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Unique Restaurants to Dine with Your Significant Other

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by OpenTable Team
Updated August 07, 2023

Hungry for a dining experience that's tailor-made for you? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top restaurant picks for your next outing. Bon appétit!

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4.9
4.9 (86)
$41 to $100
Australian
Balaclava

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About the restaurant

Google Review
*****
This place is an absolute gem. A very intimate experience, the owner Mike and Chefs Mikey and Laurent are gifted people who make you feel at home. Food is absolutely incredible, so much flavour with seasonal ingredients. Amazing local wine pairings. Cannot speak highly enough of this place!


features include:
Open plan kitchen with food prepared directly in front of our guests.
Warm and cozy lounge with fireplace for winter.
Secluded, rear private courtyard.
Engaging and vibrant dinner party setting.
Seasonal set menu.
Wine and beverage pairings.
Private dinners available.

Top review
GloriaR
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing food, fresh produce, subtle flavours Wonderful ambience
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4.5
4.5 (380)
$101 and over
Asian
South Yarra

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About the restaurant
Yugen redefines dining after dark. A promise of an experience where food, drink, and music continue well into the night. A subterranean setting with a refined industrial feel, offering dishes and beverages influenced by the cultural richness of Asia. Tradition met with the intuition of a contemporary flair.





Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing dining experience. The food the drinks and the ambience was amazing
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4.6
4.6 (491)
$41 to $100
European
South Yarra

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About the restaurant
Omnia, meaning ‘all things’ in Latin, has relocated to its permanent home in the Capital Grand building at 617 Chapel Street, South Yarra.

Email us on info@omniabistro.com.au for any group reservations enquires for 7+ guests.

Top review
CaitieRose
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful service and quality. Beautiful setting and extensive drinks list. Highly recommend
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4.8
4.8 (22)
$101 and over
Japanese Speciality
Surry Hills

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About the restaurant
Omakase means, “leave it up to the Chef” so let Chef Han take you on a tantalising journey of 20 courses, using the finest local Australian and Japanese produce.

OMAKASE MENU FEB/MAR 2024
Sweetcorn cold soup, truffle olive oil, paprika
Potata Pave, scallop, sea urchin, kombu
Ika Somen, calamari noodle, ikura, cucumber, bonito jelly
Chawanmushi, paradise prawn, mentaiko, sweetcorn
Abalone Tempura, abalone liver sauce, asparagus, pecorino, sushi rice
JPN A5 Wagyu steak, grilled medium rare, JPN A5 Wagyu Steak, foie gras, leek, wasabi
Sorbet
Omakase Nigiri
Southern calamari (Shark Bay WA)
Konbujime snapper (NZ)
Scallop (JPN)
Akami zuke (SA)
Scampi (WA)
Blue mackerel (Wollongong)
Salmon belly (TAS)
Bluefin tuna O-toro (JPN)
Sea eel (JPN)

Chef’s Signature hand roll +$20
Miso soup
Seasonal Fruit
Genmai Cha

*This menu can change subject to availability of ingredients. Sorry, we are unable to cater for allergies or dietary restrictions.

Top review
YuehanT
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Enjoyed the freshness and varieties of the Omakase menu
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4.7
4.7 (315)
$41 to $100
Steak
Sydney CBD

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About the restaurant
A New York-inspired seafood Grill and steakhouse in the heart of the CBD.
Top review
suzieR
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful meal in a great space. The staff were exceptionally knowledgable about their product and I would eat here again in a heartbeat. Purely my fault I am sure but the Spaghetti with clams was served with a bisque rather than the traditional Italian method.
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4.7
4.7 (105)
$101 and over
Japanese
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
A contemporary Japanese dining experience, Warabi emphasises seasonal ingredients and elevated beverage pairings in an Omakase setting, celebrating the Kappo style of cuisine philosophy.

The Kappo dining experience at Warabi is a set menu that changes at the discretion of the head chef, whose detailed focus is on preparing courses based on the availability of the finest seasonal ingredients. A casual yet refined dining experience, Kappo directly translates to ‘cut and cook' and celebrates the chefs' craftsmanship and precise preparation techniques.

The multi-course 'Impression' menu is guided by the chef and changes daily, where the energy of dishes reflects the seasons and highest quality of ingredients available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Sep 28, 2023
Service was excellent! Staff were both observant and knowledgeable. Food was average.
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4.6
4.6 (407)
$41 to $100
Australian
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
A contemporary, ‘New Nordic’ approach to Australian dining, led by Michelin Star and award winning Executive Chef Jae Bang.


Top review
AFLmaster
Dined 2 days ago
It‘s been a great experience with awesome food-combinations and a nice wine pairing! Cheers to the entire team, Arno & Melitta
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4.6
4.6 (30)
$40 and under
Italian
Bondi Beach

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About the restaurant
An Italian inspired eatery promising to serve as a home away from home. Makaveli provides a warm and welcoming space for a morning coffee, an afternoon bite, or a lively evening out. The carefully curated menu includes a selection of snacks and shareable plates, designed to complement an innovative beverage selection which features locally sourced coffee and creative cocktails. The menu at Makaveli is a tribute to the joy of sharing food, with an emphasis on communal dining. Key menu highlights include Burrata, Kingfish Crudo, and Stracciatella di bufala. Makaveli will also emphasise supporting local, independent wineries, showcasing their unique flavours and craftsmanship.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 19, 2024
The vibes is super cool. Staff friendly and very good recommendation by them. Unbelievable cocktails and fresh and yummy food! 10 out of 10!
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4.6
4.6 (455)
$101 and over
Filipino
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Modern Filipino fare cooked over fire and Vin Naturel
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing dining experience. Delicious food and great service.
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4.6
4.6 (372)
$101 and over
Steakhouse
Sydney CBD

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About the restaurant
A traditional steakhouse experience with a modern twist, Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse has all the sophistication of an established steakhouse yet its rustic charm gives it a funky edge on the rest. A veteran but a pioneer none the less, the oldest, wisest but coolest steakhouse on the Sydney block where the best steakhouse experiences happen.
Top review
ToddV
Dined 7 days ago
Lov3d the experience and the service was top notch. Would love to come back again.
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4.5
4.5 (115)
$101 and over
Asian
Sydney CBD

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About the restaurant
Our menus will take you on a culinary journey throughout Asia, paying homage to our cultures by elevating traditional flavours through modern techniques. Enter underground and indulge in a mouth-watering menu of shared plates and cocktails.
Top review
PeterP
Dined 1 day ago
An all round very good experience - again. It’s reliable and everything works even when the place is full. Delicious and slightly different food and drinks - in a good way. Not run-of-the-mill but imaginative and delicious. Attentive service and good decor. With drinks about $100 a head. Excellent central CBD location. I’ll keep going back because there’s no reason not to.
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4.5
4.5 (559)
$101 and over
Steakhouse
Barangaroo

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About the restaurant
Steersons is a sleek harbour front steakhouse.

Located on the upper level of King St Wharf (access via Lime St), Steersons Steakhouse offers guests unparalleled views of Darling Harbour. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere from the terrace, or from an indoor table, all overlooking the harbour.

The high quality beef is sourced from across the country, including Northern & Southern Tablelands, as well as the renowned Riverina region.
The steaks are complimented by a selection of contemporary entrée dishes, and a wine list of over 150+ labels, focusing on local producers from the countries acclaimed wine regions.

A sleek stylish venue together with highest level of service, makes Steersons the ultimate steak experience.

Top review
LindsayC
Dined 1 day ago
I chose Steerson's as a lunch venue to thank a good client. The service was magnificent. Friendly, attentive but not intrusive. Beautiful oysters, followed by a steak that was as you would expect from a CBD Steak house. Cooked exactly to medium rare. Coupled with a terrific Malbec that was not unreasonable and I couldn't fault the place. I'd be happy to go back tomorrow!
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4.9
4.9 (79)
$101 and over
Korean
Circular Quay

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About the restaurant
Kobo is the workshop for Hatted Chef, Jacob Lee, a space for him to demonstrate his love for his homeland of Korea, re-engineering regional dishes onto a contemporary platform, incorporating Japanese and Australian influences for a dining experience like no other.

A solid marble chef’s table is front and centre, seating 8 guests at a time for an intimate chef's table (meaning “I leave it up to you.”), Chef Jacob breaks the menu down into “Episodes” with each episode featuring a core focus on a culinary moment of his life.

Kobo is located in Sydney's new Quay Quarter Lanes, a short walk from Circular Quay station, nestled just behind the historic Hinchcliffe House.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Just about the most insane dining experience we’ve ever done. It’s a totally unique blend of story telling, amazing plates, and ambience that truly makes you feel like you’re in Korea while on the journey
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4.7
4.7 (620)
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Fortitude Valley

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About the restaurant
ESSA provides a destination to escape the expected.

Just like the raw interiors in which we reside, our work is simple but considered.

The ethos in the kitchen embraces collaboration with local farmers, hunters and providores, promoting an environmentally conscious approach to the menu. Harvest driven dishes provide the creative parameters for our ever evolving dining experience.

ESSA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm till late and Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch from 12pm.

Top review
Liat
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and service. Although the restaurant is a little too dark.
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4.5
4.5 (715)
$41 to $100
Australian
Melbourne CBD

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About the restaurant
Hero's menu reflects, award winning chef, Karen Martini's love of cuisines from all over the world, techniques and produce used to create them, but overall, it showcases Karen's cooking ethos of simply using and highlighting the absolute best of Victorian seasonal produce.

Hero overall is uncomplicated and accessible contemporary dining with a European twist. Expect good sized portions, a special experience of different flavours, colours and textures, with the same being said about the atmosphere. Hero is somewhere you can sit back, work your way through the menu, and take in and reflect upon Melbourne’s famous food and art culture over specially selected wines and cocktails.

An all-day menu will run from 12pm until late daily, providing travellers, movie-goers and business lunchers with a reliable haunt at any time.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Sep 28, 2023
Really enjoyed our experience at Hero. Atmosphere, food, amazing service all rolled into one at a price that wasn’t too over the top. Highly recommended.
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