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Enhance your Valentine’s Day: Houston’s most romantic restaurants


Valentine’s Day is finally here, and whether you are celebrating today, tomorrow or over the weekend, you need to make sure you are hitting the top spots in the Houston area.

FourSquare ranks these as the most romantic restaurants in Space City.

  1. Brenner’s on the Bayou: Steakhouse ($$$)
    • Elegant steakhouse & bar featuring a two-story dining room complete with foliage & waterfall.
    • 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007

      Rooftop shot of Brenner’s on the Bayou. (Photo Courtesy: Brenner’s on the Bayou’s Facebook Page)
  2. Roost: New Americana Restaurant ($$)
    • Cozy bistro dishing up a diverse selection of creative New American dishes in a small, old house.
    • 1972 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77019

      Indoor shot of Roost (Photo Courtesy: Roost’s Facebook page.)
  3. Spindletop: American, Seafood ($$$)
    • Upscale revolving restaurant perched atop the Hyatt hotel serving Southwestern-inspired seafood.
    • 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

      Indoor shot of Spindletop (Photo Courtesy: Spindletop’s Facebook page)
  4. Oporto Fooding House & Wine: Tapas/Small plates ($$)
    • Refined, updated Portuguese cuisine & wines on tap served in a roomy, elegant dining room.
    • 125 W Gray Ave, Houston, TX 77019

      Indoor shot of Oporto Fooding House & Wine. (Photo Courtesy: Oporto Fooding House & Wine’s Facebook page.)
  5. Just Dinner: Italian ($$$)
    • Intimate BYO restaurant featuring a tiny menu of Italian & American classics in a 1928 bungalow.
    • 1915 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006

      Food item (Photo Courtesy: Just Dinner’s Facebook page)
  6. La Carafe: Wine Bar ($$$)
    • Candlelit place for sipping wine & ghost hunting inside the oldest commercial building in Houston.
    • 813 Congress Ave, Houston, TX 77002

      Indoor shot of La Carafe (Photo Courtesy: La Carafe’s Facebook page)
  7. 13 Celsius: Wine Bar ($$$)
    • Chill lounge serving wine & small plates at a long white marble bar & in an open courtyard.
    • 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

      Outdoor shot of 13 Celsius (Photo Courtesy: 13 Celsius’ Facebook page)
  8. Rainbow Lodge: New American Restaurant ($$$)
    • Upscale spot for American fare including wild game & seafood served in an elegant, historic cabin.
    • 2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008

      Indoor shot of Rainbow Lodge (Photo Courtesy: Rainbow Lodge’s Facebook page)
  9. Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse: Steakhouse ($$$)
    • Upscale steakhouse serving meat & seafood with classic salads & side dishes in old-school environs.
    • 1510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

      Outdoor shot of Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse (Photo Courtesy: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse Facebook page)
  10. Etoile Cuisine et Bar: French Restaurant ($$$)
    • Sophisticated French eatery with a modern farmhouse interior serving traditional & seasonal menus.
    • 101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

      Indoor shot of Etoile Cuisine et Bar (Photo Courtesy: Etoile Cuisine et Bar’s Facebook page)

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