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Discover Romance in the Bold Flavors of Jacksonville's Upscale Dining Destinations

Jacksonville’s foodie scene has continued to expand and impress in the last few years. Incredible momentum and collaboration can be seen as well known chefs branch out on their own to create legacies that are sure to influence the palettes of the locals and draw visitors in for a taste of the First Coast.

What better excuse to explore the unique flavors of the Bold City than to plan a romantic evening out at some of the most notable dining destinations? Adventure into uncharted waters as you try new combinations. Don’t be afraid to let the chef be your guide at Salt where you can sit “In the Kitchen Seat” and get a first hand view of all the action.

To truly amaze your date reserve your tickets for The Legend Series. A super secret pop up dinner that happens two to four times a year. Find out the day of the event where the dinner takes place and experience pure magic as the best culinary, visual, and performing artists come together to showcase the level of talent Jacksonville is hailed for.

Looking to keep it casual? Royal Palms Village Wine and Tapas has a great social scene and produces some of the finest farm to table small plates in the city. At Mezza Restaurant and Bar you can enjoy live music in the lounge or sit outside and enjoy the sea breeze.

From ultra formal, to coastal cool, Jacksonville’s date night destinations are on point and keep impressing with award winning fare, friendly service, and intimate backdrops that invite you to connect over a shared passion for what’s on the plate. What could be more romantic than that?



One of Jacksonville's best kept secrets in casual fine dining is Royal Palms Village Wine and Tapas. At Royal Palms you can enjoy not only great fare, but also a retail space where you can learn about and take home top rated selections of beer...  Read More



Mezza Restaurant and Bar is an ideal destination for romantic evenings out and offers a variety of backgrounds for you to select from. If you are looking for a more casual night choose the covered patio and take in the fresh sea breeze. For a...  Read More



Escape with your date to a private hideaway at Dwight's Bistro. Tucked away in a small strip mall, sits this locally praised fine dining establishment. From the moment diners arrive they are swept away to a Mediterranean paradise. Hand crafted...  Read More



Part chic lounge, part romantic dining room, Restaurant Medure is a popular date night favorite at the beaches. Come for the live music and get moving on the dance floor, or grab a booth and enjoy the trendy scene while nibbling off Truffle...  Read More



If you are seeking a French inspired restaurant dishing out great fare in a chic location, you will love Orsay. Created with the French Bistro in mind, Orsay ditches the pretentiousness you might expect, and replaces it with friendly service and...  Read More



As you walk into III Forks spacious interior you'll be impressed at once by it's modern design. III Forks elevates the classic steakhouse ambiance by it's tasteful use of earth tones and natural elements, seamlessly creating a sophisticated...  Read More



Wine and dine your date at one of Jacksonville's best kept secrets. Eleven South Bistro and Bar features an award winning menu, and wine list worthy of the most selective connoisseur. New to food and wine pairing? The knowledgeable staff is...  Read More

San Marco


Tucked away in Jacksonville's historic San Marco neighborhood is date night favorite, Taverna. Serving up seasonal European fare, Taverna's popularity recently led to an expansion in space. Pair selections from the award winning wine list with...  Read More

Amelia Island


Impress the one you love at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island as you savor award winning fare at it's ocean-front restaurant Salt. Nationally applauded for it's sophisticated elevation of every day classics, an experience at Salt is like no other....  Read More



If you're you're looking to turn your romantic evening into an experience full of shock and awe, then The Legend Series is your ticket. One of the most exclusive and secretive events in Jacksonville, The Legend Series are renegade pop up dinners...  Read More


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