Ten Best Romantic Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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2. Market 17

Inspiration for romance differs for everyone. Some want to be enveloped by lush foliage; others prefer a glamorous setting with dim lighting and plush seating; some want to dive into the senses in complete darkness; and others want fine wine and perfectly prepared fare. No matter your style, Market 17 has got you covered. With an ever-changing menu of fresh and exciting farm-to-table food such as sweet potato and hazelnut gnocchi and slow-roasted duck breast, a wide selection of wines from around the world, and indoor, outdoor, and dining-in-the-dark options, this place caters to lovers of all sorts. It might be a bit heavy on the wallet, but finding the ideal way to make your sweetie swoon is priceless.

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1. Serafina Waterfront Trattoria

The saying goes, "Don't judge a book by its cover," and the same is true for romantic restaurants. Set in a nondescript storefront on an uninspiring road, this waterfront Italian eatery offers extraordinary ambiance and remarkable food. A narrow path takes you to a small candlelit room with a few cozy seats. Though the interior is enough to induce feelings of enchantment, the patio is where the real magic happens. White-clothed tables topped by flickering candles overlook sailboats gently bobbing on the docks of the Middle River, with a Greco-Roman waterfall softly burbling in the background. If that's not enough to get you feeling the love, the Italian-speaking staff will guide you through the menu of authentic Italian pastas, fish, and meats, such as imported Italian burrata for two, tagliatelle al porcini, and Angello aromatico -- grilled rack of lamb encrusted with rosemary and garlic and drizzled with sweet balsamic reduction. It's like an Italian coastal escape.

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Location Info

Mustard Seed Bistro and Market

256 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL

Category: Restaurant

15th Street Fisheries

1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Dada Restaurant & Lounge

52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Moon Fish Co. Lauderdale by the Sea

4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Category: Restaurant

L'europe Cafe

331 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Casa D'Angelo

1201 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Canyon Southwest Cafe

1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bistro Mezzaluna

1821 SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Market 17

1850 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Serafina Waterfront Trattoria

926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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