Restaurants Serving up a Date Night

When you need to get that special night right, sharing a delicious meal is a universal rite of courtship at any stage of a relationship. Whether celebrating a significant occasion or simply connecting over a flirty dinner, these South Sound restaurants shine at setting the table for romance.


Ruston Way

Harbor Lights
2761 North Ruston Way
Renowned for its colossal portions of seafood and picture-perfect views of Commencement Bay, this waterfront delight has been home to hundreds of proposals and anniversaries.

Lobster Shop
4015 Ruston Way
A South Sound favorite, the restaurant’s stunning waterfront view, fresh seafood and tasty cocktails serve up the perfect backdrop for date night.

WildFin American Grill
5115 Grand Loop
An elegant restaurant with a romantic view of Commencement Bay provides the ideal setting for a casual, yet elevated dining experience—a sublime feast for the senses.


Citron European Bistro
10716 A St
Classic French dishes served alongside European and German gems provide a wonderful dining experience.

El Gaucho Tacoma
2119 Pacific Ave
A classy restaurant with a swanky speakeasy vibe complete with a pianist playing quietly in the background. Many of the desserts are showstoppers.

Over the Moon Café
709 Court C
This award-winning restaurant serves up a fine dining experience in an atmosphere of understated elegance.

The Cliff House
6300 Marine View Dr
An elegant dining room with panoramic views.

The Table
2715 6th Ave
A sublime dining experience paying homage to the rich culinary history of the Pacific Northwest.

Gig Harbor

JW Restaurant
4107 Harborview Dr
JW offers an exceptional dining experience in which no detail is overlooked and southern hospitality prevails. This small, intimate eatery is a seven-time Best of the South Sound winner.


Marzano Italian Restaurant
516 Garfield St S
Classic Italian dishes in a lovely, romantic setting.

Toscanos Italian Grill
437 29th St NE
Fresh from the farm, vineyard and sea, dishes are simply prepared and served with style.


111 Thurston Ave NW
A quaint historical building replete with rustic hardwood floors, exposed beams and its famous stained glass window serve to create an intimate setting just right for a romantic dinner.