A lush tropical setting on the barrier island of Longboat Key, this is one of the most romantic restaurants around. The staff is friendly and gracious, the food delightful, and the atmosphere contagious. Its popular dessert display is a sweet ending to the pricey menu items that feature signature dishes such as crisp roast duckling with bread stuffing, and flambéed prime peppered steak. The upstairs Haye Loft, once the home of the original owner's grandson, has been converted
into a more casual bistro and lounge.