Romantic Steak Dinner Ideas

For many people, nothing says romance like a lovely steak dinner. You don't need to go to a fancy restaurant. Create a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your own home.

The Main Course

Perhaps the most romantic steak is the Chateaubriand, a thick cut of tenderloin first created by the personal chef of Vicomte Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand. It traditionally is offered as serving two because of its size.

Cooking the Steak

Even for a novice, steak is easy to cook. Steak is best prepared by grilling or broiling. Your butcher can give you some tips on how to get the perfect "doneness."

Side dishes

Some dishes are legendary for being "aphrodisiacs." While the effects are not proven, consider including raw oysters, asparagus and avocados on your menu.


It never hurts to dress up your dining area with good china, linens and candles. Soft music can help set a romantic mood.

No Prep Time?

If you really want to impress but you don't have the time, order in. Many restaurants and caterers will bring the romantic meal right to your door--just heat and eat.

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About the Author

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Charles Fredeen is a writer with a love of politics and journalism living in Los Angeles. He has written four published books, including a biography of the journalist Nellie Bly. With more than 25 years of writing, he has also written numerous articles for publications, including the "Los Angeles Times" and "Los Angeles Magazine."

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