Valentines Day in Tampa/ St Pete area
Hi all you foodies around here. Its time to start a new thread for Valentines day. The old one had some recommendations of places that do not even exist. So what do you say? I called Bern's and they are already booked for a couples table. Any place you all would recommend?
Cru Cellars is a good starting point for the evening.
Provided you can still get a reservation, Mise en Place is a solid choice.
Terra Sur Cafe is also a good selection.
My wife loves Yoko's down in Palma Ceia.
And if you're looking to sleep on the couch, there's always the drive thru bag from McD's...
Try Laughing Cat in Ybor City. Progressive Italian menu, delicious, and friendly. For Valentines, I'd call ahead ((813) 241-2998). This will always be my default favorite Tampa restaurant.
Or, for a more "Hip" (some would say "Hipster") V-Day, call Ella's in Seminole Heights (813-234-1000), This is one of mt favorite places to eat in Tpa, but they're doing a special V-Day thing. I don't know what that means, so call.
Or, also in Ybor, try La Terraza. It's more traditional Italian, and smaller. Call ahead ((813) 248-1326). It's less well known, and might not be booked yet. It's delicious.
Wild Card Recommendation: Wimauama in S. Tampa (at 4205 S. MacDill, 813-793-1687). You can't Google this place, because it has the same name as a local township, but the food here is great. The service is...dicey, but I think it's worth it. The Chef here has real vision.