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Over the years, we’ve discovered quite an assortment of romantic locales throughout Tampa Bay worthy of inclusion in your date night rotation. 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 Tampa, based on accolades and ambiance.

You’ll want to make your reservations at any of these romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day ASAP.  And don’t forget – there are so many other fun things to do around the Tampa Bay area every month, too! 

Romantic Tampa Restaurants for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ocean Hai

Wednesday, February 14th | Reservations begin at 5pm
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

100 Coronado Dr., Clearwater Beach, FL
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!

Valentine’s Day 3-Course Menu at The Dan

February 10, February 11, and February 14 starting at 5pm
The Dan
905 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL

Calling all lovebirds: The Dan’s Executive Chef Dernier Buleje has rolled out his limited-time Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. The Roaring Twenties inspired restaurant will feature elevated dishes on their 3-course Valentine’s menu including Scallop Risotto, Maine Lobster, Loup de Mer, Delmonico Ribeye, and more. 
Reservations are now open and highly encouraged, and can be made through website or by phone at (813) 318–9719. Price starts at $65/ pp.

Flor Fina

Wednesday, February 14 from 5 pm-10 pm
Flor Fina at Hotel Haya
1412 E. 7th Ave, Tampa FL

Bask in delectable cocktails and top-notch cuisine at Flor Fina this Valentine’s Day with your Valentine’s and Galentines alike. The 3-course menu will include roasted oysters, French onion agnolotti, vegan sausage en croute, Chilean sea bass, and more.


Wednesday, February 14
Azure and Lilac at The Tampa EDITION
500 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL

Several of the restaurants at the Tampa Edition are offering Valentine’s Day Specials. Head to the roof at Azure for a prix fixe menu exclusive to Valentine’s Day. The menu includes oysters to start, dips, branzino, filet and a dark chocolate heart for dessert. Or, check out Michelin Star-rated Lilac for a four-course dinner for $195 (wine tasting option additional $60).

Ponte Modern American

Wednesday, February 14
1010 Grammercy Lane, Tampa, FL

Keep things super romantic this Valentine’s Day with a fine dining experience at Ponte Modern American in Midtown Tampa which features a menu filled with French and Italian influences.

Rusty Pelican

Wednesday, February 14
2425 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL

Enjoy waterfront dining with a delightful Four-Course Dinner Menu with optional wine pairing. Cap off your evening with a Midnight in Paris dessert. Cost is $105 per person, or $135 per person if you want coveted window seating.

The Pearl

Wednesday, February 14
823 Water Street, C100, Tampa, FL
Located on Water Street, this trendy oyster house will have a special Valentine’s Day menu including an 8 oz filet or salmon. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day cocktail menu. $45 and up.

Trattoria Pasquale 

Wednesday, February 14
3671 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL
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

Wednesday, February 14
6500 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

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.

Yacht StarShip Valentine’s Dinner Cruises

Wednesday, February 14 from 7 pm-9 pm
Tampa: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL
Clearwater: 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL

Treat your date to a 3-course dinner, open bar, and dancing with live DJ entertainment aboard the Yacht StarShip. Dinner cruises depart on February 14, 2024 in Tampa and Clearwater.

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

Tradewinds Island Resorts Valentine’s Offerings

Wednesday, February 14
6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL

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.


Wednesday, February 14
300 Beach Dr. NE, Ste. 128, St. Petersburg, FL

Enjoy a family-style menu featuring three courses plus dessert. $120 per person. $70 for a wine tasting add-on. Additional add-ons include a flower arrangement, bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label or Rose.

Sal Y Mar

Wednesday, February 14
3650 Midtown Dr, Tampa, FL

Head to Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar for a romantic three-course prix fixe menu for two. Couples will receive a champagne toast upon arrival. $150 per couple.


Wednesday, February 14
2208 W. Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL

Haven is serving up a special five-course tasting menu for Valentine’s Day. $125 per person; wine pairings additional $60 per person.


Wednesday, February 14
1001 E. Cumberland Ave, Tampa, FL

Throughout Valentine’s Week, enjoy wine, cocktail and chef prepared specials, and an extra special Valentine’s Day feature menu.


Wednesday, February 14
1050 Water Street, Tampa, FL

Celebrate Galentine’s, Valentine’s, or celebrate you with a special Valentine’s set menu featuring sake, noodles, and more. Upgrade with a signature Japanese whiskey flight for $10 or bottle of Prosecco for $35.
$35 per person

Keel Farms’ Valentines in the Vines

Wednesday, February 14
5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL

Bring that special someone to enjoy an evening of romance at Keel Farms on February 14. Whet your appetite with Corn Croquettes and a wonderfully bright Beet and Citrus Salad. Then enjoy your selection of entree before heading over to finish your evening at their dessert bar. They’ll have live music and their famous Keel and Curley wine or Keel Farms Agrarian Ales and Ciders available all night. Your first glass is included with your meal.
$75 per person

Even more Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day Restaurants

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

What are the Most Romantic Restaurants in Tampa 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.

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.

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.

romantic restaurant Tampa Bay
Image credit: Bern’s Steakhouse


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.

Reserve online or call 813-906-5445

Pia’s Trattoria

3054 Beach Blvd S., St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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.

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.

Reserve online or call (813) 251-0110

romantic restaurant Tampa Bay
Image credit: On Swann

Edison: Food + Drink Lab

912 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Helmed by Chef and Owner Jeannie Pierola, Edison: Food + Drink Lab is a must-visit for foodie couples. Featuring an ever-evolving menu rooted in flavor experimentation, creativity and fresh ingredients, date night dinner at this inventive restaurant is sure to spark conversation. Pair Valentine’s Day dinner with inventive craft cocktails, some of which feature Florida spirits. Feeling adventurous? Opt for the 5-course tasting menu, which can be upgraded to include optional wine pairings. This is a pricier spot, so plan accordingly.

Reserve online or call (813) 254-7111


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.

Oystercatchers also features an extensive menu of wine, local beer, and craft cocktails, and their Sunday Brunch includes two mimosas or Bloody Marys with each entree.

Reserve online or call 813-207-6815

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.

Reserve online or call (813) 254-5373

Romantic Restaurants in Tampa - Mise en Place
Image credit: Mise en Place

The Battery

615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Conveniently located at Sparkman Wharf, The Battery is a nice upscale addition to this lively waterfront hub. It serves as a sister restaurant to The C House (another one of our favorites!), with a specialty in fine bourbon, wine, and elegant fare.

Nibble on decadent charcuterie boards loaded with house-cut meats, cheeses, and goodies, or split a few appetizers to start. Entree selections include everything from steak to salmon and pasta, best enjoyed with a fancy cocktail from the bar menu. 

Reserve online or call (813) 498-0008

Cena Restaurant

1208 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
Treat your date to an Italian-inspired Valentine’s Day at Cena, a modern Italian eatery located in Tampa’s Channelside District. Come for the date-night worthy romantic ambiance and stay for Italian favorites with a twist and delicious wines. 

Enjoy your meal indoors or outside in the restaurant’s courtyard. Reserve online or call (813) 374-8840

Casa Santo Stefano

1607 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33605
Give your date to a taste of Sicily at Casa Santo Stefano, a lovely addition to Ybor City’s dining scene. The historic building and decorative touches enhance the romantic experience. For a complete Valentine’s Day date, plan to head upstairs after dinner at Santo’s Drinkeria, the restaurant’s rooftop bar.

Sip wine while enjoying gorgeous views of historic Ybor City.

Reserve online or call (813) 248-1925

Santo's Drinkeria rooftop bar at Casa Santo Stefano
Santo’s Drinkeria at Casa Santo Stefano

Columbia Restaurant

2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Open since 1905, this Ybor City staple serves up Cuban cuisine and boasts the title of Florida’s oldest restaurant, and it’s a great choice for a romantic restaurant, too. While there are multiple Columbia Restaurant locations throughout the state, the Ybor City institution is where it all began.

Make sure to share the 1905 Salad, which got an award from USA Today for being “One of the 10 Great Places to Make a Meal Out of a Salad.” I can personally vouch for its deliciousness. Get the full scoop on this must-visit restaurant in our write-up, The Columbia.

Tip: Can’t make it to Ybor? You can visit one of their other locations in Clearwater or Sarasota too. Reserve online or call (813) 248-4961


1902 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
A steakhouse known for its excellent marbling and premium flavor, Steelbach should definitely be on your list of romantic restaurants to experience here in the Tampa Bay area. Located inside Armature Works, the chophouse menu includes local grass-fed beef and Southern-inspired favorites.

 Reserve online or by calling (813) 693-5478. $125 per person plus tax and gratuity Reserve online or call (813) 693-5478

Image credit: Steelbach

Oak & Ola 

1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Created by a group of close friends, Oak & Ola is a EuroAmerican romantic restaurant located right in Tampa’s Armature Works. Enjoy a classic and comfortable setting with a timeless design. Check out the Blue Crab Spaghetti for a fun twist on a classic Italian dish and try one of their amazing handmade craft cocktails.

Reserve online or call (813) 773-1901


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

BellaBrava Tampa

1015 Gramercy Lane, Tampa, FL 33607
Already a favorite in St. Pete, BellaBrava opened an additional location in Tampa in 2021. Head to this romantic Italian eatery in Midtown Tampa for fresh pasta dishes, wood fired pizzas, classic Italian cocktails and an assortment of wines.

Reserve online or call (813) 524-5226

  Feature image credit: Oystercatchers  

And if you’re looking for family-friendly things to do – ok, not so romantic with kids involved, but hey, kids and families need things to do too – check out the best list of kids and parents activities to do this week!