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11 Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurants That Are Perfect for a Romantic Night Out

Where to find flickering candles, cozy booths, and live music

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The Mansion Bar is the definition of cozy
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There are a lot of elements that go into creating a romantic dining space. Obviously, it starts with excellent dishes. Then there’s the lighting, the service, the size of the space, how it’s decorated, the musical soundtrack: all of these things come together to create an ambiance that nurtures romance. In DFW, the options for a big date are numerous. But these restaurants located throughout the Metroplex are very solid picks for a memorable, romantic night out.

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Harvest

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If homey, rustic, and doused in twinkle lights with a side order of exposed brick says romantic, this place has it in spades. The menu at Harvest focuses on local ingredients, with nearly everything on the table (including the flowers and the cocktails) sourced from within a 150-mile radius of North Texas.

Arthur's Restaurant

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Kick it old school at this steakhouse that’s been around DFW for 60 years. It’s all about the red meat and leather club chairs here, but if you want to get a little closer with some dancing, stop at the in-house nightclub for a brandy and a spin around the floor.

RM 12:20 Bistro

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This French bistro is an overlooked gem in the Dallas dining scene. Reserve ahead of time for a table in this extremely intimate dining room that’s lit with flickering candlelight and decorated with moody, darker colors. The menu and cocktail program change seasonally, making it a great place to order dishes to share.

Lounge Here

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While the large, modern booths at this East Dallas staple make it a great place to hang with friends, the tight space and small tables for two also mean this is a lovely date spot. The Marfa-inspired decor, with its warm woods, shiny leathers, and flickering candles on each table make the experience of dining here warm and wonderful.

RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

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There’s little more romantic than an L-shaped booth for two at this softly-lit restaurant atop furniture store RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware). The space is filled with plants and fresh flowers, giving it a idyllic air. While it’s a larger space, the hum of conversation seems to float above the tables and the limited menu of classic American dishes creates an air of comfort.

Georgie by Curtis Stone

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Celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s Dallas outpost is heaven for midcentury modern lovers—the blonde wood and orange velvet seating with brass accents are an eye-catching combo. But the hospitality at Georgie will push the experience over the top. Diners here often splurge on a caviar starter and a steak dinner.

The dining room at Georgie in Dallas Garrett Hall

Small plates and small tables: it’s hard to get closer to a loved one than over dinner at Rye. The outpost on Lowest Greenville continues the tradition of striving for great hospitality while serving innovative shared plates. The pork belly lollipops are a must-order.

The Mansion Bar

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Planning to go all in on a romantic weekend? The Rosewood Mansion is a lavish getaway, and while you’re there, bypass the restaurant in favor of eating a cozy dinner in The Mansion Bar. The elevated takes on Texas cuisine are delicious, made even better by sitting around the fireplace and listening to the tinkling keys of a piano.

Ocean Prime

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Steak and seafood restaurant Ocean Prime Dallas is known for its extensive oyster menu as well as an over-the-top seafood tower. Eat inside in the dining room, decked out with white tablecloths, or snuggle up on the patio, which features cozy nooks and fire pits and can be enclosed in inclement weather.

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Fearing's Restaurant

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This luxurious restaurant has all the trappings to transport diners out of the day-to-day and into a romantic fantasy. Enjoy a meal prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Dean Fearing and the kind of exceptional service only a Four Seasons property can deliver.

Lili's Bistro on Magnolia

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If a serenade with dinner is what spells romance, Lili’s in Fort Worth is the place to be. Find live music Wednesday through Saturday, with a jazz-intensive setlist. While the food veers towards American comfort, the elk sausage with pappardelle is an adventure worth having.

Harvest

If homey, rustic, and doused in twinkle lights with a side order of exposed brick says romantic, this place has it in spades. The menu at Harvest focuses on local ingredients, with nearly everything on the table (including the flowers and the cocktails) sourced from within a 150-mile radius of North Texas.

Arthur's Restaurant

Kick it old school at this steakhouse that’s been around DFW for 60 years. It’s all about the red meat and leather club chairs here, but if you want to get a little closer with some dancing, stop at the in-house nightclub for a brandy and a spin around the floor.

RM 12:20 Bistro

This French bistro is an overlooked gem in the Dallas dining scene. Reserve ahead of time for a table in this extremely intimate dining room that’s lit with flickering candlelight and decorated with moody, darker colors. The menu and cocktail program change seasonally, making it a great place to order dishes to share.

Lounge Here

While the large, modern booths at this East Dallas staple make it a great place to hang with friends, the tight space and small tables for two also mean this is a lovely date spot. The Marfa-inspired decor, with its warm woods, shiny leathers, and flickering candles on each table make the experience of dining here warm and wonderful.

RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

There’s little more romantic than an L-shaped booth for two at this softly-lit restaurant atop furniture store RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware). The space is filled with plants and fresh flowers, giving it a idyllic air. While it’s a larger space, the hum of conversation seems to float above the tables and the limited menu of classic American dishes creates an air of comfort.

Georgie by Curtis Stone

The dining room at Georgie in Dallas Garrett Hall

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s Dallas outpost is heaven for midcentury modern lovers—the blonde wood and orange velvet seating with brass accents are an eye-catching combo. But the hospitality at Georgie will push the experience over the top. Diners here often splurge on a caviar starter and a steak dinner.

The dining room at Georgie in Dallas Garrett Hall

Rye

Small plates and small tables: it’s hard to get closer to a loved one than over dinner at Rye. The outpost on Lowest Greenville continues the tradition of striving for great hospitality while serving innovative shared plates. The pork belly lollipops are a must-order.

The Mansion Bar

Planning to go all in on a romantic weekend? The Rosewood Mansion is a lavish getaway, and while you’re there, bypass the restaurant in favor of eating a cozy dinner in The Mansion Bar. The elevated takes on Texas cuisine are delicious, made even better by sitting around the fireplace and listening to the tinkling keys of a piano.

Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime Dallas

Steak and seafood restaurant Ocean Prime Dallas is known for its extensive oyster menu as well as an over-the-top seafood tower. Eat inside in the dining room, decked out with white tablecloths, or snuggle up on the patio, which features cozy nooks and fire pits and can be enclosed in inclement weather.

Ocean Prime Dallas

Fearing's Restaurant

This luxurious restaurant has all the trappings to transport diners out of the day-to-day and into a romantic fantasy. Enjoy a meal prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Dean Fearing and the kind of exceptional service only a Four Seasons property can deliver.

Lili's Bistro on Magnolia

If a serenade with dinner is what spells romance, Lili’s in Fort Worth is the place to be. Find live music Wednesday through Saturday, with a jazz-intensive setlist. While the food veers towards American comfort, the elk sausage with pappardelle is an adventure worth having.

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