Sparks will fly with this list of Oklahoma's romantic dining destinations.
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Impeccable cuisine, elegant wine and ambient lighting complete the perfect formula for an unforgettable date night. Whether toasting your love on Valentine’s Day, celebrating an anniversary, or searching for a new date night spot, these Oklahoma restaurants are guaranteed to fit the bill.
Almost every candlelit table at the beautifully rustic Rock House offers panoramic views of scenic southeastern Oklahoma. Owned by couple Sam and Tami Balzanna, this Talihina dining destination exudes romance - from its rural setting near the Kiamichi Mountain Range to its historic charm as a restored 1920s home. Patrons from Oklahoma and beyond travel here for the restaurant's famous crab cakes, hand-cut, grilled-to-order steaks, and a selection of pasta and seafood dishes. A meal at The Rock House is best concluded with a glass of wine overlooking the Balzanna’s idyllic horse pastures as the sun sets over the horizon.
Nestled within Oklahoma City’s popular Paseo Arts District, the Paseo Grill is known for sophisticated entrees and an elegant atmosphere, making this legendary restaurant a top choice for a romantic rendezvous. Secluded tables and tucked-away booths with plush privacy curtains add the right amount of privacy for an exquisite meal without interruption. Enjoy fare such as Chilean sea bass or prime ribeye, but save room for dessert – a serving of Tahitian vanilla bean crème brulee will provide a perfectly sweet ending to the evening.
Housed within a former 1920s country club, White Dog Hill in Clinton is a hidden gem perched atop Oklahoma's expansive western prairie. Red stone walls, live music and breathtaking views from every direction make this getaway destination an extraordinary locale for your next date night. Choose from classic entrees such as steak, Cornish game hens and grilled shrimp, and save room for scratch-made desserts like carrot cake or bread pudding. Out back on the patio, enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets on this gorgeous property in southwest Oklahoma.
Serene lighting, greenery adorning exposed brick and an air of ease set the scene for a dreamy date night at Amelia's Wood Fired Cuisine in Tulsa. Lauded by publications like Food & Wine Magazine for its original "Oklahoma gaucho" cuisine, Amelia's blends Southern flavors with Argentinian live-fire cooking for an unparalleled culinary experience. Epicurean couples will enjoy sitting in front of the exposed kitchen, while those seeking a more intimate table can dine al fresco on the charming patio overlooking the Tulsa Arts District.
For a dose of drama and urban opulence, look no further than Red PrimeSteak in downtown Oklahoma City. Step into this award-winning restaurant and you’ll know immediately what makes Red so special - 18-foot ceilings, an exposed wine collection and parallel tubes of lighting that bathe the dining room in sultry red tones create a modern, yet intimate, setting. Sip on hand-crafted cocktails and then treat your date to the house specialty of dry-aged steaks complete with spice rubs and sauces infused with chiles and other vibrant flavors. For extra special occasions, ultra-private booths that provide enclosed seating right on the dining floor can be reserved prior to your arrival.
Set amidst elegant gardens and lamp-lit streets, Tulsa's beloved Utica Square offers several time-honored restaurants fit for special occasions. For exemplary service and premium steaks, make a reservation at Polo Grill. This Tulsa staple's impressive 1,100-label wine cellar includes everything from cabernets to champagne. On the opposite side of Utica Square, embrace some French flair at the Stonehorse Cafe & Market. Menu items like the French Ossetra caviar, wood roasted duck and chocolate gateau are sure to add a certain je ne sais quoi to the evening.
In the building group across from Stonehorse, you'll find craft cocktails and cheery, art-filled interiors at The Wild Fork. Known for its upscale offerings and standout bar since 1995, The Wild Fork serves up globally-inspired cuisine in an undeniably romantic setting. Take a seat at one of the tables surrounded by whimsical wallpaper and order specialty cocktails, shareable plates and seasonal entrees with an Oklahoma twist. Round out a lovely evening in Utica Square with a stop at Glacier Chocolate, a renowned dessert destination full of colorful sweets.
Treat your partner like royalty with a meal at Castle Falls, an impressive estate in Oklahoma City modeled after a French castle. Available by reservation only, Castle Falls offers exclusive, five-course dining in a magical atmosphere nestled on five tree-lined acres. Ask for seating in the Primrose Library and enjoy a secluded meal surrounded by the castle’s Old-World charm. European cuisine here is made-to-order, so budget at least two hours to relax over your meal. Ready to pop the big question? Request a Proposal Package and Castle Falls will take care of all the special details.
Surrounded by the rugged, untamed beauty of southeast Oklahoma, Abendigo’s in Broken Bow is known for its wood-fired grill, laid-back mood and spacious back patio. This remote restaurant near the popular Beavers Bend area offers hearty, elevated fare like steak, salmon and pasta in a warm, tavern-style atmosphere. Abendigo's is a great addition to a romantic outdoor getaway – the area's fresh air, gorgeous scenery and some of the most romantic cabins in the state are sure to leave you spellbound.