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. If you want more French cuisine, chez louie inside the Nevada Museum of Art will give you two dates in one. SoDo Reno near the museum and Wild River Grille near the Reno Riverwalk offer twists on comfort food. 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.


Centro Bar & Kitchen is located in the CalAve District near downtown Reno. This stylish, little restaurant (with a back patio) serves small plates and cocktails with a local twist. Menu items include the popular Filthy Bastard Fries with...  Read More

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

This Italian restaurant in downtown Reno (near the movie theater) is an affordable eatery that serves wood-fired pizza, fresh pasta, light Italian breakfasts and grab-and-go lunches. Owner Mark Estee and Chef Tommy Linnett liven up classical...  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

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


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

La Strada
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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


If being surrounded by art and music is truly romantic then chez louie in the Nevada Museum of Art might be one of the most romantic places to eat in Reno. With a menu that features locally sourced food for its affordable French-inspired meals,...  Read More


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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