2022

St. Louis Date Night Restaurants

If you need ideas for an evening getaway, look no further!

Looking for a romantic evening sipping wine on a rooftop patio? Or a fun bar & grill to watch the Cardinals play? Want to impress your date by bringing them to an award-winning local restaurant?


If you need ideas for an evening getaway, look no further! We’ve made a list of delectable date night restaurants in St. Louis, perfect for any vibe you have in mind.


Best of all, all of these restaurants give back to the community with GiftAMeal! Simply take a photo of your food or drink on the free GiftAMeal app to give a meal to a neighbor in need locally. Learn more here :).


Scarlett’s Wine Bar

4253 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

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Scarlett’s Wine Bar is a triple threat for a date: yummy food, fantastic drinks, and a great atmosphere. They have wines from around the world, specialty cocktails and artisanal beers. They also serve crafted pizzas cooked to perfection in an imported Mugnaini wood fired oven. With outdoor or indoor seating in the Central West End, you can enjoy an amazing date here.


Saigon Café

10 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

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Want to impress your date with tasty food and interesting facts? Saigon Cafe has you covered! This restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese food like vermicelli noodles, pho soup, and Vietnamese Pandan honeycomb cake. Here's a fun fact to tell your date: in Vietnamese, “bo” means beef or cow, and “luc lac” means to shake. The dish pictured is called "Bo Luc Lac" because they toss the beef back and forth in a wok during the cooking process. So cool!


Cocina Latina

508 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

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With Latin-inspired paintings, dark wooden tables, and banquettes with multi-colored upholstery, Cocina Latina has the feel of an art gallery as much as a restaurant. Head chef/owner Maritza Rios is a native of Peru who has 22 years of restaurant experience cooking a variety of cuisines for restaurants in New York. Now, she owns and operates Cocina Latina in St. Louis, where she shares her classic twist on Latin food. This unique location is a must-try for a date night.


Sasha’s Wine Bar / Sasha’s on Shaw

Shaw: 4069 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

De Mun: 706 De Mun Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105

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Sasha’s Wine Bar has 2 locations and serves brunch, dinner, and of course wine. At De Mun, enjoy their wine and small plates on a rooftop patio with string lights. And at Shaw, they have a cozy patio with umbrellas. Their delicious plates include goat cheese fondue, a prosciutto and apple pizza, and lamb chops. Give both locations a visit!


Carnivore STL

5257 Shaw Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Located in the historic Hill neighborhood of St. Louis, Carnivore STL is a flame-grilled steakhouse serving casual American fare from the esteemed Italian families of the Hill. New to St. Louis in July 2018, they were ranked as Best New Spot to Try in St. Louis by Feast Magazine. Their warm, inviting atmosphere and mouth watering steaks will surely make any date night 100 times better.


The Bellwether

1419 Carroll St, St. Louis, MO 63104

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The Bellwether serves dinner and weekend brunch in the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis. Executive Chef Thomas Futrell has won multiple awards for his amazing food. Picture eating “seafood trapanese” with cavatelli, shrimp, and bay scallops on a patio watching the sunset. Sounds like a great date to us!


Fork & Stix

549 Rosedale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112

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Looking for a cozy place with classic Thai dishes? Named Best Thai restaurant by River Front Times, Fork & Stix is a must-visit. They serve Northern Thai specialties including Khao Soi (a curry-noodle soup with crispy egg noodles, chicken or steak, and pickled greens) and Hung Lay Curry (pork belly curry with palm sugar, peanuts, fresh ginger, and rice). Yum!


Three Kings Public House

Delmar Loop: 6307 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130

Des Peres:11925 Manchester Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131

Ronnie’s Plaza: 40 Ronnie’s Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63126

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Three Kings has a bar featuring over 22 beers on tap, 40 craft beers by the bottle and a one-of-a-kind beer cellar list. They also serve amazing grill favorites - burgers,  fish & chips, and wings. This local favorite has a great bar atmosphere at all of their locations!


Pastaria

7734 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

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Pastaria is a classic date spot for fantastic homemade pizza and pasta. In 2016, Ashley Shelton of Pastaria took the top prize in Eater’s Young Guns competition. Also, chef and owner Gerard Craft was the first chef to win the James Beard Best Chef: Midwest award in 2015. Their pasta specials are unique and delicious - including garganelli with braise beef, olives, cheese, and orange zest. Yes please!


Herbie’s

8100 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

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Another tasty spot for a brunch or dinner date is Herbie’s. Herbie’s is an American restaurant and bar inspired by the food and atmosphere of a French bistro as well as the cuisines of Italy, Asia, and the coastal American South. Their patio is warmed by a fire pit and string lights. How romantic!


The Post Sports Bar & Grill

Maplewood: 7372 Manchester St. Louis, MO 63143

Creve Coeur: 763 Old Ballas Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Fenton: 568 Old Smizer Mill Rd, Fenton, MO 63026

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Looking for a fun place to watch the Cardinals play? The Post Sports Bar & Grill has a vibrant outdoor patio with three TV screens. They know exactly the snacks you need on a date - they serve “The Cycle” which comes with wings, chicken fingers, pretzel bites, t-ravs, and more. It's game time!


Frank & Helen’s Pizzeria

8111 Olive Blvd, University City, MO 63130

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Pizza is always a great option for dates, especially when it’s from Frank & Helen’s! Their pizza, entrees, and Broaster chicken are favorites among their customers. This family-owned and operated restaurant is a great place to enjoy yummy food and get to know your date in a laid-back atmosphere.


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Manchester: 1288 Old Orchard Center, Manchester, MO 63021

Webster Groves: 8073 Watson Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119

St. Charles: 2412 W Clay St, St. Charles, MO 63301

Maryland Heights: 302 W Port Plaza Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63146

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Did someone say tacos, burritos, and margaritas? Fuzzy’s four St. Louis locations are awesome date locations because of the atmosphere and tasty Mexican cuisine. Also, they have $2.00 margaritas every Wednesday! With indoor and patio-dining, Fuzzy’s is an amazing place to visit!

Farotto’s Pasta and Pizzeria

9525 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119

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Farotto’s Pasta and Pizzeria offers all of your favorite Italian dishes with a St. Louis twist. From toasted ravioli to “stl sticks” (mozzarella sticks but with St. Louis classic Provel cheese instead of mozzarella), Farotto’s has got everything you need. Plus, its patio is surrounded by string-lights for that extra romantic feel.

The Greek Kitchen

343 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

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The Greek Kitchen offers fresh Greek dishes like chicken kebabs and special dishes like loaded pita fries (deep fried seasoned pita strips topped with gyro meat, feta cheese, and veggies). Your night is sure to be elevated by visiting The Greek Kitchen.


Napoli 2

1054 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017

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Napoli 2 brings classic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. As a family owned restaurant, Napoli 2 is a local favorite you won’t want to miss. From linguine vongole to chicken parmigiana, Napoli 2 is sure to have the perfect fresh, tasty dish for you and your date.


Crafted

3200 Shenandoah Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

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Crafted is a great corner bar serving crafted cocktails and fine food in St. Louis' Tower Grove East neighborhood. From pressed cocktails to handcrafted martinis to a wide local beer selection, Crafted is sure to have something you like. Their special drinks include basil-berry crush and blueberry smash.


Bring your date or your friends to these restaurants for a fantastic night! As an added bonus, at these restaurants, you can take a photo of your food to donate a meal to someone in need using the GiftAMeal app. Have a lovely date!