Five Must-Visit Romantic Restaurants in Tampa

Romantic Restaurants in Tampa

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.

Bern’s Steakhouse

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other ideas to try: Sunset Cruises for a Romantic Night Out or 6 Romantic Tampa Bay Rooftop Venues.

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