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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Minneapolis - St. Paul

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Minneapolis - St. Paul? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Capital Grille - Minneapolis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4592)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
The only thing I would have changed. The Old Fashion should have had a large square ice cube. A restaurant of this caliber should know this about a craft cocktail.
A photo of Nicollet Island Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3301)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
The Nicollet Island Inn has stood witness to over a century of change on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Inn is consistently named the most romantic restaurant in the area and its river views have been voted some of the best in the city. An immediately recognizable Minneapolis landmark, the Inn offers world-class cuisine created by Executive Chef Michael Rain , whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Our wine menu has been chosen specifically to compliment the food and highlight producers from the world's leading wine regions.

Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, old-world tavern and the patio offers stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The Inn is a convenient, comfortable destination for breakfast or lunch meetings while the 3 or 5-course Sunday Brunch is the perfect weekend indulgence.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Quaint, beautiful, relaxing and delicious! Everything was perfect for an anniversary date!
A photo of Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5153)
$50 and over
American
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
Café and Bar Lurcat, located next to Loring Park, is a hip, urban venue that boasts serious food and voguish design. Café Lurcat is a perfect blend of classic old world style with a Noveau twist. The expansive bar and lounge is ideal for casual cocktails and a la carte bites, while the romantic dining room creates the perfect ambiance for an exceptional foodie experience featuring sophisticated comfort food. We offer the perfect event venue for family celebrations, trendy parties, marriages, Bar Mitzvahs, showers, charity events, galas, graduations and black tie events. This iconic Minneapolis restaurant continues to age like a fine wine as it approaches its 20th year.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
My wife had the sea bass, my friend had chicken and I had the pork chip. One of the best meals I've ever had, and the jazz trio was fantastic!
A photo of Mallory's Restaurant & Rooftop Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (506)
$30 and under
American
Hudson
About the restaurant
Parties of more than 6 ppl please call the restaurant for booking 715-531-4101.
Reservations are NOT available for Rooftop Patio. The Rooftop is ALWAYS a first come basis.

Offering a breath-taking rooftop /patio bar with views of the scenic St. Croix River; our rooftop patio is heated in the winter and open on the weekends.

From Burgers and Sandwiches to Surf and Turf, our tempting, tantalizing menu includes grass-fed meat and
locally-sourced Wisconsin favorite entrees, all created by our expert chefs.

A top notch, beautiful craft bar and restaurant that will woo you indoors even on the most beautiful days.

A 1920s Speakeasy in the lower level is available for private parties. Please contact the restaurant for details.

Top review
jack0451
Dined on May 5, 2024
It was the first time my wife & I been to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great service and great food.
A photo of Silver Creek Chophouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (189)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Two Harbors
About the restaurant
Extensive wine list with temperature controlled wine cellar. Full bar menu and an beer list, complete with local brews. Come for a date night by the massive beautiful new fireplace. Or stop in for a friends night out. Enjoy one of the North Shore’s best views. Sample our unique Northwoods-inspired menu items. Our friendly wait staff will make your dining experience one to be remembered!
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PeteB
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrated our anniversary and the entire experience was wonderful.
A photo of Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6734)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
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LoriW
Dined 6 days ago
We had a wonderful anniversary meal. We began with the laughing bird shrimp--spicy and a large portion. I got the scallops with the dynamite enhancement. My husband had the Chilean sea bass with the crab miso ginger enhancement. Both were wonderful. We had the creamed corn side, always wonderful. We finished the evening with the lemon blueberry cheesecake. The lemon zest added a nice touch. Phil was our waiter and we were so pleased. He was personable yet professional. We took all of his suggestions and enjoyed them all.
A photo of RH Rooftop Restaurant Minneapolis restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2687)
$31 to $50
American
Edina
About the restaurant
The RH Rooftop Restaurant resides on the third floor of RH Minneapolis, a nearly 60,000-square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. We invite you to enjoy our menu of timeless classics for brunch and dinner, and a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe.

For group dining inquiries, please email: minneapolishospitality@rh.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and ambience. The steak sandwich and lobster roll were amazing
A photo of The Melting Pot - Minneapolis restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2823)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
Bring your big appetite to the big city. In downtown Minneapolis, The Melting Pot is your quintessential fine-dining restaurant. Start with freshly made salads and handcrafted dressings before you skewer succulent strips of steak, and finish the smorgasbord with our famous chocolate fondue. Desserts rank high here, and just like the complex taste of our entrées, there’s something to be said of our artisan cheeses and luscious chocolates. But in our cozy corner of dessert paradise, we’re more than just a classy addition to Minnesota’s culinary scene. We are casual and approachable, which makes us an excellent choice for reconnecting with long-lost friends, updating loved ones about your life, or simply breaking the ice on a romantic date.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Tyler was our server this evening. He was amazing! He guided us and made suggestions and allowed us to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed. It was my girlfriend’s birthday celebration and we were both very satisfied and impressed with our very first experience at the Melting Pot. We look forward to going back for our next special occasion.
A photo of Masa & Agave restaurant
4.2
4.2 (40)
$30 and under
Mexican
Downtown / Mill District
About the restaurant
Welcome to Masa & Agave, a speakeasy-style cantina hidden below stairs at the historic Hotel Ivy in Downtown Minneapolis. On Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's from 8pm to Close we are first-come, first-served and do not accept reservations during this time.

Worshipped as the Aztec gods of fertility and long life, venerated for their powers of sustenance, corn masa and agave have been central to Mexican culture and cuisine since ancient times.

Using authentic techniques, we prepare corn masa-based starters and Mexico City-style tacos that are bursting with regional flavors, along with dinner classics like Pork Carnitas and Negro Monelo-Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Our collection of 200 agave spirits pays homage to the jimadores and mezcaleros who have labored over their craft for generations. Sip on a copita or two, or gather friends for one of our signature Margaritas - try the Tradicionale, Tamarindo or a Margarita al Gusto mixed with your choice of spirit. Salud!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great place to eat with our big group of 10! The waitress was extremely kind and attentive. The food was all delicious, but those in our group who got tacos wish there would have been 3 instead of 2 - it was a little expensive for only getting 2 tacos. The entrees, however, were well worth the price! The drinks were also fun and unique, and crafted like little works of art :)
A photo of Tavola Italian Kitchen & Bar at Elliot Park Hotel restaurant
3.9
3.9 (426)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Elliot Park, near U.S. Bank Stadium, Tavola is the place where new friends become family over a shared meal. At the center of Tavola, you'll find the pride of our kitchen, a statuesque wood-fired oven.
Top review
RebeccaL
Dined on May 7, 2024
Our server, Bart, was one of the best servers I’ve ever had. The service was exemplary and the food was amazing!
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