Need special occasion restaurant in St. Pete/Tampa/Clearwater/Sarasota
It's our 5th anniversary this month, so we're looking for a wonderful dining experience. I'm originally from St. Pete and live in Boston now. I feel like I know most of the "finer dining" establishments in the area, and they don't excite me. Can anyone tell me a place that is new and/or a must experience place? I am not a big steak eater, but my husband is. I enjoy restaurants where the chef is innovative.
I'm willing to travel to Tampa, Clearwater or south if it's worth it. Is there anything exciting in St. Armand's?
3rd for Beach Bistro on Anna Maria Island. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere/location very romantic. In Tampa, I'm a big fan of Mise En Place...definuetly a special occasion place not to be missed. In Sarasota, I like Derek's in the Rosemary district--they are relatively new and absolutely outstanding. Happy Anniversary!
6600 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Cafe L'Europe was pretty good when I went, it's in St Armands... If you come over to Tampa, I'm a huge fan of Sideberns, and they have a table in/by the kitchen that might be fun to reserve for a special occasion. Very innovative menu too.
2208 W Morrison Ave, Tampa, FL 33606