How to Choose a Romantic Restaurant for a Date

Looking to take out that special someone in your life for a date? Want to make the date a memorable one? And have you been hopping around town to find the perfect romantic restaurant? If you’ve answered yes to all of them than you’re in luck as we will be discussing the things you need to look for in a restaurant for your romantic date. This will help you to make your date a memorable one (for all the right reasons of course).So just sit back, relax and let this guide serve your purpose.


The first and foremost thing that you need to do is choose a suitable location. It is important that you choose a location that is convenient for both you and your date. Make sure your date does not have to travel a million miles to reach the restaurant. A romantic rendezvous is a serene event so make sure you choose a peaceful neighborhoodthat is near your date so that you don’t have to spend too long of a time driving there, especially if it is the first date or one of the first few dates. Driving for too long can create awkward moments and can hurt the date, unless you are comfortable with your date. If you are comfortable with your date a longer drive can actually have a positive effect as it can create suspense and mystery. just make sure your date doesn’t fall asleep : )

Noise level

noisy-restaurantMake sure the noise level in the restaurant isn’t too quiet or too loud. It is important that you are able to communicate easily with your date with some soft music setting the mood. It is unacceptable to speak loudly on a romantic date so make sure the music isn’t too loud. Choose a restaurant that has soft music as it will heighten the romance in the air. If you are worried that there will be too many awkward moments of silence on your romantic date, you may want to go to a bar beforehand and have a drink or two to loosen up a bit while playing pool, then go to a restaurant on your romantic dinner. This will make the whole experience more fun and you won’t worry as much.


It is important to find out what food and drinks your want the restaurant to serve. Plus take your date’s food preferences into consideration before choosing a restaurant and avoid messy foods. Make sure that the restaurant has a diverse menu. Good food and excellent cuisine are offered by most romantic restaurants. Mediterranean (Greek cuisine) or Italian cuisine would be a good choice for a date. Avoid foods such as black squid rice that is available in some Mediterranean restaurants. It tends to make your teeth look black and you will look silly! Also avoid drinking too much red wine because it will make your lips look red (a problem with males mostly) and it will stain your teeth as well making them look dark and dirty.


The role of lighting on a romantic date is often under rated. The perfect light set up can set the perfect mood of a date. Choose a restaurant where the lighting isn’t too bright; dim and mellow will do the trick. Notice how romantic the dim candle light is in the photo above. This helps to make your romantic date intimate. A restaurant with a lot of candles should be your ideal choice. If you’re not a big fan of candles and find it too gloomy for your liking then choose a restaurant that has cozy lighting, and try to take your date out for dinner instead of breakfast, brunch or lunch. Dinner just spells romance!


While all of the things mentioned above are important for the success of your date, your primary concern should be to know the cost you will incur. It is recommended that you find out about the prices beforehand to save yourself from unnecessary pressure and embarrassment, especially in todays economy where almost everything is over-priced. These two things could well spoil your romantic date. Finding out about prices beforehand would help you choose a restaurant that fits you budget or work out ways to pay for your date. Remember, the point is to be yourself, so if you are just starting out with a new job and you do not have too much extra money to spend, don’t try and act like a Rockefeller. Sooner or later your date will find out that you are not loaded and will be turned off. Always be yourself and do your best with what you have.

There are likely to be countless restaurants in and around your neighbourhood, the points mentioned above will help you to narrow down your choices and choose the perfect romantic restaurant for your date.