Sometimes it’s 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 fun and 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.
Here are some of our favorite Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park and nearby Leander, perfect for date night.
AJ’s Bar & Grill
105 W Willis in Old Town Leander
AJ’s Bar & Grill is one of the area’s newest locally owned restaurants using locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients. Raving fans online and word of mouth have gotten this new restaurant off to a great start. Make sure you call for a reservation before heading over to AJ’s as it’s pretty popular. Word on the street is that their signature dish, Chicken Alamir, is divine. Other fan favorites are their burgers, mac n cheese, ribeye and pork chops. Their location was once home to the Leander post office and the bar top was built with reclaimed wood from the Armadillo World Headquarters Stage. This fusion of old Austin, old Leander and craft food and drinks are what make it special. They also offer entertainment on the patio stage, happy hour events and sports events in the bar and a delicious Sunday brunch in the main dinning room.
11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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, TX 78613
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!
10525 West Parmer Lane Austin, TX
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?
The League Kitchen and Tavern
10526 W Parmer Ln, Austin, Texas
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.
Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 N Highway 183 – Austin, TX 78717
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.
The Grove Wine Bar
1310 E Whitestone Blvd #500, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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.
Rock and Rolls Sushi Lounge
1850 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park, TX
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.
Freda’s Seafood Grille
10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78750
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.
12100 W Parmer Ln ste 200, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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.
500 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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.
1890 Ranch Eateries & Cinema
1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
If you want to have a dinner and a movie date night, there are many options in the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center where you can have dinner and then take a stroll to the Cedar Park Cinemark for a movie. Chada Thai, Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, Amy’s China Cuisine, Logan’s Roadhouse, and Teji’s Indian Restaurant.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
1001 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
BJ’s is a great spot for a casual night out, just like the good ole’ days. Kick back and relax with one of BJ’s craft brews and explore the huge menu of pasta dishes, burgers, ribs, salads and more. The only downside is keeping your eyes off the game, unless you are both there to enjoy watching the game…score!
1540 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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!
1469 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Who doesn’t love a beautifully seared steak now and then? Longhorn’s in Cedar Park is one of the best places to have a great steak dinner. Other options include Texas Land & Cattle, Logan’s Roadhouse, Blue Corn Harvest, or CR Surf & Turf, a casual hidden gem of a diner serving a variety of seafood and steak dishes. Or if you want to drive a little for a special occasion, you can experience the Steiner Ranch Steak House.
1525 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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.
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 have a Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park. Whether you are just having dinner or you are able to make it an evening out with a movie or one of the many Events at Cedar Park Center, you have plenty of dining options.