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The Full Menu: Houston’s best spots for date night

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, food writers discuss their favorite places to take a date for a romantic meal in Houston.

Restaurants like BCN Taste & Tradition are classy, upscale options for date nights or special occasions in Greater Houston.


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Valentine's Day is a week from today – consider yourself warned. Houstonians contemplating a date night on or near the holiday need to look no further.

In this month’s installment of The Full Menu, food writers discuss their favorite places for a romantic date night. In the audio above, we hear from Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Edible Houston and Houston Food Finder.

Eric Sandler says splitting a lobster pot pie at Bludorn would be “a really fun dinner for two.”

Establishments Mentioned in this Edition:

Clark's Oyster Bar
BCN Taste & Tradition
Lombardi Cucina Italiana
Doris Metropolitan
Rainbow Lodge
Toro Toro
Houston Dairymaids
Giacomo's cibo e vino
13 Celsius
Aya Sushi

Charcuterie from Houston Dairymaids
For a great, multi-stage date, David Leftwich recommends getting some charcuterie from Houston Dairymaids and some wine and having a picnic on the lawn of the Menil Collection (when the weather is tolerable) followed by a tour of the museum.