Top 12 romantic dining spots in Houston

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HOUSTON – Here are the Top 12 romantic eating spots in Houston, according to Good Taste.

PHOTOS: Houston's top romantic spots

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Listed in alphabetical order:

  • Artisans 3201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006 713-529-9111 Chef Jacques Fox has a wonderful story to share about the fine art of innovative French fare and you can taste his story in every bite.
  • Backstreet Cafe 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019 713-521-2239 Housed in a '30s-era house in River Oaks, the space is intimate and classic. If the weather is nice, you'll want to sit on the garden patio -- it's the perfect place to connect with your love!
  • Bistro Menil 1513 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006 713-904-3537 This charming space is one to consider when you have a taste for lobster bisque, porcini rubbed New York strip or roasted sea bass. After dinner, you can take a stroll around the gorgeous campus of the Menil collection.
  • Doris Metropolitan 2815 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098 713-485-0466 This contemporary steakhouse offers an eclectic menu with a Mediterranean flair. The space is comfortably chic and boasts an in-house butchery for guests to view the different cuts of beef offered in the dishes. If you're wanting to keep it light, go for the octopus -- you won't be sorry!
  • La Table 1800 Post Oak Blvd #6110, Houston, TX 77056 713-439-1000 The ambience is perfect for any night, but especially for a romantic evening. La Table offers fabulous fine dining, but affordable, French-American cuisine in an intimate setting.
  • Le Colonial 4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027 713-629-4444 Vietnamese comfort foods, fusions of French-Asian cuisine and an incredibly warming atmosphere make this spot a win for a romantic dinner.
  • Masraff's 1753 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 713-355-1975 Toast your partner and spark your romance by dining at Masraff's where you're guaranteed an elegant meal made with the freshest of ingredients.
  • Peli Peli Vintage Park 110 Vintage Park Blvd bldg j suite p, Houston, TX 77070 281-257-9500 Where else can you dine under a 30-foot tall Acacia tree complete with an illuminated sky? The atmosphere at Peli Peli is bold yet comfortable, and the service is impeccable.
  • Potente 1515 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002 713-237-1515 Everything from braised Texas pheasant to succulent diver scallops is served and there is an extensive wine list to help accompany any dish with a sommelier on hand to help you with your selections.
  • Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008 713-861-8666 If the idea of dinner in a Colorado cabin sounds romantic to you, then you will fall in love with the Rainbow Lodge! The seafood and wild game prepared in the kitchen is highlighted by the rustic charm the interior provides. There is something truly magical about the cozy 100-year-old log cabin on White Oak Bayou.
  • Robard's Steakhouse 2301 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-364-6400 This luxury steakhouse is nestled amongst the lush pines of The Woodlands Resort. Robard's is known for its juicy, unbelievably tender steaks and elegant sides and the romantic dining space allows for breathtaking views. Don't leave without taking a nightcap out back -- the patio is the perfect place relax under the stars with your love.
  • Yauatcha 5045 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056 713-357-7588 A contemporary dim sum tea house with superb dishes. Share small plates with your love and enjoy a bottle of wine from their incredible wine list. The attention to detail at Yauatcha is complete, from the dining space itself to the presentation of each dish.