Romantic 30A Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

30A has many great romantic restaurant options for Valentine's Day. Enjoy a romantic evening with your valentine at any of these great restaurants in 30A.

Finding the perfect romantic spot for Valentine’s Day isn’t a challenge on 30A. There are so many amazing restaurants with delicious food, intimate ambiance, and even stunning Gulf views

January 31, 2022

Finding the perfect romantic spot for Valentine’s Day isn’t a challenge on 30A. There are so many amazing restaurants with delicious food, intimate ambiance, and even stunning Gulf views. While 30A is notoriously famous for delicious seafood, the cuisine selection runs the gamut so there’s something for everyone here. Today, we’re going to share some of our favorite places to enjoy dinner for two on 30A.

Keep these restaurants in mind for your next 30A date night restaurant:

1. Pescado

Pescado is a Rosemary Beach favorite that offers casual fine dining, coastal colors, excellent service, and a rooftop bar overlooking the stunning Gulf of Mexico. Try their famous paella like the Paella Valenciana which has clams, mussels, chicken thighs, shrimp, Spanish sausage, and calasparra rice. Indulge in a juicy 48 oz. porterhouse with rosemary, garlic, thyme. Order a variety tapas so you can try a little of everything. Pescado’s small bites include dishes like spiced lollipop lamb chops, pan-roasted pork belly, and pan-seared diver scallops with creamy Mexican street corn salad.

2. Restaurant Paradis

Paradis is the swankiest and most upscale restaurant on this list. Prices are high but it’s also the highest-rated. The romantic atmosphere and sophisticated dishes make Paradis the perfect place for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. It’s popular and has well-deserved rave reviews. Make reservations in advance as the dining room is small.

Paradis sources many locally grown products and fresh Gulf catches. Menu offerings change with the seasons so there’s always something fresh and new to try. Some of their most popular dishes are their Oysters Rockefeller appetizer with creamed spinach, apple smoked bacon, smoked cheddar, and a blood orange beurre blanc, the Lobster Encrusted Grouper entree with orzo and Brussel sprouts and a Gulf Coast Snapper served skin on.

Bonus tip: Well-known for skilled bartenders, excellent cocktails, and fine wine, don’t skip drinks!

3. Cafe Thirty A

Cafe Thirty A is a casual fine-dining restaurant featuring a contemporary eclectic menu, fine wines, and exciting martinis. They have a fabulously extensive wine list and a menu featuring delicious dishes like jumbo lump crab cakes, beef carpaccio, filet mignon, and seared snapper. With amazing reviews and great service, this place is sure to hit the spot on Valentine’s Day.

4. Cafe Tango

Café Tango is located in one of 30A’s oldest cottages. Here you’ll find a cozy, intimate, and romantic dining atmosphere. Enjoy authentic Spanish and Mediterranean flavors made with fresh, local ingredients. Give the Pistachio Crusted Grouper dish a try – it’s so good reviewers call it “fish candy!” Café Tango also has a fantastic curated wine list and your server will be happy to give you the perfect pairing suggestion for your meal. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, there are plenty of other options including their ever-popular steak options.

5. La Crema

La Crema is your taste of Spain in Rosemary Beach. Their menu is full of tasty tapas and Spanish influence. Dishes like serrano-wrapped figs, crab cakes on arugula, and seafood paella with lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, and chorizo are on the menu. Stick around for a decadent dessert because this place has some of the best. Just like the chocolate shop of Madrid, La Crema has amazing sweets like chocolate and churro sticks, gooey hot chocolate molten cake, and chocolate fondue.

6. Surfing Deer

This American fusion restaurant has loads of delicious seafood options ever-popular in this area but it also offers an array of international-inspired dishes with big, bold flavors. Locally sourced ingredients, produce, and meats make for the backbone of their culinary masterpieces. Right in the heart of Seagrove Beach, this spendy spot is a popular and highly-rated local establishment. Try the popular Clothesline Bacon appetizer, Pepita Crusted Red Snapper, lobster tacos, short ribs, or “to die for” burger and truffle fries.

7. Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood

At Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood they serve only USDA prime steaks, the highest designation of the eight grades given to beef by the U.S. government. You’ll find all of your favorite cuts here: filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip, porterhouse, and steak Diane (prepared tableside.) Seafood dishes like tuna tartare, live Maine lobster, and Dover sole are also on the menu. Reviews highlight amazing service and a classy, romantic dining experience.

8.Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A is a Fine New American dining in a modern, cream & beige waterfront spot with a bar, lounge & views. Starters include lobster ravioli, calamari, shrimp cocktail, and lamb lollipops. Fresh catch of the day and steak of the day are on a constant rotation. As far as entrees, you’ll find things like pork tomahawk, three seed crusted tuna, and shrimp and scallops.

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