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9 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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Sit in the glow at Georgie.
| Garrett Hall/EDFW

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 the best places to go for a memorable, romantic night out.

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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.

St Martins

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Get dinner and a show at this Lower Greenville institution. Pair your favorite from the extensive wine menu with a show from a live piano player and classic French fare.

Sister Restaurant

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A small interior table or even a pair of seats at the bar at this Lower Greenville spot can make for one romantic night. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is perfect for sharing plates and maybe even forks, for the bold.

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.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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There are few aphrodisiacs quite as compelling as a nice glass of wine. Sweethearts can only get closer at this Knox-Hederson wine bar, over Spanish tapas and a close-talking conversation.

Mot Hai Ba

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Make a reservation because this tiny spot in Lakewood doesn’t hold too many folks. The great service and dark lighting go a long way towards making a romantic atmosphere, as do the excellent cocktails. Just order carefully because some dishes are spicy.

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.

Harper's

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Dark interiors, intimate tables, and lots of plant life: Harper’s has everything you want for a sexy night out. Plus, steak and martinis!

Don Artemio Restaurant

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It’s looking luxuriously romantic over in Fort Worth. This Mexican food place is all the posh vibes you could want, and it’s giving “nicest resort in Northern Mexico” energy. Pair that with the wonderful seafood options and a few cocktails and you’ve got the recipe to romance.

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.

St Martins

Get dinner and a show at this Lower Greenville institution. Pair your favorite from the extensive wine menu with a show from a live piano player and classic French fare.

Sister Restaurant

A small interior table or even a pair of seats at the bar at this Lower Greenville spot can make for one romantic night. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is perfect for sharing plates and maybe even forks, for the bold.

Georgie by Curtis Stone

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.

Barcelona Wine Bar

There are few aphrodisiacs quite as compelling as a nice glass of wine. Sweethearts can only get closer at this Knox-Hederson wine bar, over Spanish tapas and a close-talking conversation.

Mot Hai Ba

Make a reservation because this tiny spot in Lakewood doesn’t hold too many folks. The great service and dark lighting go a long way towards making a romantic atmosphere, as do the excellent cocktails. Just order carefully because some dishes are spicy.

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.

Harper's

Dark interiors, intimate tables, and lots of plant life: Harper’s has everything you want for a sexy night out. Plus, steak and martinis!

Don Artemio Restaurant

It’s looking luxuriously romantic over in Fort Worth. This Mexican food place is all the posh vibes you could want, and it’s giving “nicest resort in Northern Mexico” energy. Pair that with the wonderful seafood options and a few cocktails and you’ve got the recipe to romance.

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