When googling “Most romantic restaurant, patio, twinkle lights, Austin,” I happened to stumble on something I couldn’t believe: The Scarlet Rabbit (now defunct), an Alice and Wonderland themed restaurant. How could I not know this existed? It was also especially romantic to me, since my husband and I met at an Alice and Wonderland themed party. (I’ve always been a fan of creative theme parties.)
It’s been hidden in Downtown Round Rock since July 2014, just a little down Main St. from Junior’s Grill and The Brass Tap. It has a whimsical patio, delicious steak, various foods served out of teacups and some fun indoor decorations, too, including window treatments made of strung-up playing cards. It’s a little pricier than I’d like (for a regular haunt) and the service was sometimes slow, but definitely not out of the question for a romantic evening. Definitely a place to check out if you’re in the mood for something…different.