Fine Dining in Destin, FL

Headed to the Emerald Coast for a luxury beach vacation? Celebrating an important anniversary or that special person while you are traveling to Destin, FL? Nothing says quality time with your special someone or a group of friends, like a delectable meal, great wine, and quality food and fine dining. Destin, FL, is home to award-winning restaurants and chefs with out-of-this-world culinary cuisine to please the palate of any person you’re looking to please.

If you’re looking for the best place to eat, whether for a date night or a night out with friends in Destin, fine dining restaurants offer options from local seafood to savory steaks. Of course, all have extensive lists of wine to pair and please the palate. Here are some of the best Destin fine dining options to consider when planning your vacation in Destin.

Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar

Cuvee Kitchen

Locals and visitors alike agree that Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar sits at the top of the list of nice restaurants in Destin, FL. Locally-owned and operated, this restaurant cultivates creativity, cuisine, and community, propelled by a seasonal menu focusing on local seafood, farm-fresh ingredients and premium cuts, and backed by a beverage program highlighting craft cocktails and an international wine list.

Louisiana Lagniappe

Louisiana Lagniappe

If your taste buds are ready for seafood and steaks, take the opportunity to dine at Louisiana Lagniappe in the heart of Destin on a patio overlooking the harbor, or inside with white tablecloths and an upscale meal. For over thirty years, it has been known for its Gulf seafood with a Creole flair. The attire is casual, but you’ll enjoy a luxurious waterfront dining experience.

Tuscany Italian Bistro

Tuscany Italian Bistro

Looking for a romantic venue serving classic Italian eats in an upscale, muraled setting with an outdoor patio? Tuscany Italian Bistro is a must-try. Guglielmo has been serving up a true taste of Italy in a fine-dining setting in Destin for twenty-three years, and invites anyone looking for authentic Italian cuisine to dine for their special occasion.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris is no ordinary restaurant. Located just minutes from Sterling Shores, visitors can expect quality U.S. Prime steaks broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees and expertly-executed local seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts, and an award-winning wine list. This is a steakhouse that will delight your taste buds in an inviting and warm atmosphere that will impress your company.

Headed To Miramar Beach?

Miramar Beach

We wouldn’t be doing you a favor if we didn’t mention some of the finest restaurant options just a few miles East of Destin in Miramar Beach. This area offers some of the most award-winning and upscale restaurants in Destin, FL and the Miramar Beach areas. Whether you’re staying at luxury accommodations like Majestic Sun, or just want to explore what the Miramar Beach culinary scene is all about, don’t miss Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood at the Hilton Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort, Bijoux at The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, or one of these upscale restaurants located at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin: Vin’tij Food & Wine, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Tommy Bahama.

Destin Luxury Resorts

Treat your taste buds to fine dining and culinary cuisine while in Destin or Miramar Beach for your next luxurious beach vacation at one (or a few) of these award-winning, fine dining restaurants on the Emerald Coast.