Former Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner stepped out together without their children for dinner.

The estranged couple often enjoy vacations and dinners together with their children, but they were for the first time seen spending time alone on Thursday night, reports

Affleck and Garner grabbed a dinner at The Hungry Cat restaurant in Santa Monica without their children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. 

The duo arrived together in the same car around 8:30 p.m. before leaving the seafood restaurant together at 10 p.m. Affleck paused for a cigarette outside. 

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor, who sported a light blue shirt and brown pants, sat in the front seat of the car with their driver while Garner, who donned a white top and black trousers, sat in the back seat. 

The duo were spotted together with their children here on Tuesday. At the time, the Gone Girl actor sat behind the wheel of his black Ford SUV while the Miracles from Heaven actress was sitting next to him. They appeared to have an argument when talking about something and she even cried at one point.