Valentine’s Venues

These locals restaurants create intimate backdrops and boast spectacular views perfect for Valentine's Day dates

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11 Maple Street

This perennial favorite is located in a lovingly restored old house, filled with intimate nooks for privacy. The overall effect is one of dining in a space you wish you had designed yourself. Chef Michael Perrin’s menu offers locally sourced seafood and produce, along with humanely raised wagyu and New Zealand elk, artfully presented to match the unique surroundings. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; 772.334.7714

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Stuart Boathouse

If you’re craving the full-on waterfront experience, head to the Stuart Boathouse and drink in the view of the St. Lucie River available from every seat. The building has a long history dating back to the 1920s, with incarnations as a hotel, an assisted living facility, and a law office before it was beautifully transformed into a restaurant. The extensive menu includes a range of fresh, seasonal seafood and a collection of signature sushi rolls. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart; 772.266.4586

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Fernando’s Dockside Grille

Chef Fernando Dovale prides himself on creating “a melting pot of cultural food” (think New Bedford scallops and pork Alentejana). The cozy dining room, outdoor patio, friendly service, and delicious Portuguese cuisine combine for a truly intimate vibe. You and your date will be taken care of with so much love, it’s bound to rub off. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Port. St. Lucie; 772.337.1110

18 Seminole Street

Housed in a historic, preserved 1920s building, this gem conjures up memories of la dolce vita. The architecture may differ from the Italian countryside, but the food is pretty darn close. From the house-made mozzarella to the assortment of veal, eggplant, and seafood dishes, the menu blends the elegance of the North with the rustic appeal of the South.
Intimate, cozy, and framed by warm hospitality, this is a romantic destination anytime of year. 18 Seminole St., Stuart; 772.463.0059

Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steaks

You have two options at Kyle G’s: The more casual Ocean-side menu is served at lunch and on the deck at night, while the Prime menu is available indoors at dinner. Either way, you’ll experience a bounty of raw bar selections, pristine seafood, an innovative cocktail program and wine list, servers who can’t wait to welcome you for a memorable evening—and, if you reserve a table outside, an unbeatable ocean view. 10900 S. Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island; 772.237.5461

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