Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and the search for the perfect date night spot is on! Whether you’re looking for a cozy dinner for two or a grand romantic gesture, Miami has plenty of options for a memorable and romantic evening. From aphrodisiac-centric menus to breathtaking backdrops and intimate vibes, we’ve hand-selected the top romantic restaurants in Miami.
Here you’ll find a curated list of the best places to dine in Miami on Valentine’s Day, we’ve chosen restaurants with a perfect combination of atmosphere, food and service that will leave you and your significant other absolutely smitten on this cherished day of love.
So why wait? Take the guesswork out of your Valentine’s Day planning, and check out our guide to Miami’s most romantic restaurants today!
The Key to Love at The Deck at Island Gardens
Miami’s most treasured waterfront restaurant, The Deck at Island Gardens, is unlocking the romance with “The Key to Love” this Valentine’s Day. Waterfront and main dining room packages are available starting at $200 per person; each includes a specially curated five-course prix-fixe menu paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and long-stem red roses. Enjoy specialty cocktails, a live DJ and thematic performances, plus interactive live violin and saxophone players at each waterfront table for two. Reservations are encouraged. Dress code: Elegant chic. Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
An Intimate Omakase at Sushi by Bou
Sushi By Bou, Brickell’s newest sushi joint, presents a high-end omakase experience in a fun, speak-easy environment. The timed omakase (30- and 60-minute options) is perfect for an interactive Valentine’s Day date night, served at intimate 4- to 12- seat counters and featuring the freshest fish sourced locally and brought in from all over the world. Seasoned sushi chefs serve guests directly, guiding them through the meal for a truly exclusive experience. The elegant cuisine is complemented by a selection of handmade cocktails, imported sake and rare Japanese whiskeys. Address: 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130
Osaka Nikkei welcomes guests to experience a multi-sensory Nikkei date night. The restaurant blends the millenary precision of Japanese techniques with the unique, vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine to perfection. Beyond the myriad of flavorful dishes lies a romantic, dim-illuminated space filled with a mix of typical Peruvian designs and natural materials with a Japanese touch.
LPM Miami is a French Riviera-inspired restaurant and bar with exquisite balance on the palate and outrageous harmony in the room, bringing with it the authentic flavors and iconic glamour of the Côte d’Azur to the heart of Miami. LPM boasts thrilling, original cocktails and a light, imaginative menu of delicate intensity full of Mediterranean ingredients. With its dimmed lighting, charming French-inspired decor, and immaculate service, guests are invited to experience an unparalleled date night that transports them to the South of France.
Ball & Chain is romantic for two reasons, stepping back in time and dancing the night away. With much of the original design and feel from the historic posters of Jazz Stars who played at the venue to the tile that has been weathered and worn. If your date is a history buff, they will soon be swooning. Then get close to your partner and heat up the night with some salsa. Live Jazz is played at the venue every day until 9pm so there is never a wrong time to grab a mojito and swing onto the floor.
A heavy dose of love is in the air and Maü Miami has all the fixings you need for this special holiday. Transport yourself to the Greek Isles and soak up all the Tulum-inspired vibes that Maü has to offer. The modern bohemian Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown Miami has a special treat for sweethearts looking to celebrate their love this Valentine’s Day. Maü’s executive Chef has crafted a Valentine’s Day menu available for $125 per person on Feb. 14. The five-course pre-fixe menu encompasses your choice of an appetizer, salad, main entree, dessert, and lastly, the love course which includes chocolate-dipped tuxedo strawberries and a bottle of Moet champagne. Guests can also savor date night al fresco in the outdoor patio, or inside the restaurant’s beautiful dining room, where two vibes and oases enter Mykonos and Tulum. Get ready to celebrate romance with a fun and unique Valentine’s Day dinner at Maü, featuring live DJ entertainment and a pre-fixe menu.
3480 Main Hwy Suite 100, Miami, FL 33133
With a warming ambiance that is nothing short of magical, Amal Miami is a modern Lebanese culinary experience that aims to provide a calming aura amongst the bustle of Miami. Diners can expect Lebanese items like hot mezze, skewers, and new takes on traditional dishes like the Truffle Rakakat, Black Cod, Kibbeh, and Lamb Chops. Surrounded by a serene space filled with calming hues reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with lush interiors and a relaxing terrace, Amal wishes to be the igniting aphrodisiac of your evening for love.
Nestled in a shopping center just off of US1 in the Village of Pinecrest you will find one of the most noteworthy South Florida restaurants you’ve never heard of: Platea Miami. In this unassuming location chef/co-owner Fernando Salazar and business partner/lifelong friend Andres Maremolejos have created the region’s first and only Peruvian Prime steakhouse. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special menu for $100 per person ++ including shared selections titled The First Kiss with choices including Tostones with Wagyu Picanha, aji amarillo, salsa criolla and red pepper coulis; Tiradito De Pulpo with sashimi style octopus, botija olive leche de tigre and chalaquita; Ceviche Bowl with roasted pepper, leche de tigre, hake and sweet potato. For the Caress Me Down course guests can enjoy Charred Cesar Salad or La Floral with Boston bibb lettuce, crispy kale, rocoto aioli, golden raisins and candied walnuts. For the Bone-In course diners can select Surf & Turf Tomahawk featuring a Tomahawk and 8 oz lobster. End the meal on a sweet note with Rompe Corazones of flourless chocolate cake with dulce de leche mousse, bordeaux macerated berries and an orange fused nitrogen rose. Platea Miami is located in the Village of Pinecrest at 12175 South Dixie Highway. Reservations can be made via PlateaMiami.com, by email at Reserve@PlateaMiami.com, by phone at 305.964.5108 after 5PM or through OpenTable. Complimentary parking is available onsite. Delivery and Takeout options are available via OrderPlatea.com. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 6PM to 10PM. Visit https://plateamiami.com/ or follow via Instagram @plateamiami for more information.
On Tuesday, February 14th the Viet-Latin mainstay will be offering several chef specials, as well as menu staples perfect for sharing with your Valentine. Start your night off like Lady and the Tramp with the signature PY noodles ($14) – a house-made signature egg noodle dish served with garlic butter, oyster sauce and Parmesan cheese.. To share, options also include Millionaire Fried Rice ($26), egg, black truffle, truffle oil, black pepper, chives, quail egg; Sweet n’ Sour Pork Bun ($14); and Caramelized Chicken Wings ($14), with house-made pickles. Bar maven Ani Meinhold will be curating a Valentine’s Day Cocktail Flight ($45) featuring three specialty craft cocktails. Gift your crush a flight of cocktails or the Hot As Phuc Hot Sauce Trio ($30) that includes Hot As Phuc Thai Bird Chili Vinegar, Hot As Phuc Thai Bird Chili Paste, and Hot As Phuc Mama’s Sauce [Nuoc Cham]. Both the Valentine’s Day Cocktail Flight and Hot As Phuc Hot Sauce is available for purchase at the restaurant’s online store front www.phucyea.com/store. Phuc Yea’s Valentine’s Day offerings will be available for dine-in and takeout/delivery via Ubereats. Phuc Yea is located at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Abundant street parking is available. Telephone: (305) 602-3710; www.phucyea.com.
Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day at celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse Toro Toro located at InterContinental Miami. On Tuesday, February 14 during dinner service, the restaurant is featuring a three-course prix-fixe menu curated by Executive Chef Armando Febles. The festive dinner, priced at $95++ per person, will begin with a glass of bubbly for each guest followed by a choice of Wahoo Ceviche with Strawberry Aguachile made with Black Radish, Cucumber, Hearts of Palms, Micro Wasabi; Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio with Raspberry Vinaigrette served with Pomegranate, Toasted Pistachios and Shaved White Chocolate or King Trumpet Mushroom “Scallops” with Purple Potato Espuma, Vegan Orange Beurre Blanc and Marcona Almond Crumble. The feast continues with main course offerings including choice of 8 oz Filet with Yuzu-Corn Puree, Cilantro Oil, Pickled Shallots and Dark Chocolate; Grilled Golden Tilefish with Boniato Hash, Asparagus, Crimini Mushrooms and Kumquats Shallot Glaze or Pomegranate Glazed Cauliflower Steak with Tahini-Cauliflower Puree, Caramelized Leeks and Poblano Gremolata topped with Toasted Pine Nuts. The celebration of love will finish on a sweet note with the Cupid’s Heart, a heart-shaped double chocolate mousse filled with fudge brownie, hazelnut crunch and Brandy Spiced Raspberry Gel. 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.
Escape to the world of Poseidon and dine among gods & goddesses at Wet Miami for Valentine’s Day. Located in the heart of Brickell, Wet is an upscale Steak and Seafood restaurant with a lounge with a menu globally influenced, featuring contemporary renditions of classic steak and seafood preparations. Lovers are invited to the world of Wet to enjoy a world-class cuisine, impeccable service and an experiential atmosphere, luxe seafood and meat seekers can expect a VIP experience from the moment they step into the location. Couples can find themselves enjoying the Valentine’s Day cocktail – Aphrodite (made with Atian Rose Gin, Marcati Arancello, St. George Absinthe, Pineapple Juice, Citrus, Raspberry Foam) that will really make them fall in love from the first sip. Make your reservation at: https://wetmiami.com/
Celebrate the day of love with your significant other at Mayami, located in the heart of Wynwood. For a fixed price of $55, indulge in a decadent dinner with your significant other featuring Aguachile de Langosta; Filete with eggplant and wasabi; Black Bass with Baluga lentils, ginger, and caviar; and end the night with their special Flaming Heart dessert – a delicious strawberry shortcake, topped with candied rose petals, and chantilly cream.
This Valentine’s Day, Joia Beach is inviting guests to experience their Oui, Joia Amour dinner party, featuring a prix fixe menu, eccentric entertainment, sweeping views of the Miami sunset and skyline, and more! For $175 per person, indulge in a Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio Trio; Surf and Turf – featuring filet mignon and the freshest half lobster tail, sauteed in spinach and red wine reduction; and share the Valentine’s Golden Platter featuring the finest selection of exotic fruits and desserts with a glass of Barons de Rothschild Brut Champagne to cheers with your significant other.
This Valentine’s Day, Stiltsville will be offering two special additions to the menu, fit for the holiday. Celebrate with a whole grilled local lobster tacos for 2 for $100 or eat the pain away with the Broken Heart Strawberry Tart.
Heart-Shaped Pizzas at Casa Bufala
Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, the newly opened Casa Bufala offers a casual setting to savor Italian delicacies, making it a low-key yet indulgent hot spot for a more laid-back Valentine’s Day. The restaurant features a Neapolitan pizzeria and a first-class Italian kitchen to showcase staple Italian dishes. This holiday, link arms and feed your loved one a heart shaped classic Margherita Pizza ($20), made over wood fire with fresh mozzarella and basil. For couples searching for an affordable night out, stop by between 4-7 p.m. for the Italian aperitivo ritual, featuring an expansive list of bar bites from $5-$10, $6 beers, $8 wines by the glass and $8 cocktails, including the signature Aperol Spritz, Martini, Margarita, Negroni and Basilicjito, a unique twist on the classic mojito. Address: 1874 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
With love in the air, not only will you be falling in love with someone but with a special Valentine’s dinner too! Lincoln Road’s Southern Mediterranean restaurant, Playa, is celebrating the day of love with a pre-fixe menu. Guests and their loved ones can enjoy a five-course menu with delicious options including Pan-Fried Branzino, Playa Rockefeller Oysters, Roasted Lamb Rack, and “Be My Valentine” Red Velvet Iced Cake w Fresh Berries. To wash it all down, guests can also enjoy their specialty cocktails available for the month of February (“His & Her” and the Pink Panther Cocktail)! Spend the day with your boos, girlfriends, family, or all, and show them how much they mean to you with this unique Valentine’s dinner experience!
This sexy and chic modern Japanese eatery is a Miami staple, and being located in the heart of the luxurious Bal Harbour Shops, nothing embodies romantic date night better than Makoto. Sip on a glass of your choice from their extensive drink menu, relax, and enjoy some of the most high quality sushi, sashimi and omakase.
Nothing is more classic for a romantic date night out than a Steak House so why not go above and beyond for Papi Steak. This is one of the smaller venues in bubbly South of Fifth neighborhood with sexy red velvet couches and floral wallpaper to create an intimate and unique feel. Not to mention – anyone feels special when celebrities are known to take there dates to the same place you’re going.
560 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
For guests who seek a dining experience that encapsulates the romantic energy of foreign travel, KÓMMA Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar offers a sexy sensory journey into the Mediterranean. The stimulating spirit of the intimate garden adorned with jewel-toned lanterns and perfectly lush greenery offers diners an escape from the day-to-day in an environment that propagates passion. The night warms up as smoking plates descend upon your table and fire dancers spark your attention. A chic and sleek lounge area built around a perfectly curated bar offers a cozy environment for guests to wet their pallet with signature crafted cocktails like the KÓMMA Kiss while indulging in aphrodisiac oysters off the signature seafood platter.
Jaya at The Setai Miami Beach
Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable evening at Jaya at The Setai. The casually elegant Pan-Asian restaurant will welcome guests on Tuesday, February 14th for a one night only exclusive menu created by Executive Chef, Vijay Veena. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Champagne. Priced at $145 per person, the five course menu will offer guests everything from an amuse-bouche to caviar option and dessert. Dishes include Tuna Tartlet with Yuzu Marinade, Ossetra Caviar, and Lime Zest to Truffle Dumplings with Scallops, Shrimp, and Black Truffle Emulsion and Filet Mignon featuring Cipollini Onions, Broccolini, Roasted Potatoes, and Truffle Jus. Up the ante with the infamous Gold Martini of Beluga Gold Vodka, Louis XIII Cognac De Rémy Martin, Grand Marnier Centenaries, Inniskilling Ice Wine, and 24 Carat Gold Flake ($125) or another signature cocktail, wine selection or cigar. For more information or to make reservations, please visit thesetaihotel.com or call (855) 923-7899. Jaya at The Setai is located at 2001 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
At Byblos Miami, diners can dive into romance in a dimly lit setting with an eclectic theme featuring soft velvet tones with pops of color. From the decor to the menu, every detail conveys Eastern Mediterranean sophistication. Dishes are meant to be shared and includes favorites like black truffle pide, branzino, and their take on Middle Eastern fried chicken. Pair it with a Rose Gulab cocktail, made with vodka, pomegranate, and fresh flowers.
Abbale Telavivian Kitchen
Enjoy Valentine’s Day in a romantic indoor/outdoor setting at Abbale, South of Fifth’s Mediterranean charmer from Chef Sam Gorenstein. Priced at $115 per person exclusive or tax and gratuity, guests are welcomed with a complimentary glass of LaMarca prosecco prior to enjoying a five course prix-fixe menu. Start off with fire baked pitas, salatim trio and crunchy cauliflower to share, then choose from Shuk Salad with heirloom tomato, Persian cucumber, radishes, Syrian olives, onions, toasted pita and lemon-sumac or Crispy Halloumi & Roasted Grapes Salad with kale, shaved fennel, radishes, spiced walnuts and date-lemon dressing. Then enjoy a shared course of Florida Rock Shrimp with Israeli Couscous Paella with Saffron Aioli and a choice of Salt Crusted Branzino with preserved lemon and olive oil or the Abbale Mixed Grill comprised of Wagyu Shawarma, Spiced Picanha, Lamb Chops, roasted Cipollini and Turkish Peppers. End the night on a sweet note with Baklava & Pistachio Gelato or Tahini-Creme Brulee. Wine pairing available at additional cost. Reservations available at www.resy.com. Abbale is located at 846 Commerce Street on Miami Beach.
Miami Beach’s most Instagrammable restaurant, Barton G, is offering its unique over-the-top tasting menu for Valentine’s Day with high-end ingredients mixed into it. The brand’s mission strives to shock, awe, and stimulate the senses with its menu – from cocktails to appetizers and main dishes to desserts. Barton G invites guests to enjoy the newly revamped menu while keeping some fan-favorite classics; brand-new dishes with bigger, better, and even more extravagant surprises. Whether you’re celebrating the romantic holiday with your boo or hanging out with your friends, expect to indulge in fan favorites, including Lobster Pop-Tarts prepared with lobster & gruyere mornay sauce baked in flaky phyllo, tabasco hollandaise & tarragon aioli, Laughing Bird Popcorn Shrimp, Three Crab Ceviche (citrus, cilantro, and coconut marinated king, snow & blue crab, crispy rice chips), Boo G. Pasta, and Seafood Bubble Bath. For the weekend leading up to February 14 and the day of, couples dining with Barton G can enjoy a Couples Cocktail starting with a delicious cocktail with Vanilla vodka, rose nectar, with a Champagne popsicle, up next a Fig Maca infused old fashion. At Barton G the romance can be experienced in their dim lit indoor dining room or their romantic garden lit up by the moon and beautiful chandeliers. Falling in love at Barton G is easy!
Make your Valentine’s Day unique at Lincoln Road’s and feel as if you just stepped into a restaurant in Europe. Tuesday, February 14, marks Valentine’s Day — the perfect excuse to share a romantic night with your other half while trying the various flavors the restaurant offers. Guests can indulge in a special Valentine’s Day pre-fix menu priced ($75 pp). At Issabella’s you’ll be able to enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a candlelit romantic setting, making it the perfect spot for an intimate yet relaxed dinner date. Its tapas-style dishes are easy to share and will give you and your date the opportunity to bond over some of the best Mediterranean classics in town. The space is curated to transport you to Europe through antique pieces from Spain & Italy to add some traditional elegant touches and old-world charm. The flavors and space you will share with your significant other will make it an unforgettable night. Get ready to sweep your date off their feet as soon as you pass through the doors, where you can hide away at a table inside the intimate beautiful space, or start the evening with a wide array of imported gins and aperitif-style cocktails at their fabulous bar.
Tacology, located on the 4th floor of the luxurious outdoor shopping mall, Brickell City Centre, is where Miami can savor and indulge in authentic, traditional, and tasty Mexican cuisine. Inspired by Mexican “Mercado-styled dining” and the exquisite flavors of contemporary local street food vendors, Tacology offers its customers an array of Classic Mexican dishes across their various stations: Tacos, Ceviches, Tostadas, Desserts, Salads, Juices & Cocktails. Guests can select from meat, seafood, and light taco options and their 5 Signature Ceviche flavors. Tacology offers nine traditional-styled desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth as the perfect ending to any meal. With over 18 signature cocktails and 12 margarita flavors, guests are guaranteed a refreshing and delicious drink to pair with their meal. Tacology prides itself in offering the most creative, modern way of enjoying fresh and high-quality local ingredients in every dish. The vibrant and enchanting Mexican culture is on full display upon entering Tacology and on Valentine’s day guests are in for a special treat, lovers can enjoy their Lovers Story dessert, a chocolate mouse with a chocolate cake bottom. Every dessert will also be served with two glasses of bubbly. The dessert and two glasses of bubbly will be $16.00.
Their venue is perfect for a fun Valentine’s Day out decorated with neon signs and artisanal paintings that give off a powerful energy that incites a good time! Tacology is more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience with the best meals to keep your hands busy and the love flowing!
Brickell hotspot Gekkō captivates guests with its sophisticated atmosphere that is complemented by the dining room’s deep, jewel-toned decor and dim lighting. The Japanese-inspired steakhouse offers a variety of high caliber cuts, standout sushi selections and luxe twists on chophouse staples. Gekkō also features a tantalizing cocktail list best enjoyed with company like the “Tea for Two.”
Celebrate the day of love with your significant other at LPM Miami, a French Riviera-inspired restaurant and bar with exquisite balance on the palate and outrageous harmony in the room, bringing with it the authentic flavors and iconic glamour of the Côte d’Azur to the heart of Miami. For a fixed price of $225, indulge in a decadent, specialty menu with your significant other featuring Tuna Tartare with Caviar; Linguini Truffle; Your choice of their delicious Lamb Cutlets, Baby Chicken, or Bream Fillet with a pepper and tomato relish; a side of either broccoli or their renowned potato gratin; and end the night with your choice of chocolate mousse or popular cheesecake.
Lovebirds can spend their Valentine’s in style at CHICA Miami with special’s all night long in addition to their everyday dinner menu. Enjoy dishes including Oysters & Bubbles, yuzu caviar, nikkei style serrano vin and cava foam, or Wagyu Picanha “Anticucho Para Dos,” 1lb Snake River Farms Wagyu picanha, pit-roasted pineapple, crispy bok-choy and more. Guests can end their night on a sweet note with Strawberry Champagne Cheesecake with lemon cheesecake, nitro strawberries and champagne sabayon.
Treat your special someone to an evening at MaryGold’s, Miami’s highly-anticipated new restaurant collaboration by Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab. Recently opened in Wynwood, the Florida brasserie will showcase a 4-course ($90 per person ++) or 7-course ($140 per person ++) tasting menu beginning Friday, February 10th. Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm – 10pm (11pm on Friday and Saturday), the menu features an array of delicious dishes. Choices include Stone Oven Baked Oysters, Line Caught Sashimi, Steak Au Poivre and Ribioliina Tortellini with Winter Black Truffle. Both menu options end with a delectable dessert of Key Lime MaryGold’s with Butterscotch Custard and Salted Graham, or The Baked Florida of Tropical Fruit Semifreddo, Yogurt and Pineapple Rum. No evening at MaryGold’s would be complete without one of Bar Lab’s hand-crafted cocktail creations. Sip a little romance with the Pink Peppercorn & Seasonal Fruit cocktail ($18) or the Tomato & Strawberry Mezcal cocktail ($18). Reservations are required and can be made online at marygoldsbrasserie.com or by calling (786) 522-6601. MaryGold’s is located at 2217 NW Miami Ct in Miami.
Fabel is an all-new open-air rooftop restaurant and lounge, named to offer guests a place to experience their own enchanted fairytale. They are offering a 3-course family-style prix-fixe menu. For the first course, guests can choose between Loupe de Mer “Kibbe”, with tomato confit, harissa emulsion, and preserved lemon, and Caviar and Champagne, with caraway sunchoke latkes, potato custard and pickled shallot. The second course options are: Ras el Hanout Short Rib, with thumbelina carrot, cashew, and pomegranate jus, or Tandoori Spiced Redfish, with rancho gordo tabbouleh and garlic chive yogurt. Finish the night off with a special Quatre Epices Guanaja, topped with aleppo spiced peanut praline and goat’s milk caramel.
R House — Wynwood’s iconic Latin-inspired restaurant and bar heralded for its stellar food and beverage offerings, over-the-top drag performances, and lively atmosphere — is opening their doors in the name of love this Valentine’s Day. On Tuesday, February 14th at 8PM, guests can look forward to extravagant programming including a special “Disco Inferno Of Love” show with not-to-be-missed performances by producer and host, Athena Dion, and talented Juicy Love, British Jay Foxx, and the grand return of France Has Got Talent twin sisters, Oscar and Tiffany. Priced at $75 pp (plus tax and gratuity) each guest is welcomed with a glass of bubbly and the tasting menu. Beverage specials include the Love Parade ($16) made with Herradura Silver, cranberry, grapefruit, and mint; I Brought You Roses ($16) mixed with Stoli Elit, rosewater, lemon, honey, pomegranate, and soda; Veuve Clicquot ($160); and bottle service available. Reservations for Valentine’s Day will be open from 6:30PM with the show starting at 8PM. R House is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 576-0201; www.rhousewynwood.com.
Salt & Straw
February is the month of chocolate and Salt & Straw has partnered with five extravagant chocolatiers from each of the five states the brand’s shops are located to deliver frozen delicacies. Elevate the heart-shaped box of chocolates and embrace the season of romance with five ice creams celebrating the ingredient of love. Each flavor is thoughtfully crafted in partnership with the most renowned chocolatiers and include: Fran’s Almond Gold Bar in partnership with Seattle’s Fran’s Chocolates: ribbons of heavenly hand-burned caramel and ultra rich dark chocolate stracciatella; Cloudforest Chocolate Ishpingo & Mango in partnership with Portland’s Cloudforest: a tart lemon verbena sherbet spiced with ishpingo– a warm, cinnamon-y spice grown in the forests of Ecuador– swirled with a delightfully intense dark chocolate ice cream and rippled with mango curd; Dandelion Cocoa Nibs & Frangipane in partnership with San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate: Dandelion’s dark cocoa nibs are steeped to create a roasted chocolate base, then candied and tossed back into the ice cream for double the cocoa powder with a velvety frangipane swirl and bits of crushed almonds. Also available Compartés Coffee & Love Nuts in partnership with Los Angeles’ Compartés Chocolates: smooth, caramel-y medium roast coffee from Colombia, blended with cream, and studded with Compartés immaculate Love Nuts– pecans caramelized in tahitian vanilla, sprinkled with sea salt, then coated in 14 layers of chocolate; and Exquisito Guanabana Stracciatella in partnership with Miami’s Exquisito: a bright, refreshing guanabana sherbet adorned with a ribbon of Exquisito’s roasty, floral dark chocolate stracciatella. The Chocolatiers menu will be available at all Salt & Straw shops, including Coconut Grove and Wynwood, through the month of February, making it the perfect after dinner treat. A Chocolate Lovers Pack ($85) is also available online for nationwide delivery for those who want to treat loved ones who don’t live nearby. www.saltandstraw.com
Le Chick Miami
Celebrate the day of love at Wynwood’s hotspot, Le Chick! Your perfect “Le Date Night” spot to enjoy with your significant other or friends! A unique experience where guests are welcomed to sip, dine, and relax. A live jazz duo will accompany Valentine’s Day dinner at Le Chick. Let the soothing sounds of soft jazz set the tone for a remarkably alluring evening with bae. Le Chick has all the makings that will excite your lover’s heart and get you both in the Valentine’s Day mood! Whether you’re going out with your boo or hanging out with a group of friends, Le Chick is the perfect spot to go to. Guests can expect to walk into a Valentines Day themed venue, where roses are hanging from the ceiling and sip on their romantic cocktails including ($17) One Four Three prepared with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Italicus, Lime, Strawberry, Cream, Club Soda. The story behind the cocktail is 143 in Pager/Beeper Language for “I Love You”). The other cocktail is the ($18) Dirty Romantic made with Caper Infused Gin Mare, Rosemary Oil, Garnished with a Rosemary Sprig. Both cocktails will be available all day on Valentine’s Day and throughout the month of February. Reservation Link: https://www.opentable.com/r/
In Wynwood, modern Italian eatery Dōma will celebrate Valentine’s Day with an elaborate four-course prix-fixe dinner by Chef Marco Giuliano. Priced at $125 per person, the menu opens with a welcome bite of Soft Quail Egg Cracker with avocado and crispy quinoa, followed by appetizer choices of Breadcrumbs Crusted Sea Scallops accompanied by english peas purée, sea beans, black olives crumble and cherry tomato confit; Beef Carpaccio made with ricotta cheese, pecan, arugula pesto, honey and purple potato cheese; or vegetarian option of Baby Roasted Eggplant, a specialty dish served with purple cauliflower, roasted tomato purée, stracchino cheese, shaved pecan and raspberry vinegar. For a main course, diners can indulge in Prawns and Broccoli Rabe Risotto; Tagliolini ‘Al Tartufo Nero’ with black truffle; an entrée of Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon served with seasonal mushrooms purée, cauliflower salad, almond crumble and peas aioli; or Grilled Filet Mignon, which comes with roasted baby eggplant, basil, sundried tomato, broccoli rabe, parmigiano cheese mousse, and demiglace. The sweet ending will be a delightful Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake filled with creme brulée with a side scoop of strawberry sorbet and heart-shaped chocolate treats. Dōma’s special Valentine’s Day dinner will be served February 14, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Dōma is situated at 35 NE 26th St., Miami, FL, 331317; 786-953-6946; www.domawynwood.com.
MIDTOWN + DESIGN DISTRICT
Four-Course Lovers Menu at Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar
Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar is the first and only Miami location of the renowned brand from Latin America. The urban-chic destination is a favorite local hot spot in Midtown Miami, perfect for a modern Valentine’s Day date. On February 14, Negroni is serving a beautiful four-course menu ($85 per person) by Executive Chef Pablo Latif, complemented by a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne. The meal will begin with Tuna Geisha, followed by a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. An exclusive holiday cocktail, The Incondicional, which comes with gin, grapefruit juice and aquafaba, will be available for purchase. Live music will be playing all night long. Each couple will also receive a souvenir: a stunning envelope encased with a printed picture that they can select from the on-site professional photographer. Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, FL 33127
Valentines Day Soirée at Coco Miami
Chic and classy cuisine is served the European way at Coco Miami. The luxurious new spot in Miami’s Design District makes for the ultimate Valentine’s Day soirée. Split one of four shareable menu options with a significant other this February 14: the Whole Green Circle Chicken ($80), 40 oz Wagyu Côte de Boeuf ($315), 40 oz Gold Wagyu ($875) or Dover Sole ($120) with a variety of sides including Warm Haricot Vert Salad, Seasonal Sauteed Mushrooms, Triple Cooked Fries or Coco Potato Gratin with truffle cream. While enjoying COCO’s opulent atmosphere reminiscent of the South of France, don’t forget dessert. The La Vie En Rose ($24) is a sweet addition to the romantic meal, made with dark chocolate mousse, passion fruit curd and 24-karat gold leaf. Address: 8 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137
A Romantic Golden Hour at Italica Midtown
Italica Midtown invites guests to experience a taste of Italy this Valentine’s Day in its colorful dining room, featuring drinks from its Aperol spritz bar and a classic array of artisan pizzas. The restaurant will be offering a special menu for the occasion alongside its regular menu. Each guest will receive a complimentary drink and a souvenir: a stunning envelope encased with a printed picture that can be selected from the on-site professional photographer. Make sure to stop by during Golden Hour (6-8 p.m.), when couples can enjoy an array of complimentary passed bites and shots. Address: 3201 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137
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Born out of a love affair between Contemporary Art and exquisite Italian cuisine, Sofia Design District exudes romance from every corner of the restaurant, all the way through its charming outdoor dining terrace imagined as a playful secret garden. Once seated, expect an undeniably world-class culinary experience that will ignite all your senses, where you and your date will find the dishes just as stunning as the artwork layered throughout. Indulge together in the restaurant’s signature spicy rigatoni, torre di frutti di mare, and some carpaccio di manzo, before ending your night with one of Sofia’s dreamy nightcap cocktails. From the curation of pink lacquered pieces, lush greenery, and frilly rose umbrellas in Sofia’s enchanting outdoor oasis, to the glossy crimson fabrics, mirrored columns, and Italian-imported chandeliers in the main dining area, Sofia makes for the perfect romance-fueled Valentine’s Day outing.
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Wood-Fire Burning Love at Orno
Helmed by three-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” Niven Patel, Orno is a culinary showroom orbiting around an open kitchen. The restaurant artfully marries wood-fired dishes with refined, handcrafted cocktails inspired by literary classics and a thoughtfully crafted wine list. Feel the love in the air with Orno’s wood-fired heat as you treat your loved one to the modern American menu of steakhouse favorites, high-end seafood and seasonal produce that creates an exquisite farm-to-table experience using only locally sourced ingredients. Address: 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Heartbeet Cocktail at Mamey
Mamey, by three-time James Beard Award nominee and Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of 2020” Niven Patel, is inspired by the chef’s travels throughout Asia, Polynesia and the Caribbean. On Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy delectable dishes from the menu like the Hawaiian Heart of Palm Salad, Jamaican Short Rib Empanadas, Prince Edward Island Mussels and more. The restaurant is also offering a crisp and decadent Valentine’s Day Heartbeet cocktail, made with Atian Rose Gin; fresh-pressed beet, apple and lemon juices; and ginger reduction delicately garnished with a marigold flower. Address: 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Found in the heart of Coconut Grove, Glass & Vine offers guests a lush escape, day and night, with views overlooking Peacock Park. With a dining room entirely outdoors, Glass & Vine sets the scene for the perfect romantic date. Guests can savor modern American favorites surrounded by shady oak trees, twinkling lights and live music.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic and elegant experience at TUR Kitchen in Coral Gables. Priced at $125 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), Chef Christian Chirino’s special three-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available beginning Monday, February 13 and continuing all day Tuesday, February 14 (for lunch and dinner). First course appetizers will include Tuna Crudo, made with local chili lime emulsion, orange, capers and mint; Manti, Turkish dumplings with labneh and pistachios; Warm Vichyssoise, served with Winter Black Truffle and Jerusalem Artichoke Chips; and Grilled Octopus with Chraimeh sauce and dukkah. The main courses will include Wagyu Striploin with dauphinoise, truffle carrots and crispy mushrooms; Black Grouper, with sea glaze, charred corn, corn puree and pearl onions; Butternut Squash Ravioli, complemented with zucchini cream, roasted asparagus, pistachios, guindilla pearls, arugula and roasted feta; and Duck Magret, with cauliflower puree, duck confit and cocoa nibs. Ending the night on a sweet note, guests will enjoy Chocolate Tart, made with dukkah praline, chocolate ganache and dukkah gelato; and Orange Blossom Pannacotta, served with strawberries and elderflower elixir. TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables. Reservations can be made through Open Table or RSVP directly to LDelogu@turkitchen.com. For more information, visit www.TURKitchen.com Telephone: (786) 483 8014. Street parking is available.
Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s Day they won’t forget at none other than Coconut Grove’s waterfront restaurant, Bayshore Club. Offering a special prix-fixe menu, in addition to its regular menu, guests can tuck into 3 courses with dishes such as the Hamachi Tiradito, Chilean Sea Bass and Chocolate Cuatro Leches. Prix-fixe menu available February 14 | $85 pp
Add a twist to the usual Valentine’s Day plans this year at Vinya Table. On Monday, February 13th, Chef Xabier Oteiza of Vinya Table and Chef Josh Elliott of QP Tapas will join forces to bring guests a delicious six-course dinner, inspired by the theme, “A Night in San Sebastián!” Priced at $175 per person, guests will be welcomed with a cocktail and light bites before enjoying a menu of unique flavors that honor the culinary traditions of the great Basque region. Dishes will range from Uni Risotto with Maine uni fondue, whole wheat orzo, smoked trout roe and chili oil to Lobster and Sardine Salpicon with a lobster vinaigrette with olives and caviar. Expert sommelier, Allegra Angelo, will helm the beverage pairings, exploring wines from northern Spain and beyond. This unique private dining experience begins at 6:30pm and is limited to 50 guests. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit vinyawine.com. Vinya Table is located at 266 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Telephone (305) 203-4229.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day under the twinkling lights overlooking Peacock Park at Coconut Grove gem, Glass & Vine. Offering a special prix-fixe menu, in addition to its regular menu, guests can savor three courses of standout dishes like Duck Rillette, Florida Lobster Bucatini and Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop. Prix-fixe menu available February 14 | $75 pp
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Treat your Valentine to two specials from Chef CJ Jacobson at Aba. Share the Red Beet Hummus with crab salad, horseradish, sour cream and lemon zest and the Grilled Branzino (serves two) with olive and anchovy tapenade, brown butter, pine nut and parsley, in addition to all your mezze favorites. To drink, try the zero-proof Sweet Nothing with strawberry, pineapple, pink peppercorn and tonic or the Strawberry Peppercorn French 75 with Brockmans Gin, strawberry, pink peppercorn and Giuliana Prosecco.
Treat your loved one to a special dinner of Modern Israeli dishes in the heart of charming Surfside, where Neya will be offering a special menu of a la carte dishes this Valentine’s Day. For For appetizers, Chef Ben Siman Tov will has created an array of delicious options like Scallop Sashimi with Citrus Fruits ($32), Hamachi and Smoked Raspberry Gazpacho ($30) and Beef Prosciutto Melon and Burrata ($32). Highlights of the hearty main course list include Seafood Black Risotto ($42), Roasted Lamb Cutlets with Tahini Yogurt ($46) and Dry Aged Striploin Wagyu, served with foie gras ($98). To round out the meals guests can choose from Fig Parfait ($13), Chocolate Mousse topped with barahat crumble and salted caramel ($15) or Neya Cheesecake, made with labneh, pecans, passion fruit, caramelized olives and zaatar ($17). Neya’s special Valentine’s Day dinner will be served February 14, from 6 to 11 p.m.
Neya is located at 9491 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL, 33154; 305-402-0768. Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit NeyaRestaurant.com. For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michelle at Quarterdeck
This Valentine’s day, Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Neighborhood Grill is serving up the popular Michelle from its specialty cocktail menu for $10 all day long alongside half-off wines by the glass and bottle. Named after Quarterdeck patriarch Paul Flanigan’s wife, Michelle, the floral, aromatic drink is made with Tito’s, muddled raspberries, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and fresh lime juice topped with soda water and served in a wine glass. Multiple Locations: Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale Beach | Dania Beach | Sawgrass | Davie
Sushi for Two at Casa Sensei
At Casa Sensei, Fort Lauderdale’s favorite Pan-Asian, Latin-fusion eatery, guests can enjoy a romantic night with their loved ones alongside the stunning Las Olas waterfront. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Casa Sensei has created the Love You Berry Much cocktail ($15), made with gin, lime juice, raspberry liquor, simple syrup, tonic water, champagne and fresh raspberries. This sweet concoction is sure to sweep couples off their feet. Guests can also enjoy their favorite dishes from the delectable dinner menu, such as the Sushi for Two ($70), perfect for couples that love to share. Don’t forget to ask your server for a complimentary cloud of cotton candy! Reservations are encouraged. Address: 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
A Coastal Paradise at La Fuga at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Love is in the air in Fort Lauderdale Beach at La Fuga, a new coastal Italian restaurant with a diverse menu led by Executive Chef Michael Mayer. The open-concept bar and restaurant at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort features a prime selection of authentic Italian dishes from land and sea, such as homemade pizzas, pastas and salads curated by the chef using fresh ingredients. Cheers to amore and indulge in dishes from La Fuga’s menu such as the Tortellini In Brodo ($26), a plate of tortellini stuffed with mortadella, Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano in a capon broth with basil pesto and toasted pine nuts, or the Risotto Cacio e Pepe All’Osso Buco ($38), featuring oxtail and Parmesan-Reggiano in a Barolo reduction. Address: 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Fort Lauderdale’s beloved Mexican eatery Lona Cocina & Tequileria is inviting lovebirds to celebrate amor oceanside this Valentine’s Day. On Tuesday, February 14, Lona is spreading the love with an indulgent Valentine’s Menu with a Mexican twist. The specialty menu created by Chef Jorge Gutierrez will be available a la carte or as a prix-fixe option for $65++ per person which includes guacamole, a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail, and choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The menu includes a variety of enhanced offerings including, but not limited to, Fajitas for Two, Lobster & Clams Quesadilla, Filet Mignon and a specialty love-themed dessert. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on OpenTable. Lona is located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Discounted valet is available. For more information, visit www.lonarestaurant.com; Telephone: (954) 245-3069
No Man’s Land
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at No Man’s Land, Fort Lauderdale’s intimate cocktail parlor, lounge, and eatery. On Tuesday, February 14 beginning at 5PM, lovebirds are welcome to enjoy a specialty four-course pairing menu featuring tempting cocktails and decadent bites for $50 per person. No Man’s Land is located at 666 Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. www.nomanslandftl.com Follow: @nomanslandftl
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 menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Offered on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14 and priced at $180 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 duo from the restaurant’s coveted menu. Dinner highlights include prime cuts of meat such as 18 oz. Delmonico Ribeye, Glazed Short Rib and 8 oz. Filet Mignon; Pan-Seared Local Snapper and Miso-Glazed Sea Bass. Also on offer Hand-Cut Prime Steak Tartare with traditional garnish and grilled pita bread; Maine Lobster Bisque with fennel and garlic bread; Tuna Sashimi with crunch onions, serrano chili and roasted garlic ponzu; and The ‘Wedge’ with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion and buttermilk ranch. Supplements to elevate the meal are available at an additional cost including a Shellfish Platter for two with Maine lobster, king crab, shrimp and oysters ($75); Regis Ova Caviar – Kaluga, Russian Ossetra or Golden 1oz ($195/$295); and Hudson Valley Foie Gras with seasonal accompaniments ($20). For a sweet ending to the meal, guests may indulge in a dessert duo for the table including White Chocolate Mousse with mango and passion fruit compote and Dark Chocolate Mousse with berry compote. Guests can continue the celebrations with a live DJ and a photobooth. Reservations are encouraged 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.
A Romantic Lunch for Two at The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art
Celebrate love at The Restaurant at the Norton, the premier dining destination inside the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Savor delicious plates from The Restaurant’s menu, which was curated by Executive Chef Jair Solis Mendoza and the expert team at Constellation Culinary Group. A few menu highlights include the seasonal Kale and Grain Harvest Bowl ($18), with baby kale, roasted butternut squash, crispy Brussels sprouts, ancient grains, feta cheese, dried cranberries, rosemary maple pepitas and white balsamic vinaigrette, and Herb-Crusted Salmon ($34), served with Italian parsley, chickpeas, gigande beans, tomato stew, lime crema, micro-cilantro and celery salad. Address: 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401