Make Ridgefield Your Date Night Destination: 10 Romantic Date Ideas

If the warmer night air is giving you spring fever, why not add a date night to the rising temps? With so many great venues, activities, and yummy dishes in Ridgefield, we’ve put together a selection of romantic ways to relish some time well spent with your favorite!


1. Enjoy a Candlelit Meal Together

This may seem like an obvious one, but there’s just something about a table for two lit only by the flicker of candlelight. Book a table at downtown’s Bailey’s Backyard for farm-to-table American classics, or TerraSole where you’ll indulge in refined Italian favorites. Head over to Milestone in Georgetown where you’ll find a spacious yet romantic outdoor patio, often accompanied by live music. Seated outside or in, you’ll enjoy a memorable date night!

Nod Hill Brewery

2. Grab a Brew & a Bite

…and even do a little dancing at Nod Hill! Their busy calendar of live music and special events brings something different to each week so you’ll be happy planning a few of these fun date nights. And with new seasonal beers and a rotating schedule of food trucks, your taste buds won’t get bored!

CHIRP Concerts @kateknowshomes

3. Take a picnic to Ballard Park

Grab your picnic basket and pack up your favorite apps! Any warm evening is a great night to spread out on a picnic blanket, but when the summertime CHIRP concerts at Ballard Park come to town in June, there really is no better time. Check out the calendar for a complete list of dates and artists, and get those coolers ready for the perfect summer date night!

RPAC Gallery

4. Gallery Walk

Admire various art installations at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, D. Colabella, RPAC, and the Aldrich while strolling through town. With ever-changing exhibits, fun events, and fresh artists on the scene, there’s so much to explore in the Ridgefield art scene! Check out our Events Calendar to see what’s currently on display – and what’s coming up! Daytime or nighttime, it will be a date très magnifique!


5. Dinner and a Show

Few things (other than dessert) tack on to a dinner date better than a fabulous show. Head out for a meal at one of Ridgefield’s restaurants and enjoy a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Theater Barn, or ACT. Offering theater, comedy, musical performances, the occasional movie, and HD performances of the world’s most beloved classics, a packed calendar of events will surely leave you wondering what to plan first!

West Lane Inn

6. Get Away without Leaving

If the only things preventing you from enjoying a romantic getaway are the time and constraints of travel, what if we told you that you don’t have to leave town? A well-known Ridgefield icon, the West Lane Inn will welcome you for a quiet respite for as long or short as you wish. And the newer but oh, so lovely Fountain Inn will do the same just up the road. Beautiful, romantic rooms, peaceful grounds, and a delicious breakfast will give you the recharge you need.

Brick House Wood Fired Pizza

7. Laid Back Date Night

Romance doesn’t have to be fussy, and we love that Ridgefield provides a spectrum of it beautifully. Relax with a casual date day or night! Brick House has live music and a great outdoor dining area with a fireplace, and Odeen’s is a favorite for those who like to take in the views of our beautiful golf course at sunset. Stay in town and grab a simple bite from Southwest Cafe or Bareburger, and share an ice cream cone from Gofer or some of Deborah Ann’s homemade confections after!


8. Wine and Tapas

Sharing is caring…and very romantic! Head out for a little un-American flavor while sipping a new wine. Tablao and Tequila Escape both have wonderful drink menus and dishes perfect for those who like to try a few things and share them with their date. Indulge in elegant tapas and fabulous wines during a date night you’ll want to repeat.

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park @nasirfleming

9. Enjoy the Sunrise

The most opportune time for early birds and busy bees might be a morning date! Take a hike at Seth Low Pierrepont and Bennett’s Pond to enjoy some water views and beautiful vistas, or get the blood pumping at Hemlock Hills or Pine Mountain Reserve. Or perhaps a morning bike ride, breeze in your hair, to take in the beautiful sights of summer all over town is more your speed. You don’t have to be a cyclist to bask in a little in-town peddling!

Prospector Popcorn

10. Movie Night

There is a reason a movie night has never gone out of style! The perfect add-on to dinner out (or in), drinks, dessert, or a stroll, watch a movie the old-fashioned way at Prospector Theater. Where’s the romance you ask? Share a tub of fresh popcorn (or choose a bag of one of their yummy homemade flavors) and enjoy the youthful spark of your hands brushing past one another.

Cheers to a romantic date night in Ridgefield!

Ridgefield ChamberThank you to the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce for supporting the Ridgefield community!