Best Spots for Date Night in Arlington, VA

January 9, 2024 | Inside Arlington | By: The Goodhart Group

Looking for the perfect spot for a romantic evening in Arlington? Look no further than these fantastic date-night restaurants:

SER Restaurant 

1110 N Glebe Rd 

Head to Ballston to indulge in a sophisticated Spanish dining experience at SER Restaurant. With its intimate ambiance and delectable tapas, this spot is sure to impress your date.

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro

4301 Wilson Blvd

For a charming and elegant atmosphere, head to Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro in Clarendon. With an extensive wine selection and delectable French cuisine, it’s the ideal setting for a romantic evening.

Mazaro Italian Restaurant

2909 Wilson Blvd

Transport yourselves to Italy with a visit to Mazaro Italian Restaurant in Clarendon. From the cozy decor to the authentic Italian dishes, this restaurant sets the stage for a memorable date night.

Maison Cheryl

2900 Wilson Blvd

Maison Cheryl in Clarendon offers a romantic setting with its warm ambiance and delicious French New-American cuisine. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a candlelit dinner with your special someone.

Sfoglina Rosslyn

1100 Wilson Blvd

Treat your date to an upscale Italian dining experience at Sfoglina Rosslyn (a Fabio Trabocchi’s restaurant). With its elegant decor and mouth watering pasta dishes, it’s an excellent choice for a romantic night out.

Cafe Colline 

4536 Langston Blvd

For a cozy and intimate atmosphere, Cafe Colline (just north of Waverly Hills) is the place to be. Enjoy a delightful French-inspired meal in a charming setting, perfect for a romantic rendezvous.

Mele Bistro

1723 Wilson Blvd

Mele Bistro located in Clarendon offers a romantic ambiance and delectable Mediterranean cuisine, making it an ideal spot for a special date night.

Federico Ristorante Italiano

519 23rd St S 

For a taste of classic Italian romance, Federico Ristorante Italiano in Crystal City is the perfect choice. Indulge in authentic Italian flavors and a charming atmosphere.


2901 Wilson Blvd 

With its cozy and inviting atmosphere, Ambar Clarendon provides the perfect setting for a romantic evening. Enjoy delicious Balkan cuisine and an extensive drink selection.

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Northside Social Coffee & Wine Bar

3211 Wilson Blvd 

Northside Social is a charming and laid-back spot for a casual yet delightful date night in Clarendon. Sip on wine or coffee and enjoy a relaxed evening together.

East West Coffee & Wine 

3101 Wilson Blvd 

For a more casual evening out, unwind with your date at East West Coffee & Wine. This cozy and inviting spot in Clarendon offers a great selection of beverages and a warm ambiance.


4238 Wilson Blvd 

WHINO in Ballston offers a unique and artsy atmosphere, making it an intriguing choice for a date night. Enjoy the creative vibes and eclectic drinks for a memorable evening.

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1201 Wilson Blvd 

SALT provides a moody and chic setting for a stylish date night in Rosslyn. With its modern decor, innovative cuisine, and creative cocktails, it’s an excellent choice for a sophisticated evening out.


2815 Clarendon Blvd 

This seafood restaurant offers a trendy and vibrant ambiance, perfect for a lively and fun date night in Clarendon. Enjoy oysters, tacos, poke, clam chowder, lobster rolls, and much more as well as original cocktails in a stylish setting.

Did we miss anything? We’d love to know what your favorite family-friendly restaurant in Arlington is! 

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