Visitors to Sarasota can enjoy fine food and cuisine from all corners of the world. From seafood to Italian pizza and pasta, the best romantic restaurants in Sarasota serve great food in a picturesque environment. Check out some of the best romantic restaurants serving up the best food and experiences Sarasota has to offer.
Romantic Restaurants with Fine Dining
Fine dining around Sarasota provides many romantic places to eat some of the best cuisines in Florida. Here are some of the best romantic restaurants for fine dining.
Ophelia’s on the Bay
Ophelia’s on the Bay has a reputation for being one of the best romantic restaurants in Sarasota and pretty much all of Florida. When the weather is at its best, the deck provides a beautiful view of Little Sarasota Bay. Dine while you sip a delightful drink and taste some scrumptious fine dining standards such as caramelized scallops, fresh fish, and a rack of lamb, to name a few. The cuisine is a blend of American fare with Asian, Italian, and old-world Floridian flavors. Enjoy Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. before a meal.
9105 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota
Stop by Flavio’s in Siesta Key for a romantic taste of pasta and Italian entrees that taste as if they came straight from Italy. Pizza is cooked in a brick oven adding to the flavor. Try the Rigatoni Alla Bolognese, Ossobuco, or the delightful Vitello al Marsala (sauteed veal scaloppine). Try one of two locations to enjoy the best Italian food in Sarasota for a romantic night.
5239 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, 1766 Main St., Sarasota
Euphemia Haye has been owned and operated by a renowned chef, Raymond Arpke, and his wife since 1980. Their restaurant offers cozy date nights and intimate conversations in a romantic space boasting fine foods like roasted duck, spicy pepper steak, and tasty Key West snapper. Stop by the Haye Loft, added during an expansion that allows guests to enjoy a less formal environment (no reservations required), live jazz music, divine desserts, and top-shelf spirits and wine in a tropical paradise.
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
Romantic Restaurants with a Low Key Vibe
Enjoy a night out in a more casual setting but no less romantic at a few favorite spots in Sarasota.
Lucile Pizza & Wine Bar
Offering mostly vegan pizzas, Lucile likes to spice things up with a Spicy Peppers pizza or offer cashew-based black garlic cream instead of cheese and put Calabrian chilies on pizza. Many non-spicy options exist alongside exquisite wine and delightful desserts.
1660 Main St., Sarasota
Situated in St. Armands Circle amidst one of the best shopping centers in Florida, Shore Restaurant takes a view from the top (of a high end clothing store). Check out their cool, laid-back dining atmosphere focused on fresh seafood, shrimp and scallops and other local ingredients. Enjoy the view of the water and sky for a romantic experience.
465 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Whether you seek a fine dining experience or low key beachside bite to eat, check out all Sarasota has to offer for a great night on the town at some of the best romantic restaurants in Sarasota.