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Tampa Bay’s Valentine’s Extravaganza: 25+ Dinners and Events to Ignite Romance

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Tampa Bay's Valentine's Extravaganza: 25+ Dinners and Events to Ignite Romance

Explore a spectrum of Valentine’s Day experiences, ranging from wine pairings to art installations and even karaoke. Regardless of your belief in the romance of Valentine’s Day, treating your loved one to a delightful dinner, a movie night, or any other charming activity is likely on the agenda.

Whether you prefer a sophisticated five-course meal with exquisite wine pairings, a la carte specials, or more laid-back options like golfing or chocolate tastings, Tampa Bay offers a plethora of choices to celebrate Valentine’s Day this month.

For a relaxed vibe, consider ordering a heart-shaped pie from Westshore Pizza in South Tampa, expressing your love through handwritten letters at The Dalí, or renewing your vows in a unique style with Beetlejuice at Spookeasy’s “Wedding Massacre” party in Ybor City. The options are as diverse as your love story!

All listed events are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 14, unless otherwise noted. Did we overlook your Valentine’s Day event or dinner? Share your specials with us by emailing kyla@cltampa.com. Additionally, you have the option to feature your event on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s things to do calendar through cltampa.com.

  1. American Legion Post 14
  2. Indulge in an affordable and laid-back dinner at American Legion Post 14. On the menu are bacon-wrapped filet mignon and baked potatoes, complemented by salad, rolls, and a delectable dessert. Join the festivities at 1520 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $18 per person. Connect with American Legion Post 14 on Facebook.
  3. Bamboozle Seminole Heights
  4. Elevate your Valentine’s Day experience at Bamboozle Seminole Heights, a health-focused Vietnamese spot known for its fast-casual vibe. For this special occasion, the staff is stepping up their game with a full-service dinner featuring regular and seasonal dishes such as coconut curry mussels, housemade dumplings, and an array of pho options. Enjoy the culinary delights from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 7107 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Explore more at eatbamboozle.com.
  5. BellaBrava
  6. Enjoy Valentine’s Day at any of BellaBrava’s three locations, where the regular menu showcases a delightful array of pasta, wood-fired pizza, and other Italian favorites. Operating hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit their downtown St. Pete, Tampa, or Land O’ Lakes locations. Discover more at Bellabrava.com.
  7. Birch & Vine
  8. Elevate your Valentine’s experience at this downtown St. Pete gem, complete with a rooftop bar perfect for post-dinner romance. Indulge in their pre-fixe V-day menu featuring brown butter-seared scallops and dry-aged steak, available from Feb. 9-18 at various times. The cost is $90 per person. Find this romantic spot at 340 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. Explore more at Thebirchwood.com.
  9. Bon Appétit Restaurant & Bar
  10. Capture the essence of romance at this beloved Dunedin venue, boasting one of the best waterfront views in Tampa Bay. Delight in their exclusive four-course Valentine’s menu, featuring oyster Rockefeller, foie gras, pan-seared sea bass, rack of lamb, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Priced at $99 per person, the experience runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin. Learn more at bonappetitrestaurant.com.
  11. Bouzy
  12. Immerse yourself in luxury at this Hyde Park establishment with a $125 prix-fixe menu. Alternatively, savor the moment with their champagne specials and unique “Lover Martini.” For additional details on Bouzy’s Valentine’s menu, contact them directly. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Find them at 1640 W Snow Ave, Tampa. Reserve your spot on Opentable.com.
  13. Busch Gardens
  14. Immerse yourselves in the thrill of love at Busch Gardens with their “Love is a Roller Coaster” special. Priced at $125 per person for couples (no singles, sorry), the package includes a welcome glass of bubbles, unlimited food and beverages, an open bar, delightful animal interactions, and unlimited rides on Cheetah Hunt and the newly-reopened SkyRide (weather permitting). The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 10165 McKinley Dr., Tampa. Discover more at buschgardens.com.
  15. Chateau Cellars Ybor
  16. Elevate your pre-Valentine’s Day celebration at Chateau Cellars Ybor, a Ybor City wine bar known for its impressive spread of savory bites and charcuterie. Indulge in full-on entrees with a luxurious menu featuring dishes like French onion soup and seared cod with citrus beurre blanc. The elevated experience, priced at $200 per person, also includes a variety of fancy wines such as the Laurent-Perrier Millesime Brut 2012 or Grand Siecle par Laurent-Perrier No 26. Join the celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at 2009 N 22nd St., Ybor City. Reserve your spot at eventbrite.com.
  17. Cru Cellars
  18. Secure your Wednesday night reservations at Cru Cellars and indulge in their $125 prix-fixe menu. Enhance the experience with rosé bubbles or wine flights while enjoying the daily menu of flatbreads, steak frites, and short rib pasta. Operating hours are from Noon to 10 p.m. at 2506 S Macdill Ave., Tampa. Reserve your table at Opentable.com.
  19. The Dan
  20. Experience the charm of the Roaring ’20s at The Dan, the newly-renovated Hotel Flor’s themed restaurant in downtown Tampa. Their inaugural Valentine’s Day three-course dinner, priced at $65 per person, features exquisite plates like scallop risotto, short ribs with wild mushrooms, and ricotta cheesecake for dessert. Indulge in this specialty menu on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11, from 5 p.m. until closing time. Discover the allure at 905 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Explore more at dineatthedan.com.
  21. The Don CeSar
  22. Enjoy the romance of waterfront views at The Don CeSar, where The Maritana presents a lavish three-course meal. The delightful spread includes tuna crudo, roast duck, and raspberry chocolate mousse, among other delectable options. The experience, priced at $180 per person, unfolds from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 3400 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach. Reserve your spot at eventbrite.com.
  23. Ember Rooftop Lounge
  24. Indulge in a luxurious Valentine’s affair at Ember Rooftop Lounge, offering bottomless champagne and multiple courses of seafood-forward dishes. Delight in a surf and turf entree while soaking in 360-degree views of the sunset. This popular rooftop bar and restaurant have everything you need for a memorable evening, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 15015 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. Secure your reservation at Eventbrite.com.
  25. Fairgrounds St. Pete
  26. Explore an immersive art installation at Fairgrounds St. Pete, although closed on Tuesday-Wednesday, offers a special Feb. 10 cookie decorating date option at $27, including museum admission. Additionally, indulge in a date night special featuring two adult admissions, an immersive game to enjoy together, hologram glasses, and a box of locally-made gourmet cookies. Find this artistic haven at 2606 Fairfield Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Learn more at fairgrounds.art.
  27. Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
  28. Ditch the traditional dinners and crowded theaters at this Seminole Heights brewery. Florida Avenue Brewing Co. invites you to a casual night of beer and chocolate pairings led by advanced cicerone and microbiologist Ami Parrino. A ticket, priced at $30 per person, includes access to four different pairings along with a welcome drink. Join the festivities at 4315 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Reserve your spot at floridaavebrewing.com.
  29. Good Intentions
  30. Impress your plant-based loved one with a specialty dinner at Good Intentions, a St. Pete vegan concept. Enjoy their one-off, tapas-style menu featuring patatas bravas, heart of palm ceviche, and tabla de queso from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Priced at $99 per couple, this unique dining experience awaits at 1900 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg. Explore more at goodintentionsfl.com.
  31. Hotel Haya
    • Floral Extravaganza: Shop for a unique bouquet of flowers from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Comedy Delight: Enjoy a laughter-filled comedy show at 8:30 p.m.
    • Musical Vibes: Groove to the tunes of JT Brown.
    • Dine with Elegance: Indulge in Flor Fina’s three-course Valentine’s dinner featuring roasted oysters, French onion agnolotti, and Chilean sea bass from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Price Range: $85 to $210 per person.
    • Location: 1412 E 7th Ave., Ybor City.
    • Details: hotelhaya.com.
  32. Keel Farms
    • Valentine’s in the Vines: Venture to Plant City’s Keel Farms for a memorable “Valentine’s in the Vines” event. The ticket includes a multi-course dinner, live music, a visit to the dessert bar, and a glass of Keel Farms wine, ale, or cider.
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Price: $75 per person.
    • Location: 5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City.
    • Reservations: exploretock.com.
  33. Krystal
    • Twin Flame Special: From Feb. 12-19, Krystal presents a $20 “Twin Flame” Valentine’s special. The delightful package includes chili cheese fries, four Krystals, two Chiks or two Krabbycake sliders, two apple turnovers, and two small drinks.
    • Locations: Various locations.
    • Website: krystal.com.
  34. LALA St Pete
    • Musical Celebration: Opt for a music-filled Valentine’s day celebration at LALA St Pete, a Central Avenue restaurant with themed karaoke rooms.
    • Special Offerings: Enjoy holiday specials like duck lasagna and flourless chocolate cake alongside the daily dinner menu.
    • Timing: 4 p.m. to midnight.
    • Location: 2324 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
    • Details: lalastpete.com.
  35. La Sètima Club
    • Plant-Based Delight: Experience a “lil’ lovey-dovey, plant-based twist” at this intimate natural wine bar. Deviating from the regular menu, La Sètima Club presents classic food pairings with a unique touch, including surf and turf or peanut butter and jelly. The $100/person ticket price also includes a natty wine pairing.
    • Timing: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Location: 815 E 7th Ave., Ybor City.
    • Details: eventbrite.com.
  36. Ocean Hai
    • Asian-Inspired Feast: Delight in a five-course dinner at this fine dining restaurant with captivating waterfront views. The menu features exquisite dishes such as scallop crudo, endive and tuna salad, and bone-in country ribs. Conclude your evening with a nightcap at Ocean Hai’s speakeasy-themed dessert room.
    • Timing: 5 p.m.
    • Price: $98/person.
    • Location: 100 Coronado Dr., Clearwater Beach.
    • Website: Wyndhamgrandclearwater.com.
  37. Oxford Exchange
    • Tea Time Pregame: Head to Oxford Exchange for a laid-back Valentine’s afternoon tea service. Choose from seatings at 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to enjoy small plates like whipped feta, tenderloin-topped brioche, and mini quiches alongside your tea of choice. Reservations via resy.com are required.
    • Timing: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Price: $70.
    • Location: 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.
    • Reservations: oxfordexchange.com.
  38. The Pearl
    • Special Delights: In addition to its regular menu, The Pearl at Water Street Tampa is offering special V-day food and drink specials. Enjoy an 8oz filet with potato gratin, broccolini, and truffle butter for $59 or savor a salmon entree with crab, potato confit, and lemon pepper vinaigrette for $45.
    • Timing: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Location: 823 Water St. C100, Tampa.
    • Details: Thepearlrestaurant.com.
  39. PopStroke Tampa
    • Golf is for Lovers: If fancy dinners aren’t your style, head to PopStroke for the “Golf is for Lovers” date night package. This includes two golf passes, an appetizer, two entrees, and a champagne toast for two.
    • Timing: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Price: $100 per couple.
    • Location: 25297 Sierra Center Blvd., Lutz.
    • Tickets: eventbrite.com.
  40. Rene’s Mexican Kitchen
    • Fine Dining Fiesta: Chef Valenzuela hosts a multi-course Valentine’s dinner featuring fine dining-style dishes. Experience creamy goat cheese and caviar tostaditas, carne seca and fideo soup, and beef filet mignon and bone marrow tacos.
    • Timing: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Price: $85/person.
    • Location: Southern Brewing & Winery, 4500 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa.
    • Tickets: eventbrite.com.
  41. St. Pete Cellars
    • Wine & Dine Extravaganza: This wine storage facility transforms into a restaurant for a unique dinner featuring locally-sourced and imported ingredients. Enjoy dishes like crudo with charred citrus vinaigrette and sea urchin okonomiyaki. Add an additional wine pairing for $45 or bring your own bottle (BYOB).
    • Timing: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Price: $120/person.
    • Location: 1501 22nd Str. N. St. Petersburg.
    • Tickets: Eventbrite.com.
  42. Tampa Edition
    • Michelin-Starred Delights: Tampa’s only five-star hotel presents a four-course Valentine’s dinner at Michelin-starred Lilac. Indulge in East Coast oysters with champagne-fermented tomato mignonette or savor prime filet mignon with pont neuf potato and morel garlic cream black truffle ($195/person). Enhance your dining experience with a wine pairing add-on for $80/person.
    • Spa Serenity: Duo massages are available at the spa, offering a blissful escape for couples ($174-$275).
    • Casual Dining: For a more laid-back experience, enjoy casual dining downstairs at Market.
    • Location: 500 Channelside Dr., Tampa.
    • Details: editionhotels.com/tampa —RR
  43. Vela Cru Cellars Hospitality
    • Italian Elegance: Join Vela Cru Cellars Hospitality’s new Italian restaurant for its inaugural Valentine’s day dinner. Delight in a variety of wines and bubblies paired with a $45 pasta-for-two dinner, including a shareable tiramisu dessert. Reservations are recommended.
    • Timing: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Price: $45 per couple.
    • Location: 5232 Bridge St., Tampa.
    • Reservations: Opentable.com
  44. Vista at the Top
    • Gulf Coast Romance: Known for its impressive Gulf Coast view, Vista at the Top offers an affordable Valentine’s menu featuring oysters, charcuterie, fresh pasta, and beef tenderloin. Revel in the romantic atmosphere while enjoying live music.
    • Timing: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Price: $50/person.
    • Location: 214 Madonna Blvd., St. Petersburg.
    • Details: vistaatthetop.com

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