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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Dallas

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Charlie Palmer

World-renowned restaurateur, Charlie Palmer, brings his exquisite culinary creations to Charlie Palmer at The Joule in downtown Dallas. The fashionable hotel’s signature restaurant showcases the best local products in an inspired, new American menu. Diners will experience simply yet skillfully prepared dishes coupled with a vast wine collection to accent every dish. Executive Chef Scott Romano puts a personal twist on classic steakhouse dishes such as dry-aged NY strip steak with bone marrow flan. The restaurant features an assortment of Charlie Palmer’s trademark eclectic wine selections available to diners, as well as shoppers of Next Vintage wine shop – located in the hotel lobby.

Whether dining for a casual brunch or enjoying a special occasion dinner, the ambiance of natural energy with rich, earthy colors, textured materials and limestone flooring, creates a beautiful, sophisticated and intimate environment. The unique décor features quiet, lazily spinning turbines within covered ceiling lights giving a sense of tranquility. Guests can also retreat to the private dining room seating for an unforgettable and more intimate dining experience.

The always dependable Enam Chowdhury, Maître d’ and the rest of the Charlie Palmer staff are always ready to create the perfect atmosphere for any dining occasion.

Reservations: 214.261.4600

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Crú Wine Bar

Crú is the premier wine bar, with over 300 wine selections and 40 premium wines offered by the glass as well as taster pairings and wine flights. The food is perfectly paired to complement and further the wine experience, with dinner options like Pan Seared Diver’s Sea Scallops and Kobe Beef Steak as well as cheese plates and lighter appetizers to round out a great evening. Add a plush, comfortable atmosphere and a knowledgeable staff and you have an unbeatable experience. Cru is the perfect place for a date, girls night out, bridal showers or any memorable occasion.

West Village
3699 McKinney
Dallas, 75204
Noel Petrin (General Manager)

Shops at Legacy
7201 Bishop Rd.
Plano, 75024
TJ McCarty (General Manager)

Watters Creek
842 Market St.
Allen, 75013
Steve Orozco (General Manager)


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La Calle Doce

Fall in love with that special someone in our new paradise. Enjoy a romantic dinner in our newly rebuild “ (La Calle Doce/Lakewood.)” Featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu with drinks, great food and outstanding service. Our strolling musician will make your night even more unforgettable. (This only applies to La Calle Doce in Lakewood.) La Calle Doce / Lakewood

St. Valentine’s Day Special
Choice of Cocktail (1 per person)
Horni Cupid (Sauza Hornitos, Midori, Cranberry Juice, Sweet & Sour Cranberry)
Kiss (Champagne with Splash of Stoli & Cranberry Juice)
Sugar Baby (Kalhua, Stoli Vanilla, & Butternips)
Love Potion No. 9 (Southern Comfort, Amaretto, O J & Granadina)

Appetizer: Seafood Sampler
Calamari Strips w/ Fiesta Sauce, Mini Shrimp Kobobs and Avocado with Ceviche.

Soup Choice of:
Cod Stew (Caldo de Pescado) or Tortilla Soup

Blackend Tilapia Filet & Tenderloin Filet Monterrey Style (Grilled Poblano Peppers and Panela Cheese)
Served with/ Grilled Vegetables and Rice

Glass of House Chardonnay or Merlot Wine

Xango ala Mode (Cheesecake wrapped in flour tortilla. Sugar, cinnamon & ice cream)

$ 50.00+ per Couple

La Calle Doce
1925 Skillman Street
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-9900

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

In today’s hustle and bustle, few have the opportunity to experience the joy of a well-paced meal with exceptional food and unforgettable atmosphere. The Wine Room at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse offers its guests exactly that…the chance to dine in a beautiful working wine cellar and to sample the ultimate culinary creation.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, named “Best Steakhouse in Texas” by Texas Monthly in 2007, is the premier steakhouse in Dallas. Widely recognized as one of the highest quality and best restaurants in the nation, Pappas Bros., under the leadership of Executive Chef James Johnson, serves dry-aged, prime beef accompanied by succulent side dishes, and finished with rich desserts. Even more, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Wine Department includes Barbara Werley, one of only 17 female Master Sommeliers in the world and a wine list of over 35,000 bottles. “The Pappas Bros.Experience” perfectly combines superb service, exceptional menu selections, and unmatched wine knowledge.

Pappas Bros. is located at 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75220.
For additional information, call 214-366.2000 or visit


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Grandeur, sophistication and delight glaze the stage of Nana, named one of the “Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in America” by and ranked as one of the “Most Romantic Restaurants” with “Best Service” and “Best View” by Zagat.

Acclaimed Executive Chef Anthony Bombaci creates a luxurious journey of flavor profiles, from his signature Tuna Tartar of soy, passion fruit and wasabi ice cream to his Mesquite Grilled Filet of Prime Beef topped with Cream Blu Cheese. Most popular are the seven or ten course tasting menus, with the option of paired wines, where guests can dine at their leisure and absorb the finer things in life.

The breathtaking panoramic view from the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole Tower and museum-quality art collection set the tone of opulence and royalty. The seasoned service staff, directed by General Manager Mark LaRocca, insures an impressive upscale dining experience.

These overall qualities have led to Nana’s induction into the “Fine Dining Hall of Fame.” Nana is where an event becomes an evening to remember.

2201 Stemmons Freeeway, 27th Floor
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7470

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Elegant. Romantic. Cozy. For 25 years, this is how diners have described Ruggeri’s ristorante. Take a seat on Ruggeri’s covered patio and unwind as you sip your favorite wine or drink while indulging in Ruggeri’s specialties of prime tenderloin, fresh seafood, and veal dishes, as well as authentic Italian favorites made from scratch daily. Whether you choose the legendary Preston and Royal location or the Preston and Frankford store, Ruggeri’s continues to be the favorite place to celebrate with family and friends. Rooms available for private parties. Entertainment nightly. And don’t forget Ruggeri’s take-out menu.

5950-A Royal Ln., Dallas

18208 Preston Rd., Ste. D3, Dallas