10 Romantic Date Hotspots For BAE

 

Sure, you could Google the most expensive restaurant in town and simply spend your entire paycheck on an overpriced meal in a predictable setting… but, is that what’s really going to impress BAE (the person you put Before Anyone Else)? NOPE. Of course, the food has to be amazing, but the ambiance is what’s going to give your sweetie the feels.  Memorize these ten delicious hotspots filled with special touches to woo your boo. 

 

1 The Reading Room, St. Pete

Heat things up at St. Pete’s hottest restaurant! The Reading Room was ranked No. 2 on Tampa Bay Times’ Top 50 Restaurants and is guaranteed to earn you the #1 spot in your honey’s heart. Start with a drink on the patio, enjoy the views of their garden (yes, they have their own vegetable and herb garden), and let the magic carry on in the dining room over a farm-to-fork (literally) meal. 

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2 Brick & Mortar, St. Pete

Looking for a low-key, but still stellar gourmet experience to charm your babe? Wine and dine your date at this rustic-chic restaurant on Central Ave. in downtown St. Pete. Lust over their New American fare, unique wine & craft beer menu, and cozy vibe. 

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3 Rococo Steak, St. Pete

Are you still boring bae with the ‘average American-steakhouse’ date? Rococo Steak has a ‘modern take on steak,’ featuring a reimagined menu of grass-fed beef and small plates. Get bonus points by ordering a glass (or bottle, after all it is date night, right?) off of their award-winning wine selection! 

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4 FarmTable Cucina, St. Pete

If your plus-one is a self-proclaimed “foodie”… honestly, who isn’t these days? Then sign yourselves up for the FarmTable Experience, which is an eight course chef’s tasting dinner for up to 10 guests in their private dining room. Taste new foods, make new friends and win major cool points! 

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5 The Restorative, Dunedin

Your boo will fall in love all over again at this foodie haven! The Restorative serves up an ever changing menu featuring seasonal ingredients in an intimate setting. Dishes are prepared with nothing but love and culinary passion, which always translates to a happy date. 

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6 The Living Room on Main, Dunedin

Because sharing is caring, your honey will feel your affection with each dish at this chilled out tapas restaurant. Order a few different plates to take a culinary adventure, but leave room for their signature chocolate dessert, the Mary Margaret Marquise. Trust – just like BAE, it’s worth the wait! Also, live music is a nightly affair, so practice your sway just in case. 

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7 Parts of Paris, Safety Harbor

Don’t worry – this place has the delicious French fare your amour desires without the stuffiness that usually comes along with it. Snuggled inside a bungalow-style house, the highly acclaimed cuisine and friendly service creates smiles brighter than the white linen tables.

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8 Caretta on the Gulf, Clearwater Beach

Is the sunset kind of a big deal for your snookums? Then before-dinner drinks on the Gulf Patio are a must: picture a little bubbly, fire-lit tables, and swanky lounge furniture overlooking a perfect Clearwater Beach sunset. Inside, request a table for two by the window – more stunning views with impeccable food will make the heart grow fonder.

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9 Pia's Trattoria, Gulfport

A little wine, fresh pasta and authentic Italian music paired with the most adorable outdoor patio under twinkling lights will make your sugarplum feel like you’re dining in the Tuscan countryside. The romantic feelings will be flowing without damaging your cash flow.

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10 Maritana Grille, St. Pete Beach

Because every princess should get to dine inside a beautiful pink palace. (Feel free to use that line.) Nestled inside the infamous Don Cesar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, you just can’t have a bad meal when you’re surrounded by southern hospitality and historic charm.   

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The Reading Room

City: St. Petersburg

Address
6001 Central Avenue
FL

Phone: 727-343-0052

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Brick & Mortar

City: St. Petersburg

Address
539 Central Av
FL

Phone: 727-822-6540

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Rococo Steak

City: St. Petersburg

Address
655 2nd Ave. S
FL

Phone: 727-822-0999

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FarmTable Cucina

City: St. Petersburg

Address
179 Second Av N
FL

Phone: 727-523-6300

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The Restorative

City: Dunedin

Address
420 Patricia Ave
FL

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The Living Room on Main

City: Dunedin

Address
487 Main St.
FL

Phone: 727-736-5202

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Parts of Paris

City: Safety Harbor

Address
146 Fourth Ave. N.
FL

Phone: 727-797-7979

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Caretta on the Gulf

City: Clearwater Beach

Address
500 Mandalay Ave.
FL

Phone: 727-441-2425

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Pia's Trattoria

City: Gulfport

Address
3054 Beach Blvd. S
FL

Phone: 727-327-2190

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Maritana Grille

City: St. Pete Beach

Address
3400 Gulf Blvd.
FL

Phone: 727-360-1882

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