11 Romantic Restaurants in Houston To Wine & Dine in Style

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to treat a significant other or yourself, than with a fancy dinner? Houston, Texas is burgeoning as one of the best food cities in the country, with no shortage of delicious restaurants. Houston restaurants serve everything from delicious and cheap takeout to luxurious fine dining. We've rounded up the best romantic restaurants in Houston for your next special occasion or fancy date night.

Houston's Most Romantic Restaurants

1. Brenner's on the Bayou

This gorgeous steakhouse is renowned for its beautiful ambiance, as well as its high-end menu. The restaurant is situated in a wooded setting inside Houston's Buffalo Bayou. You'll feel like you've been transported to the bayou's of New Orleans, without actually leaving the city.

The restaurant is most well known for its scrumptious seafood options, like crab cakes, king crab legs, and lobster tails. They offer several different cuts and styles of beef, including akaushi and wagyu.

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2. BCN Taste & Tradition

This Spanish-inspired restaurant is located in the Montrose district in Houston. The restaurant is built in an old 1920's Victorian home but creates a modern ambiance with the all-white dining room.

You and your date should definitely split a few of their signature appetizers before the main course. We suggest then seared foie gras and the Iberico ham croquettes.

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3. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar 

Etoile is the quintessential romantic French bistro. As soon as you enter this romantic restaurant, you'll feel as though you've been transported to Paris instead of Houston. The restaurant is conveniently located in Uptown, so you and your date can enjoy some galleria shopping before your meal.

You'll find classic French specialties like french onion soup, escargot, and bolognese. Don't miss out on ordering delicious French desserts like creme brulee and profiteroles.

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4. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

This steakhouse holds quite a reputation s it was voted best steakhouse in Houston for 2021. Along with delicious prime steaks, they also serve a variety of high-quality seafood. Their fried lobster mac and cheese is a standout, as well as the filet mignon.

They also have an extensive wine list and cocktail menu to pair perfectly with your meal.

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5. Masraffs

If you and your date are wine connoisseurs, Masraffs is the eatery for you. Along with their fine dining food, Masraffs is well known for its incredibly stocked wine bar. They have a 26-page wine list, not including their dessert wines.

Ask your waiter or waitress to suggest wine pairings for the ultimate food and wine dining experience.

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6. Uchi

If you love Japanese food and sushi, Uchi is a must-visit. The location on Westheimer road opened in 2012 after having much success in Austin. The fine-dining restaurant offers a 10-course omakase with the chef's favorite selections. You and your date can also enjoy their happy hour from 4-6 pm daily.

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7. Brennan's of Houston

This Texas Creole restaurant is actually the sister restaurant of the Famous Commanders Palace in New Orleans. You and your date can indulge in premium gulf oysters, snapping turtle soup, gumbo, and other Creole classics.

If you're really feeling fancy, indulge in the chateaubriand for two. The impressive beef tenderloin is sliced tableside and served with a homemade Worcestershire sauce.

Feeling a romantic brunch? On Sundays, they host a Creole Jazz Brunch complete with live music.

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8. State of Grace

This oyster bar is located in the trendy Heights neighborhood. It opened in the River Oaks shopping center and became a fixture in the community. Beautiful chandeliers grace the ceiling, creating cool and moody vibes.

They serve a wide array of fresh oysters, as well as pasta, steaks, and seafood.

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9. Rainbow Lodge

This restaurant is the perfect place to take a date who is adventurous. The restaurant is located in a log cabin and specializes in wild game meat. Some of the must-try entrees include the wild game mixed grill, which comes with venison, elk, quail, and wild boar.

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10. Sorrento Ristorante

Houston has no shortage of Italian restaurants but they really step up their game when it comes to romance. Diners eat by candlelight and are serenaded by live piano music. The food is quintessentially Italian, with mushroom ravioli, and tiramisu, to name a few.

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11. Damian's Cucina Italiana

This restaurant located in Midtown has been serving the community for 30 years. They pride themselves on making authentic Italian cuisine paired with impeccable service.

Their pasta is homemade, as well as their desserts and pastries. Their sweet potato ravioli and linguini with shrimp are just two of their standout dishes.

For dessert, they have Italian classics like tiramisu and Italian wedding cookies.

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