Celebrate Valentine’s Day at These 5 Restaurants in Bradenton and Sarasota

February 09, 2016

Valentines_Day_Restaurants_BS.jpgValentine’s Day is less than a week away, and it’s not too late to make last-minute reservations at your favorite Bradenton or Sarasota restaurant. If you aren’t sure where you want to go with your sweetheart, here are five of the most romantic hot spots that make a great location for your Valentine’s Day meal.

1. The Capital Grille
180 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota

The Capital Grille allows you to sit in a stunning dining area surrounded by mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers. As you sip a glass of wine from the exceptional wine menu, choose from dry-aged steaks or fresh seafood that have been artfully prepared with the freshest ingredients. The ambiance of The Capital Grille will go beautifully with the holiday.

2. Riverhouse Reef & Grill
995 Riverside Dr, Palmetto

It's not uncommon to see a playful dolphin or peaceful manatee surface nearby as you dine at this unique location that is casual, yet elegant. Whether you dine on the dockside seating area or in the waterfront dining room, you will be able to soak in the romance of the water while enjoying your Valentine’s Day seafood or steak dinner.

3. Derek's
5516 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton

Don’t let the rustic decor fool you. Derek’s offers a romantic experience on Valentine’s Day in a fun and casual Bradenton setting. The changing menu always has something of interest, and the dining experience is designed to entice all of your senses. Chef and owner Derek Barnes has earned multiple awards for his innovative cuisine.

4. The Melting Pot
1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota

Nothing is quite as romantic as dipping a lush berry into a vat of molten chocolate, and The Melting Pot creates an entire dining experience out of the joy of fondue. The Melting Pot allows you to choose from a variety of fondue cooking styles for a four-course dining experience complete with both cheese and dessert fondue. Turn up the heat as you flirt over your favorite fondue creation.

5. Pier 22
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton

If elegant is your date night style, Pier 22 is the place to book. Pier 22 is offering a special menu starting at 4 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Choose from tantalizing options like Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna, Chicken Chevre or Pork Osso Bucco, and enjoy dining on the water overlooking Pier 22’s Twin Dolphin Marina.

So whether you opt for something casual or something sophisticated, you will find a number of options close to Springs Apartments in Sarasota and Bradenton. Make your reservations today while you still can!

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