Date Night: in Downtown Plano

Date Night: in Downtown Plano

One of my goals for the new year is to get more creative with our date nights. I feel like we always end up at the same places whenever we have a date night. This year I am committed to spicing things up, getting out of our comfort zone, and making date nights fun again. You can look forward to more date night ideas on the blog. Today I’m sharing why you need to do your next date night in downtown Plano. In my post here, I talked about another fun evening in downtown Plano.

Why we love downtown Plano for date night.

Downtown Plano has all of the cool and quaint charm of a small city downtown. There’s no crazy traffic, fighting for parking, and parking is generally free, unlike downtown Dallas. There are tons of great restaurants as well as coffee and dessert shops to choose from.

Dinner at Ebesu

We started our date night in downtown Plano with dinner at *Ebesu, a new sushi spots to hit the area. Ebesu is an authentic Japanese restaurant where most of the items are shared and enjoyed small plate style. Think the Japanese version of tapas. The food is to be enjoyed while sharing and ordering plenty of drinks. You can find a variety of hot and cold sakis in addition to Japanese beers. The menu offers a variety of fresh high-end seafood and beef. All of the dishes were delicious and beautifully plated. My favorite items on the menu were the Gyu tataki (seared beef) and scallops. The Hubs really enjoyed the wagyu beef and Iwashi Robata (sardine skewer).

date night in downtown Plano

What we ordered

date night in downtown Plano
Gyu Tataki
date night in downtown Plano
Chicken Kari-Kari
date night in downtown Plano
Hotate (scallops)
date night in downtown Plano
Tuna Kari-Kari
date night in downtown Plano
A5 Wagyu Beef
Iwashi Robata (sardine skewer)
date night in downtown Plano
Salmon, Snapper, Tuna
Super Long Niku

Ebesu has a great happy hour menu that goes pretty late, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The wait staff was friendly, gave a great explanation of the menu items, and also gave some great recommendations. Mention “Mochas and Mimosas” when you visit Ebesu and receive a 10% discount.

The Hubs and I with the head chef and manager.

Although Ebesu has a delicious bread pudding for dessert which I highly recommend, if you saved room, we decided to head across the street to the Better than Sex Dessert Shop.

date night in downtown Plano

Better than Sex

The Better than Sex Dessert Shop is super sexy. The lighting is dim. Red walls are covered in boudoir pictures and the seating is intimate. Our table had a “privacy curtain” in front of it. This place only offers dessert and drinks. So, it’s the perfect after dinner spot, if you want to keep the night going. All of the items on the menu are described in a cheeky tone with lots of double entendre. 

date night in downtown Plano

I tried the key lime pie which was a little different than your average key lime pie because the crust was made out of shortbread rather than graham crackers. It was decent but I think the crust was a little too hard and the pie couldn’t stand up against that crust. I had a hard time cutting it. Also the price for dessert ranged from $12 -15, which I found a bit steep especially considering the pie was average at best. However, it’s a fun and flirty place that provides plenty of conversation pieces.

date night in downtown Plano

Both of these places were perfect for a unique and romantic date night. Don’t sleep on downtown Plano. Add Ebesu and Better than Sex Dessert to your next date night. Don’t forget to mention “Mochas and Mimosas” when you visit Ebesu and receive 10% off of your bill. You can see more of our date night in downtown Plano here.

Items listed with a (*) have been gifted or provided gratis. I have not been compensated to provide a positive review.  My thoughts and opinions, as always, are of my own. I always strive to provide my readers with honest feedback and review.

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