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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Ocala / Gainesville

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Ocala / Gainesville? 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 Mark's Prime Steakhouse and Seafood - Gainesville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1304)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gainesville
About the restaurant
We are operating in strict accordance with CDC, State of Florida and Alachua County regulations. We have limited seating in our dining room to ensure proper social distancing. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We are offering take out curb side service for those who would like to enjoy Mark's at home. Delivery is also available through 352Delivery.com. Our wine and beer selections are available for take out. As always, we thank you for your continued support.



-Mark's Prime Steakhouse Management Team



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Client dinner, Amazing food, amazing service will return!
A photo of Mildreds Big City Food restaurant
4.8
4.8 (621)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Gainesville
About the restaurant
We are North Central Florida's farm-to-table, local, sustainable foods restaurant. Operated by Bert and Tara Gill, Mildred's offers a seasonally changing menu highlighting what is available locally.

Offering quality and freshness with no shortcuts, our team prepares each dish from scratch.

We serve local produce and fresh Florida seafood every day. We also feature a full bar, an award winning wine list and homemade cakes and cheesecakes.

Mildred's is proud to say we serve Gainesville's best food! We are also in the Golden Spoon Hall of Fame for our dedication to great food and service year after year.

Reservations for lunch are not necessary.

Top review
Miltonian
Dined on May 11, 2024
Outstanding food!! I have come here 5 times in the last 8 months. My dinners have been exceedingly delicious. The three course meal at $46 is good value (though it has increased in price over that time) Because it is not too noisy it is a great place for dinner when you want to talk to your dinner companions. Highly recommend
A photo of Katya Vineyards restaurant
4.8
4.8 (733)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Ocala
About the restaurant
At Katya Vineyards we believe in the power of food to bring people together, create lasting memories, and celebrate the joy of shared moments. Every dish from Executive Chef Tony Deras is a labor of love and paired with our exquisite wine list and hand crafted cocktails.

Come experience the warmth of Katya Vineyards – where fine dining meets familial embrace.


Top review
wklcvip
Dined 2 days ago
Above all for this night, the service was excellent. My wife had the scallops and ravioli, and the ravioli was great, scallops were just a little undercooked for her liking. I had the stuffed lobster with the black ink linguine. The stuffed lobster was outstanding, but being my first experience with the black linguine, I know now that it doesn't suit my palate. Of course, the Oregon wine we chose was superb and the bread is always the "best in town". wklc
A photo of Mark's Prime Steak House - Ocala restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2627)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ocala
About the restaurant
Marks Prime Steakhouse has a goal to create a unique dining experience that will please the palate and soothe the soul. We serve the finest beef, freshest seafood, premium wines and naturally fresh vegetables. We hope to see you soon.
Top review
DalePete
Dined 2 days ago
Dining at Mark’s Prime is always an enjoyable and delectable experience.
A photo of La Cuisine French Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2084)
$31 to $50
French
Ocala
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine offers an authentic selection of bistro dishes drawn from the various regions of France.
Our award-winning menu focuses on unprocessed ingredients. We use local, grass-fed, antibiotic free meat and poultry when available.
Everything you taste at La Cuisine is homemade and well portioned as if you were invited to our grandmother's table.

Top review
Courtney
Dined 3 days ago
Kyle was fantastic and so attentive! He and the LC team made our celebration extra special. As always, the food and ambience was superb.
A photo of Sensei Asian Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (202)
$31 to $50
Asian
Gainesville
About the restaurant
Sensei Asian Bistro unites classic along with modern Asian elements in a sophisticated, contemporary setting.

Right across street from Regal Cinemas in Celebration Pointe!
Indoor and outdoor patio (covered) seating available.

Give us any detail you are comfortable with for your special occasion! (Names, # of yrs for anniversary, Birthday, etc.) We love to make your day personal and memorable.

Top review
CarlN
Dined on May 11, 2024
Our waiter was great he was patient and friendly, food was awesome!
A photo of Stirrups at World Equestrian Center restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1452)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ocala
About the restaurant
Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood and seasonal specialties are served in a refined dining room with elevated service. Stirrups offers an extensive wine cellar to complement your menu selections.
Top review
LisaCvip
Dined 3 days ago
First class restaurant! The restaurant itself is beautiful. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable and the food is fantastic. We had the table side Wagyu tartar and oysters to start. My husband had the Venison and lobster and I had the grilled romaine salad. All very good! They gave us a complimentary glass of champagne and a special dessert for our Anniversary too. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Prime & Pearl restaurant
4.5
4.5 (809)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Gainesville
About the restaurant
Prime & Pearl is a sublime, delightfully original chophouse in Gainesville, Florida that believes unexpected, flavorful pairings lead to something magical. From steaks, dry-aged for 35 days to uniquely crafted cocktails, dining at Prime & Pearl is an experience. One you won’t soon forget.

Our focus is on bringing things together—often unexpected things—to make something creative and authentic. We believe a sense of wonder is an integral part of every memorable dining experience in our space.

Enjoy a local, hand-selected 25-ounce Porterhouse ribeye perfectly dry-aged on-site. Taste an array of oysters from our own gulf waters up to the shores of New England and Canada. Choose a unique steak knife that reflects your personality. Quench your thirst for originality with a personalized Prime & Pearl Bourbon or Whiskey. Whatever you do, don’t eat ordinary.

Top review
GabinoC
Dined 3 days ago
Food was excellent and service superb. You get a lot so you pay a lot. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Gainesville.
A photo of Shula's Steak House - Gainesville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (584)
$50 and over
Steak
Gainesville
About the restaurant
The Shula's Story
Established in 1989, Shula's Steak House started with one goal in mind - to carry on the legacy of Coach Don Shula, one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. 30 years later, we've taken that goal and run with it. We're proud to offer the highest quality steaks, fresh-caught seafood, and tantalizing sides.

Inspired by Coach
Winners are a different breed. Winners work hard, winners value the small details, and winners never cut corners.
When Coach Don Shula opened the first Shula's Steak House in 1989, he took his winning formula to a whole new level. He wanted to provide the highest quality steaks in a warm, inviting setting. There's an ethos to excellence - it doesn't matter if you're coaching an undefeated football team, or grilling up a porterhouse - we make sure we live by it.

Top review
DennisMc
Dined on May 12, 2024
Drinks, wine, steaks were great. One of the apps we ordered was calamari, it was terrible and undercooked. We should gave sent it back but we just picked at it instead. Desserts were super also.
A photo of Amelia's Italian Cuisine restaurant
3.9
3.9 (1405)
$31 to $50
Italian
Gainesville
About the restaurant
Gainesville's Finest Italian Cuisine for over 30 years! Located downtown in the Sun Center (Behind the Hippodrome). Amelia's brings you back to its Northern Italian cuisine roots with top quality food, service, and ambiance.


Top review
DonV
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and large portions enjoyed our dinner
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