Fall In Love

Date Night Just Got a Whole Lot More Fun

Houston Improv, Sugar Room Bar and Pinstripes top our list.

10/15/2021 By Danielle Wright

Date night just got better

Picnic All Summer Long at the Houston Arboretum 

The nature center is offering Saturday evening picnic baskets through August. 

07/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Cherry on top

Our Favorite Date-Night Desserts

What’s a night out without giving your sweetie some sugar? These end-of-meal delights may be entirely cold-hearted—frigid to the core—but at the end of the day, it’s just dessert.

06/01/2021 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Joanna O'Leary

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt

Truly the time to Netflix and chill

55 Romantic Movies to Stream at Home This Valentine’s Day

We’ve got rom coms, fairytales, and your favorite Nicholas Sparks movie.

01/27/2021 By Lauren Hitzhusen

Table for two, please

The 10 Most Romantic Tables in Town

Whether it's Valentine's Day or Friday night, these spots are sure to woo your beloved.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bae Day

6 Valentine's Day Dates That Don't Involve a Table for Two

Skip the reservations this year.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Date Night

Merlion Offers a Taste of Thailand in Seabrook

Adulting is hard sometimes. Take a night off and enjoy yourself at Merlion.

02/08/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Cheap Eats

Date Night for Cheap—Hear Us Out!

No one likes a cheap date, except for these—all of which promise an elegant evening of ambience and legitimately fine dining.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Healthy State

Healthy Houston: Date Night at State of Grace

The River Oaks restaurant is a dietitian's dream for a night of romance.

04/14/2016 By Marla Murphy

Editor's Picks

11 Date Night Ideas Across Town

Avoid the crowds in the city and try a romantic spot off the beaten path.

02/09/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meatless Monday

How to Do Date Night Vegetarian-Style

Don’t settle for just pasta or salad.

11/02/2015 By Marianella Orlando

Special Occasion Restaurants

Celebrate Out of the Box at Holley's and Weights + Measures

This week: our picks for a coffee date, a special-occasion seafood dinner and a birthday breakfast

04/08/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 5 Most Romantic Bars

Get a little bit closer at these flirty favorites.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

What to Wear

Date Night 101

Save practicality for the office and find just the right dose of sexy.

11/05/2014 By Nadia Michel