Calling all lovebirds: there is no better place to spend your Valentine’s Day than in Naples, Florida. The city is known for its world-class culture and sophisticated dining, and it never disappoints. Romance is most definitely in the air at these gorgeous dining establishments perched over oceanside views. Whether you spend this special evening enjoying a meal at a beachfront resort, or a vibrant bayside bar, it’ll be one to remember.
Looking to wow your loved one? It is all seafood-lovers’ delight over at Bay House Restaurant. The fresh fare and waterside views are unparalleled and über romantic. Sit out on the peaceful patio to fully take in the Cocohatchee Bay. Before you sit down for an intimate dinner (where boats and coastal-inspired decor hang from above), start with a drink at Tierney’s Bar, where you can get warm and feel sparks with your partner by the fireplace, and enjoy all the dark natural wood. The restaurant has topped food roundups for its Southern and bistro-style seafood dishes, as well as its steak and chicken. There is also live music to put a beautiful touch on the night.
Location: 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, FL 34110
The Grill at The Ritz Carlton prides itself on redefining steakhouse elegance. With a combination of sophisticated ambiance, top-of-the-line service, and award-winning cuisine, it’s clear that this is a restaurant that’s committed to offering a five-star experience in every way. The Grill doesn’t have just one impressive menu, either—it has several from which to choose. Whether you’re a traditionalist who wants to enjoy a dry-aged ribeye or filet mignon, a seafood fan who’s craving Skuna Bay salmon or scallops, or a vegetarian that prefers a cauliflower steak or mushroom polenta cake, you’ll find something to satisfy your craving. The Grill also has a large selection of gluten-free dishes and delectable soufflés, cobblers, and cheese for dessert. Want to turn your meal into an entire staycation? Book a room at The Ritz Carlton and enjoy its relaxing spa, tranquil botanical garden, nearby golf course, and more.
Location: 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108
D’Amico’s The Continental aims to offer the perfect blend of steakhouse and craft bar, and considering its comprehensive list of beer, cocktails, wine, and hand-cut steaks, it’s clear they’re succeeding in this mission. Both the indoor and outdoor seating offer a lovely ambiance reminiscence of both classic New York steakhouses and 1920s Parisian bistros. Enjoy high-quality Prime, Wagyu, or Piedmontese beef or choose between several dozen fresh seafood options. Make sure to save room for dessert, as the selection of soft-serve sundaes and after-dinner drinks are not to be missed. The restaurant also provides live music every night of the week, making the experience even more special.
Location: 1205 Third Street, Naples, FL 34102
If you’re looking to escape into what feels like a different place and time, BHA! BHA! Persian Bistro is the pick for you. Down at the popular Fifth Avenue South location, every one of your senses will be awakened at this gorgeous Persian restaurant. Atmosphere is everything here.
Culture is alive as soon as you walk through the door and see the beautiful silks and decor, and continues throughout your meal with indulgent regional flavors accompanied by worldly beats playing gently. All of the ingredients are fresh, and the smell of the spices will have your mouth watering before you even sit down to eat.
Location: 865 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
If you are the kind of person who leaves room for dessert, head to Chez Boet. You’ll find heavenly dishes that are as delectable as can be, from chocolate fondue to napoleon with fresh berries and housemade chantilly. The savory attractions are just as good, from the mussels doused in exquisite light wine broth to tagine, which is slow-roasted with couscous. The European cuisine ranges from French home-cooking to North African plates. You’ll find the fanciest of courses, from fresh seafood to filling lamb and hearty pâtés. They even have a “well-behaved” menu for kids (if you plan on bringing them along) that has quality meals fit for a young king or queen. Don’t pass on the bread; it’s the perfect amount of crusty and warm. Another item not to overlook? The french fries. They’re hand-cut!
Location: 755 12th Ave. S. Naples, FL 34102
If setting alone is the most important thing for your Valentine’s Day dinner, then your choice is a no-brainer. Baleen is the place for you. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a peaceful, yet spectacular, evening with their loved one next to Gulf of Mexico views and white sand? And by next to the beach, we mean on the beach. Taking waterside dining to the next level, you can dig your toes in the sand with tables right on the beach next to tiki lamps and bonfires. While you can’t beat the experience, we promise the food is just as great. Our favorites are the truffled lobster risotto or lamb chops with cherry-apricot gastrique. Bon appétit has never sounded and looked better.
Location: 9891 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34108
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