Did you have a Valentine’s Day date?
With the pandemic forcing us to stay at home and allowing us to reflect on things we want to do more of, my husband and I decided that we’re committed to setting time monthly for ourselves for self-care and self-love.
We schedule bi-weekly massages and monthly date nights with ourselves and sometimes with our couple friends. My love language is receiving gifts and also acts of service so I look forward to these times.
February being Valentine’s day month, we made sure to set time aside for an extra special date night.
A Local Valentine’s Day Date with My Husband
Our date nights involve us exploring the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, dining at restaurants, and enjoying the city party life. Activities I’m sure you love to do as well.
If you’re local to the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex, I’m sharing local valentine’s day date ideas to explore with your husband.
Our Favorite Neighborhoods to Visit in Dallas
Legacy West Plano
Legacy West Plano is a fairly new neighborhood that we have come to enjoy and visit often.
It’s an urban place with lush shops, fine dining and eateries, luxury residences, and offices.
Our favorite restaurants in Legacy West are Fogo De Chao and Earl’s Kitchen + Bar. For this Valentine’s Day, hubby and I plan on dining with our couple friends at Toulouse Cafe, catering to a mix of Persian and French cuisines.
With exquisite restaurants at Legacy West, there are also a variety of shops that I love. Some of my favorites are West Elm, Neighborhood Goods, and Read Between The Lines.
The Shops At Plano
The Shops At Plano is located on the east side of North Dallas Tollway which is about less than five minutes from Legacy West Plano. This neighborhood is much older than Legacy West and consists of luxury shops and upscale restaurants. It is also a popular spot for party life on Fridays and Sundays.
Hubby and I visit Shops At Plano for mostly dining and the nightlife. Our favorite restaurant is Cafe Istanbul, 100% authentic and delicious Turkish cuisines. I look forward to the bread and variety of meats choices.
Our family friends introduced us to this restaurant and we got hooked instantly. I highly recommend you visit.
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Dallas
For hubby and I, it’s the memorable experience in each other’s presence we get to enjoy as we dine at restaurants. Whether it’s a casual atmosphere or a more formal setting, we always look forward to every moment away from our busy schedule.
We like to explore different restaurant-style and cuisines. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Dallas, casual or classy, including some guilty pleasure options.
If you’re craving a chill dinner experience to unwind as a couple with a bill that won’t bring stress to your wallet, check out these places:
It’s fun to dress up and go to a place that’s a little more chic from time to time. If you’re in the mood to splurge on scrumptious food, these Dallas restaurants won’t disappoint you:
Are you looking for a restaurant that will surprise you in the best way? Or a little something sweet to end the night? These options are my go-to and will become your guilty pleasure I’m sure!
Local Dallas Gift Recommendations
A date night is a good occasion to get a little something special for your love. Whether you like shopping together while you’re out and about or you’re planning a surprise, here are some amazing local spots to find great gifts.
For Him and Her
Eat and Shop Local for Valentine’s Day
Supporting local businesses (and black-owned businesses!) is a priority for me. Is it for you too?
I hope my suggestions help you discover your new favorite place for date night. I’d also love to know which restaurants and neighborhoods you would recommend.
Tell me all about it in the comments below.