Chennai is no stranger to love stories. The beaches, parks, and restaurants in the city have witnessed thousands of love stories. Namma Chennai is home to a lot of romantic restaurants you can take your date to, to make it a memory to cherish. The gorgeous ambience, the music, food, and the overall experience at these restaurants will floor you. What’s better than connecting with your loved ones over food? Deepthi Parthasarathy lists down the popular romantic restaurants in the city that you must definitely visit with your loved ones.
Most Romantic Restaurants in Chennai for Date Night
Go ‘restaurant hopping’ with your date to the best romantic restaurants in Chennai. Connect over the beach views, starlit skies, and great food and make it an unforgettable date.
1. Basil With A Twist, T Nagar
Basil With A Twist is one of the most gorgeous and romantic locations in Chennai for a date night. With an excellent 9-course dinner and a live counter for an Italian meal, the food is worth every penny. This classy restaurant is recognized for serving authentic European food, as well as dishes with an Asian touch. Their unique candle-lit dining room, which is ideal for special occasions, is truly a class apart. You should reserve your seats in advance.
Crispy Baby Potatoes, Baklava Ice Cream, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Baklava, Risotto, Pannacotta
Location: 58-A, Habibullah Road, T. Nagar, Chennai
Cuisines: Italian, Continental, European
Average Cost (for two): Rs.750 (approx)
2. Kipling Cafe, Akkarai
Kipling Cafe is one of the most romantic restaurants in Chennai, with a fantastic view of the beach coast on ECR. It is refreshing during the day and romantic at night. The cafe serves fusion meals in a tranquil setting amidst the garden area. The sea-facing terrace is quite ideal for date nights. Many people visit the cafe for its peaceful beach view. There is a private dining area available so that you can enjoy your time with loved ones. For couples who love to dine out in the open, you can also opt to sit in the outdoor dining area.
Spinach Ravioli, New York Cheesecake, Mud Cake, Pad Thai Noodles, Risotto, Chicken Kebab
Location: 16, L Jey Avenue, East Coast Road (ECR), Akkarai, Chennai
Cuisines: Continental, Thai, North Indian
Average Cost (For two): Rs.2400 with Alcohol (approx)
3. Upper Deck, Kovalam
With a gorgeous beach view and your favourite person right beside you, you’ll be engulfed in the seashell of love in no time while dining here. Take in the splendour of the Bay of Bengal while dining at the Upper Deck, which is located in the heart of Chennai. This is one of Chennai’s most romantic restaurants for couples, and is sure to take your breath away. The place is disabled-friendly and has free parking. There is also a bar where you can spend your time at. Book in advance if you want to dine at this luxurious restaurant.
Seafood Bisque, Duck Confit, Lamb Blanquette, and Ratatouille Lasagne
Vivanta By Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Covelong Beach, Off East Coast Road (ECR), Kovalam, Chennai
Cuisines: Continental, Italian, French
Average Cost (For two): Rs.3500 (Alcohol not inclusive)
4. The Crown, T Nagar
All it takes is good music, amazing cuisine, and a table by the pool to turn an ordinary evening into a romantic one at The Crown. Groove to live blues music, pamper your taste buds to continental flavours, and spend some quality time with the love of your life at The Crown. Known for its fantastic views, This classy restaurant is also wheelchair accessible. You should reserve your seats before walking in.
Buffet, Starter, Pasta, Drinks, Cake, Dessert
Location: The Residency Towers, 115, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Chennai
Cuisines: North Indian, Continental, North-Eastern, Mughlai
Average Cost (For two): Rs.2500 approx (Alcohol not included)
5. China XO
Visit China XO in Chennai for a romantic candlelight supper. China XO is a restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Chinese food where the city’s greatest chefs work their magic with fire. Enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal via the floor-to-ceiling windows. Feel spoiled for choice as you choose from a menu of seafood, chicken dim sums, Chilean sea bass, and more, at China XO.
Crispy Lotus Stem, Dim Sums, Soup, Desserts, Fried Rice, Starters
Location: The Leela Palace, 175, Adyar Seaface, Sathya Dev Avenue Extension, MRC Nagar, Chennai
Average Cost (For two): Rs.4000 approx (Without Alcohol)
6. Sunset Grill
Sunset Grill embodies the entire fine dining experience with a magical ambience. As Chennai’s most romantic rooftop restaurant, it offers a combo of an open-air environment with a candlelight dinner. To tantalize your taste buds, choose from a selection of cuisines with Arabic inspirations.
Lamb Kebab, Lentil Soup, Paneer Tikka, Babaganush, and Falafel
Location: 154, Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai
Cuisines: Middle Eastern and Continental
Average Cost (For two): Rs.2500 approx (Without Alcohol)
7. Board Walk
Board Walk, on the Ramada Hotel’s terrace, functions as a rooftop restaurant. It serves as a poolside restaurant with beautiful gazebos for couples. At the Board Walk, you can enjoy the amazing skyline views and see a live preparation of your order in an open-air setting. You can also catch up on your favourite entertainment options on an LED screen. This place is a must-visit for lunch dates. It is wheelchair accessible and prior reservations are also accepted.
Mocktail, Sizzlers, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka, Butter Naan, Deserts
Location: Number 2A, Ponniamman Kovil Street, Egmore, Chennai
Cuisines: Continental and North Indian
Average Cost (For two): Rs.2400 approx (Without Alcohol)
These multi-cuisine restaurants are sure to make your tastebuds dance, asking for more. Surprise your date by booking a table at a romantic restaurant of your choice and enjoy.