Love At First Bite: Ten Tantalizing Dallas Restaurants To Seduce Your Sweetheart

They say the best way to your special someone's heart is through his or her stomach. So what better way to ignite the flames than a magical meal at a dreamy dining spot? Luckily, Dallas has no shortage of romantic restaurants to set the mood.

Looking for something dark and intimate? Then book a table at St. Martin's Wine Bistro, where classic French fare paired with an old-world vibe has earned it the reputation for being one of the most romantic date places in the city. Speaking of French, Michelin Star Chef Bruno Davaillon's dazzling restaurant– Bullion –is ideal for when you fancy spoiling someone special.

Of course, nothing is more seductive than a sensational meal with stellar views– which is what you'll find at Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower and SER Steak & Spirits perched on the twenty-seventh floor of the Hilton Anatole hotel.

Whether it's a first date, special occasion or just an intimate meal for two, be sure to keep this fail-proof list handy when you want to make a good impression.

St. Martin's Wine Bistro
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Often billed as one of the most romantic restaurants in Dallas, this much-loved neighborhood stalwart oozes old-fashioned glamour with its dimly-lit Victorian decor, intimate little nooks and a menu that shines with comforting, Francophile...  Read More

The Charles
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One of the Design District's most recent additions is The Charles, a romantic, renaissance-chic eatery featuring a lineup of housemade pastas and wood-fire-grilled fish and steak. Owners Chas Martin and Chef J Chastain use classic Italian fare...  Read More

SER Steak + Spirits
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With its location on the twenty-seventh floor of the Hilton Anatole hotel, the views from SER (pronounced sear) are, as you might expect, stunning. And if the views alone don't wow you, then the black Angus tomahawk encrusted with smoked blue...  Read More

Gemma Restaurant
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Since opening in late 2013, Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers' charming Napa inspired restaurant has continued to be one the most sought-after reservations in town--and for good reason. The restaurant is comfortably chic and the food is nothing...  Read More

The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
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Dallas has no shortage of fine dining options, but the Mansion Restaurant, tucked inside the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek hotel-- has remained a standout for more than 35 years. Luxuriously kitted out with sleek contemporary...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Matt Callahan


Whether it's a regular date night or a special occasion, celebrity chef Dean Fearing's namesake restaurant in the swanky Ritz Carlton is an excellent bet. It has several dining areas, ranging from an outdoor dining patio centered around water...  Read More

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
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Reunion Tower is Dallas' most iconic landmark and Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant resides at the top (560 feet up) of its glittering orb. The revolving restaurant is a destination for the setting alone. And the modern Asian menu only adds...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Bullion


One of the most coveted tables in town is inside Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon's dazzling gold-clad restaurant, Bullion, which can be found erected above the ground floor of the former Belo Building in Downtown Dallas. The menu...  Read More

Lucia Dallas
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If you ask any discerning foodie which is the hottest restaurant in town, they'll point you to David and Jennifer Uygur's rustically charming 36-seat Bishop Arts trattoria. But be warned, the place is so popular that you have to either book two...  Read More

The French Room
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Most romantic restaurant in Texas? According to Food & Wine it's The French Room, the fine dining spot inside Dallas' Adolphus Hotel. The surrounds are opulent, the service is smooth as Bearnaise and the menu is everything you'd expect a...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene