Treehouse Italian Grill
For the best in outdoor dining, enjoy a romantic dinner at the Treehouse Italian Grill. Dine on the patio underneath a gorgeous oak tree hundreds of years old and surrounded by a beautiful garden. On the weekends, you can also enjoy live musical entertainment outdoors while you savor delicious Italian cuisine. If you prefer your romantic dinner indoors, there you will find the Treehouse’s Old World décor charming and the atmosphere friendly. Choose to dine on traditional pasta such as Lasagna or not so traditional pasta such as Seafood Pasta. In addition to pasta based dishes, they also serve chicken, fish, steak, and veal dishes. And they have a decent wine list as well. Their entrée prices range from $12 to $19 making the Treehouse Italian Grill not only a pretty setting for a romantic dinner, but also affordable. The Treehouse Italian Grill is located at 2201 College Avenue, Austin, Texas.
For those who might like dancing to be the romance in their romantic dinner, the Broken Spoke is an inviting Texas dance hall where good times are easily found. The Broken Spoke is perfect for those Texans who know an enjoyable dinner does not get much better than the best chicken fried steak. While certainly it may not suit everyone’s idea of a traditional romantic dinner, if the goal is to have a memorable night together, it is a goal effortlessly accomplished at the Broken Spoke. The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 South Lamar, Austin, Texas.
With a name like Zoot, you can image it might be a cool place to go for a romantic dinner; maybe even a little retro. And Zoot is both, cool and retro. But the coolest thing about Zoot is the fact it is all so subtle. It is cool without feeling like the flavor of the month kind of restaurant. And it has some retro elements to its design, but its hint of nostalgia is mixed with a contemporary elegance suited for a nice romantic dinner. Located in an old house, if the warm atmosphere of Zoot does not charm you, the food sure will. Choose from an a la carte menu such tasty foods as Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Apple Crumb Cake and Pear Soup; Grilled Prime Strip Steak with Potato Puree and Wild Mushroom Ragout; or Duck Breast with Squash Gnocchi, Haricots Verts, Sage Brown Butter and Chorizo. Or indulge yourself with the five course chef’s tasting menu. And if you or your date are looking for a romantic dinner with vegetarian fare, Zoot has a five course vegetarian tasting menu as well. Both tasting menus can be paired with wines. Expect to spend $100 to $200 on a romantic dinner for two if you choose the chef’s tasting menu option. If you go a la carte, save room for dessert; their Warm El Ray Chocolate Cake with Zinfadel Infused Cherries is to delectable. Zoot is located at 509 Hearn, Austin, Texas. Reservations are recommended: 512-477-6535
Located in a charming house, Aquarelle is perfect for an intimate romantic dinner. The atmosphere is warm and classy. The service is attentive and friendly. And the French cuisine is superb. Choose from entrees such as Pan Roasted Rabbit Loin with Artichokes and Sunchokes; Roasted Chicken Ballotine Stuffed with Goat Cheese; Lamb Chop and Top Loin; or Pan Roasted Gulf Red Snapper and Jumbo Shrimp. Entrée prices are around $20 to $40. A tasting menu is also available. And of course, Aquarelle has a wonderful selection of wines. Aquarelle is located at 606 Rio Grande. Aquarelle is open Tuesday thru Saturday. Reservations are recommended: 512-479-8117