2016 Gainesville Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

February 1st, 2016 by

Love is in the air in Gainesville. And what better time to plan your romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous with your sweetheart than right now? Here at your hometown Gainesville new and used car Honda dealership, Honda Of Gainesville, we’re feeling the love during this special time of year and would like to help you decide where to take your husband, wife, or significant other out for a romantic night on the town.

The Gainesville dining scene continues to evolve and mature, so there are plenty of great spots for a romantic evening. We’ve selected some of the best nightspots in town for inclusion in our 2016 Gainesville Valentine’s Day Dining Guide.

Valentine’s Day Dining

Manuel’s Vintage Room, 6 S. Main St.

This cozy Italian restaurant offers a delightful menu of Italian specialties, a private cellar stocked with exceptional wines, and an elegant, intimate atmosphere.

Embers Wood Grill, 3545 SW 34th St.

A Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spotter Award winner, Embers is the perfect spot for a fantastic dining experience in a truly romantic and elegant setting. Blue Crab Bisque, Coconut Shrimp, prime steaks and seafood, an extensive wine list, and Truffle Mac & Cheese are but a few of the exciting and unique dishes that await you. Be sure to check out their new gastro pub, “Spark.” Reservations recommended.

The Top, 30 N. Main St.

Top off your Valentine’s Day with a visit to this charming restaurant featuring an array of American and vegetarian menu items. The Top is noted for its awesome hipster vibe, featuring dim lighting, whimsical décor, and large, comfortable booths.

Francesca’s Trattoria, 4410 NW 25th Place

There’s nothing like a savory and delicious Italian dinner to get you in the mood for romance. Francesca’s delivers with warm, intimate setting, outstanding selection of wines, and unique menu options, freshly prepared. They speak the language of “Amore” fluently.

Amelia’s Italian Cuisine, 235 N. Main St.

Another terrific choice for a romantic dinner with an Italian flair is Amelia’s. It’s a local’s favorite for date nights, so you know that it’s the place where love is in the air.

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood, 201 SE 2ndAvenue

A romantic dining adventure awaits as you enjoy a complete menu of prime steaks, fresh seafood, delectable desserts, and an array of the choicest wines to complement your dinner. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the service outstanding.

Bistro 1245, 1245 W. University Avenue

Savor the finest in New American Cuisine with an array of mouthwatering dishes in a charming setting. The wine selection will not disappoint. Bistro 1245 connects to Leonardo’s By The Slice, which offers its own delicious menu of pizzas, as well as live entertainment, for a more casual dining experience.

Mildred’s Big City Food, 3445 W. University Avenue

Don’t let this restaurant’ unique name fool you, Mildred’s has earned a reputation for serving up some outstanding traditional American dishes in an inviting atmosphere. Mildred’s won the “Golden Spoon Award,” so you know it’s good.

Dragonfly Gainesville, 201 SE 2nd Ave.

If you and your date are fond of sushi, you’ll love the freshly prepared sushi and Japanese cuisine that awaits you at Dragonfly. A downtown hotspot, Dragonfly offers a variety of unique sushi selections that capture the soul of “Izakaya,” that speaks to a savory, artful, and authentic dining experience.

Liquid Ginger, 101 SE 2nd Place

Another great choice for an Asian Fusion-inspired romantic night out is the critically acclaimed Liquid Ginger. Plentiful portions, creative Asian dishes, and modern, upscale ambiance make this a place you should consider.

Emiliano’s Café, 7 SE 1st Ave.

Put some Latin fire in your romantic evening with a trip to Emiliano’s, a Gainesville staple since 1984. Emiliano’s offers an outstanding menu of Miami-inspired Latin fare, live entertainment, patio dining, and a spirited, casual atmosphere. If you can’t afford a trip to Barcelona, this is the place to be.

Mr. Han’s Restaurant & Nightclub, 6944 NW 10thPlace

Find your Asian soul at this excellent Chinese and Dim Sum restaurant that offers such delicacies as Crispy Peking Duck. The dimly lit Asian atmosphere features white linen tablecloths and Asian objects d’art. The service is attentive, and the food is exceptional.

101 Downtown, 201 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 101

Trendy and hip, 101 Downtown not only offers a sophisticated vibe and great food but also transforms into a hot nightclub after 10 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Dining

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