Here's a slam dunk list of options to please your lady friend:
Start by staying at one of the coolest restored old hotels in Dallas called the Belmont Hotel
and you'll be right off of Interstate 30 which can take you toward downtown Dallas or out to Arlington in minutes.
Best of all you'll be near some of the best food in Dallas in Oak Cliff:
is booked months in advance, but if you get there early (they open at 5:30), you might get one of the 4 seats available first come first serve at the bar. There are also some small tables outside & I think they are first come first serve as well and don't need reservations.
Next door to Lucia's is a great chocolate maker called Dude, Sweet Chocolates
, they have lots of unique chocolates and tons of free samples.
If you can't get into Lucias, 100 feet down the road is Veracruz
for great mexican and margaritas or Boulevardier
If you like some great farm to market food prepared by some great chefs, drive a quarter mile west and eat at Bolsa
or you could go 2 doors down and get a great sandwich, pastries or housemade sausages (by me) at Bolsa Mercado
Like fish? Go next door to Bolsa Mercado & eat at Driftwood
If for some reason, all these places are too busy, go another mile down the road and eat some really tasty food at Nova Gastropub
You happen to be in town when the Oak Cliff Music Festival
will be occurring at the restored Kessler Theater
It's a really cool old theater thats been restored and I hear its a great venue.
Up for a movie? See what's showing at the restored Texas Theater
(this is where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested).
and when you get back to your hotel, you can cap the night off with a drink at the Belmont Bar and enjoy this view:
If you want to drink a few too many, you can easily walk to the Foundry
from Belmont Hotel
To add to the myriad of food options, the acclaimed Smoke
restaurant is adjacent to the Belmont hotel.
You can read about all the above at the following Dallas food & entertainment blogs online:
I forgot to recommend one more Oak Cliff eatery. If you or your gal like pastries, you gotta check out Rush Patisserie
The owner is a former CPA who quit and went to study at The Cordon Bleu culinary school in France. Came back, apprenticed in Vegas and now resides in this little hole in a wall of a place in Oak Cliff.
If you plug in the hotel and various recommendations I made into google maps, you'll see how close everything is to each other.
You're also be very close to the new Calatrava Bridge