West Texas Guide to Date Night
Whether you’re in search of an easy first date location, an anniversary-appropriate place to celebrate, or a parent’s night out, we’ve scouted West Texas’s favorites from Midland to Marfa. Because no matter the occasion, the appeal of a special setting remains.
200 Spring Park Dr suite 210, Midland | @cowboyprimetx | From renowned chefs Filpe Armenta and two-time Michelin Star award-winning Graham Elliot come Cowboy Prime. With its delicious (and visually stunning) menu, it’s fine dining tailor-made for West Texas.
200 Spring Park Dr, Midland | @corkandpigmidland | An outing to Cork & Pig Tavern makes a great date any night of the week. The casual, contemporary gastropub serves up wood-fired pizzas and elevated American fare that pair perfectly with selections from the extensive wine list or craft cocktail menu.
1115 Tradewinds Blvd, Midland | @fairtomidland_ | Fair to Midland doesn’t take itself too seriously. Sit back with a couple of draft beers, burgers, and an obligatory order of waffle fries, or play one of their unique fair-style games for a little friendly competition. It’s the ideal destination for a casual first date or a group night out with your coupled-up friends.
2200 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @garlic_press_midland | The Garlic Press specializes in inventive, decadent dishes infused with intricate flavors. Think Black Angus steaks, seafood, and pastas complemented by an extensive wine list. Gluten-free and vegan options available.
SCOUTED | 223 W Wall St, Midland | @opalstablemidland | Opal’s Table brings soul food to downtown Midland by way of fine dining. The stylish, airy eatery serves upscale seasonal Southern cuisine and local flavors plus an extensive wine list and signature craft cocktails. Dress code is strictly enforced.
SCOUTED | 607 N Colorado St, Midland | @misterchipskitchen | Mister Chip’s is a favorite destination for Asian-inspired cuisine in West Texas. Chip Hight of Opal’s Table and The Basement puts his unique spin on classic Chinese dishes paired with a curated list of unique sakes, wine, and cocktails.
2101 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @veneziamidland | Venezia is a luxe, Northern Italian bistro serving everything from handmade pastas, sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list to match. Cozy up near the fireplace in the dining room or dine al fresco on the patio on milder West Texas evenings.
1401 N Loop 250 W, Midland | From sashimi and handrolls to teriyaki and udon, Volcano has deliciously mastered it all. Their tasty offerings, coupled with an easygoing atmosphere, cements this spot as a go-to for your date nights.
3211 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @italianvillagerestaurantm | Accented by old-country murals and red tablecloths, Italian Village is known for its familiar Italian dishes and imported wines. Dine at this cozy trattoria for pastas and risotto, steaks, fresh seafood, and more traditional Italian indulgences.
7260 E. State Highway 191 Odessa | @corkandpigodessa | Cork & Pig Tavern’s Odessa location brings the same easygoing, contemporary gastropub atmosphere and elevated American fare you’ll find at their Midland counterpart.
SCOUTED | 107 W San Antonio Street, Marfa | @cochineal_marfa | Cochineal is a casual fine dining restaurant that cements Far West Texas as a true culinary destination. And it’s an essential spot for an impressive date night. Enjoy a seasonally-inspired, locally-sourced multi-course seasonal menu that is elevated and inventive, yet totally accessible. *Open most Fridays & Saturdays by reservation. Get to know the Executive Chef…
SCOUTED | 105 South Highland Ave, Marfa | @marfasaintgeorge | LaVenture is Hotel Saint George’s fabulous restaurant offering. Backdropped by striking art, offering a creative, ingredient-driven seasonal menu with regional influences, this is a quintessentially-Marfa spot for a memorable occasion.
SCOUTED | 102 NW 1st St, Highway 90W, Marathon | @gagehotel | Serving West Texas Cuisine with a gourmet twist, the Gage Hotel’s award-winning restaurant offers a refined seasonal menu utilizing high-quality ingredients including locally sourced meats and fresh seafood served with vegetables and herbs grown from their own on-site Garden.