Romantic Dining on Clearwater Beach


Are you and your special someone in need of a getaway? Do you dream about tropical breezes, white sands and warm Gulf waters? If this is you, then schedule a flight to Florida’s west coast, where award-winning Clearwater Beach dishes up an idyllic climate, abundance of lodging choices and tons of intimate settings for á deux wining and dining.


A dreamy evening cruise on the inter-coastal waters is a perfect way to make beautiful couple memories. The StarLite Majesty, a triple-deck custom dining yacht, is based at Clearwater Beach Marina and offers scenic dining cruises Tuesday through Sunday.  Reservations are required, so request a table for two with window views. Order from the full bar, then select an entree prepared on board including Seafood Creole, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and fork-tender Filet Mignon. Spend time top deck to catch gentle sea breezes and cityscape views, and enjoy onboard entertainment on the main dining deck with live selections or recorded songs, where you’re sure to be lured onto the dance floor.


Fine wine and Antipasto Board at Sea-Guini

Fine wine and Antipasto Board at Sea-Guini.
Photo credit: Opal Sands Resort

Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico are at every turn of this contemporary restaurant inside Opal Sands Resort, where impeccable service and exceptional cuisine are the norm. Start your night out with a sumptuous antipasto board laden with artisan cheeses, country olives, truffle mustard, house made chutneys, sun dried fruits, jam, and country hearth bread.  Pair it with an exquisite bottle of fine wine and enjoy quiet conversation as you choose from menu specialties including delectable local seafood dishes and Italian handmade pastas (try the Linquine Vongole with fresh clams steamed with pinot grigio and toasted garlic).  End your meal at Sea-Guini with a steaming cappuccino and a decadent housemade cannolis. G


This classy Sand Key restaurant, owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Gonzmart family, offers inside or outside dining overlooking the inter-coastal waterways. The finest Spanish/Cuban cuisine is the mainstay at this award-winning restaurant, so prepare for an exceptional dining experience. Start with a perfect Mojito, glass of Sangria, or a bottle of Spanish specialty wine and share fabulous tapas as you pore over the extensive menu. Customer favorites include Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad® and the truly memorable paellas. Finish your meal at Columbia Restaurant with a full-bodied Cafe® Con Leche and the creamiest flan you’ve ever tasted.

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By: Nancy Foster


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