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The Top Romantic Restaurants in Durham

A romantic getaway for two is always a treat, but when you’re looking to enhance your romantic restaurant experiences in Durham, the options are even more exciting! The following are just a few of the many stops in town that you’re not going to want to miss when you can’t wait to enjoy a delightful meal alongside the one you love most.

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Vin Rouge

When you’re looking to enhance your romantic night out in Durham with a dinner that comes with plenty of French-inspired flair and flavor, you’ll want to make sure to make a reservation at Vin Rouge. Located at 2010 Hillsborough Road, Vin Rouge provides its guests with access to a beautiful and elegant setting where they can enjoy classic French cuisine alongside an impressive wine list. The ambiance is intimate and upscale, setting a perfectly romantic scene. They serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm as well as Sunday starting at 10:30 am for brunch and running until 9:00 pm for dinner service. Pick and choose between main course options that range from traditional French favorites to salads and seafood alike. While the main dining room is a delight, patio seating with twinkling bistro lights overhead is always inviting and both the lobster and crab-based dishes on the menu come highly recommended.


If you’re a couple who connects best over Mediterranean fare prepared with care, you’ll find your romantic evening out waiting for you at Parizade. Found at 2200 W. Main Street, this Durham eatery showcases an open kitchen and an elegant dining room that patrons are sure to thrill at. Dinner can be enjoyed here Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm through 9:00 pm. Some of the fan-favorite items on the menu that are sure to inspire include crispy shrimp rolls, burrata, grilled salmon, and green chickpea and mushroom falafel too. The wine list here is equally inviting and you won’t want to leave without trying their homemade double chocolate fudge cake. Dessert wines and digestives can easily be ordered here as well.


For those who are seeking out a steakhouse classic experience for dinner, NanaSteak offers up a refreshingly romantic take on this setting. Head over to 345 Blackwell Street with a reservation in place and enjoy settling in at a table on one of many levels. The combination of sleek hardwood flooring and piano music drifting through the air set an inviting scene no matter when you arrive. Dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 pm until l9:00 pm with extended hours on Friday and Saturday until 10:00 pm. On Sundays, you can make the most of a romantic dinner here between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  NanaSteak is situated within the Aloft Hotel and a highly anticipated selection on the menu is always their prime bone-in Ribe eye for two.

Book Your Getaway to Durham Today

When you’re heading to Durham in the name of a romantic escape, or even to exchange vows, having amazing accommodations in place elevates the romantic moment even further. That’s where Arrowhead Inn comes in. Reach out today to learn more about our beautiful and luxurious accommodations. We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina soon!