Valentine's Day is a little more than a month away and places to take your sweetheart should not be difficult mystery to solve. These five Norman restaurants are also terrific picks for celebrating a birthday, anniversary, job promotion or other special occasion throughout the year.
In Downtown Norman, Benvenuti's Ristorante serves old world Italian entrees with a new world twist. (Open daily for dinner.)
Red Rock Canyon Grill opened in Norman in 2016 and quickly became a date-night favorite. From its signature rotisserie chicken and filet, the entrees also include seafood, barbecue and Mexican specialties. During the winter, the fireplace is cozy and during warmer months, live music may be heard on the patio.
The Ranch Steakhouse, opened in 2020, provides an upscale dining experience.
With a wide array of entrees made from scratch and an expansive cocktail menu, Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails is a great choice for dining with many tasty vegetarian options, too.
One of the first restaurants to open on Ed Noble Parkway, Charleston's is a mainstay among Norman's dining scene. Offering tasty steak and prime rib entrees along with hearty salads (like Walt's Champagne Chicken Salad) and soups, this has been a favorite for celebrating with a special meal.
The grand dame in this list is Legend's Restaurant (above photo), which celebrated its 50th year milestone in 2018. Terrific steak, seafood and especially desserts, eating at Legend's signifies special.