Welcome to our official guide to the best Valentine’s Day restaurants and events in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, and all points in between! From flowers to 5-course dinners, champagne to overnight getaways, it’s all here. Want ideas for a special romantic night at home with your sweetie? Gotchya covered! Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding or ideas for new things to try? We’ve got that too!
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Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas, there’s something for every couple to enjoy in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Brandon, Westchase and beyond this year, from exciting events and festivals to dinner deals and fun activities, staycations and getaways, and so much more. For couples looking to beat the crowds, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate beginning in early February and continuing throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. And for those looking to celebrate on the holiday itself, there’s no shortage of fantastic dinners and happenings to choose from.
Here’s a strong suggestion: call ahead to guarantee a reservation – everything fills up really quickly!
One quick note: this list will expand regularly and often until February 14th – so check back! And if you’ve got a Valentine’s Day event you’d like us to consider adding to the list, send us the info here!
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Last Updated February 14, 2020
So, it’s hard to do V-Day without flowers (or air plants)! But what to buy, how to order, and where to order flowers from can be a daunting task. From the “can’t go wrong” roses to a unique Air Plant Design Studio Valentine’s Day air plant, we’ve got your sources in 1 place!
Join Girls Pint Out for a Galentine’s Day chocolate and beer pairing at Cigar City Brewing. With your ticket to this event, you will receive four chocolates (Mad Beach Chocolates) carefully paired with four Cigar City beers. We have a very limited amount of seats available. So come TREAT yourself this Galentine’s Day with Girls Pint Out! $25/person.
Sip ‘N Shop is an opportunity for girlfriends to celebrate each other, so come hang out with your girlfriends and BFFs, and treat yourselves to a little self-care around Valentine’s Day at WestShore Plaza. Women can stop by select retailers, grab a beverage and/or small bite and shop a special in-store discount!
Head over to Cantina Laredo at Wiregrass Mall for a Galentine’s Girls Night Out Networking Social! Enjoy happy hour, $4 Casa Ritas, giveaways, raffles and more! This event is free to attend.
Ladies, get your PJs on and head over to Don Me Now in Tampa for the best Galentine’s Day PJ Party around. Sip on bubbly, dance with your girls, and enjoy. Attendees will enjoy 2 glasses of bubbly, a candy bar full of sweets, photo op wall, shopping discounts and more! $45.
Valentine’s Day Drinks & Eats & Activities
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 Valentine’s Day only offerings of Pan Seared Rainbow Trout with Pancetta and Caramelized onions, or succulent perfectly cooked Beef Tenderloin with Glazed Mushrooms, or how about this one – made by hand in the restaurant and light as a cloud Ricotta Gnocchi finished in a sweet and savory walnut pear cream sauce? This is a very small and intimate dining experience – there are only SEVEN TABLES in the entire restaurant! Reservations are highly recommended. Valentine’s Day specials are available Friday 2/14 only, but reservations are available for Saturday night as well! Call 813-837-2233 or email [email protected] 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 5-10 pm. 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.
Head over to the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin for an evening of dancing with your favorite dance partner! Join instructers from Emerald Coast Dance will assist you and your dancing partner for the full duration of the night! This event is open to all and includes dinner. $65
Bring that special someone on over to The Birchwood for a delicious Valentine’s Day 4-Course Meal! $75.
Take advantage of The Hotel Zamora’s Valentine’s Day Package! This awesome deal includes %10 off your stay, a bottle of champagne in your room, chocolate-covered strawberries, a floral arrangement with rose petals, dinner for two at the Castille and two breakfast vouchers! Wow!
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.
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 $14!
Painting with a Twist in Carrollwood is hosting a bunch of Valentine’s inspired paints on Valentine’s Day all day long. $35/person.
Head over to the Amalie Arena on Valentine’s Day for an evening with Andrea Bocelli. You won’t want to miss this Valentine’s special performance!
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 delicious cuisine, intimate seating, great views and dancing under the stars. Book now to reserve your table! Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner Cruises include a 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 a Cash bar. VIP packages available that include an 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
Head over to Doc B’s for their Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe dinner. $49.99
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.
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.
If you’re looking to mix it up this year, Eddie V’s is offering guests the chance to escape Valentine’s Day rush with special Valentine’s Day Eve offerings. On February 13, Eddie V’s will be offering an alluring combination of complimentary Chambord truffles for dessert as well as a complimentary glass of Moet Imperial Brut or Moet Rose to share with your loved one at the end of your meal. In addition to the special offerings listed above, Eddie V’s menu of fresh and flavorful seafood will still be available to order. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine list of over 300 selections, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Reservations are now open for Valentine’s Day Eve, as well as Valentine’s Day for those looking for a more traditional experience! 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290.
In the Tampa Bay food scene, Chef Jason is one of a kind and all-around amazing! As Executive Chef at Élevage Jason’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
Bern’s-related restaurant Haven, presided over by Executive Chef Chad Johnson, serves up an amazing 4-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day! $85 person.
Love is in the air at Parkshore Grill. Let us help make this Valentine’s Day one to remember by ordering a hearty 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.
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 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
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
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
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 comes to dance the night away with you Valentine! Join the most romantic and wildest party happening on Valentine’s Night. Music by DJ King JB & DJ Cupid, and it’s Valentines, so make sure to Dress to Impress. Free entry, drink specials.
Head out to the Rusty Pelican for a special Valentine’s Day menu! Enjoy special menu items such as Oysters Rockefeller, Colossal Shrimp, Cognac Lobster Bisque, Lobster Tail, and more.
Head over to The Godfrey Hotel for the ultimate chocolate lover’s Valentine’s Dinner! $39.99.
Head over to Flute & Dram for the ultimate Champagne and Chocolate package! Enjoy a bottle of rose, 4 chocolate-covered strawberries, a small plate or dessert, and more! Check it out!
The Garden de Mystique
Immerse in the exquisite decor of a Renaissance garden (inside the venue), illuminated exclusively by candlelight, where the experience is enhanced by live classical music. Please your palate with delectable four course wine dinner, followed by dancing under the stars and live music in our rustic garden outside Romantika. For more information or to make reservations, call or text (727) 644-4839