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Date Night in Montgomery – 8 Great Restaurants

Ever wondered where you and your special friend can get some amazing food in Montgomery - especially as part of a romantic evening? Montgomery has numerous restaurants that fit the bill, so check out these eight, stellar places.

Itta Bena

Itta Bena is located near the Wind Creek casino in Montgomery and offers southern-style cooking with a dash of fine dining. It’s named for the town where Blues legend BB King grew up, and has many great drinks to choose from, as well.

We recommend: Jambalaya Pasta

Address: 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd, Montgomery, AL 36117

Central

Central has been TripAdvisor’s top-rated restaurant in Montgomery for four years running, and there’s no doubt as to why: it features top-of-the-line cooking, drinks, and atmosphere. The establishment services a variety of dishes from a host of different backgrounds.

We recommend: 1985 Pork and Beans

Address: 129 Coosa St, Montgomery, Alabama

Vintage Year

Vintage Year is the most classic, American-fare restaurant on this list. The menu features time-tested foods: burgers, fresh fish, and beautiful steaks. There’s even a bar with several stellar drinks available. All of this is nestled in Old Cloverdale, right next to other great, Montgomery attractions.

We recommend: Venison Denver Steak

Address: 405 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106

D'Road Cafe

Unique, flavorful, and local – you can’t get much better than D’Road Café in downtown Montgomery. Janett, the restaurant’s head cook and owner, cooks original Venezuelan dishes and offers food from different parts of the world every Friday.

We recommend: D’Road has no menus – so try popping in for one of their international nights on Friday.

Address: 121 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL 36104

SaZa Serious Italian

If you and your date are looking for authentic, gourmet Italian food, then look no further than Saza. The restaurant is in downtown Montgomery’s most-visited shopping center, The Alley. So when you’re done eating, you can head down to the Riverfront for a walk.

We recommend: Eggplant Parmigiana

Address: 130 Commerce St, 101 Montgomery, Alabama

City Grill

While all the restaurants on our list are fancy, City Grill takes this philosophy to the next level. The restaurant features classic American cuisine, and does so in a white tablecloth-environment. And, of course, there’s a full bar equipped for those of you looking to partake.

We recommend: Miso-glazed Salmon

Address: 5251 Hampstead High Street Unit 112

La Jolla

La Jolla is home to more than 100 different wines – they’ve also got eight beers on tap. And while the dress code here is casual, the food will have you wondering how that makes sense. This fits into the same roster of fine-dining restaurants as City Grill, but won’t break the bank.

We recommend: La Jolla’s menu changes often, but you can’t go wrong with their Bone-in Ribeye.

Address: 8147 Vaughn Road Montgomery Alabama 36116

Lek's Railroad Thai

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, head on over to Lek’s Railroad Thai. You can get an assortment of high-quality Thai dishes here. When you’re done, you’re smack-dab in the hustle and bustle of downtown Montgomery.

We recommend: Hot and Sour Chicken

Address: 300 Water St, Montgomery, Alabama