When you live in a home as luxurious and spacious as our Oakley apartments, having a romantic date night in is always a fantastic option. But when you feel like getting dressed up and having a fancy evening out, there are lots of incredible restaurants nearby that are perfect for a night with your special someone. Here are some of the best options for a fancy date night near The Drexel at Oakley.
Forno Osteria & Bar
There’s something about Italian food that automatically coincides with “romance”—and Forno Osteria & Bar is here to deliver. This fantastic restaurant is serving rustic Italian fare with options like burrata, tagliatelle bolognese, veal scaloppine, prosciutto pizza, and so much more. Of course, no date night is complete without a bottle of wine from their extensive and impressive wine list. Make reservations, view the menu, and more on the Forno Osteria & Bar website.
The Precinct by Jeff Ruby
When you’re looking for a unique and top-notch fine-dining experience, The Precinct by Jeff Ruby is your go-to choice. The first of Jeff Ruby’s nationally-acclaimed steakhouses, it is also the longest continuously-running fine dining restaurant in the city. The menu is nothing short of heavenly. Start with crab cakes before enjoying a Wagyu steak, lobster tail, or Berkshire pork chop. They boast a fantastic wine list, cocktails, and mouthwatering dessert menu. Make reservations, view menus, and more on The Precinct’s website.
Less than a mile from our apartments in Oakley is Red Feather—a from-scratch dining experience. This contemporary American farm-to-table restaurant offers an upscale casual environment that has a vibe for everyone—from intimate and cozy to bright and airy, they have three separate dining areas to choose from. On the menu, you’ll find items such as oysters, gnocchi, short ribs, burgers, and steak. They also have a wine list, perfect for pairing with your meal. View the full menu and make reservations on the Red Feather website.
Known for its wood-fired cuisine, J. Alexander’s is another wonderful date night option nearby. The menu is elevated American cuisine that includes classics like prime rib, seafood, sandwiches, salads, and lots more—including seasonal options. The fine dining establishment also offers a full-service bar and an outstanding wine selection. Make your reservation, order online, and view menus on the J. Alexander’s website.
The Capital Grille
Set in an upscale and elegant atmosphere, The Capital Grille is the ideal place for a little romance. Located just six minutes from our Oakley apartments, this well-known establishment is known for dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive list of world-class wines. Begin your meal with fresh oysters or tuna tartare before ordering a filet mignon, lamb rib chops, or pan-seared sea bass with miso butter. Be sure to save room for a coconut cream pie or creme brulee. Make reservations and view the menu at The Capital Grille website.
Alfio’s Buon Cibo
Another way to eat Italian food on a date night is to give it a try with an Argentine influence at Alfio’s Buon Cibo. Appetizer choices range from fried cheese ravioli and burrata while entrees choices include chicken piccata and braised short ribs to pistachio-crusted salmon and filet mignon. The comfortable yet upscale atmosphere is perfect for celebrating special occasions or “just because.” View menus and make reservations on the Alfio’s Buon Cibo website.
You’ll love planning date nights with so many wonderful and delicious options near our apartments in Oakley. Stop by The Drexel at Oakley today to tour our stunning property and floor plans.