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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Austin

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Austin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4859)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Arboretum
About the restaurant
Located along the 183 Corridor at Great Hills Trail, Truluck’s Austin-Arboretum sits a stone’s throw from the Arboretum Shops, less than a mile from The Domain, and a few miles south of Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
davidc
Dined 1 day ago
We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a pleasant environment all of which added up to a nice evening.
A photo of Carillon Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (927)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Carillon is a New American restaurant featuring familiar food with a refined twist. The Carillon provides a sophisticated and approachable dining experience for all occasions. Our culinary team masterfully creates dishes with local, fresh, and seasonal produce and organic, grass-fed or free-range proteins. The Carillon offers ‘a la Carte’ or 3-course dinner for $45 tasting menu, which can be skillfully paired with award-winning wines.

Located at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, The Carillon delivers an impressive and memorable experience. Complimentary self-parking in the Conference Center Garage. Bring your ticket to be validated. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Jimmy
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Our favorite restaurant in Austin. Limited menu, but each item is creative, well made, and beautifully presented. Service is professional, there is substantial space among tables, and the ambiance is subdued. Excellent value.
A photo of Jeffrey's Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2064)
$50 and over
American
Central Austin
About the restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar has been an Austin fine dining institution since 1975. In 2012 the restaurant closed for a major renovation and was reopened by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality. The legendary restaurant, nestled in the Clarksville neighborhood just west of downtown, features a lively bar and three distinct dining rooms. The menus, from executive chef Mark McCain, features dry-aged prime steaks, updated classic fine dining, and locally sourced produce. The award-winning wine list, one of the largest and most diverse in Texas, features highly-sought after vintages from Old and New World producers. Private dining in the Napoleon Room and The Apartment is available for special events. Valet service is offered.

The charming neighborhood location, old world service & multiple private dining options make Jeffrey's a true Austin gem. Jeffrey's was named “Top 10 Best New Restaurants” in the country by Bon Appetit magazine in 2013.

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Bgjjrvip
Dined 4 days ago
The 3 of us ordered different meals and they all were excellent!
A photo of Siena Ristorante Toscana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2547)
$31 to $50
Italian
Northwest
About the restaurant
For over 20 years Siena has been Austin’s premier destination for authentic Tuscan cuisine. Locally owned and operated Siena's owners wanted to share their love of Tuscany with Austin diners. Utilizing the talents of long time veteran of the Austin food scene, Chef Harvey Harris, Siena's goal is to transport the dinner from the hills of North Austin to the rolling hills of Toscana. Chef Harvey received his Master's Chef in Italian cuisine while attending culinary school in Piedmonte Italy, but his heart is in Tuscany where he lived and worked. All food at Siena is prepared to order, pasta is made fresh daily as well as all stocks and sauces. Our food is complemented by an award-wining wine cellar and served in rustic, elegant surroundings of thick stone walls and tall wood-beamed ceilings. Whether visiting for happy hour, special event, or a romantic evening, experience the welcoming charm of Tuscany close to home.
Top review
Juanca
Dined 2 days ago
Siena's consistency and quality has been the winning formula all these years. The outstanding attitude of everyone is the cheery on top. Always enjoy my time at Siena. Katie was our server and she was superb. Also recommend the bar area for appetizers and drinks if not in the mood for a formal sit-down. Never disappoints.
A photo of Justine's Brasserie restaurant
4.8
4.8 (804)
$31 to $50
French
East Austin
About the restaurant
Bienvenue à Justine's!
Our art filled dining room and winter tent are all available for walk-ins. We only take reservations for parties of 6 or more.

Guests waiting for tables are invited to have a cocktail, indulge in a caviar bump from the raw bar & lounge beneath the blue neon of our garden pagoda and meet friends old and new.
If you think you've gone too far ... keep going!

Top review
AngelaBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food and service. Loved the music vibe and the mussels , cheese, charcuterie, Bolognese, all were excellent!! Can’t wait to go back!!
A photo of Boa Steakhouse - Austin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (13)
$50 and over
Steak
Downtown
About the restaurant
Dry aged, medium rare and new to Austin, TX. BOA Steakhouse unites the elements of signature steak & seafood selections, hip ambiance and trendy cocktails while offering unparalleled hospitality.
Top review
NikkyRvip
Dined 3 days ago
Incredible service, amazing food, sexy ambiance, stellar cocktails, extensive wine list. Goat cheese, baklava, bone marrow, crème brûlée corn Wagyu, bougie, baked potato. Strawberry goodies for sweets after. If you want to be impressed or impressed, someone take them to boa steakhouse. Pat wonderful experience Whitney is a great manager Angel added to the atmosphere. Overall 15 out of 10 ;)
A photo of Ah Sing Den restaurant
4.6
4.6 (419)
$31 to $50
Asian
East Austin
About the restaurant
*Please note all patrons must be 21 years or older*

Named after Ah Sing, the owner of one of East London’s most famous opium dens where Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and other creative people derived inspiration. We hope by bringing you the most delicious tipples and morsels your imagination will flourish as well!

Dinner Menu available Wednesday - Sunday

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Exceptional drinks and great food. Good energy and vibes.
A photo of Retail Therapy restaurant
4.5
4.5 (16)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Retail Therapy, a refined cocktail sanctuary, where elegance meets comfort in every corner. Immerse yourself in plush seating as our skilled mixologists craft an array of tantalizing libations, using house-made syrups, garnishes, and freshly squeezed juices daily. Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our collection of classic and contemporary cocktails, complemented by decadent desserts and an enticing Japanese-inspired menu featuring sushi and hibachi small plates.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great experience! Celebrated my birthday here with a few friends and had a great time. Chill vibe, great music, attentive staff and delicious drink and desserts. Perfect for a nightcap or pregame on a Friday early evening! Definitely coming back soon!
A photo of CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - The Domain restaurant
4.3
4.3 (454)
$30 and under
American
Northwest
About the restaurant
Cru Wine Bar at the Domain offers many wine vintages for you and your friends or family to enjoy. The establishment also offers a wealth of quality food to sate your appetite. Some of the top options on the menu at Cru Wine Bar at the Domain include the lobster & shrimp potstickers, lamb lollipops, stone-fired pizzas, filet mignon, Scottish salmon, and chicken parm.

CRU Food & Wine Bar at The Domain serves brunch as well. Some of the items on the brunch menu at the eatery include crab cake benedict, steak & eggs, avo toast & shrimp and grits. Dessert options include chocolate fondue and chocolate lava cake.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Great! It was a bit warm during our dinner but overall a great experience.
A photo of Laurel restaurant
3.9
3.9 (118)
$31 to $50
Italian
West Austin / Westlake
About the restaurant
Located in Hotel Viata in the scenic neighborhood of West Lake Hills just outside of Austin, Laurel highlights authentic coastal Italian cuisine with seasonal and local ingredients. Each experience is complemented by an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails curated by expert sommeliers and mixologists.

Nestled in Texas Hill Country, Laurel offers the perfect blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or brunch dining experiences. Unwind on the outdoor patio designed for al fresco dining, complete with a grand fireplace to warm your meal under the stars.

Join us for live music on Friday and Saturday nights or Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm. Visit us and make Laurel Restaurant your go-to spot for unforgettable moments, unique culinary experiences, and satisfying libations.

Top review
StaceyWvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Great experience and excellent service. The restaurant was beautiful and I will definitely go again.
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