Love is in the air this Valentine’ Day. Surprise your sweetheart with a night on the town to celebrate the special occasion (or you might end up in the doghouse)!
Luckily, Martin County is brimming with romantic restaurants that are sure to impress any date. From waterfront wonders to heart-warming hidden gems, we’ve listed different options below to fit any style, flavor preference, and price point.
So what are you waiting for? Bookmark these romantic Martin County restaurants for the next time you need a flawless date night idea!
The Gafford, Stuart
The Gafford is known for their consistently delectable dishes, warm service, and cozy atmosphere. Chef and family owned and operated, the Gafford is nestled in Historic Downtown Stuart. Refined but relaxed, their menu features exceptional fresh fish, sumptuous steaks, and an ever-changing rotation of daily specials. Whether you’re seated in the dining room, at the bar, or on the romantic outdoor patio, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a relaxing evening with your loved one. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
11 Maple Street, Jensen Beach
11 Maple Street in Downtown Jensen Beach has built a sparkling reputation for its inventive plates and undeniable rustic charm. Here, French Country meets Old Florida. Situated in a former home, the eatery is equal parks elegant and comfortable. It’s a popular local favorite for date nights and special occasions. From the kitchen to the dining room, 11 Maple Street emphasizes the little details that elevate every visit from a memorable meal to a superb dining experience. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
District Table & Bar, Port Salerno
District Table & Bar is a seasonally-driven restaurant that has a daily changing menu based upon the availability of products of local farmers and fishermen. The eatery offers affordable yet high-end quality food complemented by a unique selection of beer and wine. Their menu ranges from southern staples (like Sweet Tea Fried Chicken) to internationally inspired creations (like Korean BBQ Spinalis). With its rainbow-colored walls and eclectic lighting fixtures, District Table & Bar provides a polished whimsy that’s sure to impress. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar, Stuart
Located in Historic Downtown Stuart, the Riverwalk Café and Oyster Bar boasts some of the best cuisine the city has to offer. The impressive menu features certified USDA prime center cut steaks; a raw bar with oysters from all over the eastern coast; and the freshest fish in town. Enjoy intimate conversation over delicious food and candlelight in Riverwalk’s warm and welcoming ambiance. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
The Grove, Cucina and Wine, Hobe Sound
The Grove was established in 2019, but the journey to its inception spans over 20 years and two continents. Hobe Sound’s only Wine Spectator Award winner, The Grove features fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, delectable Chef’s Features, amazing wines, gourmet market and top rated pizza. Husband and wife sommelier team/owner-operators are on mission to carefully curate cuisine and culture by providing guests with world-class hospitality experiences. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
Sailor’s Return, Stuart
Nothing says romance like an intimate dinner paired with waterfront views during one of South Florida’s world-famous sunsets. And when it comes to the most dazzling sundown displays, few restaurants can compete with Sailor’s Return. The menu highlights a diverse array of different dishes, including premium steaks, pasta, seafood, salads, small plates, and more. There’s something for every palate at Sailor’s Return. There’s also live music four nights per week, making it the perfect stage for you and your dancing partner. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
Ristorante Claretta, Palm City
For another phenomenal family owned and operated Italian restaurant, book a table at Ristorante Claretta in Palm City. Since 1997, the culinary team has been committed to delivering authentic fine dining experiences to their patrons by importing ingredients straight from Italy. They also offer more than 2,000 bottles of wine for serious oenophiles. Be sure to sample their mouth-watering, handmade pasts specialties–you won’t regret it. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.
Drift Kitchen + Bar, Hutchinson Island
Nestled within the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is Drift Kitchen + Bar, a polished retreat overlooking the lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean and beach below. The menu highlights fresh seafood and Italian specialties in a beautifully designed, contemporary space. Dining at Drift is always unique, with several distinctive options that allow each guest to choose their ideal dining experience. Enjoy a quick bite at the Chef’s Bar, opt for an al-fresco lunch on the Ocean Verandah, or reserve the beautiful private dining room for a truly special occasion. Visit their website to learn more and make reservations.