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Ten Best Romantic Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Love: It's in the air right now. It's almost Valentine's Day, after all.

So you might be thinking about where to bring your special someone for a romantic evening. Or perhaps you'd like to escape the crowds and chaos of the downtown scene and escape to a quiet, dim-lit place to enjoy a more peaceful night.

Maybe you have your sites set on a waterside panorama, and few compare to the oceanfront views at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach. And some of you might be thinking about a bottle of wine, and decadent dessert to make it a meal worth remembering, the type of thing you'll find year-round at Valentino in Fort Lauderdale.

Whether you're ready for it or not, Valentine's Day is this Saturday, February 14. And you're probably thinning about where to take your sweetie. Sure, you can buy a card, pick up some supermarket roses, or snag a box of chocolates and call it a day, but V-Day is supposed to be special, a day to let your inner romantic come out to play.

From cozy and casual, to the superluxe, here are our picks for the ten most romantic restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

See also:

- Broward County Restaurants Offering Valentine's Day Specials 2015

- Palm Beach County Restaurants Offering Valentine's Day Specials in 2015

10. 50 Ocean

What's more romantic than a dinner by candlelight with floor to ceiling windows displaying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, with the soft sound of waves hitting the shore? Unless you're planning a picnic on the beach, 50 Ocean will have to do. Enjoy a crafted cocktail at the restaurant's chic, backlit blue quartz bar, or select a wine from 50 Ocean's award-winning wine list with more than 100 carefully curated selections. The menu offers an inspired take on local seafood entrees, with the freshest vegetables from nearby farms served by a well-trained and knowledgeable staff. 50 Ocean is located at 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Call 561-278-3364, or visit 50ocean.com.

9. Cafe Seville

Nearly a quarter-century old and showing no signs of retiring or resting on its leches, Café Seville is as full of surprises as ever, from a soothing potato-stuffed tortilla Española to a lineup of seafood preparations (trout, merluza, swordfish, salmon, snapper, dolphin, seafood paella, a maritime casserole) and rustic, Spanish-style legs of pork, rib of lamb, and even delicious rabbit cooked in spicy tomato sauce. The food is consistently wonderful and the prices reasonable, with enough variety to keep you busy trying new dishes for years. But it's the friendly, romantic atmosphere that will make this charming café your go-to spot whenever you most need sustenance and succor. A huge list of reasonably priced Spanish, American, and European wines, plus live classical guitar music on weekends, turns the place into a full-on party. Cafe Seville is located at 2768 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Wilton Manors, FL. Call 954-565-1148, or visit cafeseville.com.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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