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Unique Restaurants to Dine with Your Significant Other

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by OpenTable Team
Updated August 07, 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

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4.9
4.9 (92)
$41 to $100
Australian
Balaclava
About the restaurant

Google Review
*****
This place is an absolute gem. A very intimate experience, the owner Mike and Chefs Mikey and Laurent are gifted people who make you feel at home. Food is absolutely incredible, so much flavour with seasonal ingredients. Amazing local wine pairings. Cannot speak highly enough of this place!


features include:
Open plan kitchen with food prepared directly in front of our guests.
Warm and cozy lounge with fireplace for winter.
Secluded, rear private courtyard.
Engaging and vibrant dinner party setting.
Seasonal set menu.
Wine and beverage pairings.
Private dinners available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Always an amazing meal! Food, ambiance, service, everything was fantastic.
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4.5
4.5 (405)
$101 and over
Asian
South Yarra
About the restaurant
Yugen redefines dining after dark. A promise of an experience where food, drink, and music continue well into the night. A subterranean setting with a refined industrial feel, offering dishes and beverages influenced by the cultural richness of Asia. Tradition met with the intuition of a contemporary flair.




Top review
AnneW
Dined 7 days ago
From the moment I booked I felt valued due to emails asking for any extra requirements and if I would like a Birthday Cake! On arrival it was all streamlined and we were very welcomed. The attentive staff explained wines and food in detail and without any pressure -it was all delicious! We had a wonderful night and will definitely be back! I have already recommended it to my friends. Thank you!
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4.7
4.7 (512)
$41 to $100
European
South Yarra
About the restaurant
Located on the corner of Chapel St and Toorak Rd in South Yarra, Omnia blends the energy of a European Bistro with Australia’s best produce, bringing fine-dining craftsmanship to culinary classics in the heart of South Yarra.

Awarded 2 hats in 2023 and 2024, Omnia is steeped in genuine old-world hospitality with an acute eye on quality and seasonality. Take a seat in our light-filled Conservatory, cosy Barrel Room or lean into the vibrant ambience of the Main bar. Come alone, meet with friends, and toast with us.

Groups of 7 or more are invited to enjoy our curated group menu featuring our seasonally sourced dishes, and timeless classics. Email us on info@omniabistro.com.au for any group reservations enquires.
Top review
Sequin1000
Dined 6 days ago
Great atmosphere, lively fun night out. Would highly recommend.
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4.9
4.9 (24)
$101 and over
Japanese Speciality
Surry Hills
About the restaurant
Omakase means, “leave it up to the Chef” so let Chef Han take you on a tantalising journey of 20 courses, using the finest local Australian and Japanese produce.

OMAKASE MENU FEB/MAR 2024
Sweetcorn cold soup, truffle olive oil, paprika
Potata Pave, scallop, sea urchin, kombu
Ika Somen, calamari noodle, ikura, cucumber, bonito jelly
Chawanmushi, paradise prawn, mentaiko, sweetcorn
Abalone Tempura, abalone liver sauce, asparagus, pecorino, sushi rice
JPN A5 Wagyu steak, grilled medium rare, JPN A5 Wagyu Steak, foie gras, leek, wasabi
Sorbet
Omakase Nigiri
Southern calamari (Shark Bay WA)
Konbujime snapper (NZ)
Scallop (JPN)
Akami zuke (SA)
Scampi (WA)
Blue mackerel (Wollongong)
Salmon belly (TAS)
Bluefin tuna O-toro (JPN)
Sea eel (JPN)

Chef’s Signature hand roll +$20
Miso soup
Seasonal Fruit
Genmai Cha

*This menu can change subject to availability of ingredients. Sorry, we are unable to cater for allergies or dietary restrictions.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Before I go to this fine dining I was kinda expecting just a okay experience, but man the surprise! The menu is cleverly well designed to serve from hot food to sushi, with a desert as transition in the middle, ending with fruits and warm tea, a genuinely comfortable finishing. Chef’s attention to details was on point, not only in his preparation of the meal, but also the display of the food. He made sure his food is not only satisfy you in their taste, but also the presentation. I have been to many Michelin restaurants before and I believe Zushi Surry Hill should sit in the 2-Star range, given its quality of food, services, and pricing. Totally worth the price, and will definitely recommend to others if you are looking for Japanese fine dining in Sydney.
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4.7
4.7 (397)
$41 to $100
Steak
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
A New York-inspired seafood Grill and steakhouse in the heart of the CBD.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our whole experience was quite enjoyable. Food was really good and met our expectations. Our server was even nice enough to offer us the burger even though it was only meant to be on their lunch menu. Definitely recommend trying the macaroni vodka and creamed spinach for sides.
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4.4
4.4 (105)
$101 and over
Japanese
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
A contemporary Japanese dining experience, Warabi emphasises seasonal ingredients and elevated beverage pairings in an Omakase setting, celebrating the Kappo style of cuisine philosophy.

The Kappo dining experience at Warabi is a set menu that changes at the discretion of the head chef, whose detailed focus is on preparing courses based on the availability of the finest seasonal ingredients. A casual yet refined dining experience, Kappo directly translates to ‘cut and cook' and celebrates the chefs' craftsmanship and precise preparation techniques.

The multi-course 'Impression' menu is guided by the chef and changes daily, where the energy of dishes reflects the seasons and highest quality of ingredients available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Sep 28, 2023
Service was excellent! Staff were both observant and knowledgeable. Food was average.
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4.7
4.7 (453)
$41 to $100
Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
A contemporary, ‘New Nordic’ approach to Australian dining, led by Michelin Star and award winning Executive Chef Jae Bang.

Top review
RobinE
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing flavors and presentation. Cost a little more than it should have been. I would go again on a special occasion.
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4.6
4.6 (35)
$40 and under
Italian
Bondi Beach
About the restaurant
An Italian inspired eatery promising to serve as a home away from home. Makaveli provides a warm and welcoming space for a morning coffee, an afternoon bite, or a lively evening out. The carefully curated menu includes a selection of snacks and shareable plates, designed to complement an innovative beverage selection which features locally sourced coffee and creative cocktails. The menu at Makaveli is a tribute to the joy of sharing food, with an emphasis on communal dining. Key menu highlights include Burrata, Kingfish Crudo, and Stracciatella di bufala. Makaveli will also emphasise supporting local, independent wineries, showcasing their unique flavours and craftsmanship.
Top review
Kate
Dined 3 days ago
Fresh oysters and nice special set Even though only one chef, lovely dishes they have. I would like to try cocktails next time. One more thing made me feel uncomfortable, I paid by cash but there was card surcharge on my payment, not too much on surcharge but still dissatisfied with it.even though staff told me there was no surcharge on it.but I found it did add surcharge on my bills when I back home.that s not good.
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4.6
4.6 (522)
$101 and over
Filipino
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Modern Filipino fare cooked over fire and Vin Naturel
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Went to the Serai x Chae collab. Honestly one of the best meals I've had in Melbourne this year! The flavours were bold and bright and the use of natural fire provided a touch of smokiness to the proteins.
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4.5
4.5 (400)
$101 and over
Steakhouse
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
A traditional steakhouse experience with a modern twist, Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse has all the sophistication of an established steakhouse yet its rustic charm gives it a funky edge on the rest. A veteran but a pioneer none the less, the oldest, wisest but coolest steakhouse on the Sydney block where the best steakhouse experiences happen.
Top review
TonyB
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing food and wine Good whiskey advice as well Fantastic place
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4.4
4.4 (135)
$101 and over
Asian
Sydney CBD
About the restaurant
Our menus will take you on a culinary journey throughout Asia, paying homage to our cultures by elevating traditional flavours through modern techniques. Enter underground and indulge in a mouth-watering menu of shared plates and cocktails.
Top review
CharlotteM
Dined 1 day ago
The food was delicious and the whole vibe of the place was great! It would be nice to have a bigger serving for some of the large plates, but overall a great first time there, will definitely be back!
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4.4
4.4 (590)
$101 and over
Steakhouse
Barangaroo
About the restaurant
Discover Steersons, an elegant waterfront steakhouse nestled on the upper level of King St Wharf (accessible via Lime St). Immerse yourself in a refined yet inviting ambiance. Whether you choose to unwind on the terrace or dine indoors with captivating harbour views.
Allow the friendly and experienced team at Steersons lead you through a selection of the highest quality beef cuts, all sourced from premium locations across the country, including Northern & Southern Tablelands, and the renowned Riverina region.
Elevate your dining experience by selecting a wine from the impressive 150+ wine list, or explore the extensive collection of single malt whiskies.
No matter the occasion, Steersons promises to deliver the ultimate steak experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding food, great service and overall just perfect
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4.8
4.8 (89)
$101 and over
Korean
Circular Quay
About the restaurant
Kobo is the workshop for Hatted Chef, Jacob Lee, a space for him to demonstrate his love for his homeland of Korea, re-engineering regional dishes onto a contemporary platform, incorporating Japanese and Australian influences for a dining experience like no other.

A solid marble chef’s table is front and centre, seating 8 guests at a time for an intimate chef's table (meaning “I leave it up to you.”), Chef Jacob breaks the menu down into “Episodes” with each episode featuring a core focus on a culinary moment of his life.

Kobo is located in Sydney's new Quay Quarter Lanes, a short walk from Circular Quay station, nestled just behind the historic Hinchcliffe House.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Really creative interpretation of Korean dishes that still had good representation of the original dish's flavour. I find fusion food can taste more interesting than delicious, but all the dishes in the "Seoul" set menu tasted great. Looking forward to trying new menus in the future. Had the most varied Korean drinks menu I've seen in Sydney. Very quiet ambience.
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4.7
4.7 (655)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
ESSA provides a destination to escape the expected.

Just like the raw interiors in which we reside, our work is simple but considered.

The ethos in the kitchen embraces collaboration with local farmers, hunters and providores, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to the menu. Harvest driven dishes provide the creative parameters for our ever evolving dining experience.

ESSA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm till late and Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was amazing . Caviar with the champagne was exquisite
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$41 to $100
Australian
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
Hero's menu reflects, award winning chef, Karen Martini's love of cuisines from all over the world, techniques and produce used to create them, but overall, it showcases Karen's cooking ethos of simply using and highlighting the absolute best of Victorian seasonal produce.

Hero overall is uncomplicated and accessible contemporary dining with a European twist. Expect good sized portions, a special experience of different flavours, colours and textures, with the same being said about the atmosphere. Hero is somewhere you can sit back, work your way through the menu, and take in and reflect upon Melbourne’s famous food and art culture over specially selected wines and cocktails.

An all-day menu will run from 12pm until late daily, providing travellers, movie-goers and business lunchers with a reliable haunt at any time.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Sep 28, 2023
Really enjoyed our experience at Hero. Atmosphere, food, amazing service all rolled into one at a price that wasn’t too over the top. Highly recommended.
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