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The Best Date Night Restaurants in Madrid

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary or a special occasion in Madrid, we've got you covered.

Updated on Feb 09, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Madrid, a city known for its vibrant nightlife and exquisite cuisine, offers countless options for a romantic evening out. Our guide features the top date night restaurants in Madrid, where the ambiance is just as important as the menu. From the innovative dishes of StreetXO to the traditional flavors of Bascoat and the cozy charm of La Buena Vida, you're guaranteed an experience that blends fine dining with a romantic flair. This list is based on the personal recommendations from World of Mouth experts such as Pedro Espinosa, Maisie Wilhelm and Stefania Giordano, ensuring your date night is nothing short of spectacular.

StreetXO

C. de Serrano, 47, Salamanca

C. de Serrano, 47, Salamanca, 28001 Madrid, Spain

StreetXO offers a unique dining experience that combines the vibrancy of a party with the flavors of world street food. The restaurant is known for its adventurous menu that blends Asian techniques with Spanish produce, creating dishes like red prawn laksa and lubina sashimi with mango sauce. The atmosphere is loud and lively, with bar seating and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work.

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Completely bonkers dining experience. Highly entertaining and delicious. Like going to a diner, in Spain, in the future, in a circus tent, with insane cocktails. Expect to see and be seen as everyone sits at a round counter looking at each other and the chefs in the middle. Noisy, bright, and adventurous.
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StreetXO

StreetXO

C. de Serrano, 47, Salamanca

C. de Serrano, 47, Salamanca, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Desde 1911

C. del Vivero, 3, Moncloa - Aravaca

C. del Vivero, 3, Moncloa - Aravaca, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Offering an elegant dining experience, Desde 1911 is a restaurant that specializes in seafood. The menu is driven by the freshest catch of the day, with dishes that are simple but full of flavor. The restaurant's interior is described as understated luxurious, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for diners to enjoy their meal.

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Incredible seafood & sharp service Dined as a large group of chef friends and had an excellent lunch. Chef Diego cooked for us, the best possible fish and shellfish, with simple yet complex flavour profiles. Very sharp service, tableside interaction & very hospitable. Great history of the restaurant and fishmongers.
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Desde 1911

Desde 1911

C. del Vivero, 3, Moncloa - Aravaca

C. del Vivero, 3, Moncloa - Aravaca, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Bascoat

P.º de La Habana, 33, Chamartín

P.º de La Habana, 33, Chamartín, 28036 Madrid, Spain

This newly opened restaurant, Bascoat, draws on the Basque origins of cuisine, presenting an elegant and unique dining experience. The owners, Nagore and Rodrigo, have created a place where delicate, beautiful dishes are served with top-notch service. Please note, due to its layout, the restaurant cannot accommodate baby strollers and doesn't offer a children's menu.

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Newly opened, but with background of the owners Nagore & Rodrigo. Spectacular place that goes back to the Basque origins of cuisine, elegant and with personality. tasty elegant delicate beautiful cuisine. very good service. A great enjoyment.
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Bascoat

Bascoat

P.º de La Habana, 33, Chamartín

P.º de La Habana, 33, Chamartín, 28036 Madrid, Spain

Del Diego Cocktail Bar

C. de la Reina, 12, Centro

C. de la Reina, 12, Centro, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Drawing inspiration from the beautiful art deco era, Del Diego Cocktail Bar offers a unique experience with its classic and flawlessly executed cocktails. The establishment is run by the Del Diego brothers, who continue their father, Fernando's, legacy. It's a popular spot for a pre-dinner drink and becomes more lively around midnight.

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Cocktails are classic and perfectly executed, service is certainly one you will never receive in other bars in the city Hands down one of my favorite cocktail bars in Madrid. The Del Diego brothers keep the legacy of their father, Fernando, responsible for giving life to this beautiful art deco inspired spot. Cocktails are classic and perfectly executed, while the service is certainly one you will never receive in other cocktail bars in the city: elegant, attentive... and perfect. Located right next to Gran Vía, it becomes a lovely place to have a pre-dinner drink, although it is around midnight when it gets more crowded and lively.
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Del Diego Cocktail Bar

Del Diego Cocktail Bar

C. de la Reina, 12, Centro

C. de la Reina, 12, Centro, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Doppelgänger Bar

Antón Martín Market, C. de Sta. Isabel, 5, Puesto 44 a 47 Planta 1ª, Centro

Antón Martín Market, C. de Sta. Isabel, 5, Puesto 44 a 47 Planta 1ª, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Doppelgänger Bar is a small restaurant offering fusion cuisine with Latin American influences, located in the Antón Martin market. With a variety of natural wines and a menu featuring dishes like crunchy taco with prawn, "Laura" style Tamal, and Berliner doughnut, it caters to a range of tastes. The most surprising dish, according to some, is the “colihuevo de ñora” - a flavorful broth that's super tasty.

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This small restaurant is located in the market of Antón Martin in Madrid and offers nice fusion cuisine with lots of influences from Latin America and also a nice variety of natural wines. We pretty much left everything in their hands and let them choose what we would eat that day, and we had the following: * Crunchy taco with prawn. * “Colihuevo de ñora” * “Laura” style Tamal. * Bitter sweet pork. * Banana karé. * Berliner doughnut. The dish that surprised us the most was the “colihuevo de ñora”, the broth had lots of flavor and was super tasty. In general we had a nice meal, in a fun location and unbeatable prices where the most expensive dish was 8€!
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Doppelgänger Bar

Doppelgänger Bar

Antón Martín Market, C. de Sta. Isabel, 5, Puesto 44 a 47 Planta 1ª, Centro

Antón Martín Market, C. de Sta. Isabel, 5, Puesto 44 a 47 Planta 1ª, Centro, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Ebisu by Kobos

Calle de Luciente, 14, Centro

Calle de Luciente, 14, Centro, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Ebisu by Kobos is a sushi restaurant where you can experience the trust relationship between the chef and the diner, known as Omakase. The restaurant is founded by Chef Kobos Cortés, who brings his experience from Japan, where he worked at an Edo-style sushi bar. The restaurant's philosophy is rooted in technique, product, and seasonality, combining Japanese tradition with local seafood to elevate sushi to its highest expression of purity.

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This was our second visit here and we keep our personal opinion that this is the best sushi we know of in Spain. Since our last visit, we’ve had some new stuff, and missed some dishes from our last visit, being the most important one, the ankimo, which was one of the stars of our last visit. The shari has in our opinion improved since the last time, and overall we had another fantastic night here, with great nigiris and another great wine pairing. So, some of the favorites of the night were: * Aji & shyoga nigiri (mackerel & ginger). * Tako (octopus). * Chawanmushi with katsuobushi, dashi and eggs. * Sea bream nigiri with hiroshima salt. * Akaza ebi nigiri (scampi). * Kaziki maguro nigiri. * Mama’s sandwich 2.0 with Oscietra Caviar. * Chu toro (semi-fatty tuna) nigiri. * O-toro and uni (fatty tuna and sea urchin) nigiri. * Unagi (fresh water eel)nigiri. The one thing we liked a little better on our last visit was to end with the Futomaki Endo, as a kind of a dessert, but again, we liked every single dish of this visit. And, this remains our favorite unagi on earth! To end this post, our opinion is that the itamae José, will improve more and more on each visit and has the potential to become one of the best sushiyas in Europe over the years, but let the time talk and just observe over the years.
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Ebisu by Kobos

Ebisu by Kobos

Calle de Luciente, 14, Centro

Calle de Luciente, 14, Centro, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Pl. de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro

Pl. de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro, 28014 Madrid, Spain

This luxury establishment, Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, is a meticulously restored Belle Époque palace that has been hosting distinguished guests for over 110 years. The hotel features five restaurants and bars, including the stunning outdoor space, Jardin, which offers a diverse a la carte menu, exceptional ceviches, and unmissable paellas. In addition to its dining options, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz provides fitness and wellness facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, experience showers, a steam room, and a contemporary fitness centre.

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Among the outlets of the hotel Jardin is an absolutely stunning outdoor space that makes you live a real relaxing experience, the menu is full of different proposal a la carte, exceptional ceviches, and unmissable paellas…
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Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Pl. de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro

Pl. de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro, 28014 Madrid, Spain

OSA

C. de la Ribera del Manzanares, 123, Moncloa - Aravaca

C. de la Ribera del Manzanares, 123, Moncloa - Aravaca, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Located in a stunning villa, OSA offers an unforgettable dining experience with its impressive wine list and innovative, high-quality dishes. The restaurant's menu consists of 18-20 courses, featuring unique dishes like chocolate with red peppers & cod pil pil, red mullet in tempura, and wagyu tongue cooked three ways. The service is well-timed and strikes a balance between formal and casual, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience.

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This restaurant has been the opening of the year in Madrid, and likely in all of Spain. For us personally, this is one the best meals we’ve had this year, and goes straight to our list of favorite restaurant in Spain. We already had a mind blowing meal at Picones de Maria back when Jorge Muñoz was working there before opening OSA, so we knew we were probably going to have an even better experience this time, and even more so with Sara Peral (who also worked at Mugaritz like Jorge), but it surpassed any expectations we had. First of all, the place is spectacular, it’s actually a villa converted into a restaurant, where the interior and deco is absolutely stunning, with a little patio to have a welcome drink, and also upstairs, next to the impressive cellar you will find an area to enjoy a glass of champagne before getting seated. Once seated, the service is perfect, good timings, not too serious and not too casual either, making the whole experience just super enjoyable. The wine list is impressive, with a good mix of natural wines and conventional wines to satisfy all types of palates. And the food is just out of this world, super well executed dishes, generally very minimalistic but still innovative and with high cooking techniques, and overall really our kind of style. Some of the dishes we had were the following: * Chocolate, red peppers & cod pil pil. * Red mullet and amazake in tempura. * Anago cooked on its skin. * Wagyu tongue cooked three ways. * Wild boar sando. * Grouper with its pil pil. * Quail in grape leaf “a la royal”. * Blood orange kakigori. * “Cabello de ángel” (pumpkin strands in syrup) and raib yogurt. This were just some dishes of the 21-course long tasting menu, and honestly every single one of them was fantastic, such great flavors and textures. A fantastic experience which we look forward to repeat at least once a year from now on.
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OSA

OSA

C. de la Ribera del Manzanares, 123, Moncloa - Aravaca

C. de la Ribera del Manzanares, 123, Moncloa - Aravaca, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Restaurante La Buena Vida

C. del Conde de Xiquena, 8, Centro

C. del Conde de Xiquena, 8, Centro, 28004 Madrid, Spain

This small and cozy place, Restaurante La Buena Vida, offers seasonally driven dishes crafted by Carlos Torres. The restaurant is known for its fair priced wine list and its focus on using the best ingredients each season has to offer. From artisanal cooking to delicious homemade desserts, La Buena Vida is all about delivering a quality dining experience.

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The deft hands of Carlos Torres treat, with apparent simplicity and always sensibly, the great ingredients the season offers. An intelligent and fair priced wine list makes this place one of my favorite haunts.
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Restaurante La Buena Vida

Restaurante La Buena Vida

C. del Conde de Xiquena, 8, Centro

C. del Conde de Xiquena, 8, Centro, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Sala de Despiece 2

C. de la Virgen de los Peligros, 8, Centro

C. de la Virgen de los Peligros, 8, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Sala de Despiece 2 offers an unconventional dining experience in a lively, butcher-themed venue. The unique setup includes a polished stainless-steel bar and industrial-chic decor, with a menu that provides detailed information about the origin and weight of the ingredients used in each dish. It's a place where interaction is highly encouraged, with dishes often being completed in front of you or left for your assembly, making for a creative, tasty, and fun experience.

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Unconventional dining experience at a butcher-themed venue with kitchen interaction and lively vibes. SDD2, or Sala de Despiece 2, challenges the norm with its unconventional restaurant setup. Designed to resemble a butcher’s room, the restaurant boasts a long and narrow space with a polished stainless-steel bar. The industrial-chic setting and lively music offer a perfect prelude to a night on the town. The menu details the origin and weight of the produce used in each dish, adding an enriching layer and transparency to the dining experience. They strongly emphasize interaction, so expect the staff to either complete your next dish in front of you or leave it prepared for your assembly and enjoyment. It’s creative, tasty and fun. It’s a popular spot, so prior reservations are recommended.
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Sala de Despiece 2

Sala de Despiece 2

C. de la Virgen de los Peligros, 8, Centro

C. de la Virgen de los Peligros, 8, Centro, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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