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Our Picks: Houston's Best Restaurants for Valentine's Day 2024

Welcome to the ultimate guide to a romantic Valentine’s Day in Houston, curated by The Loken Group! As the day of love approaches, our team has scoured the vibrant city to bring you a handpicked selection of what we think are the best restaurants in Houston for a date night. Whether you’re seeking an intimate dinner with exquisite cuisine or a cozy spot for drinks, our carefully chosen recommendations promise to set the perfect ambiance for you and your loved one.

Join us on this gastronomic journey through the heart of Houston and discover the ideal places to create lasting memories this Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget to make a reservation ahead of time!

10115 Louetta Road #400
Houston, Texas 77070
(281) 205-1240

Recommended by: Jesse Ruiz
“Favorite date night spot is Ambriza at Towne Lake and we like the vibe it’s very Día de Los Muertos. We like to order the poblano enchilada for her and I like the carnitas plate.”


Balboa Surf Club
1753 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 405-1260

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler
“This is a newer elevated spot in The Galleria serving primarily fresh seafood and sushi dishes. We’ve been here a couple of times and it’s been great for groups and for date night. The ambiance is great and the service has always been friendly and attentive. They have a full bar with both great cocktail options and an extensive wine list. For food, I recommend the nigiri plate, scallop tostada, ahi tuna roll, salmon roll, the crab cake, and the swordfish. My boyfriend recommends the cheeseburger and the roasted chicken. If you’re looking to dress up a little and have a romantic evening, this is a great option! Make a reservation and if it’s not too cold you can sit outside too.”

Balboa Surf Club


14510 Grisby Road
Houston, Texas 77079
(281) 496-0030

Recommended by: Erica Goff
“We love Lomonte’s! This is our special Valentine spot and has been for years! We never going during the year, only on Valentines Day. I think we might be boring because my husband and I always get the same thing every year. I get the lasagna and he gets the chicken Parmesan… so boring, but oh so good!!!! And wine…we have lots of red wine!!!”


Maggiano’s little Italy
2019 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056

Recommended by: Tara Bernard
“Great atmosphere located in the Galleria area, with piano entertainment and the food is phenomenal and decently priced! It is the perfect spot for a date night with ambient lighting!”


Uptown Sushi
1131-14 Uptown Park Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 871-1200

Recommended by: Jourdan Silva
“No one does sushi like Uptown Sushi. Their nigiri simply melts in your mouth, the cocktails are next level with unique flavors, and their fun spin on Japanese classics will have you wanting to order one of everything on the menu. Dare I say it’s better than Nobu, yet half the price? If you’re looking for top-notch sushi and a very cool, romantic ambiance that’s one of the best Valentine’s Day spots in Houston, this is the place to go.”

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Uptown Sushi


Coppa Osteria 
5210 Morningside Drive
Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 522-3535

Recommended by: Sydney Kempler
“If you want to go all out on the carbs the Valentine’s Day, this rustic Italian spot in Rice Village is the place for you. My boyfriend and I went here last year for Valentine’s Day and it was PACKED but the food made it all worth it. We basically ate ourselves silly and here is what we ordered: first, we split a bottle of champagne and started with the Tre Burri which is their house-made rosemary focaccia paired with three different rich flavors of butter (yeah). Next, we split the Burrata Tartufo which is burrata with prosciutto truffle oil, and crostini. THEN, we moved on to splitting pizza and pasta because we just couldn’t decide. We picked the Bianca pizza and the Spaghetti Carbonara. We took a few bites and the rest came home with us. 10/10. Make a reservation and wear loose pants. Or don’t order like carb monsters but I wouldn’t recommend that strategy.”


TEN Sushi + Cocktail Bar
4200 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77027

Recommended by: Austin Abbott
“We love going to this spot for the vibe, customer service and amazing food! The atmosphere is one of a kind, hands down recommend!”


Lazy Dog
20030 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77065
(713) 597-5347

Recommended by: Daniel Izquierdo
“Food Bowls (Shrimp or Chicken) & Huckleberry Mules. Reason I love it there is because they have a fire pit and you can eat & drink around it while also pet the dogs that come in since it’s pet friendly. Perfect combo!”

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Lazy Dog


1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas 77010
(713) 400-3330

Recommended by: Marc Garza
“This place serves upscale Oaxacan food and it definitely hit some childhood in Mexico taste bud memories for me. It’s located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel and reservations are encouraged.”


807 Taft Street
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 999-0146

Recommended by: Lance Loken
“Nestled in the heart of Montrose, this French-inspired restaurant has seasonally rotating dishes, global wines and handcrafted cocktails. When we visited last month, we had some AMAZING oysters, along with a delicious Beef Wellington. If you are a fan of truffles, then go no further than this gem of a restaurant!”


Tiny Boxwoods
3614 West Alabama Street
Houston, Texas 77027
(713) 622-4224

Recommended by: Jourdan Silva
“Truly the best restaurants in Houston for brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts all in one. The ambiance is so pretty and green, sharing a space with a plant nursery under the shade of tall, beautiful trees. The food is always top notch, from their drinks to their pastries. And don’t get me started on their chocolate chip cookies. You can order them to your table or pick up one (or a dozen) to go at their Tiny’s Milk & Cookies location across the street. Highly recommend if you want a ‘picnic in the garden’ vibe for the perfect brunch date!”

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Tiny Boxwood’s


Postino Heights
642 Yale Street
Houston, Texas 77007
(346) 223-1111

Recommended by: Trevor Guidry
“One of our favorite date night spots in Houston is Postino. They’ve got a large selection of amazing wines and on Monday’s and Tuesday’s they have the “board and bottle” deal for $25. You get a board with 4 large pieces of bruschetta (your choice of toppings) and a bottle of wine for $25, cheap and fills you up!”


D’Vine Wine Bar & Bistro
25202 Northwest Freeway #100
Cypress, Texas 77429
(281) 213-4656

Recommended by: Lance Loken
“Some of my favorites are the Shrimp & Lobster Risotto, 6 oz Churrasco steak and shrimp. Also, you can tell the server to “surprise me” and they bring out some AMAZING dishes! Atmosphere is amazing, friendly staff, superb service. Food is DELICIOUS!”


Avanti Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
8540 Creekside Forest Drive, Suite C-100
Tomball, Texas 77375
(281) 377-1777

Recommended by: Marivi Cerrada
“Avanti is a great place for valentines day. With their romantic environment and Inspired by their passion for the food, wine, and culture of Italy, where the Orioli family is originally from, and delivered with genuine, authentic hospitality, Avanti brings a casual-elegant dining experience to The Woodlands with two convenient locations, Creekside Park and Research Forest.”


Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day at the best restaurants in Houston (according to us)!