The 13 Best Restaurants in Dallas for Valentine’s Day This Year

For some people, a display of love is a thoughtful gift. For others, their love language is a compassionate act of service. And then there are others (and we like these people the most, TBH) who feel like love is a saucy plate of pasta smothered with Parm. Even if your feelings about food aren’t quite that extreme, these 13 restaurants are sure to make your V-Day unforgettable—provided you don’t forget to reserve a table ASAP, before they’re all booked. Here are the best Valentine’s Day restaurants in Dallas to treat your beloved or your bestie this February.

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1. Georgie

Knox District golden boy Stephan Courseau joined forces with celebrity chef Curtis Stone to bring a super sexy stunner to the old Villa-O location. While sipping Champagne here, it’s easy to pretend—at least for the moment—that you are vacationing in Paris. No airfare required.

4514 Travis St. #132;

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2. Drake’s

Old Hollywood but with a little Park Cities pizzazz—that’s the vibe we’re getting from this steakhouse from Vandelay Hospitality Group. It’s perfect for whatever situation you find yourself in on Valentine’s Day, because while the cozy booths are occupied by couples sipping martinis and listening to jazz, the lively bar seems to be packed with singles ready to mingle.

5007 Lovers Lane;

3. Paradiso

This Bishop Arts District beauty is something straight out of an Instagram dream. And while some people fancy a phenomenal fixed menu for Valentine’s Day, some crave an adventurous evening. If you find yourself in the latter category, how does roving bar carts serving European snacks sound? We’re all for it.

308 N. Bishop Ave.;

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4. Te Deseo

Rooftop cocktails, a Latin American menu, swoon-worthy decor—this Harwood hot spot is the place to be on V- Day. And while smoking is officially not cool anymore, we are very intrigued by the chocolate cigar we are seeing on the dessert menu. Edible ashes? Tell us more.

2700 Olive St.;

5. Le Bilboquet

A romantic rendezvous amidst the candles and chic diners at this Knox Street district dazzler is never a bad idea. And we can’t really explain how this authentic French restaurant somehow also offers the best Cajun chicken in town, but it just does, so go with it. For February, one can usually count on chef Momo Sow to create a Valentine’s Day fixed menu of sorts, however, a la carte eaters mustn’t miss the crab and avocado, foie gras, and, of course, the escargots.

4514 Travis St Unit 124;

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6. The French Room

Speaking of French fare, one cannot list off romantic restaurants in town without including what is, perhaps, the most beautiful dining room in Dallas located inside the famed Adolphus Hotel. From the architecture to the candles and the impeccable service, whatever meal you choose to partake in here is going to be one that is remembered for a long time. We especially adore the tea service and find it to be the best in town.

1321 Commerce St;

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7. The Mansion Restaurant

Pulling up to the swanky Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, you instantly know you are in for a treat. And whether it is the glamorous nostalgia of yesteryear or the dimmed lights of a beaming chandelier amongst a black and white checkered floor, the restaurant follows suit offering contemporary American cuisine with French touches. This Valentine’s Day, the Mansion is offering a five-course tasting menu for $170 per person featuring Black Périgord Risotto, Maine Lobster and Wagyu Striploin. However, if you choose to celebrate on a different day, the larger menu will offer up options like Italian white truffle gnocchi, market fish, and butternut squash bisque.

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd;

8. Fachini

Nestled like a meatball atop a perfect pile of pasta, Dallasites find Fachini in a cozy second floor walkup in Highland Park Village. Start your experience with a drink at the establishment’s exceptional bar and then mosey to your table to begin eating your way through the menu that is packed with possibility. From Texas wagyu carpaccio to 100-layer lasagna alla Sunday and veal agnolotti, every dish is finger licking good. And no pressure, but we happen to know for a fact that this is the perfect place to pull diamonds out of your pocket to celebrate a milestone occasion (yep, we’re speaking from experience on this one).

33a Highland Park Village;

9. Rise

Yes, we know this is the spot that you get your girls together for a glass of Champagne and soufflé on a cold, rainy day, however, don’t tell us that you haven’t secretly dreamed of sharing a bottle of wine with your love at this café’s darling back bar? Pair that with a loaf of bread hot out of the oven, and a soufflé special and this effortless Valentine’s date is feeling as warm and fuzzy as the marshmallow soup when it hits your tummy.

5360 W Lovers Ln #220;

10. Tango Room

Does your significant other consider themselves an aficionado of the Dallas dining scene? Set their sights on this sophisticated steakhouse of sorts where the vibe is ultra-sexy with minimal distractions. Located in the Dallas Design District, this is a great place to grab a booth with your babe, drink ice cold martinis and share lobster corndogs and steak au poivre. Love duck? Sign yourself up as this restaurant that boasts duck wings, roasted Peking duck and duck fried rice.

1617 Hi Line Dr Suite 250;

11. Mercat Bistro

If there is a more picturesque corner table in all of Dallas to cozy up to someone special and enjoy a coffee or plate of pasta, we are in total denial, because for us, this spot is the tip of the top. Celebrate Valentine's Day with l'amour de ta vie in the Hardwood District for the restaurant’s four-course dinner menu. For $95 you’ll enjoy a scrumptious meal of Beet Cured Salmon, Asparagus Salad, Venison Tenderloin, Sea Bass En Papillote, Opera Cake and a glass of Champagne.

2550 Harry Hines Blvd;

12. Sister

Despite its name, this sexy Greenville Avenue destination is for much more than family celebrations. Located in the spot formerly occupied by The Grape (RIP), restaurant visionary Chas Martin (and his crew) has created magic yet again with his uncanny ability to set the scene as refined yet relaxed. Take your date here for loosely Italian-inspired neighborhood fare. Think wood-fired meats and fish and house made pasta specials. The lightly Mediterranean inspired accompaniments keep things fresh.

2808 Greenville Ave;

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13. Uchi

And is there anything more romantic than specialty omakase for two? To help guests experience a divine Dallas Valentine’s Day, this sexy sushi spot is offering a special 10-course menu featuring duck, madai, A5, kanpachi, bluefin tuna and caviar. The cost is $250 but the bonus points you’ll get from your special someone for thinking outside of the box is priceless. Reservations open one month out from the desired date and this menu is being offered February 11, February 12 and February 14.

2817 Maple Ave;

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Dallas Editor

Diana Oates is a freelance writer living in Dallas with her husband and three kids. When she’s not telling you about the best new restaurant in town or the hottest hotel to escape...