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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Clearwater

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Clearwater? 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 Sushi Spot Hibachi restaurant
5.0
5 (148)
$31 to $50
Hibachi
Clearwater
About the restaurant
;Welcome to Sushi Spot Hibachi Largo, FL since 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your home to great sushi place. We serve only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Here at Sushi Spot Hibachi you will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. You could view our menu and online order ahead - no hassle.

Sushi Spot Hibachi
Top review
StephanieWvip
Dined 7 days ago
FANTASTIC!!! Favorite food spot, the hibachi is the best in Pinellas County, the staff is amazing and super friendly ❤️
A photo of Cafe Largo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (71)
$30 and under
French
Largo
About the restaurant
Meet Chef Linus & Yvonne, the new owners of Café Largo! The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday, serving the finest European cuisine. We've been overwhelmed with the warm embrace of the community, we recommend a reservation so we can have a special table waiting just for you!

Established in 1986 and located in the Tampa/St Petersburg area near the beautiful Belleair Bluff’s neighborhood, Café Largo is nested at the end of a quiet courtyard in the Galleria Plaza. You will be greeted by the Chef's lovely wife, Yvonne Rickenbach, into our intimate dining room that creates a perfect atmosphere for a romantic night on the town, a quiet evening with friends, or even an elegant family celebration.
Chef Linus Rickenbach specializes in a revival of classic French cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, everything we serve – from breads and soups through entrees and desserts - is prepared locally in our kitchen. Café Largo is truly a fine dining restaurant.
Top review
Jerry
Dined on May 11, 2024
Amazing food prepared creatively by Chef Linus. We loved the Sea Bass served over a pesto risotto. He truly cared about our experience as he came out several times during our dinner service to see how we were enjoying our meal. Yvonne, who hosts the front of the house, was charming and made us feel very much at home. Together, they both have us looking forward to our next visit in the near future.
A photo of Sallie's Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (50)
$50 and over
Bistro
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Located in an easily accessible plaza with ample parking space, our Belgian restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners to relax and enjoy their meals. Discover the rich flavors of Belgian dishes, a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds. From indulgent classics like moules frites (mussels and fries) to hearty stews like carbonnade flamande (beef and beer stew), Belgian cuisine is a celebration of comforting flavors and rustic traditions. Don't miss out on the Belgian dark chocolate mousse topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with decadent chocolate sauce. Beyond the exceptional food, the restaurant also boasts an impressive selection of fine wines and a broad selection of Belgian beers, curated to perfectly complement the menu. Whether celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a romantic dinner, or simply indulging in a night out, this restaurant is dedicated to providing an extraordinary dining experience that leaves a lasting impression.
Top review
DebbieKvip
Dined 3 days ago
The escargot appetizer was tender and plentiful to share. The service was friendly and the menu is full of authentic western European dishes.
A photo of The Black Pearl restaurant
4.9
4.9 (486)
$50 and over
French American
Dunedin
About the restaurant
The Black Pearl restaurant serves a modern American and French cuisine. All meals at the restaurant are prepared by the chef duo Christopher Artrip (Exceutive Chef) and Ian Got (Sous Chef). The restaurant serves a farm-to-table menu with food made from fresh locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers a cozy romantic ambience with chic, up class interiors.

Top review
Cindyvip
Dined 4 days ago
Best service! A full dining experience. Food was wonderful and ambience was great.
A photo of Joseph's Tea Room Clearwater restaurant
4.8
4.8 (93)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Safety Harbor
About the restaurant
Joseph’s Tea Room Clearwater is a family-owned business specializing on it's own high-quality tea blends and wonderful Afternoon Tea Experiences! Our Tea Room is designed to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for hosting afternoon tea parties, bridal showers, baby showers, holiday parties, corporate events, weddings and more. From the comfortable seating to the beautiful decor, every detail has been carefully chosen to ensure that your guests feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the event. Plus, our Tea Room can accommodate up to 90 people, so you can invite all your friends and family without worrying about space constraints.

At Joseph's Tea Room, we are committed to providing the best possible tea party experience for our guests. From our customizable menu options to our elegant and cozy atmosphere, we have everything you need to host a tea party that your guests will remember. Awarded Best Tea Room in Tampa Bay Times 2 Years! Awarded Most Eclectic
Top review
ElizabethC
Dined 4 days ago
Food was delicious. Generous portions and friendly attentive service. A gem in Clearwater.
A photo of Massimo's Eclectic Fine Dining restaurant
4.9
4.9 (989)
$31 to $50
Italian
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant


Join Chef Massimo for an artful blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisines paired with an award winning wine list and full bar.
Appetizers range from Hudson Valley Grade-A Foie Gras, Pistachio coated Pan Seared Duck and Brie to Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and rice flour battered calamari. A rich, creamy lobster bisque is a favorite among customers.
Other specialties include Veal Cognac in a creamy truffle sauce, veal chop, sweetbreads, risotto and Chilean Sea Bass.
Last, but not least, are the homemade delectable desserts.
Complementing his efforts in the kitchen is the gracious, knowledgeable and efficient staff.
Tables at the casually elegant restaurant are dressed with crisp table linens, and candles. Cascading fountains decorate the walls.
Top review
JimP
Dined 3 days ago
Everything was terrific. Food was high quality. The chef walked around at one point to make sure everyone was happy. Wine is a little over priced, but they have a nice selection. Server was friendly and attentive.
A photo of Casa Ludovico - Palm Harbor, FL restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2205)
$31 to $50
Italian
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant
Papa Ludovico's Tradition In Italy, Papa Ludovico’s door was always open and everyone was welcome. The tantalizing aroma of fine Italian foods cooking on the stove would draw in friends, friends of friends, and sometimes even strangers... but after sharing a bottle of wine together, strangers became friends. Now, Casa Ludovico is proud to share Papa’s traditions in Palm Harbor, Florida. Everyone is welcome to enjoy fine Italian food and wine with both old and new friends. Buon Appetito!
Top review
LynneRvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent overall. Looking forward to going back.
A photo of The Deep End restaurant
4.5
4.5 (154)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Located on the 11th floor rooftop of the JW Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, The Deep End offers endless Gulf views in a casual, poolside atmosphere and a cuisine inspired by the flavors of fresh Peruvian ingredients shaped by traditional Japanese techniques.

Follow us on Instagram @TheDeepEndClearwaterBeach
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was excellent! Chef came out to check with us which was great! Food was costly but delicious and the view was amazing. One recommendation would be to bring more greenery into the dining area. It looked more like a cafeteria than a fine dining establishment. Some nice plants around the poles, walls and bar area would make it look more upscale.
A photo of Kitchen & Bar at Safety Harbor restaurant
4.8
4.8 (942)
$30 and under
American
Safety Harbor
About the restaurant
The Kitchen (formerly Green Springs Bistro) is now open and taking this beloved Safety Harbor dining tradition to the next level on every front. Whether raising a glass among family and friends, enjoying a romantic date night or indulging in exceptional steaks, fresh Gulf seafood or Southern comfort food with a modern twist, you’ll find that time spent here is more delicious than ever.

New owners Rob Doyle and Mary Grasso along with Executive Chef Josh Needham are keeping some of the old menu favorites while introducing an eclectic mix of New American dishes served tapas-style. Our newest editions include a full liquor bar and adding even more charm to this historic bungalow setting: an outdoor pavilion where you can dine under the twinkling oak trees and stars.

Top review
New2DC
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Friendly staff, very welcoming and great service by Scott our waiter. Pre-show dinner before a concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Filet dinner was awesome, Pappardelle pasta dish was unique, fresh and delicious, caprese salad was enormous, could easily share with 2-4 people, crab cake app generous portion, a little more fried than my liking, and shrimp entree also good. Desserts to share were also enjoyed. Very nice ambiance and good food.
A photo of Mystic Fish restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7954)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant
The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill and Bar has been rated among Tampa Bay Top 30 Restaurants since opening in 2001. Offering affordable, casual, Florida dining at its best. Mystic fish serves some of the freshest and most creative seafood dishes as well as bison, duck, beef and nightly specials. You may choose your favorite wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. A grand selection of homemade desserts along with espresso and cappuccino will be a delightful way to finishing off your dining experience. A stylish decor of film sculptures abalone shells and custom fish tanks is the backdrop for a special relaxing evening. Located one mile East of US 19, just five minutes from Salamander Innsbrook Golf Resort. When down at the beach please visit our sister restaurants, Guppys and E&E Stakeout Grill.
Top review
Fengvip
Dined 5 days ago
Mystic Fish is our go-to restaurant for several reasons: - Courteous staff - Great food served artistically - Lots of meal options and price ranges - Great ambience - Personal, authentic and knowledgeable servers We are grateful that we live minutes away!
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