Anna Maria Island has an impressive selection of exquisite and romantic restaurants with waterfront scenery and beautiful outdoor or indoor settings for sunset dinners or late night outings with your significant other.
If you’re looking for the perfect date night, make a reservation at one of these three top romantic dining destinations on the island:
#1 – The Beach Bistro
Location: 6600 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL
The Beach Bistro is known for being one of Florida’s “most romantic” restaurants because of its scenic location and upscale ambiance, with Food and Wine Magazine describing it like “almost being at sea.”
You can’t go wrong with choosing The Beach Bistro and its lovely luxurious atmosphere with a beautiful art decorated interior or a patio overlooking the beach.
Here you’ll get focused and attentive service and some of the most delectable cuisine on the island. Select from a range of award-winning menu items including local seafood dishes as well as prime locally sourced lamb and beef.
It has one of the most extensive wine menus on the island with many imported and rare wines to choose from.
The central location of The Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach makes it close to many of our Anna Maria beach and cottage rentals – typically just a short walk from a free trolley stop or a quick drive away.
#2 – The Sandbar Restaurant
Location: 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL
The Sandbar Restaurant is another worthy contender for your night out, as it also sits in another incredible beachfront location near many Anna Maria beach rentals.
It has been one of the top wedding venues on the island for decades because of its breathtaking ocean scenery, top facilities, professional service and consistent, high quality excellent prepared cuisine.
You’ll also be able to choose between a tastefully decorated upscale indoor setting or outdoor dining facing the beach to enjoy a romantic sunset or fresh ocean air.
Menu options range from locally caught fish, shrimp, vegetarian dishes, local steak, chicken, pork and many other exquisite options.
The Sandbar also has its own fairly large wine menu with a substantial selection.
#3 – The French Table
Location: 103 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach FL
The French Table restaurant is a lesser known option but still a top romantic choice if you’re seeking laid back, casual and more intimate setting to enjoy an authentic French Provençal dinner.
As one of the few eateries in the region specializing in this cuisine, this quaint little restaurant has made quite a name for itself over the past few years, and you’re sure to have a wonderful experience dining here with your loved one.
The menu offers a carefully selected group of French Provençal cuisine options to try out. You’ll get to choose from a range of exclusive imported French wines to pair with your meal.
It is small, cozy and comfortable, avoiding the hustle and bustle of some of the larger restaurants.
You can’t beat the focused service that you’ll get here. It’s well worth spending at least one of your evenings at this little Anna Maria Island gem, which is located in Bradenton Beach close to several of our best Anna Maria cottages and beach rentals for couples.