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TLG Recommendations for Valentine's Day | The Loken Group

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you’re spending it with your sweetheart or celebrating Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, don’t miss this excuse to enjoy a fun night out. Did you know that The Loken Group serves buyers and sellers in all 9 counties of the Greater Houston area? As a result, we live (and drive) all throughout the Bayou City and have many favorite restaurants across town.

We’ve compiled a list of our most-loved restaurants and Greater Houston area hot spots that are perfect for date nights and special occasions. We hope you love them as much as we do!

If you’re choosing to forgo the crowds this Valentine’s Day, we’ve also provided some creative Valentine’s date ideas, including a low-key night in.

Restaurant Recommendations


d’Vine Wine Bar

Recommended by: Lance and Karina Loken, CEO & President
“We love the scallop risotto or the seafood cheesecake!” 
25202 Northwest Fwy #100
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 213-4656
Reservations? Yes

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen

Recommended by: Tiffany Bean, Buyer Specialist
“This is my and my husband’s favorite date spot! Love their food, love the atmosphere, and love the margaritas!”
27030 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 304-8226
Other locations: Spring, The Woodlands, Pearland, Rosenberg, La Porte, Stafford, Texas City, and more!
Reservations? Yes

Galleria Area

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Recommended by: Mark Sandoval, Inside Sales Agent
“This is a little higher in price range, but a great date night spot! Great food, great bar, with award winning original cocktails as well.”
4310 Westheimer Rd #150
Houston, TX 77027
(281) 501-1187
Reservations? Yes

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Recommended by: Tara Kennedy, Director of Client Care
“The gnocchi is my favorite!”
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 961-2700
Other locations: Memorial City, Baybrook Mall, & Friendswood
Reservations? Yes

The Melting Pot

Recommended by: Josh Cantu, Inside Sales Agent
“Very romantic, great food, service and a unique experience!”
6100 Westheimer Rd #146
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 532-5011
Reservations? Yes

The Heights


Recommended by: Lauren Allen, Inside Sales Agent
“CRISP is such a good date night spot, and their Parmesan meatballs are amazing!”
2220 Bevis St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 360-0222
Reservations? Yes


Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano

Recommended by: April Perry, Builder Division Specialist
“Best little fine-dining hole-in-the-wall!”
6455 S Fry Rd #100
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 392-2115
Reservations? Yes


T-Bone Tom’s

Recommended by: Allison Calascione, Graphic Designer
“The steak here alone would be enough for me to recommend this restaurant, but there are also other amazing BBQ and traditional American dishes on the menu. On top of this, there are always new specials, great happy hour deals and live music almost every night. Not to mention its walking distance to Kemah Boardwalk. Between the food, environment, and staff i’m never disappointed when I go to T-Bone Tom’s!”
707 TX-146
Kemah, TX 77565
(281) 334-2133
Reservations? No


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Recommended by: Ashley Reaves, Director of Commercial Division
788 W. Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-1120
Other locations: River Oaks, The Woodlands
Reservations? Yes



Recommended by: David Weaver, VP of Builder Division
904 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
Reservations? Yes

13 Celsius

Recommended by: Aromus Rodrigues, Director of IT
“It’s where my wife and I went on our first date, so it’s a favorite of ours.”
3000 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004


Rosie Cannonball

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler, Social Media and Events Specialist
“The ambiance of this European comfort food spot is super romantic. They serve you an apéritif right when you’re seated and it’s the perfect start to your meal.  Most of the menu is designed to share so it’s perfect for dates or groups. The warm flatbread appetizer is life changing and the generous portions of pasta will leave you feeling satisfied. The menu may look small but there is something for everyone and you can tell every dish is made fresh and handled with care. They have an excellent and extensive wine list and the cocktails are fresh and unique!”
1620 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 380-2471
Reservations? Yes

Vinoteca Poscol

Recommended by: Trevor Johnson, Buyer Specialist
“They have delicious pastas! It’s a really cool Italian place that has a very traditional feel.”
608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-2797
Reservations? Yes

Rice Military

Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou

Recommended by: Leann Acuña, Buyer Specialist
“Pre-dinner cocktails at their Blue Bar are a must! The snapper is the BEST entree. Crab cakes for appetizer. All of their desserts are amazing.”
1 Birdsall St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-4444
Reservations? Yes

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

Recommended by: Elaine Reynolds, Inside Salse Agent
“My husband and I go every year for our anniversary. It’s an intimate atmosphere with fantastic food. I recommend the Texas Wagyu Filet or Rib eye – it literally melts in your mouth! Also, the B&B Mac & Cheese is delicious!”
1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
Reservations? Yes

Rice Village

Sixty Vines

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler, Social Media and Events Specialist
“I love the atmosphere at this restaurant! Everything is so on the wine theme that I felt like I was at a vineyard. They have wine ON TAP from their own wine label and the perfect food pairings to go with them. The short rib pasta was a true experience and paired really well with one of their dry prosecco choices. They also have a wine club you can join which I will be doing in the future.”
2450 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(281) 800-8808
Reservations? Yes

River Oaks District

Toulouse Cafe and Bar

Recommended by: Sara Marceaux, President of Houston Portfolio Real Estate
“My favorite dish is the Poulet Roti (basically roasted chicken) and my husband loves the Dover Sole Meunière. They also have a DELICIOUS Grand Marnier Soufflè.
4444 Westheimer Rd E100
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-6778
Reservations? Yes

Piggy’s Kitchen & Bar

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler, Social Media and Events Specialist
“Piggy’s Kitchen & Bar is perfect for Galentine’s Day! I would highly recommend the pretzelaches and prosciutto pizza!”
3412 W Lamar St
Houston, TX 77019
(281) 849-9606
Reservations? No

Vintage Park

Peli Peli

Recommended by: Julie Delapaz, Inside Sales Agent
“My favorite restaurant for date night is Peli Peli. The one in Vintage Park is especially nice, because there is often a live band out in the courtyard on weekends and there are great bars and coffee shops to visit after dinner. It’s hard to recommend something because all of their food is delicious; however, the sticky toffee pudding is a must for dessert and their Brussels sprouts are so good (even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts- trust me- you will like these!)”
110 Vintage Park Blvd bldg j suite p
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 257-9500
Reservations? Yes

The Woodlands


Recommended by: Jennifer Holloway, Communications Director
“You’ll want to order the Brussel sprouts (TRUST ME) and a steak (their aged beef is divine).”
24 Waterway Ave #125
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 203-5641
Reservations? Yes

Via Emilia Italian Restaurant

Recommended by: Amy Flynn, VP of Inside Sales
10700 Kuykendahl Rd
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 465-9555
Reservations? Yes

Other Date Night Ideas

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler, Social Media and Events Specialist
“This is our first Valentine’s Day together and we’re definitely staying in. Chick-fil-A let’s you order a heart-shaped tray of chicken nuggets so we’ll be picking one of those up along with a couple bottles of wine. We’ll probably pick a new show to binge watch on Netflix and it will be a perfect, inexpensive night in!”