How To Ensure A Great Time Is Had On Your Date At A Waterfront Restaurant

A waterfront restaurant makes the perfect date destination. You can watch the waves roll in as you dine on seafood, and then take a stroll along the beach, feeling the sand beneath your toes as you walk along. It's sure to be a great night — especially if you follow these tips.

1. Make sure your date likes seafood.

Waterfront restaurants tend to serve a lot of seafood. It's delicious because it tends to be caught locally. But there are people who do not eat seafood, either because they simply do not like it, or because they follow a vegetarian diet that excludes such foods. If your date is someone you have not known for very long, check with them to make sure they eat seafood before you make a reservation. Most waterfront restaurants do offer some non-seafood options, but taking your date to a place where the only thing they like on the menu is the side salad is not too polite.

2. Dress appropriately.

Even though this restaurant serves seafood and maybe some other higher-priced foods, you should not expect the dress code to be overly formal. At most waterfront restaurants, the dress is very laid back because people come in after having spent the day at the beach. Don't wear a suit or a formal dress. For men, khakis and a polo is about as dressy as you should get. For women, a casual skirt and top — or even shorts and a nice top — is fine.

3. Reserve a table on the patio or beachfront.

Many waterfront restaurants do have an indoor dining room, but sitting in there is not getting the full experience! Make sure you call ahead and make a reservation, assuming the restaurant takes them. Request a beachside or patio table so you and your date can enjoy that romantic beach setting to the fullest.

4. Go easy in the pina coladas.

In the warm, beach environment, the pina coladas and margaritas surely go down easy! It's perfectly fine to have a drink before dinner, and maybe a second one as you're sitting around chatting after dinner with your date. But do make sure you don't let the beauty of the waves and sand make you over-indulge. You'll make better conversation and have a more memorable date if you're relatively sober. 

A waterfront restaurant like Lona Cocina Tequileria can be the perfect spot for date night. With the tips above, you're sure to have a great time.