Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston

Photo courtesy Jasper's
The warm fire and chic outdoor seating area make Jasper's patio a cozy dinner spot.
6. Jasper's
With a modern but cozy outdoor patio featuring a fireplace and tea candles for lighting and a contemporary interior with tables for large parties or a lovey-dovey pair, Jasper's takes comfort dining to another level. The menu features upscale twists on classic southern comfort food like prosciutto-wrapped shrimp and grits and grilled chicken jambalaya risotto. Unique lighting around the interior of the restaurant draws diners in, while great food invites them to relax in the plush chairs and stay a while.

Photo courtesy Brennan's
Dine in the mirrored room for a luxe experience, or try another dining room for a different (though still fancy) feel.
5. Brennan's of Houston
It feels cliché to name Brennan's one of the most romantic restaurants in Houston, but the fact is, it's a chic space with a serene enclosed courtyard, numerous distinct dining rooms and just enough gilded furniture and white linen to make you feel very fancy. The John Staub dining room is the best date spot, thanks to the rustic brick walls and high-back chairs that will make you feel as if you and your love are sitting on facing thrones. Be sure to order the bananas foster made tableside for dinner and a show.

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Location Info



Backstreet Cafe

1103 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Latin Bites

5709 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca

500 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brasserie 19

1962 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


9595 Six Pines Drive, Spring, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cafe Rabelais

2442 Times Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar

1985 Welch St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Rainbow Lodge

2011 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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On any cold night, I'll take the fire-lit room and a steamy duck gumbo at Rainbow Lodge. Close to the city yet it moves me to the streams and mountains of Idaho...about as romantic as I can feel these days.


I would add Cinq to the list and as a bonus there are rooms for the night upstairs! 

del.martinis topcommenter

Seems French is the most Romantic! 

Chris Franklin
Chris Franklin

Huh. They should be easy. They are on KTRHs top 10. Ryan is doing an interview this morning.

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Chris Franklin how on earth is Brenner's on the Bayou not on this list?

Bruce_Are topcommenter

Corn dog on a stick at the mall. This will subtly introduce tumescence.


Romance, like the effects of weather, happens internally, if you're an imaginative human of warmth and optimism. I think that's what the clever, somewhat illiterate, fellows below are trying to convey.

Xavier Balderas
Xavier Balderas

Close, but you have to understand the authenticity of the mexican cuisine taco bell as well...

Jeff Berlat
Jeff Berlat

Black Eyed Pea comes in a close 2nd.

Xavier Balderas
Xavier Balderas

Popeyes off of Antoine and Pinemont on a tuesday afternoon... can't get anymore romantic with a chick than that gem. :)



Tiny little French place in my hood that I really like...modern but romantic...L'Olivier. Guy used to chef for an uber romantic family in Switzerland, name of Onasis.

FattyFatBastard topcommenter

I agree.  It was the original Rainbow Lodge.

KaitlinS topcommenter

@Bruce_Are  I love how everyone is suggesting fast food places an junk food in the comments. Houston, you know how to loooooove.

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