Dallas | hotelstgermain.com

If you’re looking for a total getaway with your partner, head to the Hotel of St. Germain. This hotel is famous for both its luxury amenities and classy dining room. As you step inside the dining room, you will be entranced by its stunning chandelier and opulent curtains. 

The Hotel of St. Germain offers a full-service European-style dining service. The dinner menu, which changes from time to time, is fixed at $85. You might find dishes like the Red Snapper on Forbidden Rice or Wild Mushroom-Filled Ravioli on the menu. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also served. 

“We absolutely love this hotel and also the restaurant. Service is impeccable and the rooms are gorgeous. Comfy bed and great water pressure. We look for reasons to come to this hotel and usually stay here once a month. It is an oasis in the middle of Dallas- close to lots of things to do.” - Yelp Review

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5. Town Hearth

Fancy bar that will impress you with its classy cocktails and elegant dishes

Photo of Town Hearth - Dallas, TX, United States. Motorcycle against the wall in the restaurant
Not many restaurants feature a motorcycle. Image courtesy of Yelp

1617 Market Center Blvd | Design District | townhearth.com

The second you step into Town Hearth, you will find a unique, vintage atmosphere. There’s even a motorcycle displayed inside! The restaurant’s special Down Home menu offers a fine selection of meals for two, such as the Fried Chicken & Biscuits and Side of Wood Oven-Roasted Red Trout. If you and your partner have the same food preferences, you’ll love these selections! But if you have your own respective tastes, you can choose a dish off of Town Hearth’s regular dinner menu. A full wine list is also available for you to peruse. 

“Everything was amazing. I've now been twice and each time the service was great. Our food was delicious and with COVIDs social distancing it didn't feel like unwelcoming. They are cashless currently which is great for me.” - Yelp Review

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6. Sachet

Mediterranean restaurant that offers a unique and flavorful menu

Try something new like the Beets & Labne. Image courtesy of Yelp.

4270 Oak Lawn Ave. | Dallas | sachetdallas.com 

Sachet’s interior is something that could’ve been plucked straight from a Pinterest collection. Its white walls, elegant furniture, and teal flooring create a fun and vibrant atmosphere for guests. The menu is great too. Tuna Tartare, Oyster Mushroom Kebab, Crispy Chicken Thighs, and more are served inside. Sachet also offers a modified to-go menu, which includes savory selections like the Cauliflower Steak, Spelt Casarecce, and Rainbow Trout. 

“Sachet is exceptional and truly stands out as one of the best restaurants in Dallas. I've dined on multiple occasions with groups and even solo. Most of the items I've enjoyed. The wine list is impressive and cocktails are too notch.” - Yelp Review

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7. Toulouse Cafe and Bar

French bistro that serves classic dishes in a cozy atmosphere

Pictured above is the Filet Mignonette Steak. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3314 Knox St. | Dallas | toulousecafeandbar.com

Want to enjoy a special taste of Paris? The Toulouse Cafe and Bar offers a romantic and elegant atmosphere inspired by The City of Light. Lunch, dinner, and brunch are all served here, making it easy to stop by almost any time. Speaking of the food, you’ll find authentic and fresh dishes of mussels, soups, salads, sandwiches, and charcuterie platters. One of our favorite sandwiches is the Croque Madame, which is stuffed with black forest ham and swiss cheese. On top is a sunny side up egg. 

“This place brought me back to my trips to Los Angeles and specifically to this one restaurant called Le Petit Four on Sunset Blvd. They had the porch wide open on a beautiful day and it felt wonderful. The atmosphere here is amazing- wouldn't be surprised to see another celebrity like I did back in LA dining here!” - Yelp Review 

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Dallas is the perfect place to meet new people and try new restaurants. What are your favorite date places in Dallas? Let us know in the comments! We might feature one next time.

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