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13 Excellent Date Night Destinations In Dallas

A guide to the city’s best spots for couples

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In the land of a thousand restaurants and bars, it’s tough to nail down the best spots for a memorable evening. Whether celebrating a 10th anniversary or taking someone out for the first time, the city is home to plenty of romantic spots with killer food and drinks.

Intended to demystify the date-night debate, this map covers all the bases from cocktail hour to four-course feasts. These 15 date night destinations will surely set the mood for any duo’s night out on the town.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lounge Here

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9028 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 238-3374
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Appear in-the-know to your unassuming date by taking them to Eater’s Best Bar of 2017. But take note of where to find the the dimly-lit den, or it’s easy to pass right by it. Sip expertly-mixed cocktails amongst the low lighting and chic 60’s décor, and snack on a small but stellar menu.

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2. Atwater Alley

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4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 893-9400

Looking to impress someone special? Search no further than this unexpected back alley hideaway. Still one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets, hiding behind the front door are lavish cocktails, warm Victorian décor, and dark corners. Don’t fret about the lack of menu, tell the bartenders your spirit preference and trust in their expertise.

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3. St. Martins Wine Bistro

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3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-0940
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This dimly-lit Lower Greenville charmer has been doing romance right for over 40 years. Enjoy refined French classics like roasted half duckling and grilled rack of lamb. Stop in on Wednesday night for half-priced wine, and share a bowl of the famous (and decadent) Champagne-brie soup.

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4. Toulouse

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3314 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-8999
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The charm of a genuine French café found its way to the streets of Dallas at Toulouse. Spring for the full experience and dine on bouillabaisse and soufflé, plus indulge in crème brûlée for dessert. After all, what’s more romantic than a trip to Paris?

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5. The Grape Restaurant

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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Dimly lit and perfectly cozy, The Grape is an iconic Dallas bistro that still delivers the perfect date night dining experience after 45 years in business. The dinner menu is diverse with classic offerings like steak frites and “Coal Miner’s Pasta,” a house favorite.

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6. Orno

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3908 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 726-2004
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This delightful eatery off Cedar Springs is earning praise with its approachable wine list and plates that are perfect for sharing between two people. Come for brunch and enjoy live music, or dine on the patio.

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7. Bowen House

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1002, 2614 Boll St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 484-1385
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This beloved cocktail stalwart sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind experience. The interior is elegant and dimly lit creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. Kick things up a notch and escort your date to the hidden mezcal bar located in the back room.

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8. Alice

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1623 N Hall St #103
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 872-0001
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Quaint, candlelit, and “tiki chic,” a variety of Asian-inspired small plates are on offer at this intimate eatery. Be sure to make reservations for a velvet-tufted booth, or cozy up to the bar for a picture-perfect seating arrangement.  

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9. Savor Gastropub

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2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 306-5597
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Perched on the edge of Klyde Warren Park, diners can enjoy people watching from inside this ultra-chic, glass-walled eatery. The backdrop of a sprawling green lawn, tree-lined sidewalks, and the Downtown Dallas skyline is nearly irresistible. A walk in the park makes for an excellent post-dinner excursion.

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10. Local

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2936 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

It requires some effort to track down this upscale Deep Ellum gem, but the payoff is worth it. Located in the historic Boyd Hotel, patrons dine from a seasonally driven menu that sources wines, cheeses, meats, and more from local purveyors. Splurge and order the Chef’s Tasting Menu for a full-scale culinary experience.

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11. Twilite Lounge

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2640 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-2121
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The rustic yet sultry allure of Twilite Lounge draws locals and newcomers alike. Lounge on tufted leather booths beneath chandeliers and enjoy the vintage jukebox spinning old-school records. Order their house frozen coffee drink, or be bold and ask for the “Big Gay Joey.” Trust us.

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12. Checkered Past Winery

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1409 S. Lamar St. 008
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 242-0411
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Tucked away off a side street in the heart of The Cedars, this eccentric winery is an ideal way to venture off the beaten path. Swing by on Thursday night, when this chic and cozy spot is soundtracked by live jazz music.

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13. The Wild Detectives

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314 W Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-0108
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One part bar, two parts coffeehouse and bookstore with live music and occasional poetry readings, this eclectic venue offers something for everyone all nestled in a charming house located in Bishop Arts. It’s the perfect spot to talk about books or music over coffee and cocktails.

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1. Lounge Here

9028 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Lounge Here/Facebook

Appear in-the-know to your unassuming date by taking them to Eater’s Best Bar of 2017. But take note of where to find the the dimly-lit den, or it’s easy to pass right by it. Sip expertly-mixed cocktails amongst the low lighting and chic 60’s décor, and snack on a small but stellar menu.

9028 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

2. Atwater Alley

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Atwater Alley/Facebook

Looking to impress someone special? Search no further than this unexpected back alley hideaway. Still one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets, hiding behind the front door are lavish cocktails, warm Victorian décor, and dark corners. Don’t fret about the lack of menu, tell the bartenders your spirit preference and trust in their expertise.

4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

3. St. Martins Wine Bistro

3020 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
St. Martins Wine Bistro/Facebook

This dimly-lit Lower Greenville charmer has been doing romance right for over 40 years. Enjoy refined French classics like roasted half duckling and grilled rack of lamb. Stop in on Wednesday night for half-priced wine, and share a bowl of the famous (and decadent) Champagne-brie soup.

3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Toulouse

3314 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205
Toulouse/Facebook

The charm of a genuine French café found its way to the streets of Dallas at Toulouse. Spring for the full experience and dine on bouillabaisse and soufflé, plus indulge in crème brûlée for dessert. After all, what’s more romantic than a trip to Paris?

3314 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

5. The Grape Restaurant

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Yelp/Zita C.

Dimly lit and perfectly cozy, The Grape is an iconic Dallas bistro that still delivers the perfect date night dining experience after 45 years in business. The dinner menu is diverse with classic offerings like steak frites and “Coal Miner’s Pasta,” a house favorite.

2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Orno

3908 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
Orno/Facebook

This delightful eatery off Cedar Springs is earning praise with its approachable wine list and plates that are perfect for sharing between two people. Come for brunch and enjoy live music, or dine on the patio.

3908 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

7. Bowen House

1002, 2614 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204
Bowen House/Facebook

This beloved cocktail stalwart sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind experience. The interior is elegant and dimly lit creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. Kick things up a notch and escort your date to the hidden mezcal bar located in the back room.

1002, 2614 Boll St
Dallas, TX 75204

8. Alice

1623 N Hall St #103, Dallas, TX 75204
Alice/Facebook

Quaint, candlelit, and “tiki chic,” a variety of Asian-inspired small plates are on offer at this intimate eatery. Be sure to make reservations for a velvet-tufted booth, or cozy up to the bar for a picture-perfect seating arrangement.  

1623 N Hall St #103
Dallas, TX 75204

9. Savor Gastropub

2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Savor Gastropub/Facebook

Perched on the edge of Klyde Warren Park, diners can enjoy people watching from inside this ultra-chic, glass-walled eatery. The backdrop of a sprawling green lawn, tree-lined sidewalks, and the Downtown Dallas skyline is nearly irresistible. A walk in the park makes for an excellent post-dinner excursion.

2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Local

2936 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Local/Facebook

It requires some effort to track down this upscale Deep Ellum gem, but the payoff is worth it. Located in the historic Boyd Hotel, patrons dine from a seasonally driven menu that sources wines, cheeses, meats, and more from local purveyors. Splurge and order the Chef’s Tasting Menu for a full-scale culinary experience.

2936 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

11. Twilite Lounge

2640 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Twilite Lounge/Facebook

The rustic yet sultry allure of Twilite Lounge draws locals and newcomers alike. Lounge on tufted leather booths beneath chandeliers and enjoy the vintage jukebox spinning old-school records. Order their house frozen coffee drink, or be bold and ask for the “Big Gay Joey.” Trust us.

2640 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

12. Checkered Past Winery

1409 S. Lamar St. 008, Dallas, TX 75215
Checkered Past Winery/Facebook

Tucked away off a side street in the heart of The Cedars, this eccentric winery is an ideal way to venture off the beaten path. Swing by on Thursday night, when this chic and cozy spot is soundtracked by live jazz music.

1409 S. Lamar St. 008
Dallas, TX 75215

13. The Wild Detectives

314 W Eighth St, Dallas, TX 75208
Wild Detectives website

One part bar, two parts coffeehouse and bookstore with live music and occasional poetry readings, this eclectic venue offers something for everyone all nestled in a charming house located in Bishop Arts. It’s the perfect spot to talk about books or music over coffee and cocktails.

314 W Eighth St
Dallas, TX 75208

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