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Date Night Restaurants

Date Night in Cedar Park

During these difficult times, it can be hard to get away and enjoy a nice dinner out with your significant other. Driving to downtown Austin seems like such an ordeal, especially if you have to add coordinating a babysitter too. Well, the good news is you really don’t have to go far to enjoy a relaxing night out with these local Date Night Restaurants. And you don’t have to pay the babysitter an extra hour and a half for your drive time!

Whether you are looking for an upscale option or you just want to get out for a good meal without wrestling a toddler into a highchair or cutting someone else’s food, there are some nice options right here in Cedar Park. Most all restaurants have gotten very good at offering take out and delivery conveniently and deliciously.  Set up the dining room or a cozy spot in front of the fireplace and order take out from these local restaurants.

Here are some of our favorite Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park and nearby Leander, perfect for a night out or a night in, take out style.

La Joie
1500 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
Now would be the perfect opportunity to try Cedar Park’s newest fine dining restaurant, La Joie, with New Orleans Creole inspired dishes with the Chef’s personal touch. Patio dining available.

Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack
202 Walton Way, Cedar Park
This restaurant is an excellent option for takeout because the food travels well. You can set a pretty table and get to cracking. Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack menu offers an extensive selection of fresh quality seafood for your dining experience.

The Grove Wine Bar
1310 E Whitestone Blvd #500, Cedar Park
The Grove is another newer addition to the ever expanding Cedar Park dining scene. The beautiful modern building with a cool, relaxed vibe offers an upscale feel you wouldn’t expect in the suburbs. They have an extensive wine list and a full bar. It’s one of the best Happy Hour spots in Cedar Park too. Their happy hour food menu serves up some of their best dishes at a tantalizing price. I am still dreaming of having the scallop entree again soon. Go enjoy an evening on patio under the light filled trees with a glass of wine and some delicious food. Patio dining available.

Rock and Rolls Sushi Lounge
1850 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park
Rock and Rolls Sushi Lounge offers an Asian fusion flavor with a South Texas flare. All fresh fish is flown from New Zealand and Japan and then combined with the freshest fruits, herbs, and peppers to create a unique flavor combination found solely at Rock and Rolls Sushi Lounge. Listen to music, have some amazingly fresh sushi and experience on the the area’s hottest new restaurants. Patio dining available.

Daichi Sushi & Grill
2051 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
This is one of my top choices for Sushi. They do not have dine in seating at this time, but they offer excellent takeout. Between Rock & Rolls and Daichi, we have “coffee table sushi” at least one a week.

Soto Sushi
11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park
Soto is more of an anniversary or birthday kind of place. They have affordable lunch specials, but dinner can be on the pricey side. However, if you are looking for upscale dining, a romantic atmosphere and artistically presented sushi dishes, then Soto is the place for you. You’d never expect such amazing food from the unassuming exterior, but you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at these other less expensive, but also very good Sushi Restaurants in Cedar Park.

Blue Corn Harvest
700 E Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park
Blue Corn Harvest serves up tasty locally sourced ingredients with a Southwestern flair. The casual dining atmosphere or their tree-covered patio are the perfect place to kick back and relax on a nice evening. We love Blue Corn Harvest because it’s always fresh and made to order. They also have a large gluten-free menu. The Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday’s is Cedar Park’s best kept secret! Patio dining available.

Moonshine Grill
10525 West Parmer Lane, Austin
This new addition to the Avery Ranch dining scene is straight from Austin. The Moonshine Grill in downtown Austin has been serving up fresh, local comfort food since 2003. This popular Austin establishment recently opened in Avery Ranch and has definitely saved us a trip downtown! Voted the Best Brunch in Austin, why not make it a relaxing date brunch instead? Patio dining available.

The League Kitchen and Tavern
10526 W Parmer Ln, Austin
The League Kitchen and Tavern is an excellent Avery Ranch eatery offering upscale pub fare in a nice atmosphere. It’s the perfect date night spot to have a drink, relax and enjoy a casual setting with upscale, quality food offering. They also have a delicious brunch on the weekends.

Levant Cafe & Grill
1320 Cypress Creek Road #105, Cedar Park
If you are looking for a unique take out option, try Levant for exceptional, authentic Middle Eastern food made fresh. It travels well for take out too, so you can set up a nice table, transfer the food to pretty dishes and your date will be none the wiser.

Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 N Highway 183 – Austin
Foxhole Culinary Tavern is an unexpected gem in North Austin. This Gastropub with cool decor and great food is the perfect place to grab a drink and then have dinner. From the location, you wouldn’t expect such a warm and welcoming interior and amazing food. Definitely a must add to your list of date night spots close to home. Patio dining available.

Freda’s Seafood Grille
10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin
Upscale-casual dining room, bar & patio for Southern-leaning seafood & steaks. Nice atmosphere and delicious food. They also have one of the best seafood Sunday brunch buffets. Patio dining available. Patio dining available.

Mandola’s
12100 W Parmer Ln ste 200, Cedar Park
Italian grocery and eatery with great food, bustling atmosphere and warm hospitality. Although the food is excellent, fair warning that they also have a playground which is usually pretty lively. There is a more quiet front room for conversation. Get an after dinner gelato to go and take a stroll at Brushy Creek Lake Park. Patio dining available.

Santa Catarina
500 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Santa Catarina is one of Cedar Park’s newest restaurants located next to the City Hall offices. The beautiful interior, huge patio and playground offer a nice space for the whole family to enjoy. The food is not your typical Tex-Mex fare. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients to create unique dishes with modern interior and coastal Mexican flavors. Patio dining available.

Cielito Lindo
1540 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
There are many options for Mexican food in Cedar Park. You can find anything from a roadside stand to a large chain. But, if you are looking for a quiet, quaint, locally owned, sit down and relax kind of atmosphere, Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine is the perfect spot. And bonus, their food is excellent! One Yelp review said “If Soto is the Uchi of Cedar Park, Cielito Lindo is the Fonda San Miguel of Cedar Park – but better.” Now that’s a compliment!

Salerno Cucina Italiana
1310 Cypress Creek Road suit 120, Cedar Park
Cedar Park’s newest Italian restaurant serving home made pizza, pasta, deserts and other Italian specialties. Salerno offers excellent takeout to make your date night at home stress free and delicious.

Gino’s Italian
1525 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Gino’s is a great little hideaway spot with classic Italian American dishes. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine along some Italian favorites while you discuss the week’s events.

1890 Ranch Eateries & Cinema
1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
There are some good options in the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center. Chada Thai, Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, Amy’s China Cuisine and Teji’s Indian Restaurant.

If you want to add a scenic drive to your date, visit Flat Creek Estate Winery for a wine tasting and dinner at their Bistro. Reservations recommended. Or, just a short drive away in Liberty Hill are two popular must try restaurants, Dahlia Cafe and Malted Grains in historic downtown Liberty Hill.

See, there is no excuse not to check out these Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park.