Warm weather, beautiful beaches, and spectacular ocean views, Melbourne in Florida is an excellent spot for a romantic getaway, whether it’s for a week or just one night. Take a stroll in Historic Downtown Melbourne, which is packed with charming old buildings, art galleries, and museums and explore the picturesque botanical gardens filled with blooming flowers and shady trees. Spend the day on the beach dolphin-spotting or learning to sail, before heading to one of these fantastic restaurants, eateries, and cafés for an intimate celebration of your love.
1.Bacco Wine Cafe
© Bacco Wine Cafe
Bacco Wine Cafe is a family-owned and operated trattoria located in an unassuming strip-mall that serves modern Italian cuisine in a cozy, contemporary setting. Owned by Loris and Raffaella, who hails from the Italian Riviera Liguria region, the modern Italian restaurant is a popular dining destination for both locals and visitors alike, who come to enjoy classic Italian dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients and regional products using traditional family recipes. Ranging from platters of antipasti, steaming plates of homemade pasta, and fresh fish to hearty beef and veal dishes, and decadent desserts, the menu has something for every taste. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of casual wines, craft and draft beers on tap and the bottle, high-end spirits, and classic cocktails, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
4100 N Wickham Rd #108, Melbourne, FL 32935, Phone: 321-259-3456
2.Café Coconut Cove
© Café Coconut Cove
Café Coconut Cove is a family-owned restaurant that serves upscale German cuisine in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Set on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon in an old riverfront home with beautiful views over the water and a private pier where guests can enjoy a pre-dinner stroll, the restaurant is owned by the Himmeroeder and has been serving traditional German cuisine for the past 32 years. The romantic eatery features homey décor and gorgeous waterfront views from every table and serves delicious authentic German dishes like Eisbein, Sauerbraten, Béarnaise Schnitzel, Weisswurst Plate, Roasted Pork Shank, Goulash, and Spätzle. Casual German wines, imported German and European beers on tap and by the bottle are available from the bar, and the restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
S, 4210 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, Phone: 321-727-3133
© Crush XI
Crush Eleven is an upscale, neighborhood gathering spot with a casually hip vibe that serves rustic-urban food, craft beers, and unique specialty wines for lunch and dinner. The eatery serves a creative menu of sharing plates designed to encourage a social dining experience with farm-to-table dishes like Chicken Chicharrones, Tepache Braised Pork Belly, Sriracha Marinated Flat Iron Steak, Seared U10 Scallops, Grilled Duck Breast, and Santa Maria Style Pork Tenderloin. An imaginative cocktail program offers unique takes on classic cocktails such as the bacon-infused Old-Fashioned cocktail, and other bar offerings include craft and draft beers, and casual wines. Crush Eleven is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
923 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-312-6067
4.CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge
© CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge
Located in Satellite Beach, Cuizine Restaurant & Lounge is a chic, elegant restaurant that offers an exceptional fine-dining experience. Owned and operated by brothers Zoran and Marjan Stanojkovski, the beautifully appointed restaurant exudes the feel of a classic jazz piano lounge with dark wood and leather accents, cozy dining booths and private dining spaces, and a softly-lit romantic ambiance. A Mediterranean-inspired menu features delectable dishes like Herb Lump Crab Cakes, Grilled Lamb Chops, Pork Osso Bucco, and three variations of Certified Angus steak cuts. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of casual wines, craft and draft beers on tap and the bottle, high-end spirits, and classic cocktails, and live music is hosted on the weekends. Cuizine Restaurant & Lounge is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
1790 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937, Phone: 321-779-3605
5.Djon's Steak & Lobster House
© Djon's Steak & Lobster House
Djon's Steak and Lobster House is a popular restaurant that specializes in prime steaks and fresh seafood in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The fine-dining restaurant boasts traditional steakhouse décor with dark wood and leather accents, elegantly dressed tables and soft lighting and serves a variety of prime cuts of USDA choice steaks, fresh seafood, free-range chicken and pork, and a range of vegetarian options. Signature dishes include Steamed Lobster, Filet Mignon, Lamb Chops, and Veal Chops, and the cuisine is accompanied by an extensive menu of fine wines from around the world, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, craft beers on tap or by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Djon's Steak and Lobster is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday and dinner only Saturday through Monday.
522 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, Phone: 321-722-2737
6.El Ambia Cubano
© El Ambia Cubano
El Ambia Cubano is a friendly Cuban restaurant that takes diners on a culinary journey through the colorful and vibrant music-loving country. The casual, unfussy café serves authentic homemade Cuban dishes and handcrafted drinks in a lively, musical atmosphere where live music forms the backdrop for every meal. Boasting bright and cheerful décor, plain wooden tables, a full-service bar with conga bar stools, an outdoor terrace for alfresco dining and beautiful water views, the restaurant serves a range of delicious Cuban cuisine with plenty of pork dishes, gourmet sandwiches, fresh seafood, chicken and beef plates and sweet treats for dessert. Sip classic rum-inspired cocktails, craft beers, and casual wines, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Wednesday.
950 E Melbourne Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-327-8389
7.Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
© Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Located in Melbourne Square, Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse is a traditional Brazilian steakhouse that presents a unique style of preparing and serving food in the tradition of the Brazilian Gaúcho by offering a variety of hand-sliced meats straight from the skewer. Signature steak cuts include sirloin called Alcatra; and bottom sirloin with a juicy, robust flavor. Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse offers exquisite dining experiences for couples and groups with private, semi-private and lounge spaces for all occasions, along with an outdoor patio for alfresco dining, and is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1700 W New Haven Ave # 285A, Melbourne, FL 32904, Phone: 321-586-4002
8.Islands Fish Grill
© Islands Fish Grill
Located in Indialantic Islands Fish Grill is a low-key seafood eatery with colorful Caribbean décor that focuses on serving high-quality fresh fish caught off the shores of Florida and prepared in creative ways. Offering 11 kinds of fresh fish served daily, Chef Jared and Chef Nate pride themselves on creating sublime dishes of fresh fish and seafood and presenting them in artful ways along with delicious, fresh sides. The cuisine is paired with craft beers on tap or by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines from around the world, and the restaurant is open for dinner only, nightly.
111 5th Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903, Phone: 321-956-0559
9.La Crepe de France
© La Crepe de France
La Crepe de France brings an authentic French dining experience to the heart of Melbourne with a creative menu of classic French cuisine for breakfast and lunch. The family-friendly café has a comfortable dining room and a sunny outdoor patio for laid-back brunches and serves a menu of authentic French dishes like a variety of crepes, galettes, homemade soup and fresh salads, quiches, gourmet sandwiches, and small sides. Freshly squeezed juices and house-brewed coffees are available to enjoy with the food. La Crepe de France is open daily for lunch and dinner.
707 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-837-3760
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Located in the Nasa Plaza, Makoto is a sleek Japanese restaurant serving traditional hibachi and teppanyaki-style grilled fare and fresh, handmade sushi in a modern and stylish setting. The contemporary Japanese restaurant serves an array of hibachi, sushi, sashimi, rolls, tempura, teppanyaki, as well as soup, salad, seasonal tempura, and California rolls. Expert sushi chefs prepare specialty rolls at the open sushi bar, and a range of drinks from sake to classic cocktails are available. Makoto is open for lunch and dinner daily.
785 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-724-8751
© Matt's Casbah
Matt’s Casbah is a stylish, spacious spot with a softly-lit dining room with twinkle lights on the ceiling and an outdoor patio that serves an eclectic global menu of contemporary cuisine and an extensive wine list. The popular downtown eatery features a sleek sushi bar where chefs prepare fresh, handmade sushi and sashimi, while other creative items on the menu include flatbread pizzas, hand-made Angus burgers, gourmet sandwiches, chicken panini, seared Mahi filet, and decadent desserts like key lime tart and raspberry truffles. The full-service bar serves craft beers on tap or by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines from around the world, and live entertainment of live DJs and bands is hosted throughout the week. Matt’s Casbah is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
801 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-574-1099
12.Melo's Italian Ristorante
© Melo's Italian Ristorante
Melo's Italian Restaurant is a cozy family restaurant that serves an extensive menu of authentic Italian fare in a comfortable setting adorned with romantic murals of Italy. The family-friendly eatery has been serving Southern Italian dishes since 1988 with culinary delights from Italy's southern shores such as prosciutto and melon appetizers, hearty baked pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and catch-of-the-day fish platters, and chicken and veal specialties. Specialties include all-you-can-eat mussels on Thursdays, and a spacious full-bar serves imported and domestic beers and wines, casual wines from Italy and classic cocktails. Melo's Italian Restaurant is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1000 E Eau Gallie Blvd, Satellite Beach, FL 32937, Phone: 321-773-3555
© Red Ginger
Red Ginger serves authentic Chinese cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. The restaurant features Asian-style décor and serves a menu of delicious, freshly made Asian and Chinese cuisine such as a range of beef, chicken, pork and fish dishes, along with noodles, rice, and vegetarian dishes. The menu features appetizers of beef skewers, garlic chicken wings, and shrimp egg rolls, and entrées of chow mein, vegetarian and chicken noodles, steamed dim sum and fresh sushi. A variety of drinks, including original sake, craft beers, global wines, and fruit juices, and the cuisine is served by expertly trained and knowledgeable staff. Red Ginger is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1700 West New Haven Avenue Suite #633, Melbourne, Florida 32904, Phone: 321-951-8818
14.Rustic Restaurant & Bar 9 at Hilton Melbourne Rialto
© Rustic Restaurant & Bar 9 at Hilton Melbourne Rialto
Located in the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne, Rustic Restaurant offers a relaxed, upscale dining experience with a seasonal menu of fresh seafood and other contemporary fare. An elegant dining room with modern décor and a covered atrium and a charming courtyard offer two choices for intimate dining spaces where guests can tuck into fresh seafood prepared with fantastic Floridian flair. Signature items on the menu include Corn & Crab Bisque, Chicken Martinique, Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Garlic and Herb Crusted Grouper Pasta, and Shrimp Etouffee. Bar 9 is a full-service bar that offers a broader range of fine wines from around the world, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, craft beers on tap or by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Rustic Restaurant and Bar 9 are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, daily.
200 Rialto Pl, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-768-0200
15.Salt and Sweet Restaurant
Located in the Lake Washington Crossing, Salt and Sweet Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant that specializes in traditional Polish cuisine. The cozy eatery has a warm and welcoming ambiance with boutique decor and soft lighting and serves an array of authentic Polish dishes like beet borscht, potato pancakes, pierogi, Wiener schnitzel, Golabki, and cutlet de Volaille, and the cuisine is accompanied by imported polish beers and casual wines. Salt and Sweet Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
3092 Lake Washington Rd, Melbourne, FL 32934, Phone: 321-259-5182
16.Skewers Mediterranean Grille
© Skewers Mediterranean Grille
Skewers Mediterranean Grille is a bright and colorful eatery that serves Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a Middle Eastern flair and easy-drinking wines in a pleasant atmosphere. An impressive menu of Mediterranean fare made with locally sourced ingredients and regional products with mouthwatering dishes of kabobs of lamb, beefsteak, and garlic chicken, along with signature dishes of Stuffed Kibbeh, Yogurt Kafta Kabob, and Mousakhan. The full-service bar serves craft beers on tap or by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines from around the world, and occasional belly dancing is hosted throughout the week. Skewers Mediterranean Grille is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday and dinner only on Sunday.
144 5th Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903, Phone: 321-727-8944
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17.The Dove III
© The Dove III
Savor authentic, Neapolitan cuisine and other award-winning Italian fare at the Dove III. Located in downtown Melbourne, the family-friendly restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and a warm and welcoming setting in which seasonal menus of traditional Italian food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and regional produce. Dishes range from gourmet pizzas and paninis on the lunch menu to sublime veal and beef dishes, fresh seafood platters, and homemade pasta on the dinner menu. An extensive menu of globally-inspired wines is available to pair with the cuisine, as well as craft and draft beers, and classic cocktails. Dove III is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
836 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-725-3683
© The Mansion
Based in a beautifully preserved historic home in downtown Melbourne, The Mansion is a casual eatery that serves New American cuisine in an elegant setting exuding vintage Florida vibes. The contemporary dining room offers an intimate ambiance in which to enjoy a romantic dinner, and a stunning rooftop patio is the perfect for sipping sundowner cocktails or dining beneath the stars. A seasonal menu of market-driven fare includes appetizers of BBQ bacon-wrapped shrimps, ahi tuna tacos, and conch fritters, and entrées of pork chops with andouille cheddar mashed potatoes, Tavern Pot Roast with a Guinness gravy, and Miso Salmon. The bar boasts over 70 different beers on tap from national and local breweries, along with an array of signature cocktails and an extensive wine selection with wines from around the world. The Cellar at the Mansion sells a variety of fine wines, craft beers, and imported liquor, along with interesting bourbons and tequila. The Mansion is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
1218 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-345-5800
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19.The Nomad Cafe
© The Nomad Café
The Nomad Café is a cozy, family-friendly space that serves a varied menu of international fare in an intimate space. The family-owned café uses fresh locally sourced and sustainable ingredients from regional farmers, fishermen and artisanal producers to create a menu of classic New American cuisine with dishes like Baton Rouge Beets, Garbage Burger with avocado and egg, Shrimp n' Grits, and Drunken Fish with tequila cream sauce. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and the cuisine is accompanied by a range of craft beers on tap or by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines from around the world. The Nomad Café is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
5449, 2002 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, Phone: 321-327-2996
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© Trend Kitchen
Trend Kitchen is an intimate, upmarket spot with swanky décor and a sophisticated ambiance that serves a seasonally-inspired menu of creative farm-to-table fare and a boutique wine list with fines from around the world. The fine-dining restaurant is renowned for its inventive award-winning cuisine prepared with locally sourced and regional ingredients and presented by professional and knowledgeable staff. Executive Chef, Yvan Heraud creates signature dishes such as Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Roasted Bone Marrow Escargots, Octopus Carpaccio, Seafood Cassolette, Roasted Scottish Salmon Paired with Crispy Pork Belly, and Duck Leg Confit with Oyster Mushroom Risotto. The food is expertly paired with an extensive wine collection of unique wines and world-class craft beers. Trend Kitchen is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1924 Florida A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, FL 32937, Phone: 321-622-8977
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The Tuscany Grill is a quaint family-owned Italian mainstay with a casual lounge and a charming outdoor patio that serves a Tuscan-inspired menu of traditional Italian cuisine. The friendly, neighborhood restaurant is spacious yet intimate with wood-and-stone accents, tables clothed under glass, and an inviting ambiance, and serves a menu of appetizers, fresh salads, homemade pasta dishes, hand-tossed wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood dishes. The full-service bar serves craft beers on tap or by the bottle, handcrafted cocktails, and casual wines from around the world. The Tuscany Grill is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on the weekends.
7640 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940, Phone: 321-757-7220
22.Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar
© Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Located in the Metro West Shopping Center, Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar is a modern restaurant that serves traditional Asian cuisine, including Japanese ramen soups, steamed dumplings, and a variety of sake-based cocktails. Boasting a modern décor and an inviting atmosphere, the restaurant serves a menu of mouth-watering cuisine, ranging from appetizers of Agedashi Tofu, Spice Calamari, and Harumaki, and entrées of Yuzu Miso Yaki Sea Bass, Wafu Strip Steak, Shrimp Tempura, and a variety of noodle dishes. Imported bottled beers and casual wines are served from the bar, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
3042 W New Haven Ave, West Melbourne, FL 32904, Phone: 321-676-5159
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23.Villa Palma Ristorante
© Villa Palma Ristorante
Located in the Indialantic Shopping Center, Villa Palma Ristorante is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant that offers authentic Italian fare in a warm and welcoming setting. Owned by an Italian immigrant from Naples, Guiseppe (Peppe) Mazzella and his son Frank, the restaurant was opened in 1964 and serves a menu of traditional Italian fare, including Italian-imported charcuterie, fresh homemade bread, and pasta with from-scratch sauces, fresh seafood and fish, and prime meat and chicken dishes. The cuisine is paired with casual Italian wines, craft beers on tap or by the bottle, and handcrafted cocktails. Villa Palma Ristorante is open for dinner, seven days a week.
874 N Miramar Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903, Phone: 321-951-0051
23 Best Restaurants in Melbourne, FL
- Bacco Wine Cafe, Photo: Bacco Wine Cafe
- Café Coconut Cove, Photo: Café Coconut Cove
- Crush XI, Photo: Crush XI
- CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge, Photo: CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge
- Djon's Steak & Lobster House, Photo: Djon's Steak & Lobster House
- El Ambia Cubano, Photo: El Ambia Cubano
- Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Photo: Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
- Islands Fish Grill, Photo: Islands Fish Grill
- La Crepe de France, Photo: La Crepe de France
- Makoto, Photo: Makoto
- Matt's Casbah, Photo: Matt's Casbah
- Melo's Italian Ristorante, Photo: Melo's Italian Ristorante
- Red Ginger, Photo: Red Ginger
- Rustic Restaurant & Bar 9 at Hilton Melbourne Rialto, Photo: Rustic Restaurant & Bar 9 at Hilton Melbourne Rialto
- Salt and Sweet Restaurant, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Skewers Mediterranean Grille, Photo: Skewers Mediterranean Grille
- The Dove III, Photo: The Dove III
- The Mansion, Photo: The Mansion
- The Nomad Cafe, Photo: The Nomad Café
- Trend Kitchen, Photo: Trend Kitchen
- Tuscany Grill, Photo: I'm Thongchai/stock.adobe.com
- Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Photo: Umami Restaurant and Sushi Bar
- Villa Palma Ristorante, Photo: Villa Palma Ristorante
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