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Duck Confit at Trend Kitchen | Indian Harbour Beach

Fine Dining on the Space Coast

Celebrate Special Occasions Space Coast Style

Florida’s Space Coast is home to picturesque seaside sunrises, rockets launching to space, and some of the most innovative and creative chefs on the planet. There are so many nationally acclaimed and award-winning chefs on the Space Coast that every one of our historic districts and downtown regions features several fine dining options. When you’re ready to swap the flip flops and swim trunks for high heels and a tie, check out these unforgettable establishments for an elevated dining experience you’ll only find here.


Cocoa Village 

Café Margaux

Cafe Margaux is known by gourmands to serve creative French cuisine infusing styles and flavors from all over the world. The outdoor dining area is reminiscent of outdoor cafes in Europe and indoors is a quaint and romantic dining room with tea candles glowing just right. The wine cellar features 4,000 bottles and 400 varieties, that will please the most discerning palette. Featuring monthly 7-course wine pairing dinners with scratch-made courses to perfectly complement each wine, a dining experience at Cafe Margaux is one you will remember forever. 

The Tulip Restaurant & Lounge

The Tulip Restaurant & Lounge is a landmark in Historic Cocoa Village. The menu includes three-course options of dining bliss. Featuring hand-cut steaks, fresh local seafood, scratch-made sides, and homemade desserts you’ll have no trouble pairing your dinner with the extensive and rotating wine list. It’s the perfect place to start or end your visit to Cocoa Village. 

Villa Palma at The Village

Villa Palma at the Village is where love for food, warmth & delight combine. This waterfront eatery is relaxed and intimate. Serving fresh and authentic Italian food is their passion, and they do it so well. On the menu, you will find classic, straightforward and comforting recipes, as well as some unique specials with a modern twist. Call to make reservations for an intimate dinner or special occasion. 


Downtown Cocoa Beach

Gregory’s Steak and Seafood Grille 

From the finest steaks to the freshest local and Northern Seafood, Gregory's menu is sure to please. With an award-winning wine list, full liquor bar, an extensive martini and margarita menu, and a most excellent collection of beer and wine, Gregory's is nothing short of a sophisticated evening out. The experience doesn’t stop there. Thursday - Sunday you can head upstairs to Gregory’s Upstairs Comedy Club for a night of stand-up comedy from nationally touring acts. Fine dining isn’t normally funny, but at Gregory’s Steak and Seafood Grille, it is!

Fat Snook

One of the most popular and well-known establishments on the Space Coast is the Fat Snook. This 'seafood centric' restaurant, is complete with a scratch kitchen, and a Caribbean feel. The Fat Snook is known for its refreshing and intimate atmosphere, fresh and delicious seasonal menus, and carefully crafted beer and wine offerings. Dedicated to supporting local purveyors, you can taste the freshness of the Space Coast in every dish, in every bite. With a thumbs-up by world-famous chef, Emeril Lagasse, experience the mouth-watering menu of the Fat Snook.

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Pompano Grill

Known for innovative menus and superior service, treat your palate at Pompano Grill, where the pasta is house-made, the fish is locally caught and every steak is prepared with the care it deserves. Located in the heart of Cocoa Beach in an unassuming location, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers a varied seasonal menu that features the freshest and most innovative ingredients of the day. They even provide unforgettable gluten-free and vegetarian options, so everyone can enjoy a delicious, fine dining experience.

Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar

Inspired by the restaurants and bars of New York, Flavour Kitchen and Wine Bar in Downtown Cocoa Beach offers creative, world-class fine dining foods served with meticulous attention to detail in an intimate restaurant environment. Their rotating menu is packed to the brim with fresh offerings including tomahawk steaks, bone marrow soups, handmade seafood ravioli, and so much more. The menu changes every week, but the excellent service and elegant experience stay the same. 

Fat Kahuna's 

Tucked away in a plaza off of Minutemen Causeway you'll find Fat Kahuna's. Serving a Hawaiian-style menu that includes gourmet burgers, pulled pork, fresh seafood, and a variety of tacos, everyone will find something that suits their palate when you dine here. Come and 'taste the Aloha!'


Downtown Melbourne

The Mansion

The Mansion is a waterfront restaurant with a history as impressive as its scratch-made menu. The Florida-inspired cuisine offers something for everyone in your party, made with only the freshest ingredients available. Their expert chef artfully creates everything from appetizers to desserts to ensure your dining experience is one you’ll never forget. Located in a historic home your dining experience isn’t just about the food. Dine in the home’s intimate tavern, refreshing rooftop terrace, or cozy garden. With incredible views, an impressive libation cellar and ornate details, this fine dining experience is one you’ll remember forever. 

Crush XI

Crush XI is a hip gathering place serving up rustic-urban food, unique specialty wines, craft beers, and quality handcrafted cocktails. It is designed to foster a social dining atmosphere by encouraging guests to sample a variety of dishes that they share with friends. The menu is always changing with the seasons, but you can expect dishes like fried green tomatoes, crispy skin salmon, grilled duck breast, and shrimp with grits. Dinner is served daily, and a brunch is served on Sunday. 

Ember & Oak

Ember & Oak is a unique, chef-owned and operated steakhouse that invites guests in for a sharable dining experience unlike any other. Most of the menu is prepared over open oak fires, and every component of the menu is made fresh, in-house daily including breads and desserts, right down to the ketchup. In addition to delicious food, they are equally passionate about their craft cocktail and wine program. Enter The Wine Room, where you'll find 64 carefully curated wines "on tap" for a self-serve or sommelier-guided tasting experience. Indulge in a craft, scratch-made cocktail with house-made and locally-sourced ingredients. Sample a few of the 40 top-shelf bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys, or simply grab a pint of one of the many craft beers on tap.

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The Dove III

This family-owned business was originally founded in 1892 in Naples, Italy, and generation after generation the passion of creating and serving proper Italian fare runs deep and strong which is why you get to experience a little piece of Italy on the Space Coast. The Dove III is a fine-dining Italian establishment specializing in Neapolitan cuisine. Enjoy classics like Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccini Alfredo, and Escargot. Pair your meal with one of the wines from the extensive list where only the finest wines are served. Want something a bit stronger and more of a kick? The full-service liquor bar features signature cocktails, after-dinner liquors, and beer.

Cedar's Cafe

One doesn't often think of Mediterranean food as fine dining, but here on the Space Coast, we love to challenge the status quo. Cedar's Cafe, located just north of Downtown Melbourne, is fine dining like you've never experienced before. Owned and operated by James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Toni Elkhouri, this hidden gem offers scratch-made baba ghanoush, expertly spiced shawarma, and delicious Lebanese fare created from fresh, local ingredients. Make your reservations now to see what creative, modern twists on Mediterranean classics you'll be enjoying during your next dining experience on the Space Coast. 

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Image courtesy of Cedar's Cafe


Beachside 

CuiZine | Satellite Beach 

CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge features a unique and delicious selection of small plates and dinner entrees, as well an eclectic offering of specialty wines and signature martinis. So whether you crave something exotic, like Warm Mediterranean Octopus Salad, or a classic favorite, like a N.Y. Strip, don’t just dine out. Be dazzled. And from appetizers to drinks to dessert, come to CuiZine Restaurant & Lounge, where every dish has a zip—and creative zest is everything.

Trend Kitchen | Indian Harbour Beach

Trend Kitchen is an intimate fine dining restaurant where modern inventive cuisine is served in a beautiful environment, creating an atmosphere unlike any other on Florida's Space Coast. They use only the freshest and most unique ingredients sourced locally and from around the world, making everything fresh in-house daily. Their food-focused cuisine is expertly paired with an extensive, unique wine collection and world-class craft beers. Trend Kitchen's informed and entertaining staffers are sure to provide you with an unforgettable and transforming dining experience.

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Scott’s on Fifth | Indialantic

Inspired by the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean, Scott’s on Fifth is an intimate, stylish beachfront restaurant with each meal made to perfection. The menu at Scott's on Fifth changes on a regular basis as the chef uses only the freshest ingredients available for his creations. No matter what you order, you'll feel in the lap of luxury when you experience this iconic Space Coast spot. 

Djon’s Steak and Lobster House | Melbourne Beach

Consistently rated one of the finest restaurants on Florida's Space Coast, Djon's Steak & Lobster House is classic fine dining at its best. This Melbourne Beach restaurant serves up a scrumptious menu featuring tender steaks, lamb chops, seafood, and veal all under the watchful eye of owner D'jon Pepaj, a food and wine enthusiast. Appeal to all your senses with unmatched decor and a one-of-a-kind piano bar. Fine dining and fine entertainment all in one. 

Ocean 302 | Melbourne Beach

This scratch farm-to-table restaurant serves a blend of American and international recipes for a fusion of flavors. The menu is diverse with elegant items that are healthy and sure to satisfy your seafood cravings. No detail is left unnoticed with these fine and balanced dishes and the ambiance doesn’t get much better than this. 


Palm Bay 

Yellow Dog Cafe

The only thing more impressive than the views at this multilevel waterfront restaurant is the expertly crafted, scratch-made menu. This establishment has been serving up the finest of dining experiences on the Space Coast since 1997. The balanced menu features everything from seafood to steaks prepared with seasonal ingredients and a local flare. This spot has racked up awards from media outlets such as In Touch Magazine, Space Coast Living, and Florida Travel and Life Magazine. At the Yellow Dog Cafe, you’ll come for the fine dining experience and stay for an unforgettable Indian River Lagoon sunset view. 

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Special occasions spent on the Space Coast are elevated by meals crafted by the creative and innovative chefs at these incredible establishments. Take some time to indulge in the finer things on your next Space Coast getaway. Your reservation is just a call away!