Reserve your table at one of Navarre’s most romantic restaurants, and end the night with a long walk on the beach—one of the few places where such an activity is far from a cliché. Bella Luna Italian Bistro at 7289 Navarre Pkwy. is famous for Northern Italian cuisine, great cocktails, and desserts. Try the shared fried ravioli starter, followed by homemade pasta like linguine Bolognese. Gourmet pizzas are also an excellent takeaway item for a late night romantic nibble in your guest room.
The Cactus Flower at 8725 Ortega Park Dr. is a top-ranked Mexican restaurant famous for their California-style fare, margaritas, and homemade desserts. Homey, intimate, and hidden away, it’s a true gem that locals adore. If you’re looking for authentic cuisine with home-style touches, The Cactus Flower is your spot.
Wine and Dine on the Beach
The Slippery Mermaid Sushi Bar, located at 8779 Navarre Pkwy., is beloved for its eccentric sushi, sake menu, and screened-in porch perfect for February dining. The modern tiki lounge features the Freaky Mermaid with eel, cucumber, cream cheese, roasted peppers, and topped with two kinds of salmon.
Creekside Southern Grill Seafood Restaurant and Steakhouse is a classic upscale option. You’ll find it at 3070 Pga Blvd, Upstairs Club House and it’s also open for weekend brunch. Fixed menus are available for $45 per person, or go a la carte and try the hot crab dip, fried boudin balls, crispy duck legs, southern shrimp and grits, or the short rib ragu.