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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Southwest Florida

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Southwest Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of FOREVER FIORE TEA LOUNGE restaurant
4.8
4.8 (53)
$50 and over
European
Naples
About the restaurant
FOREVER FIORE
“SPILL YOUR TEA AND DRINK IT TOO”

FLOWERS. BREAKFAST. LUNCH. AFTERNOON TEA. SOIRÉES ADORE

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Absolutely beautiful atmosphere with excellent service Truly an experience
A photo of Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3454)
$50 and over
Italian
Marco Island
About the restaurant

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Sale e Pepe® dining room offers gourmet Italian cuisine and authentic ambiance that are simply sublime. The dining experience transports you to romantic Italy with surroundings of aged stone, marble floors, arabesque walls and hand-painted frescoes. Sale e Pepe offers authentic regional Italian cuisine with a focus on the culinary traditions
of Southern Italy.
The menu features heirloom recipes updated and complemented by South Florida’s fresh produce and seafood and pair it with wines from an extensive collection recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.
Indoor formal dining room requires dress code. Please review details for more information.

Top review
JS2018
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
What a wonderful way to experience true Italian culture and cuisine. Service unmatched, food amazing, the wine list was impressive. A lovely way to celebrate our 26th anniversary with a sunset view.
A photo of Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht restaurant
4.6
4.6 (186)
$50 and over
Dinner Cruise
Sanibel
About the restaurant
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is pleased to offer a unique dinner experience, aboard our elegant Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht. This luxury cruise ship features delicious cuisine, coupled with magnificent views of Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast.

Set sail with our wonderful experienced crew! Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa invites you to join us on a unique dining adventure aboard the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht. Depart for a sunset dinner cruise from our dock at Fort Myers.

You also have a choice of settings from which to take in the view — the outdoor rear observation deck or two indoor, air-conditioned salons.

Buffet Style Dining is Back!
$90.00* Per Person (Tax not included, Holidays extra). Included in that is water, tea, and coffee. However soda, juice, or alcohol are available at our two bars for an additional fee.

Check in time is 30 minutes prior to departure in Charley Cabana Bar

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Best part of the adventure was the sweet man who takes a picture of your group with dolphins swimming in the back. Rained for our trip till the very end and then the sunset peaked, so beautiful!! Very organized on paying and if you paid initially with a deposit either through resort or open table. Food was fair. Bring a sweater if you get chilly, second floor was a cold.
A photo of El Basque restaurant
4.9
4.9 (248)
$31 to $50
Basque
Bonita Springs
About the restaurant
From the Latiknow Hospitality Group who first opened Bodega Ole ( No longer affiliated ) We now bring you the cuisine from the Basque Region of Spain and France... El Basque!
Located Steps away from the Prado Cinebistro in the Prado Mall.
Address is 25245 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Bonita Springs Fl 34135
An intimate setting with local art adorning the walls, makes El Basque the perfect date and intimate setting for your next special event and celebration.

We offer Catering | Private Cheffing


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ChristineCvip
Dined 7 days ago
This is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Our food was delicious, wine was extremely good, and our service was excellent. Love coming to this intimate setting and will definitely be back.
A photo of The Grill - The Ritz-Carlton, Naples restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1685)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Naples
About the restaurant
Voted Diners Choice Best Naples Restaurant by Open Table Diners.

A popular venue for sophisticated dining, The Grill features award winning steaks, cocktails and impeccable service that sets the standard for a five star experience.

The Grill is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner that slips into the late hours with menu selections including dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, seasonal favorites and a collection of international award-winning wines.

Top review
Sashavip
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing dining experience as always! Our delicious food, handcrafted cocktails and dessert was outstanding. Entertainment was fun! Our service was excellent!
A photo of The Veranda-Ft Myers restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1750)
$50 and over
Southern
Fort Myers
About the restaurant
FOR PARTIES OF 12 GUESTS OR MORE PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS.

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm.

The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida.

Exceptional since 1978, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area.

Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!

Top review
RobertKvip
Dined 1 day ago
Our first time back in many years. Not sure why we waited so I long. Definitely worth the drive from North Naples. Mike is an excellent server, and makes a terrific tableside Caesar salad. Entrees all very good. We’ll be back.
A photo of Del Mar - Naples restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2641)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Naples
About the restaurant
Located steps from the Gulf on Fifth Avenue South, in the heart of downtown Naples, Del Mar is inspired by Mediterranean coastal cuisine, where our chefs use flavors from Greece, Southern Spain, Morocco, France, Italy & Turkey. Our made-from-scratch menu rotates seasonally & showcases a variety of seafood accompanied by bright produce, fresh cheeses, rich olive oil, & earthy spice blends. Shareable dips & spreads, flatbreads, and chilled shellfish are perfect for a light canapé. Our “from the hearth” section celebrates our wood-fired grill, featuring a showstopping Lamb Tagine – made for sharing.

Join us for HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm in our lounge to enjoy half-off Turkish Flatbreads, Dips & Spreads and specially priced signature cocktails, beers, & wines by the glass. WEEKEND BRUNCH is available Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3pm.

*Outdoor tables are available on a first come first serve basis & may not be reserved.

Top review
SierraB
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Great expiernece for our whole family! Ages 3-40!
A photo of The Club Room - Naples restaurant
4.8
4.8 (269)
$50 and over
Italian
Naples
About the restaurant
The Club Room enables us to build upon its ambiance and energy, and introduce some great new elements-All the Best of Italian style, impeccable cuisine and cocktails, and live music. The Club Room showcases a reclaimed barn wood ceiling, commissioned art, and a performance stage.

Introducing our Summer Supper Series by the ClubRoom at Campiello! Join us this summer for an exciting new culinary adventure as we embark on celebrating the many cuisines around the globe! Be sure to check out the Experiences tab on OpenTable or visit our website to get all the details!


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JanMvip
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
Our server Kelly was exceptional. The drinks were perfect and the salmon with Sicilian pesto was absolutely delicious. The bread service was the only thing that lacked interest. Rebecca Richardson is an amazingly talented performer, and the music was absolutely the perfect addition for a romantic evening or a quiet dinner!
A photo of Sails Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3702)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Naples
About the restaurant
Steps from Gulf Coast sunsets, Sails recalls the finest coastal flavors of France, Italy and Greece in each bite. Pairing the freshest food with exceptional five-star service amid beachy-chic décor, relaxed sophistication prevails at Sails, with a nod to the gracious manners of traditional fine dining, ever-so-slightly modernized. A display of whole fish delicacies from deep-azure seas are hand selected by each guest, then prepared to personalized perfection via wood-grilling or searing a la plancha. Sip craft cocktails or Sancerre while savoring just-shucked oysters at the sail-shaped hand-carved marble bar. Watch chefs in the open kitchen prepare tantalizing seafood towers. The menu encourages multitude courses in true European style starting with raw bar, crudo and tartares followed by luscious lobster or seared Kobé over just-picked organic produce. Elevated homemade pasta preludes composed seafood selections plus mouthwatering superior cuts of beef, redefining refined indulgence.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Dinner at Sails was phenomenal! The food was amazing, the service was meticulous and outstanding, and we had a very memorable evening because of it!
A photo of Continental Naples restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5390)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Naples
About the restaurant
The Continental, American Provisions and Craft Bar is Naples newest addition to Third Street South. The perfect blend of steak house and craft bar, The Continental adds ever more allure with a meticulously designed indoor and outdoor setting of New York Steakhouse meets 1920’s Parisian Bistro.
Explore our fare from land & sea while enjoying classic libations with a twist. Hand cut steaks using only the finest Prime, Wagyu and Piedmontese beef. We feature a 30 seat Craft Cocktail Bar and live entertainment during the winter months.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The server was attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! Quality spot as I’ve been here twice in the last 2 weeks
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