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Looking for Clearwater romantic restaurants this Valentine’s Day? To help you sift through all of the options and to better aid you in your quest to have a perfect romantic evening for Valentine’s Day, here’s a summary of top picks for romantic restaurants in Clearwater.

You’ll want to make your reservations at any of these romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day ASAP.

If you’re looking for ideas beyond a romantic dinner, consult our Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay.

Romantic Restaurants: Clearwater Restaurants with Valentine’s Day Specials

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ocean Hai

Discover an extraordinary culinary experience this Valentine’s Day at Ocean Hai, where we’re adding a touch of magic to romance. Our carefully curated 5-course dinner invites you to savor inspired flavors, with tantalizing options to elevate your evening through exquisite wine pairings and the indulgence of a dessert room speakeasy.
As the night unfolds, a hidden treasure awaits, turning this evening into a spectacle of wonder and excitement. Dare to be delighted, reserve your table now, and get ready to be swept away on a wave of enchantment at Ocean Hai!

SHOR American Seafood Grill

Wednesday, February 14
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Enjoy a specially curated three-course menu for two. Special Valentine themed cocktails will also be available.
$75 per person

Yacht StarShip Valentine’s Dinner Cruises

Wednesday, February 14
Treat your date to a 3-course dinner, open bar, and dancing with live DJ entertainment aboard the Yacht StarShip. Dinner cruises depart at 7 pm.

Tickets: $125.95+ in Tampa, and $119.95+ in Clearwater. Additional cruise options are available including lunch, brunch, and even happy hour cruises.

Other nearby restaurants serving up Valentine’s Day specials:

Sal Y Mar Valentine’s Dinner

40 minutes from Clearwater
Enjoy romantic three-course prix fixe menu for two. Couples will receive a champagne toast upon arrival.
$150 per couple

The Dan Valentine’s Day Dinner

40 minutes from Clearwater
Three-course Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Menu and specialty desserts at The Dan at Hotel Flor. 

The Pearl Valentine’s Dinner

40 minutes from Clearwater
Special menu includes 8 oz filet and salmon. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day cocktail menu.
$45 and up


40 minutes from Clearwater
Dinner for two at Lilac: Exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. Four-course dinner with optional wine pairing add-on (+$80). $195 per person.
Market: Offering a more casual Valentine’s Day vibe with a menu featuring pizza, charcuterie, and fresh pastries.

Bon Appétit Restaurant – Dunedin

30 minutes from Clearwater
Traditional four-course meal with a complimentary glass of house champagne. Call (727) 733-2151 to reserve.
$99+ per person

5-9pm (dancing continues until 10pm)
Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Buffet in our Crystal Ballroom. Accompanied by a DJ who will be playing romantic tunes starting at 7 PM when the dance floor opens! A complimentary glass of house champagne will be offered to start the Dinner Dance Buffet experience.
$99+ per person

Rusty Pelican

30 Minute drive from Clearwater
Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day experience at the Rusty Pelican this year. Enjoy waterfront dining and a special four-course menu. For $98 per person, indulge in a complimentary glass of champagne followed by a selection of appetizers and plated entrees, including black truffle and duck gnocchi. Cap off your evening with a Midnight in Paris dessert.

Trattoria Pasquale 

30 minutes from Clearwater
Start your night off with a prosecco toast and select your dishes from a special Valentine’s Day menu this year at Trattoria Pasquale. Enjoy four courses specially designed for a romantic evening. Cost is $85 per person.

Rooster & the Till

45 minutes from Clearwater
Rooster & the Till’s 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner special will be offered in place of their usual a la carte dining. Due to limited seating all reservations are limited to 2 hours.

Be sure to pass along any dietary restrictions when you make the reservation. Cost is $155 per person and a $25 deposit is required per person, which is put towards the final bill.

Ponte Modern American

35 Minute drive from Clearwater
Keep things super romantic this Valentine’s Day with a fine dining experience at Ponte Modern American in Midtown Tampa. Clearwater natives are surely already familiar with its former home, Cafe Ponte. Reservations are available for a 4-course prix fixe menu for dining at the bar or on the patio. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, including a caviar starter and black truffle risotto.
Cost is $175 per person.

Dinign Room Ponte Modern American – Ciarra Johnson

Maritana Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Don Cesar, about 45 minutes from Clearwater
Indulge in a specialty three-course menu featuring dishes such as Burratta, Pears, Pistachio, and Port Reduction, Roast Duck, Red Snapper, Brasato al Barolo, and Raspberry Chocolate Mousse. $180 per person. Reservations are required. 

Pia’s Trattoria

40 minutes from Clearwater
Pia’s Trattoria was just named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by Yelp. The dreamy Tuscan-styled restaurant in Gulfport landed at No. 44 on the list of romantic restaurants to eat at for Valentine’s Day Dinner. Enjoy fresh, natural foods, prepared with lots of love in a romantic, cozy Old Italy atmosphere. Trattoria is an Italian word that means “eating house,” which is exactly what they are. No “High Cuisine,” just simple, fresh, and original food.

Tradewinds Island Resorts Valentine’s Offerings

The TradeWinds Island Resorts will be offering Valentine’s Day options in two locations – Palm Court Italian Grill at the TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Grill at RumFish Beach Resort.

Palm Court Italian Grill – 5:30 – 9 pm

Special holiday menu includes: 14oz Ribeye Served with Sherry Buttered Mushrooms, Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables and Mediterranean Salmon Served over Lobster and Crab Stuffed Ravioli in a Sherry Lobster Sauce with Seasonal Vegetables. Both meals are also served with a Chocolate Tort Topped with Strawberries. Full dinner menu also available.

For reservations at Palm Court, please visit Open Table or call 727-363-2358.

RumFish Grill – 5-10 pm

Two additions to the regular menu are being offered: Peppercorn Crusted 10 oz. Beef Tenderloin and Twin Warm Water 5 oz. Lobster Tails. You can also sip on a Raspberry Martini with Choice of Vodka, Raspberry Simple Syrup and Fresh Raspberries with a Red Sugar Rim. Full dinner menu also available.

For reservations at RumFish Grill, please visit Open Table or call 727-329-1428.

Make it an overnight stay with rates as low as $280. For reservations, please call toll-free (866) JUST LET GO (587-8538) or visit JustLetGo.com. 

We’ve got even more romantic ideas listed in our full Valentine’s Day guide.  

What are the Most Romantic Restaurants near Clearwater for Valentine’s Day?

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, don’t settle for just any old restaurant. Impress your date by reserving a table at one of the most romantic restaurants in the Bay! Whether you’re looking for a fancy night out with fine dining or keeping things simple and classy, here are our top picks for romantic restaurants near Clearwater.


2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
If you’re in the mood for an amazing dining experience while catching the sunset, Oystercatchers is the place to go. This romantic waterfront spot features incredible views of the gulf. Their menu features an array of some of the best seafood dishes in Tampa. Their starters include Oyster Rockefeller and Charred Octopus, and their raw bar boasts everything from fresh oysters to ahi tuna and lobster. The Grilled Grouper in Gauzetto and Pan Seared Scallops are two of their standout main dishes that are not to be missed.

Bern’s Steak House

1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Open since 1956, this classy, award-winning restaurant is the best place to enjoy a classic steak house experience and an exceptional dessert spread. It’s also one of the most romantic restaurants in Tampa Bay. From selecting your preferred cut of steak and weight to expert wine-pairing advice and savoring each delicious course, Bern’s Steak House really can’t be beat when it comes to celebrating a special occasion. Make sure to save room for a selection of 50+ specialty desserts and 1,000+ dessert wines and spirits.

After dinner, you’ll be led upstairs to the Harry Waugh Dessert Room for your after-dinner treat. Here you can snuggle up in a cozy booth for decadent treats and live entertainment amidst the moody ambiance.

Tip: Reservations for this romantic restaurant typically book up sometimes weeks in advance, so plan ahead. Dinner reservations include a reserved table at the dessert room. Reserve online or call (813) 251-2421.

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323 W. Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Rocca was awarded the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award, and there’s a good reason why. The pasta-focused menu features Italian fare and uses seasonal ingredients as its inspiration. In addition to their rotating pasta dishes and meat and fish entrees, two must-try staples that are permanent fixtures on the menu are the Caviar Service and the Mozzarella Cart. Fresh mozzarella is created tableside and paired with heirloom tomatoes, basil, and 10-year aged balsamic vinegar to share.

If you’re looking to celebrate an anniversary or special event, you can reserve a spot at the Officina – a semi-private chef’s table located in the kitchen.

Reserve online or call 813-906-5445


2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Enjoy exotic flavors and an upscale ambiance at Haven, a contemporary romantic restaurant and wine bar serving up small plate creations and craft cocktails. The dark and moody ambiance is the perfect backdrop for a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.

Start by sharing a cheese and charcuterie board featuring selections straight from the chef. You can make a full meal, however, out of a selection of salads and fresh seafood. Don’t miss the dirt pie or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

Reserve online or call (813) 258-2233    

Arts Club at the Tampa Edition

500 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
While every restaurant at the Tampa Edition is romantic, the sultry vibe at the Arts Club makes it one of our top picks for romantic restaurants. Deep red tapestries, low lighting, comfy chairs, and disco balls — The Arts Club is the perfect place to sit close and enjoy an evening just the two of you.

The decor screams “Valentine’s Day.” Arts Club offers light bites and tableside cocktail service so you won’t waste any time waiting at the bar for drinks.

Call 813-771-8022 for reservations  

Meat Market

1606 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Meat Market is a contemporary steakhouse located in Hyde Park Village. For a romantic Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to one of the house creations, like an American Style Kobe Meatloaf with bacon, mango BBQ, sweet and sour onion rings, and a buttermilk potato mash. Or go all out with something from the reserved cuts section, like the 7oz Wagyu Filet Mignon. The wine list is also spectacular.

Reserve online or call (813) 280-1113

Timpano Hyde Park

1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
This classic spot is a great romantic restaurant to enjoy when in Hyde Park Village. Specializing in Italian cuisine, the menu features an assortment of classics and modern dishes. Dive into decadent bites like truffle arancini, pesto pasta prepped tableside in a parmesan wheel, Wagyu beef, Mostro Shrimp, and more.

The elegant decor acts as the perfect backdrop for snapping a few Valentine’s Day photos together. Reserve online or call (813) 254-5870

On Swann

1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Looking for a super romantic restaurant with a buzzy vibe for Valentine’s Day? Be sure to check out On Swann, a contemporary American restaurant with food that is locally sourced with a seasonal flair. Grab a bite of the Portuguese chicken for a unique but delicious blend of flavors.

Complete your night out with a stroll around the surrounding area in the hip Hyde Park Village. Read more about this date night favorite in our post about Date Night at On Swann.

Mise en Place

442 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Treat the Francophile in your life to a fancy date night dinner at Mise en Place. This incredibly romantic restaurant is the brainchild of renowned chef Marty Blitz. It features modern cuisine with a French twist and the vibe is upscale and contemporary, perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day on the town. If you love a good cocktail, check out the cocktail menu to sip on a selection of classics plus modern offerings.

A well-known Tampa staple for 35+ years, this romantic restaurant recently underwent a major facelift and interior design upgrade; the beautiful interior design is a great compliment to the always-amazing food and wine.


1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Named after the Native American princess by the same name, Ulele offers a vibrant fusion of ingredients all wrapped up into a visually appealing romantic restaurant experience. Diners will love the romantic restaurant’s waterfront location, situated along the Tampa Riverwalk overlooking the Hillsborough River.

When it comes to the menu, all of the food is harvested in the United States and comes from family or independently owned companies. Check out the seafood risotto for a fun twist on a classic dish. They also have some of the best-chargrilled oysters in Tampa.

Reserve online or call (813) 999-4952

For more of our top picks for romantic restaurants near Clearwater and around Tampa Bay, check out Tampa Bay’s Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day.