Downtown OC: Best Romantic Nights Spots

Oklahoma City is demonstrating its tenacity by cleaning up its image as the city where the 1995 bombing of a federal building took place. The city has recently built a memorial dedicated to the victims. One of the areas where it's bringing new energy is a wide variety of Oklahoma City nightlife options for visitors and locals alike. If a weekend getaway is on the calendar, then book your Oklahoma City bed and breakfast and make reservations for a romantic dinner for two.   

The Coach House
6437 Avondale Drive
Oklahoma City, OK, 73116
(405) 842-1000
www.thecoachhouseokc.com

The Coach House is probably the most exclusive restaurant on the acclaimed Restaurant Row. BBOnline recommends this establishment with the only four star rating on this strip. Eating here is meant to be an experience. The wait staff prides themselves on providing personal and professional service. This smoke-free restaurant is also a cell phone free zone. Cellular phones are restricted to the lobby area, so there are no distractions and the food is the superstar. The restaurant has hosted guest chefs from around the world to create menus that are a delight to the patrons. Escargot gratin with chorizo is a mouth watering appetizer, and the sautéed Dover Sole with a citrus emulsion is a pleasantly unusual flavor combination. These dishes are worth making the reservations at this posh restaurant that is a stone's throw away from any Oklahoma City inn

Haunted House
7101 Miramar Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
www.hauntedhouserestaurant.com

Granted, the Haunted House Restaurant is an odd romantic choice, because of the former mansion’s murderous past. It's rumoured that four family members were murdered here in a year. The cuisine is classic American with offerings of filet mignon, grilled lamb with rosemary garlic butter and mint jelly and shrimp with pasta. 

Bellini’s Ristorante and Grill
6305 Waterford Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 848-1065
www.bellinis.net

Inside the Waterford Complex is this upscale yet relaxed restaurant, which serves fine Italian food and specialty brick oven pizzas. Cozy up around a booth on the patio overlooking a pond. Service is professional and the atmosphere is fresh and inviting. The daily specials and other menu options offer mixture of classic Italian food, American favorites and nouveau cuisine. 

Nikz at the Top
5900 Mostellar Drive
Oklahoma City, OK, 73112

Located at the top of the United Founders Tower, this rotating restaurant reveals the entire Oklahoma City skyline. Overlooking Lake Hefner, this romantic nightspot is worth leaving your Oklahoma City inn. The restaurant is decorated in a breezy 1940’s style and its menu changes seasonally to incorporate the freshest ingredients. The scenery literally changes throughout the dinner course. The restaurant is lauded as the “most romantic spot” in Oklahoma City, and that's exactly why BBonline recommends it.  

The Mantel Wine Bar and Bistro
201 East Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 236-8040
www.mantelokc.com

French, southwest American and Italian food are fused in the menu at this intimate restaurant. The seating capacity is limited at this small and romantic eatery. The pasta dishes come highly recommended by the diners. The Salmon au Poivre and Seafood Diane are both standouts on the seafood selection.