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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Greater Gainesville

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Greater Gainesville

No plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Take out the guesswork and check out these Greater Gainesville date night destinations. Whether it is a romantic evening for two or a Galentine’s night out, these classy local restaurants will not disappoint.

Embers Wood Grill — Gainesville

Photo by Embers

This surf-and-turf chophouse  is as classic as it gets for date night. Pull out all the stops this V-day and snag a reservation for Embers’ Valentine’s Celebration Feast, which features a five course, Prix Fixe menu. Special wine pairings, champagne and signature cocktails will also be available to enjoy throughout the meal.

Alpin Bistro — Gainesville

french negroni cocktail
Photo by Alpin Bistro

This eclectic French bistro brings all the romance of France right to Gator country. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails in a cozy atmosphere while being serenaded by a live guitarist.

Superette Wine + Provisions — Gainesville

charcuterie plate with white wine
Photo by Madison Rae

Superette Wine + Provisions, a premier bottle shop, market and deli, is an ideal spot for vino lovers to celebrate the holiday of love. Sit outside in the moonlit ambiance of the restaurant’s garden with a charcuterie board for two paired with a bottle of specialty wine.

Dragonfly Sushi and Saki Company — Gainesville

plate of sushi
Photo by Madison Rae

Look no further than Dragonfly, a contemporary izakaya, or Japanese pub for a change of pace from the conventional steak-and-wine combo on Valentine’s Day. This fun, elegant, decadent restaurant serves expertly prepared, Japanese-style cuisine and an assortment of sake and craft cocktails.

Great Outdoors Restaurant — High Springs

outdoor seating at a restaurant
Photo By The Great Outdoors Restaurant

This local favorite located in the heart of downtown High Springs provides an earthy, rustic, yet romantic setting. Offering traditional American fare with gluten-free and vegan options, plus craft cocktails, the Great Outdoors ensures a delectable dining experience. Celebrate V-Day a little early this year and visit the restaurant on a Saturday evening to catch some live music on the outdoor patio.

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The Ivy House Restaurant — Williston, Ocala

expensive steak photo
Photo By Ivy On The Square

The Ivy House Restaurant is not typically open on Mondays, but they are spreading the love this year and opening reservations for Valentine’s Day evening. Dine on high-end Southern comfort cuisine in a dreamy Victorian setting. End the meal with something sweet from a selection of homemade desserts.


Written by Shelley Akins

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