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Best Restaurants In Tampa Bay For A Romantic Sunset Dinner

February 10, 2014 10:51 AM

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(Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

We have collected a list of the restaurants on both sides of Tampa Bay that have the best sunset water views. Some of these restaurants are resort casual and a few are dressy and top-of-the-line in food and romance.

Each one of our picks should help set the mood for the most romantic sunset dinner of your life. – By Barbara Ann

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Armani’s
Grand Hyatt Hotel
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL
(813) 207-6800 |
www.hyatt.com

High atop the 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Armani’s offers stunning views of gulf sunsets and Old Tampa Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows. This northern Italian restaurant oozes class and romance and award-winning Italian seafood and steaks.  Armani’s also has a piano lounge Thursday – Saturday, fine cigars, an extensive wine cellar and an outdoor patio for sunset and moonlight kisses.

Jackson’s Bistro
601 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 277-0112 | 
www.jacksonsbistro.com

Jackson’s is moments away from Tampa Bay Times Forum. Their large deck offers marina views of Tampa Bay and stunning night skyline scenes of downtown Tampa. Jackson’s serves seafood, sushi, steaks, has a huge wine list and several hip night clubs.

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Shor American Seafood Grill
In the Hyatt Regency
301 South Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 373-4780 | www.shorgrill.com

Shor serves upscale American cuisine and regional seafood dishes. Their upscale main dining room and charming balcony both have romantic sunset views of Clearwater Beach. The bar is trendy and cozy with a perfect terrace to steal a kiss on. Hey guys – there’s a TV in the bar so you can romance her and see the game.

Bongos Beachside Bistro
5250 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-1811 | www.grandplazaflorida.com

If you want a sunset dinner with your honey on the beach in a casual tropical paradise, Bongos is the place. To celebrate the magnificent sunset the bar hands out free tropical shots at sunset. Bongos is also your headquarters for fresh frozen tropical drinks, they boast over 200 on their menu. They serve mostly seafood, burgers, salads and wraps. Bongos is casual, fun, romantic and has daily live music.

Spinners Revolving Rooftop Bistro
5250 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
(727) 360-1811 |
www.grandplazaflorida.com

Spinners is the only rooftop revolving lounge and Bistro on the Gulf Coast. It’s rooftop and above Bongos in the Grand Plaza Florida Hotel. You can see the beach at sunset and the city lights after dark.  It takes about 1 1/2 hours from the restaurant to revolve completely around. They have signs posted at each table telling you the location and distance of various cities in the horizon. In addition to the stunning gulf view, you can see the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tropicana Field and thousands of city lights.  our top pick for romance and good food. The menu ranges from Filet Mignon to seafood.

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Oystercatchers
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 207-6815 | 
www.hyatt.com

Oystercatchers’ multilevel deck is perfect for a romantic sunset with dinner and drinks. Their food is mostly seafood and oysters. Best of Tampa Bay Tip: Try the mixed grill dinner it has a bit of everything: Lobster tail, black grouper, salmon, one oyster, a large tender scallop, gulf shrimp and a medley of grilled vegetables.

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