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Romance on the Menu: 8 restaurants serving up love in Corpus Christi

Romantic dinner dates are always in season; regardless of whether visitors are planning one for an anniversary getaway, a nice Valentine’s weekend or just some overdue time away for Mom and Dad. Below are restaurants in the Corpus Christi area that really help you put the focus on two things:  a wonderful dining experience and your sweetie.

Republic of Texas Bar and Grill

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For high-end luxurious dining, the Republic of Texas Bar and Grill in downtown Corpus Christi is the spot to sweep your significant other right off their feet. Boasting panoramic views of the Corpus Christi Bay, a masterfully-planned menu with true Texas flair and an award-winning wine list, this restaurant is all the things. Reservations are suggested and your boots are always welcome.

Yardarm

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Fresh seafood with a Greek influence, not to mention beautiful views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Yardarm is located in a cute, yellow cottage along scenic Ocean Drive and is a local’s favorite for sure!  To make for an extra sweet night, share a slice of the mascarpone cheesecake with a Port wine reduction…..it’s delightfully sinful.

Black Sheep Bistro

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This charming little bistro with a casual, Padre Island feel offers its guests an eclectic menu with an even more adventurous wine and cocktails list for pairing.   Specializing in the unexpected, Black Sheep Bistro offers couples a break from the predictable.

The Barrel Wine and Tapas Bar

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Trendy yet comfortable…that’s the atmosphere that welcomes you when you walk in the door at The Barrel Wine and Tapas Bar. Located on North Padre Island, this is a great spot to sneak away with your significant other and cozy up with a fantastic cocktail or wine and a bite of something tasty.

Bleu Bistro

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French fusion from the décor to your plate. Located in downtown Corpus Christi, Bleu Bistro is both elegant and romantic, charming and sophisticated. Conveniently located next door to Havana Club, couples can get close with a fun salsa dance to add a little extra spice to their evening.

Venetian Hot Plate

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One word: Tiramisu. But then one word isn’t enough to describe all the goodness in your mouth that you’ll find at Venetian Hot Plate!  We could also go on and on about the famous homemade lasagna that’s only served once a week to the lucky few that snag it before it runs out….but you absolutely must make the short drive to Port Aransas and check it out for yourself. You won’t regret it. But bring a wheelbarrow for someone to tote you in afterwards, because the carb-coma is definitely a thing.

Glow

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Oh sweet Glow, how we love you…..let thee count the ways. Guess who else is guaranteed to fall in love that night?  Your honey. With you… IF you take him/her to this adorable old boathouse-turned-charming restaurant just outside of Corpus Christi in Rockport, Texas. With a delicious farm-to-table menu and unique beverage offerings, you’ll be ready to book your next vacation stat just to get back to this gem.

Mama Mia’s

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Mama Mia’s has been serving authentic and traditional Italian dishes to guests for many years in the Sparkling City by the Sea. Amid cozy surroundings and a personable atmosphere, the food gets all the glory (as it should). Located in downtown Corpus Christi, Mama Mia’s is a must-stop for those whose taste buds crave a homemade marinara that’s been simmering all day, paired with a tasteful red wine. But make sure to bring cash as there are no cards accepted here.


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