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Valentine's Day Dining in DFW

Hungry for love? 11 restaurants, from decadent to low-key, to impress your sweetie on Valentine's Day.

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

Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas
Have the Dallas skyline as your backdrop at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. (Courtesy Five Sixty)

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.

For a more all-encompassing view of the skyline, SĒR Steak + Spirits on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole is also a superb choice.

For those looking for something a little more grounded, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Grace in Fort Worth prove that the sky’s the limit in an entirely different way.

Where to Be an Insider

Spicy miso ramen at Tanoshii.
Spicy miso ramen at Tanoshii (Courtesy Tanoshii Ramen Bar)

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

Truck Yard in Dallas.
Truck Yard has plenty of room for a low-key evening. (Courtesy Truck Yard)

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.

Share a Singapore Sling for two and Vietnamese classics at Malai Kitchen. Or get your fill of fresh, innovative sushi creations at Oishii, which translates to delicious. Talk about serendipity.