Best Restaurants In Tampa Bay For Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day check out one of the following restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from that will be perfect for any appetite!

Texas de Brazil

4112 W. Boy Scout Boulevard

Tampa, Florida 33607

Texas de Brazil offers a one of a kind dining experience, perfect for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant offers all you can eat grilled, carved meat that is brought right to your table as well as a delicious salad bar. Texas de Brazil also has an extensive bar menu and drink specials that will be the perfect additional to any meal. On Valentine’s Day, this upcoming Tuesday, Texas de Brazil will be opening for special lunch hours from 11:30am until 2:30pm and extended dinner hours opening earlier at 4:00pm and staying open until 10:30pm.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

1700 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, Florida 33607

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Tampa will be open extra hours throughout the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend as follows:

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017: 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017:4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Monday, February 13, 2017: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Start your meal with a one of a kind appetizer such as Calamari, Shrimp Cocktail or even Crab Cakes. Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers a gourmet dinner featuring some of the finest cuts of steak and fresh shrimp and other seafood that guests won’t find anywhere else. But, it wouldn’t be a perfect holiday meal without a dessert to finish it off. Try the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cheesecake or even the Chocolate Duo.  Valentine’s Day is one of their most popular days, so visit the official website to book a reservation soon.

The Melting Pot

13164 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, Florida 33618

The Melting Pot in Tampa is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the “9 Days of Romance” beginning on Friday, February 10, 2017 until Saturday, February 18, 2017. Throughout these nine days, the 4-Course Menu will be in effect and will make the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for two! The meal begins with a of course a cheese fondue and then a salad. Some of the four-course entrees include the “Land and Sea” which includes Filet Mignon and Herb-Crusted Chicken or the “Surf and Turf” which has lobster tails and filet mignon. The fourth course is then a chocolate fondue dessert! All entrees can even be substituted for Gluten Free option. The Melting Pot is opened the following hours:

  • Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Reservations can be booked online.

The Columbia Restaurant

2117 E. 7th Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33605

If you are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day the traditional Tampa way, then look no further than the historical Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. The Columbia Restaurant will be featuring their regular dinner menu as well as Valentine’s Specials. Add a glass of the famous Sangria to your meal along with the Columbia’s favorite “1905” Salad, and you definitely won’t be disappointed! Entrees include shrimp, chicken, scallops, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Salmon, Filet Mignon and much more. What better way to top off a meal at the Columbia Restaurant than with the homemade Flan. Flamenco Shows will also be featured on Valentine’s Day and times are subject to change, so be sure to check with the restaurant before making a reservation on the Columbia Restaurant website.

  • The Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City will be open from 11:00am-10:00pm.

717 South

717 S. Howard Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33606

717 South highlights the “SoHo” district of South Tampa, offering gourmet, one of a kind entrees. On Valentine’s Day 717 South will be doing a 4-Course Special for 2 for just $65! The four courses will include an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert.

  • On Valentine’s Day, 717 South will be open 11:30am-2:30pm for lunch and then 5:00pm-10:00pm for dinner.


718 S. Howard Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33606

If you are looking for a delicious, homemade Italian meal, then Ava is definitely the restaurant you’ll want to check out on South Howard Avenue. Ava has delicious salads and appetizers to start with and then entrees which feature Stuffed Chicken, Filet Mignon, Pork Ribs and even Grilled Fish. There are many types of fresh, homemade pasta and sauce and even favorites such as the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Parmesan and Eggplant Parmesan. On Valentine’s Day, Ava will be featuring a 4-Course Menu for $70 and will include an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert.

  • On Valentine’s Day, Ava will be open from 11:30am- 2:00pm for lunch and then 5:00pm-10:00pm for dinner.

BRIO Tuscan Grille

190 University Town Center Drive

Sarasota, Florida 34243

The BRIO Tuscan Grille in Sarasota offers a menu that has a little bit of something for everyone. There is a Gluten Free menu as well as a Children’s Menu if you are bringing the younger members of the family along as well. On Valentine’s Day, BRIO will be featuring a 2-Course Select Menu starting at $20.95 each and will be your choice of either a soup or salad and one of four select entrees. BRIO’s menu includes fresh pasta, homemade soup and salads, fresh bruschetta and grilled entrees as well.

  • On Tuesday, February 14, BRIO will be open from 11:00am until 10:00pm. Reservations can be booked online at the BRIO website.


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