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                   Riana’s Favorite Restaurants Picks:


Paris, France

Le Jules Verne Restaurant, Pilier Sud, Champ de Mars   District   7ème – Invalides – Tour Eiffel  75007 Paris France. Phone    01 45 55 61 44   Fax   33 1 47 05 29 41

LeJules Verne: What could beat eating at the top level of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France? Well…….not much! Talk about Romantic and the view to die for! I must stress, this is NOT Romance at Reasonable rates — but it IS worth the money for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

This Fabulous Restaurant is called LeJules Verne; located in the southern pillar of the Eiffel Tower. A private elevator whisks you up 125 meters to the glorious restaurant of many private rooms – all glass enclosed for the ultimate view of Paris where ever you sit!

You MUST have reservations, and usually, there is a 3-month wait, 6 – 9 months for a window seat – however, dressed in our wedding attire, the Maitre D could not say no! You are required to get a full dinner, priced at about $300 per person, US; or $140 Euros. There is a luncheon menu for $75 Euros. There are breathtaking views in a room decorated by Patrick Jouin. Service is chic and professional, and the food (French Contemporary Cuisine) is refined and handled by Chef Alain Ducasse; so you can be assured that each and every selection is superb!

Afterward, you have a private viewing landing around the Tower that all diners have access to – so you can see all the areas of Paris at night.

Photos to come — and Hello to our dining friends, Ben and Katy Peake of London – who joined us on the viewing landing for pictures, and for drinks up on the Champs – Elysees afterward. What fun – absolutely Brilliant!

Cancun, Mexico

RosaNegra (5 Star) Latin American; Contemporary. Phone: +52 (998) 313-4132 +52 (998) 231 8774 Email:   ask for Juan, the Captain and tell them Romance International & Riana sent you. This very romantic, cool vibe and lively restaurant is located right on the lagoon in the stunning Bohemian Square complex in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, RosaNegra seats 400 and offers an experience of fine dining, entertainment, and extraordinary service. The unique architectural design enhances the beauty of the interior space with the exterior made of large wooden terraces that flow over the water allowing everyone to admire the gorgeous water, the night show, and spectacular sunsets. I ordered an incredibly moist, delicious Salmon dish and sat at the contemporary bar. Beautifully presented artisan cocktails and over 300 wines from the best vineyards around the globe; are also part of the experience, as are the fresh foods flown in from their native countries, the table-side fire celebrations, and decadent desserts.  I know the place is packed on weekends, so you must make a reservation ahead of time, and on Monday night the bar was quiet, but the restaurant was still lively with many birthdays being celebrated. The service was outstanding, and the Manager/Captain Juan was most gracious. I will definitely return with a large number of guests, and enjoy some of those beautiful creative desserts next time! Be sure to catch the music, lighting, and cool fire show after dark! A very sexy and romantic place to take a special date! Winner of both TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice and OpenTable’s Diners’ choice, this is a MUST for your visit to Cancun. There are a total of 5 RosaNegra exist – including Tulum and Los Cabos. This fabulous restaurant group (Grupo Rosanegra) also owns some of the other top restaurants and clubs in the Cancun area including – Tabo, Confessions, Funky Budha, Trantra, Funky Geisha, and others. For more information and reservations, go to:

2. Harry’s Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 14.2, Zona Hotelera, CP 77500, Q. Roo, Mexico   Phone: (998) 840-6550

I had a fabulous birthday dinner at Harry’s on the Lagoon in the Hotel Zone of Cancun! The Manager Stefan and our waiter, Ricardo – were both so accommodating. The food — we had the BEST steaks that we have ever tried – anywhere! They have a large selection of red meat, but we ordered: “the Happy Cow Colby Beef” which was Ricardo’s recommendation – this cow was organically fed, massaged, listened to soothing music, and treated to all the best. Could it possibly make a difference? Absolutely – go figure!

Our oysters were fresh from Japan, we had several servings of hot fresh bread, and a surprise birthday cake and blue cotton candy surprise after-dessert. The soft lighting, cool, sexy South-beach style music, and table overlooking the lagoon made for a very romantic, sexy dining experience. It was our best steak and seafood dinner in Cancun – and we highly recommend it!

3) La Habichuela Restaurant: Margaritas Street 25, downtown Cancun (884-3158); and in the Hotel Zone – Blvd. Kukkulcan.  Phone: 840-6240

We went to the downtown restaurant after shopping in the Kiwi market. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, with the outdoor courtyard romantically decorated in white tea lights throughout the trees. There for 33 years, it was recommended to us by one of the popular locals named Victor.

We had two waiters at the tableside – Victor and Ascension. I started with the cold Avocado soup and my companion had the tomato hot soup. Then we split the favorite of the house – a hard coconut shell with a brown curry sauce with lobster, crab. white fish, bananas, pineapples, and other delectables mixed in. For dessert, we had Mexican coffee and flaming banana and chocolate crepes. Thank you to Santiago, the Manager, for being such a gracious host! What an incredible meal – this was our favorite, most romantic Mexican gourmet restaurant in Cancun – a must!

“The Green Bean” restaurant also opened in the Hotel Zone, but we did not see that one, although it is situated overlooking the lagoon. I’m sure it is as good as the original – featuring Caribbean seafood and Mexican specialties!

3) Lorenzillo’s Live Lobster House & Seafood: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 10.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Mexico.    Phone: 883.1254

Armando Granados, the Restaurant Captain, and the Head waiter were really accommodating to us when we visited Lorenzillos. A favorite of mine the past two times I visited Cancun, I wanted my companion to experience this wonderful seafood house on the lagoon. On a prior visit I shared a 4lb lobster with my date, but this time my companion and I had our own and both were tasty. David, our waiter, was very attentive, and we enjoyed our meal from start to finish. and the Key Lime pie was one of the best I’ve had (and I am a specialist of Key Lime pie!)

After dinner, Armando took us for a tour and called over his favorite pet crocodile- seems there’s a family living right in their lagoon, and they are spoiled and well-fed by the staff! Lorenzillos is romantically lit, and when you sit outside by the rail, you see all the amazing fish swimming by beneath you. Still one of my favorite places in Cancun, Lorenzillos has my vote for the Best Lobster dinner!

4) La Palapa Belga: Calle Quetzal #13 Int. Hotel Imperial Laguna Cancun Hotel Zone, Mexico.           Phone: 883-5454

Hidden away on the lagoon within the Hotel Imperial, this totally outdoor restaurant with seafood and French specialties was a nice choice. Romantically lit, and very private, we had a fabulous white fish dinner with fresh bread, rice, and steamed vegetables. A nice choice for casual romance, but go on a mild afternoon or evening with not much humidity – as this is located on the water and totally outside. There are fans to help cool, but there is no ac. We will be back!

Acapulco, Mexico

1) Tony’s Asian Bistro – Asian French Fusion food. What a fabulous meal, view, ambiance, and family! I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Tullan Dichter, his lovely wife Linda, and one of their son Brandon, who treated me like both a VIP and family. The food and the view were amazing – you dine under the stars with the best view of Acapulco Bay. I selected the salmon dish which was so moist and perfectly prepared, and several appetizers – Fresh Tuna with Froi Gras,  sliced almonds, and ginger goat cheese with marmalade jam on points – YUM. The perfect wine was suggested – LaLinda Malbec from Argentina. Everything I had made the taste buds come alive! This experience was the perfect first night in Acapulco – the night air was wonderful until the rain came, and the perfectly attentive wait staff took all of us into the covered room, and it became a family party! SO Fabulous. Afterward, they invited me up to one of their nightclubs – the BEST Nightclub in all of Acapulco (The Palladium – See full write-up under nightclubs) – which was right on the cliff above the restaurant – that also has an amazing view of the bay. For the PERFECT Romantic night in Acapulco, come to both of Tony’s establishments on Friday or Saturday night! Escentica Las Brisas, S/N, Acapulco, Pacific Coast, Mexico – Ph: +52 (744) 446.5492 – Ask for Tony or Brandon & please say Riana sent you! (Also rated #1 on Trip Advisor and recipient of the 5-star Diamond award!)

2) Becco Al Mare – A beautiful architechtural marvel on the hills of Acapulco. All you see from the street is a lit cube – once inside, you go down several flights of stairs as the restaurant has several levels. There is a beautiful view of the bay, with the city lights down below. The food was incredible – I had the creamy risotto with lobster, and there was lobster in every savory bite. The perfect chilled Cabernay wine – Ikus, was suggested by my waiter, Juan Francisco, who was just perfectly attentive. The Tiramisu was recommended for dessert, which just melts in your mouth. I did not get to meet the owner, Rolando, but was beautifully greeted by the restaurant Captain and Manager. Be sure to come here to eat and take in the view – it has such a sexy vibe and the most incredible food! Avenida Escenica 14, Acapulco, Pacific Coast, Mexico

St. Barths

1) Do Brazil – Overlooking Shell beach, on St. Barths island; this quaint beach restaurant was a real find! The food is delicious, and the view is amazing, Shell beach, is all shells, so not the easiest to walk on – but taking the ferry to the island from St. Maarten, it is within walking distance from the main shopping area of St. Barths. So in one day, we had two, 1 hour-Ferry rides (very rocky- not for those prone to sea sickness!), great shopping, a very romantic, delicious lunch, and a day on the beach. If you get to St. Barth’s do check out this great beach restaurant!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1) Pikayo – 999 Ashford Ave, Conrad Condado Plaza, San Juan, Puerto Rico  00907 (787) 721-6194

Delicious and Perfect! Everything we had was just amazing. Located in the Conrad Condado Plaza, The Pikayo is on the 2nd floor of the hotel in which we stayed. I read great reviews about it, so we decided to give it a try. The Dining Room Manager, Remi Acosta, made sure everything was to our delight, and after brought out the Chef to meet us. We started with the Duck Pate, which is so hard for me to find prepared as I found it in France… until now. We had two servings because it was just soooo good! My lamb dish was so delicious and my boyfriend had an incredible fish dish, and we shared the Chocolate Souffle at the end – a MUST do! Beautiful, romantic atmosphere, and impeccable service! I give this restaurant a 5/5 – it was the best meal we had in San Juan! We will be back! See photos at this link: pikayo restaurant in san juan

United States Favorite Restaurants


Delray Beach – Now my home as of April, 2014! Tons of great places to go and write up!

1) City Oyster: 213 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, (561) 272-0220. The BEST Seafood in town (and my favorite of all of them), this popular spot is always busy! Various oysters from all over (The west coast are the best!) and always incredible fresh fishes. This bar is a great place to meet other singles, with Happy Hours especially active – get there before 5 to get a seat at the bar! This is a real local favorite (and mine! Love the Delray Sushi Rule – it’s addicting!) and it’s busy year round! Rating – 5/5 

2) Cut 432: 432 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach,  (561) 272-9898. YUM! The BEST beef and lamb you want to taste on the Avenue. The incredible wine list, and a cool, contemporary vibe with music and activity at the bar. Another local favorite, with friendly bartenders and indoor-outdoor seating. Upscale, but without the snob appeal. You have to try it – we love it here! Rating 5/5 

3) Tramonti Ristorante: 119 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Offering the finest in luxury and sophistication, delivered by experienced fine dining professionals. Tremonti’s chef and culinary specialists work tirelessly to create original and Italian favorites – signature offerings that combine the finest ingredients with an innovative approach. I have loved and savored every dish I have ordered here. One of Delray Beach’s finest and favorites! Rating 5/5 – get there at 5 pm or Reservations are a must.  Call 561-272-1944.

4) Avalon Steak & Seafood: 110 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach FL 33444. The newest Upscale restaurant in Delray Beach. Very pretty, central location, and great ambiance with both indoor and outdoor porch seating. Dress to Impress here. The food was delicious but I would have loved to see Lobster on the menu of a Seafood restaurant. (My date wanted to buy a 2lb. female – but no lobsters existed). Service was excellent and the Manager, Diego Oppo, went out of his way to make sure we had a fabulous night! This has a very cool bar vibe too, is upscale, and is a Must Go-To for Your Romantic Night on busy Atlantic Ave. in Delray. Ph for Reservations: 305-915-0212. 4+/5

5) SALT – Salt 7; Modern Eatery & Social Lounge. 32 SE 2nd Ave; Delray Beach FL 33444 Manager: Mile Vazquez 561-274-SALT

SALT has Happy Hours! Who Knew?! So happy I stopped in with a friend and discovered there is Happy Hour from 3-7 pm. We sampled Tuna TarTar Tacos, Mac & Cheese, Mahi Tacos, and Sushi Pizza. We didn’t realize HH size was so generous, but we Loved everything! There are all kinds of fabulous offerings and drink prices both on and off Happy Hours. If you have not stopped in SALT for a while, you MUST! Great location – inside and outside in central Delray on the small park – in the center of everything! A place “to be seen” and sit and enjoy the Florida evening air! Thanks, Miles and our services for excellent service and a great time! We’ll be back so much more often now! : ) XO Riana  Rating 5/5  P.S. Now also open in Fort Lauderdale – 500 E. Las Olas Blvd. Reservations suggested. 954-751-SALT

6) Cabana El Ray: 105 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach (561) 274-9090: A great spot on the corner that offers fine Latin and Spanish foods. I had the baby lamb and my love had the steak – we both felt our dishes were just amazing! Service was impeccable – so polite! The prices are very fair for the amount of food received. Really nice, relaxing ambiance, and great wines, with Latin music in the evening. A sure spot to sit and enjoy while visiting Delray! 4/5

7) Deck 84: 840 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL (561) 665-8484. Voted for the BEST water view! Lovely to sit anywhere in this establishment and see the intercoastal waterway and boats going by. Casual, and a really lively and popular bar during football games. Great flatbreads and salads at the bar and Happy Hour starts at noon – nice! We love this after the beach because we enjoy the island music which plays in the later afternoon. Also, showing up in a swimsuit and coverup is just fine, everything goes! Come enjoy the food, the view, and the feisty crowd! Rating 5/5 for Casual & Fun

8) Cafe Luna Rosa – 34 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483  Owner: Fran Marincola (561) 274-9404

Voted Delray’s Beach’s BEST Tuscan Restaurant, and Rate #2 Best of  Delray Beach Restaurants on Trip Advisor Traveles Choice for 2022. A Bustling bistro by the beach serving American dishes for breakfast & Italian specialties for dinner. Special orders for gluten-free or vegetarian diets are available. Beautiful outdoor patio with seating and a beach view.  Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner at 7 am. A must-visit destination in Delray Beach!  EVERYTHING is Delicious – and many original recipes to try – come once and you’ll be hooked! For me, it’s THE Breakfast Place with the best tasting fresh, organic foods and conveniently located right across from the beach on AIA-Ocean and near Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach. Rating 5/5
P.S. – Expect lines – while waiting, just stop in my friend Diana’s store right next to it – South Ocean Beach Wear; to pick up the hottest swim and summer wear while you wait! Both are incredible places I just LOVE!

Boynton Beach, FL

1) Prime Catch: 700 Woolbright Rd, Boynton Beach FL 33435 Ph: 561-7737-8822 The nicest restaurant in Boynton Beach! Bright, clean, and a view of the Intercoastal from where ever you sit…now let’s talk about the food! Rated by Zagat’s as “The Best New Restaurant in Palm Beach County” during my first visit, I couldn’t have agreed more. It’s the first upscale dining establishment in Boynton Beach and serves some of the best-tasting food I have had from Palm Beach all the way down to Ft. Lauderdale. The best raw seafood and fish dishes and my friend absolutely loved her steak. The desserts are to die for – so save room! Happy Hour is every weekday 3-6 pm and again at 9-11 pm. They recently opened the New Island Bar located in the water. Voted by Open Table as a Top Diner’s Choice Winner for Best Seafood in Palm Beach County. Great cocktails, and music on Tuesday. Did I mention this is my Favorite restaurant in all of Palm Beach County?!! Experience it for yourself, and do call ahead for a reservation. Rating 5/5 – Boynton’s BEST!

Miami South Beach –

1) Prime 112: 112 Ocean Avenue, Miami South Beach, FL. Owner: Myles Cheftez, a long-time friend of mine from the NY Hamptons; and owner of the most popular South Beach Restaurants; including Prime 112, Prime Italian, Nemos, and The Big Pink Diner. We had a fabulous meal at Prime 112 – my companion ordered the 8 oz Filet Mignon, and I had the lamb. Both dishes were amazing! Our side dishes were huge and extremely tasty; Sweet potatoes with vanilla bean accents, and asparagus. Ask for Kyle, my long-time friend for a waiter, he’s fabulous! Our meal was perfect, but we had over an hour and a half wait for our table – we asked for an 8 pm reservation, and got seated at 9:40 pm – so be prepared, and have a snack before you go.

2) Samba Sushi 600 Lincoln Road, South Beach. Excellent food, ambiance, and a local favorite. A beautiful Sushi restaurant – with very cool music. Don’t miss this for a fabulous, romantic evening, then stroll down Lincoln and visit the shops after dinner. Enjoy!

Ft. Lauderdale –

1) YOLO on Las Olas: 333 East Los Olas Boulevard (954) 524-3884. I really enjoy YOLO (You Only Live Once) restaurant which features indoor and outdoor seating, fire pits, an upscale vibe, and sexy music. Dress to impress here. The food is wonderful, and the wine list is great. Yolo has two bars – a more social bar, and a private more intimate inside bar. The one bar is also open to the night air, keeping the restaurant itself cool with a breeze. This restaurant is one of my favorites in this city. Be sure to valet, and check out the scene. A must if you are staying in FLL. Ask for – Michael Savitt – General Manager.

2) Caffe Europa Trattoria – 910 East Las Olas Blvd; FLL Ph: 954-763-6600 Located on Fort Lauderdale’s famous Las Olas Blvd, this casual Italian dining experience which has been there for over 30 years prepares its food from old family recipes and what we ordered was simply delicious! I had the Veal Marcella and he had Lobster in pasta. We had Tiramisu and coffee for dessert and just talked all night about how great the food was. Tony is usually at the bar, and Lisa Checo is General Manager. If you’re in the area, reserve for dinner to have a fabulous meal you soon won’t forget!

3) LuLu’s Bait Shack – located in the Beach Place Mall, on AIA, in Ft. Lauderdale. Ph: 954-463-7425. Ok, this is NOT a romantic or upscale place, not in the least – but it is a down-to-earth bar and restaurant that serves the best seafood! Go extremely casual, and order the Mussels St. Charles dish – our favorite item on the menu – the bowl of mussels is huge and plenty for two. These yummy mussels are in a white wine creamy garlic sauce, with other “special recipe” items, as explained by Anna Dolge, the Manager. On weekends, there is music and a fun crowd. I never miss LuLu’s on my trips to Ft Lauderdale!

4) Aruba Beach Cafe – One Commercial Blvd, on the beach, Lauderdale By the Sea, FL Ph: 954-776-0001. Lunch and dinner are served daily, there are three bars, and live entertainment is offered 7 nights a week – about the only place you can count on getting music in this area no matter the night! A tropical, dressy casual feeling, attire is comfortable for men, and sun-dress, skirts, or slacks for ladies. Featuring seafood, steaks, pasta, and salads, this is a fun spot to stop for happy hours or a casual dinner and dancing. Happy hour is Fridays, from 4 – 7 pm and there is a Sunday Breakfast Buffet from 9 am to noon for $13.99. We always stop here at least once when we travel to FLL. It is a great spot for the beach too if you can find parking! A local favorite. 5/5 for Causal & Fun, music daily!

5) Galuppi’s Traditional American Restaurant 1103 N. Federal Hwy; Pompano Beach FL 33062 This is a fun and romantic, in and outdoor Entertainment venue and restaurant combination. They bring in the best bands in the area, and have expanded their huge outdoor area; most of it covered in case of bad weather. Food is the more casual fare for outdoor dining during concerts, but the service was very attentive and our staff was very personable. Galuppis does offer a beautiful indoor restaurant and catering space perfect for weddings or small events; so be sure to check this out. My best friend Robin & I saw two of the best bands in the area; Krazy Train; and Studio 54 Band. So if you Love music, enjoying the outdoors, great drinks, and a great variety of food with table service, be sure to hit Galuppis. Reservations are required, and sometimes there is a table charge – be sure to Inquire, but tell them Riana sent you from Romance International Travel to get great service and an awesome seat! For Reservations call: (954) 785-0226   Rating 5/5 for fun, Entertainment and fun food.


Outdoor Dining and Concert area at Galuuppi’s

Private Catering room at Galuppi’s


One of our Favorite Bands – Krazy Train w/lead Singer Jose


Robin & I hitting Ft. Lauderdale area for another Restaurant Venue Review

Key West, FL:

1) Better Than Sex! A Dessert Restaurant – 926 Simonton Street, Key West, FL. One of the most sophisticatedly sexy, romantic, and intimate restaurants I have seen in a while, and a MUST for you when you visit Key West! Decadent, Delicious, and one-of-a-kind Homemade desserts and drinks – choose from a wide selection of yummy treats – we got the fabulously creamy Key Lime Pie and Hot Chocolate Mouse Souffle Cake with Vanilla ice cream balls. My wine was the Choco-Cab and Robin’s was Berry Naughty Pino. You MUST make reservations! Tell them Romance International Travel sent you! Call (305) 296-8102 for reservations; 926 Simonton Street, Key West (check out their other 9 locations). Scandalous names and a great Lovers Game to play while you enjoy your feast of Deliciousness in this speak-easy type atmosphere! A 5-STAR Date place; don’t miss it! Featured in 2010 on The Travel Channel – Thank You Dani & Len Johnson for my Birthday Treats and to Alec our server for being so wonderful! Rating 5/5 for Romance, desserts, drinks and originality! XO Riana

2) A & B Lobster House – 700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040: One of my favorite restaurants in all of Key West; and I would rate 5 STARS. I have been going there for the freshest seafood since I was a young girl. Their Lobster Bisque is so good and creamy with their special recipe and added cognac – it could be a dessert! I had an Escargot and Shrimp appetizer in Lobster sauce with puffed pastry – just so delicious I ate the entire generous portion that was an appetizer. Of course, their homemade Key Lime pie is always a MUST for dessert. My date had the Ribeye steak and again, he said it was the best he has tasted in a long time. Get a seat on the veranda for a beautiful view of the Marina as the boats are lit up at night. A Key West Must…do make reservations way in advance! Ph: (305) 294-5880 and tell them we sent you! Rating 5/5 for food, view and service!

3) Latitudes – on Sunset Key, off of Key West, FL is one of Key West’s (and mine) favorite restaurants; and was nominated for Best Restaurant for The 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as one of the Top 50 Best Restaurant for a Date in America, voted by Open Table! Also, it was rated by Food & Wine – as One of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Every State. Need I say more? Oh yes – it has the BEST Key Lime Colada I have ever tasted – I look forward to having one with every visit. We really enjoyed our lunch there, and they always offer creative dishes you won’t find anywhere else. This is rated 5-STARS by me.

Add the gorgeous views of the turquoise Blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, daily fresh catches, and other amazing seafood dishes, and at night — tiki torches illuminate the night sky which magnifies the beautiful Key West sunsets. This is a MUST visit – you take the free ferry at reservation time which is found on the pier to the left of OPAL Hotel near Mallory Square. Open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; reservations are required. Call 855-995-9799. The Hotel and cottages are part of the Opal Collection; perfect for those who want to isolate themselves from the crowds, get away to write a book, or have total romance away from the maddening (but fun) crowd!


4) Louie’s Back Porch – 700 Waddel Ave, Key West, FL – A beautiful Back yard setting in a Victorian home right on the ocean; select the open air of the back porch or the elegant dining room. Featuring a Caribbean-American menu, it is on the Top of my list, and rated a 5-STAR by me for Romance and Fabulous food. It’s one of the island’s most favorite dining spots, has stellar cocktails and desserts, and every dish I have ever had there (I’ve been going for over 20 years) has been excellent. My favorite app is the Fois Gras with Hazelnut, and for dinner;  the crumb-crusted King Salmon; but everything is just incredible.  The ocean-front home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Chef Doug Shook has been with the restaurant for 30 years, which is why the food is consistently excellent. I’m always thrilled with the experience! Be sure to make reservations way ahead of time. Ph: (305) 294-1061; serving lunch and dinner; with lunch being a great buy. Enjoy a delightful cocktail as you gaze at the ocean from the Afterdeck bar which serves till 2.

Naples Florida:

1) Tommy Bahama Restaurant 1220 3rd Street South, Naples FL 34102  PH: 239-643-6889 Visiting a good friend in Naples, she said we have a huge choice of restaurants to try – but we only had one night. We were on a mad hunt for a restaurant that had live music – a lively part of town. We decided to try Tommy Bahama and had a great table in the patio area, where we could hear the music (which was quite good). Our food and service were really terrific; I had a grilled white fish which was juicy and tender, and my friends enjoyed their meals too. Desert was on the house, so we tried three different ones; each better than the next. Stu Dickson, the General Manager came over to say hello and checked a few times to make sure everything was to our liking. It was excellent! A more casual than romantic spot, I still highly recommend this restaurant for its Great food, service, and of course, music!


1) The Capital Grill: 9101 International Dr, suite 1000 (401) 370-4393. Manager: Nick Hickton. A Beautiful, classy restaurant in Orlando where I spent my birthday with my love. Incredible food, wines and service, and they delivered a beautiful rose to me at the dinner. We would definitely come back to enjoy another meal. One HUGE problem, my honey’s credit card number was stolen, along with others that evening. The management apologized, but very upsetting after a fabulous meal.

Atlantic City, NJ

1) Chelsea Prime – in the Chelsea Hotel – 111 South Chelsea Ave, 5th Flr, Atlantic City, NJ 08401; (609) 428-4545. Manager Michael King runs the prettiest, most romantic restaurant in town! Decorated in Art Deco Black and white, this very special restaurant features large, semi-circular booths, tiered flooring, a piano player along with 30’s style singers (on weekends, call for entertainment schedule), and a large bar area with intimate seating and a high-level view of the Atlantic Ocean. My companion and I went there for my birthday in September, and the food and ambiance were such a special treat! Known for its succulent steaks and meats, my companion had the Filet Mignon and I had the most wonderful Lamb Chops. Service was amazing – so attentive – just perfect. There is an intimate lounge and dance club also on the 5th floor that we enjoyed after dinner. Come to the Chelsea, and plan to stay awhile — it’s the Best!

2) Annata Wine Bar – 216 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, NJ 08037 (609) 704-9797 — Chef Matthew Brunozzi has made quite an impression with his wonderful cooking at The Annata Wine Bar. I had heard about this restaurant located about 40 minutes outside of Atlantic City, and my companion and I stopped in one night just off the cuff. We had a lovely seat, and there were 2 acoustic guitar players. The restaurant has a romantic yet comfortable ambiance to it featuring large tables with big comfortable chairs. The place was packed, but we were seated right away. Service was impeccable. It is best to call for reservations – it’s worth taking the trip!

Boston, Mass

1) The Sea Grille in The Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowe’s Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 856-7744 — What a lovely view from the glass-enclosed restaurant which sits right on Boston Harbor! We had a fabulous 2 lb. lobster, oysters, and wonderfully baked fresh bread. Everything was delicious, but we were a bit disappointed in the soups – my companion’s lobster bisk contained no lobster, and my clam chowder only had one clam – but it did not deter us from enjoying the entire meal experience. Just outside, was a great dance band located right down on the water. There was a hotel veranda that surrounded the entire marina area, so everyone could enjoy the water views and the band. Outdoor dining was more casual, so we recommend The Sea Grille restaurant for its seafood and romantic wonderful view! – 700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040There are 5 locations, included Tulum and Los Cabos. ,


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