That special occasion typically demands the appropriate setting, and what better setting than a beautiful romantic fine dining destination? Fortunately, there are a number of such restaurants to choose from in Northwest Arkansas. See the list below for dining extraordinaire in an intimate setting:
Eleven at Crystal Bridges $$
600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700
Eleven is housed within the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Wednesday – Friday, Eleven is open for dinner from 5 – 9 PM. Dinner at Eleven is an exceptional culinary experience due to the stunning surroundings and the style of cooking, which is high South to low Midwest, and includes soup, salad, beef, chicken, seafood, and pasta choices. Save room for dessert, it is amazing!
River Grille $$$
1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141
Warm, cozy, wood paneled dining room, excellent food including USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, delicious desserts and impeccable service all combine to make the River Grille a top choice for romantic fine dining in Northwest Arkansas. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, having a date date night or popping the question, the River Grille has the perfect setting.
Ermilio’s Italian Home Cooking $$
26 White St, (479) 253-8806
Housed in a Victorian home, Ermilio’s features hearty pasta recipes in a warm, inviting and lively setting. The Bone-in Pork Chop is heavenly and the roasted garlic is a taste-treat-delight. Great for a date night and for every special occasion.
Le Stick Nouveau $$$
580 West Van Buren, (479) 981-3123
Located below the Historic Hotel New Orleans, Le Stick Nouveau, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the luxury of world-class fine dining. Even the most experienced globe-trotter will appreciate the amazing food, inviting atmosphere, and flawless service offered in this treasure of the Ozarks. Try the creative Caesar salad and the savory Beef Wellington. Both will possess you!
Grand Taverne Restaurant at the Grand Central $$$
37 N Main St, (479) 253-6756
Upscale restaurant featuring exquisite dining in a beautiful, unique environment. Housed within the Grand Central Hotel, this stunning restaurant, offers a good selection of starters, soups, salads, and entrees including their 22 oz. Bone-in Rib Eye, and their Grilled Maine Lobster. Service is impeccable, and there’s a lounge with a full bar.
310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795
This is a chic restaurant located on famed Dickson Street. It offers an elegant Italian fine dining experience, featuring excellent food and drinks, skilled and cordial service, and a beautiful environment. There’s an extensive wine list and a full bar. Brunch is served Fri – Sun.
318 N Campbell Ave, (479) 527-0086
Theo’s is passionate about turning every customer into a fan. It uses its unique blend of coastal cuisine, Southern cooking, and exceptional service to ensure that every patron has a memorable experience. Refined new American cuisine, including a varied selection of freshly made salads, is their specialty. Theo’s also has a terrific first come, first served patio and lounge. Their wine list is comprehensive, and their talented bartenders can whip up a delicious drink in a flash.
Vetro 1925 $$$
17 E Center St, (479) 966-4649
Located on East Center Street in an old renovated building, Vetro 1925 features a charming ambiance, classic Italian food and an award-winning wine list. You can expect impeccable service, and a truly marvelous meal here. Use their popular wine room for your next party.
28 Springs $$
100 E University St, (479) 524-2828
Located in historic Siloam Springs, 28 Springs offers exceptional food including fresh, crisp salads, handmade sandwiches, outstanding entrees, and scrumptious desserts. There’s also a beautiful bar featuring many local brews on draft, an extensive wine list, and talented bartenders capable of making any drink you can dream up. Staffed by friendly, efficient people, this place has what it takes to make any date night or special occasion exceptional.
Ella’s Restaurant $$$
The Inn at Carnall Hall, 465 Arkansas Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Located inside historic Carnall Hall on the University of Arkansas campus, Ella’s offers new American cuisine, the beautiful and comfortable Lambeth lounge, an extensive wine list, a full bar, and a friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Dinner selections include duck, trout, beef, bison, and chicken. Brunch is served Sat – Sun from 10 AM – 2 PM. Many a la carte menu items and several Eggs Benedict choices are offered.