What makes a restaurant “romantic”? Arguably the answer is subjective, romance comes in many forms (and hey, who’s to say some burgers and Cookout shake enjoyed in the car with a beloved isn’t high romance?), but in general diners tend to look for a few things when booking a meal with that special someone. Good ambience, a unique and memorable dining experience, and top notch food are clearly the order of the day. From there, the experiences can diverge — one couple might like a bustling, hip vibe for their date-night dinner ambience while another might prefer to tuck themselves away in a cozy corner where conversation is easy and privacy is assured.
There are easily dozens of restaurants across the Triangle that might fit the bill for a romantic night out, but the following eight establishments hit all the right notes when it comes to ambience, experience, and, above all, food. From a lively bar setting where the tapas seem to flow endlessly to one of the most iconic and celebrated dining rooms in North Carolina, those hungry for both romance and a stellar meal will be well-served at any of these spots.
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