Romantic Restaurants of the Space Coast

The most popular date has always been to treat the one you fancy to a night out of fine-dining. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your significant other with a trip to these elite dining establishments brimming with romance in Brevard.

Café Coconut Cove

reservations1The dimly lit, cozy atmosphere, the gorgeous unparalleled sunset views, and best of all the excellent wine list and exquisite food make Café Coconut Cove a gem for those looking for a truly amorous evening. The restaurant has been a favorite to locals, snowbirds and authentic German-dish lovers since 1985, and recently caught the eye of famed chef Emeril Lagasse who featured the restaurant on his show “Emeril’s Florida.” Experience wonderful service and listen to sweet melodic tunes while looking out at the dolphins, otters and other wildlife abound in the view of the Indian River Lagoon, all adding to the lovely ambiance of your evening.

Café Coconut Cove is located at 4210 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach. (321) 727 -3133 or

The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill

Gaze with your suitor at the pristine Florida wildlife views, relax with the sunset and salty breezes and soak in all the romantic qualities that dining on this Space Coast establishment has to offer. The Island’s ideal location offers breathtaking views of the Banana River, which makes it flourish with romance for you and your date as you savor fresh seafood and other delicious dishes. Referred to as the coolest place in Merritt Island, this restaurant is inviting for couples of all ages; known for great entertainment, cocktails and service.

The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill is located at 1891 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. (321) 806-3661

The Mansion

True to its name, The Mansion is a spacious restaurant that offers delicious made-from-scratch meals and an expansive list of tasty drink fare for your and your beau to enjoy at your leisure. Perfect for lovers who enjoy a good drink tasting, the multi-level restaurant includes a tavern with 60 beers on tap and a package store that consists of 1,200 different wines, 1,250 beers and microbrews and 1,000 different spirits.

Deemed a “culinary entertainment complex,” the Mansion includes various dining areas fit for romance. Sit on the second floor known as the “The Terrace” and enjoy views of the Indian River Lagoon with the stars above. “The Garden” is also a lovely al fresco dining area that is cool and breezy with lush landscaping.

The Mansion is located at 1218 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. (321) 345-5800 or

The Chart House

It is consistently rated one of the top dining establishments on the Space Coast, and it is not hard to see why once you have experienced it yourself. Relish spectacular views of the Indian River while experiencing fine dining at its best. Attentive staff caters to you with a genuine caring and sophisticated attitude, ensuring a most memorable night out filled with mouthwatering meals, luxurious cocktail concoctions and a wine and champagne list that is unparalleled. Look your best and order the best for you both as dining here is a real treat.

The Chart House is located at 2250 Front Street, Melbourne. (321) 729- 6558 or

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House

Appeal to all you and your date’s senses with a quixotic visit to Djon’s Steak and Lobster House. Feast your eyes on the marvelous décor, listen to the tunes of the one of a kind piano bar and let your taste buds savor delectable meals paired with a fantastic wine and cocktail list. Djon’s prides itself on romance, and its location next to the Melbourne Beach Pier allows for you and your significant other to take a walk out after dining and star- gaze; a perfecting ending to a perfect date and dining experience.

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House is located at 522 Ocean Ave., Melbourne. (321) 722-2737 or

Trend Kitchen

reservations2An intimate restaurant with only 36 seats, Trend Kitchen serves modern inventive cuisine in a beautiful and casual environment, unlike any other in Brevard County. Impress your loved one by making a reservation to enjoy the food-focused cuisine that is expertly paired with an extensive, unique wine collection and world class craft beers. The staff is informed, entertaining and are sure to provide you and your Valentine with an unforgettable and transforming dining experience.

Trend Kitchen is located at 1924 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach. (321) 622-8977 or