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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in St. Petersburg

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 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
Joeyfatfingersvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
A small Eclectic Japanese restaurant with an excellent Vibe! The Udon noodles dish and the Gyoza were my favorites. The bartender crafted some saki old fashions. Delicious!! We will be going back THANK YOU!
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4.8
4.8 (2582)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Inspired beyond simply exquisite steaks. From appetizer to dessert, only the freshest ingredients and culinary expertise go into the variety of items we feature. When you’re a perennial Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” winner 9 years running. With more than 1000 labels, every wine lover will find a bottle to adore – whether it’s a Grace Family Estate, a Ghost Horse, or a 1982 Château Lafite-Rothschild. – Not that we’re name-dropping.
Top review
Reneeluigivip
Dined 2 days ago
Another fantastic meal at our favorite steakhouse! Brian always takes such great care of us and knows what we like. Food is always spot on.❤️ 
A photo of Sol - St. Pete restaurant
4.8
4.8 (580)
$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 2 days ago
So happy I finally went to Sol. It was so delicious and I love the concept. The staff and owner were really great. Cannot wait to go back.
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4.8
4.8 (442)
$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
Winedebvip
Dined 2 days ago
The decor is sure to give you a different experience from the normal cocktail lounge. Creative drinks and nice staff. We went for a ladies happy hour and despite being the oldest ( we are in our 70s group there we had a nice time ! The vocalist was great . Lots of fun and happy hour is 1/2 price on all drinks! Only complaint is difficult parking they have none so Uber or be prepared to circle around to find parking
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4.7
4.7 (741)
$31 to $50
Italian
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
When the owners of Taverna Costale originally moved their families to Florida, they did so to create a revolution in hospitality. Their blueprint for success can be summed up in two simple words: People first.

It is a commitment to those they work alongside, by creating welcoming, supportive environments in which to grow. It is a passion to deliver warm, welcoming experiences for their guests. It is the desire to make positive changes within their neighborhood through community outreach.

For this reason, the owners cultivated a relationship with acclaimed chef Fabio Viviani, who brings unmatched culinary inspiration to the table. The synergy between the two group elevated the spotlight on people, culture, and quality - making Taverna Costale unique to what St. Pete has to offer.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
We recently moved from NYC and so have been very critical of the food scene in St Pete (can't help it!) but have been trying different places. Taverna Costale has been the best dining experience we've had! The food was very good (meatballs, pork shank, pasta, strawberry cake) and the cocktails were delicious. The staff was so welcoming and so very nice to our 2-year old daughter (who, by the way, was also a big fan of the meatballs and strawberry cake). We will definitely be back - there were several other dishes on the menu we want to try.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Saint Petersburg restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1882)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana by Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two who wanted a better life for herself and her two sons. She purchased "Chris" steakhouse in New Orleans which had been operated for 38 years prior. She changed the name to Ruth's Chris when a fire forced her to move from the original location. Today, there are 142 Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants across the globe.

Top review
JimE
Dined 3 days ago
We attended the Caymus Wine Dinner. Food, wine and service were all very good!
A photo of Castile Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1544)
$31 to $50
American
St. Pete Beach
About the restaurant
Located inside The Hotel Zamora, Castile Restaurant incorporates local Florida ingredients with Mediterranean inspired cooking methods. Offering indoor & outdoor seating on our expansive terrace with views of the Intra coastal waterway, our culinary team serves American Cuisine showcasing seasonal local ingredients. Serving Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5-10pm. Sunday Brunch 11:30-2:30 pm. Castile Lounge 11am-11pm. Daily. For parties of 15 or more, we do offer an elegant private dining room and outdoor veranda & patio for seating up to 30 people for private events. Inquire @ info@thehotelzamora.com

Also located in The Hotel Zamora, the 360 Rooftop Bar offers drinks & lounge seating. We are a 1st come, 1st serve venue that does not take reservations. Located on the 5th floor, this location features Gulfside & Bayside views of golden sunsets on the Gulf & the Intracoastal cityscape on the Bay. The 360 Rooftop is weather/event permitting. Open Daily @ 4p.m.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Wait staff…top notch. Recommend sitting outside. Go up to 360 and enjoy the view after dinner.
A photo of Cane and Barrel restaurant
4.3
4.3 (182)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
We're raising the bar - literally......
The essence of the terrace bar at St. Petersburg’s AC Hotel is derived from the flora and fauna of Florida, infused with the lushness of a Caribbean courtyard, and inspired by Cuban heritage. The signature spirit, rum, is the key narrative – exploring its journey from the cane to the barrel. The interiors reflect the vibrant culture of Havana nights with an old world charm.

Top review
LaurieHvip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Unfortunately, our visit was affected by bad weather such that we were not able to enjoy the outside “rooftop” area. The menu is solid. Cocktail menu is good. Staff was excellent. Overall, it was a pleasant (pretty typical) experience.
A photo of Spinners Rooftop Grille restaurant
4.2
4.2 (6716)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
St. Pete Beach
About the restaurant
Spinners Rooftop Grille is intimate dining and sophisticated indulgence at its best. Experience the panoramic view as the restaurant slowly revolves 360 degrees.

*Due to the movement of the restaurant floor, and the desired intimacy of the restaurant, we cannot accommodate any parties larger than 8*

Located in the Bellwether Hotel, the seafood-inspired concept mimics the beach vibes of its surroundings. Located on the 12th floor of the hotel, every table has a view!! A draw to both resort guests and locals alike, Spinners will build upon its reputation through elevated cuisine at the top of one of St. Pete’s most iconic buildings.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Enjoyed dinner there. We would go again. Recommend for special date nights.
A photo of Birch & Vine at The Birchwood restaurant
4.0
4 (2507)
$31 to $50
Global, International
St. Petersburg
About the restaurant
Birch & Vine is an innovative restaurant within the hip boutique hotel known as The Birchwood. Birch & Vine takes a seasonal approach to crafting its Globally Inspired cuisine. As the seasons change and the bounty of the land and sea evolves, so do the menus at Birch & Vine. Located on famous Beach Drive in the Downtown St. Petersburg district, the restaurant sits across the street from North Straub Park, the Vinoy Marina, and the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay.

Please note, online reservations are available for Birch and Vine, we do not accept online reservations for the Canopy, reservations for The Canopy may be available through the restaurant directly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great Brunch spot! Never disappointed!!! Delicious food, lovely atmosphere!
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