Fort Lauderdale's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants Are Unforgettable

So much about the beautiful sunny Fort Lauderdale is unforgettably romantic. Couples of all ages have headed to the Venice of America for its ocean-side Five-Star hotels, sparkling romantic waterways, blue-wave beaches, elegant shopping and the finest options for that perfect romantic dining experience. Fort Lauderdale is indeed the essence of beach-chic. From the world over these eager guests arrive to soak up the sun and take in the playful atmosphere and to celebrate life and to make memories with that special occasion. We at 10best know this city very well and are happy to suggest ten of the city's most romantic restaurants that will meet and surpass every expectation, and offering everyone's favorite cuisine. Clearly one of the city's most outstanding and romantic restaurants is the Grille 66 & Bar. Beautifully situated right on the Intracoastal Waterway can peruse this eatery's award-winning menu and take in the unmistakably romantic setting. Steak lovers get set for a treat – and a tough decision to make. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, right on Las Olas Boulevard holds fast to its reputation for its amazing steaks and other menu items and its phenomenal vibe. Or perhaps it is Shula's On The Beach or 954 Steak at the W Hotel that will make for that perfect steak and perfect evening in a fine dining experience. Seafood lovers will keep coming back to the famous 15th Street Fisheries. This waterside dining option with its impeccable menu and stellar service is what it's famous for. And this is just the beginning!

Kaluz Restaurant
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Choose seating inside or out, whether to enjoy a drink from a list of beers (both domestic, imported or draft) or signature cocktails, such as the Kaluz Cadillac margarita, chocolate martini, coconut mohito or a Voli skinny cosmo. Also, choose...  Read More

Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show


A Fort Lauderdale mainstay and local institution, Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show is an absolute must-do. This restaurant has served excellent, traditional Cantonese and American dishes in an exotic atmosphere for almost half a century....  Read More



Sarafina is one of those Italian eateries that draws you in just by the name and the homey feel of its signage and the sheer anticipation of what is inside. While you may miss it by driving by, look carefully and stop in. Great things come in...  Read More

Casa D'Angelo
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Casa D'Angelo is a traditional Italian restaurant and serves classic dishes served in a formal and elegant setting. Locals rave of this place and it is a good place for toasting the important moments in life. Chef Angelo Elia created the...  Read More

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse


Step through the revolving doorway, and it's evident this steakhouse aims to be the biggest and best. Located on Las Olas Boulevard, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse offers a chic dining experience that is a step above. The swanky bar features...  Read More

Casablanca Cafe


Although it is primarily known as a romantic setting for a beautiful evening out, Casablanca Cafe is equally as enchanting for a luncheon with friends or for business. This Fort Lauderdale Beach treasure is artfully housed in an authentic...  Read More

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Voted Best Waterfront Restaurant in South Florida in a 2011 Sun-Sentinel Readers Poll, 15th Street Fisheries has rustic charm and waterfront views that make this Lauderdale Marina seafood house a popular destination. Take advantage of its unique...  Read More

Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale


Located in the recently christened $205 million W Hotel, Steak 954 is one of the most esteemed chophouses in town. This elegant signature Stephen Starr gourmet steakhouse restaurant boasts an irresistibly alluring, boutique-style oceanfront...  Read More

Grille 66 & Bar
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No question about it, this enchanting local favorite waterfront steakhouse exudes luxury. Located in the Hyatt, Grill 66 offers balcony dining that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Available for the boating enthusiasts who want to arrive in...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale