Romantic Restaurants in Minneapolis

Steak is a date night favorite.Steak is a date night favorite.

Minneapolis and St. Paul are the two twin cities that make up a hub of the Midwest. The former has lots of wonderful places to eat out. Many of these restaurants feature fondue, candlelight, sexy music and other hallmarks that make for a great date night. Celebrate an anniversary or another romantic occasion in one of Minneapolis' restaurants.

Ruby's Redeye Grill

Citysearch named this restaurant the city's "most romantic" for 2009. It has luxurious leather booths and a long bar inviting you to linger over drinks. The food is contemporary American, from spinach and artichoke dip to BBQ pork ribs. Share a decadent chocolate cake for dessert.

4940 Hwy 61 N.

Minneapolis, MN 55110

(651) 653-6718


This restaurant consistently gets awards for "best French" and "most romantic" in the city (the most recent is from Mpls. Saint Paul Magazine). It must be the late night dining or the dark atmosphere with multicolored lamps and sultry music. Dishes are french classics like onion soup, steak frites and french fries. Share a chocolate espresso fondue for dessert.

1600 W Lake St.

Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 827-5710

Arezzo Ristorante

This restaurant's decor is all romantic reds and golds and candlelight. There is even some reddish pottery and a faux fresco to set the artsy mood. The chef was brought in all the way from Italy to cook up dishes like classic al pomodoro or a pasta dish with zucchini and basil. Finish out your romantic meal with an espresso and tiramisu.

5057 France Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55410

(612) 285-7444

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Rebecca Jenkins has contributed to newspapers and blogs since 2004. She has written for numerous publications, including her college newspaper and the "San Francisco Chronicle." Her work has also appeared on various websites. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Dublin and has done master's work in political science.

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