By: Jessie Chrobocinski Photo by: Lillian Reitz, featuring Vietnam Restaurant
If food is your love language, but you’d rather have someone else do the work for you this Valentine’s day, then spoil yourself and/or your loved one with an intimate dinner at one of these local favorites. Just make sure to secure a reservation!
An elegant, relaxing ambiance is just as much a part of Vietnam’s dining philosophy as the quality of their ingredients or plating of dishes. The fare you’ll find here combines traditional Vietnamese cuisine with experimental flair. 701 N. Water St.
Bella Luna Downtown
This cozy spot puts up an urban vibe for traditional Italian cuisine on the corner of Schatzell Street in downtown Corpus Christi with delightful and generous portions and live jazz music. 429 Schatzell St.
YOLA cocina mexicana
YOLA’s chic and timeless dining room is an excellent spot to visit with your favorite person (or yourself!) and share a meal filled with vibrant flavors and high-quality ingredients. 3818 S Alameda St.
Luciano’s Italian Restaurant
The casual, relaxing atmosphere of Luciano’s is only surpassed by the quality of the food. Grab a table by the window and savor authentic Italian cuisine with the perfect bottle of wine to pair. 1821 S Alameda St.
Black Sheep Bistro
A curious and unique dining experience, Black Sheep Bistro’s menu features fresh ingredients and innovative dishes. With elegant beef, seafood and pasta dishes and an exceptional wine list, a date night here checks all the boxes. 15201 S. Padre Island Dr. Ste. 120
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill is one of this city’s finest restaurants and dining destinations. Located on the 20th floor of Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, this bar and grill offers guests a beautiful panoramic view of Corpus Christi Bay with delightful cuisine. 900 N Shoreline Blvd.
Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas
Tannins Wine Bar & Tapas is more than just a wine bar. The warm, comforting Tuscany atmosphere is a perfectly intimate experience with your favorite wine in hand paired with a deli fresh charcuterie board or bacon-wrapped quail legs. 3855 S Alameda St.
This waterfront venue gives diners a delectable selection of sophisticated seafood dishes with the occasional French twist, making it one Corpus Christi’s best-hidden gems. 4310 Ocean Dr.
Aka Sushi Downtown
If you’re searching for delicious Japanese fare, including award-winning classics and creative sushi rolls, look no further than the sleek and stylish facade on Water St. that is Aka Sushi Downtown. 415 N Water St.
The vibrant, colorful interior of Dragonfly is a perfect match for the inventive French-inspired eats and cocktails that are sure to be a conversation starter between you and your date. 14701 S Padre Island Dr.