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Diners' Choice: Best Ambience restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambience in Northwest Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (953)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Destin
About the restaurant
Beach Walk Café, known as the “Most Romantic Dining Experience in Destin,” is located inside the Henderson Park Inn where guests enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf overlooking more than a mile of the world’s most beautiful and secluded beaches with spectacular sunset views.

In this idyllic private setting Beach Walk Café features an intimate atmosphere with dining available inside, with a cozy fireplace and magnificent views of the coast and outside on the verandas of the Inn overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, Beach Walk Café is known for its meticulous service, innovative cuisine and a stunning, unparalleled view.

Reservations are recommended. Please note, all diners at Beach Walk Café must be 13 or older. If there is inclement weather, your outside seating reservation is subject to alteration or cancellation.

Top review
StevenHvip
Dined 3 days ago
From the moment we were seated by the gracious host until we left full of smiles we had a wonderful sunset oceanfront romantic dining experience. The food and service were excellent!
A photo of Renaissance restaurant
4.9
4.9 (78)
$31 to $50
Traditional French
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Pure white Haussmannian wall panel moldings, gold mirrors, marble bistro tables, herringbone floors, green velvet booths…

…The sweet perfume of Rosemary, Thyme, Toasted Baguette, Truffles, Boeuf Bourguignon served by an elegant waiter…

…Melodies from Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf are playing in the back, you love these songs, you try to guess the words…

…A Champagne bottle suddenly pops. You hear that very typical sound of 1500 years of French history in a bottle.

You have landed in Paris.

But are there palm trees in Paris?

Is it the Seine River? Why do you see a white sandy beach on the horizon? Are we in Paris? Or are we in “Floride”?

Come and see for yourself.

You are eating at Renaissance tonight!

Miam! Bon Appétit.

Top review
MichaelWvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent authentic experience, loved everything about our evening
A photo of Bijoux restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3100)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Destin
About the restaurant
Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits is a full-service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops outside the front entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, we feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award-winning wine list. Our intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis.


Top review
PatrickKvip
Dined 4 days ago
What a great dining experience! From the moment we sat down we felt welcome and our server Lisa was amazing. Our orders were cooked to perfection! We began with the crab beignets (amazing) the three entrées we had were the filet, rack of lamb, and the diver scallops! Fantastic on all three. We finished up with homemade strawberry and Nutella ice cream - ( off the charts). Two thumbs up and well done bijoux
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4.9
4.9 (2765)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Southern)
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Executive Chef, Alex McPhail has returned to his hometown after 6 years studying under some of the finest chefs in the industry in New Orleans. Taking culinary tips he picked up at Commander’s Palace, Restaurant August & the Roosevelt Hotel, Alex has created a dining environment unlike any other nearby.
Restaurant IRON serves Southern contemporary cuisine fueled by local vegetables and herbs from the creative minds of true Southerners. We aim to bring together fresh local and regional specialties with the finest flavors and ingredients to deliver a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
 What a pleasant evening! We were seated at the chefs counter and had a front row seat to the entire kitchen. Everyone was so relaxed and truly looked like artist at work creating a painting! The staff is delightful. Perfectly selected music and the entire vibe of the building is exquisite! 
A photo of Savour restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1684)
$31 to $50
American
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
Drew McLeod's restaurant, Savour, is a hub of hospitality; a chic and eclectic dining experience in downtown Tallahassee, where we invite you to pull up a chair and linger over great conversation. With a vision for seasonally inspired, regionally sourced and creatively prepared cuisine, Chef Brian Knepper brings more to the table... even for the most discriminating gastronomes. Our elegant bar area is a must-stop for movers, shakers and cocktail connoisseurs. Our "bartenders" are always in high spirits and proudly offer a thoroughly curated wine list. Life is short: Savour it!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This is one of my new favorite restaurants. I came here with my girlfriend for a date night and we were immediately greeted warm by the owner. The ambiance is fantastic inside with 1940's esque decor and music. Our server, Danny, was also fantastic and very attentive. Our drinks were delicious and as strong as I'd like, and the FOOD was absolutely to die for. At first glance you may think its pricey, but its worth every penny. I will absolutely be back.
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4.9
4.9 (1951)
$30 and under
Italian
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Angelena's is a new Italian concept in Pensacola, Florida.

Chef Briscione’s menu brings creative, Southern touches to classic Italian cuisine. Handmade pastas, thoughtfully prepared vegetable dishes are served alongside an abundance of Gulf seafood. The dining room’s wood-fired oven lends flavor to everything from Neapolitan-style pizzas to meatballs and desserts. Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst, curates the extensive Italian wine list, highlighting wines from thirteen different Italian wine-growing regions.

Promotions:
APERITIVO HOUR: Monday through Saturday
Enjoy Aperitivo Hour from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. with half price drinks, excluding bottles of wine. At the bar only.

SUPER TUSCAN TUESDAY: Join us each and every Tuesday night for Super Tuscan Tuesday.
Starting at 4:00 P.M., for dine-in only, enjoy any pizza with a select bottle of Tuscan wine for $25

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This was my third time dining at Angelena’s. The service has been 2nd only to the FABULOUS food. Chef James is truly kind and brilliant. Highly recommend!!
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4.8
4.8 (3494)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Jackson’s Steakhouse procures only Midwestern grain-fed beef from the heartland of America. The Proprietor’s Cut and fresh, local seafood are hand-selected and artistically prepared to perfection. Jackson’s great steak cuts stand tall with the superb flavor of wet-aged beef that is like no other thanks to the culinary creations of Executive Chef Irv Miller.
Top review
NycoleS
Dined 3 days ago
Always a perfect spot for fine dining! Filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. Atmosphere is always pleasant. One our favorite places to dine in Pensacola.
A photo of Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2435)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Destin
About the restaurant
Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood, located in the iconic Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, is the area's only AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse. Seagar's specializes in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available on Florida's Emerald Coast, and offers a wine list that has repeatedly garnered Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence."

Seagar's brings traditional elegance back to the fine-dining experience, complete with private dining options, captain service, sommelier service and tableside preparation of items that include steak Diane, Dover sole and its signature bananas foster.

Seagar's also features a private-reserve wine list of more than 600 wine labels. The lounge offers guests full dining service and live piano entertainment.

Dress code is Sophisticated Casual. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes. Jackets not required but appreciated. No beachwear, athletic wear or casual attire including hats and flip-flops.

Top review
Jenny
Dined 5 days ago
Staff and service definitely on point. The food was prepared and tasted absolutely wonderful!
A photo of The White Marlin and Oysterette restaurant
4.6
4.6 (345)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Port St. Joe
About the restaurant
We are accepting reservations to make your experience the most pleasurable. The White Marlin is a magnificent beach front steak and seafood restaurant that boasts a selection of seafood with a longstanding commitment to offering top quality ingredients from local fisheries up and down the coast of Florida. Freshness is our only priority working directly with fishermen and farmers, to bring you the most amazing fresh catches and beef there is to offer. With an ethos of spotlighting ingredients first, The White Marlins menu features simple preparations executed to perfection to allow quality to take center stage. We have two dining options for our guests experience between the more casual and lively Oyster Bar and patio to the traditional Main Dining Room. The Main Dining Room possesses classic and sophisticated warmth, is adorned with sharp accents throughout the room and plush seating lends the ideal setting for celebratory dinners or just a simple night on the town.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
My family and I are on vacation. Wanted a more refined dinner and atmosphere. We were very please with everything. Service was great!!
A photo of The District - Seville Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1918)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Pensacola
About the restaurant
The District: Seville Steak & Seafood is committed to providing our guests with a unique culinary experience served with warmth, friendliness, professionalism, and above all pride in our product. More than just a steakhouse unique to the Downtown Pensacola Historic District, we strive to turn moments into memories for our guests. We proudly serve Certified Angus Beef ®, House Dry-Aged Beef, and the finest Seafood available on the Gulf Coast. We are located in the Heart of Pensacola's Premier Dining and Entertainment District. Join us before or after dinner in our Upstairs Lounge with live music, specialty drinks and appetizers.
Top review
gswilliams64
Dined 4 days ago
First time here, celebrated my Birthday. Mark was our Server, cordial and attentive. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two and the meal was out of this world delicious. So tender and flavorful, and the serving was perfect. My Husband ordered a Lavender Mule and said it was pretty good. There was a large group down from us that got loud at times but didn’t really disrupt our celebration. I was surprised with a Birthday dessert, blonde brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate ganache to top it off, it was delicious. Had a wonderful first visit and plan on returning in the future. 5/5
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