Whether you're celebrating something special, going on a romantic date, or just in the mood to treat yourself, fine dining restaurants provides the perfect setting with delectable food, elegant interiors, and top-notch service. Next time you're planning a special night out in Gainesville, make a reservation and enjoy a lavish meal at one of Gainseville's best fine dining restaurants.

Paramount Grill

Farm-to-table restaurants are all the rave these days, and Paramount Grill has joined the trend with menu items crafted with fresh, locally-grown ingredients. Not surprisingly, their menu changes with the seasons due to availability of ingredients, so there's always something new to try every time you go! Located next to University Avenue, this fine dining restaurant spot serves deliciously wholesome food in a more relaxed atmosphere. 

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Embers Wood Grill

Known for their prime steaks and fresh seafood, Embers Wood Grill is an evening well spent with their mouth-watering entrees. Two on-site certified Sommeliers, or wine stewards, will help make your evening a personalized experience you won't soon forget by pairing your meal with the perfect wine.


The TOP serves up classic American fare on Main Street with vegan and vegetarian menu items so everyone can enjoy one of Gainesville's most popular restaurants. At The Top, having dietary restrictions won't prevent you from having an amazing fine dining experience!

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Manuel's Vintage Room

No drink feels more luxurious than a rich glass of wine, and Manuel's Vintage Room makes choosing from their extensive wine cellar simple with wine pairings featured on their Italian-style menu. With thousands of wines in-house, you'll be sure to find a perfect match for any entree whether your order the Lobster Ravioli or Veal Milanese, our personal favorites.

Dragonfly Gainesville

Sushi fans will love this modern Japanese pub with their fresh rolls served Izakaya-style. Come during their happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for great drinks specials that will kick off any occasion.

Amelia's Fine Italian Cuisine

Amelia's Fine Italian Cuisine prides themselves on serving beloved classic Italian dishes with a twist on favorites like antipasti, pasta dishes, chicken, veal, and seafood. With a vast wine menu and heavenly desserts, this Gainesville restaurant has everything you need for an evening of fine dining.

Crane Ramen

While slupring ramen might not strike you as "fine dining," Crane Ramen will pleasantly surprise you with its specialty ramen dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients and its sleek, modern dining space. It's time to take your idea of ramen to the next level!

Mark's Prime Steakhouse

Mark's Prime Steakhouse claims their main goal is to "please the palate and soothe the soul." Only the best cuts of USDA-inspected beef and seafood are served here, so you won't be disappointed at this fine dining restaurant. For large groups, a private dining room and piano room are also available for parties, business meetings, and other gatherings looking to up the ante.

Enjoy the finer things in life at one of Gainesville's best fine dining restaurants, perfect for wining and dining in style no matter the occasion.

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