Editor’s Date Night Hot Spots


Ahhh…the elusive Date Night Out. The reprieve all couples need, especially those with kiddos! TSG Sarasota owners Nikki Logan Curran and David Warren Curran rounded up their favorite dinner date spots and staycations perfect for any couple!

Sage SRQ: This historic Mediterranean-style building has been re-designed into an eclectic dining space while retaining the character and integrity of the original Sarasota Times Newspaper building. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Christopher Covelli and his team, is seasonal and globally inspired, combining fresh ingredients and cooking styles from around the world.  Sage provides an upscale fine dining experience, unmatched in the area, and offers the perfect ambiance to spark romance. (And if you can’t sneak away for dinner their Sunday Brunch is EPIC!)

The Chateau Anna Maria: As seen on the Food Network TV series, Summer Rush, The Chateau on the Lake’s newest property is The Chateau Anna Maria. This cozy, culinary gem sits waterfront on Anna Maria Island at the Waterline Marina & Resort. The Chateau has been awarded Top 100 Restaurants in America twice…need we say more! The Anna Maria Island location is an interpretation of their famous brand with a southern twist and sets the stage for one of the most romantic evenings on the Suncoast. The cuisine is “French-inspired with Italian portions,” -the best of both worlds from owners Buddy and Jennifer Foy. The best part is the option to stay over at the Waterline Resort…trust us this date night will be one for the books!

Gasparilla Inn Dining Room: The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a classic “Old Florida” resort nestled on Gasparilla Island with picturesque, sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. Couples can dine the main hotel to savor a four-course, traditional, heritage experience in an atmosphere of intimacy and grace. You can hear and feel the history in this resort…107 years in the making. This immaculate property offers 142 luxurious accommodations from private bungalows, to suites in the main inn.  Couples that spend a romantic night on this island paradise can wake up and tour the island via golf cart, spend the day at the newly renovated beach club, and see all the magic Boca Grande has to offer.