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17 Best Date Night Restaurants In Austin For Takeout

May 13, 2020

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While the majority of dining rooms in Austin are still closed, let’s still help support our local Austin restaurants by ordering takeout and having date night at home!

I’m pairing this best date night restaurants in Austin list with wines from Vinho Verde – a wine region in Portugal that specializes in white wines but also has red, rosé, and sparkling. Vinho Verde wines are diverse and unique due to the use of indigenous grapes like Alvarinho, Avesso, Azal, Arinto, Loureiro or Trajadura.

“Verde” comes from the lush, green landscape of the region, which I hope I can visit one day!

SEE ALSO: Austin Restaurants Offering Curbside & Takeout Food

Here are the best restaurants in Austin with curbside takeout for date night at home!

 

SUSHI DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN

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SUSHI DATE NIGHT FROM TENTEN

You can have sushi at home! TenTen is doing curbside takeout with their sushi rolls, premium nigiri like toro and o-toro, sashimi platters, and chirashi bowl. The brussels sprouts and charred edamame are so good too!

I paired the meal with a bottle of wine from Vinho Verde that was perfect with the sushi!

100% of profits during this time will go to their out-of-work staff.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday from 12pm – 10pm, and Sunday through Thursday from 12pm – 9pm.

HOW TO ORDER: Order online or by calling 737-243-9147 

SPECIAL OFFERS: Free delivery within 1 mile of TenTen.

501 W 6th St

 

JAPANESE DATE NIGHT FROM UCHIKO-GO

Who would have ever thought you could get Uchiko to-go? Normally it’s nearly impossible to snag a reservation at Uchiko for any special occasion but you can now get Uchiko to-go! Uchiko-go is Uchiko’s special curated Dinner for Two ($85) including wine and:

  • Roasted Miso Soup
  • Edamame/Jalapeno Hummus and wonton chips
  • Hama Chili
  • Kimchi Rice with furikake
  • Yuzu ice cream (1 pint) with Pistachio Crumble and strawberry compote

and a choice of:

  • 72-hour short rib or Halibut, both served with grilled maitake mushroom, bonito butter, spicy ponzu, red onion

Optional Breakfast Add-On: Banana Bread ($10)

WHEN: Fridays through Sundays – phone lines open at 2:30 pm to take orders or place your curbside reservation online up to three days in advance; Pick-up available between 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

HOW TO ORDER: Place orders up to three days in advance via OpenTable or by phone at (512) 916-4808.  Guests using OpenTable are asked to select party size and the desired day and time of curbside takeout; Uchiko will call guests 30-45 minutes prior to reserved pick-up time to take order and payment.

SPECIAL OFFERS: Each curbside order to come with a $25 gift card, valid for dine-in use at the restaurant when it re-opens. Additional wine, beer, and sake available for 25% off regular price.

4200 N Lamar Blvd

 

OMAKASE TO-GO FROM SOTO RESTAURANT

Soto has reopened for carryout but their dining rooms are closed. You can get their omakase to-go along with discounted wine and sake.

WHEN: Every day from 3:30pm – 9pm.

HOW TO ORDER: Order carryout from South Lamar location by calling (512) 257-0788

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste 2115, sotoaustin.com


NEW AMERICAN DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN

Rosedale Kitchen in Austin Texas

Rosedale Kitchen and Bar

Rosedale Kitchen is open and serving vibrantly healthy dishes mixed with American comfort foods and a slice of Texas flare is now offering curbside pick-up meals. Healthy salads, easy heat and eat family meal packs, kid-friendly dishes, housemade cookie dough, and ice creams, cocktail kits, and more.

I had the roasted herbed chicken with broccoli, and crab mac and cheese paired with Vinho Verde
Provam Portal do Fidalgo Alvarinho.

WHEN:

Order before 5pm Thursday for pick-up on FRIDAY between 3pm – 5pm
Order before NOON Friday for pick-Up on SATURDAY between 3pm-5pm
Order before 5pm Friday for pick-up on SUNDAY between 3pm – 5pm

How to Order: Order online or call (512) 729-0052 for curbside pick-up; Upon arrival, pull into designated spots in front of the restaurant.

3800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 170, rosedalekb.com

 

ROSEWOOD

Rosewood has launched a new weekly menu with meals sized for two or four people.

WHEN: Monday to Friday from 1pm – 7pm

HOW TO ORDER: Order by email at jesse@rosewoodatx.com or call 512.838.6205 by 9:00 am the day of and they will follow up to confirm your order.

SPECIAL OFFERS: 10% off neighborhood discount and 20% off industry discount. For every meal that’s ordered, Rosewood will donate a meal to our staff.

1209 Rosewood Ave

 

JUNE’S ALL DAY

June’s on South Congress is open with curbside takeout. I see a roasted artichoke & spinach dip, bone marrow bolognese, spicy lamb meatballs, steak au poivre, and, of course, the french fries that I love so much would be perfect for a date night at home. They also have an extensive wine list.

WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 5 – 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm and 5 – 8pm

HOW TO ORDER: To place an order call 512-416-1722

SPECIAL OFFERS: Door to Door Delivery to Austin’s 78701-78705 area codes. A flat rate $6 fee to get all your favorites with wine & beer dropped at your doorstep.

1722 S Congress Ave

 

THE CAVALIER 

The Cavalier has backyard picnics for curbside pickup like a cook-at-home Backyard BBQ Kit, Fajitas BBQ Kit, and the Fancy Pants Date Night kit. Fancy pants date night for $24 – organic chicken liver mousse, cheese selection, charcuterie, and a baguette for 2 people.

WHEN: Tuesday to Friday from 5 – 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm and 5 – 8pm

HOW TO ORDER: Call 512-696-4318 for same day pick-up or place an order at or order online at thecavalieratx.com

2400 Webberville Rd, thecavalieratx.com


ASIAN FUSION DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN

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LORO Asian Smokehouse & Bar

LORO has a Slow Oak Smoked Prime Rib Dinner Meal for 2 ($59) that includes:

  • Two (2) 10-ounce cuts brisket jus, horseradish-yuzu cream
  • Grilled Broccolini lemon zest, shishito salsa verde
  • Warm Roasted Baby Potato Salad pickled onions, dijon vinaigrette, parsley
  • Two (2) Salted Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

and a choice of:

  • Kale Salad hazelnut, cabbage, dashi, mint, dairy, soy, fish, msg, or
  • Cabbage Salad ginger-cashew vinaigrette, cucumber, candied cashews, soy, garlic, tree nut, sesame

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm – 8:30pm ONLY

HOW TO ORDER: Order online or call (512) 916-4858 for curbside to-go; Upon arrival, pull into designated spots in front of the restaurant.

2115 South Lamar Blvd

 

1618 Asian Fusion in Austin Texas

1618 ASIAN FUSION

I had 1618 Asian Fusion in the restaurant a couple of months ago and ordered 1618 Asian Fusion take to the house and it was delicious! Love the Peking duck, pho, and filet mignon stir fry onion.

WHEN: Monday to Thursday from 11:00am – 3pm and 5:00pm — 10:00pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am — 11pm, and Sunday from 11am — 10pm. 

HOW TO ORDER: Order online

SPECIAL: Free delivery within 3 miles 

1618 E Riverside Dr, 1618asianfusion.com

 

Old Thousand dim sum brunch

DIM SUM BRUNCH FROM OLD THOUSAND

Date night isn’t just restricted to nighttime so why not plan a dim sum brunch at home? Old Thousand on the East side has two dim sum brunch specials on the weekend.

$44 Sunday Dim Sum Brunch Menu – choice of one main, three dim sum, mimosa kit (Serves 2)
$55 Sunday Dim Sum Brunch Menu – choice of two mains, three dim sum, mimosa kit (Serves 2)

Choice of Main(s):

  • Brisket Fried Rice
  • Veggie Fried Rice
  • Fried chicken & waffles
  • Salt & Pepper Tofu
  • Char Siu Buns (4pcs)

Choice of Three Dim Sum:

  • Cabbage Pickles
  • Chili Wonton
  • Cubano
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Hot & Sour Soup
  • Lo Bak Go
  • Smoked Salmon Rangoons

Mimosa kit: Bubbles (750ml) Oj (10oz).

WHEN: Every day from 12pm – 9pm

HOW TO ORDER: Order online or call 737-222-6637

SPECIAL OFFERS: Free delivery within a 5-mile radius by calling in 737-222-6637

1000 E 11th St, oldthousandatx.com


PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT IN AUSTIN

TIO PEPE

I had to pair Portuguese wine, Vinho Verde, with Portuguese in Austin and the place to-go is Tio Pepe. I love their flame-grilled chicken with the house-made peri-peri sauces.

Order the Mediterranean hummus with grilled pita chips, mixed olives with spicy garlic house sauce, whole grilled chicken with extra hot Peri-Peri sauce, cilantro rice, and fries.

WHEN: Available daily from 11 am to 9 pm

HOW TO ORDER: Order online or call 512-592-0629 for curbside pickup. Delivery available through Doordash, UberEats, GrubHub, and Favor.

6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd Ste 2510


EUROPEAN DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN

Date night at home with Vinho Verde wine

Juniper Austin

ITALIAN DATE NIGHT FROM JUNIPER

Juniper in East Austin just reopened with a new takeout and delivery menu of Italian favorites like pork meatballs, Juniper lasagna, and pappardelle. Me, cacio e pepe, chicken parmesan, and a glass of wine is my idea of the perfect date night for one.

WHEN: Available daily from 11 am to 9 pm

HOW TO ORDER: Place orders online at juniperaustin.com, calling 512-220-9421, or order for delivery on Favor 

SPECIAL OFFERS: First responders and medical professionals can receive 25% discount by using the code FIRSTAID and showing their ID at pick-up. 10% off your first order if you order on Thurs, April 9 with the code, JUNIPER

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304

 

Mediterranean DATE NIGHT FROM DEVIL MAY CARE

I love the sultry vibe at Devil May Care’s lounge but we can experience it at home now! Devil May Care is bringing you two devilishly fun experiences that will make social distancing more… social with a build-your-own Happy Hour Kit! Starting at $40 a box, you choose from Devil May Care’s array of cocktail kits, wine, or champagne, paired with their favorite modern Mediterranean bites. 

Schedule a virtual hang out with your friend or S/O and put on the Devil May Care curated Spotify playlist!

100% of profits are given back to Nova Hospitality staff.

WHEN: Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm

HOW TO ORDER: Place orders online at devilmaycareatx.com by 2pm for same-day or pre-order for delivery or curbside pickup by texting them when you arrive to pick up your order and they’ll bring it to your car.

500 W 6th St Suite 100

 

LENOIR

Lenoir is a popular date spot with their romantic wine garden which I can’t wait to visit when all of this is over. For now, let’s help support Lenoir by ordering their a date night meal pack with housemade Pullman bread with a daily spread, spiced & grilled carrots with cardamon yogurt, choice of vegetable curry, spicy tomato shrimp curry or hearty pork stew with blue corn for $70. Add on a caramelized white chocolate tart with caramel, white chocolates, and pecans for $5.

ALL tips are going towards a GoFundMe for staff

WHEN: Wednesday to Sunday from 12 – 8pm with curbside pick-up only

HOW TO ORDER: Order online at lenoirrestaurant.com

1807 South First

 

FRENCH DATE NIGHT FROM JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE

Justine’s is one of the best date night restaurants Austin so I’m so glad they’re open and offering curbside service to recreate a romantic French meal at home. 

The curbside pickup menu includes the steak fries (one of my favorite meals in Austin), cote de porc, cheese plates, royal with cheese, ratatouillie, and creme brulee. All meals are served with a housemade baguette. 

WHEN: Thursday to Sunday from 4pm – 9pm

HOW TO ORDER: To place an order call 512.385.2900

SPECIAL OFFERS: all bottles of wine and champagne are ½ off or more

4710 E 5th St


TEX-MEX DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN

Date night at home

TEX-MEX DATE NIGHT AT TAQUERO MUCHO

Austin’s Instagrammable pink Mexican restaurant has opened for curbside takeout with their popular Tex-Mex options like the pink tacos and margaritas so I had to add them to this list best date night restaurants Austin.

WHEN: Thursday to Sunday from 4pm – 9pm

HOW TO ORDER: To place an order call 512.385.2900

SPECIAL OFFERS: all bottles of wine and champagne are ½ off or more

508 West Ave, taqueromuchoaustin.com

 

GRIZZELDA’S

Grizzelda’s has reopened their dining rooms at 25% capacity or you can do carryout with their steak fajita tacos, chicken fajita tacos, birria tacos, and their infamous Grizz Mizz mix.

WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday from 5-9pm

HOW TO ORDER: Order online at jrgtogo.com

105 Tillery St


MEAL KIT DATE NIGHT AT HOME

Assembly Kitchen and Comedor

Assembly Kitchen

DIY DATE NIGHT FROM ASSEMBLY KITCHEN

Assembly Kitchen is a new curated platform that brings restaurants, their recipes and local ingredients to customer’s homes that was created by the founders of Comedor and Garage Cocktail Bar in March of 2020 in response to the ever-changing needs of their customers. Assembly Kitchen has a black glove delivery from our vetted Assembly Kitchen drivers.

Each meal kit is delivered to your door with their black glove delivery service. I was super impressed with how organized the meal kit was – each container was properly labeled with a detailed instruction sheet. Assembly Kitchen has also created step-by-step videos so you can follow along. 

Choose from

  • Comedor
  • Holy Roller
  • Assembly Pizza
  • Garage
  • Assembly Bake

WHEN: Every day from 11am to 7:30pm

HOW TO ORDER: Order online or for same day pick up of Comedor, Assembly Pizza or Garage, call 512-499-0977 to place your order.


OTHER BEST DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS AUSTIN

  • Peached Tortilla
  • L’Oca d’Oro
  • Mattie’s
  • Jeffrey’s
  • Fonda San Miguel
  • Wink
  • Jeffrey’s
  • Uchi
  • Clark’s Oyster Bar – currently closed
  • Olamaie – currently closed
  • Fabi + Rosi – currently closed
  • Barley Swine – currently closed
  • La Condesa – currently closed
  • Le Politique – currently closed

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WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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