Valentine's Day 2016 Miami Restaurant Guide
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It's not Valentine's Day yet, but it sure feels like it as nearly every shop in town overflows with chocolates and candies, lovey-dovey cards, and oversize teddy bears.
But forget the corny gifts. The real way to someone's heart is through their stomach. As the love-filled holiday quickly approaches, spread some romance with a dinner reservation at one of more than 50 restaurants offering multicourse meals. Beware: Valentine's Day is one of the busiest dining days of the year, so coupled or not, grab a plus-one and book in advance. Also, note that most prices do not include tax and gratuity.
15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
The Viceroy's signature restaurant will feature a seven-course dinner menu for Valentine's Day. Menu highlights include three clam chowder with sweet corn, celery, and bacon; portobello and turnip napoleon with a ginger-soy mirin sauce; amarillo ceviche with shrimp, octopus, bay scallop, and amarillo sauce; mushroom gnocchi with seared wild mushrooms and truffle mushroom jus; filet mignon served with wild mushroom potato pave, tomato coulis, red wine reduction, and herb oil; and grilled cuttlefish atop squid ink risotto and whipped saffron potato. For vegans, a six-course menu is also available. Dinner for two includes a glass of champagne each and is priced at $170. It's available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, call 305-503-0373 or visit www.15thandvine.com.
The Miami Beach eatery will offer a five-course, prix-fixe tasting menu priced at $75 per person. Menu items include dressed oysters, served with white ponzu, blood orange, and cucumber; sweet potato dumplings, a popular dish with chicken, fermented black beans, and Thai basil.; shrimp and crab udon, topped with pea tendrils, ginger, and soy; miso marinated grouper, with bok choy and sake burre blanc; and a molten chocolate bowl, prepared with passion fruit and Thai basil anglaise. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-695-0101.
Beachcraft will offer a three-course dinner starting Feb.12 through Feb.15. Dinner runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $95 per person. An a la carte menu is also available. For more information and reservations, visit craftrestaurantsinc.com/beachcraft.
The Betsy's poolside candlelight dinner for two ($1,200) includes a customized three-course dinner on the pool deck. Menu items can include oysters, baked goat cheese, or crab salad as a starter; filet mignon, lobster, or dover sole as an entree; and dessert options include peanut butter chocolate mousse, crepe soufflé, or steamed merengue. For more information, call 305-531-6100.
Bianca at Delano
Bianca will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu accompanied by a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast, available throughout Valentine's Day weekend. Menu items include tuna pizza with truffle oil; risotto all’aragosta, with fresh Maine lobster, carnaroli, and saffron; and for dessert, its concierto, which is a hazelnut espresso chocolate cake topped with mascarpone mousse and almond crumble served alongside praline gelato. The menu is priced at $100 per person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 305-674-5752.
The steakhouse, located inside Trump National Doral, will serve a three-course Valentine's Day dinner priced at $65 per person. In addition to dinner offerings, couples will have the option of selecting the Perfect Match ($42), which pairs each course with a specialty cocktail or wine. Dinner menu items include tempura wild fire oysters, beef carpaccio, Alaskan halibut, a duo of beef, and sides of white asparagus and golden potatoes. Dessert includes a creme brûlée or red velvet cake. For reservations, call 305-591-6606.
BLT Steak will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu priced at $70 per person. Menu items include royal red shrimp ceviche; seared yellow fin tuna; meyer lemon quinoa risotto; and raspberry chocolate cake topped with chocolate sauce. For more information, call 305-673-0044.
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In addition to Bocce's à la carte menu, the eatery will offer a Valentine’s Day five-course tasting menu by chef Nunzio Fuschillo. Priced at $75 per person, menu items include oysters, cauliflower soup, beef tartare, and Mediterranean sea bass. For more information, call 786-245-6211.
For $135 per person, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu with options such as Mina's signature Maine lobster pot pie in a portion perfect for sharing, Hudson Valley foie gras, hay-smoked bone-in imperial wagyu côte de boeuf for two, and warm beignets with a trio of pot de crèmes. All ladies will also receive a rose and special take-home gift compliments of the restaurant. For reservations, call 786-279-6600.
Byblos will offer a four-course Valentine’s Weekend menu featuring delicious “middleterranean” fare perfect for sharing. Menu items include organic artichoke and lemon labneh, octopus kataif, roasted cauliflower, day boat black cod, yufka rolls, and hand roll couscous. For dessert, guests have a choice between krembo, yogurt mousse, walnut fudge, revani, hibiscus chocolate truffle, and Meyer lemon sorbet. The menu is $85 per person and a wine pairing option is available for $150. The a la carte menu is also available. For reservations, call 305-508-5041.
The eatery will offer a themed market menu, featuring pargo a la sal, or Florida red snapper baked in salt, seasonal vegetables, and ravigote sauce; carrileras de ternera lechal, or veal cheek fricassee, potato foam, and wild mushrooms; and brazo helado de mango y vainilla, or mango gelee roll filled with vanilla ice cream and yogurt. For reservations, call 305-316-3631.
Cleo South Beach
The South Beach Mediterranean-style restaurant will offer guests a prix-fixe menu for $85 per person, including items such as the restaurant's signature brussels sprouts, spicy cigars, grilled branzino, and a chef’s selection of gourmet desserts. For more information, visit sbe.com/cleosouthbeach.
Corsair by Scott Conant
Lining the championship Miller Golf Course at Turnberry Isle Miami, celebrity chef Scott Conant's Italian-Meditteranean restaurant will offer a $99 per person Valentine's Day dinner. Menu items include yellowtail crudo, lobster tagliolini, scallops, and roasted prime filet mignon. For reservations, call 786-279-6800.
DB Bistro Moderne
Available all weekend long from 6 p.m. to midnight, the French bistro will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $155 per person. It features peekytoe crab salad or guinea hen terrine; followed by black truffle risotto and a choice of a tender duo of beef or butter poached lobster. End the meal with a strawberry and raspberry tart made with berry sauce and citrus yogurt ice cream; or a rich tiramisu chocolate bar, with cardamom foam and coffee ice cream. Sommelier Alan Feldman will offer special wine selections to highlight the dishes. The restaurant's a la carte menu will not be available on Saturday or Sunday night. For reservations, call 305-421-8800 or visit dbbistro.com.
Available on Valentine's Day, the Italian eatery will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu. Menu items include chilled seafood salad, risotto al porcini, a filet mignon and lobster tail plate, and meringata for dessert. Guests will have the option to order from a selection of champagnes to share with the table, including Dom Perignon, Dom Perignon Rose, Krug Grande Cuvee, and Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Brut. Dinner will be offered from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is priced at $75 per person. For reservations, call 786-975-2550.
Beginning Saturday, February 13, Driftwood Room will offer an à la carte menu featuring dishes designed for two. The "Things We Do For Two" menu, created by executive chef Alex Guarnaschelli, will be available all weekend in addition to the regular menu. Menu items include mozzarella caprese, truffled chicken, whole roasted fish, and red velvet cake. On Valentine's Day, guests can celebrate throughout the day with a Rosé brunch, featuring bottomless Whispering Angel Rosé for $25 per person. For more information, call 305-503-5700.
The restaurant will offer a three-course menu and a complimentary glass of champagne for $85 per person. Menu items include yellowtail crudo, steak tartare, seared scallops, Florida red snapper, and bone-in Manhattan steak. Dessert options include a chocolate grail, with chocolate and passion fruit, caramelized banana, and meringue; or bourbon bread pudding, with candied pecans, vanilla ice cream, and dulce de leche donuts. Reservations are required. Call 305-938-3111.
Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
The restaurant will offer a six-course menu prepared by executive chef Venoy Rogers. Appetizers include guava and brie, vegetable tartare, salmon and avocado, winter melon, and a salad medley, prepared with romaine hearts, artichoke hearts, celery hearts and hearts of palm. For entrees, expect truffle and cheese sacchetti, bone-in ribeye felet, chili dusted local snapper, and sunfresh farm and ranch organic hen. Top it off with a “Make me Melt” chocolate strawberry dessert and a champagne toast. Dinner is $135 per person. For reservations and more information, call 305-908-5458.
The Federal will offer a five-course menu at $65 per person with the option to include a wine pairing for additional $29. Menu highlights include crispy sweetbreads with sour cherry, celery root purée, and sous vide egg; brown butter gnocchi with corn bisque, rock shrimp, and parmesan; and adobo pork belly with green goddess, crispy rice, and lemongrass. For reservations, call 305-758-9559.
On Valentine's Day, a special dessert menu will be included with each dinner. Desserts include hot lava “love” cake with fresh strawberry compote, vanilla ice cream, and cocoa nib crumble; key lime tart with roast white chocolate soil, cara cara macaron, and grapefruit; and tiramisu with amaretto, mascarpone, and coffee cremeux. For reservations, call 305-538-8533.
For one night only, Fooq's will be serving a supplementary à la carte menu of savory aphrodisiac dishes. The special menu, crafted by executive chef Bryan Rojas, includes an uni and avocado terrine, kobe beef carpaccio, whole roasted rabbit, and a light scallop crudo. For reservations, call 786-536-2749.
The restaurant, created by chef Rafael Perez located in Wynwood, will offer a prix-fixe menu for $100 a person which includes two glasses of bubbly. Menu highlights include parmesan ceviche with grouper, parmigiano reggiano, aji limo, caviar, and cilantro sprouts; Maine lobster with beurre blanc fondue, braised leeks, applewood bacon, peas tendrils, and crispy leeks; Colorado lamb chops with white bean custard, cilantro sauce, onions, and salsa criollo; and Fanny Bay oysters with grapes and tabasco air. For reservations, call 786-477-5151.
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Izzy's Fish & Oyster
At South Beach's newest seafood locale, love will be in the air all weekend long with Valentine's Day specials that will be offered in addition to its a la carte menu starting Feb. 12th through the 14th. Items include oysters and caviar, striped bass, and red velvet whoppie pies. For singles, the restaurant will offer an interactive bar experience among the tenders and oyster bar shuckers for $75 per duo to include, bottle of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut, half dozen island creek oysters, choice of cold or warm lobster roll and a lemon meringue pie. For reservations, call 305-397-8843.
Jaya, the new Pan-Asian restaurant at The Setai, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with two menus: A five-course menu on Friday and Saturday and a special menu on Sunday. The five-course prix-fixe includes a coconut soup, scallop dumplings,
Katsuya South Beach
Katsuya will offer diners an $85 prix-fixe menu, including specialty items such as toro tartare, wagyu foie, whole lobster, chef’s dessert selection, and a complimentary glass of champagne. For more information, visit sbe.com/katsuya.
Brickell's newest restaurant Komodo will offer a three-course menu for Valentine's Day. Menu items include tuna and toro roll, crispy wasabi shrimp, spicy beef dumplings, Chilean seabass, Hong Kong grilled lobster, and wild mushroom noodle. Each entrée comes with duck fried rice and Chinese broccoli gratin. For dessert, a chef’s sampler of chocolate will be offered. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of Dom Perignon too. The menu is $140 per person. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations, call 305-534-2211.
La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel
On their closing day in Bayfront Park, La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel will host a Valentine’s Day celebration. A special “St. Valentine Meets San Miguel” cocktail will be offered, along with live music and various dining options. It's open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
La Riviera at the Pullman Miami Airport
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, La Riviera will offer a four-course dinner in honor of Valentine's Day weekend. Crafted by executive chef John Gray, menu items include an asparagus and truffle scented cappuccino to start; followed by butternut squash ravioli with lump crab and chardonnay butter, along with a choice of Maine lobster braised in late harvest riesling or prosciutto wrapped filet mignon; finish with a chocolate dessert course to share. The “Shades of Chef Gray” dinner will include a lock for each couple to place on the hotel’s fountain. The key will be thrown into the adjacent Blue Lagoon as a romantic gesture and symbol of the couple’s love. Pullman Miami Airport is located at 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive in Miami. Reservations for the “Shades of Chef Gray” experience can be made by calling 305-503-8314.
The seafood hotspot will offer a prix-fixe menu at $70 per person. Crafted by executive chef John Iatrellis, menu items include lobster bisque, tuna tataki, grilled black grouper, and seared swordfish. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-695-4550.
The eatery will offer a five-course tasting menu priced at $75 per person. Chef Michael Pirolo created custom dishes including dressed oysters with burrata and caviar; yellowfin tuna crudo topped with avocado, preserved lemon, and truffle; truffled risotto with salsify and porcini; veal cheek crepinette with prosciutto, sage, and braised cabbage; and for dessert, molten chocolate cake topped with pistachio and cherry. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-534-2124.
For Valentine’s weekend, Makoto will serve a four-course, prix-fixe tasting. Dishes include spicy tuna crispy rice; uni with fresh udon, yuzu kosho, myoga, and nekonbu dashi; and wagyu millefeuille with truffle, pickled turnips, and tonkatsu sauce. The evening ends on a sweet note with mini chocolate truffles and two glasses of Veuve Clicquot. Dinner costs $120 per pair. For more information, call 305-864-8600.
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Located on Lincoln Road, the steakhouse will offer a rose giveaway for ladies and Meat Market chocolates for couples at the end of their meal. The restaurant will offer its regular lunch and dinner menu, with a few romantic additions, such as “His & Hers” specialty cocktails ($14) and Lanson Pink Rose Champagne ($75). Lunch ends at 3:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 305-532-0088.
The Miami Beach Edition
Reserve a picnic basket for two from Market at The Miami Beach Edition to be enjoyed under the stars at Tropicale. A screening of Casablanca will be shown. Basket includes cheese and charcuterie, freshly baked bread, tuna tartare, Market's signature cookies, gourmet popcorn, and a bottle of Rose, priced at $100 for two people. Space is limited. To reserve, call 786-257-4600.
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Couples can elect for a $250 four-course prix-fixe menu, and add wine pairings for an additional $100. Menu items include king crab ravioli, smoked eggplant, soy-glazed tofu, butter-poached Maine lobster, and grilled wagyu beef tenderloin. Enjoy beignets or macarons for dessert. For more information or reservations, visit fontainebleau.com/valentines-day.
An adventurous meal for two will be available at NaiYaRa. Chef Bee will offer a menu featuring bok choi and homemade beef jerky. Take your pick from the cocktail menu with a variety of drink options too. For more information, visit NaiYaRa.com or call 305-944-0525.
Ortanique on the Mile
In honor of Valentine's Day, chef Cindy Hutson will host a themed cooking class on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at $108 per person. Featured dishes include hearts on fire, made with steamed artichoke hearts, crisp greens in a pink peppercorn caesar, and shaved grana pandano; sweet cheeks, made with Niman Ranch braised pork cheeks and sweet corn polenta in a cherry chipotle agave glaze; and making whoppie, a red velvet cookie cake filled with white chocolate cream cheese icing. For reservations, call 305-446-7710.
Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle
Palmeiras will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu with a bottle of champagne at $95 per person on Sunday. Guests can opt out of the champagne and dine at $75 per person as well. Menu highlights include rose pork belly, with rose wine glaze, compressed grapes, black figs puree, and raspberry vinaigrette; champagne and oysters risotto, with kusshi oysters, celery root, and seawater beurre blanc; and the chocolate dream with chocolate pain de gene, white chocolate cremeux, dark chocolate ganache, and mandarin anglaise. For reservations, call 305-858-8300.
Pisco y Nazca
Treat your Valentine to a seat at the bar and share one of Pisco y Nazca's Valentine's Day-inspired ceviches such as lobster ceviche served on its shell, shrimp, creamy passion fruit leche de tigre, avocado, and cancha; or a tiradito with hamachi, beet leche de tigre, avocado purée, pickled chalaquita, and cancha. The a la carte menu will be available throughout the night. For more information, call 305-630-3844 or visit piscoynazca.com.
On Valentine's Day, take advantage of Pubbelly's nine-course tasting menu priced at $85 per person, which also includes one glass of champagne. Menu highlights include kusshi oysters with champagne geleé and American caviar; foie gras with apple burnt cream, pain perdu, sauternes, and black walnuts; and corn soup with crab ravioli, black truffles, and huitlacoche. For reservations, call 305-532-7555.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Lincoln Road's Italian eatery will offer several dinner specials on Valentine’s Day, including carpaccio di tonno, or tuna carpaccio with avocado sauce, lemon dressing, baby water cress, and radish salad ($26); polenta ai funghi con tartufo, or creamy truffle polenta with mix mushrooms, truffle sauce, and two grams of fresh black truffle shavings ($37); gnocchi pesto e gamberi, or white gnocchi with pesto, pine nuts, and shrimp ($27); turbot con vongole e caviale, or pan-fried turbot with manila clams, water cress fumet broth, and three grams of Calvisius caviar ($47); and costate di agnello con salsa ai funghi or rack of lamb with beech mushroom sauce ($49). For reservations, call 305-531-4833 or visit quattromiami.com.
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The Raleigh Miami Beach
Take advantage of a three-course prix-fixe menu for $75 per person, available all weekend long. Menu items include kusshi oysters, with crème fraiche mignonette and hackle back caviar; filet mignon, with black onion crust and red wine braised mushrooms; miso seabass, with bitter greens, black rice, and bonito dash; and panetttone apple raisin bread pudding, with salted caramel, mascarpone ice cream, and walnut streusel. For $150, dinner can be upgraded with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque, which is normally $500. For more information, call 305-534-6300.
The restaurant will offer a five-course menu and a complimentary glass of champagne for $65 per person. Menu items include tuna and foie gras, steak tartare, oyster canapés, truffle salmon maki, Miso sea bass and tenderloin. Dessert offers an open heart macaroon. Red Ginger will also offer a free bottle of Champagne to parties of six or more. Delivery also available. Reservations are required. Call 305-433-6876.
Red The Steakhouse
The SoFi steakhouse invites meat-loving diners to indulge with a pre-fixe menu priced at $199 for two or $269 with wine pairings. The four courses will include a 29 oz. dry-aged tomahawk ribeye, an entremet trio dessert, and many more. For more information and a complete menu, call 305-534-3688.
Regent Cocktail Club
Forego a traditional dinner for a special edition cocktail making class featuring Veuve champagne cocktails. Guests will receive an introduction into bartending techniques and etiquette from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Light appetizers and desserts will be provided by Dolce Italian. Pre-purchase tickets for $85 per person or $100 per person at the door. The class is limited to 20 people. To purchase tickets, visit RegentCocktailClub.com/Bartending-Class.
Diners can spice up their Valentine's Day with a Mexican four-course dinner, paired with a pomegranate-pink peppercorn margarita. For $40 per person, guests will begin dinner with the restaurant's table side guacamole en molcajete; followed by flautas de camarones, or crispy corn tortillas filled with lobster and potato; and tostadas de tinga de res, or crispy tortillas topped with slow-cooked, pulled beef, salsa verde, and red onion. A selection of an entrée and dessert will follow. For more information, visit rosamexicano.com.
The Floridian brasserie has curated a three-course meal with local and international ingredients. The prix-fixe menu, at $75 per person, includes West Coast oysters, Swank Farm beets, beef belly tartar as appetizers. For entrées, slow-roasted chicken served with farro, sweet corn, arrowhead spinach, and chicken gravy; quail egg ravioli served with smoked potato, forest mushrooms, and swiss chard; and seared tilefish offered with wax beans, Florida stone crab, and sauce provençal will be offered. For reservations, call 786-605-1043.
The Asian-inspired eatery will offer a $50 bottle of Moët et Chandon and a bottle of Dom Perignon for $200. Menu highlights include foie buns, crunchy spicy tuna roll, and roasted miso chicken. Treat your loved one with a miso mousse for dessert made with coffee coated miso mousse, dulce de leche, topped with caramel pistachio and praline. For reservations, call 786-618-2788.
STK will celebrate the day of love all weekend long, offering a prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for two. The "Make Me Melt" menu will be available from Friday, Feb. 12th through Sunday, Feb. 14th, for the price of $250.
The restaurant, located inside Hotel Victor, will offer a prix-fixe menu featuring dishes such as brie cheese puff pastries and seared angus filet. The regular menu will be available too. The holiday menu is priced at $75 per person, which includes a glass of champagne for each and a rose for ladies. To make a reservation, call 305-604-0323.
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
In addition to their regular menu, the restaurant will offer a themed a la carte menu and specialty cocktail for Valentine's Day. Menu highlights include wood fire roasted oysters with caramelized fennel, bacon, and cream; miso truffle glazed Maine lobster with shaved brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms; and chocolate cherry mousse with pistachio financier and warm brandy cherries. For reservations, call 786-369-0353.
SushiSamba Coral Gables
Celebrate Valentine's Day with SushiSamba's chef-curated omakase menu for $75 per person, available in addition to the restaurant's regular menu. Menu highlights include lobster taquitos, with chilled Maine lobster, mango, passion fruit jus, lemongrass essence, and avocado crema; slow cooked short rib, with braised red cabbage, catupiry polenta, and xingu-maca lacquer; and wings of love roll, with ten spice marinated seared salmon, moromi-miso, red soy paper, micro red shiso, and cranberry Red Bull aioli.
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No matter what your Valentine’s Day celebrations are, begin your evening at Sweet Liberty's aphrodisiac inspired happy hour. Romance your date, or just treat yourself, to .75 cent oysters and $5 rose on tap.
Terrazza at Shore Club
The poolside Italian chophouse will offer a special Valentine’s Day dinner menu with new menu additions perfect for sharing. Items include a seafood platter, wagyu carpaccio, and salt crust whole fish. For reservations, call 305-695-3226.
Guests will enjoy a special pre-fix menu. Offered February 13 and 14, it's priced at $85 per person or $150 per person with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët. For more information, visit carillonhotel.com.
The SoFi Italian eatery will offer an a la carte menu priced between $18 to $38. Menu items include tuna tartare, house-made tagliatelle, and risotto. For dessert, expect a dark, white chocolate, and strawberry dish. A specialty cocktail will also be available. Named the Valentino, it's made with strawberries, basil, and balsamic with Effen vodka. For more information, visit tiramesu.com.
The restaurant is offering a $59 shared plates menu. Items include a chilled seafood platter, parmesan crusted scallops, chipotle miso sea bass, and mojo bacon brussel sprouts. Expect chocolate sushi for dessert, which is hand rolled table side. For more information, call 305-372-4710.
Verde at Pérez Art Museum
Have Valentine's Day brunch at the museum restaurant. Menu items include pancakes, French toast, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. Specialty cocktails are available too. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make a reservation, call 786-345-5697.
The Italian eatery will offer a $75 prix-fixe, four-course menu, including seared tuna, fennel, orange, and arugula salad; truffle risotto with porcini Mushrooms; filet mignon with wild mushrooms, creamy polenta, and amarone sauce; and tiramisu. The menu is available Saturday and Sunday.
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