Places to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary in Dallas

by Kathryn Rateliff Barr

Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary have many places to choose from in Dallas, Texas. Whether you seek fine dining in the most elegant of locations or something a little more casual with excellent food, you will find options sure to please you. Choose the kind of atmosphere you desire most and consider your options.

Romance and Art

If you want romance and beauty as well as fine foods, start your search with Nana (nanarestaurant.com) at the Hilton Anatole at Stemmons Freeway and Market Center. The restaurant includes Asian art from Trammel Crow’s private collection, romantic music on Thursday through Saturday nights, and acclaimed food. No need to dress formally, although you are welcome to come in your finest. Choose private rooms or a more open floor plan to suit your mood. “Gourmet Magazine” listed the restaurant as one of America’s 50 finest restaurants and “Wine Spectator Magazine” gave them the “Best Award of Excellence.” Forbes Travel Guide awarded them four stars in 2009 and their critic John Mariani named them one of the “top ten romantic restaurants in America.” Reservations are not required, but you should if you want to use one of the private rooms or throw a large wedding anniversary party in the ballroom.

Fine Wines

If you want fine wine and food on your wedding anniversary, check out Cru’s (cruawinebar.com) selection of wines and excellent cuisine. “Wine Spectator” awarded them an award of excellence for wine selection paired with an excellent menu. Set up a private dinner or a wine tasting extravaganza for your anniversary party. The restaurant allows you to book the entire restaurant if you desire, or they will gladly cater for a location you choose. Make reservations and dress business casual for celebrations at their Allen, Plano or West village locations.

Fun and Music

For musical fun any Wednesday through Saturday night, hop over to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (petesduelingpianobar.com) on Beltline Road in Addison. The musicians amuse you with jokes and invite your to sing with them. They will roast you if you tell them it's your anniversary. If you want to eat, come on the weekend or eat before you arrive on week days. They serve drinks and set-ups any night. Dress casual and bring tip money for the entertainers. You will laugh and sing your way through the evening at this establishment awarded four stars by CitySearch.

Five-Star Destination

Dine at the Adolphus Hotel's The French Room (hoteladolphus.com) any Tuesday through Saturday evening. The restaurant received 29 out of 30 points on the Zagat’s Survey to win its highest restaurant rating and five diamonds from AAA. Expect to spend approximately $100 for dinner for two, but you will find the atmosphere and food worth the price. Men must wear jackets and they don’t allow denim or sneakers.

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About the Author

Rev. Kathryn Rateliff Barr has taught birth, parenting, vaccinations and alternative medicine classes since 1994. She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children. She holds bachelor's degrees in English and history from Centenary College of Louisiana. Studies include midwifery, naturopathy and other alternative therapies.