By James Wong
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Romantic Restaurants

in Austin

The 13 Most 

to the increasingly diverse date night-seeking crowd in Austin. 

There are a range of options catering

shoes to pretty patios strewn with twinkling lights and live music, 

these are the most romantic restaurants here.

From upscale indoor eats perfect for busting out your best closed-toed



Every dish is a visual masterpiece, and mains like the flambeed Texas Wagyu Tomahawk wows in terms of both presentation (spoiler—an open flame is involved) and taste. 

South Congress


Mediterranean-led menu offers inventive takes on Israeli, Lebanese, Greek, and Turkish dishes like Crispy Short Rib Hummus, Muhammara, Lamb Wrapped in Eggplant, and Grilled Cauliflower Kebab. 



Garrison transports you out of Austin and into a swanky Manhattan date spot, minus the commute. You’ll fine-dine within gorgeous dark wood interiors lit by chandelier and candlelight. 

East Austin


Intero is the best of the bunch, with saucy handmade pastas for you to slurp on till you “accidentally” kiss.



A live act is scheduled every night of the week here, and it’s always a stellar act. The food is a nod to classic Texan cuisine made with fresh local ingredient. 

South Lamar

El Naranjo

Kick things off with a Mezcalina (mezcal, serrano, basil, agave, pineapple), and then get right into it with duck or sauteed shrimp doused in multilayered mole negro. 

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