Date Night Ideas In The West End

Date night in downtown dallasThe West End has been a downtown Dallas date night destination for decades.  It was a familiar sight in the 1980s to be in the West End and see a young couple going to play video games in Dallas Alley, while at the same time an older couple was enjoying a carriage ride in the evening air. While the times and attractions have changed over the years, one thing has remained. The West End is still a popular, and great place to go for a fun and romantic date.

Date Night Ideas In The West End

Some of the best downtown Dallas restaurants are located in the West End.  Anyone planning a date can choose between a wide variety of great food. From juicy steaks, flavorful barbecue, great Mexican and Italian food, the West End has something for every couple to enjoy.

If you’re in the mood for steak or lobster while enjoying a swanky martini, The Palm is a great choice. A staple of the West End for decades, be sure to check out the of animations of Dallas socialites on the walls while you’re there. Another great steakhouse in downtown Dallas is the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. The atmosphere of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is as classic Texas as the Hill Country it comes from. The restaurant also boasts one of the best wild game menus in town, each perfectly prepared daily.

A Great Patio Date In The West End

If you and your date are looking for patio downtown, be sure to try RJ Mexican Cuisine. Enjoy some great Mexican dishes along with one of their scratch cocktails or margaritas on the patio.  Located on the corner in the middle of West End, it’s also some of the best people watching available.

A Beer, A Pizza, And A Date

For many people that sounds like the best date ever!  If you and your date want to enjoy some live music or want a good place to watch the game, be sure to stop by Tutta’s. Enjoy one of their  gourmet pizzas made from scratch and topped with smoked meats along with a cold beer. If your date is brave enough, Wednesdays are “Open Mic Night” and Friday is karaoke.  

Daytime Date Ideas In The West End

Want a to have a great Sunday Funday, or just enjoy this great spring weather here in Dallas? Bring your significant other and start your day by enjoying an amazing breakfast and brunch at Ellen’s. Now well at home in its new location, Ellen’s is a local and visitor favorite alike with its home cooking. Breakfast portions are large and delicious and the mimosas are tasty!  Ellen’s is always busy so be sure to get there early and bring your appetite.

The West End certainly has no shortage of things to do in downtown Dallas during the day. After your brunch, be sure to visit the Dallas Aquarium. Open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving, It’s one of downtown Dallas’ most popular attractions.

If you and your date are in the mood from some history, come visit The Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Situated in downtown Dallas, the exhibits inside the museum explore the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. The museum uses multi-media tools and artifacts from the event to give visitors an in-depth look at this fateful day.

The West End is full of choices when it comes to romantic and fun things to do in downtown Dallas. Odds are that whichever restaurant or attraction you decide to visit, you’ll find a different one while you’re here, that you’ll have to come back and try next time.  Make your reservations now and join us downtown.


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