Date Night Restaurants
Ready to step out on the town? Greensboro has no shortage of sophisticated establishments perfect for a date night that’s sure to impress. These local spots can accommodate a night out of course, or maybe a brunch date, or even a takeout date that doesn’t compromise quality.
Updated: January 2023
600 C Battleground Ave.
If you’re aiming to impress, look no further. Machete is a James Beard Award nominee and was named one of Yelp’s top 20 restaurants in America – right here in Greensboro! The food and drink menu rotates seasonally, bringing you the freshest, in-season ingredients which are artfully prepared into these gourmet dishes.
Pro Tip: Their menu is perfect for sharing – get a few small plates, entrees, and desserts to share.
622 Green Valley Road
Open Table ranks Green Valley Grill as one of the top twenty most beloved restaurants in America, and we could not agree more! Green Valley Grill is adjacent to the O’Henry Hotel, and it exudes class and style. The dishes are European-influenced, with a touch of Mediterranean, and the patio is simply perfect.
Pro Tip: One of the most impressive wine lists, with over five hundred wines, plus a reserve wine list.
217 S Elm Street
A taste of creole in Greensboro! Blue Denim is a Cajun-inspired restaurant, but these dishes are totally elevated. New Orleans classics like crawfish beignets and shrimp and grits, plus gourmet creations like the crawfish fettuccine and gumbo yaya make it perfect for an elegant night out. They also offer a great selection of wine and craft beer.
Pro Tip: Blue Denim’s convenient location makes it a perfect dinner spot before a show at the Tanger Center!
600 S Elm Street
Chic. Stylish. Sophisticated. Lewis & Elm is the perfect spot for a date night for wine lovers. The rotating wine list is hand-picked by their sommelier, Jake Assaf. If you’re not yet a connoisseur, do not worry. They offer wine-tasting events to introduce you to new, exquisite wines. Artisan cheese and charcuterie accompaniments await!
Pro Tip: Check the events calendar for wine tastings, charcuterie workshops, and more!
2003 Yanceyville Street
The beautiful backdrop of the historical Revolution Mill lends itself to a perfect night out here at Kau. Their menu is expansive, but you can be assured each dish is comprised of ingredients of the utmost quality. Kau doubles as a butcher shop, so this is the perfect place for a classy steak dinner. If that’s not your thing, don’t worry – they have plenty of options including four versions of mac & cheese!
Pro Tip: When weather permits, enjoy a cocktail at the deck bar and dinner on the beautiful patio by the pond.
312 S Elm Street
‘Cille & ‘Scoe is an upscale farm-to-table restaurant located in Downtown Greensboro. Chef Sean uses the farming skills he learned from his grandparents, who inspired his love for food and the name of this restaurant, to monitor quality from the garden to the plate. Using North Carolina ingredients, you’ll find decadent southern cuisine with seasonal, responsibly cultivated ingredients.
Pro Tip: Try their signature biscuit board for brunch – tons of house-made jams, scratch-made buttermilk biscuits, and Neese’s sausage gravy.
1724 Battleground Ave
1618 Midtown is a contemporary eatery with small plates, a late-night menu, and craft cocktails, perfect for a night out. The interior is moody and romantic, and their wine list will certainly impress. For something less fancy, grab a seat at the bar to enjoy cocktails and small plates. 1618 Midtown is heavily involved in the Greensboro community supporting organizations like the Carolina Theatre, Guilford Green Foundation, and Lindley Park Elementary.
Pro Tip: Join their Book Club – which is actually a wine club in disguise!
204 N Mendenhall Street
Double Oaks is ever so elegant, and the perfect historical backdrop for a date night. The interior features much of the original architecture, and the patio is moody and romantic. Easily make a quick weeknight outing for their wine Wednesday on the patio, complete with live jazz, wine tastings, and gourmet pizzas.
Pro Tip: Book a weekend getaway in one of their beautiful rooms on the historic property and enjoy a gourmet breakfast!
1941 New Garden Road, Suite 208
GIA is a classy eatery with rotating menus of gourmet creations, tons of designer cocktails, and a sophisticated speakeasy atmosphere. They incorporate local ingredients from Joyce Farms, Harmony Ridge, and more. Don’t miss half-price wine by the bottle on Wednesdays!
Pro Tip: For a unique date night idea, sign up for one of Gia’s cocktail classes!
1726 Battleground Ave
Pastabilities is perfect for a more casual night out. They have been a staple in Greensboro since 1995, and they specialize in, of course, pasta! They have plenty of chef-curated pasta dishes, as well as a build-your-own section that is seriously impressive. This is great for those with allergies or dietary restrictions, as they offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options!
Pro Tip: Looking for a date night in? Pastabilities offers immaculate curbside service for pasta to go!