Picking out just the right spot for a date is tricky, whether it's for a first date, anniversary celebration, or just an opportunity to spend some quality time together. After working up the courage to ask that person out, or just coordinating schedules for the right night, you need the perfect setting. Eater is here to help you work your wooing magic with the best date night restaurants in Austin.
Below are the best places to take the object of your affection for every occasion. Hit happy hour destinations like Contigo if you’re more interested in nibbling on appetizers than a full-blown meal, and reserve heavy hitters like Jeffrey’s for anniversaries. Slay your first date with Lenoir, or keep it casual (but still delicious) with Bufalina Due. This update adds Kalimotxo, Radio Coffee and Beer, Il Brutto, Chosun Galbi, and Perla’s. Any of these date night destinations will set you up for success.
For more options, check out Eater’s guide to fine dining restaurants in the city.
As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants themselves.
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