These romantic dinner ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or any date night at home! Cooking dinner and having a glass of wine is my favorite way to spend time with my husband. These romantic recipes for two are all so easy to make, but taste like they came straight from a restaurant! Truly the best date night recipes to make any time.
Romantic Dinner Ideas
Making a romantic dinner at home is easier than you might think! Date night is such an important part of any relationship, especially once you’re married. Gotta keep the spark alive!
As much as I love going out to dinner (a fancy steak restaurant is my favorite), that can cost a lot of money, and it’s not easy to find the time to do that on a regular basis. To make up for that, we’ve started doing date night at home! Whether it’s once a month or once a week, cooking a nice dinner with your partner adds something extra special to a regular night in.
I especially love doing this on the typical romantic occasions, like Valentine’s Day or on our anniversary. It’s nice to go out, but holidays mean all the best restaurants are PACKED, and I’d prefer to have my meal well before I get hangry.
I’ve gathered all of my favorite romantic dinner ideas and recipes for two, so you can start regular date nights with your partner too. It’s so fun and so easy with these delicious dishes!
Date Night Recipes for Two
What makes a recipe romantic? Good food is the way to anyone’s heart, so having a nice dinner that’s just for two (no kids tonight) is my definition of romantic! My go to recipes for date night are steak, chicken, pasta, and seafood.
These recipes are perfect because they are easy to make, but they look and taste gourmet. These romantic dinner ideas are all the dishes I’d expect to find at a restaurant, but I get to eat them at home instead!
Date Night at Home
Staying in for romantic dates has changed the game! No need to make reservations and wait for an hour in a crowded restaurant. Instead we get to prepare something delicious at home, just for the two of us.
And a romantic dinner isn’t complete without a glass of wine or cocktail, and decadent dessert to end the night.
So if you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner at home, one of these date night recipes should be on the menu. You and your partner will feel like you’re eating at a restaurant, without the stress of going out. Win win!
48 Romantic Dinner Ideas
Whether you prefer chicken, steak, pasta, seafood, or something else, these recipes are perfect for date night at home! They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and will impress anyone who tries them. Just add a simple salad, an easy side dish, or your favorite appetizer to start. And of course, a glass of wine will go well with everything for a romantic dinner!
Steak Dinner for Two
Nothing says romantic like a beautiful steak dinner! These recipes are easy to make at home, and taste just as good as a restaurant steak. Add a glass of red wine and some veggies, and your dinner is complete.
Date Night Chicken Ideas
Prefer chicken? These recipes are so simple to make, and they’re always a hit. They make such a nice dinner to share!
Healthy Date Night Recipes
Date night can be romantic, indulgent, AND healthy. These healthy dinners are super flavorful and easy to make.
Romantic Seafood Recipes
Seafood is a great option for date night at home. Fish, shrimp, and other favorites are perfect for a romantic dinner!
Pasta Dinners for Date Night
Nothing is easier than making a classic pasta dinner! Add a glass of wine to these easy recipes and your date night menu will be set.
More Dinners for Two
If steak, chicken, seafood, and pasta aren’t your favorite, don’t worry. There are plenty of other easy date night recipes to try!
Date Night Drinks and Desserts
Date night isn’t complete without a good cocktail and a decadent dessert. I love a nice dinner, and those two things are all part of the experience.
But I definitely don’t want the extra recipes to take up more time when I’m just trying to spend time with my hubby. So don’t worry, these drinks and desserts for two are easy to make!
Cocktails for Two
- Spicy Cucumber Margarita
- Skinny White Russian
- Pink Champagne Sangria
- Love Potion #9 Martini
- Blood Orange Paloma Cocktail
- Raspberry Sorbet Pink Champagne Floats
- Strawberry Brownies
- Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Deep Fried Brownie Bites
- Chocolate Pot de Creme
Whatever you’re celebrating, I hope you enjoy your dinner for two! Date night can be easy and affordable now (and of course still delicious!). Win!