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One of the most classic ways to spend your date night is to visit one of the many romantic restaurants in Austin. This city knows how to get fancy the old-fashioned, Texas way, so impress your date this Valentine’s Day with a little Southern charm and get reservations at these romantic restaurants in Austin.
800 W 6th St #100, Austin, TX 78701
The most affordable—but still fancy—restaurant on our list is The Grove, a classy wine bar & kitchen on the edge of West 6th with a stunning back patio that catches light from the sunset in the most beautiful way. Choose three bruschetta platters and a flatbread pizza for a delicious, upscale meal in a peaceful locale.
1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Lenoir sources local ingredients to present an authentic taste of Texas to guests who grace their gorgeous backyard wine garden. Open only on the weekends, Lenoir is usually booked up days, if not weeks in advance, so make sure to secure a reservation and your date ahead of time.
4710 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
On the other end, as far as you can go on East 6th, Justine’s is a French paradise that doesn’t feel like it belongs out here. Tucked behind a canopy of trees, Justine’s is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in Austin, fit for those who really want to romanticize this Valentine’s Day.
2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702
With a menu that boasts fried octopus and the delicious new shrimp mousseline-filled tortellini featured above, Launderette is a classic Austin date spot, making it one of the most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
One of the best romantic restaurants in East Austin, Suerte pulls influence from Mexican cuisine to create house-made dishes with local Texas ingredients. Grab a cocktail and a seat with a special person this Valentine’s Day.
1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Farm-fresh and locally sourced, Odd Duck features smoked Cajun pork rillette and Wagyu sirloin cap on a mouthwatering menu full of Texas favorites. This one’s a favorite among Austinites, so get a table quick.
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
A perfect date night out begins with a visit to the vegetarian and carnivore-friendly Uchi for innovative Japanese dishes and sushi created by James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Tyson Cole. The sushi bar is walk-in only, but a table at Uchi is not an easy grab, so make sure to reserve a 2-hour dinner in advance.