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A Guide to the Best Date Spots in Tampa

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by OpenTable x Bumble
Updated October 25, 2021

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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4.3
4.3 (2076)
$30 and under
Italian
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Salute offers five distinct areas for dining: Al Fresco, a casual Bar, Lounge, Wine Room, and Main Dining Room.

We also have a full Bar, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks to accompany your meal. Additionally, Salute imports Olive Oil and Wine from its own vineyards in Tuscany; which adds to the depth and authenticity of your dining experience.

The menu at Salute is varied and extensive, offering Bruschetta, Appetizers, Imported Italian Cheeses, Cured Meats, Salads, Pasta, and many other delicious entree choices.

With our nightly specials everyone is sure to find something to suit their taste.

While you are dining, don't forget to take a look at our menu of homemade desserts for something to finish out your experience.

Top review
PaulAvip
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent service by Rashida, great food and great ambiance. The musician was amazing as well.
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4.3
4.3 (1392)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Anna Maria Island

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About the restaurant
Bridge Street Bistro is a 2nd and 3rd floor space above the Island Time Bar & Grill at the corner of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive. We feature stunning views of the Gulf from our beautiful bay windows and outdoor deck on our 3rd floor. Our ambiance is inspired by the dinner houses of the "Rat Pack" era and you will find music to match on the speakers from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Enjoy the delicious fresh seafood and hand cut steaks from Chef David Thompson's team in our Kitchen. We have an extensive wine list and craft cocktails to pare with the experience. Jennifer Mallard's service team will ensure you have an unforgettable experience.
Elevator service is available and there is parking in the resort designated for our guests, please see a parking attendant.
Come experience Bridge Street Bistro one the highest rated restaurants on the island and winning TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award for 6 years running!




Top review
StephanieB
Dined 2 days ago
A very welcoming place-lots of nice seafood choices. Beautiful views, cozy ambiance and very pleasant staff. Our lovely blond server was professional and fun to chat with! Great sunset, great dining experience-thank you!
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4.8
4.8 (697)
$30 and under
Contemporary French
Venice

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About the restaurant
Cafe Longet features Chef Steve Longet's contemporary French fusion cuisine. Each dish is made to order, house made breads and buns are baked each morning. Scratch soup and stocks cooked fresh each day.

Cafe Longet offers both a beer and wine menu.

Top review
villefoodievip
Dined on Mar 29, 2022
This is (was) the best restaurant in Venice. We are so sad to see them close, but glad to have had one last, delicious meal there.
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4.8
4.8 (3193)
$30 and under
Sicilian
Ybor City

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About the restaurant
Benvenuti! Casa Santo Stefano is a new Sicilian restaurant from the Gonzmart family, owners of the Columbia Restaurant Group. The lunch and dinner menus feature maccheroni (pasta), steaks, seafood, scacciata, salads, soups, desserts and hundreds of Sicilian wines. Curbside takeout is available by calling the main phone number. The rooftop Santo's Drinkeria also is open.

Housed in a beautifully re-imagined former 1925 Ybor City macaroni factory, the restaurant is a look back to Sunday suppers, simpler times and shared stories.

Dress code: Casa Santo Stefano often is visited for celebrations and special occasion meals, so it is common for our guests to sport formal wear in the dining room. We welcome everyone, but politely ask that men wear sleeves at Casa Santo Stefano.

Top review
chris
Dined 2 days ago
We got to the restaurant a little early for our reservation & our other guests had not arrived yet so we headed to the bar. The bartender was excellent, she recommended 2 different wines, one red one white, they were excellent! The food was delicious but our waiter seemed a bit distracted. Took too long to bring our drink order & just wasn’t as attentive as we have been accustomed to in the past
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4.7
4.7 (2357)
$30 and under
Italian
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Cassariano – the perfect expression of passion and culinary art in the form of “Contemporary Italian Cuisine”.

The restaurant’s name is a combination of both partners last names; Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano, both born and raised in Northern Italy. After years working together in the restaurant business both Luca & Antonio made the decision to venture out on their own and open Cassariano Italian Eatery.

Driven by their strong passion for food and a deep love for their profession, these partners prepare authentic contemporary Italian cuisine while cultivating a casual, relaxed atmosphere for their patrons.

Cassariano is the perfect blend of Bistro flavors and fine cuisine. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

Top review
Gio8vip
Dined 5 days ago
A super evening with friends and the service by Leonardo was excellent as usual. Chef/owner Antonio and his family are always attentive and makes us feel at home. Thanks again Gio
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4.6
4.6 (2020)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Clearwater

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About the restaurant
Clear Sky's newest dining experience is a Global Bistro located in Clearwater's historical Cleveland Street District and features cuisine from around the globe! Clear Sky's newest dining experience is a Global Bistro located in Clearwater's historical Cleveland Street District and features cuisine from around the globe!
Top review
BLOVESFOOD
Dined 2 days ago
Run to this restaurant! Reasonably priced lunch menu, creative evening menu made for one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had in a long time! Too 4 best restaurants in the West Tampa Bay Area!
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4.8
4.8 (8535)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Longboat Key

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About the restaurant
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a “polished casual” restaurant over looking Sarasota Bay. We are located at the south end of Longboat Key behind the gas station. We are north of St. Armand’s Circle, and minutes from downtown Sarasota. Best known for Local Fresh Grouper and Red Snapper. Enjoy the second story dining area with a panaramic view of the bay, or enjoy dining outdoors on our dockside patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food, quality is always on point. We will definitely go back.
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4.7
4.7 (1846)
$31 to $50
Steak
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
We encapsulate the best and most unique elements of world class dining. We feature pasture raised, hand-cut steaks grilled or seared to perfection, delicate, local seafood, house made pasta dishes with elegant hand crafted sauces and more.
Top review
Rosie
Dined 2 days ago
Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Cool atmosphere. John was very attentive.
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4.3
4.3 (2874)
$30 and under
American
Bradenton

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About the restaurant
Welcome to GROVE, the ultimate destination for a truly exceptional dining experience that embodies heart, balance, and spirit. Our Contemporary American cuisine showcases a personal and authentic approach to cooking that is sure to impress!

Our menu is as diverse as it is delicious, featuring an array of handcrafted dishes made with only the freshest, seasonal ingredients that highlight our commitment to imaginative flavor combinations. Savor our house-made specialties, such as the succulent Pork Osso Bucco, the refreshing Seared Ahi Tuna Nachos, and the delectable Stuffed Lobster, all expertly crafted with a cross-cultural twist that creates a symphony of flavors.

We are passionate about blending traditional cooking methods with innovative recipes, resulting in an elevated yet approachable menu that caters to even the most discerning of palates. Join us for a memorable dining experience that is sure to delight your senses.

Top review
Njsgas11
Dined 3 days ago
We always have had great service and food at Grove!
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4.6
4.6 (2269)
$30 and under
American
Tampa

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About the restaurant
Haven features Executive Chef Chad Johnson We are a modern cuisine served in a stylish, relaxed, and casual atmosphere. Haven offers guests the ability to taste different flavors and textures created in a crafted, cultured and cellared atmosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
Everything was phenomenal and will go back. Best meal and experience I’ve ever had!
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4.7
4.7 (2383)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is an award-winning prime steakhouse specializing in aged USDA prime steaks. Located in the heart of Sarasota’s pedestrian friendly downtown, Hyde Park is just minutes from Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and St. Armand’s Circle and 5 minutes from the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. The restaurant offers a chef-inspired menu featuring variations of its legendary aged prime steaks, daily chef’s fresh fish features and great seafood. Award-winning menus, the extensive wine list and impeccable service are why Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is Sarasota’s favorite fine dining restaurant and top pick for intimate dinners, special occasions, family gatherings, business dinners, corporate events and small receptions. Private dining rooms available. Complimentary valet parking (with validation).
Top review
PaulB
Dined 2 days ago
The food and service were excellent, the manager stopped by to see how everything was. However, we didn't appreciate the upsell on items. For example, my wife ordered a glass of wine that she was familiar with and the waiter suggested she try a different wine that was twice as expensive ($12 versus $24). Then there was a sauce suggestion for the fish, which we found out was $15 sauce with crab.
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4.7
4.7 (1136)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dade City

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About the restaurant
Located in historic downtown Dade City, Kafé Kokopelli offers exceptional food in an extraordinary atmosphere. A favorite of locals and visitors alike Kafé Kokopelli strives to create a dining experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Known for his creative modern american cuisine, award winning Chef/Owner Steven Queen Jr. promotes local food and farm to fork concepts at Kafé Kokopelli while changing the menu seasonally.

Please visit our website for the most up to date information on events and entertainment. We look forward to serving you soon!

Top review
JohnE
Dined 5 days ago
Very good selection for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners.
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4.4
4.4 (2955)
$30 and under
Teppanyaki
Brandon

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About the restaurant
Kobé is known for offering its guests a unique Teppanyaki dining experience and doing so with its very own blend of fun and flare at its 12 Central Florida locations. We provide a unique dining experience that offers an exciting and vibrant environment for guests to gather and celebrate over delicious food and drinks.

Due to our unique communal seating arrangement at our teppanyaki table, please expect a short wait time with your reservation upon checking in with your complete party. We offer limited online booking availability, with communal seating, for large parties 11-20. For large parties requesting a booking outside of online availability, parties 20+, and parties requesting private tables please contact your preferred Kobé location by completing our online inquiry form at https://kobesteakhouse.com/banquets/to reserve through a manager with a banquet menu. We cannot guarantee that reservations booked separately will be sat together.

Top review
CourtneyZ
Dined 3 days ago
Vito was our chef and was great. He even taught us a couple things as entire table was interested.
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4.5
4.5 (3694)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Open in Sarasota since May of 2019, the Libby's space is open, modern & minimalist. Delicious menu items, sophisticated wine and daily specials are at the core of all that we do! Cozy bar area, weekday happy hour specials, and a private dining room are some of the unique features at our Sarasota location.
Top review
Boo1vip
Dined 3 days ago
We normally sit inside. Today we sat outside. I am glad we did. It was much easier to carry on a conversation. It does tend to get rather loud inside. The food was excellent as always. Our server Mitch was attentive and friendly. 
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4.6
4.6 (3444)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Tampa

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About the restaurant
Meat Market is a modern American Steak House with a glamorous, upbeat vibe—and truly unique in Florida. Meat Market features the posh Crudo Bar—an outdoor lounge featuring an eclectic, sumptuous raw bar with staples such as: fresh oysters and indigenous seafood—offering our diners a raw bar experience unlike anything in town. World renowned Executive Chef Sean Brasel has created a menu that embraces the staples of a classic steakhouse – a variety of prime cuts, amazing sides and appetizers, top notch wine list – by infusing it all with an artful, contemporary spin.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 13, 2024
Fantastic food and great service. One of my new favorite restaurants in Tampa area
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4.8
4.8 (1666)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!
PLEASE NOTE WE CAN NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR OUTSIDE DINING, PARTIES OVER 6, OR HOLIDAYS THROUGH OPEN TABLE. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE. THANK YOU!!! 941 966 5688

Top review
Neesievip
Dined 3 days ago
Everything on this menu is outstanding! We love the ambiance and service. Just outstanding.
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4.6
4.6 (2156)
$31 to $50
Steak
Bellair Bluffs

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About the restaurant
Seaweed Steaks, Seafood & Sushi is a contemporary steak and seafood experience.
Dishes are prepared in three separate areas; the main kitchen, the sushi bar and the raw bar. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, Seaweed serves dishes that are designed to be shared at the table or enjoyed individually, and are brought to the table continuously throughout the experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We love this place; food is great, service is excellent!
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4.5
4.5 (3245)
$30 and under
American
St. Petersburg

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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
AB40
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent meal out with guests from out of town. Of all the places we dined in around St. Pete, this was the favorite because the views were spectacular and the food and service was great. We can't wait to come back again.
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4.8
4.8 (3886)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Tampa

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About the restaurant
Born in the “Pampas”, (Southern region of Brazil) Terra Gaúchaʼs concept revolves around “Churrasco” a traditional grilling method using open flames and various cuts of meat. Today, we proudly keep the flame alive using authentic Gaúcho seasonings and natural wood charcoal to roast succulent beef, lamb, poultry, pork and seafood.

In addition to our grilled meats, guests enjoy a gourmet salad and sides bar featuring the freshest vegetables, a variety of cheeses and cold cuts. During the dining experience each guest is transported (no passport required) to “Southern Brazil” where they are pampered from start to finish. The “Terra Gaúcha familia” would like to invite you for a unique experience that will make a lasting impression.

Top review
MarciaH
Dined 3 days ago
What a wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion! Everything bf was delicious and the service impeccable.
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4.6
4.6 (1547)
$30 and under
American
Tampa

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About the restaurant
*Please note*: A reservation guarantees your party a table. *Should you have a seating preference (e.g, inside or covered patio), please note it in the 'Notes' section at the time you make your reservation (or call us!) -- we assure you that we will do our best to accommodate (although, party size and reservation timeframe may not make such accommodation possible). 'C' you soon

#ConsciouslyCuratedClassicallyCool

Top review
Makenzie
Dined on Oct 24, 2023
Great service! Our server was wonderful. Food was okay - cauliflower bites were the only thing we really loved!
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4.6
4.6 (3189)
$31 to $50
American
St. Petersburg

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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
gunner94
Dined 2 days ago
The Library was packed on a Monday night. Our server, Brook, was terrific. The food was excellent and a good value, though not inexpensive.
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4.7
4.7 (3834)
$31 to $50
American
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Rosemary & Thyme!

Downtown Sarasota American Bistro serving traditional and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on healthy options. Savor made-from-scratch selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from regional farms.

Top review
Indianasweetpeavip
Dined 2 days ago
We plan to return, so we can dine outside. While the dining area was lovely, the noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation. The Bermuda soup was outstanding with a rich, deep broth. My husband found the large pork chop a bit tough, yet the plentiful vegetables were outstanding.
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4.5
4.5 (4184)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Sarasota

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About the restaurant
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com.
Top review
CMsarasotavip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service , our server was Nick . He was very attention , giving us time and checking to see if we needed anything ! Food was good .
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4.6
4.6 (1780)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tampa

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About the restaurant
We serve up tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails, all made from scratch with ingredients sourced from local and regional farms and markets. We use slow-cooking methods on our wood grill and spit and in our smoker because it tastes better that way. Come dine with us at our communal tables, in one of our booths, on our sofas or rocking chairs, or perhaps on the porch next to the fireplace.
Top review
GNO6
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great, HH drink specials are a good deal but end at 6PM so get there early!
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