April 3, 2023

5 Best Date Night Spots in 30A

5 Best Date Night Spots in 30A

Are you looking for the perfect place to take your sweetheart on a romantic date? In addition to 30A luxury real estate, this area is home to some of the country's most charming and picturesque restaurants. Whether looking for a cozy beachfront bistro or an upscale wine bar, 30A offers something to fit everyone's taste. This blog post will highlight five of our favorite spots for a romantic evening out on the town. So grab your partner and get ready for a night you'll never forget!

The Pearl's Havana Beach Bar & Grill

The first spot on our list is The Pearl's Havana Beach Bar & Grill, located in the heart of Rosemary Beach. The Pearl is a AAA four-diamond luxury hotel known for its chic coastal vibe. Havana Beach Bar & Grill is the award-winning boutique hotel's eatery known for its inventive seafood dishes and stunning Gulf-front scenery.

Located just a few steps from the lobby, you can relax in a setting reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway's favorite bars and cafes from his heyday. Dine on Gulf Coast fare with a dash of Portuguese, French, and old-world Spanish flavor, surrounded by colorful Cuban photography, art, and décor. All the fish served here is caught fresh every day by small, family-run businesses within a hundred miles of the restaurant. In addition, the hand-carved mahogany bar serves wines and liquor from around the world, with a cocktail menu that would make Hemingway proud.

For a truly romantic experience, we recommend booking a table on the restaurant's outdoor veranda to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Patrons may also choose to take their meals in the elegant dining room, which features a superb bar designed in the style of El Floridita, one of Hemingway's favorite bars (though he didn't seem to meet too many places he didn't like). Guests can enjoy their food while listening to classic hits from yesteryear played on a piano in the dining room's décor. Havana Beach Bar & Grill serves three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) daily.

George's at Alys Beach

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In the sleepy Florida hamlet of Alys Beach, George's is a casual fine dining establishment serving dishes with a distinctly coastal flair and an international twist. George's uses the freshest fish and the highest-quality ingredients from local farmers to craft the dishes on the menu. They also have carefully crafted batched cocktails and delicious sweet treats. The cozy beach house is a date night hotspot. You can eat indoors, in the bright and comfortable dining room, or outside, on one of the screened porches or patios (either covered or uncovered). When the line is long, head up to the rooftop bar for a drink and a view of Alys Beach while you wait!

Look no further than George's at Alys Beach for a chic and sophisticated date night. We recommend ordering the grilled octopus or the seared scallops for an unforgettable meal. And don't forget to enjoy a glass of wine from George's extensive wine list!

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate

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For a truly unique date-night experience, hit Rosemary Beach's cobblestone streets for La Crema Tapas & Chocolate. Inspired by the flavors, style of life, and overall passion of the Spaniards, La Crema Tapas, and Chocolate is a one-of-a-kind spot that offers a variety of small plates perfect for sharing with your date. The picturesque patio on Main Street is ideal for recreating an authentic Barcelona atmosphere and dining experience.

And, of course, you can't visit La Crema without indulging in some of their handmade artisan chocolates! La Crema serves chocolate in every delicious form imaginable, from fondue to molten cake. However, if fondue isn't your style, plenty of other delicious dessert options are created to order. There's also a wide variety of wines available by the glass that amplify the decadence of the chocolate treats.

Insider tip: We recommend the gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) and the chorizo-stuffed dates for tapas. Then the OMG for dessert!


Seagar's is Northwest Florida's longest-running Four-Diamond AAA restaurant. Here, a theater-style open kitchen allows you to watch as your dinner is prepared, from the sizzling of the steak to the carefully-placed embellishments. If that isn't enough to entice you, Seagar's service is one of their fortes. Experience the art of classic fine dining brought to life at your very own table.

Although they are known for their excellent steaks, Seagar's seafood should not be overlooked. Moreover, Wine Spectator has acknowledged a 600-label wine list as "Best of Award of Excellence." The knowledgeable wait staff will gladly recommend the ideal wine pairing for your meal. From impeccable service to exquisitely prepared dishes, Seagar's will provide you with the finest date-night dining experience possible.

Restaurant Paradis

Last but not least, we have Restaurant Paradis. Picture this: You and your date arrive at a hidden gem eatery in the picturesque town of Grayton Beach. The lighting is low and moody. Your table is nestled in an alcove surrounded by wine bottles. The menu features a mix of American and French cuisine, with something to please every palate, and the wine list is impressive.

Restaurant Paradis focuses on coastal cuisine, using seasonal ingredients to ensure that every dish on the menu is delicious and memorable. We recommend ordering a few dishes to share if you and your date want to spice things up. The ponzu sauce and yuzu-infused rice used in the tuna tartare dish make for a light and flavorful bite. Pair this dish with a Turley Red Zinfandel for a truly delectable experience. And don't forget dessert to round off the evening — we recommend the flourless chocolate torte!

We hope you've found this list helpful. For additional date night suggestions or to learn more about Santa Rosa Beach homes for sale, reach out to Hilary Farnum-Fasth & Jacob Watkins. Contact Hilary & Jacob today.

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