1. The Globe, Cristal and Cigar Lounge Faisaliyah Tower
Probably the best views in town. Dine high above the city lights indulging on exquisite dishes made by some of the world's top chefs in a luxurious setting. Extra bonus the ladies can take abayas off. The Globe Summit event takes place this weekend for more details check here: http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/alfaisaliahhotel/i/downloads/The_Globe_Summit_Classes_and_Menus.pdf
2. Spazio, Kingdom Tower
The second best views in town. Great food and ambiance. Enjoy some sushi and a chance to walk on the Sky Bridge.
3. Mondo Intercontinental Hotel
One of the only places you will find a table next to a water source. Mondo has an outdoor seating area by the poolside. Fantastic food and romantic music.
4. Appetit Kitchen Tahlia Street
What could be more romantic than an evening out in Paris? Appetite Kitchen is as close to being in the real thing as you can get in the sand pit. Dimmed lights, cozy atmosphere, sophisticated music and best of all, candlelit dinner!
5. Cento Per Cento Olaya Street
Book your own beautifully decorated private room with a set 7 course menu for an all out evening.
Beautiful design, dim lights, and you can book a table in advance which they especially decorate for you with rose pedals and candles. Choice of sitting outside with a view to the Kingdom tower.
The ultimate place for all chocolate lovers, the chocolaterie offers an extensive menu of pure indulgence in a warm atmosphere with soulful music playing in the background. This love clinic will get your endorphins running high!
9. Hediard Tahlia Street
Another option for outside family section dining. Prime location on the rooftop on Tahlia street.
10. Azurro Ritz Carlton
Another poolside restaurant, this Italian will make you feel like royalty with six star service and views to the spectacular inside pool area.
Lenotre has some of the best desserts in town, served in a fab setting on a terrace overlooking Olaya street and the Kingdom tower.
12. La Vela Centria Mall
Dine inside at the fabulously decorated La Vela or outside on their terrace with views to the Faisaliyah tower and down to Tahlia street. Candles, great ambiance and tasty desserts!
The name says it all, this Italian has some of the best pizzas and pasta in town and great service in a modern setting.
14. Scalinis in Diplomatic Quarters. This Italian restaurant is located in the Fazari plaza area and female guests can remove their abayas. Nice decor, good food and one of the safest places to dine for those looking for muttawa-free areas.
What are your favorite romantic restaurants in Riyadh? What would you add to this list?
P.S. My husband wants to mention he does not agree with this post because he thinks I'm promoting Valentine's day :D