The Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston

Houston, Texas is one of the biggest cities in the biggest state. It is a bustling city with tons of cultural offerings, and that extends to the food. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. There’s a huge range of cuisines and price point in this culinary mecca that will appease the pickiest of eaters. Houston restaurateurs know how to get the atmosphere right, so when planning to set up date night in town, consider booking a table at one of these romantic restaurants.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Sorrento Ristorante Italiano, Potente, Costa Brava Bistro
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Spanish
Neighborhoods:Midtown / Montrose, Downtown, Bellaire
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,784 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

There is something inherently romantic about Italy. If you plan a date night at Sorrento Ristorante Italiano, you can feel transported to the Amalfi Coast, with exquisite dishes from the region. For s...

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Italian in Houston

Potente

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,235 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Want something even more upscale and Italian? One of the best romantic restaurants in town is Potente, a fancy Italian eatery that touts their incredible wine list. Not only does Potente have a delici...

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Italian in Houston
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Costa Brava Bistro

$$$$·Spanish·
Bellaire
1,462 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Costa Brava is in Houston's Bellaire neighborhood, and they are frequently busy. That is becausethey are one of the best romantic restaurants in the area, and people from all over the region want to d...

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Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
3,959 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

The motto at Rainbow Lodge is “Sophisticated, not stuffy!” That is because the place is upscale, but they want you to know that everyone is welcome here. Consider Rainbow Lodge if you seek something c...

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Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Westside
3,290 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

There are some restaurants in Houston that have staying power. One is Masraff's, a restaurant in Uptown. Masraff's is set against a stunning waterfall, so if you want a scenic romantic meal, this one ...

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Best Food in Houston
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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,780 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

You might not know that one of Houston's most popular nicknames is the Bayou City. This bayou-bordering town has lots of restaurants that revel in the Creole flavor of the area, including Brenner's St...

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Scenic View in Houston
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
7,276 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

The Houston Galleria is a mall, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's only a place for clothes and gifts. The Galleria also has great restaurants, including Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, one of th...

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Steak in Houston
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Damian's Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,610 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

For one of the best romantic restaurants in Houston that foodies recognize worldwide, check out Damian's Cucina Italiana. This restaurant has wowed diners for more than 30 years. At the restaurant, se...

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Houston

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
3,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Truluck's is a chain, but that doesn't mean they are not also one of the best romantic restaurants in Houston. This is a fancy restaurant in Uptown, so you will have to adhere to the business casual d...

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Seafood in Houston

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
1,932 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List

It seems no matter where you eat at Pappas Bros., you are going to have a romantic meal. The downtown location of Pappas Bros. is similar to the Galleria location, but this locale sets them up to be a...

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Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
3,159 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Grace's is a romantic restaurant in Montrose, and their brick interior will make you feel more like you are dining in a warm living room than a restaurant. This is a good thing if you want to get cozy...

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Memorial City

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
5,213 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Located in Memorial City is Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, another of the best places for meat in Houston. There are multiple outposts of the restaurant, but Memorial City is the spot that is the best f...

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
2,769 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

Is your idea of romantic fancy and sleek? Then there is no better restaurant than Mastros in Houston, where you can enjoy a romantic night out in a gorgeous setting. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling ...

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Eddie V's - West Ave

$$$$·Seafood·
River Oaks
3,053 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

River Oaks is a beautiful residential area in Houston. Eddie V's is a great romantic restaurant there. Not only does Eddie V's serve great seafood dishes, but they also have live jazz nightly. Make yo...

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Seafood in Houston

Seasons 52 - Westheimer

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

Seasons 52 has locations all over America, but the dark, candlelit interior and fresh food of Seasons 52 in Westheimer makes them one of the best romantic restaurants in town. The whole concept behind...

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Seasons 52 Houston City Centre

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Westside
2,340 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays

The Westheimer outpost of Seasons 52 is good. The one downtown is even better, thanks to their excellent locale. The menus are the same at each restaurant, and the atmospheres feel similar. What is di...

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Contemporary American in Houston

Uchi Houston

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown / Montrose
3,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Japanese food shines at Uchi - Houston, and so does romance, thanks to a stunning dining environment and a transportive experience. At Uchi, you may feel like you walked into another world, with dimly...

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Best Food in Houston
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