Yes, Valentine's Day, is just around the corner. AND, let's be real, food is an important part of it. The flowers are a given. But, it's not complete without some CANDY and a nice romantic dinner. And, with Valentine's Day around the corner, you might want to start to decide which restaurant you want to take your Valentine to.  And, you might want to get a jump on reservations.

So, what happened when I googled the most 'Romantic' restaurants in Midland and Odessa? The following list is a sample of restaurants that are supposed to be romantic according to Midlandaf and Yelp.  In no particular order..... Make sure to get those reservations in early for Valentine's Day!


  • Location:. .  2101 W Wadley Ave Ste 20, Midland, TX 79705
  • Reservation Number: (432) 687-0900  LINK TO WEBSITE
  • Menu Highlights: Pappardelee Pagliaefieno,  Spaghetti Amalfitana, Lasagna Al Forno
  • Review: Claudia on Yelp says

    Venezia is THE best restaurant in Midland. Our friend group comes here to celebrate birthdays, engagements, promotions, you name it. We come just to hangout with each other and eat delicious food and drink the BEST WINE SELECTION! You honestly can't find this selection at most steakhouses in Dallas.

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  • Location: 2701 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy Odessa, TX 79761
  • Reservation Number: (432) 653-5154 LINK TO WEBSITE
  • Menu Highlights:  Calamari Fritto Misto, Bruschetta, Carpaccio
  • Review: Ashley on Yelp described it this way...

We loved the filet mignon with the house salad and the mashed potatoes, carrot, and asparagus. Well, it was my husband's but we shared everything in the end! I ordered the tortellinis and that was one heavenly dish! Usually a restaurant portion of tortellini is small but this was massive and sinful with the wine sauce. He also did a half glass of the moscato and loved it.

• THE GARLIC PRESS - MIDLAND (Steakhouse, Seafood)

  • Location: 2200 W Wadley Ave #6, Midland, TX 79705
  • Reservation Number: (432) 570-4020 LINK TO WEBSITE
  • Menu Highlights: Hand-Cut Black Angus Steaks, Dijon Caper Salmon, Jalapeno Shrimp
  • Review: Claudia on Yelp says...

Wow! Thank you Garlic Press for bringing "upscale" dining to Midland. I just moved here and am a self-proclaimed foodie. My boyfriend booked a reservation for the day before Valentine's Day.  The bread and roasted garlic was so nice, I LOVE garlic.


• RED OAK KITCHEN -  ODESSA  (American Cuisine)

  • Location: 7260 TX-191 Frontage #200, Odessa, TX 79765
  • Reservation Number:  (432) 248-0101 LINK TO WEBSITE
  • Menu Highlights: prime rib quesadillas, prime rib, Baja fish tacos
  • Review: Michael M on yelp says...

this was quite the surprise when we found it.

We had the three dip appetizer, chicken enchiladas, baja fish tacos, and piggy pizza.  Not a soul was disappointed.  The food was wonderful.  Licking the sauce out of the to-go container later on was just as good as it was in the restaurant.

Service was great.  Food was great.  Everything was wonderful.


• LIBRADO - MIDLAND (American)

  • Location: 4610 N Garfield D4 Midland, TX 79705
  • Reservation Number: (432) 218-7260
  • Menu Highlights: Seafood Tower, Scallops, Filet, Chicken Fried Steak
  • Review: Katy E on yelp says...

Amazing food!
My husband and I have not been out to dinner with out kids in tow in over a year so we wanted to go somewhere nice, quiet and delicious. Librado fit the bill!

We started with drinks, I had the key lime martini (dangerously good!) He had a bourbon on ice

Then we ordered the seafood tower with Tails, shrimp & scallops.
This was absolutely perfection
I will recommend it over and over again. That butter-lemon sauce is so good.


• VOLCANO - ODESSA (Asian Cuisine)

    • Location:  3952 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762
    • Reservation Number: (432) 552-8881 LINK TO WEBSITE
    • Menu Highlights: Sushi, Szechuan Beef, Pineapple Rice, Pho Noodle Soup
    • Review: Craig G on Yelp says....

We've gone once or twice a month since finding the place late last year.  We also take out-of-town guests there because the food quality and presentation are excellent.  The portion sizes, value/prices, service and overall ambiance are about the best we've found in Midland or Odessa.  Clearly the place to try if you are in the mood for Asian cuisine.


  • Location: 2300 W Wadley Ave, Midland, TX 79705
  • Reservation Number: (432) 682-7297
  • Menu Highlights: Baked Lasagna al Forno, Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Puttanesca
  • Review: Gloria on Yelp says:

This is are second time coming here we are from Fort Worth Tx my Daughter lives near by and the first time we came we enjoyed it and could not wait to come back!! The service is awesome the food is delicious  a lot of food for the price you pay. love this place We definitely recommend this place!!!!


  • Location:  2140 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX 79761
  • Reservation Number: (432) 337-4142
  • Menu Highlights:
  • Review:  Jennifer on yelp says...

    Our food was amazing and Kim, our server, was even more amazing!  My husband said that the chicken fried steak reminded him of his grandma's cooking...he loved it!  First time eating here and we will definitely be back!

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