Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time to make reservations for the special day. From delectable dishes to share to a la carte affairs offering complimentary bubbly, treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day with romantic offerings at restaurants across Miami.
Big Easy Winebar & Grill invites guests to savor the taste of authentic South African cuisine with a loved one this Valentine’s Day. On Wednesday February 14, 2018 couples can enjoy special, delectable dishes to share, in addition to the regular dinner menu, followed by a complimentary champagne toast. Big Easy’s famed shareable plates include Tid-Bits to start like the Pork Belly “Lollipop” – braai “bbq sauce” and cowboy candy; For the Table share the Chilli-Coffee Rubbed Pork Flatbread – seasonal apples, braai “bbq sauce” and fresh mozzarella; and from The Grill, The Big Easy Braai – South African farmers sausage, top sirloin 12 oz., double lamb chops and Nigerian prawns with your choice of two sides. Big Easy Winebar & Grill is located at 701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339 in Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 11PM; Friday and Saturday from 5PM to Midnight; Telephone: (786) 814-5955; www.bigeasy.miami.
The garden oasis in the heart of Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park, Glass & Vine, is inviting couples to enjoy an enchanting evening at the earthy, yet contemporary indoor/outdoor concept this Valentine’s Day. On Wednesday February 14, 2018, Glass & Vine will be offering exclusive menu specials followed by a complimentary glass of bubbly. With a menu designed to be shared, diners can indulge in some of G&V’s favorites like Florida Stracciatella – California olive oil, ZTB bread, and garlic confit; Housemade Semolina Pasta – green pea pesto, pistachios and toasted breadcrumbs; or Glazed Pork Belly – guava-miso, jicama, fish sauce and cashew. Glass & Vine is located at 2820 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Valet parking is available in front of the restaurant on McFarlane Road. Telephone: (305) 200-5268; http://www.glassandvine.com/.
The contemporary American steakhouse, BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Miami is celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday February 14, 2018 with a special three course prix-fixe menu option, priced at $95 per person (excluding taxes and gratuity) in addition to their regular menu. The meal starts off with choice of Creamy Tomato Burrata served with banyuls marinated heirloom tomatoes, orange scented saba balsamic and micro basil, or Lobster Crab Cakes complete with balsamic rum glaze and basil aioli. Main course options on offer are Alaskan Halibut paired with sweet potato succotash, aged balsamic, stewed leeks, sweet ginger and wasabi beurre blanc; Best of Both Worlds with filet mignon, Florida lobster tail, wild mushroom risotto cakes, bacon orange Brussels sprouts and rosemary port reduction; or Hudson Valley Duck Breast with confit leg, Maui pineapple glaze, pickled turnips and pistachio brittle. Guests can end the evening on a sweet note with Strawberry Champagne Mousse served with white and dark chocolate truffles and chocolate caviar, or Chocolate Temptation Cake with chocolate mousse, dark lace cookies and raspberry coulis. As a special Valentine’s Day treat, couples will also receive an indulgent Bon Bon Boite takeaway – two dark chocolate bon bons filled with Baileys and Dulce de Leche. Telephone: (305) 591–6606. BLT Prime is located at Trump National Doral Miami®, 4400 NW 87th Avenue. www.bltprimemiami.com.
The Dutch, award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini’s modern American bistro, is inviting you and your sweetie pie to enjoy a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner on Wednesday February 14, 2018. For $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) couples can share an enchanting culinary experience at the critically acclaimed South Beach dining destination followed by a complimentary glass of bubbly. The first course offers a delightful amuse bouche – Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté served with butter croutons and chervil. Appetizer offerings include Little Gem Salad – Jamon Serrano, Avocado; Octopus “A La Gallega” – olives and capers; Classic Corvina Ceviche – rocoto and sweet potatoes; and Prime Steak Tartar with cognac aioli and grilled country bread. Entrée selections include Wild Mushroom Risotto served with black truffle and Grana Padano; Seared Diver Scallop with creamy polenta and pork belly; Faroe Salmon paired with root vegetables and wheat berries; Half Roast Duck with hash brown and royal trumpets; or Prime Beef Wellington with Bordelaise and farm salad. For dessert, indulge in Chocolate Lover’s Grail with passion fruit, caramelized bananas and meringue or the Sticky Bun with warm caramel and cinnamon ice cream. Regular a la carte menu will be also available. The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (305) 938-3112 or emailing [email protected]; www.thedutchmiami.com.
Miami Beach’s very own NYC-inspired trattoria, Macchialina will be opening its doors to all lovebirds this Valentine’s Day with a specially curated, 4-course Chef’s tasting menu priced at $75 per person. The Italian hotspot will also be offering wine pairings, one at $32 per person and for a more elevated experience, $55 per person; the higher priced pairing will include access to sample some special bottles of allocated wine. Chef Mike Pirolo’s handcrafted menu will include an appetizer course including Tuna Crudo with heirloom tomatoes, and Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms; a pasta course featuring a Tagliatelle with lamb shank ragu and Spaghetti Con Aragosta with lobster, tomato and basil; and for the main course, a choice of 21-Day Aged Sirloin of Beef with potato gatto and truffled jus or Alaskan Halibut with a sunchoke puree, crispy sunchokes & lemon emulsion. For dessert, Chef Mike with unveil a special dessert of his choice. Macchialina is open Sunday thru Thursday from 6PM to 11PM and Friday/Saturday from 6PM to 11:30PM and is located at 820 Alton Road on Miami Beach. Reservations can be placed by calling 305-534-2124 or emailing [email protected]; www.macchialina.com.
Meat Market, the sizzling high-end steakhouse is getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with dinner specials for you and your significant other. Specials include an appetizer of Half Dozen Kusshi Oysters with Truffle Caviar, followed by a Prime 30 oz. bone-in New York topped with Grilled Tristan Lobster tail and chorizo. For dessert, diners can indulge in one of the restaurant’s many delectable sweet options. Menu available at both locations. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. For reservations, please call (305) 532-0088. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800; www.meatmarket.net.
One of Miami Beach’s hottest new restaurants, Stiltsville Fish Bar, is inviting guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with classic seafood fare prepared by the culinary chef duo, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. On Wednesday February 14, 2018, diners can enjoy specials along with a la carte fare, followed by a complimentary glass of bubbly. Specials include shareable dishes like Sweet and Spicy Oysters ($22) – Three Chilled Oyster served with Sweet Vermouth compressed apples or Brandy soaked blood oranges and Three Chilled Oyster marinated in spicy vodka with fresno chilis and hearts on fire garnish. Entree choices include The Fish 2 Ways ($69) – grilled and roasted whole Yellow Tail Snapper stuffed with marinated fennel, lobster butter and artichokes; The Fish 3 Way ($82) – crispy tail, head & cheeks, butter roasted loin, ceviche-style with crispy beets and lovage; or The Romeo and Juliet Lobster ($47) – yankee (Maine) lobster with southern bell grits, ginger cream and asparagus tips. For a sweet ending, a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte ($14) – champagne blood orange sorbet, prailine and hazelnut anglaise. Stiltsville Fish Bar is located at 1787 Purdy Avenue on Miami Beach. Telephone: (786) 353-0477; www.stiltsvillefishbar.com
Stubborn Seed, the South Beach hotspot on Washington Avenue by Top Chef Jeremy Ford, is inviting couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a culinary experience promised to delight the senses. On Wednesday February 14, 2018, guests can enjoy rotating seasonal specialities available a la carte featuring locally sourced, natural ingredients followed by a complimentary glass of bubbly. Lovebirds can indulge in menu highlights like House Made Pasta ($31) – Meyer lemon, perigord truffle and parmesan; Warm Celery Root ($17) – crackling maitake, creamy mustard, herbs and blossoms; or Umami Short Rib ($39) – trumpet mushroom, heirloom carrots and miso mustard butter. For a sweet ending, the Chocolate Mousse ($12) – Valrhona dark chocolate cremeux, orange, pistachio and rosemary ice cream; Stout Cake ($11) – bourbon caramel, bruleed banana and ginger ice cream; or Snickerdoodle Cookies ($8) – brown butter, Valrhona gianduja and cinnamon. Stubborn Seed is located at 101 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM; Friday and Saturday from 6PM to midnight; Closed Mondays. Telephone: (786) 322-5211; www.stubbornseed.com.
The Strand Bar & Grill at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, delivers a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu of carefully considered new American fare infused with innovative touches. For Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Stephen Ullrich will offer a romantically themed four-course menu priced at $150 per couple, or $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Savory highlights from the menu include: Bay Scallop Crudo, Beet Ravioli with Lobster, and Lavender and Honey Glazed Duck Breast to name a few. Additionally, their raw bar is also worth diving into – after all, they do say that oysters are an aphrodisiac. The Strand Bar & Grill is located at 6801 Collins Avenue. Telephone: (305) 514-7474; http://www.thestrandmiami.com/. Reduced valet parking is available for $10.
Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne’s iconic dining destination, invites couples to share a romantic evening this Valentine’s Day. On Wednesday February 14, 2018, guests can indulge in an aphrodisiacal five-course, prix-fixe menu crafted by Executive Chef Jim Pastor. The first seating begins at 5PM to 7PM for $80 per person*. The later seating begins at 9PM onwards for $98 per person* with the inclusion of a welcome glass of Taittinger Champagne. Guests have the option of indulging in the beverage pairing for an additional $58 per person*. (*Excluding tax and gratuity). The first course features a Hearts of Palm Salad with fennel, mache and passionfruit. Appetizers include choice of Poached Wild Atlantic Salmon with pickled leeks and blood orange gastrique or Duck Confit Risotto with rosemary chantarelle mushrooms, fava beans and parmigiano reggiano. The third course features a Cavatelli Cacio e Pepe with black truffle. Entree choices offer Seared Chilean Sea Bass with parsnip puree, charred romesco and pink champagne Buerre Blanc or Dry Aged 8oz. Manhattan Steak with creamy Malanga and sauce bordelaise. For dessert, Strawberry Mousse with toasted almond sand and bittersweet chocolate. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. For further details and reservations, please call (305) 361-3818; www.therustypelican.com.
Lightkeepers located at the The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is inviting lovers to share an elegant Valentine’s Day prixe-fixe dinner priced at $129 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) on Wednesday February 14, 2018. Dinner seatings are from 6PM to 10PM and couples can indulge in an extravagant four course meal fit for royalty. Beginning with first course choice of Tuna Tartar with kaffir lime, lemon grass, sweet plantain and puffed rice; Foie Parfait with white carrot cake, foie ganache, tarragon pavlova and pickled currant; or 63° Degree Goose Egg with black truffle, locatelli emulsion, duck ham and boniato. The second course offers choice of Georges Bank Diver Sea Scallops with roasted sunchoke, jamon and salsify; Winter Squash Ravioli with beurre noissette, parmesan espuma and cracked hazelnut; and Cauliflower Velouté with pumpernickel crouton, pickled mustard and Pedro Ximenez. Main entrée offerings include Wild Turbot with black truffle, hazelnut, parsnip root and ginger coriander broth; 48 Hour Short Rib with blistered asparagus, smoked celery root and soy cured maitake; or Pork Belly with carrot emulsion, black garlic sabayon, sour cherry and pomme soufflé. For dessert, delectable options include Valhrona dark chocolate with passion fruit, vanilla udon noodles and coconut snow or Strawberry Consommé with Prosecco, mint gel and sugarcane kiss. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne. Reservations are required and can be made by calling: (305) 365-4156; www.lightkeepersmiami.com.
We will be updating this list leading up to Valentine’s Day.