The Most Romantic Amelia Island Restaurants for Date Night

Our Amelia Island beachfront rentals put you in the heart of it all! From cozy accommodations that will fully meet your vacation needs to short distances to some of the area’s dreamiest restaurants, we have your romantic stay covered! Eating at these restaurants is one of the best things to do on Amelia Island.


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Start your vacation off with a delicious spread at Salt and get your evening going in a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere built up with gorgeous views of the water and masterful dish presentations. As one of Amelia Island’s best restaurants, Salt is must visit.

A dress code of collared shirts, long pants, and closed-toed shoes adds to this rich atmosphere as you dine in elegance on carefully curated selections of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Start with the Foie Gras and enjoy terrine, port fig chutney, and tarragon mignonette before sharing the lobster as a main course.

Such an extravagant meal should be paired with one of their fabulous desserts and cocktails. We recommend the Bananas Foster Martini with grey goose, house-made banana liqueur, and white chocolate Godiva.

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David’s Restaurant & Lounge

Open Sunday – Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Inspired by his world travels and the area’s freshest ingredients, Davids’ Restaurant & Lounge offers an extravagant and delectable menu experience. Delivered straight to your table, enjoy Kaluga caviar, filet lobster Oscar mignon, hand-cut Chilean seabass, and caramel cheesecake.

While the attire is resort casual, and you’re free to step right in from the golf course, you’ll notice and appreciate the romantic and dreamy atmosphere of this local favorite. 

In between carefully crafted courses, enjoy an extensive wine menu that guarantees the perfect drink for each of your dishes. Ask a server for their pairing recommendations or request one of their intriguing reds, such as their Larkmead Firebelle or Almaviva.

Le Clos

Open Tuesday – Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Delicious Amelia Island seafood by candlelight and attentive service — it doesn’t get much dreamier than a romantic meal at Le Clos. Beautiful presentations of food from menus created by the cuisine and pastry-trained chef and owner, these dishes emphasize local, fresh seafood catches and come with a wine selection that promises the perfect accompaniment.

Start your dining experience with sauteed shrimp before trying the seared Hudson Valley Farms duck roast. Or ask about their daily special. To finish, grab a slice of gateau au chocolat and then lounge around the table with French-pressed coffee.

Plan Your Visit

Contact the team at Amelia Island Vacation Rentals to start planning your romantic island getaway. Book your rental today!

España Restaurant & Tapas

Open Tuesday – Sunday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Traditional flavors, cozy interior seating, and vibrant patio options make Espana Restaurant & Tapas a romantic treat when looking for the perfect spot to dine. Enjoy a flavorful selection of menu offerings, including mordiscos of spiced olives and Spanish almonds, before sharing small plates from their tapas section. You’ll love the champinones a la espana. Topped with Manchego cheese, serrano ham, and beef sauce, these grilled portobello plates are a veritable delight!

Looking for a larger dish to share? Try their daily fresh catches, including the espinaca and lisboeta. No matter which meal you select, you’ll enjoy an extensive wine selection guaranteed to pair wonderfully with your romantic evening at this Amelia Island restaurant.

Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro

Open Wednesday – Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Described as quaint and delectable, you’ll love the intimate experience of dining in this cozy bistro. While waiting for your table, be sure to grab a glass of wine in the courtyard and take in the relaxing and charming mood of this location.

Once seated, you might find it difficult to select which items to order! They’re all excellent choices, but we recommend the Maryland crab cakes and crab stuffed shrimp to start. Next up, grab the spinach, orange, and macadamia salad with honey Dijon dressing before ordering the risotto Milanese main course. With fresh sauteed shrimp, calamari, scallops, and vegetables tossed to perfection in their vegetable broth risotto, this dish is hard to pass up!

Pair your romantic meal with glasses of wine or order a cocktail from their full bar. At Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro, the romantic evening of your dreams is right at your table! 

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Burlingame Restaurant

Open Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Classic dishes and a sophisticated atmosphere await you at Burlingame Restaurant. Enjoy delectable offerings like Bison Short Rib Ragoût. With spinach tagliatelle pasta, glazed vegetable medley, braising jus, and parmesan, this dish pairs spectacularly with the fried brussels sprouts starter.

No matter what you order, you’ll love pairing their splendid menu selection with one of the signature cocktails. Try the Green is the Color for a refreshing and tasty basil-infused beverage. At the end of the night, feel free to linger in the warm atmosphere with another drink or give one of their desserts a try. We think you’ll love the Bourbon Pecan Pie paired with brown butter ice cream.

Bob’s Steak and Chophouse

Open Monday – Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Known for having the best cuts in town, this romantic and welcoming atmosphere is the place to grab a flavorful USDA prime beef steak. Pair it with one of their cabernet sauvignons and enjoy a memorable romantic evening while staying in one of our Amelia Island vacation rentals.

Where to Stay

For romantic dinner dates and cozy accommodations, be sure to book your dreamy getaway with Amelia Vacations. We have the perfect rental for groups of any size. Whether you want to be directly on the beach or if you have your dogs with you on your trip, Amelia Vacations has the property for you.