These are the most romantic restaurants in Riyadh
Love is in the air…
Riyadh is home to a lot of incredible fine-dining institutions, most of which make the perfect spot for an intimate date night for when you have something a little special to celebrate. Here our picks for the most romantic restaurants in Riyadh.
Known for its star-studded clientele and its unique take on American-Italian cuisine, Carbone is inviting you to enjoy an experience that pays homage to New York’s Italian-American restaurants from the mid-20th century. The food nods to that same history but takes culinary cues from the great talents and techniques of the present and future.
Carbone, Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel, daily 7pm to 12.30am. @carbone.riyadh
If you’re looking for something more fancy, L’ami Dave is where you’ll find fine dining done right. Playing into the Parisian-themed property, the restaurant pays homage to luxurious fine dining in France. Walk in, and you’ll feel immediately transported back to the peak of old Hollywood glamour. The extensive menu boasts a wealth of updated French classics like escargots de Bourgogne, carpaccio de boeuf with black truffle, and a luxurious Cote de Boeuf.
L’ami Dave, Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel, 4248 Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Road, 7pm to 11pm Mon to Sat. @lamidaveriyadh
At the mere mention of Mamo, how could one not get excited about a glamorous French Riviera import taking root right here in Riyadh? Mamo maintains the same authentic feel and dedication to French-Mediterranean flavours as its Antibes namesake. Mamo’s signature offerings include their flavourful veal Milanese, the fresh truffle pizza and the burrata salad. What we love the most is the restaurant’s charming interior – the perfect setting for a five-star dining experience, using old materials from Italy and Provençe to create an authentically elegant ambience.
Mamo Michelangelo, Al Faisaliah Hotel (South Wing), daily 12.30pm to 3pm, 7.30pm to 11pm, Tel: 920 000 874. @mamomichelangeloksa
If it’s Spanish cuisine you’re after, Azure has got it in spades. The fine-dining venue can be found inside Hyatt Regency and offers a modern approach to authentic southern Spanish homestyle recipes.
Azure, Hyatt Regency, Olaya St, Al Olaya, daily 6.30pm to 10.30pm. @azureriyadh
For those who enjoy timeless Italian classics, Cipriani is definitely a must-visit. With its glass chandeliers, blue and white terrazzo patterned floor, high gloss oak tables and bespoke blue leather chairs, diners can tuck into authentic Italian cuisine, showcasing Venetian dishes presented with a modern touch. Pasta and pizzas aside, there’s also a mouth-watering veal brisket on the menu that’s oven-roasted to achieve a delicate texture and served with mashed potatoes.
Cipriani, Exit 2, 6927 Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, Hittin, Riyadh 13512, daily 1pm to 12.30am. Tel: 011 277 6700. @ciprianiriyadh
Step inside this restaurant within Al Faisaliah Mall and be transported into an ornate oriental setting. Yauatcha Riyadh boasts authentic Chinese delicacies like dim sum, roast duck, and more. Yauatcha is also celebrated for its hand-made fusion desserts and an assortment of Chinese teas and innovative mocktails.
Yauatcha Riyadh, Mode Al Faisaliah, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Olaya, Riyadh 11433. @yauatchariyadh
Scott’s Riyadh, the first restaurant from the celebrity-loved brand outside of London, is officially open now. It promises to bring the old-world glamour of Mayfair to a sleek restaurant space in the heart of Riyadh’s most stylish new districts. Scott’s Riyadh outpost will pay homage to the Mayfair flagship restaurant’s aesthetic with a sophisticated yet warm ’40s elegance.
Scott’s, Via Riyadh, Riyadh, opens Saturday July 15, daily from 6pm. coolinc.com.sa
Somewhere between casual and upscale, New York City’s famed French bistro Raoul’s is another restaurant you can now book at Via Riyadh. The restaurant’s carefully curated menu cements Raoul’s authenticity, featuring dishes like Steak au Poivre with Frites and Raoul’s dressing; and Organic Classic-Style Whole Roast Chicken to the Tarte Tartin. The design of Raoul’s Riyadh will pay homage to the extraordinary and bygone era that first gave rise to Raoul’s in Soho. With a dark colour palette, intimate spaces and red velvet accents, the aesthetic of Raoul’s is that of a classical French bistro.
Raoul’s, Via Riyadh, Al Hada, 6pm to 12am Sun to Thurs, 2pm to 12am Fri, 1pm to 12am Sat. @raoulsrestaurant.sa
Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Via Riyadh
Spago is the flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, and it’s now landed at Via Riyadh. Here, it offers an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents highlighting the freshest and healthiest ingredients in a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere.
Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Via Riyadh, Al Hada, daily 6pm to 1am. @spago.sa
This venue is an upscale fine-dining restaurant in Diriyah’s gorgeous Bujairi Terrace. Carved into the mud-brick architecture Diriyah is known for, Hakkasan Riyadh is only a short distance away from UNESCO World Heritage Site At-Turaif and offers up amazing views of the history all around you.
Hakkasan, Matal, Al Bujairi، Bujairi District, Diriyah, Sat to Thu 1pm to 1am, Fri 3pm to 1am. @hakkasanriyadh