Great Date Spots in Dallas

Planning a date is difficult; it takes research, creativity, time and a little passion doesn't hurt. The routine--dinner and a movie--doesn't fly anymore; you've got to put some flair into your plan to ensure the one you fancy feels the love. So next time you want to impress, head out to one of these great date spots for an evening that will make a lasting memory.

Updated: April 06, 2009

Date Deets

Tillman's Roadhouse

324 West 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208

Your date will enjoy the stroll from the eclectic Bishop Arts District to the Tillman's bar area where margaritas flow and black and white movies play. Chic farmhouse describes this backdrop with bold brocade wallpaper, blonde wood antelope busts and Murano chandeliers over picnic tables. This scene is an incredible conversation starter while the American menu offers one-of-a-kind dishes such as venison Frito-pie and tableside S'mores to share--now that's sweet lovin'.

Chateau Wine Market and Bodega Bar

4514 Travis St Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75205

If you both appreciate a good chardonnay or merely need a dark corner to steel a kiss this discreet wine lounge will whet your appetite. Unknown to many in-the-know Dallasites, the scene is tucked behind the Chateau Wine Market and is imaged after a European wine cellar--dark lighting, wine barrels and a collection of mounting corks. Sexy music plays throughout and dark cushy leather couches are placed in strategically private spots.

Steel Restaurant

3102 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75219

If you're really proud of your date and also have an adventurous palate then reserve the glassed wine room at this sushi house for a private yet very visible table. The high-end crowd will be impressed as well as your date who will feel elegantly showcased. Add some spice to your conversation with the devil roll which is spicy tuna with wasabi and yellow mustard; if that won't break the ice then the hot sake will melt it.


4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

If your date is an avid fan of the Food Network's Iron Chef Championship then Abacus will make you a winner. Abacus Chef Kent Rathbun is an Iron Chef America Champion beating out Bobby Flay; he also holds many other awards and accolades from the James Beard House and an induction into the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. In addition to many other favorites, the famous lobster shooters and impeccable service will keep your date in good taste.

Belmont Hotel Dallas Hotels

901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Star gaze with your date at a mid-century modern hotel rooftop. The view of the Dallas sky and skyline is unlike any other. A pool side setting and mojtinis with Treaty Oak Platinum rum may put the stars in your eyes and the date in the bag. Rooms may be available if you dare to suggest, but not by the hour?let's keep it classy.