If you really want to impress your date, make reservations at any of these romantic restaurants in Tampa. Whether it’s your weekly date night or you’re celebrating a special occasion, make sure you’re toasting together at one of Tampa Bay’s finest eateries.
Open since 1956, this legendary restaurant is the place to enjoy a classic steak house experience and an exceptional dessert spread. Bern’s Steakhouse boasts one of the largest wine collections in the world and you can take a tour of the kitchen and wine cellar to make the most of your experience. Make sure to save room for a selection of more than 50 specialty desserts and more than 1,000 dessert wines and spirits at the Harry Waugh Dessert Room.
Armani’s at the Grand Hyatt
Look forward to a fine dining experience with views of the water at Armani’s, an Italian restaurant that sits on top of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on Bayport Drive. It’s a popular destination for business meetings and special events, but this locale, known for its Northern Italian cuisine and a large selection of reserve wine, also drips with romance. Be sure to taste your way through the antipasto bar and the dazzling desserts, including tiramisu and a chocolate hazelnut bar.
The Rusty Pelican
Opt for a seafood-centric gourmet feast with water views at the The Rusty Pelican. The restaurant boasts some of the freshest seafood in town and menu items with a Caribbean flair. The elegant atmosphere and panoramic views of the city skyline and waterfront are sure to make date night a memorable one. This is also a popular destination for brunch so consider heading there for your fill of waffles, omelets, raw oysters, and complimentary champagne and mimosas on Sunday.
Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club
Take a step back in time to the Roaring Twenties at Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club, a New American restaurant designed with a Prohibition-era theme and speakeasy ambiance. You won’t find the venue easily. The speakeasy is tucked inside the historic Bayshore Royal building and you’ll need to knock — and speak softly — to get in. A late night happy hour menu is available on Fridays and Saturdays from midnight to 1am.
Enjoy exotic flavors and an upscale ambiance at Haven, a contemporary restaurant and wine bar serving up small plate creations and craft cocktails. It’s a popular destination for happy hour with wine and cheese plates. You can make a full meal, however, out of a selection of salads, duck egg, baguettes and fresh seafood. Don’t miss the chocolate custard cake or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.