For a more affordable alternative, Rise No. 1 is the best bet. Rise No. 1 is known for its soufflés, both savory and sweet, but they also offer other entrees including sandwiches, tuna, and steak. Sit inside among the romantic twinkle lights or soak up the fine weather on the outside patio. Rise No. 1 only accepts reservations for parties of five or more, so plan your visit accordingly. After your meal, enjoy a romantic stroll around the surrounding Inwood Village shopping center.
Rise No. 1, 5360 W Lovers Ln, Ste. 220, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 366 9900
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned steak, and Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House offers some top-notch cuts. The wait staff is impeccable and can provide expert suggestions for what to order, from appetizers to main courses to wine pairings. If you’re more in the mood for seafood, Chamberlain’s also has delicious options for that as well, particularly the scallops. For even more seafood choices, visit Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill just down the street on Addison’s Restaurant Row. Additionally, you can stop next door for after-dinner cigars at the Cigar Lounge.
If you’re looking for Tex-Mex, Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano probably isn’t for you. However, if you want upscale, authentic Mexico City dining, this is the right place. Javier’s food has old world Mayan and Aztec influences, so it’s closer to the dishes you’d find in Mexico. Located in ritzy Highland Park, Javier’s is a popular choice for Dallas’ elite, so it’s an excellent option for a sophisticated and classy evening. Javier’s also houses a private lounge and cigar room where you can sip cocktails and smoke cigars in an intimate, relaxed setting.
Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano, 4912 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 521 4211
Hotel ZaZa is perhaps Dallas’ trendiest and most elegant hotel, and Dragonfly certainly fits that description. With funky, eclectic decor, Dragonfly offers creative menu options with fresh ingredients such as the New Zealand lamb lollipops and milk-braised pork osso bucco. Dragonfly is also the perfect spot to grab drinks, like the cheekily named Boyfriend Material or No Apologies. For prime people-watching, head outside to recline by the pool. If you’re feeling extra romantic, book a room at Hotel ZaZa and make a staycation out of it.
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 550 9500
Experience refined Southern home cooking at Hattie’s in the Bishop Arts District, one of Dallas’ most up-and-coming areas. Hattie’s presents new approaches to old favorites, such as Low Country shrimp and grits, mac ‘n’ cheese-crusted filet of beef, and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Hattie’s clean, mostly black and white decor centers all the attention on the food. After dinner, take a romantic walk around the rest of the Bishop Arts District, where you’re sure to discover something else to check out.
Hattie’s, 418 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX, USA, +1 214 942 7400