Houston’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Where romance and eating well go hand in hand

Have romance and fine dining on the mind? Then check out these three beloved spots in Houston to impress your date.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

At this elegant Uptown Park eatery, chef Philippe Verpiand sets the mood for romance with classic, pitch-perfect French cuisine including duck à l’orange, coq au vin, and foie gras. Though dinner might be the main attraction, weekend brunch offers up a slightly more casual, but equally intimate affair.

State of Grace

Reservations are a must at this celebrated River Oaks restaurant by James Beard-nominated chef Ford Fry. A wood-burning stove takes center stage in the kitchen, firing many of the main dishes, including the Spanish octopus, redfish, and dry-aged KC strip. Pasta fans will flip the house-made specialties, like the amatriciana cavatelli and squid ink stracci.

Da Marco Cucina E Vino

Since 2002, this Tuscan fine dining mainstay by chef Marco Wiles has been a go-to for locals and visitors alike. The dining room is clean and classic, much like the cooking. Meat lovers can tuck in to the popular Colorado lamp chops, will lighter appetites will swoon over the sweet corn ravioli with lobster.

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