Cupid is chubby for a reason. Deciding where to take your sweetheart for a delectable dinner, however, can be a daunting task—until now. No matter what vibe you’re looking for, there’s a restaurant in the Dallas Fort Worth area for everyone.
Where to Impress
When it comes to fine dining, there’s a short list of must-visit restaurants that offer a little something extra. The list won’t be surprising to locals, since these cuisine champions are famous for a reason.
For the most spectacular views in the city, nothing compares to Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, the revolving restaurant high atop Reunion Tower. The up-close-and-personal vantage point of brightly lit downtown Dallas at night is rivaled only by the Pan-Asian cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails.
Where to Be an Insider
Impressive meals aren’t exclusive to large restaurants. There are scores of romantic neighborhood gems that are a little more cozy.
Few places can rival the old-school charm and impeccable white-glove service of Hotel St. Germain. Intimate dining rooms and an ivy-covered courtyard reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans bring fairytale fantasy to life while the multi-course, prix fixe dinner will delight the palate.
The Grape, meanwhile, is the embodiment of casual elegance, with a delightful wine list and chef-driven cuisine.
Re-create the pasta scene from “Lady and the Tramp” with an Asian twist at Deep Ellum’s Tanoshii Ramen Bar.
Where to Escape the Hoopla
If you’re seeking something a little less heavy on the handholding and Eskimo kisses in the booth next to you, settle in for the exotic Korean flavors of Asya Restaurant inside Spa Castle. Bonus points if you enjoy a couples massage beforehand.
Head to Lower Greenville’s Truck Yard for plenty of delicious grub samples from onsite food trucks.