The Best Date Night Restaurants in Fort Worth for Your 1st Date or 100th

January 24, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Image courtesy of Yelp.

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Choosing a date night restaurant isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’ve ever asked your significant other what they want for dinner, gotten a noncommittal “I dunno,” and then spent the rest of the evening trying to guess what they want for dinner (because even if they don’t know what they want to eat, they sure seem to know what they don’t want to eat!), this one's for you.

Let us save you the stress of figuring out the perfect spot for date night, and trust the wisdom of other couples and diners in Fort Worth. We’ve scoured the Fort Worth food scene. We’ve read the reviews. We’ve heard what the people have to say about date night restaurants in Fort Worth, and now we’re here reporting back to you.

To land on this page here, you probably took your quest to find the best date night spot in town where we all take our questions – to ol’ reliable. I mean, the internet. You probably searched for something like “best date night restaurants in Fort Worth, Texas” or “what’s the best first date night restaurant in Fort Worth” right? 

What’s that? How did I know that? Well I mean this is on your phone or computer so this article will only show up for so many best date night restaurants that you searched in Google so I know it had to be something like that. 

Either that, or you got here from another GiftYa post or article in which case thank you for reading two today! Well today, just like everyday we have exactly what you are looking for. This is a list of the best date night restaurants in Fort Worth and where you can find them. We also include links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient virtual gift cards!

Wondering what the heck a GiftYa is? Let me tell you, then on to the list!

A GiftYa  is a digital gift card that can be sent within seconds right from your phone. These gift cards can be used at a variety of locations but are particularly popular for restaurants. This is especially true if you are out traveling and don’t love to carry cash around with you. 

Instead you can just carry your gift cards right on your phone that you take with you everywhere already. You don’t even have to worry about keeping track of the gift cards and the balances because your phone does all of that for you. There really isn’t a more convenient option when it comes to buying gift cards and gifts for yourself or others.

Game Theory Restaurant and Bar

Family Owned and Operated Restaurant with a Full Board Game Library So You Can Get Your Game On While You Get Your Grub On

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804 S Main St | Southside | gametheorytx.com

I’ve got a theory that getting a little bit competitive makes for a great date. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone you just swiped right on or someone you’ve been married to for 50 years who wants to unwind with a nice date night after a long week. Doing something fun together takes some of the pressure off and allows you and your date to relax and have fun. Plus, you build some memories to boot. It’s kind of like the idea that horror movies and roller coasters are great for dates, but you know, not as scary.

And if you’re looking for a little friendly competition at your date night restaurant, Game Theory definitely delivers. They are unlike any other restaurant in Fort Worth’s bustling food and bar scene. With a whole library of games to choose from, you and your date may find yourself hanging around long after you’ve licked your plates clean.

Speaking of the food, you’ll definitely want to show up hungry. The family-owned establishment is known for its simple classics, like popcorn chicken bites, fried chicken sandwiches, tacos, wings, and quesadillas. Plus with a full bar and plenty of happy hour specials, you’ll find the perfect drink to wash down your meal.

A date night at Game Theory is one that you and your date will be talking about for a long time to come!

“ This is a great place for your first date.  This place encourages conversations with each other as you play board games.  Which is very important for a first date.  It also can be a place to just get together with a group of your friends and just hangout and get off your electronics and play some old school board games.  I highly encourage this place.” - Yelp Review 

Game Theory Restaurant and Bar doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding best date night restaurants and attractions in Fort Worth!

Fixture

Comfort Food with a Twist Makes for the Perfect Brunch or Dinner Date in Fort Worth

401 W Magnolia Ave | Southside | fixturefw.com

Look, we all know that dates can be stressful. After all, it’s basically an interview for a relationship. If you’re feeling nervous, it might be a good idea to stick with something simple and reassuring – like all of your favorite comfort foods. Luckily at Fixture, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Southern staples like chicken and waffles and fried wings will have you feeling right at home, but your date will still be impressed with Fixture’s higher end offerings, like braised Wagyu short rib and spicy grilled shrimp.

If you’d rather plan a date morning than a date night, Fixture is here to help. Usually open for lunch and dinner, Fixture opens early for brunch on the weekend.

“Great vibe on Magnolia, ordered the braised beef and it was excellent! Tried the salmon also and it was perfectly moist on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside. Delish! Will definitely be back! Great patio as well” - Yelp Review

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Fixture at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new best date night restaurants and locations in Fort Worth are added all the time!

Wicked Butcher

Wow Your Date with Delicious Dishes from This Artful Modern Steakhouse

512 Main St | Downtown | wickedbutcher.com

Okay, so admittedly the name Wicked Butcher doesn’t conjure up images of romantic date night bliss, but it’s actually one of the best date night restaurants in Fort Worth. Why, you ask? Well, there are a number of reasons. 

Opened in 2020, it’s brand new and there’s a good chance your date has never been there before. Plus, the multi-level restaurant concept makes for a unique dining experience you and your date won’t soon forget. Grab cocktails and craft beer in the lobby bar before heading upstairs to the full service restaurant, where you can enjoy ribeye, filet, king crab, and more. 

But that’s not all. When the weather’s nice, you and your date can head up to the rooftop bar and drink in dazzling views of the Fort Worth skyline (as well as more expertly crafted cocktails).

“My ribeye and my wife's filet were perfect.  I've been a big fan of another downtown Fort Worth steakhouse for a long time but this experience might be enough to sway my allegiance.” - Yelp Review 

Unfortunately Wicked Butcher isn’t one of the best date night restaurants in Fort Worth participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

Mash’d

The Perfect Place to Grab a Drink, Kick Back, and Connect on Date Night in Fort Worth

2948 Crockett St | Arlington Heights | mashd.com

Are you looking for a date night restaurant in Fort Worth that screams good vibes only? Then Mash’d is the place for you! The high energy atmosphere will have you and your date smiling from the minute you walk through the door. And with a diverse menu that includes everything from bulgogi tacos to French toast to turkey burgers to a crab and shrimp volcano, we’re sure you’ll find food that satisfies any craving.

“This place is absolutely great! I've been many times for both brunch and dinner. Their chicken and biscuits is so good and they offer carafes of mimosas as well. For dinner try the spinach corn dip for an appetizer, it's fantastic” - Yelp Review 

Mash’d is one of the thousands of restaurants that accepts digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated best date night restaurants in Fort Worth!

Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

Fresh, Seasonal Fare All Made In-House for a Simple and Sustainable Date Night 

2731 White Settlement Rd | Arlington Heights | claypigeonfd.com

Here at GiftYa we think that date night is supposed to be fun! What’s that, you agree? Awesome, then you’re going to love this one – Clay Pigeon Food & Drink isn’t the kind of restaurant where you can go have the same meal week in and week out for 20 years. They’re always changing up their menu to keep things interesting with fresh, high-quality food and creative plates.

Plus, you can feel good about dining at Clay Pigeon. Chef Marcus Paslay has a deep respect for food and its preparation, including making sure all of the ingredients brought into the restaurant are utilized efficiently. Their goal? Make everything in house. The result? An awesome date night experience for you and your favorite person.

“Food is amazing. Chef Marcus is amazing. Ambiance is amazing. One of my Fort Worth favorites. I love that the menu rotates seasonally but one thing that doesn't change is the bone marrow. We walked in without a reservation on a Friday night so just go if you're needing a delicious meal!” - Yelp Review 

Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Clay Pigeon Food & Drink

and enjoy one of the best date night restaurants in Fort Worth by following the link!

There you go you finally have it, a list of best date night restaurants you can find in Fort Worth. You will be sure to find something that fits your appetite and your wallet somewhere on that list I’m sure of it. And don’t worry the list is composed of some of the best reviewed best date night restaurants in Fort Worth on the internet so you can be sure everything on the list has been well vetted. 

But even if you didn’t find what you’re looking for here, GiftYa has something to offer for everybody when they are in Fort Worth looking for the best date night restaurants. And remember you can grab a GiftYa digital gift card to the participating restaurants for you or a loved one and send them instantly and keep track of everything digitally.

If you pick a restaurant that doesn’t accept GiftYa you are sure to get a delicious meal in Fort Worth. There is a real diversity of cuisine offered just on this list alone. With everything from bars with a massive board game selection to sustainable restaurants with seasonal menus, you are sure to find the date night restaurant that meets your needs somewhere in Fort Worth. And if you don't, GiftYa is available in countless other cities all across America!

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