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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Harvest

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112 E Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069
(214) 726-0251
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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.

2. Arthur's Restaurant

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15175 Quorum Dr
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 385-0800
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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.

3. RM 12:20 Bistro

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9850 Walnut Hl Ln Suite 305
Dallas, TX 75238
(214) 238-2919
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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.

4. Lounge Here

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9028 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 238-3374
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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.

5. RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

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3133 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-7255
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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.

6. Georgie by Curtis Stone

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4514 Travis St Suite 132
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 466-8263
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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
1920 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 803-3391
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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.

8. The Mansion Bar

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2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 443-4747
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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.

9. Ocean Prime

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2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 965-0440
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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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10. Fearing's Restaurant

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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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.

11. Lili's Bistro on Magnolia

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1310 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 877-0700
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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.

1. Harvest

112 E Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069

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.

112 E Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069

2. Arthur's Restaurant

15175 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001

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.

15175 Quorum Dr
Addison, TX 75001

3. RM 12:20 Bistro

9850 Walnut Hl Ln Suite 305, Dallas, TX 75238

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.

9850 Walnut Hl Ln Suite 305
Dallas, TX 75238

4. Lounge Here

9028 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

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.

9028 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

5. RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

3133 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205

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.

3133 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

6. Georgie by Curtis Stone

4514 Travis St Suite 132, Dallas, TX 75205
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.

4514 Travis St Suite 132
Dallas, TX 75205

7. Rye

1920 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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.

1920 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. The Mansion Bar

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

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.

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Ocean Prime

2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150, Dallas, TX 75201
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.

2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Fearing's Restaurant

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

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.

2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Lili's Bistro on Magnolia

1310 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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.

1310 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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