Romance is in the Miami air, especially come Valentine’s Day. Fine food, amazing service, and sophistication aplenty make it easy to have a special night out. Valentine’s Day is no exception, with the city’s best restaurants rolling out Valentine’s menus that make it hard to narrow down the choices.
Whether you’ve been sort-of seeing somebody or you’ve been married for 20 years, February 14 can make the stakes seem extra high. Valentine’s Day falls on February 14 every year. In 2021, Valentine’s Day will be on a Sunday.
We’ve gathered up the best of the best— from dining barefoot in the sand to a more elegant atmosphere—for our picks of the best Valentine’s Day restaurants in Miami.
Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day at celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse Toro Toro located at InterContinental Miami. On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 from 5PM to 11PM, Toro Toro is offering a Valentine’s weekend culinary experience with a five-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jean Delgado. The lavish dinner, priced at $99++ per person, begins with a Chef’s choice Amuse-Bouche, followed by Tuna Ceviche Nikkei and Bucatini Carbonara. Guests can delight in the third course dish, Pan Seared Golden Tile Fish served with Truffle Corn Risotto and the main course, Kombo Wagyu Short Rib served with sweet potato pave. The culinary experience will finish with a decadent Toro Toro Chocolate Love Hearts Mousse dessert. A reduced dinner menu will also be available. Advance reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Telephone (305) 372-4710; www.torotoromiami.com.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to an unforgettable night at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. On Sunday, February 14, guests can enjoy prix-fixe menus at Scarpetta by Scott Conant and StripSteak by Michael Mina and can end on a sweet note with a stop at Chez Bon Bon for a special packaged treat.
Valentine’s Day: Sunday, February 14
- Scarpetta by Scott Conant
Valentine’s Day at this romantic AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant will be celebrated with a four-course prix-fixe menu in the elegant dining room offering ocean views. For $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, guests can choose from a variety of dishes including Conant’s signature Spaghetti with tomato and basil; Lobster Tagliolini; Branzino served with corn, zucchini, olives and salmoriglio; Filet with asparagus, crushed potato and truffle jus and more. For dessert, diners will be able to choose from delectable options including an Espresso and Praline Tiramisu or the Fragola Delice.
- StripSteak by Michael Mina
Celebrate the holiday with your special someone at Fontainebleau’s modern American steakhouse by celebrity chef Michael Mina offering a luxurious four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Diners will be able to choose from a variety of appetizers including the signature Instant Bacon made with glazed pork belly, rum infused pineapple, radish salad; Tuna Tartare; salads and more. A variety of Signatures are available for the main course including Filet Mignon, Prime Boneless Rib Eye, Lobster Pot Pie, Miso Salmon and Roasted Brick Chicken. For dessert, an indulgent Lava Cake and Pavlova are available.
- Chez Bon Bon
Give your loved one a gift of sweets this year to let them know how much you love them. Priced at $50, Chez Bon Bon is offering a red mailbox filled with 4 chocolate bon bons, 1 chocolate bar, chocolate covered coffee beans and 2 edible mini love letter cakes. Each mini love letter cake, created by Executive Pastry Chef Brielle Fratellone, is made with layers of red velvet cake, cream cheese mousse, raspberry cremeux then dipped in ruby chocolate and sealed with a golden chocolate heart stamp. Available for purchase at Chez Bon Bon from February 1st – 14th. Pre-orders are encouraged. To place an order for pickup, please call 305-674-4727.
For more information, visit fontainebleau.com/valentines-day. For Valentine’s Day reservations, call (877) 326-7412.
BOURBON STEAK, Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be offering a three-course prix fixe on Valentine’s Day. Priced at $150 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will have a choice of an appetizer, entree accompanied by a trio of farm fresh side dishes and a dessert from the restaurant’s coveted menu. Dinner highlights include prime cuts of meat such as 16 oz. Delmonico Ribeye, “Ruben Style” Short Rib and 14 oz. New York Strip; Pan Seared Scallops; Miso-Glazed Sea Bass; Hand-Cut Prime Steak Tartare with traditional garnish and grilled pita bread; Market Oysters; and The ‘Wedge’ with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion and buttermilk ranch. Supplements at an additional cost for appetizers, entrees and accompaniments are available including caviar, a 32 oz. Porterhouse, butter-poached Maine Lobster, foie gras and more. For a sweet ending, guests may indulge in a dessert duo for the table including Chocolate Pot de Creme with peanut butter mousse, candied peanuts and chocolate clusters; and Strawberries & Cream with smoked Greek yogurt custard, pickled strawberries and malt feuilletine crumbs and can be made online at www.bourbonsteakmia.com or by calling (786) 279-6600. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The world-renowned restaurant is the ideal place for a romantic and memorable evening whether at the renowned counter or on the restaurant’s new outdoor seating. For Valentine’s Day, L’Atelier will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu, with options for each course, on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 from 5PM-10PM. Priced at $165 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the menu will feature L’Atelier favorites and includes a glass of Champagne. Guests will also be treated to complimentary heart-shaped macarons made in house. Menu highlights include Le Cavier Et Le Crabe Royale with caviar and Alaskan king crab, crustacean jelly and celeriac cream; Le Saint-Jaques – scallop served in cilantro broth and a coconut emulsion with grilled calamari; La Sole – wild-caught Sole, endive and grain mustard; and L’Aubergine with confit eggplant, eggplant caviar and vegetable curry. Festive desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone include Le Passionnément Chocolat de la Saint-Valentin with Valentine’s passion fruit cream, dark chocolate biscuit and sherbet; and La Foret Noire – Cherry Black Forest with chocolate cream and kirsch chantilly. There will be no a la carte menu offered during Valentine’s Day weekend; prix fixe only. Reservations are highly encouraged and are available through Resy or online at www.latelier-miami.com. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours before will be subject to a $50 per person fee. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 235 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza. Telephone: (305) 402-9070; www.latelier-miami.com.
Le Jardinier Miami
Chef Alain Verzeroli along with Chef Seth Blumenthal have put together a four-course prix fixe dinner menu at Le Jardinier to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. The vegetable-forward menu, priced at $110 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and available Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 from 6PM-10PM, features dishes that make the vegetables the star of the show, without being completely vegetarian. A complimentary glass of Champagne and homemade hear-shaped macarons will also be offered to guests. Options for the first course include Cauliflower Fondant with lobster consommé and caviar; Sunchoke Velouté and Chips with sauteed ceps and chervil; and Hamachi Crudo with citrus dressing, marinated winter radish and beets, with a caviar supplement available for an additional $35. The second course is Fingerling Potato Gnocchi with black truffle shavings, parmesan and winter spinach. For entrees, guests may choose between Wagyu Beef Filet au Jus with celery root and rapini; Lobster, with winter vegetables, lemongrass, broccoli and ginger coulis; and Ora King Salmon with roasted leek, caramelized shallot soubise, mimosa and hazelnuts. Supplements of caviar and truffle are available. Desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone include Passionata Caramelized Pineapple Tart with passion fruit cream and toasted coconut; Dark Chocolate with salty caramel sabayon; and Plant-based Ice Cream. Le Jardinier will also be offering their recently debuted brunch on Sunday, February 14 from 12PM – 2:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended and are available through Resy or online at www.lejardinier-miami.com. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours before will be subject to a $50 per person fee. Le Jardinier is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 135 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza. Telephone: (305) 402-9060; www.lejardinier-miami.com.
R House Wynwood
Situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally askew neighborhoods, R House is a contemporary restaurant & bar as heralded for its soulful menu as it is for its bustling weekend brunch scene. The local gem will host a special Valentine’s Day Drag Brunch on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30AM and again 2:30PM. Hosted by Athena Dion (Miss Ultimate Miami Drag Queen), the Valentine’s Day Drag Brunch will feature an impressive spread of brunch items to nosh on while enjoying an extravagant, themed performance by some of Miami’s most talented drag stars. On the menu, guests can choose from a variety of mains including French Toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream; Fried Chicken and Biscuits with Gravy and an Angus Beef Burger topped with cheddar cheese, shredded short rib and BBQ sauce served on on brioche bun. Brunch sides are served a la cart Mac and Cheese with mozzarella, black truffle and porcini mushrooms; Grilled Italian Pork Sausage or Quinoa Salad. Additional a la carte offerings include Sweet Chili Chicken Wings; Truffle Parm Hand Cut Fries; and Guacamole. R House, located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. Brunch seatings on Saturdays & Sundays from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Telephone: (305) 576-0201; www.rhousewynwood.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
Escape to a dining paradise with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. At The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami guests have a plethora of dining options. From dining barefoot in the sand to a more elegant atmosphere, Lightkeepers and Cantina Beach will certainly please with beachfront views and warm ocean breezes. The Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive.
Lightkeepers is inviting lovers to share a Valentine’s Day seafood offering for $59 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). From 5PM – 10PM guests can indulge in an unlimited seafood platter. All items are fresh and locally sourced. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Telephone: (305) 365-4156; www.lightkeepersmiami.com
This Valentine’s Day invite your significant other or your friends to enjoy a special 3-course dinner including a Pink Margarita for $39 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) from 6PM – 9PM. Dishes include Skillet Queso Fundido with Oaxaca, Chihuahua cheese blend, Mexican Chorizo and micro cilantro; Adobo Churrasco with calabaza puree, pickled red onion and citrus chimichurri or Fajitas de Camaron with blistered peppers and onions, flour tortillas, guacamole and pico de gallo; and Coconut Rum Chocolate Tres Leches with besos de meringue. Paired with the perfect backdrop of endless blue ocean and colorful, casually sophisticated décor, Cantina is the perfect spot to celebrate the day of love. Cantina is located beachside in an open air restaurant. Telephone: (305) 365-4500; Cantina Beach
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Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Love is in the air at Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop! This Valentine’s Day, the notoriously sweet dessert destination will feature a shareable Heart-Shaped Nutella Stuffed Cookie ($25). Guests can also celebrate their sweetie with other festive treats such as the Red Velvet Cheesecake – FD’s original, “no-bake” cheesecake recipe with generous swirls of red velvet cake folded in and topped with red velvet cake crumbles and white chocolate drizzle; a silky, southern-style Red Velvet Cake slathered with homemade cream cheese frosting ($8.25 per slice/$70.00 per cake); or Nutella Red Velvet Cake – a signature Red Velvet Cake, homemade Nutella buttercream frosting, chocolate drip shell & hazelnut piroulines ($8.25 per slice/$70.00 per cake).
Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies. To order your Valentine’s Day treats, please visit https://firemandereks.com/. A limited selection of Fireman Derek’s treats are also available for purchase via Goldbelly.
The whimsical ice cream shop by longtime Robuchon protégé, Salvatore Martone, will be offering Valentine’s Day ice cream desserts that embrace the spirit of love. Almost too beautiful to eat, Martone has created heart-shaped “cakesicles” (cake ice cream popsicles), which will be available in red velvet cake, chocolate and mango passion flavors. In addition to the specialty treats, Frohzen also offers its popular red velvet cake ice cream in full ice cream cakes as well as ice cream cupcakes topped with cream cheese soft serve frosting. All treats are available to go or to be enjoyed in the shops courtyard. Frohzen is located at 151 NE 41st Street, Suite 137 in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30PM until 8PM. www.frohzen-miami.com.
Salt & Straw x The Salty Donut
Portland-based ice cream shop, Salt & Straw, and Miami favorites, The Salty Donut, are teaming up to make this Valentine’s Day extra sweet with a not-to-be-missed collab. The two nationally-recognized brands have co-created a Valentine’s Day pint pack including five (5) exclusive, limited-time flavors that make the perfectly indulgent gift to show love to a partner, friends, family or yourself! Available for national shipping through Salt & Straw’s website only, the specialty pack will launch on February 1 and be priced at $65 + shipping. Limited quantities of the packs will be available until sold out. Flavors include Sticky Bun Donuts with Pecan Toffee Ribbons – glazed brioche donuts, pralined pecans and brown sugar rum ice cream; Chocolate & Hazelnut Donuts with Hazelnut Praline – chocolate glazed brioche donuts, caramelized hazelnuts and honey marshmallow; White Chocolate Tres Leches Donuts with Toasted Meringue – glazed brioche donuts, white chocolate stracciatella, toasted marshmallows and sweetened condensed milk ice cream; Red Velvet Cake Batter with Chocolate Donuts & Cheesecake – chocolate brioche donuts, chocolate red velvet ice cream and liquid cheesecake; and Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Donuts with Strawberry Jam – glazed brioche donuts, vanilla beans and PNW strawberry preserve. Quantities for the Valentine’s Day flavors are limited so it is encouraged to order sooner rather than later. www.saltandstraw.com.
Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day within the comfort of your own home with Toro Toro, who is offering Toro Toro Takeaway, a Valentine’s weekend culinary experience by Executive Chef Jean Delgado. On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, Toro Toro is offering a Valentine’s to-go package which includes an exquisite five-course tasting menu, priced at $99++ per person. Replicating the onsite menu from the comfort of your own home, the lavish dinner begins with a Chef’s choice Amuse-Bouche, followed by Tuna Ceviche Nikkei and Bucatini Carbonara. Guests can delight in the third course dish, Pan Seared Golden Tile Fish served with Truffle Corn Risotto and the main course, Kombo Wagyu Short Rib served with sweet potato pave. The culinary experience will finish with a decadent Toro Toro Chocolate Love Hearts Mousse dessert. Valentine’s Toro Toro Takeaway orders must be placed Thursday, February 11 by calling (305)-577-1000. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza inside the InterContinental in Downtown Miami. Telephone (305) 372-4710; www.torotoromiami.com.
Cook at home meal bundle
Wild Fork’s Valentine’s Day menu makes cooking with your loved one easy and stress free. Ensure your at-home date night is one to remember with a menu of Filet Mignon with red peppercorns; Atlantic Lobster Tails with Chardonnay and garlic sauce; Cream Cheese Potato Gratin and Hot Chocolate Souffle. Priced at approximately $48 for the meal, depending on the size of the steak chosen, Wild Fork’s Valentine’s Day menu offers the brand’s signature high quality products at an affordable price. The suggested menu can be supplemented or changed to create your perfect meal with a la carte items offered. Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online; or shop in-store at one of South Florida’s eight (8) locations – Boynton Beach, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Doral, Coral Gables, Pinecrest and West Kendall. Please visit www.wildforkfoods.com for more information.