Located inside Kerrville’s popular Mamacita’s Restaurant and Cantina, the Republique Restaurant offers an alternative to casual dining. Republique provides an intimate setting in which to enjoy a romantic dinner. They serve continental cuisine. Their current menu consists of such entrees as “Koebe Boeuf Wellington” (filet of Kobe tenderloin topped with pate and mushroom duxelles, served open faced with rustic Yukon mashed potatoes, haricot vert Provencal and brandy demi glace), “Langoustine” (butter poached Australian lobster tail with white truffled gnocchi, asparagus and lemon beurre blanc), and “Support D’agneau” (grilled New Zealand rack of lamb with peppered spaetzle, braised baby spinach and Dijon demi-glace). Other items on their menu include rabbit, oysters, crab cakes, calamari, escargot, shrimp, soup, salads, trout, chicken breast, veal, venison, custard, souffle, and tiramisu. Republique is considered a fine dining experience and their prices reflect that. Their entrée items range in price from $24 to $75. Republique also has a prix fixe option, wine list, and cigars. It is an adults only restaurant (21 years old and older), so you do not have to worry about your romantic dinner being spoiled by crying babies or rambunctious children. Also, they do have a dress code; jackets are required. And they only offer two times to be seated for dinner, 6pm and 8pm, Monday through Saturday. Call for reservations 830-257-3300. Republique is located at 215 Junction Hwy, Kerrville Texas.
Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina
If a quiet restaurant is not necessary for you to enjoy a romantic dinner, Mamacita’s is a loud but lovely Mexican restaurant. The design of the restaurant is rather exotic. Anyone with a sense of imagination will feel as if they have left Kerrville as soon as they enter Mamacita’s. They have much to choose from on their menu. All of which I am sure is good. I usually order the Tacos al Carbon though; they are always of good quality. And their complimentary chips, salsa and green sauce are so fresh, they are hard to stop eating. Mamacita’s also has a nice patio you can dine on. And if you are in the mood, there is a Starbucks and a Cheesecake Factory actually located inside the restaurant. Mamacita’s is usually crowded when I eat there, but if you are lucky to get a table a little off from the action, it is possible to share an intimate dinner with a loved one. Mamacita’s is located at 215 Junction Hwy, Kerrville Texas.
Annemarie’s Alpine Lodge Restaurant
Located inside the Inn of the Hills resort, Annemarie’s Alpine Lodge Restaurant is a nice place for a romantic dinner. Here you can enjoy wine and good American food in a cozy part of the restaurant called The Wine Loft. And after your romantic dinner, you and your date might like to get up close with a little country western dancing in their pub, or just sit back and enjoy the live entertainment. Annemarie’s Alpine Lodge Restaurant is located at 1001 Junction Hwy, Kerrville Texas.
The interior of Billy Gene’s is pleasant, but not necessarily ideal for a romantic dinner. The most romantic element is the fact they have high-back booths, which always provides a bit more privacy than normal booths. But other than that, the décor is simply casual. The real romance happens outside. They have outdoor seating available with a pretty view of the river suitable for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere is friendly and the food good. They serve steaks, seafood, burgers, and other Texas favorites such as chicken fried steak. Their prices range from $7 to $20. Billy Gene’s is located at 1489 Junction Hwy, Kerrville Texas.
Café Riverstone’s outdoor patio with a view of the river is perfect for a romantic dinner. Not only does Cafe Riverstone have a great view, but wonderful food. Their signature dishes include chicken & avocado enchiladas, chicken fried steak, pecan encrusted antelope, and wild game & gourmet sausage. Their prices range from $8 to $20. Café Riverstone is located at 1521 Junction Hwy, Kerrville Texas.
Located at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, the Branding Iron Restaurant is a tad fancier restaurant than some of the other selections around Kerrville to enjoy a romantic dinner. It is a warm restaurant with an old west vibe, chandeliers, and good American cuisine. Their entrée prices range from $10 to $25. Branding Iron is located at 2033 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville Texas.