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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in St. Petersburg

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in St. Petersburg? 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 The Saint restaurant
4.8
4.8 (439)
$50 and over
Speakeasy
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
VALID ID IS REQUIRED (no photos or foreign Drivers License/ID - Passport ONLY). WE ALWAYS ACCEPT WALK-IN PARTIES AND ONLY RESERVE A PORTION OF OUR SPEAKEASY FOR RESERVATIONS. ALL RESERVATIONS ARE BOOKED FOR 1 HR 15 MIN. IF THERE ARE MORE RESERVATIONS TO BE SEATED, YOUR TABLE WILL BE ASKED TO FINISH UP FOR THE NEXT GROUP OF SINNERS. BE SURE TO KNOW THE "SIN TO GET IN."

Lurking behind a discrete, unassuming entryway on a side street in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida awaits an award winning unrivaled cocktail experience. The Saint invites you in to confess life’s darkest sins, enjoy fine cocktails, tantalizing small bites, decadent desserts and even finer company in one of the sexiest upscale interiors you have ever seen. Join us for Holy Happy Hour (5-7pm) and get 50% off all cocktails 6 days a week!

Top review
Jeff
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Exactly as advertised. Drinks, food, all spot on. Service was awesome. Ambiance was incredible, over the top. Fantastic visit. Will be back when in St Pete.
A photo of The Urban Stillhouse - St. Petersburg restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2591)
$50 and over
American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
The Urban Stillhouse by Horse Soldier Bourbon is a unique entertainment space featuring American cuisine centered around a wood-fired grill, innovative craft cocktails, and bourbon education.

This 16,000 sq. ft restaurant bar and event space is influenced by the Horse Soldier Bourbon team’s historic background and favorite destinations including Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Canada, Scotland, and more.

The leather sofas, wood-burning fireplaces, copper stills, and vast bourbon “library” will transport you.

Dress Code:
The official dress code for The Urban Stillhouse is “smart casual”. Gym clothes, beach attire including flip flops, clothing with holes, non-dressy tank tops and ball caps are not appropriate for the elevated experience our patrons have come to expect from us.

Top review
Rcj1vip
Dined 4 days ago
Had the summer series chefs table. Absolutely phenomenal dinner and drink pairing. Chef explained each dish , component make up and why was this chosen. Quite a value!
A photo of In Between Days restaurant
4.9
4.9 (85)
$31 to $50
French / Japanese
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Featured in Food & Wine Magazine, The Wine Enthusiast, and Tampa Bay Times, In Between Days is Florida's first craft sake house and Tokyo-style listening bar. Our sake list is one of the most diverse on the East Coast and is curated by our in-house sake sommelier Noah Sain. Inspired by the underground listening bars of Tokyo, our little house is warmed by intimate lighting and analog sounds sent through a pair of Klipsch Cornwalls. Oil lanterns cascade amber light while sake is poured into eager glasses. We play full sides. Our sake is chilled. Our oysters are served in the classic French style. It’s not Tokyo, but it’s close.

With an ever-rotating menu of sake, sake cocktails, and tasty plates, In Between Days offers a truly unique experience in the Tampa Bay area. Just off the hustle of Central Ave.

Please feel free to text us!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 1, 2024
A wonderful experience trying some delicious food and sake. A very small menu, but we tried everything and we were not disappointed!
A photo of Allelo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (215)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
We are Allelo.

Our name comes from the word allelomimesis which is the phenomenon of a group, such as birds, coming together to form a flock.The idea of gathering is echoed throughout our menu where items are meant for sharing with friends.

Our dining room here at Allelo is very intimate with the majority of our tables being smaller than five guests. Please note that if your party is larger than 6 people, you will most likely be outside.
All outside tables have heaters and blankets available, but please dress warmly as nighttime temperatures can change suddenly.

$25 corkage per 750ml. We have a three bottle limit per table. We do have an extensive wine list with over 500 bottles of wine to choose from. Also, our in-house sommelier would love to make a recommendation for your table.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had small plates including the beef tartare which was out of this world, the octopus which was amazing, and the crushed potatoes which were delicious. We were lucky that duck confit was the special and was great. We shared 6 plates between 3 adults and it was perfect. Go here!
A photo of Sol - St. Pete restaurant
4.8
4.8 (579)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Sōl (soul) St. Pete is a renowned restaurant that offers a unique upscale casual, gluten-free dining experience in the Art's District of St. Pete, Florida. Founded and operated by a close-knit family, Sōl prides itself on serving farm-to-table dishes made from locally sourced organic, wild-caught, grass-fed/finished ingredients free from common allergens and seed oils. The restaurant's commitment to slow dining allows guests to savor and enjoy the quality of their meals. A cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere, Sōl exudes warmth and hospitality, making it the perfect spot for both intimate dinners and celebratory gatherings. The menu features a diverse selection of seasonal dishes, innovative wine-based cocktails, and a biodynamic wine list curated to complement culinary offerings. From the friendly service to the food presentation, Sōl stands out as a must-visit destination for those seeking a memorable dining experience in an inviting setting. The last Seating is 8:45 pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Really enjoyed the food and experience at the restaurant. The lasagna was the best choice and flavorful!
A photo of Teak - St Pete Pier restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3509)
$30 and under
American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Welcome to Teak!
An elevated casual dining experience that is located on the 4th floor of the Pier Head Building on the new St. Petersburg Pier.
Join us for coastal inspired cuisine, craft cocktails, and 180° views of the St. Petersburg skyline & Tampa Bay.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and drink. We loved the view - a spectacular sunset! Nice ambience, good service. The whole evening was better than we were expecting. Would definitely go back!
A photo of The Library restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3356)
$31 to $50
American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
At The Library, the familiar aroma of coffee, the promise of a delicious meal, and the anticipation of friendly buzz will offer a reprieve from the daily chaos. It is where the community as a whole comes to refill their cup, both proverbially and, often, quite literally. You will find dining options both inside and outside, as well as at the bar. For walk-up service, our pastry counter offers coffee, tea and pastries throughout the day. We look forward to serving the community, visitors, and hospital staff alike.

For all other reservation request for parties between seven and twelve please call us at 727.269.9969. If it's after hours, please email us info@thelibrarystpete.com

For all inquiries for parties greater than thirteen please visit our events website. The link is attached below.

https://thelibrarystpete.com/pages/private-events

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Chefs options were so good we always love trying a new app and desert which the Library did not disappoint that’s for sure. So good!!!
A photo of Bacchus Wine Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (871)
$30 and under
French
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Bacchus Wine Bistro is an oasis of Old World charm nestled within St. Pete’s expanding modernity. Our menu offers classic dishes like Escargot in the shell and French Onion Soup alongside contemporary options such as Tuna carpaccio and Steak Au Poivre. The wine library, watched over by the famed Vitale Bros’ Bacchus mural, boasts nearly 100 selections from France, Italy, Spain, the US, and other notable countries.
Top review
KamilaG
Dined 3 days ago
This place is amazing! I highly recommend! They built a charcuterie for us and everything it was delicious!
A photo of Da Sesto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (372)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pinellas Park
About the restaurant
Da Sesto Italiano in Pinellas Park, Florida features authentic Italian cuisine that has received very favorable reviews on social media. The restaurant is renowned for its pasta dishes, which you might enjoy after creating your own antipasto platter from a number of items on offer. House specialties at Da Sesto Italiano include lobster Lorenzo and pollo alla Sesto con penne. The pappardelle amore mio alla norcina also comes highly recommended.

Thin crust pizzas are available at Da Sesto Italiano, too. Pair your meal with something from the wine list and finish off with a hot cappuccino or espresso, and you have the ultimate Italian meal.

Top review
KayeC
Dined 3 days ago
It will continue as my very favorite place to dine. Glad they are keeping the music. Adds to the ambiance!
A photo of Parkshore Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3381)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Indoor and Outdoor dining along Beach Drive and overlooking the Vinoy Yacht Basin and beautiful Banyan trees at North Straub Park. Serving Lunch, Dinner and a Weekend Brunch. Chef Tyson Grant proudly serves All-Natural beef, pork and chicken, Gulf fish and organic produce. Accolades include the coveted Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award, the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, OpenTable's Top 100 Best Alfresco Restaurants in America and Diner's Choice Awards, Best Chef in Tampa Bay and Best Sidewalk Dining.
Top review
TJ22
Dined 2 days ago
Food & service were outstanding. Some other patrons were very loud making it difficult to have our own conversation.
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