Whether you’re planning a Cape Cod honeymoon or a romantic weekend getaway with your partner, your quiet escape isn’t complete without at least one dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants on Cape Cod. The good news is that Cape Cod is filled with charming and intimate spots for a delicious meal. The hard part is choosing one.
Our list includes five of the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod boasts in each of its four geographic regions. We hope it makes it easier for you to find a Cape Cod romantic restaurant while you’re exploring the peninsula on your romantic Cape Cod getaway.
Romantic Restaurants in Upper Cape Cod
In North Falmouth, Bucatino restaurant and wine bar offers more than great cooking. Since 2016, the kitchen has been serving fresh local ingredients and nice bottles of wine in an Italian, romantic atmosphere in the Upper Cape. The restaurant focuses on making your dining experience memorable. The menu includes pasta and seafood, and the full bar serves cocktails alongside an extensive wine list.
C Salt Wine Bar & Grille
For fine dining with internationally inspired cuisine, go to C Salt Wine Bar & Grille in Falmouth. The chef and owner creates some awesome dishes with seasonal American ingredients and classic French techniques. There’s a raw bar, and couples can share some of the menu items — like the platter of oysters with fine champagne. In fact, the restaurant has an extensive wine list and serves craft beverages from the bar.
Among the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has in the Upper region is the French bistro Bleu in Mashpee. Although it’s a bistro, it has an upscale environment and makes you feel like you’re in France while you dine. The chef is a native of the country’s Loire Valley and adds an innovative twist to his classic dishes. All of the dishes are plated with elegance too.
Located in a renovated historic church that was built in 1901, the Belfry Bistro in Sandwich features original dining room designs — for instance, the wine bar used to be a church confessional. The menu of award-winning cuisine includes creative entrees, such as Filipino-style beef short ribs and coffee-roasted rack of lamb, and a spectacular wine list. Regularly, the bistro has dinner entertainment in the form of relaxing piano music.
Giving you the experience of an old-world Tuscan Trattoria, Amari in East Sandwich serves all of the Italian classics — pasta and grilled specialties, chicken and steak, and wood stone-fired pizza. In addition to satisfying your appetite and taste buds, the restaurant interior is decorated with countryside murals, intricate wrought iron wine grates, handcrafted mahogany woodwork, and etched glass. The stone fireplace is one of the most romantic settings in Cape Cod for a meal on a cool night.
Mid Cape Cod Romantic Restaurants
The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar
If you and your partner enjoy oysters, you won’t find a restaurant with fresher oysters than The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar in Hyannis. The oysters are sourced from the northwest section of Barnstable Harbor, close to Sandy Neck. Along with oysters, the executive chef plans a flavorful menu of mainly seafood entrees. The restaurant bar serves cocktails and wine as well.
Offering the charm of a Northern Italian restaurant, Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis is one of the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has in the Mid region. In fact, many publications have named it one of the peninsula’s best traditional Italian restaurants. Since 1984, it has been serving exquisite entrees with a massive list of Italian wines, specialty cocktails, and other beverage options. On Fridays and Saturdays, a jazz pianist plays for you.
Encore Bistro & Bar
Located in Dennis near the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Encore Bistro & Bar is a trendy American restaurant serving upmarket meat and seafood dishes in a cozy setting with a patio. A hidden gem tucked in amongst historical buildings, guests rave about the ambiance and delicious food.
The Ocean House Restaurant
The Ocean House Restaurant is located in Dennis Port, serving American cuisine with Pan-Asian flair. The menu clearly indicates allergens, and the plate presentations are just absolutely beautiful. On top of that, the restaurant is known for its crafted cocktails and outstanding views of Nantucket Sound. We recommend that you make reservations far in advance because the dining room can fill up months ahead of time.
In a two-story antique home, the Fin seafood and cocktails restaurant in Dennis has an amazing raw bar — oysters, sashimi, bluefin tuna tartar, and shrimp cocktail. The chef and owner creates some heavenly entrees too. He had extensive training in Asian and French cuisines from Michelin-starred chefs. Aside from the dining room, the restaurant has outdoor seating if you wish to eat under the stars.
Romantic Restaurants Cape Cod Has in the Lower Region
Inspired by many cuisines around the world, Spinnaker in Brewster is a chic, boutique restaurant that specializes in creating unique seafood plates. The menu continuously changes and is based on whatever fresh, seasonal ingredients are available at the time. The extensive wine list allows you to find the perfect pairing with your dish, delivering a well-rounded and romantic experience.
The Brewster Fish House
Just a half-mile from Spinnaker is The Brewster Fish House, an iconic restaurant in the town. The outstanding contemporary menu has earned it a place in Zagat’s Top 50 restaurants. It features local produce, dry-aged meats, and of course, fresh seafood and caviar. You can pair your meal with a selection of wine, craft beer, and unique cocktails. The dining room has an intimate ambiance, and outdoor dining is available as well.
As the signature restaurant at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Twenty-Eight Atlantic is one of the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has in the Lower region. Before dinner, you can have cocktails on the outdoor terrace. Then, you can retreat to the main dining room of handblown glass chandeliers and Shaker-style decor for a wonderful dinner while overlooking Pleasant Bay. The seasonal menu includes housemade pasta, New England seafood, and more.
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse
Bringing you a taste of the hills of Tuscany, Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse in Harwich is a very special place. The restaurant transports you to the owners’ favorite trattoria in the square of Greve, a little Italian town in the center of Chianti. The interior beckons you to come in and enjoy authentic Northern Italian dishes with a cocktail or glass of wine, for which there’s a huge selection. We recommend making reservations ahead of time.
Stars Restaurant at Chatham Bars Inn
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean while dining at this upscale oceanfront eatery with New American cuisine, a large wine list, and floor-to-ceiling windows. No matter where you dine, the views are amazing, making Stars one of the most romantic restaurants on Cape Cod.
Outer Cape Cod Romantic Restaurants
PB Boulangerie Bistro
One of the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has in the Outer region is the PB Boulangerie Bistro in Wellfleet. This French restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening. Through a glass window, you can see the formally dressed chefs prepare everything from roasted chicken to incredible desserts. The chefs use European techniques and simple recipes to create special, handcrafted dishes. On top of that, the restaurant is a Zagat award-winning bakery, bistro, and pastry shop.
If you’re in Wellfleet and want a romantic dinner with stunning views of Cape Cod, go to Ceraldi. The chef and servers create seven courses and bring them out to you with style and easy elegance. The dishes are full of regional flavors, and the experience takes you on a culinary journey with curated reserve wine pairings and house-crafted soft beverages.
For an adventurous dining experience, Blackfish in Truro is the place to go. The rustic brick-walled restaurant used to be a blacksmith shop and retains much of the original equipment and architecture as interesting decor. It serves refined seafood, poultry, and pork dishes, as well as burgers, and has a large wine list and craft cocktails. However, dining space is limited, so we suggest reserving seats on its website.
The Mews Restaurant & Cafe
In Provincetown, The Mews Restaurant & Cafe has been one of the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has near the northern tip of the Outer region since 1983. You have two ways to enjoy your meal — the lower and upstairs dining rooms.
The lower dining room features French doors and full-length windows that provide a line of sight of the sandy beach. The upstairs dining room has a more lively bistro environment with views of the water. No matter which dining room you choose, though, you order from the same awesome menu.
Always offering excellent food and attentive service, Front Street in Provincetown is owned by a chef who makes some of the best classic Italian dishes, such as handmade spinach ravioli. The menu even includes gluten-free pasta for those with dietary restrictions. The restaurant interior is inviting and warm, and the staff is knowledgeable in order to deliver a memorable dining experience.
Stay in a Romantic Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast
For a central place to stay as you explore and enjoy dining at the most romantic restaurants Cape Cod has, book a room at Candleberry Inn. Our Brewster bed and breakfast is centrally located on the Cape making it close to everything without being in the middle of it all. Best of all, Spinnaker and The Brewster Fish House are within one mile of our Cape Cod inn.