From ritzy and romantic to cute and casual, discover the best date night ideas in SouthPark
Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating a milestone anniversary, or looking for your regular date night spot, SouthPark delivers with one-of-a-kind experiences for every kind of couple.
Ritzy & Romantic
If your preferred date night includes dressing to the nines, enjoying a made-to-order meal that’s almost impossible to replicate at home, and doing so in an environment that’s equal parts intimate and swanky, make a reservation at one of these SouthPark spots.
Enjoy a magnificent meal featuring French and American cuisine and fresh seafood sourced from Hawaii at Bentley’s in Piedmont Town Center. You’ll experience authentic French tableside service, white table clothes, and exquisite food and drink curated by long-time Charlotte restaurateur Jim Emad.
Get a front-row seat to all the culinary action at Mizu’s seven-course robata-style dining experience available on Friday and Saturday nights. The SouthPark rooftop restaurant and bar from The Indigo Road hospitality group specializes in live wood-fired ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences and Asian flavors.
Order the certified angus beef prime ribeye or bone-in filet for a melt-in-your mouth steak dinner at Oak Steakhouse, another beloved concept from The Indigo Road team. Regularly named a top steakhouse in Charlotte, Oak Steakhouse’s mid-century modern aesthetic and dark lighting provide the perfect romantic ambience for a memorable date night with the special one in your life.
Experience a SouthPark tradition at The Palm at Phillips Place. The Palm has been a SouthPark institution since 1997, serving up sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, and heritage Italian dishes in a welcoming yet upscale setting.
From the owners of Artisanal in Banner Elk, North Carolina, Peppervine joined the SouthPark roster of restaurants in 2019. Since then, it’s been wowing patrons with a progressive menu of locally sourced small and large plates, a worldly wine list, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Dine where local celebrities and athletes dine with an unforgettable meal at Steak 48 at APEX SouthPark. Recently named for North Carolina in Yelp’s ranking of “Best Steakhouse in Every State” and OpenTable’s “Top 100 Restaurants in America,” Steak 48 is where elegance and quality meet creating a culinary experience like no other.
Cute & Casual
When relaxed and laid-back is more of your date night vibe, these SouthPark experiences offer something special.
Turn your date night into a Tex-Mex fiesta at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila at the Specialty Shops SouthPark. Grab margaritas and tacos for casual conversation over a tasty meal. If tequila is your liquor of choice, ask about the next tequila flight night when making plans.
Grab a beer and elevated, chef-driven bar food, like the caramelized short rib sliders, pork belly cuban, or pimento cheese and potato pierogies, at Legion Brewing, SouthPark’s first brewery. If you’re a fitness-focused couple, make Yoga on Tuesdays or SouthPark Run Club on Wednesdays a part of your date night plans.
Discover the flavors of the Gulf Coast at Southern Pecan at Phillips Place. Southern Pecan serves up made-from-scratch, regionally sourced Southern favorites, like gumbo, oysters, and catfish, in a fun and casual environment with blues and jazz music always on in the background.
Experience down-home Italian comfort food like your grandmother used to make at Little Mama’s, the sister concept to Mama Ricotta’s. From restaurateur Frank Scibelli and under the helm of executive chef Marc Jacksina, Little Mama’s is sure to fill you up with delicious Italian delicacies and special memories.