Looking for a spot in Portland for a romantic night out? Check out one of these top Portland date night restaurants.
As much as I love to cook, I also love going out to enjoy the talents of Portland's culinary creatives. When it comes to date nights, dining out in Portland is a fun, attentive, delicious dining experience - if you know where to go.
Here is my list of Top Portland Date Night Restaurants in Portland. These are places I have been to on dates with my hubby. The places listed below were chosen because I loved the food, drinks, ambience, decor & space planning, and of course, service.
So whether you are looking for a happy hour or wine bar for a first date, or great restaurants for special occasions, these are our top romantic restaurants. All have great food, good service, and are the perfect atmosphere for date night.
7742 SE 13th St, Portland, OR 97202
[Italian | cozy]
A Cena is a warm, welcoming, and quite charming Italian restaurant in Southeast Portland.
Here you get what feels like elevated Italian home cooking in a true neighborhood restaurant. The service is also timed well: I never feel rushed or wanting.
While some menu items do change, there are many favorites that seem to always have a place on their menu. At the top of that list is their famous lobster agnolotti. The pan-seared scallops are tantalizing, and the grilled lamb chops are interestingly delicate yet satisfying. The space is planned well - you are far enough from fellow diners to enjoy private conversations - and the decor is tasteful and not distracting.
The wine list here is a good balance of Italian varietals and Oregon wines. A hearty, bold Chianti pairs well with most dishes here.
1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 228-9535
[Peruvian | upscale]
In a word: wow. Andina delivers the golden combo few restaurants in Portland can consistently bring: absolutely mind-blowing delicious food; friendly, helpful, knowledgeable service; and beautiful, well-designed, inviting and warm space. It's a great place for lunch with clients or a group of girlfriends, but it's definitely a restaurant that helps make a special anniversary, birthday, or any date night extra special.
Don't be intimidated by the menu: Andina does a great job of pairing classic Peruvian cuisine with local Northwest ingredients. We love the Chicharrones De Langostinos AKA quinoa-crusted prawns, Corderito De Los Andes AKA a double rack of grass-fed lamb.
For drinks, I suggest a robust red wine, like the Tierra Malvena Malbec from Argentina. Malbec is Argentina's star grape, and it pairs well with the flavors at Andina.
Arden restaurant in Portland's Pearl District is the perfect place for couples looking for an intimate date night. The restaurant's minimalist decor, featuring clean lines and neutral colors, creates a serene and modern atmosphere.
The menu at Arden changes frequently and features a variety of small plates, entrees, and desserts. And while the food is delicious, what you really come here for on a date night is the wine.
Arden's wine list is curated to complement the food and features a selection of natural and biodynamic wines. The staff are passionate and super knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings, and they're always happy to provide recommendations.
Bible Club PDX
Bible Club PDX in Portland, Oregon is a fun, vibrant, unique spot for a date night. The restaurant's decor is a mix of vintage and modern elements, creating a relaxed and inviting ambiance.
The menu at Bible Club PDX features a variety of small plates and entrees that are designed to be shared. The wine list is curated to complement the food and features a selection of natural and biodynamic wines. The restaurant also offers a rotating selection of creative cocktails and craft beers.
I've only ever sat outside in the covered outdoor patio, and I love it.
La Moule restaurant in Southeast Portland is an excellent spot for a casual yet romantic date night. In fact, Alain and I celebrated an anniversary at La Moule once and we loved it!
The restaurant's cozy decor, with mussel-inspired wallpaper (La Moule translates to mussels) creates a warm and inviting ambiance.
With a focus on French cuisine, you'll find a variety of mussel dishes, frites, and other hearty options. The restaurant also features a rotating selection of Belgian beers and other craft brews, as well as a unique cocktail menu. With its laid-back yet intimate atmosphere, delicious food and drink offerings, and attentive staff, La Moule is an excellent choice for a relaxed and romantic date night.
3155 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
This place is a meat lover's dream come true -- a declaration made by my husband, who is forever on the hunt for perfect steak frites. He found them at Laurelhurst Market.
With a mouth-watering on-site butcher shop, lunchtime sandwich counter, and dinner service, this Southeast Portland restaurant may not seem like your typical date night spot. But the dishes they put out here are inventive and simply stunning -- and of course, delicious!
The dining room is comfortable, and I suggest grabbing a table outside if you can. A beautiful Portland summer night, some steak frites, a bottle of wine, and that special someone ... you can't go wrong with a date night here!
738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 5-10pm
Le Pigeon is one of the best restaurants in Portland, Oregon. With Chef Gabriel Rucker at the helm, Le Pigeon is renowned for its creative cuisine, excellent wine list, and intimate atmosphere that's perfect for a romantic date night.
The tasting menu at Le Pigeon features a variety of innovative and playful dishes that showcase locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, prepared with a modern and artistic approach.
In addition to the exceptional food, Le Pigeon also offers an excellent wine list that features a selection of natural and biodynamic wines. You can also order a variety of craft beers and creative cocktails.
If you're looking to impress your date, Le Pigeon is the place to go for a special and memorable date night in Portland.
1719 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Les Caves restaurant in Portland, Oregon is the perfect spot for a romantic date night with a unique twist. The cozy atmosphere of this intimate restaurant will make you feel like you've been transported to a French wine cellar. Les Caves features a rotating menu of small plates with an emphasis on local ingredients and wines from small producers.
The staff are knowledgeable and passionate about their offerings, and they're always happy to provide recommendations for food and wine pairings. Whether you're in the mood for a glass of bubbly or a full-bodied red, Les Caves has something for every palate. The dimly lit ambiance, cozy vibe, and stellar food and wine make Les Caves an excellent choice for a memorable date night.
For more info or to make reservations, visit the Les Caves website.
1022 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
Mucca Osteria is a romantic spot in downtown Portland for a date night that transports you to Italy. The restaurant's minimal yet elegant decor, including white tablecloths and classic Italian artwork, creates an intimate ambiance that's perfect for a romantic evening.
Everything I've at Mucca Osteria features traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist, such as homemade pastas, grilled meats, and seafood. The wine list is extensive, featuring a selection of Italian wines and other European varietals. The attentive staff adds to the overall experience, providing excellent service and making you feel welcome. With its delicious food, romantic ambiance, and excellent wine selection, Mucca Osteria is an excellent choice for a memorable date night.
1111 East Burnside Street, Fourth Floor, Portland, Oregon 97214
Noble Rot has the most romantic view of downtown Portland at night. Perched on the top of a 4-story building, you get stunning views of the city skyline and the surrounding mountains.
Arrive just before sunset, and while you're feasting on a luscious wine flight and savory meal, enjoy the show through the wall of windows as the sky falls from day to night. When the city lights sparkle against that night sky, it's pure love.
Speaking of: I love the high back booths, the patio, the wine wall, the dark wood tables, but more than that, I love how their food and wine is simple sophistication at its best.
The menu at Noble Rot is seasonally inspired, with a focus on using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Diners can enjoy a variety of small plates, entrees, and desserts, all prepared with a creative and modern approach to classic dishes.
One of the standout features of Noble Rot is its impressive wine list. It includes over 300 selections from around the world. For more information or to make reservations, visit the Noble Rot website.
1005 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214
Normandie restaurant offers diners a cozy and intimate atmosphere with a touch of elegance. The restaurant's beautiful decor, featuring antique chandeliers and plush seating, creates a warm and inviting ambiance.
The menu at Normandie focuses on classic French dishes with a modern twist. You'll enjoy dishes like steak frites, coq au vin, and escargot.
The wine list here is extensive, with a range of selections from around the world. The knowledgeable staff can assist with wine pairings to make the dining experience even more enjoyable.
For more information or to make your reservations, visit the Normandie website.
1818 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 781-2997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday-Saturday from 5pm-10pm
Reservations recommended but they do talk walk-ins. Reservations are released every two weeks.
Phuket Cafe is currently our personal favorite cute date night spot in Portland. It's a fun and lively yet romantic date night spot that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant's cozy and intimate atmosphere, featuring dim lighting and Thai-inspired decor, creates a warm and inviting ambiance that's perfect for a romantic evening out. The outdoor train car seating is super fun and a great place for a fun date night.
The menu at Phuket Cafe features a variety of authentic Thai dishes, prepared with fresh and flavorful ingredients. The food is both delicious and affordable, making it a great option for couples looking for a casual yet memorable dining experience.
For more information or to make reservation, visit the Phuket Cafe website.
2032 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
Quaintrelle restaurant in Portland, Oregon is the perfect spot for a romantic date night for several reasons. The restaurant's cozy and intimate atmosphere, with soft lighting and rustic decor, creates a warm and inviting ambiance that's perfect for a romantic evening out. The attentive and knowledgeable staff add to the overall experience, making you feel like you're the only ones in the restaurant.
One of the standout features of Quaintrelle is its focus on using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients in their dishes, which change seasonally. The menu features a variety of small plates, entrees, and desserts that showcase the flavors and ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. The food is prepared with a creative and modern approach, with a focus on bold and balanced flavors that will impress even the most discerning palate.
To complement the food, Quaintrelle also has an impressive wine list. It features both local and international selections, with a focus on natural and organic wines. The restaurant also offers a rotating selection of craft cocktails that are both creative and delicious. With its romantic ambiance, exceptional food and drink offerings, and focus on sustainability, Quaintrelle is the perfect spot for a memorable and romantic date night in Portland.
For more information or to make reservations, visit the Quaintrelle website.
RingSide Steak House
2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
RingSide Steak House is one of the oldest restaurants in Portland, and has rightfully gained the reputation as one of the finest. Established in 1944, this family-owned steak house has maintained the highest level of service, impeccable food, and one of the best wine cellars in town.
While you can dine in jeans, RingSide is a great place to get dressed up and enjoy a romantic date night.
St Jack Restaurant in Portland, Oregon is the perfect destination for couples looking for a cozy and intimate dining experience with a touch of French flair.
The restaurant's chic decor, including a beautiful tiled bar and white linen tablecloths, creates an elegant atmosphere.
The menu at St Jack features classic French dishes such as bouillabaisse, coq au vin, and steak tartare, as well as a selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.
The wine list here has a focus on French and Pacific Northwest wines. And the staff are knowledgeable and happy to provide recommendations for food and wine pairings to make your date night all the more specal.
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Other Portland restaurants that would be a great date night spot: Portland City Grill, Punchbowl Social, Ava Gene.