Valentine's Day is this Friday, February 14 and if you haven't made your dinner reservations, we suggest you stop whatever you're doing and get on that!
Luckily, just about every restaurant in Miami has a special offering. From complimentary champagne to dining in the dark, here's a rundown of romantic offerings in the sexiest city in America -- Miami.
All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuities (except if noted) and reservations are strongly suggested (in other words, don't bring your lovely to the finest restaurant in town on V-Day expecting to be waltzed in without making a phone call first).
Angelique Euro Cafe is hosting a $49 prix-fixe Valentine's dinner all weekend long. In case the dinner lasts until the next day, enjoy a petite brunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with limitless mimosas for $14.
Area 31's executive chef Wolfgang Birk offers special à la carte items, including five-spiced poached foie gras ($22), seared diver scallop ($19), and butter-poached lobster ($29). Guests can take home special edible chocolate body paint, and five lucky tables (chosen at random) will receive an additional gift from Exhale spa.
gorgeous view accompanies a three-course dinner, accompanied by a violinist. For $95 per person, you can start with octopus carpaccio served with a fried oyster salad; then enjoy beef tenderloin accompanied by truffle bread and butter pudding and seared foie gras for an entrée (other offerings are available). The evening ends with a salted chocolate délice topped with Kahlúa crème fraîche and lychee mousse.
Batch Gastropub invites singles and couples to celebrate Valentine's Day. Couples can enjoy dinner, including a bottle of Champagne, for $60 per person. Or come as a singleton and buy someone a special Valentine's $5 dollar shots from across the bar.
The Bazaar by Jose Andres a nine-course pre-set tasting menu is $175 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne, Osetra caviar cone; smoked oysters with ice and smoke, and apple mignonette; dragon fruit ceviche tuna with pecans, and lime hibiscus.
Biscayne Tavern is hosting a special beer dinner with Chicago's Goose Island Brewery. Fifty-five bucks per person (plus tax and gratuity) gets you a four-course menu including baby beet salad, three-mushroom risotto, New York steak with potatoes and bacon, and flourless espresso chocolate cake. Each course is paired with a brew from Goose Island. Dinner is Friday, February 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Bocce Bar is offering a Valentine's Day five-course prix fixe tasting menu. Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), it features Kumamoto oysters with lemon granita and fennel pollen, followed by pappa al pomodoro with Mazara gamberi crudi. The pasta course consists of braised short-rib ravioli with burro fuso. Pan-seared branzino with farro and wilted kale follows. End the evening with a caramelized strawberry and champagne millefoglie. The $75-per-person meal includes wine pairings; $55 per person without the wine.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ in Brickell is hosting a family-friendly Valentine's Day celebration that singles will also enjoy. Kids 12 and under can enjoy a free homemade meal. Then starting at 9, DJ Vertigo plays for your dancing enjoyment. Ladies can enjoy a complimentary signature "pricked by a throne" cocktail.
City Hall is hosting a dark dining event on Valentine's Day. The four course dinner is served blindfolded, allowing your other senses to kick in. $75 per person includes four course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Call 305-764-3130 to make a reservation.
De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean is offering a special three-course dinner by chef Douglas Rodriguez, including Ecuadorian shrimp ceviche & tostones, Cuban sandwich crispy sticks, Florida lobster thermidor and smoked ribeye. Lovers' red velvet cake with chocolate ganache cream chantilly and pomegranate for dessert. $130 per couple.
Dolce Italian at the Gale South Beach offers lovers a decadent Valentine's Day menu available throughout the weekend. The four course prix fixe dinner includes sensual flavors like oysters, lobster, foie gras and truffles, and is priced at $149 per couple.
The Dutch has special à la carte dishes, including a whole roasted snapper a la chalaca for two, fresh fish covered in a light vegetable crudo with a spicy kick, served with a Florida citrus salad, palm hearts, and local mustard greens ($68). For dessert, pastry chef Joshua Gripper offers the "Chocolate Lovers Grail": chocolate custard, milk chocolate chantilly, passionfruit, and white chocolate sorbet, served with local strawberries, almond meringue, and caramel chocolate sauce drizzled on top ($18 for two).
The Federal Food Drink & Provisions is serving up a Valentine's Day "affair" entitled "The Encounter". For $60 per person, enjoy a five-course meal that includes foie gras mousse, oysters, duck agnalotti, venison chop, artic char balik, and strawberries and cream.
Florida Cookery hosts a four-course dinner that includes a complimentary glass of prosecco; amuse-bouche of oyster with pearls, followed by crab bisque with sweet corn dumplings; local sturgeon, cauliflower purée, brown butter hazelnut, and pomegranate; and surf and turf (braised short rib with salsify and English peas and sautéed diver scallop with Peruvian potato and blood orange). Two sweets are offered: A palate-cleansing pre-dessert of passionfruit semifreddo is followed by a white-chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Cost is $75 per person.
The Forge is offering a three course dinner that includes oak-grilled filet mignon, lobster thermidor, and aalmon oscar served with jumbo-lump crab meat. $75 per person.
Gotham Steak is celebrating the most romantic day with a five-course prix-fixe menu for $350 per couple. The meal begins with an amuse bouche of tuna tartare with crème fraiche, olive oil and Petrossian caviar; followed by a whole Maine lobster salad. For the second course, guests will have wild mushroom ravioli with seared foie gras, celery root purée and aged Pecorino. The third course is a whole roasted Dover sole with lemon confit, arugula, heirloom tomato and Champagne sauce, followed by Australian Wagyu with garlic fingerling potatoes, caramelized baby vegetables and Béarnaise sauce. An indulgent dessert of soft chocolate with ganache, cherry, passion fruit and sorrel finishes the meal.
Hakkasan is offering a decadent prix-fixe menu for $350 per couple, served family-style. Dishes include a dim sum sampler, followed by traditional Peking duck, followed by stir-fried spicy tiger prawns with wild mushrooms; wok-fried Wagyu beef with black pepper sauce; and charcoal grilled honey Chilean sea bass. For dessert, there's a dark chocolate ganache with rose and red fruits.
HaVen Gastro-Lounge features a prix fixe dinner with shared plates and champagne. The dinner, priced at $150 per couple (excludes tax and gratuity), begins with two glasses of Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut and a sushi and ceviche assortment. Other plates include truffle-honey-glazed quail with morel bread pudding and roasted king crab with grilled artichokes and serrano-ponzu butter. For the main course, feast on pan-roasted halibut with cauliflower trio and caviar butter, and Chateaubriand green peppercorn-cognac flambé with white asparagus. Coconut crème brûleé with mango tapioca and yuzu-passion jellies and A Kiss Goodnight -- an assortment of chef-selected salty and spicy chocolates -- will be served.
Icebox Cafe is offering a special candlelit three-course menu for $50 per person ($35 additional per person for wine pairings). Choose an appetizer, then Mediterranean grilled lamb chops or crusted wild salmon for an entree before enjoying chocolate delight, key lime pie, strawberry shortcake and Valentine's cookies for dessert.
Juvia is offering a three-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day menu in addition to the regular a la carte menu. V0Day menu includes Shigoku oysters with strawberry, finger lime and yuzu; spinalis for two with glazed Wagyu ribeye cap; and Champagne granita with black currant syrup and osetra caviar.
Jungle Island is having a "wild affair" on Valentine's Day. From 7:30 - 11 p.m., enjoy a bottle of wine, cheeses, and desserts while watching When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle on the beach. $100 per couple; $150 for VIP, which includes bistro seating.
Katsuya by Starck is hosting a Valentine's dinner that includes Katsuya-style hamachi carpaccio with mitsuba, sizzling truffle oil and miso sea bass with soy braised wild mushrooms. The four-course tasting menu is $180 per couple. Optional sake pairing is an additional $70 per couple.
La Côte Mediterranean Grill, is offering a Valentine's Day moonlight beach dinner thatn includes a four-course prix-fixe menu and bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne at a candle-lit table directly on the beach. The meal is priced at $499 per couple and will have seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Le Bouchon du Grove V-Day specials include pan-seared filet of sea bass with green asparagus, clams, fresh ginger, and Champagne sauce and roasted veal tenderloin with mushroom risotto, black truffle sauce, and Parmesan biscuit. Plus, everyone receives a complimentary glass of Champagne.
Macchialina is hosting a special five-course chef's tasting menu for $70 per person. $35 extra gets you wine pairings with dinner. In addition to the Valentine's Day Menu, the restaurant will be offering its regular menu on Valentines day.
Meat Market offers several romantically-inspired á la carte specials this Valentine's Day including six Kusshi oysters topped with cucumber sorbet and black bowfin caviar ($29).; a two-pound lobster split and steamed, paired with wood-grilled filet mignon with wild mushrooms, short rib marmalade and roasted baby beets ($89); and a 28 oz. Broadleaf Kobe style Waygu ribeye with lobster ($199).
Michael Mina 74 features dinner in a poolside cabana for $550 per couple that includes Kusshi oyster with truffled yuzu sabayon and Thai lemongrass air, followed by a choice of first course, le caviar tin (layered Florida stone crab, lobster gelee, whipped crème fraiche and Petrossian Osetra caviar) or cauliflower & caviar (chilled langostine en chemise, cauliflower panna cotta, parsley pistou and Black River Amber caviar). For the second course, couples can select from foie gras terrine or white alba truffle risotto with Nantucket Bay scallops. Third course options include butter poached Maine lobster & king crab ravioli or English Channel Dover sole. There's also Waygu beef tenderloin with lobster whipped pomme purée; or Moroccan spiced short ribs before dessert. To accompany the cuisine, couples can select from a bottle of Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc or Reims.
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, offers a Valentine's Day tasting menu priced at $85 per person featuring antipasti from land and sea, a main course,of risotto with burrata, sea scallops and fava beans or beef filet tagliata with asparagus salad and parmesan fondue; and dessert.
RA Sushi is offering a three-course dinner for two for only $30. The offer is good Friday, February 14, through Sunday, February 16, and includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. With that deal, you can even spring for a bottle of wine.
Radio Bar is hosting a "Bitters & Sweets Valentines Day" for both couples looking to kiss under the radio tower & singles looking to mingle. Sip on aphrodisiac cocktails, watch rom-coms on a giant 100-inch screen, play sexy Jenga, and chow down on heart-shaped pizzas.
Rosa Mexicano has a special menu featuring all kinds of special items like Valentine's Day Guacamole with pomegranate and roasted almonds; oysters with passion fruit cocktail sauce and green mango mignonette; lobster flautas with chile de arbol dipping sauce, and guacamole ice cream for dessert.
RUMBAR, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is hosting an
I Love Lucy celebration that includes a four-piece Latin band playing all of Ricky's hits and a chocolate buffet that Lucy would approve of. Complimentary rum tastings run from 7 to 8 p.m., and a chocolate buffet costs $22 per person. No reservations required.
Rusty Pelican is serving two different Valentine's Day menus -- one for seafood lovers, and one for carnivores. Choose your protein and enjoy either five-course menu for $89 per person.
Scarpetta's own chef de cuisine Nina Compton is offering some romantic dishes like pan roasted diver scallops with roasted salsify, hen of the woods mushrooms and red wine jus ($18); assaggio di mare, jumbo stone crabs, guano oysters, pickled cucumber, marinated razor clams and Alaskan king crab ($55); potato gnocchi served with black trumpet mushrooms and fresh shaved tartufi d' perigord ($85); and a 30 oz. dry aged ribeye for two served with creamy truffled potato puree ($105).
Seasalt & Pepper is offering a sexy aphrodisiac menu guaranteed to put the spice back into your long-term relationship (or make those first sparks fly). The menu includes oysters, a choice of filet mignon topped with foie gras or Chilean sea bass, and lots of chocolate or red velvet cake for dessert. $85 per person includes a glass of Perrier Jouet.
Serendipity 3 offers special Valentine's Day cocktails and a special dessert. The "taste of love" is a heart shaped brownie dessert topped with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, two chocolate dipped strawberries, valentines sprinkles, hot fudge and raspberry sauce.
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is featuring a special á la carte menu from executive chef Timon Balloo. For starters ($9-$22), guests can choose from kusshi oysters topped with yuzu foam and white sturgeon caviar; Japanese yellowtail crudo with blood orange, avocado and white soy; and roasted beet salad with pickled kumquats, romaine and herbed goat cheese. Main dishes ($28-$42) include pan seared Alaskan halibut with sunchokes, stewed clams and black olives; pan seared rack of lamb with braised Swiss chard, salsify and pomegranate; and roasted boneless quail with chorizo and herb stuffing, and creamy polenta. Desserts ($10) include dark chocolate salted caramel opera with caramel corn and popcorn sherbet; and key lime parfait with lime meringue kiss and hibiscus consommé.
SushiSamba Coral Gables is offering specials including seared Hotatagai scallops with roasted heirloom cauliflower, braised unagi, shaved fennel and white chocolate velvet ($26) and yuzu butter-poached Maine lobster with matsutake mushroom, charred spring onion, crisp marrow and caviar emulsion ($45).
SushiSamba Miami Beach is offering a special Omakase dinner at $60 per person.
Tongue & Cheekis presenting a special lovers-themed four-course prix fixe, offered Friday, February 14, through Sunday, February 16. Priced at $150 per couple (excluding tax and gratuity), dinner includes a bottle of red or white wine. Want to canoodle at home? A special takeaway dinner for two is offered for $100 (must be pre-ordered no later than Wednesday, February 12). T&C will also offer romantic live musical entertainment on V-Day.
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Toro Toro is hosting a four-course pan-Latin dinner, complete with meats and fish from the grill for $100 per person. A special tableside dessert presentation is included.