The Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston

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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.

Restaurants:Sorrento Ristorante Italiano, Potente, Costa Brava Bistro
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Spanish
Neighborhoods:Midtown / Montrose, Downtown, Bellaire

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,549 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 frRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Houston

Potente

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
937 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 PRead more
93% recommended
Special Occasion in Houston

Costa Brava Bistro

$$$$·Spanish·
Bellaire
1,291 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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 Read more
96% recommended
Best Food in Houston
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Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
3,411 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 Read more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Westside
2,992 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 romaRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Houston

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,355 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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, inRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Houston

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$·Steak·
Galleria / Uptown
6,784 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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. SRead more
96% recommended
Steak in Houston

Damian's Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,497 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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. ARead more
92% recommended
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BCN Taste & Tradition

$$$$·Spanish·
Midtown / Montrose
1,417 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
When you like to spend a romantic night exploring new cuisines, you may want to consider BCN Taste & Tradition. This Spanish restaurant is a nod to the dining scene in Barcelona, sRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Houston
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Houston

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
2,576 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 tRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
1,658 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Houston
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Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,662 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
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 Read more
96% recommended
American in Houston

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Memorial City

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westside
4,978 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 spoRead more
92% recommended

Da Marco

$$$$·Italian·
Texas
1,007 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
An excellent Italian eatery and one of the best romantic restaurants in Houston, Da Marco sits in the Montrose neighborhood. This warm, inviting, wine-focused restaurant serves a mRead more
93% recommended
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Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Galleria / Uptown
2,016 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 haRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked in Houston

Eddie V's - West Ave

$$$$·Seafood·
River Oaks
2,777 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 jRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Seasons 52 - Westheimer

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,677 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
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 Read more
95% recommended
Healthy in Houston

Seasons 52 Houston City Centre

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Westside
2,110 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 feelRead more
94% recommended

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,235 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
One of the best ways to celebrate your romance with someone is to get a hotel room. Consider booking a spot at the Four Seasons Hotel, one of Houston's nicest lodging options. WhenRead more
94% recommended
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Uchi Houston

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown / Montrose
2,902 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 anothRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Houston
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