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Ultimate Guide to Date Night in Phoenix

“Bae don’t play” – Beyonce

When it comes to date night in Phoenix, you have no shortage of options. But – everyone’s been in the spot where they have a date coming up and they just aren’t sure where to go. We think you can’t wrong with any of the choices below – so go on, take a gander.


1. Fuego Bistro

Be sure to check out the incredible @sheforksphx

Thanks to the brilliant Marisa Baer

Address: 713 E Palo Verde Rd Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 277-1151
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 500+ reviews

  • “Tucked Away”, “hidden”, And “secret Hideaway” best describe Fuego Bistro’s historic Pittman Fountain Court location. They have a natural and peaceful atmosphere with their brick yard patio and live music
  • We LOVE their chipotle mashed potatoes and jalapeno creamed corn

2. Quiessence Restaurant

Thanks to the brilliant and compassionate Allison Leah

and wonderfully warm Liz

Address: 6106 S 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone: (602) 276-0601

Yelp: 3.5 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Quiessence is nestled in the back of The Farm at South Mountain, which allows guests to stroll down the rustic lane to enjoy the beautiful views and bountiful gardens before arriving at the restaurant.
  • The Farm is still very active, so walking shoes are recommended for the short stroll. Resort Evening Wear is recommended for dress code.
  • The refined rustic menu includes house made breads, fromage, handcrafted pastas and local produce from The Farm at South Mountain and other Valley farms

3. Cibo

Address: 603 N 5th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 441-2697
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 1500+ reviews

Set in a restored 1913 bungalow, Cibo (pronounced “CHEE-boh”) has hardwood floors, exposed brick, a stained-glass panel and a fireplace to set the mood while revitalizing the downtown Phoenix area with beautiful salads, antipasto, artisanal pizzas and housemade fresh pasta.

  • Live music and twinkle lights in the patio make for a very romantic night

4. Different Pointe of View

A huge thank you to Chris

and the super talented and successful Nicole Arend

Address: 11111 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 866-6350
Yelp: 4 stars with 400+ reviews

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the dramatic panoramas of the Valley’s desert landscape, the city’s twinkling lights and Arizona’s colorful sunsets.
  • Awards include 2014 Best of the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, Top All-suite resort chain in the US, One of the top 10 resorts by USA today, awarded Four Diamond Rating for 25 consecutive years

5. Coup Des Tartes

Thanks Beth, English Teacher Extraordinaire

Address: 1725 E Osborn Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 212-1082
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 100+ reviews

Coup Des Tartes is a charming, 18-year-old, French bistro-style restaurant reminiscent of la belle epoque and the Roaring ‘20s, Paris-style. Now in its new home at 1725 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix, Coup Des Tartes maintains its eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms in addition to a new outdoor brick patio cooled by old shade trees and lush greenery. Still Phoenix’s longest running french restaurant, the “new” Coup features a bar made from the remnants of its first home. Coved ceilings and candlelit rooms still abound, and Coup Des Tartes maintains its storied reputation as one of the most intimate and romantic dining experiences in Phoenix

6. Postino WineCafe

Shoutout to the wonderful Diego Francisco and Mama Harris

the lovely Nicole Small check out her feed and blog!

Thanks to the adventurous Roman Kadinsky

Address: 5144 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 274-5144
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 900+ reviews

  • The 1950’s-era Arcadia Post Office was transformed into a local haunt that helped ignite the Arcadia neighborhood. Featuring mid-century style with local artisan touches, a hand-carved wood wine wall, open, communal dining spaces, iconic garage doors and a cozy, candlelit patio would be nice for a date night
  • Great for date nights on Mondays or Tuesdays because they have a special where you can have a bottle of wine and bruschetta for just $20

7. Cobra Arcade Bar

Shoutout to the stunning Danielle Jamie

Address: 801 N 2nd St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 595-5873
Yelp: 4 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Such a fun date night idea – vintage games and drinks
  • Free tokens on Tuesday with every drink purchase and their drinks are named after game characters and 90’s pop culture

8. Timo Wine Bar

Address: 8801 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (602) 354-3846
Yelp: 4 stars with 300+ reviews

  • They have weekly events like the Sunday Italian nights where they have a special on Baked Lasagna to share and a bottle of select Italian wines every 5:30pm – 9:00pm and Monday date nights where they offer any Applewood oven pizza and a bottle of select wines also every 5:30pm – 9:00pm

9. L’Amore Italian Restaurant

Big thanks to Andy Baughman and his wife – one of the cutest couples ever!

Address: 3159 E Lincoln Dr Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 381-3159
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • Enjoy the formal room, the friendly bar with great live soft music from their musician Jimmy who plays on Thursday – Saturday night or sit on in their beautiful tree lined patio over looking the Phoenix Mountain Preserves.

10. West Wind Glendale Drive-In and Public Market

Address: 5650 N 55th Ave Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 939-9715

Yelp: 4.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • The atmosphere at West Wind is best described as relaxed family fun with a mix of old-school drive-in vibe combined with the latest technology
  • They serve some of the highest quality concessions in the industry including Orville Redenbacher popcorn, Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, a complete line of Pepsi products and even fresh baked pizza

11. Olive & Ivy

Address: 7135 E Camelback Rd Ste 195 Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 751-2200
Yelp: 4 stars with 1300+ reviews

  • Dining under the shady trees on Olive and Ivy’s massive patio feels more like southern France than southern Scottsdale. If you are looking for pomp and circumstance of quiet elegance, try the signature private-dining venue, the Stamp Room. If it’s night-life, they have you covered again with the outdoor lounge and bar.
  • Awarded the Wine Spectator Award 2013 and North Valley Magazine, Reader’s Choice Restaurant Award “Best Patio Dining” 2010

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