A truly romantic evening should pull out all the stops—from magnificent cuisine and exquisite decor to beautiful surroundings and, of course, amazing company. Whether you’re looking for an elegant place to spend a special occasion or an unforgettable locale to pop the question, these romantic restaurants are sure to fit the bill. All you need is the perfect dinner date.
One If By Land, Two If By Sea, New York
Spend an evening inside a transformed 18th-century carriage house. Located in New York City, the iconic restaurant serves a multi-course meal with elaborate selections. You’ll also warm up easily with your date under the beautiful candlelit chandeliers.
Grotta Palazzese, Italy
The restaurant is set deep into the rock, with a terrace created inside a natural cave. Soft lights and candles set the romantic mood, with the sound of the waves crashing off the rocks below. Set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this romantic hotel is a 3-minute walk from Matrix Church and 10 km from Conversano Castle.
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, Seattle
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi is a grand penthouse restaurant on the 31st floor of Bellevue’s Lincoln South Tower, merge the beauty that is quintessentially the Pacific Northwest. Stunning view of Seattle’s verdant scenery and stunning architecture. The interior is nothing but elegant as well.
Clos Maggiore, London
If romance is in your cards, London’s most romantic restaurant is Covent Garden’s multi award-winning Clos Maggiore. The skylight is surrounded with twining, flower-starred branches to resemble an Italianate courtyard, a delightful treat in the city centre. Enjoy seasonally inspired classic French cuisine and top notch service. A peaceful French retreat in the centre of London. Looking to propose? Clos Maggiore plays host to more marriage proposals in a week than the Eiffel Tower does in a month…
The Little Door, Los Angeles
This West Hollywood eatery is a popular spot for everything from date nights to weddings, thanks to its cozy rustic Mediterranean–inspired dining areas and secluded secret garden . Outdoor patios and indoor dining room with a fireplace create warm and inviting atmosphere. Executive chef T Nicolas Peter has been creating menus with market fresh ingredients from Santa Monica Farmer’s Market since 1996. Book a table ahead and enjoy your evening out with great food and delicious seasonal cocktails. You wont be disappointed, and expect to run into your favorite A-listers on your way out.
Cecconi’s, Miami Beach
If you are after Italian charm and romance I’ve found the place for you. Cecconi’s history goes back to 1978, when a general manager from Cipriani in Venice moved to London. There’s still a Cecconi’s in London and another in West Hollywood, Calif. Cecconi’s is located on Collins Avenue just before the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It’s inside the members-only club Soho Beach House, part of an international group that started in London 19 years ago. The 140-seat outdoor dining room really is a magical place. There’s a pergola overhead, and trees appear to be growing from the green-and-beige tiled floor. White lights are strung across much of the flora.
Le Train Bleu, Paris
Ohh la’ la’! Le Train Bleu is a restaurant located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris, France. It was designated a Monument Historique in 1972. A favorite of Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, and Brigitte Bardot, the restaurant features a lavish interior decorated with vintage frescoes and big oak benches and chandeliers. Expect fine renderings of French classics with a notable wine selection.
Located in the oldest hotel in Budva’s old city, Astoria Hotel’s very own Astoria restaurant is a convenient place to dine. Once through the elegant hallway and up the stairs, diners have the choice to sit in the intimate modern dining room or out on the terrace with stunning views of the beaches and water below, perfect romantic dinner for two. The wine list is extensive and diverse as well as their food menu. They have a little something for everyone at this charming balkan gem.
Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur, India
This charming old-world villa is a great hangout, with a coffee shop and a splendid bakery. The indoor and alfresco dining options are also highly popular at this lounge-like restaurant, named after the year Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II. Located at The Leela Palace Udaipur, this is a great spot for a romantic meal or just to gaze out at Lake Pichola’s serene waters while indulging in a traditional feast.
Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse, Paris
In the heart of the iconic luxury hotel, it’s luxurious interior that is inspired by the royal apartments of Versailles Palace. One of the crown jewels in the chef’s dining empire, Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse boasts five Michelin stars and a decadent atmosphere. Enjoy this magical experience, that you wont ever forget. The restaurant is the epitome of a great French restaurant.