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4 Cozy Date Night Restaurants to Explore in Boerne This Winter

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As the days get shorter and the stresses of the holiday season bear down upon us, a quiet date night is long overdue for many couples. When searching for the perfect evening out, many people want to try new and exciting restaurants. Boerne, Texas has recently made quite a name for itself in the restaurant scene. Boasting dining options from casual to inventive, Boerne has restaurants to please most any palate and makes for a perfect date night or weekend getaway destination this winter.

Scenic Boerne is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country (just 15 miles from San Antonio) and, in addition to the thriving dining scene, is the location of a variety of romantic inns and bed and breakfasts, as well as familiar chain hotels, that offer a restful place to relax and recharge this winter. So, come to Boerne for the evening or stay for the weekend, but make sure that you eat somewhere special.

Here are four cozy Boerne eateries to check out this winter:

1. Peggy’s on the Green

Date Night

Photo: Boerne Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Peggy’s on the Green is a casual yet elegant Southern-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar that is a not-to-be-missed dining spot in Boerne. The brainchild of Mark Bohanan, who is the chef and owner of Bohanan’s (the highly-regarded prime steak and seafood restaurant in downtown San Antonio), Peggy’s on the Green is located in the gracious, historically-significant Ye Kendall Inn, a 19th-century stagecoach stop that has served up Texas hospitality since 1859. Offering upscale comfort food like corn flour dusted soft shell crabs and andouille shrimp and grits, you can experience the charm of historic Boerne while enjoying a truly unique culinary experience at Peggy’s on the Green.

2. The Creek Restaurant

Date Night

Photo courtesy of The Creek Restaurant

Situated along the Cibolo, steps away from the Main Street bridge, The Creek Restaurant offers a menu as varied and delectable as you can imagine. Whether you choose to dine alfresco on the beautiful deck or inside this historic landmark building, you will be enchanted by the service, the food, and the ambiance. The Creek Restaurant’s menu features everything from steaks to seafood (and everything in between) as well as an extensive dessert menu to finish off your evening on a sweet note.

3. Cypress Grille

Cypress Grille


The Cypress Grille is a casual dining and wine bar in the heart of the historic district in downtown Boerne. Featuring simple, quality ingredients and a quaint dining space, the Cypress Grille is a charming date night destination. The menu showcases Cypress Grille’s hearty entrees, such as the Chile Spiced Pork Shank and lighter options for lunch, like the Texas Cobb Salad with Grilled Gulf Shrimp.

4. Valeria Ristorante Italiano

Valeria Restaurant

Photo: Facebook/Valeria Ristorante Italiano

If you’re looking for a farm-to-table experience in Boerne, then you can’t go wrong with Valeria Ristorante Italiano. Valeria uses ingredients from their farm (outside of Boerne) and from partners who care as much as they do about raising healthy plants and animals. Their menu features such local favorites as nearby Kuhn Farm’s Heritage Pork Chops and both old and new world wines. The folks at Valeria have a passion for conscious eating that is reflected in the exciting flavors of the cuisine.

Both Peggy’s on the Green and Valeria offer delicious brunch selections, so make plans to stay in Boerne for the weekend and indulge in the restaurant scene there. To learn more about lodging, dining and shopping options in the Boerne area, visit the Boerne Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.