Houston's Top Romantic Restaurants

The best romantic restaurants in Houston

Whether it be for Valentine's Day, an anniversary dinner or just because, visiting a romantic restaurant is never a bad way to spend an evening. For your perusal, here are the best romantic restaurants in Houston.

  • 01 of 08
    Michelangelos Restaurant

    One of those classically romantic Italian restaurants, Michelangelos is a winner if you’re really looking to set the mood. No telling how many engagement proposals meals here have preceded.

    307 Westheimer
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 02 of 08
    ••• Sambuca

    A nice mix of Jazz and upscale new American cuisine, Sambuca Jazz Café is just the right amount of flash and quality. Give the crème brulee a chance; you won’t regret it.

    909 Texas Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002

  • 03 of 08

    A long-time staple of Post Oak, this European-style dining moved over to Greenway and took all of the things that make it enjoyable along. To supplement their upscale décor and dining, they also have a quality wine selection.

    3755 Richmond Avenue
    Houston, TX, 77046

  • 04 of 08

    If you want to keep your dining experience a little more down to Earth, Benjy’s and their “modern American dining” is a solid pick, especially if you’re looking to supplement your meal with a martini. With that said, it still possesses just enough class to make it a romantic restaurant in Houston.

    2424 Dunstan Road #125
    Houston, TX 77005

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  • 05 of 08

    The Sam Houston Hotel has a reputation for being upscale, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that their restaurant, 17, is a standout for romantic dining and American cuisine.

    1117 Prairie Street
    Houston, TX 77002

  • 06 of 08
    Wine Glasses
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    Just Dinner is BYOB, so you never have to worry about spoiling your romantic dinner with a  bad house red. The restaurant itself is housed in a charming old cottage built in 1928 and is the perfect mix of cozy and elegant. Be sure to try the maple-glazed pork belly. It's a fan favorite. 

    1915 Dunlavy Street
    Houston Texas 77006

  • 07 of 08
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    Uchi is a favorite date night spot for many Inner-Loopers because of its gorgeous ambience and out-of-this-world sushi. Start your dinner off with the brussels sprouts (trust me on this one), then share the Walu Walu and foie gras sashimi, before polishing it all off with their signature fried milk. ​​​

    904 Westheimer
    Houston Texas 77006 

  • 08 of 08


    Ibiza Food and Wine Bar
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    Ibiza has an extensive wine collection and absolutely delicious food, all complemented with a gorgeous backdrop of elegant decor and candlelight. The menu features traditional comfort food items — like steak and macaroni and cheese — but also features interesting flavor combinations like chili-crusted red fish with bacon butter.  When the weather is nice, sit in one of the outside tables to enjoy a peek at the Downtown skyline and the bustle of Houston's Midtown.  

    2450 Louisiana Street
    Houston, TX 77006