10Best Restaurants in Reno to Enjoy a Romantic Meal

Whether it's for a first date or an anniversary dinner, there are many romantic restaurants to choose from in Reno. This 10Best list includes casino bars and award-winning restaurants to intimate dining establishments located right in Downtown Reno.

Start your evening off with a few cocktails (from their massive martini menu) at Roxy's Bar & Lounge at the Eldorado followed by dinner at La Strada. A romantic dinner or even a brunch can also be enjoyed at Sterling's at this popular Downtown casino.

If you want to try a few independent restaurants, visit Beaujolais Bistro near the Truckee River for their elegant French dishes and wonderful wine. Other options include Cafe de Thai for their fun atmosphere and creative cocktails, SoDo Reno near the Nevada Museum of Art and Wild River Grille near the Reno Riverwalk. For a really special occasion, save up some money and head to LuLou's for their creative menu and eclectic dishes like grilled duck breast and carmelized sunchokes in truffle oil.

Located on the Riverwalk in Downtown Reno, Wild River Grille is a contemporary restaurant with nature-inspired influences, a full bar and expansive riverside patio. Situated in the Historic Riverside Artist Lofts Building just across Virginia...  Read More

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Cafe de Thai is the perfect Reno dining experience for extraordinary Thai cuisine. A wide range of dishes from traditional to the chef's specialties will tempt your palate and satisfy your appetite. Everything is thoughtfully prepared and...  Read More

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Lulou's is the place in Reno where you take your favorite date or demand to have your birthday dinner. From both locals and visitors, LuLou's is said to serve the best food in town. It is one of the most expensive places in the city, but the...  Read More


Roxy's bar and lounge in the Eldorado in Downtown Reno is well known for its amazing martini menu, but still offers a small bites menu that goes great with their drink selection. With over 100 martinis and a selection of 350 wines, Roxy's is a...  Read More


SoDo (named after the South Downtown District) is a contemporary and stylish restaurant featuring lunch, bar bites and dinner as well as an extraordinary wine list � perfect for a night on the town. The lunch menu includes items like...  Read More

One of the best restaurants in the Big Three casinos downtown: the Silver Legacy, the Eldorado and Circus Circus. Sterlings in the Silver Legacy is a great place to have a special dinner and their Sunday Brunch buffet is probably the best in...  Read More

The 4th Street Bistro near the railroad and the Truckee River has made a name for itself by serving some of the best, freshest and most organic food in the area. Really, no matter what you order, it will be delicious. Some of their dishes...  Read More

La Strada
Photo courtesy of Eldorado Hotel & Casino

La Strada has consistently been ranked not only one of the best restaurants in Reno, but one of the best Italian restaurants in the country. The restaurant is located in the Eldorado Hotel & Casino and takes diners on a culinary journey to...  Read More

Surrounded by romantic lighting, columns, classical music and watched over by the statues of Roman hero Aninous and two maidens, visitors to Romanzo will have an enchanting dining, experience. The exhibition kitchen serves classic Italian...  Read More

This popular little restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Reno serves excellent French food in an atmosphere of white tablecloths, brick walls, small, intimate tables and French bistro art prints in a 100 year old building. The service...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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