Updated Feb 9 2019
Valentine’s Day Drinks & Eats & Activities
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Bianchi’s Enoteca in south Tampa is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. This local “foodie” and “wine-y” hotspot is a hidden gem known for people who appreciate simple elegance, European stylings, incredible food and delicious wine – at a very reasonable price. Bianchi’s Valentine’s Day menu includes, in addition to their regular menu, special offerings of Seared Sea Bass, Rack of Lamb with Mint Pesto, Cioppino, and Pan Seared Duck Breast. This is a very small and intimate dining experience – and reservations are highly recommended. Call 813-837-2233 today to reserve a table!
Fenway Hotel’s signature restaurant, HEW Parlor & Chophouse, is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe menu for a Clearwater Valentine’s Day on February 14 from 5-10pm. The four-course dinner includes: Choice of appetizer – Cold Water Oysters, Sliced Yellowtail, Charred Beef Tataki, Tasso Style Pork, Chicken Liver Mousse or Caramelized Cauliflower, choice of soup or salad – Fenway House Salad, HEW Caesar Salad, Crab Soup or Cock-a-leekie, choice of entrée – Grilled Airline Chicken Breast ($56); Grilled Pork Loin ($64); Duck Breast ($68); Olive Oil Poached Cobia ($70); Filet ($74); BBQ Lamb Loin ($76); Mixed Shellfish Risotto ($85); or Tomahawk ($130), choice of dessert – Malted Chocolate Cake, Pear Panna Cotta or Cheese Tasting. Enjoy your Clearwater Valentine’s Day at HEW!
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether single and searching, bumbling around or even if you have found your match for life, come laugh as Dear Aunt Gertrude brings you an Improv Show all about the woes and triumphs of love. $10/person. Shows Thurs Fri Sat at The Box Improv Theater near University Square Mall in North Tampa.
This Valentine’s Day, spoil your loved one with an intimate evening at Ciro’s. Enjoy a special four-course pre fixe menu, with the option to have a bottle of Henroit Champagne and 1/2 a dozen of chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your table (plus two Henroit champagne flutes to take home) for $49. View full pre fixe menu below ($95 per person.) Seating is limited; call to reserve: 813-251-0022
An intimate Valentine’s evening at Noble Rice. This omakase (loosely, “you [the chef] decide”) will feature 14 exquisite bites, including toro, otoro, A5 wagyu, uni & our very best seasonal fish and will conclude with dessert. They are limiting seating for this event for an intimate, romantic setting. Add the sake & champagne pairing to compliment your meal. $165/ticket, spaces very limited.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Harbour Island at Cafe Dufrain. They’re celebrating with two 1.25 lb whole Main lobsters with a wild mushroom risotto for $49.
Harbour Island’s Watervue Grille has a Valentine’s Day special – enjoy a 32 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye- steakhouse baked potato & grilled jumbo asparagus for $59.
And it’s on, lovers. You may already have a date, or maybe you’re frantically swiping right to find one right now. Either way, call Rooster & the Till (813.374.8940) to get your Valentine’s reservation locked in. A four-course prix fixe is just $60/person (with an optional $35/person wine pairing). They take resys by PHONE ONLY.
Join Tampa Bay Adventures on Valentines Day at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge, perched atop The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, with fire pits, living room seating and high top tables. The glass railings afford an unobstructed view of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline from 4 stories above Beach Drive. Cupid might be lurking around the corner as TBA members gather to enjoy Happy hour pricing on food and beverages until 7pm. After party to be announced at a great downtown dance venue.
Enjoy a waterfront, semi-private Valentine’s Day dinner at the Davis Island Garden Club with a 5 course dinner with wine pairing, and live music this Valentine’s day! Choose a table for two along the Davis Island sea-wall, the garden club gazebo (waterfront) or candle lit between the trees. All tables will have a waterfront and Downtown Tampa skyline view. $175/person. Seatings at 4pm and 7pm.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Are your reservations booked? Cask will be offering a prix fixe menu from 4-10p. Three-course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne! $45/pp. Appetizer (choose one) Deviled Eggs, Buffalo Cauliflower or Soup of the Season. Entree (choose one) Whiskey Braised Short Rib, NY Strip, Pan Roasted Chicken. Dessert of Chef’s Treat. Reservations suggested. $38/person.
Castile Restaurant at Hotel Zamora’s has the romantic ambiance, exclusive setting, live music, and the complete Valentine’s vibe! Offering their regular menu, a special $100/person chef’s prix fixe menu, or the ultimate $280/couple Krug Rose Champagne For the Love of Sushi dinner! To make a reservation telephone (727) 456-8660 or reserve online at https://castilerestaurant.com/
Join Safety Harbor Resort & Spa for a delicious 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner for 2. Includes welcome champagne cocktail, and a choice of an app: Pear & Raspberry Brie Phyllo Log, Shrimp Cocktail, Soup OR Salad. The second course is Lemon Kisses Sorbet Interlude, and the Entree course is a choice of Surf & Turf – Petite Filet Mignon & Broiled Lobster Tail, Salmon Aphrodite – Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Tomato Basil Reduction, Chicken Venus – Chicken Roulade, Stuffed with Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomato, Garlic & Blend of Cheese. All Entrees Served with Green Beans Almondine, Choice of Duchess Potato or Basmati Rice. Dessert is a choice of Cupid’s Lava Cake or Cheesecake with Fresh Berries. $150/couple.
Make your reservations for a Davis Island’s Valentine’s Day at Oggi Italian. This south Tampa Valentine’s Day restaurant’s menu features new apps, local handmade artisanal pastas, and new entrees.
Throwback Thursday! Go roller skating on V-Day at Skateworld Tampa! Happy Valentines Day!! FREE Admission when you wear Red! (Must be a main article of clothing). Enjoy pizza soft drink and game tokens for $20!
Featuring a Dark Chocolate Cherry Porter and Musical Bingo Nation will be at the brewery 7PM – 9PM, testing your musical knowledge with some good old love songs. 3D eats will be on site as always with great appetizers to share and delicious bowls, burgers, and sandwiches.
Walk into The Ambiance and enjoy smooth seductive sounds of slow jams. At this romantic post Valentine’s Day Ball you can dance the night away with your special someone. Dinner of roast beef or chicken cordon bleu begins at 8pm with a delicious catered 3 course meal with complimentary champagne. Photo booth will also be available along with vendors selling gifts ideal for couples. Formal dress code, for adults only. $50/person.
A romantic 4 course dinner at Dolce Speakeasy in Clearwater. Enjoy a great dinner and a bottle of wine for $150/couple.
Enjoy a special Love Day Dinner at Chief’s Creole Cafe in St Pete on Valentine’s Day. $50/person.
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day party at The Vault. $100/person. Valet parking; champagne cocktail; live performances; hors d’oeuvres; dessert buffet; dancing to live jazz trio. Cash bar available
Join the February 14th Anti-Valentines / Galentines Potty Mouth Party! This is an ADULT ONLY event where you can paint whatever the $#%& you want. Have you ever wanted to just have a mug with your favorite cuss word? Maybe you know a friend who could use a plate that is a little more colorful. Choose from our potty mouth silkscreens to truly emphasize your work, or paint your own *BLEEP* thing! $7 reserves your spot and includes desserts and soft drinks. You are welcome to BYOB. Pottery piece selection will be paid night of the event. Remember, ADULTS ONLY, so try not to be an @$$ about it. Attendees must be 18+ years old!
Painting with a Twist in Carrollwood is hosting a Love Ripples Set on Valentine’s Day from 7-9pm. $35/person.
Here’s a new twist on Valentine’s Day in downtown Tampa: go to a hockey game! The Lightning take to the ice against the Dallas Stars at 7:30 on Valentine’s Day. If your sweetie is a sports nut, or if you’ve looking for something non-traditional to do for Valentine’s, check it out!
Technically this doesn’t start until Saturday Feb 16th, but it’s Uber-cool! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has a specially-priced Renaissance Romance Package. Enjoy romantic refreshments for two! Your private, one hour event will include Festival admission for two, a personal servant for one hour, two keepsake champagne flutes, one bottle of champagne and an array of gourmet hor d’oeuvres. Occurs weekends between Feb 16 to March 31st. $70/couple.
Join Yacht Starship for a memorable date this Valentine’s Day! Dine aboard Yacht StarShip for a romantic lunch, dinner or dessert cruise! Sail along Tampa or Clearwater’s beautiful waterways with a delicious cuisine, intimate seating, great views and dancing under the stars. Book now to reserve your table! Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner Cruises include: 3-course meal (plated in Tampa, buffet in Clearwater), One Long-Stemmed Rose Per Table, DJ Entertainment & Dancing, 2-Hour Lunch or 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise, Champagne toast, and Cash bar. VIP packages available that include open bar. $50-$150/person.
The Florida Aquarium serves up the perfect romantic dinner for you and your Valentine, featuring spectacular views of mesmerizing sea creatures. Stroll through Aquarium with your significant other from 7-8 p.m. with a glass of champagne, and then enjoy an elegant candlelit dinner alongside stingrays, sharks, sea turtles and thousands of colorful reef fishes. Your special dinner also includes fun Aquarium surprises, appetizers during cocktail hour, complimentary beer, wine and soda for the evening and a 3-course meal. $150
Known for its wide selection of fresh, mindfully-sourced and all house-made menu items, Doc B’s has something for everyone – but on Valentine’s Day, the offer for lovers takes the cake. Doc B’s is offering a complimentary glass of champagne to every couple celebrating the holiday. Pro tip: sip on champagne while splitting a slice of the Cinnamon Toast Cheesecake for a night you won’t forget.
Timpano offers a special Valentine’s Day menu. 1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL
Wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day at The Rusty Pelican Tampa! We will be featuring two romantic experiences for you to choose from on Thursday, February 14th.
Expect a special Valentine’s Day menu! Potentially crafted for love? 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa (813) 237-2000
Join us for a Fun & Interactive 3 Course Instructional Cooking Class with our Executive Chef Robert Scaffedi! Dates available are Friday, February 15 & Saturday February 16. Classes are from 6:30pm-9:30pm @ $65 per couple. Romantic Valentine’s Room Packages starting @ $179 per couple. Packages include Couples Class, Suite Accomodations. Late Checkout & Complimentary Breakfast.
Located in International Plaza, Brio Tuscan Grill is always a great romantic spot for Valentine’s Day! Get your date going with a cocktail or champagne, maybe add a little fresh, wild caught fried calamari, followed by a great Roman dish like Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti with cheese and pepper) – al dente spaghetti, with aged grana padano cheese, butter and fresh cracked black pepper – amore! International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa.
Beer – always a good date starter. 8729 Gunn Highway, Odessa.
During Valentine’s Day week, Bulla Gastrobar will be featuring a limited-edition Hibiscus Mojito! From February 11th through the 17th, $1 of each mojito sold will be donated to the American Heart Association and spreading the love to a special cause!
Boca Tampa has both in-restaurant dining, but for a more intimate Valentine’s Day, grab dinner to go! $60 Dinner For Two To-Go: 12 oz. Filet, 6oz Lobster Tail, House Bibb Salad, 1/2 Dozen Chocolate Strawberries, Maple and Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Sweet Corn Succotash. For $25 receive a bottle of champagne and 1/2 a dozen of chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your table for a special celebration with your loved one!
Exchange more than just glances this year. Treat your one and only to shareable appetizers, delectable desserts and savory entrées like Broiled Twin Lobster Tails with Miso Butter & 45-Day 16 oz. Dry Aged Prime Strip from our exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. Space is limited. Make your reservation today. 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-878-6890.
Known for its impressive seafood and wine list, Valentine’s Day at Eddie V’s might include a special selection of oysters and champagne! 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290.
Food is love and cheers to love this Valentine’s Day! Maggiano’s Little Italy in Westshore Plaza invites you and your loved ones to celebrate a Tampa Valentine’s Day with their That’s Amore Meal for Two. Let’s take a tour of the menu:
Your meal starts with your choice of any appetizer, flatbread, or two side salads. Then off to the second course where you and your date get to savor two delicious entrées like Salmon Oscar, Rigatoni D, or a Chicken Scallopine dishes. For the third course, indulge in your favorite dessert to share – maybe the Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake. Compliments of the Chef, you’ll receive a box of Chocolate Zuccotto Bites to share.
In the Tampa Bay food scene, chef Chad Johnson is one of a kind and all around amazing! As Executive Chef at Élevage Chad’s Valentine’s Day menu cannot possibly disappoint! You’re in for a real treat with the 4-course tasting menu complete with dessert, and the option to pair it with wine. $75/person. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8700
Celebrate with us with a 4-course homemade meal, all fresh ingredients, every day, all day! 483 Mandalay Avenue, # 106, Clearwater, Florida
For Valentine’s Day 2018 FarmTable Cucina offered a 5-course chef’s tasting menu, available with a wine paring option. Expect at least as good a menu for 2019’s V-Day! 179 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-523-6297
Bern’s-related restaurant Haven, presided over by Executive Chef Chad Johnson, serves up an amazing 5 course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day! $75 person.
Just north of downtown Tampa, The Hall on Franklin combines the menus of seven different restaurants into one eatery experience. A great date night any day of the year, particularly so on Valentine’s Day! 1701 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-405-4008
Love is in the air at Parkshore Grill. Let us help make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by ordering a heart-y dinner and your favorite bottle of wine! Parkshore Grill’s standard dinner menu will be available throughout the night, but consider indulging in the spirit of love with Chef Tyson’s Valentine’s Day evening trio for two listed below. $125/couple.
Pair some great beer with cheese and chocolate for a 1 of a kind Valentine’s Day!. 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-800-2810
Another opportunity to drink some beer and eat some chocolate in the New Port Richey Trinity area!. 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey, 727-312-4512.
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Gulf Club in St. Pete makes the perfect V-Day backdrop for an excellent dinner and drink moment. Last year they offered a great 3-course mean with an optional “escape package” overnight stay at the hotel. We’ll see what’s in store for 2019! 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-894-1000
Enjoy a German Valentine’s Day at Taste of Berlin German Restaurant. Great specials and Valentine’s Day surprise dishes, and of course Black Forrest Cake!
The Don CeSar’s fine dining establishment showcases some wonderful Valentine’s Day specials. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1882
Located at International Plaza, Ocean Prime’s Valentine’s Day menu includes the Berries and Bubbles $15 cocktail, and entrees such as 8oz Piedmontese Filet, King crab and root vegetable salad with brown butter vinaigrette, Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne Cream topped with Baby Carrot Salad in a Preserved Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette, and desserts including Red Velvet White Chocolate Bavarian Ganache, Raspberry Sauce. 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., 813-490-5288
What goes better than oysters and martinis? Enjoy a sweetheart dinner for two at this St. Pete Valentine’s Day spot with a 4-course prix fixe menu February 14th 5pm-12am with a choice of bubbles or wine, for $118/couple. 249 Central Ave., St Petersburg, 727-897-9728
Located at the TradeWinds Resort, Palm Court Italian Grill can be expected to do an elegant paring menu on Valentine’s Day 2019. 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-2358, tradewindsresort.com.
Expect Portillo’s legendary heart-shaped chocolate cake to return again this Valentine’s Day! Order the cake in person or online. 1748 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 813-210-8190
Expect an amazing multi-course V-Day prix-fixe menu ranging from the awesome to the extraordinary at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-8120
Rooster & the Till does an outstanding meal on any ol’ Thursday. Can’t wait to see how even more spectacular their Valentine’s Day meal will be. Expect a chef’s tasting menu to make the best of chefs jealous!6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-374-8940
Located at the Don CeSar, the Sea Porch Cafe is a great lunch or dinner spot on V-Day! 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881
Another great V-Day spot in the Pasco area! 6231 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, 727-203-8107
Cupcakes. It says Valentine’s Day so much better than a vacuum cleaner. 717 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, 813- 304-1848
Beer, Valentine’s Day, maybe add in some chocolate covered strawberries. 333 Falkenburg Road, Tampa, 813-685-1909
After dinner come dance the night away with you Valentine! Join the most romantic and wildest party happening on Valentines Night. Music by DJ King JB & DJ Cupid, and it’s Valentines, so make sure to Dress to Impress. Free entry, drink specials.
Other Valentine’s Fun
Local writers and storytellers will share tales of their worst dates and bad breakups at this alternative Valentine’s Day event. Pub crawl stops include Old Key West Bar & Grill St. Petersburg, The Queens Head, and others TBA. A $5 donation to Wordier Than Thou gets you drink specials along the way and entry into our raffle.
Celebrate With Your Valentine at Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery! On Friday, February 15, 2019 Bring your Valentine for an “Evening at the Vineyard”…under the stars…. Take a romantic carriage ride through the vineyard! “Classic Reﬂections Horse & Carriages” will be here with their stunningly beautiful horses & carriage. Carriage Rides start at 4:30 p.m. Rides are $10/person or a private ride for 2 for $40
There is never enough Halloween to last the year. Valentwe’en is an attempt to adjust for that by offering a fun and spooky new spring hoiday. It is a mash up of holidays and combines elements of Hallowe’en and Valentine’s Day. It is heralded by the Grim Cupid and is a dark romantic holiday. Give your sweetheart a black calla lily and take a stroll on the local ghost walks. Give those you love your heart — (made of chocolate and sweets, of course). Create a Valentwine in the vein of the classic poem: Roses are red, violets are blue, blood is sweet and so are you! Dress as your favorite couple — Mortica and Gomez, Audrey and Seymore, or, for more contemporary couples, Bella and Edward (or, if you are team Jacob, get your wolf on!). If your Valentwe’en is solo, wear your best goth to the party. Brandy Stark of the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg, a professor and 20 year paranormal investigator, will be hosting a Valentwe’en Ghost Tour at Art Lofts on Feb. 16, 2019, from 7 – 9 PM. Tour includes a ghost hunting 101, the history of the building, and a walk through of the haunted areas. Tickets for the ghost tour are $20.
On February 16th, 2019 head to South Howard Ave in south Tampa for Brawl 2. This event is known to be fun and bring the community together in a competitive and party atmosphere! SOHO is the area where people come to have a good time. With numerous bars and night clubs all on one road. We chose to have our event in the heart of Tampa at Macdinton’s Irish Pub. Coed teams of 2, will battle it out in Downtown Tampa for cash, prizes and bragging rights and be a part of Tampa Bay’s Biggest Fitness Party!!